Snarky Behavior

Allocating the Rights to Joint Furniture Purchases

July 7, 2008 · Leave a Comment

From Marginal Revolution:

Adam, another reader, asks, in a separate email, how friendly roommates should allocate the rights to joint furniture purchases.

1. Ideally, one person should purchase/provide everything, and the other roommates should pay depreciation costs up front in the form of transportation fees (i.e. renting a van/car/movers).

2. Split the costs with crass cash transfers, and divvy the earnings when the furniture is sold off in the distant future; or, if one roommate would like to hold on to the furniture, he/she buys out the other stakeholders.

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