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    • loz2966
    • By loz2966 17th Jun 17, 11:14 AM
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    Full Price paid for Ring now in Sale!
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    • 17th Jun 17, 11:14 AM
    Full Price paid for Ring now in Sale! 17th Jun 17 at 11:14 AM
    Hi

    I'm sure this question has been asked a hundred times, but if the value was't so significant I probably would've let it go!

    A few weeks ago my daughters boyfriend purchased a £1,400 engagement ring from a well known high street jeweler. Yesterday he proposed, and let everybody know on social media. Out of curiosity I wanted to look at the ring in more detail, so today I went to the jewelers website, only to discover that the ring was on sale, Now if it had been reduced by £50 or £ 100 I would've have let it go, but it was reduced to £850!! This is a massive £550 difference or 39%

    I feel angry because this ring was more than half his monthly salary, and before I go in full steam ahead I would like to get advice, perhaps you have been in a similar situation or have some knowledge of these things, I would love to hear from you and your experiences?

    The couple are very happy, having an amazing time in Mexico.

    Thank you

    Lawrie
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    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 17th Jun 17, 11:32 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 11:32 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 11:32 AM
    You have no rights at all.
    The fiance has none either.
    He could go in and ask but any thing he got woould be goodwiil.

    Maybe say nothing to anybody.
    And best not t interfere
    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent
    • GwylimT
    • By GwylimT 17th Jun 17, 11:35 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 11:35 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 11:35 AM
    So lets say you bought an item in a sale, when the sale ends and the item is now back at its normal higher price, would you return to the store and pay the difference?
    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 17th Jun 17, 11:38 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 11:38 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 11:38 AM
    Hi,

    send it back, say it didn't fit, then buy in sale.

    Edit: You were being a bit nosey, did you think he was being stingy and your daughter deserved better?
    Last edited by frugalmacdugal; 17-06-2017 at 11:41 AM.
    Y'all take care now.
    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 17th Jun 17, 11:40 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 11:40 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 11:40 AM
    if you live in chatham should have gone to Kaizen Jewellers in Rochester high street rather than a "well known high street name"


    that £1400 for the ring there would translate to a much better quality ring than the high street name
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    • loz2966
    • By loz2966 17th Jun 17, 11:46 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 11:46 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 11:46 AM
    Thank you all for your advice and words of wisdom, I think keeping schtum on this occasion is the best course of action. They are happy and that's what counts.
    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 17th Jun 17, 11:53 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 11:53 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 11:53 AM
    Hi,

    well known High Street Jewellers are honest and genuine, even Gerald Ratner admitted his stuff was 'crap', now that's honesty.
    Y'all take care now.
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 17th Jun 17, 12:15 PM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 12:15 PM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 12:15 PM
    I'm sure this question has been asked a hundred times,
    Originally posted by loz2966
    You're wrong, it's been asked many, many more times than that, and every single time the answer is the same.
    • montyrebel
    • By montyrebel 17th Jun 17, 3:19 PM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 3:19 PM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 3:19 PM
    holy moly does he know what sort of mother in law he will be marrying into?
    mortui non mordent
    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 17th Jun 17, 4:49 PM
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    holy moly does he know what sort of mother in law he will be marrying into?
    Originally posted by montyrebel
    Thats why its best to stay quiet on this occasion. And MIL hopefully learns lesson from it
    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent
    • zx81
    • By zx81 17th Jun 17, 4:57 PM
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    I feel angry because this ring was more than half his monthly salary
    Originally posted by loz2966
    Is that because you're

    A) angry at him for spending so much or
    B) angry at him for not earning enough?
    • comeandgo
    • By comeandgo 17th Jun 17, 5:13 PM
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    Not only does future MIL know how much the ring was, she knows his salary.
    • Geoff1963
    • By Geoff1963 17th Jun 17, 6:29 PM
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    See : Matthew 20 The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

    A Jewish comedian tells the story of buying his father a coat for £100. When he gave it to his father, his father asked how much it had cost, and reluctant to admit an extravagant purchase, said it was only £30. The following day, his father asked the son to get him another coat ; because he had managed to sell it for £50.
    • Manxman in exile
    • By Manxman in exile 17th Jun 17, 6:45 PM
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    holy moly does he know what sort of mother in law he will be marrying into?
    Originally posted by montyrebel

    Always know the prospective MiL before marrying the daughter!
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 17th Jun 17, 8:52 PM
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    holy moly does he know what sort of mother in law he will be marrying into?
    Originally posted by montyrebel
    Why do you think the OP is the mother in law?
    • George Michael
    • By George Michael 17th Jun 17, 10:06 PM
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    Why do you think the OP is the mother in law?
    Originally posted by theonlywayisup
    Agreed.
    As the OP's name is Lawrie, it's more probable that they are actually the future father in law.
    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 17th Jun 17, 10:55 PM
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    I'm sure the daughter in question would rather have the actual proposal ring for £1400 than taking it back and getting it for half the price... sentiment had value in my eyes.
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    • Zandoni
    • By Zandoni 18th Jun 17, 8:26 AM
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    It's always worth asking the jeweller what they can do about it, I've had success in the past.

    The worrying thing is the ring may have been on sale for an inflated price before the sale.
    • photome
    • By photome 18th Jun 17, 9:25 AM
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    It's always worth asking the jeweller what they can do about it, I've had success in the past.

    The worrying thing is the ring may have been on sale for an inflated price before the sale.
    Originally posted by Zandoni
    Why is that worrying....the in law didn't buy it . The purchaser is happy and so is the recipient
    • Altarf
    • By Altarf 18th Jun 17, 10:22 AM
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    It's always worth asking the jeweller what they can do about it, I've had success in the past.
    Originally posted by Zandoni
    If stores are awkward about doing anything, then an alternative is exploring their refund policy - buy a new discounted product and take the old expensive product back.

    But in this case, I would leave well alone and not say anything ever.
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