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I Do...Now I Don't: A Source for Cheap Wedding and Engagement Rings?

By February 22, 2009

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When Joshua Opperman's fiancee ended their relationship, he tried to sell the unworn engagement ring back to the jeweler he bought it from. Instead, he was shocked to find that he was offered only a third of the purchase price - reflecting the typical jeweler's markup. So he teamed with his sister to start a new website where jilted lovers can sell wedding and engagement rings for a better price, giving buyers a deal as well.

But would you buy a ring with a sad story attached?

Opperman's website, I Do Now I Don't not only tells you that these rings come from ended relationships, they even encourage sellers to tell their stories in the listings. They say that it helps rings sell faster, as customers want to help the person who was left at the altar, or who needs money for an important cause.

I can't imagine having a ring with such bad vibes attached to it. While it's true that when buying an antique engagement ring, you don't know the story behind it, it's easy to convince yourself that it came from a long and happy marriage.

What do you think? Would you buy an engagement or wedding ring from an ended relationship?

Comments

February 22, 2009 at 8:57 pm
(1) JackieG says:

I actually have been on that site before. Not all the stories are sad, some were actually really nice stories and some funny as well!
I would be okay with my husband-to-be buying me a ring from there. Times are tough and why not save a dollar, or actually thousands of dollars when buying the ring!

February 6, 2010 at 7:02 am
(2) Vintage Wedding Rings says:

Thanks. I take that as a compliment. Now I just need one of their glammy little dresses.

November 4, 2011 at 7:10 pm
(3) a1322458 says:

I’ve said that least 1322458 times. The problem this like that is they are just too compilcated for the average bird, if you know what I mean

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