"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.
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?"
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!
AverageAmericanGuy: $6500 diamond ring? LOL. What's that? Half a carat?
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.
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.
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.
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
DarkPascual: Here for the Lord of the Rings reference.../etc...
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.
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.
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: AverageAmericanGuy: $6500 diamond ring? LOL. What's that? Half a carat?Someone lost their JC Penney engagement ring. I'm sure they're crushed.
abhorrent1: If you're the types that pay 18-20K for a one carat ring, You're getting ripped off and should feel dumb.
LineNoise: I've always wondered if it would be worth it to just buy the entire good will store, and do an extremely thorough search and inventory of everything inside. Get an antique guy in to see if any of the furniture is worth real money, an art guy in for art stuff, etc. Then just tear everything leftover apart to see if someone left a stash of cash inside or something.abhorrent1:If you're the types that pay 18-20K for a one carat ring, You're getting ripped off and should feel dumb.A decent 1ct ring should come in around 5kish retail (and will probably appraise for 10k, like people say). An extremely high quality one near the top of the scale would come in around 10k retail.
abhorrent1: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: AverageAmericanGuy: $6500 diamond ring? LOL. What's that? Half a carat?Someone lost their JC Penney engagement ring. I'm sure they're crushed.If you're the types that pay 18-20K for a one carat ring, You're getting ripped off and should feel dumb.
bextraordinary: And to then say that's not enough and talk about spending twice that? Who ARE you people and what do you do for a living?!
bextraordinary: Can't believe all the people talking about "only" $6500... this Farkette would be appalled to have that much spent on a silly bauble. We've got a life to build together, why the hell would you drop that kind of money on a ring?! Craziness. And to then say that's not enough and talk about spending twice that? Who ARE you people and what do you do for a living?!
Doink_Boink: before I paid over $16,000 for my wife's engagement ring. Then, a few years later I became friends with a jeweler and learned I overpaid by thousands because I had paid mostly for a box and a brand, I
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