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(Opposing Views)   Story: Woman puts $18K earrings in a $20 jacket, sells the jacket at a garage sale. Real Story: People who own $18K earrings have garage sales?   (opposingviews.com) divider line 53
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2013-06-29 05:49:25 PM
she means they were 18 karat gold.
 
2013-06-29 09:30:47 PM
Story broke on June 26 at CBS LA.  Took this long to be copied by several sites until it hit Opposing Views.
 
2013-06-29 11:18:37 PM
I'm curious how this would work out legally, she sold the coat (and everything in it) for 20 bucks. Does she have any right to recover this?
 
2013-06-29 11:20:02 PM
People who own $18K earrings have garage sales?

You don't get rich by giving things away.
 
2013-06-29 11:20:12 PM
"I volunteer in my kids' classrooms multiple times a week, I work full time, I think anyone who is a mother knows. You give so much of yourself that sometimes your brain stops working. That morning, I sold the jean jacket without even a thought. For $20," she said.
Way to polish that brain turd!
 
2013-06-29 11:20:33 PM
Sometimes people inherit or are gifted things they should not have.

A fool and his money are soon parted
 
2013-06-29 11:22:04 PM

Asa Phelps: she means they were 18 karat gold.


Not according to TFA.
 
2013-06-29 11:23:48 PM
Just be a decent human being and give the earrings back.
 
2013-06-29 11:24:19 PM
This took place in Orange County. Does that answer your question, subby?
 
2013-06-29 11:24:23 PM

insertsnarkyusername: Does she have any right to recover this?


Hopefully not under caveat venditor. If you're gonna do ANYTHING to clothing: sell, wash, even put on the next day, check the pockets first.

But just as hopefully the people who bought it will return the earnings after seeing the news story. Thieves don't go hopping from garage sale to garage sale and buy up your hidden jewelry. A normal person bought this and might not even want the earnings and definitely doesn't want to be THAT GUY (or gal) in the news.
 
2013-06-29 11:24:46 PM
Isn't this the plot to Desperately Seeking Susan?
 
2013-06-29 11:25:22 PM
yes, subby, only poor people have garage sales...
 
2013-06-29 11:26:45 PM
I don't know hardly anything about jewelry but am having a hard time imagining what sort of earrings could be valued at 18 grand.  Flawless Jeremjivite?...crystallized Elvis tears ensconced in palladium?
 
2013-06-29 11:27:36 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: A fool and his money are soon parted


but bankers...
 
2013-06-29 11:27:38 PM
Geez, I check every pocket before tossing stuff in the washing machine. You'd think you'd do that before selling or tossing clothes, no?
 
2013-06-29 11:28:13 PM
Real story she needed a payday so she made up the story for her home owners insurance?
 
2013-06-29 11:29:15 PM
Oky, so I cn't help bt shake the feling that this Opposing Views site is sht.
 
2013-06-29 11:29:24 PM
Woman is so worried about her 18K earrings that she puts them into a jacket pocket and then forgets about them? She's either lying or deserves to lose them.
 
2013-06-29 11:32:27 PM

KimNorth: Real story she needed a payday so she made up the story for her home owners insurance?


This^
 
2013-06-29 11:32:30 PM

berylman: I don't know hardly anything about jewelry but am having a hard time imagining what sort of earrings could be valued at 18 grand.


Diamonds. Their prices are so over inflated you get insane valuations with retail. Almost as bad as cop math with marijuana.

A good rule of thumb is to just whack the number in half and then take another 25 % off that for something closer to the price you'd actually pay for them. Then cut that number down by 75% for what it would actually sell for.
 
2013-06-29 11:33:46 PM

ManateeGag: yes, subby, only poor people have garage sales...


where are poor people gonna keep their Escalades if they sell their garages?
 
2013-06-29 11:35:13 PM
The yard sale was in the OC. They have been pawned or in Mexico by now. Depending on the part of the OC. Maybe somewhere in Asia.
 
