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#1 Jadeerebecca

Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:44 AM

I feel like the worst mother right now.

Looks like DS wont be getting any presents from me for Christmas this year.
I didn't see him on his birthday cause i was in hospital and now this....
I've had the worst possible past 2 months and its just getting worse. I found out i have to head to Brisbane (6 or 7 hour drive away, though, i dont drive so it will be flying for me) to have a follow up appointment with a neurologist because Rockhampton waiting list is over a year long.
Im wanting to cancel the lay-by because i just cant afford it, I still have $230 remaining on there and i just cant pay it. Im out of work at the moment which makes life a lot harder, Plus my "father" who im living with has just upped my rent out of the blue and has decided to ditch his daughters to move 5 hours away with his stuck up girlfriend. (whole other vent there)
Do you know if i cancel it i would get the money ive already paid back?
its roughly $160..






Edit: I have terrible spelling when im sick.

Edited by Jadeerebecca, 03 December 2012 - 09:47 AM.


#2 Jadeerebecca

Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:58 AM

QUOTE (imac @ 03/12/2012, 07:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh dear, sounds like life is tough for you right now.  I just checked Target online, and you can cancel the order if it hasn't been dispatched and get your money back.  

Given your son's age, I'm sure he will be very happy with small items - things you could pick up from the local Op shop, $2 shop etc.   Kids don't need expensive gifts to enjoy christmas.



He has plenty of gifts like that from My Sister, But im just disappointed in myself.
After seeing how happy a trampoline made him, it was something i was determined to get sad.gif

Bring on 2013, I hope its a lot happier for DS and I.

#3 Buggylicious

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:23 AM

If you cancel it you will get back all but $2, so you should get back $158 and if you don't plan to use that money for your plane ticket I've seen trampolines at ok prices elsewhere. If you're interested I can help you find one that's under $158?

#4 baddmammajamma

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:28 AM

I'm so sorry that you have had such a crappy run of bad luck. Please don't feel like a lousy mother. You are investing in your health and being financially responsible. Those are very positive things.

I hope that 2013 brings you greater security, happiness, and health.

#5 epl0822

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:28 AM

When your son grows up and thinks back to xmas 2012, he's not going to remember the gift or  feel any disappointment that you had to cancel it. He's going to remember a mum who loves him and wanted to make his xmas very special despite going through a great deal of personal hardship.

I'm not sure about the cancellation policy at Target but if for some reason you can't get the money back, how about telling them what you told us? If I were a manager there I'd much rather give a struggling mum her money back than make a few bucks of profit.

#6 Jadeerebecca

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:28 AM

QUOTE (Buggylicious @ 03/12/2012, 08:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you cancel it you will get back all but $2, so you should get back $158 and if you don't plan to use that money for your plane ticket I've seen trampolines at ok prices elsewhere. If you're interested I can help you find one that's under $158?



If you could help me that would be great!
I feel like i need to spoil him after missing his birthday sad.gif

#7 Mumma_G

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:31 AM

Sounds like you are having a tough time. Children are pretty resilient. I hope 2013 brings you both a much happier and healthier year.

Here are a couple of options if you didnt require the money for something else.

Here is a trampoline (9ft) for $140 - http://www.lasoo.com.au/offer/trampolines/...term=trampoline

Another (4.5ft) $89 - http://www.lasoo.com.au/offer/trampolines/...term=trampoline

#8 Buggylicious

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:32 AM

Can you get to a toys r us? they have an 8ft tramploine half price for $169 I'm more than happy to give you the $12.

ETA- they also have a 4.5ft for $90 he'll grow out of that when he's about 5-6 DS is 4 and still plays on one this size but he's too much of a worry wart to do flips lol.

Edited by Buggylicious, 03 December 2012 - 10:33 AM.


#9 tothebeach

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:40 AM

I bought a trampoline (no net) at Target for $50.  2 years later it is still going strong.  Perhaps you should check whether they still have them (oval trampolines).

#10 Gembac8019

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:49 AM

what if you had a look on ebay for a trampoline?

