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(Yahoo)   Woman finds $6500 diamond ring in pants bought at Goodwill. Advises Goodwill & works with them to find the owner. Seven people promptly email claiming to have lost it. That means there are 6 MORE rings out there   (gma.yahoo.com) divider line 66
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2012-06-21 11:51:56 PM
Good job, subby. I laffed.
 
2012-06-22 12:05:46 AM
My guess is, the store manager or other Goodwill official gets hold of it "for safekeeping".
 
2012-06-22 12:36:54 AM
We need specifics subby.

/grabs recycled bags and dons GW sleuthing attire.
 
2012-06-22 01:04:59 AM
"This is how I see this whole story ending: Somebody comes forward, says they lost the ring, says they're insured and have the papers to prove it. That's how I'm hoping this ends. So far, it's not that way, but we'll see. Only time will tell," said Thompson.

Well, you're probably going to have to ask them to describe the ring to you in greater detail. Unless you stupidly described it for them in your Facebook post that the article isn't directly linking to for some reason.
 
2012-06-22 01:51:29 AM
The Dwarven Lords can go suck eggs
 
2012-06-22 01:55:31 AM
Here for the Lord of the Rings reference...

/etc...
 
2012-06-22 01:55:58 AM
Seriously, the photographer couldn't have said "Alright hon, we're ready for the shot, can you set down that greasy bag of food for a sec?"

l3.yimg.com
 
2012-06-22 01:57:57 AM
I really need them to describe it to me, so I can tell them if it is mine or not.
 
2012-06-22 01:59:27 AM

"Thompson is leaving the background-checking up to Goodwill. She did, however, have a very specific way she'd like the scenario to end."


Why? Goodwill didn't spot the ring originally before they put the pants out for sale, they can't be competent enough to figure out who it belongs to.

 
2012-06-22 01:59:59 AM
From the Goodwill facebook page:

Lost and found: A Goodwill shopper found a diamond ring in the pocket of capri pants bought at our Coon Rapids store. Now she needs your help to find its owner. Check out this story and direct message us if this ring could be yours. Please include a description of your ring; an image is even better. We trust the ring will be back on the finger of its happy owner soon!
 
2012-06-22 02:01:18 AM
Meant to add....I wonder how many pictures of penis rings will be sent in?
 
DYI
2012-06-22 02:01:38 AM
Is there One Ring to bind them?
 
2012-06-22 02:04:03 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Seriously, the photographer couldn't have said "Alright hon, we're ready for the shot, can you set down that greasy bag of food for a sec?"


Maybe she told the photographer: "no pics unless I can hide my tits."
 
2012-06-22 02:05:56 AM
$6500 diamond ring? LOL. What's that? Half a carat?
 
2012-06-22 02:05:57 AM
"Well ma'am, could any of the others describe the severed finger it was attached to?"
 
2012-06-22 02:08:05 AM

powhound: From the Goodwill facebook page:

Lost and found: A Goodwill shopper found a diamond ring in the pocket of capri pants bought at our Coon Rapids store. Now she needs your help to find its owner. Check out this story and direct message us if this ring could be yours. Please include a description of your ring; an image is even better. We trust the ring will be back on the finger of its happy owner soon!


The gypsies will be all over this
 
2012-06-22 02:08:22 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: $6500 diamond ring? LOL. What's that? Half a carat?


Someone lost their JC Penney engagement ring. I'm sure they're crushed.
 
2012-06-22 02:08:40 AM
And about a $6500 diamond ring: a friend of mine bought his wife's engagement ring at a pawn shop for $300. His then-fiancee was so impressed by the ring, she looked up the ring on the internet and found it being sold by the original manufacturer for $2500.

So, what's this $6500 diamond ring really worth on the used market? I'm thinking drop a zero from it for retail sale, and divide that number by 3 if you're trying to sell it.
 
2012-06-22 02:08:46 AM
It's mine.

It's round and the diamond is sparkly? That's totally my missing ring.
 
2012-06-22 02:09:16 AM
So there are "not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, but seven" rings out there?
 
2012-06-22 02:12:19 AM
It's mine! Here's a picture:

i49.tinypic.com

Oh, and here's a pic of the pants they were found in:

i50.tinypic.com

$6,500 can buy you a nice ring, but it can't buy you good taste in clothing.
 
2012-06-22 02:24:00 AM
Seriously, $6500 for a ring? I paid barely $1200... Coke on!
 
2012-06-22 02:24:10 AM
Did any get this "paste" tested?
 
2012-06-22 02:29:05 AM
i admire subbys logic...
 
2012-06-22 02:30:01 AM
I didn't know rings wore pants.

/cue cymbal
 
2012-06-22 02:33:17 AM
The article says the ring was in a ball of lint. I'm picturing someone giving the pants a quick check, reaching in the pocket and pulling out the lint ball. Then he or she says "Meh, just lint" and puts it back in the pocket.
 
2012-06-22 02:35:51 AM

Birnone: The article says the ring was in a ball of lint. I'm picturing someone giving the pants a quick check, reaching in the pocket and pulling out the lint ball. Then he or she says "Meh, just lint" and puts it back in the pocket.


Lint is a traded commodity now. NASDAQ I think.
 
2012-06-22 03:18:06 AM
Anoka County strikes again..
 
2012-06-22 03:30:15 AM
Were those pants in a size 65 super short?
 
