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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 15
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2013-06-29 11:24:23 PM
3 votes:

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.
2013-06-30 07:55:13 AM
2 votes:

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 07:02:07 AM
1 votes:

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 06:31:45 AM
1 votes:

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 01:09:50 AM
1 votes:
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 12:26:39 AM
1 votes:

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.
2013-06-29 11:35:15 PM
1 votes:

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 11:32:30 PM
1 votes:

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 11:29:24 PM
1 votes:
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 11:29:15 PM
1 votes:
Oky, so I cn't help bt shake the feling that this Opposing Views site is sht.
2013-06-29 11:28:13 PM
1 votes:
Real story she needed a payday so she made up the story for her home owners insurance?
2013-06-29 11:26:45 PM
1 votes:
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 11:23:48 PM
1 votes:
Just be a decent human being and give the earrings back.
2013-06-29 11:20:33 PM
1 votes:
Sometimes people inherit or are gifted things they should not have.

A fool and his money are soon parted
2013-06-29 11:18:37 PM
1 votes:
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?
 
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