Hope everything works out op.

what if you had a look on ebay for a trampoline?

Hope everything works out op.

#11 funandlaughter

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:54 AM

Hi OP my sister got a trampoline from Aldi two weeks ago for around $170. i have also been told that kmart have them for around the same price too...

#12 Jadeerebecca

Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:26 PM

Buggylicious Thank you for your kind offer, Ive decided to wait till after christmas to buy it.


As for the target lay-by refund, i cant get through to them but i read a news article people are having Massive dramas getting refunds and toys delivered.

#13 ~*Twilight~Zone*~

Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:55 PM

I've cancelled an online target order before. They just credit what you have paid back to your account.

#14 Buggylicious

Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:05 PM

Ok no worries original.gif good luck with everything. After Christmas is a great time to buy a trampoline plenty get returned and end up on the clearance rack for simple things like a missing screw, usually something very easy to replace.

Edited by Buggylicious, 03 December 2012 - 03:06 PM.


#15 JustBeige

Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:04 PM

I'm sorry about your troubles OP.

I think after Christmas is also a good idea.   You could also look in your local paper and pick up a decent 2nd hand one for under $100.

#16 UncommonSense

Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:52 PM

The wait times here in Rocky suck i'm sorry its painful to travel to Brisbane.  I'm sure your little fellow will be ok.

#17 UncommonSense

Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:08 PM

Rocky also has some great fb buy and sell for kids toys let me know if you want some links

#18 ajo

Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:16 PM

Hi, you will most definitely get the refund minus the $2.50 fee, if it was done online just go to my account and access the layby and then cancel, they will refund you back onto your credit card. If it was done in store just go in and explain and they will also cancel no questions, if there are some items in the layby ( and was done in store ) that you think you still want, you can always ( providing you have the funds available ) pay of all of the layby and pick it up and then go to the refunds counter and return what you no longer need, hope this helps I work at Target so let me know if you need anymore info.

#19 Domestic Goddess

Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:56 PM

Im in a similar situation right now. DS is getting some handmade gifts and a few opshop toys. This if for his Christmas as well as birthday as they are a week apart.
He doesn't care. He's only just 3yo and still more interested in the wrapping paper.
He doesn't have any other family, just my parents and they are getting him a cheap new bike combined for his Christmas and birthday.

I had to get DS a trampoline as his OT reckoned that jumping helps him with his sensory input in his joints and settles him down when he's hyper and stressed. I had no money and could not find anything secondhand to start off with. So I decided to ask DoCS for financial assistance as this is an item that he needs for his condition. They paid half and I paid the other. BUT is it not a big trampoline. It's a small 36 inch rebound trampoline with a support bar on it for $69,- that I bought online at Crazy Sales.
I could not afford anything more and bigger, so this will have to do. Mind you, he does seem to have a lot of benefit from it. I have found a way to unwind him when his senses are overloaded.

Can you put your name down with a charity or something? Like Salvation Army? If you don't feel comfortable asking for help from charities, you can always donate money back when you're a bit better off.
Though, I personally am too stubborn and proud to ask for assistance, no matter what. I believe there are always people worse off than I am.

BTW, I hope you wont be paying for any travel expenses as this is covered under the IPTAS scheme. Get the forms filled in by the specialist you're seeing and you will get the money refunded to you.
My mother just got told today to make an appointment with a doctor in Sydney in 2 weeks time and she lives 600km away. She's going to fly there (cheapest flight ofcourse) and stay at the hospital's "guest hostel" for the night before flying back. The flights and accommodation will be paid for by IPTAS, as long as she gets her specialist to fill in the forms.



#20 Jadeerebecca

Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:04 PM

QUOTE (Domestic Goddess @ 03/12/2012, 06:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Im in a similar situation right now. DS is getting some handmade gifts and a few opshop toys. This if for his Christmas as well as birthday as they are a week apart.
He doesn't care. He's only just 3yo and still more interested in the wrapping paper.
He doesn't have any other family, just my parents and they are getting him a cheap new bike combined for his Christmas and birthday.