2012-06-22 03:45:40 AM
remember, de beers made diamonds value much higher than they should be....

so... good luck selling that ring for anything more than wholesale value.

it's a semi precious stone... for a reason
 
2012-06-22 03:51:21 AM
vodka-pomme.net
 
2012-06-22 03:51:29 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: $6500 diamond ring? LOL. What's that? Half a carat?


I see you like to overpay for jewelry. Please, feel free to contact me when you're in the market for shiny pebbles.
 
2012-06-22 03:54:00 AM

Baron Harkonnen: So, what's this $6500 diamond ring really worth on the used market? I'm thinking drop a zero from it for retail sale, and divide that number by 3 if you're trying to sell it.


Have you ever tried to sell a diamond? (oldie but goodie)
 
2012-06-22 04:19:07 AM
2nddisk.files.wordpress.com

www.eastsidepatch.com
Both of these guys are saying it's theirs

Although honestly I do not see Sauron wearing those pants.
 
2012-06-22 04:50:15 AM
www.zombielandrules.com

Just mail it.
 
2012-06-22 05:00:39 AM
You're all wrong.

There were seven rings for the dwarf lords in their halls of stone.

Link

/Nerdgasm
 
2012-06-22 05:15:49 AM

fusillade762: It's mine! Here's a picture:

[i49.tinypic.com image 450x253]

Oh, and here's a pic of the pants they were found in:

[i50.tinypic.com image 454x253]

$6,500 can buy you a nice ring, but it can't buy you good taste in clothing.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-22 05:55:57 AM

Genta: remember, de beers made diamonds value much higher than they should be....

so... good luck selling that ring for anything more than wholesale value.

it's a semi precious stone... for a reason


Yeah, the reason artificial jewelry grade diamonds haven't flooded the market is that DeBeer's and the other major players could undercut the cost of production. I haven't looked into what % of industrial diamonds are natural but I bet they carry the base costs of the mining concerns.

Oh, and I don't know how automated diamond cutting is. It is a skilled profession but once you apply some AI to the topic you probably could reduce the skill level to that of a call center employee.
 
2012-06-22 05:56:49 AM

DarkPascual: Here for the Lord of the Rings reference...

/etc...


One does not simply walk into Goodwill...?
 
2012-06-22 06:08:35 AM
i471.photobucket.com

...found just feet away on the record shelf at that same Goodwill store...
 
2012-06-22 06:12:42 AM
"I need to find the owner, and I'd love to hear the story of how it got in there,"

Not sure what kind of swashbuckling adventure she's expecting. My guess is they took it off and stuck it in their pocket to do some shiatty chore and forgot.
 
2012-06-22 06:32:10 AM
look at those pants - that ring was definitely bought with drug money
keep it. (the ring, not the pants)

also, great headline, subby!
 
2012-06-22 07:01:54 AM
Ugh, when will goodwill learn?

Ask people to describe the ring. Silver? Gold? What kind/color of stone? Size? Men or ladies?Bonus points for have a picture of themselves/family wearing it. Do not tip them off by telling them any details. Extra bonus points for describing the pants it was in(although if one donated multiple pairs months ago, this may not be possible)

Like cinderella, they will be asked to do a "fit test"
 
2012-06-22 07:03:38 AM

abhorrent1: "I need to find the owner, and I'd love to hear the story of how it got in there,"

Not sure what kind of swashbuckling adventure she's expecting. My guess is they took it off and stuck it in their pocket to do some shiatty chore and forgot.


Quite frankly, it could have easily slipped off the finger of someone who was looking at the pants while shopping too.
 
2012-06-22 07:11:57 AM

abhorrent1: "I need to find the owner, and I'd love to hear the story of how it got in there,"

Not sure what kind of swashbuckling adventure she's expecting. My guess is they took it off and stuck it in their pocket to do some shiatty chore and forgot.


I was thinking the same thing. Why is it that people need to believe that every slightly unusual event that happens to them must be a byproduct of some fantastic adventure? She'll eventually get her story and if it isn't exciting enough it will get embellished a bit eachtime she tells it to someone. Eventually it will wind up as a gripping tale in which she becomes a selfless hero in the end. It will be retold by her so many times that her friends and family will roll their eyes and want to smoother her with a pillow every time she recounts her escapade.
 
2012-06-22 07:38:32 AM
"Coon Rapids"??

That's racist...
 
2012-06-22 07:56:02 AM
The owner should be able to identify the inscription on it.

Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul,
Ash nazg thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.
 
2012-06-22 08:09:18 AM
I cannot understand why anyone would "try to find the owner" of the ring. There are morals in this world, yes. Thank goodness for that. But the ring was forgotten to a point where it ended up in the pocket of [ugly] pants that were donated to Goodwill. Whoever owned that ring didn't give a fark about it anyway.

To that end, if it were me (and I hope I never have to shop at Goodwill), I would have had that ring appraised and sold the day I found it.
 
2012-06-22 08:11:13 AM

Hagbardr: The owner should be able to identify the inscription on it.

Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul,
Ash nazg thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.


"the language is that of Mordor, which I will not utter here"
 
2012-06-22 08:12:59 AM
The odd thing about the language of Mordor is that no one in Mordor speaks it. The inscription on the ring is it. Every other thing spoken there was English.
 
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