To Mr. & Mrs. PARENTS During the early part of this year, I began saving money from odd jobs and allowances in order to save up for the iPhone which retailed for $599.00 plus tax. I was able to purchase this item when it was released in June by Apple with the help of my father who surprisingly allowed me to sign up with AT&T in order to activate my iPhone. While, I promised my father that I would take very good care of this particular item, I made the mistake of lending it to a friend. My parents asked me why I had lent it out, and my response to them was, because she was a good friend who knew that I saved up in order to buy the phone, and knew how much I cherished my phone and I could trust her with it. Unfortunately, she and I were victims of a crime that can not be solved, but I feel that I should not be the sole person that suffers the brunt of this unfortunate incident. I understand how hard it is for MY FRIEND to come up with the money to reimburse me for the iPhone. I know that if the roles were reverse, my father would make me pay for what I was responsible for. Therefore I proposed the following in hopes that I can recover some of the money concerning the stolen iPhone and possible termination fees and purchase another one. My expenses - iPhone $599.00 AT&T Termination Fee $175.00 Total $774.00 Since both of us were at fault, myself for lending it out and MY FRIEND for leaving it unattended in her bag, I feel that in order to be fair, I will assume half of the cost of the current price of the iPhone which at this time is retailing for $399.00 dollars plus tax due to a price cut. $399.00 plus tax = $431.00 I ask that you help MY FRIEND cover the other half of the iPhone cost as soon as possible so we can move forward from this unfortunate incident. She has already given me $15.00 toward the cost of the phone, which I appreciate completely and will deduct it from the total amount. My main priority is to get another iPhone. I can take the pain of losing out on money, but not so much of losing out on a phone that I saved up for. If this is acceptable, please let me know ASAP, so that I can inform my father not to deactivate my AT&T account. My current cell phone number is 512-***-**** and my email address is @yahoo.com. I hope to hear from you soon with some good news, thank you. Saul *. P***** My dad and i came up with the letter and i revised it into my own words. What do yall think about it? Do yall think this is good enough? I edited it to not show any personal info about them or me.