2013-06-29 11:35:15 PM

whatshisname: People who own $18K earrings have garage sales?

You don't get rich by giving things away.


True story. Wealthy people, particularly those who come from old family money, are generally painfully, obsessively cheap.

Of course there are exceptions, but those I've encountered will only spend money on status items to impress their friends. "Forgetting" to pay the maid or complaining bitterly about a two- dollar library fine are totally in keeping with their character.
 
2013-06-29 11:40:35 PM

sno man: The Stealth Hippopotamus: A fool and his money are soon parted

but bankers...


Bankers get a taxpayer bailout.
 
2013-06-29 11:41:42 PM

KimNorth: Real story she needed a payday so she made up the story for her home owners insurance?


I highly doubt there's a homeowners policy that covers "accidental sale."
 
2013-06-29 11:44:00 PM
What does she mean by $18k? Is that what she paid for it? Or did she pay $9k and Shaw's or Jared's or whoever it was gave her a certificate telling her it was $18k? And what's it worth on the secondary market, at a pawn shop, or as a trade in at one of the national chain jewelry stores?

My very limited jewelry-buying experience (spending more than I could really justify on an engagement ring just so she could have a bigger one than her then-best-friend 20 years ago) convinced me that claimed jewelry valuations are kinda screwy.
 
2013-06-29 11:44:36 PM
Where do people put their cars and stuff after they sell their garages?
 
2013-06-29 11:50:23 PM
If I found the earrings, I'd return them, but I'd wait and keep them dangling for awhile.
 
2013-06-29 11:50:40 PM

sno man: The Stealth Hippopotamus: A fool and his money are soon parted

but bankers...


They're are not fools
 
2013-06-29 11:59:49 PM
Was it a nice jacket?
 
2013-06-30 12:00:52 AM
Garage sales are a way to get rid of stuff even if you don't need the money.
 
2013-06-30 12:04:02 AM

insertsnarkyusername: I'm curious how this would work out legally, she sold the coat (and everything in it) for 20 bucks. Does she have any right to recover this?


I'm still waiting for the mailman to deliver my GED in law, but I suspect that she actually would have the right to get them back. But there is no chance she'd be able to find who bought it.
 
2013-06-30 12:05:30 AM

ununcle: Was it a nice jacket?


No, it was a jean jacket.
 
2013-06-30 12:12:31 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: sno man: The Stealth Hippopotamus: A fool and his money are soon parted

but bankers...

They're are not fools


Have you ever tried to have a conversation with one?  whoa... you're trying to confuse them now aren't you...
 
2013-06-30 12:12:45 AM

whatshisname: ununcle: Was it a nice jacket?

No, it was a jean jacket.


If it was a Levi it was nice.
 
2013-06-30 12:26:39 AM

ununcle: whatshisname: ununcle: Was it a nice jacket?

No, it was a jean jacket.

If it was a Levi it was nice.


No, no it wasn't. Even if it had rhinestone studs.
 
2013-06-30 12:35:50 AM
"Dori Rhoades Accientally Sells $18k Earrings for $20"they put her name in the title? Wow she's so rich apparently i supposed to have heard of her before

/also i don't think that's how you spell accidentally
 
2013-06-30 12:36:57 AM
People lose jewelry. My wife bought a cheap ring to wear in place of her real wedding ring because she worked in a sketchy area. She put the fake ring on and the real one in the bag the fake one came in.

She threw the bag out the next day with the real ring still in it.

She now wears a fake version of her original ring.
 
2013-06-30 12:42:13 AM
Petroleum Oligarch:  She's either lying ...

Yeah those weren't actually  diamonds, more like crystal meth that she wants back.
 
2013-06-30 12:46:10 AM

whatshisname: ununcle: whatshisname: ununcle: Was it a nice jacket?

No, it was a jean jacket.

If it was a Levi it was nice.

No, no it wasn't. Even if it had rhinestone studs.


