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(Orlando Sentinel)   Orlando woman launches internet startup that will allow divorced couples a place to sell their wedding rings, dresses, and other unwanted memories of marriage   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 58
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2013-10-11 08:17:21 AM
Cool. My neighbor's boa constrictor has a birthday coming up, and I was going to get him a kitten. Now I think I'll get him a baby.
 
2013-10-11 08:39:40 AM
Can I sell my ex?
 
2013-10-11 10:09:26 AM
Isn't that called a pawn shop?
 
2013-10-11 10:24:48 AM
So, like, used sex toys, harnesses, crushed dreams, Leftover babbies, Half a set of golf clubs that aren't bent in half, and ladies jeans that will never fit again?
 
2013-10-11 10:28:28 AM

vudukungfu: So, like, used sex toys, harnesses, crushed dreams, Leftover babbies, Half a set of golf clubs that aren't bent in half, and ladies jeans that will never fit again?


Don't sell yourself short.  With a gym membership and some desire, you'll be wearing women's clothes again in no time.
 
2013-10-11 10:39:52 AM
So a glorified pawn shop/eBay?  I mean is there that many dumb people that don't know how to unload their useless crap?
 
2013-10-11 10:49:10 AM

TNel: So a glorified pawn shop/eBay?  I mean is there that many dumb people that don't know how to unload their useless crap?


Well, it's a gimmick.  Can't really fault her for that.  But yeah, it's not like they guy at AmeriPawn's going to say, "Wait, was this a wedding band?  No way lady.  Take that shiat out of here.  Who do you think I am?"
 
2013-10-11 10:59:58 AM
When he tried to sell it back to the store, the offer was "staggeringly low," prompting him to start his ring-resale site.

And this, young men, is why you buy an engagement ring somewhere other than a jewelry store. If they sell you a ring for $5,000, and a month later will only give you $2,000 for it, what does that tell you about the actual value of the ring?
 
2013-10-11 11:12:29 AM

lizyrd: And this, young men, is why you buy an engagement ring somewhere other than a jewelry store. If they sell you a ring for $5,000, and a month later will only give you $2,000 for it, what does that tell you about the actual value of the ring?


That it loses half it's value when it's driven off the lot?
 
2013-10-11 11:19:41 AM

RedPhoenix122: lizyrd: And this, young men, is why you buy an engagement ring somewhere other than a jewelry store. If they sell you a ring for $5,000, and a month later will only give you $2,000 for it, what does that tell you about the actual value of the ring?

That it loses half it's value when it's driven off the lot?


Are we talking the ring or the bride?
 
2013-10-11 11:57:39 AM

Diogenes: Are we talking the ring or the bride?


The ring, brides are like tires on your car.  The more you used them the less they are worth, eventually they will be worn out and you need to replace them.
 
2013-10-11 12:07:59 PM
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Already here?
 
2013-10-11 12:10:08 PM
SundaesChild

Can I sell my ex?

His pimp already has the contract.
 
2013-10-11 12:13:24 PM
How much for the leetle girl?
 
2013-10-11 12:13:45 PM
You are bidding on a White Wedding Dress sized 6 (actually 10). Worn once. Thrown up on once. Ripped from my body once. Left on a hotel room floor once. Carefully preserved and left in an UN-environmentally controlled storage locker once.

The high bidder will get this lovely satin and lace, low cut, backless beauty tastefully worn on the day of my biggest mistake ever. It was only worn the day I walked down the aisle to Mister Zero Potential.

Please check my other auctions including a pair of Satin High Heels size 5 (actually 9) and a SuperSpanx all undergarment foundation size Medium (actually Hefty).

Good luck and Happy Bidding.
 
2013-10-11 12:13:58 PM
I know a former couple who are probably hawking all their wedding shiat. Anybody want to buy a wedding dress? Never actually worn, because they called it off two weeks before the wedding.
 
2013-10-11 12:17:04 PM
So it's like craigslist or ebay, but more specific. Brilliant business plan, dumbass.
 
2013-10-11 12:17:33 PM
She can call it Bad Karma.com
 
2013-10-11 12:18:56 PM
exboyfriendjewelry.com
 
2013-10-11 12:20:10 PM

Kit Fister: [blog.crowdspring.com image 760x988]

Already here?


All the wedding dresses I've seen there smell funny.
 
2013-10-11 12:21:22 PM
This should be a link to Saturday Night Special by Conway Twitty, but YouTube is failing me.

/7 dollars, nothing more.
 
2013-10-11 12:24:14 PM
Don't get your hopes up, ladies.  No one else wants your ex's pride, dignity or balls.  You might as well hang them from the rear view mirror.

Gentlemen, you may find a market for those nudes of your ex but odds are you'll find someone selling better ones of her.
 
2013-10-11 12:25:12 PM

Diogenes: But yeah, it's not like they guy at AmeriPawn's going to say, "Wait, was this a wedding band?  No way lady.  Take that shiat out of here.  Who do you think I am?"


