(Closed) jeweler price slip!!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

oh wow! i think id be more embarassed for my Fiance. i dont think its anyones business, especially other shoppers, how much he spent or could afford to spend. why in the world was she mentioning the price?

Post # 4
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

@sharky:  That was so rude! Why on earth would she say that? Did it surprise her?…

Post # 6
1846 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Was it like she couldn’t believe it because she thought he got ripped off, or because she thought he got a good deal?

Is this the jewlery store your Fiance bought the ring from?

If she was saying it in the sense that she thought he got ripped off, maybe that’s something you might want to look into?

Post # 9
1032 posts
Bumble bee

That seems a little weird, but to be honest, if you (general) looked at their website, anyone could find the price if they really wanted to.

Post # 10
1266 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@PoppyH: Yeah, the difference is, Kay’s website isn’t going to be a bitch and blurt out the price in her face like the sales assistant did lol. She would’ve had to actively seek the price out in order to see it on the website, so I’m not really sure how the two scenarios compare.

Post # 12
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Totally unprofessional… and some sort of JUDGEMENTAL thing on her part if you ask me

(Be that… WOW you don’t look like you can afford this… OR… Man you got ripped off)

Ya know, I think I’d call up the store and report her behavior.

OR if you don’t feel comfortable doing that (understandable, not everyone wants to make waves)… you can always just go find yourself another Kay Store that will do you maintenance & service.  As it is a chain, your Guarantee should be honoured everywhere.


Post # 13
764 posts
Busy bee

I don’t see this as a big deal. Perhaps you were interpreting this wrong. It makes no sense for a store clerk to say this in a snarky way when they sell the ring. Obviously anyone could go into the store or on the website of any of these type of stores and find out the price. I would move on.

Post # 14
6360 posts
Bee Keeper

I don’t get it. Why did she announce the price? Did she think it was a lot, a little, was the price in front of her? Was she trying to say she thought you got a good deal? A bad deal?

One thing that surprised me at first when diamond shopping is how little some of the sales reps know about their own products (they are often not the jewelers and in fact have nowhere near the training and the eye of the jewelers… often their background is in car sales, etc.,) so I wouldn’t take her opinion about it, whatever it was, too seriously! 🙂 Remember, it’s a low-paying position… larger stores with many sales reps simply can’t afford for everyone on the service floor to be a diamond expert… in fact sometimes there isn’t a jeweler in the building! 🙂

Post # 15
6360 posts
Bee Keeper

As for mentioning the price in front of the woman, when we were in the process of buying, all the jewelers mentioned pricing in front of me. I think they do for a few reasons, mainly:

– It can be interpreted as awfully sexist of them if they only discuss pricing with the male party!

– They are hoping to pit the fiancee against the fiance and use her to convince him to spend more than he wants to.

*shrug*. In this case the ring is already bought and the above factors don’t really apply, but I guess she just assumed you knew the price… I think most brides do.

Post # 16
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

If you didn’t pay for it I don’t think it’s your place to make a scene, but if your guy is upset, he needs to let the store manager know about it!  I would be livid.  NO ONE aside myself, my husband, and the jeweler (and I suppose insurance company) know what he paid for my ring and I’d like to keep it that way, forever.

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