I still have my Levi jean jacket,, and my Barracuda from the 70's and neither has farking rhinestones and both are nice. I'll give you popping the collar, but fark farking rhinestones. Now get the fark of my jacket lawn.
 
2013-06-30 01:09:50 AM
Another vote for insurance scam.

"Oh drat, I seem to have made a totally unverifiable mistake that will result in me getting a large sum of someone else's money."
 
2013-06-30 02:51:28 AM
Knows that feel bro:
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2013-06-30 02:53:43 AM
Before my demanding mother passed away, I tried buying her some jewelry again. I had bought her some jewelry previously, but it wasn't up to her standards (when she was a Broadway showgirl, her boyfriends were buying her jewelry by the pound). I bought my mom a pair of earrings with a matching amulet. Emeralds in gold settings that set me back more than I spent on anybody, including myself.
They ended wrapped up in used Kleenex and they were thrown away by her nurse.
 
2013-06-30 03:34:53 AM
kombi: The yard sale was in the OC. They have been pawned or in Mexico by now.

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$18,000 earrings? I'll give you $20 for them if you throw in that jacket.
 
2013-06-30 04:23:33 AM
not sure how much these are but apparently 200 years ago in indonesia it was all the rage to wear dongs on your ears (was trying to GIS the woman who eddie murphy gave the earrings to in Coming To America but that looks to be too old a reference for the internets, or my google fu failed)

blog.asianart.org
 
2013-06-30 06:31:45 AM

Coelacanth: Before my demanding mother passed away, I tried buying her some jewelry again. I had bought her some jewelry previously, but it wasn't up to her standards (when she was a Broadway showgirl, her boyfriends were buying her jewelry by the pound). I bought my mom a pair of earrings with a matching amulet. Emeralds in gold settings that set me back more than I spent on anybody, including myself.
They ended wrapped up in used Kleenex and they were thrown away by her nurse.


Why on earth would you spend more than you'd ever usually spend buying jewellery for your mother, especially when you knew in advance was not going to be appreciated? It's your mother, not your girlfriend/wife. You are not supposed to try and impress your mother with jewellery, that's something men do for their lovers, or women they want to have as their lovers.
 
2013-06-30 07:02:07 AM

phaseolus: What does she mean by $18k? Is that what she paid for it? Or did she pay $9k and Shaw's or Jared's or whoever it was gave her a certificate telling her it was $18k? And what's it worth on the secondary market, at a pawn shop, or as a trade in at one of the national chain jewelry stores?

My very limited jewelry-buying experience (spending more than I could really justify on an engagement ring just so she could have a bigger one than her then-best-friend 20 years ago) convinced me that claimed jewelry valuations are kinda screwy.


Pretty much this.....

Chain stores *guarantee* that whatever they sell you will appraise for DOUBLE....how is that even remotely close to possible?
It's all a giant scam.
 
2013-06-30 07:36:56 AM
$ for a jean jacket at a garage sale? Bullshiat.
 
2013-06-30 07:55:13 AM

Fark_Guy_Rob: phaseolus: What does she mean by $18k? Is that what she paid for it? Or did she pay $9k and Shaw's or Jared's or whoever it was gave her a certificate telling her it was $18k? And what's it worth on the secondary market, at a pawn shop, or as a trade in at one of the national chain jewelry stores?

My very limited jewelry-buying experience (spending more than I could really justify on an engagement ring just so she could have a bigger one than her then-best-friend 20 years ago) convinced me that claimed jewelry valuations are kinda screwy.

Pretty much this.....

Chain stores *guarantee* that whatever they sell you will appraise for DOUBLE....how is that even remotely close to possible?
It's all a giant scam.


The one and only purpose of that appraisal sheet is to leave it sticking out somewhere your girlfriend can find it. It's the jewelry version of that "why do blonds think this (handspan) is 12 inches?" joke.
 
2013-06-30 09:40:20 AM
The other problem with this story is that she sold a jacket at a garage sale for 20$. Things at garage sales are supposed to be cheap. 5$ for a jean jacket max.
 
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