..."paying ahead" for other people and being reimbursed later? I found a great 4th of July deal that was selling out fast, so I sent out a message to all our friends that read: "The tickets are $20 each and selling out fast, so if you want to go, I'll buy your ticket now before they're all gone and on Friday when you pay me back please bring cash." So I'm confused why only 1 of the 4 friends has reimbursed us. As soon as we got in the car, that 1 friend is like, "Thanks for the ticket Em. Here's your $20. Is it okay it's in 5s?" To which we did a back and forth joke about how i'd have rather been paid in a bag of pennies. The other friend riding with us remained silent. Our additional two friends were in another car and though I saw one of them go to the atm, there was no mention of our money. At the end of the night everyone kept raving on and on about how much fun they had and thanking me for coordinating the event. One non paying friend even said "i can't believe we got to do all that for only $20! You find the best deals Em" Guess I learned my lesson. I'm not going to end friendships over this, but I have sent the non-payers a link to Paypal so they can wire me my money. In the future, I'm not paying ahead for anyone unless it's the 1 friend who paid right back.