Here’s a cheerful story for you! What do you do with your unwanted engagement ring once your dearly beloved has made a quick exit? Joshua Opperman reckons he has the answer with auction website ‘I Do… Now I Don’t’ which he started as a way to recoup his investment of an expensive engagement ring which his ex left him with.
Their press officer tells us, “The site is for people who are looking to unload left-over “assets” of their relationship and a marketplace for buyers to get a great bargain, giving them the opportunity to own a better quality ring than they originally could afford. IDNID sets itself apart from eBay with its quality of service, providing authenticity for every diamond sold. The site may not be able to mend your broken heart but at least it can replenish your bank account. And for those who are coming to IDNID with a proposal in mind, we propose you use our site.”
Of course, many women would baulk at the idea of a second hand ring that has been jettisoned following a doomed love affair (we’ve had this discussion before). Meanwhile, merely second hand, vintage or heirloom is a total other story (or the same thing with a nicer monikor?) so I guess it depends on how it’s marketed and whether you are willing to give the ring a new lease of life and infuse it with some good luck. Ye gads, I just turned into a hippy. Thoughts, anyone?
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