(Closed) Just want to vent about a mean jewellery hag!

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Since when did you need to take an oral exam to look at rings? What a horrible woman. I thought the point of salespeople was to, you know, sell things, but apparently I’ve been ill-informed.

Sorry you had to put up with that. Sounds like the second place you went to was a lot better. Be sure to post pics when your dream ring becomes a reality! πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

What a nut! She may as well have chased you out of there with broom. How does this store stay in business with a woman like her bullying all the customers? Most salespeople’s eyes would light up at the words “2 carat diamond.” Sheesh!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@twinsugar: I’m excited to see the pics. Big chunky pears are delish!

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@twinsugar: When I was with my ex years ago, he was looking at a 1.5ct Leo diamond from Kays. I remember the first time we walked in, the sales lazy looked us up and down and basically rolled her eyes. (we just got back from the lake so we weren’t dressed to the nines or anything) He was asking all of these questions and she blurted, “WELL SIR, that ring starts at $XXXXX” and he was like Um…okay…and? 

I’m a bitch though because she continued with her attitude and I cut her off. I told her that she needed to send someone else over who wanted to do their job and possibly make some money from us. Her mouth dropped but she did find someone else. 

Luck would have it that I found out what a douche he was BEFORE we got married. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Oh lord–some places are like that and I don’t get it either. It’s like, don’t you want to sell? I’m sorry you had that experience! I’m offended FOR you!

And if I were there with you, I would have told the woman: 

“Yeah, pears went out of style when Carrie Bradshaw rejected hers on ‘Sex in the City.’ Do you know that show? Yeah–well, it ended SEVEN YEARS AGO. Which I guess, makes YOU behind the times.” 

(And IMHO, that IS why pears got a temporary bad rap). OF course, this is all irrelevant–the diamond shapes may go up and down in popularity, but there’s only like, seven to choose from, and none ever officially go out of style and are “discontinued.” What a moron. 

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@JennyW1: I don’t get why the whole in/out of style issue is so important to some people anyway when it comes to engagement/wedding rings. You’re buying a piece of jewelry you will hopefully be wearing for the rest of your life…so pears could go in and out of style a bazillion times over the period you’ll be wearing it. Does that mean that every time they’re out of style you’ll have to switch to something more with the times until they’re back in? Seriously, it’s a ring, not bellbottoms.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I had a similar experience when my FI and I were looking at tuxes for him. We went to Barney’s first and the woman must have taken one look at us and decided we couldn’t possibly have afforded a tux from Barney’s because she said “oh well our tuxes don’t go on sale until such and such day.” Ended up giving a nice commission to a salesman at Saks that afternoon instead.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I don’t know where the attitude comes from either. I don’t even deal with mall stores anymore. Most of my stuff is custom made. Prices are 1,000 times better and I don’t have to deal with snark.

Tiffany’s is worse, in my opinion. I can’t even get a “hello” in there.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

She probably assumed you were kicking tires because engagement rings are usually bought by guys, not by a girl and her sister.  Don’t get me wrong, I totatlly agree that she was rude and also that it’s wrong to just assume people aren’t serious, but I do also think it’s kind of weird that you’re annoyed she thought you were kicking tires when that’s pretty much exactly what you were doing. You said “We went into a jewellery store in the hopes of seeing a two carat pear stone.  I figured, it would be great to get an idea in person and with my sister’s opinion if the chance is there“, not that you were in there to buy a ring or even to pick one out so your boyfriend could come back later to buy it. If I were her I would also probably assume that you weren’t a serious buyer.  I’d have been less of a bitch about it, but still.  I’m just playing devil’s advocate a bit because I feel a little bit bad for her… she works on commission, you weren’t buying, and now there’s a nasty thread about her online.  πŸ™  Pretty rough day at the office.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

“She probably assumed you were kicking tires because engagement rings are usually bought by guys, not by a girl and her sister. If I were her I would also probably assume that you weren’t a serious buyer.  I’d have been less of a bitch about it, but still.  I’m just playing devil’s advocate a bit because I feel a little bit bad for her… she works on commission, you weren’t buying…”

My turn to play devil’s advocate….

How did this woman not know that they weren’t a same-sex couple? Would she blow off a lesbian couple the same way she blew off OP & OP’s sister?

My fiance went to several jewelry stores when we were ring shopping; I’m sure many couples do, so even a guy/girl combo doesn’t mean they are buying that day.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am sorry that you had a horrible experience there. I agree with parts of what the PP said, but if she hadn’t been such a b**** then maybe she could have gained a potential customer, but she didn’t even try. Good customer service skills could have made that lady some potential money!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@abbyful: How did this woman not know that they weren’t a same-sex couple?

That’s actually a good point.  I really don’t know what to say to that, other than that’s not the typical case so she probably wouldn’t have jumped to that conclusion, but even I know how lame that sounds.  *shrug*  πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Should waiters give diners crappy service because they think they won’t tip anyway? What does this woman have to lose by being polite and attentive to everyone who asks for assistance? Absolutely nothing except a sale.

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