The guy very well might, if he thinks there's no market for it in his location area.  From a potential buyer's perspective, if I'm in the wedding market, I'd rather look for a wedding-oriented pawn shop with lots of that stuff rather than a generic pawn shop with just a few items in that category.
 
2013-10-11 12:25:19 PM

heili skrimsli: I know a former couple who are probably hawking all their wedding shiat. Anybody want to buy a wedding dress? Never actually worn, because they called it off two weeks before the wedding.


She didn' thave fittings?

/or just fits?
 
2013-10-11 12:25:39 PM
It's a smart business, especially for that area.
 
2013-10-11 12:25:54 PM
The husband won, since he took away her looks
 
2013-10-11 12:32:26 PM

RedPhoenix122: lizyrd: And this, young men, is why you buy an engagement ring somewhere other than a jewelry store. If they sell you a ring for $5,000, and a month later will only give you $2,000 for it, what does that tell you about the actual value of the ring?

That it loses half it's value when it's driven off the lot?


Better than a wife.

/stay for the veal
 
2013-10-11 12:42:42 PM
Florida did a good? Unpossible.
 
2013-10-11 12:44:17 PM
The business's founder is trying to sell her own ring there for $32,000?! First off, that's an insane price to ask for a ring, 'used' or 'new'. Secondly, if my SO and I had that kind of disposable income, I'd rather use it on something practical like a car or a down-payment for a house. Third and finally, I'd be afraid of hurting myself or others with a ring that size. I'm clumsy as it is so I'd probably end up cutting myself on the damn thing. Hell, when I was married my ring was yellow-gold and had either half a carat or three-quarters carat marquis-cut and I was constantly scratching myself or catching my clothes on the pointed ends of the diamond.

Nope. I would like something small, modest and reflective of me as a person and not just a generic yellow-gold band ring with a pretty rock squatting on the band. I hate yellow-gold, so maybe a rose-gold band with a small, non-diamond stone.

/$32,000?! She's out of her bloody mind.
 
2013-10-11 12:46:00 PM
Sounds like a perfectly cromulent business plan. I wish her all success.
 
2013-10-11 12:48:50 PM

aevorea: /$32,000?! She's out of her bloody mind.


This just in, some people overvalue the worth of their goods.....
 
2013-10-11 01:01:39 PM
I find it funny that people are trying to sell overpriced shopping mall jewelry for 80%+ of the "appraised" value. If the store can guarantee that it'll appraise for double, why aren't they selling it for the appraised value? 25% or less of the appraised value is the fair market.

For comparison, you should try Blue Nile's diamond finder. A 2.5ct J/SI2 diamond can be had for around $16k. Add $1k for a setting, and you can have her "$32k" ring for just over half the price. No baggage, completely new, certified, and comes with appraisal for cost + 50%.

/bluenile customer
 
2013-10-11 01:12:58 PM

Nutsac_Jim: aevorea: /$32,000?! She's out of her bloody mind.

This just in, some people overvalue the worth of their goods.....


I'm willing to bet that she wouldn't accept anything less. She also probably wonders why he marriage failed
 
2013-10-11 01:14:56 PM
And her 3 kids, when asked what Mom does? Mom recycles tacky overpriced white dresses from women who get dumped by their husbands and these blood diamond rings that have no value other than showing them off to other women who don't have one.

We want to go live with Dad.
 
2013-10-11 01:21:45 PM
I think that's a great concept.
 
2013-10-11 01:30:21 PM

aevorea: The business's founder is trying to sell her own ring there for $32,000?! First off, that's an insane price to ask for a ring, 'used' or 'new'. Secondly, if my SO and I had that kind of disposable income, I'd rather use it on something practical like a car or a down-payment for a house. Third and finally, I'd be afraid of hurting myself or others with a ring that size. I'm clumsy as it is so I'd probably end up cutting myself on the damn thing. Hell, when I was married my ring was yellow-gold and had either half a carat or three-quarters carat marquis-cut and I was constantly scratching myself or catching my clothes on the pointed ends of the diamond.

Nope. I would like something small, modest and reflective of me as a person and not just a generic yellow-gold band ring with a pretty rock squatting on the band. I hate yellow-gold, so maybe a rose-gold band with a small, non-diamond stone.

/$32,000?! She's out of her bloody mind.


I kind of took the $32k price tag on it as not being entirely serious given the note along with it. I got the impression that it was kind of serving as a reminder of what got her into starting the business in the first place, but if someone REALLY wanted it that she'd let it go for that price.

Frankly, I'm not going to fault her on it- if people want it and use it, why not? That's one of the prime principles of business: find an underserved market and fill the gap.
 
2013-10-11 01:39:04 PM

Aar1012: Nutsac_Jim: aevorea: /$32,000?! She's out of her bloody mind.

This just in, some people overvalue the worth of their goods.....

