So my stepson, against my better judgement, paid for his then girlfriend to come with us to Australia. She has since met a minor celebrity and dumped stepson, just leaving the issue of the £500 she has yet to repay. Her part time job could allow her to repay £100/month however she didnt manage that while they were together
Just to complicate the break-up further.... ex-gf sold stepson her battered and broken iphone4, when she got an upgrade. Stepson then paid to have the phone fixed and is using it.
So Sunday morning, ex-gf's dad is on the doorstep, asking for the phone back, as he says it was his and not hers to sell.
He wants the phone and is willing to cover the £100 costs. Stepson wants £500 + £100 or will not release the phone.
solutions as i see them.
1. ex-gf's dad covers her debt and gets the phone back
2. stepson returns the phone for costs as a goodwill gesture and risks never seeing the money he is owed
3. keep the phone and write off the cash owed.
Any better soltions STW