Social Dilemma-Is It Okay To Give Used Items For A Giving Tree?

Today's social dilemma came from an email I received from Maria.   It's something many of us may be dealing with this time of the year.  This is what she wrote.  

Hi Jaime.  My husband and I are buying gifts for a child off of a giving tree at our church. The girl asked for legos, hair chalk, a jewelry craft kit and an iPad. Right away, I thought, "I'll give her my old iPad I was planning on selling anyway." My husband was totally against it. "No, you have to give NEW items." But, he was also clear we're not going to buy this girl a new iPad. We did go out and buy her everything else she asked for and new clothes and sneakers, but no iPad. So now that I bought her everything she asked for new, I'm still thinking I should give her my iPad. It's an iPad Air 2 from 2016... it's old enough, but also cool enough. I wiped it clean. I have its original box. If I sold this I could get at least $200 easy! If it's between no iPad and a used iPad, wouldn't you choose a used iPad? My husband says no, it's just wrong! Who is right?  Hope you can use this as your social dilemma.  Thanks Jaime, Maria.

Wow, well, I have to say in this situation, I believe that Maria is right.  For a little girl who has nothing, a used iPad would be a wonderful gift.  Whenever I upgrade my iPad or iphone for that matter, I always pass off the older model to a child I know.   So I think it's fine.  What do you think?  Let me know on the TRY Facebook page!

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