Hello, I'm in a sticky situation right now, and I need to hear some comments on what I should do. I'm hoping that maybe I'll get some good advice from you guys. I don't think the situation is my fault though. Anyway, here it is: Our university's student counsel has organized an educational trip to China. I was not sure if my parents would be willing to pay the price, so when the organizer asked me if I could go, I said that I was not sure (Made it quite clear, as I said it a few times), but that I would fill up the insurance form and the visa application for now. I also gave them my British passport, and some photos for the Visa. All the 15/16 people that were going had paid all necessary fees by this time.This was a friday. On Saturday I talked to my father about the trip, and he said no. Same with my mother. On monday I forgot to tell the school that I couldn't go. But on Tuesday afternoon I did. The lady in our office, who is in charge of dealing with the travel agency told me that the agency had purchased all the tickets from the airline Mon afternoon. This was the lady that I said "I'm not sure if I can go, but I'll let you know if I can" to. I was not happy about this, and told her to have the ticket cancelled. She calls, and finds that that can't be done. Next day I call the agency and am told that the tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable, but I can use them another time within six months. I don't have any desire to go to China within this time though. My parents say that they are not going to pay for the tickets, and that the agency was stupid for doing that. I have to agree, they were taking a risk by doing that. I could pay for them myself, but it would not be easy. The agency expects me to pay for the ticket. But I don't want to, beause I don't think it was my fault that this happened. They have my passport at the moment, but I think they will give it back to my school over the weekend, with all the other passports. I heard it would be illegal for them to keep it. I will pay for the processing fees though. Would it be right for me to just say no? After all, I don't think I have any legal obligation to pay.