Right Wing Extremist
September 4th, 2012 @ 1:56PM
|That story has been linked on this site twice now I recall.|
September 4th, 2012 @ 3:04PM
|diamonds are pretty, but i would never spend thousands of dollars on one. what is the point? to look at it every now and then? i'd rather buy new televisions, new cars, and other shit that actually give me utility.|
September 4th, 2012 @ 3:21PM
|yeah my blood boils when im at work and a diamond commercial is played on the radio. They always say "ohh its so precious she will love it bla bla bla" how bout you tell your ladys diamonds are junk stones and are mined by low wage slaves with probably blood all over the diamonds. get her a ruby or amber now those are rare and beautiful :)|
now this is beauty!
all debeers has to do is get a monopoloy on black dildos and they will push them for your weddings! "the rare black dildo only 2 months salary we offer financing"
September 4th, 2012 @ 4:47PM
|Article is from 1982. Looks like the scam is still alive!|
September 4th, 2012 @ 4:57PM
|For once the nut job isnt so nutty|
September 4th, 2012 @ 5:57PM
|There are plenty of products that have completely made up values, no need to single out diamonds.|
First and foremost in my mind is text messaging. 20c to transfer ~100 bytes of data if you don't have a texting plan. More valuable than oil.
September 4th, 2012 @ 8:28PM
|...no need to single out diamonds.|
Try explaining that to your significant other and let me know how it turns out for you :)
September 4th, 2012 @ 9:58PM
|Yeah.... The funny thing is she'd probably think a CZ looked better. =)|
If you're stuck buying diamond/gold jewelry, take the sticker price, subtract about 30% and see if you can get them down to that price. That is as low as they will go typically. (A $1000 wholesale piece will typically be marked at $2999, and they won't go below about $2000)
Also understand that if for some reason you have to pawn it, you'll only get back about 10% of your original "investment". You can try selling it yourself, but I doubt many people would buy direct from another person.
September 5th, 2012 @ 7:07AM
|I totally thought the link was about Minecraft till I clicked it. |
September 5th, 2012 @ 8:28AM
|i bought my stone from a pawn shop and paid the extra $120 to have it mounted in the setting she wanted.|
There is basically no way I would ever buy a "new" diamond. The pawn shop was enough of a rip-off, as I will only ever be able to sell my stone for 80% of what it cost me.
Just remember, they're banking on the fact that you will never sell the stone so it's a one-time life purchase supposedly. As if that is supposed to make me feel better about getting financially raped.