Is this messed up? You tell me.

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    So I went into best buys website to order something and my wife's account was still up. I had seen that she ordered me an ipad. I was happy but it was not the latest one with retina display. I printed out the receipt so when she gives it to me I can secretly go to best buy and return it to get the newest one. She will never know the difference. Is this messed up????
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    No, not at all. You are just upgrading...and she did get you an iPad!
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    Shoot! Why didn't I think of that? No way my wife would have known the difference between my iPad 2 16Gb that she bought for me, and a 64.

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    Hi Jonnyp - if she checks the bills, you might have to explain the cost difference? :D

    BTW - welcome to the forum! :)
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    After 36 years of marriage - trust me. She will find out.

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    Yup. Best to come clean. (Talking from the point of view of someone who left a set of golf clubs on the kitchen table and still hasn't had to face the fallout.)

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    Hmm. A few years ago she had got me the flip mino video camera. I did like it very much but I returned it to get the H.D. One. Now I am very tech savvy, she could care less about electronics. I know that this sounds like I am being a spoiled ***** but. I see no harm in returning it to get the right one. It's not like I am returning a kindle fire to get an ipad. That's like a slap in the face.
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    She got you what she thought you wanted...adding a retina screen is just a detail. She got you an iPad and you will have an iPad! It's like someone giving you an item of clothing...and you go exchange it for a larger size. :)
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    womans point of view?.......i miss NOTHING........
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    You're sure you're not my wife in disguise, Ivy? Now I'm worried.

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    I wouldn't mind at all if my husband wanted another gift instead of one I'd bought. But I'd be hurt if he tried to do something behind my back and I found out. YMMV.
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    I second that, Kaykaykay. Often times, I am buying the wrong version of something for my husband. I know full well and also give him the gift receipt to exchange it to something else if needed.
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    My wife knows me well. There's little I want that can't be found at Golftown or the Apple Store.

    But I'm soft anyway. I'd never change or dispose of anything she gave to me.

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    I agree with Kay, after being married 3 times, and this time for 35 years, there is nothing wrong with letting her know. You will have to pay the difference anyway so tell her up front.

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    As long as you pay cash for the difference it might work.
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    So we were in best buy today with our 15 month old son and we went over to the iPads an I said to my son. Mommy we want this one. Then she proceeded to ask me what the differences were. And I know she knows that she had gotten the wrong one. So I guess we will find out on the 25th. Lol. Just thought I would tell you guys.
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    Good for you jonnyp and a very Merrier Christmas to you!

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    Smooth. I hope you get the one you want.
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    My wife and I try to get what the other wants. We talk about it ahead of time. This year she wanted the new iPod Nano. I was concerned that with her eyesight she might enjoy the iPod touch 5 better and proceded to extol the virtues of a larger screen with retina, the camera capabilities etc. She liked this so I have her new Touch safely stashed away at Santa's workshop. Last year she got me the Zagg keyboard and although I like it it is not the kind I would have wanted had I purchased it myself. This year I sent her the link for the Brydge. I'm really looking forward to that keyboard. JonnyP, I think you did the right thing by showing your son the iPad you wanted as this opened up dialogue between you and you wife.

    I hope you get your favored iPad. Happy Holidays to all.

    Cheers, Dan
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    Handled well....the short of the story, be sure your sweetheart KNOWS exactly which one. With 39 years of marriage, sneaky is never OK.

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