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If my ex gave me a gaming chair for Christmas, and we just now broke up, do I have to give her the chair back? She has threatened to call the cops

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The gaming chair is still at my house

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NO! You do not have to return the chair. It was a gift. when you receive a gift it becomes yours. You do not have to return it.

There are some exceptions for engegemtngifts that are considered conditional. Like an engagement ring. But that is not this. The chair is yours. The police will not do anything about it. They may visit you to ask about it. If they do tell them "it was a gift to you, and any dispute over it is a Civil Matter."

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
She has stated in an email today that the chair was not a gift. I have no proof of any messages or emails saying that it was. It was given to me around Christmas time and that she can take it. Is the answer still no?

Her saying that it is not a gift NOW doesn't change that it was a gift.

She has to prove that it was NOT a gift. Since it was given to you at Christmas time that certainly suggests its a gift.

The reality is that she is only using this as an excuse to interact with you. If it was not the chair it would be something else. The best thing that you cna do for yourself (and her too) is to stop interacting with her completely.

Don't take her calls, don't respond to email, texts, or social media.

Keep the chair if you want to. It belongs to you.

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Gerald

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