A friend borrowed from me a few months ago when he had nothing.
He bought expensive computer parts and game skins instead of paying me ASAP. Now that I needed the money, he went on pulling a scammer move by ignoring my messages and getting angry with me.
My friend (22m) borrowed money from me (21m) a few months ago when he had nothing. I even let him stay in our house because they really had nothing at that time. We were friends for 4 years now. We used to go together to different sidelines such as photoshoots.
When he was almost getting out of his loans from other people, I told him he could pay me later because I still do not need the money. I advised him to invest in equipments first before doing anything because he recently sold his camera in order to pay the loans and buy another money-earning equipment.
I was expecting that he would not pull off a grand show of buying expensive parts but he still did instead of buying entry-level parts and then paying me. He then went on his stupid decisions and proceeded on buying something that he did not need such as a gaming mouse, a second monitor, weapon skins on a game, and high quality speakers. I was disappointed but I did not pay much attention because I thought he could pay me in time. So I gave him a deadline (which is a month away) because I will need the money before July. Now that the deadline is over, he then blabbered about he was rejected by this girl or they had no money AGAIN and went on telling me his personal problems instead of paying me.
I got angry and then he pulled off his habit of ignoring the message of someone he doesnt want to interact with. A typical scammer move. I feel like he was stepping on me and telling to himself that “its just OP, ill pay him next time”. I really needed the money and I feel bad for cutting ties with him.
I also heard that he cant pay his electric bills and still owns money to others which are far more greater than mine. What should I do?