I'm willing to bet that she wouldn't accept anything less. She also probably wonders why he marriage failed

 
2013-10-11 01:40:11 PM
Where can I unload the $50K in debt she left me with?
 
2013-10-11 01:42:52 PM

jpo2269: She can call it Bad Karma.com


That name is certainly better than "Sloppy Seconds".
 
2013-10-11 01:46:53 PM

TNel: So a glorified pawn shop/eBay?  I mean is there that many dumb people that don't know how to unload their useless crap?


After most guys unload their useless crap you'll find it at the local bar on Ladies Night looking to pick up the next victim.
 
2013-10-11 01:50:31 PM
You could donate them to a museum instead.  http://brokenships.com/en/visit/the_exhibits
 
2013-10-11 02:01:32 PM
Cool, she invented eBay?
 
2013-10-11 02:05:22 PM

rf134a: I find it funny that people are trying to sell overpriced shopping mall jewelry for 80%+ of the "appraised" value. If the store can guarantee that it'll appraise for double, why aren't they selling it for the appraised value? 25% or less of the appraised value is the fair market.

For comparison, you should try Blue Nile's diamond finder. A 2.5ct J/SI2 diamond can be had for around $16k. Add $1k for a setting, and you can have her "$32k" ring for just over half the price. No baggage, completely new, certified, and comes with appraisal for cost + 50%.

/bluenile customer




Or, you know...just skip the whole rock part altogether. I got married in February, neither of us have rings. Why bother? Well, at least for me, there's no point. I'd be taking it off 20 times a day to avoid getting dirt in it (botanist here), or I'd end up losing it. My guy twisted a piece of wire to propose and now I keep it on my favorite orchid mount. :)
 
2013-10-11 02:20:13 PM

I_C_Weener: vudukungfu: So, like, used sex toys, harnesses, crushed dreams, Leftover babbies, Half a set of golf clubs that aren't bent in half, and ladies jeans that will never fit again?

Don't sell yourself short.  With a gym membership and some desire, you'll be wearing women's clothes again in no time.


That is, if he doesn't mind shopping at Lane Bryant.
 
2013-10-11 02:22:55 PM
I put my first marriage wedding band in a box with my tie tacks and cufflinks. 25 year later I wanted a baritone ukulele. Looked around, was told by everyone the gold was worth more than the ring as a ring. Went to the place where they offered me the most for the gold, had all I needed to buy a solid mahogany bari uke, including the case. Far more useful. Gold increases in value, diamonds do not.
 
2013-10-11 02:24:53 PM
Just when you think all the good website ideas are gone, another one pops up and makes you say "Why the Norman Fell didn't i think of that?"
 
2013-10-11 02:42:14 PM

Diogenes: RedPhoenix122: lizyrd: And this, young men, is why you buy an engagement ring somewhere other than a jewelry store. If they sell you a ring for $5,000, and a month later will only give you $2,000 for it, what does that tell you about the actual value of the ring?

That it loses half it's value when it's driven off the lot?

Are we talking the ring or the bride?


The ring.  The bride was preowned and probably test driven by lots of people that opted not to buy.
 
2013-10-11 02:55:41 PM
I wonder if my wife would notice if I sold my original wedding band and her size 46 dress.. Not like she'll need it again and I need beer money.
 
2013-10-11 03:06:34 PM

rogue_L_chick: Or, you know...just skip the whole rock part altogether. I got married in February, neither of us have rings. Why bother? Well, at least for me, there's no point. I'd be taking it off 20 times a day to avoid getting dirt in it (botanist here), or I'd end up losing it. My guy twisted a piece of wire to propose and now I keep it on my favorite orchid mount. :)


My wife despises diamonds, but she wanted a simple ring and some sort of stone- so I got her an ice blue sapphire in a white gold band that matches her eyes pretty well. She gets a kick out of people who ask why her diamond is blue.

I wear a tungsten carbide band inset with 2mm weave carbon fiber. Both of our rings are "about us" and cost about $300 together; mine was all of $50- if I lose mine, it's easily replaceable.
 
2013-10-11 03:17:30 PM

grinding_journalist: rogue_L_chick: Or, you know...just skip the whole rock part altogether. I got married in February, neither of us have rings. Why bother? Well, at least for me, there's no point. I'd be taking it off 20 times a day to avoid getting dirt in it (botanist here), or I'd end up losing it. My guy twisted a piece of wire to propose and now I keep it on my favorite orchid mount. :)

My wife despises diamonds, but she wanted a simple ring and some sort of stone- so I got her an ice blue sapphire in a white gold band that matches her eyes pretty well. She gets a kick out of people who ask why her diamond is blue.

I wear a tungsten carbide band inset with 2mm weave carbon fiber. Both of our rings are "about us" and cost about $300 together; mine was all of $50- if I lose mine, it's easily replaceable.


We did nearly the exact same thing except mine is titanium and cost $8 off amazon.
 
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