I had to get DS a trampoline as his OT reckoned that jumping helps him with his sensory input in his joints and settles him down when he's hyper and stressed. I had no money and could not find anything secondhand to start off with. So I decided to ask DoCS for financial assistance as this is an item that he needs for his condition. They paid half and I paid the other. BUT is it not a big trampoline. It's a small 36 inch rebound trampoline with a support bar on it for $69,- that I bought online at Crazy Sales.
I could not afford anything more and bigger, so this will have to do. Mind you, he does seem to have a lot of benefit from it. I have found a way to unwind him when his senses are overloaded.

Can you put your name down with a charity or something? Like Salvation Army? If you don't feel comfortable asking for help from charities, you can always donate money back when you're a bit better off.
Though, I personally am too stubborn and proud to ask for assistance, no matter what. I believe there are always people worse off than I am.

BTW, I hope you wont be paying for any travel expenses as this is covered under the IPTAS scheme. Get the forms filled in by the specialist you're seeing and you will get the money refunded to you.
My mother just got told today to make an appointment with a doctor in Sydney in 2 weeks time and she lives 600km away. She's going to fly there (cheapest flight ofcourse) and stay at the hospital's "guest hostel" for the night before flying back. The flights and accommodation will be paid for by IPTAS, as long as she gets her specialist to fill in the forms.



Could you please give me some more information about the IPTAS? It sounds like what i need to help me!
As for the trampoline, i have cancelled it and with the money i get back from cancelling it i have found a cheaper one at bigW for half the price! Only problem they don't deliver. Being in a new town i barely know anyone so it will be hard to find someone to help!

#21 Funwith3

Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:13 PM

QUOTE (Buggylicious @ 03/12/2012, 11:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can you get to a toys r us? they have an 8ft tramploine half price for $169 I'm more than happy to give you the $12.


You've restored my faith in EB members! How kind  biggrin.gif

#22 Domestic Goddess

Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:26 PM

QUOTE (Jadeerebecca @ 03/12/2012, 10:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Could you please give me some more information about the IPTAS? It sounds like what i need to help me!


In WA it's called "PATS" Patient Assisted Travel Scheme:  http://www.wacountry.health.wa.gov.au/index.php?id=628

Edited by Domestic Goddess, 03 December 2012 - 09:27 PM.


#23 charlottesmum04

Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:27 PM

OP for travel subsidy simply go to the travel office at your local hospital.  You get forms to take to your GP, you then take it back to the hospital and they approve your travel and give you another set of forms to take on your trip for your specialist to sign off on.

They dont pay for it up front.  You bring everything and they refund money back into your account.  You usually only travel by plane if there is a medical reason for you to do so.  They may pay for a train ticket for you it all depends.  Usually for us they pay a per km subsidy for us to drive there and back.

if you need hotel accomodation they pay a $30 a night subsidy at certain hotels near the hospital.  Unless you have a health care card/pension card they wont pay for the first 3 nights in a calender year though.

Just head on down to your local hospital and ask the questions.

#24 Jadeerebecca

Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:30 PM

QUOTE (charlottesmum04 @ 03/12/2012, 07:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
OP for travel subsidy simply go to the travel office at your local hospital.  You get forms to take to your GP, you then take it back to the hospital and they approve your travel and give you another set of forms to take on your trip for your specialist to sign off on.

They dont pay for it up front.  You bring everything and they refund money back into your account.  You usually only travel by plane if there is a medical reason for you to do so.  They may pay for a train ticket for you it all depends.  Usually for us they pay a per km subsidy for us to drive there and back.

if you need hotel accomodation they pay a $30 a night subsidy at certain hotels near the hospital.  Unless you have a health care card/pension card they wont pay for the first 3 nights in a calender year though.

Just head on down to your local hospital and ask the questions.



I will be looking into this, thank you!

QUOTE (Funwith3 @ 03/12/2012, 07:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You've restored my faith in EB members! How kind  biggrin.gif


Exactly what i was thinking! Very kind people on here!

#25 ambwrose

Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:33 PM

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