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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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    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 18th Jun 17, 10:48 AM
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    I seem to recall a rule of thumb that the engagement ring should be 3 months' salary. Is my memory playing tricks?
    • Zandoni
    • By Zandoni 18th Jun 17, 1:34 PM
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    Why is that worrying....the in law didn't buy it . The purchaser is happy and so is the recipient
    Originally posted by photome
    Only contributors to this forum like paying more than they need to.
    • angryparcel
    • By angryparcel 18th Jun 17, 1:56 PM
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    Only contributors to this forum like paying more than they need to.
    Originally posted by Zandoni
    but the OP never purchased it.
    His daughters boyfriend made the purchase and was happy with the price paid, it has nothing to do with any of the in laws on how much it cost.

    Out of curiosity I wanted to look at the ring in more detail,
    Could he not wait and them ask his daughter if he could look at the ring
    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 18th Jun 17, 2:03 PM
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    but the OP never purchased it.
    His daughters boyfriend made the purchase and was happy with the price paid, it has nothing to do with any of the in laws on how much it cost.



    Could he not wait and them ask his daughter if he could look at the ring
    Originally posted by angryparcel
    No way was he/she looking to 'get more detail' they were 100% noseying at the price. Getting a closer look involves looking at the actual ring not a pic online...
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    • angryparcel
    • By angryparcel 18th Jun 17, 2:33 PM
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    No way was he/she looking to 'get more detail' they were 100% noseying at the price. Getting a closer look involves looking at the actual ring not a pic online...
    Originally posted by marliepanda
    I agree and as stated it has nothing to do with anyone on what he paid for it
    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 18th Jun 17, 2:46 PM
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    I agree and as stated it has nothing to do with anyone on what he paid for it
    Originally posted by angryparcel
    Nope, and as for 'people on here want people to pay more for stuff' commented by he who shall not be named.

    This site is about money saving - its not about spending your life stalking every purchase to see if its gone in the sale and demanding a refund. There is more to life.
    Survey Earnings 2017 - £163
    • Altarf
    • By Altarf 18th Jun 17, 4:12 PM
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    I seem to recall a rule of thumb that the engagement ring should be 3 months' salary. Is my memory playing tricks?
    Originally posted by robatwork
    The 'one months salary' was a marketing ploy invented by De Beers in the 1930s.
    • Zandoni
    • By Zandoni 18th Jun 17, 5:14 PM
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    This site is about money saving - its not about spending your life stalking every purchase to see if its gone in the sale and demanding a refund. There is more to life.
    Originally posted by marliepanda
    I'd say trying, not demanding to get a refund after over paying is pretty money saving.
    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 18th Jun 17, 6:57 PM
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    The 'one months salary' was a marketing ploy invented by De Beers in the 1930s.
    Originally posted by Altarf
    My memory automatically adds inflation and VAT. Nice marketing by a company that pretty much had diamond mining (and production) stitched up for most of the 20th century.
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