Post # 1
I am very happy to announce that Fiance and I picked out our rings on Saturday! We went to the Diamond District in NYC, which I know isn’t the most warm and fuzzy place to find jewelry, but we are totally happy with what we found and to top it off, both rings were under budget.
Most shops (including ours obviously) give you a ‘cash price’ that is significantly lower than if you were to pay by credit card. I understand why, especially in NYC with ultra high sales tax, but it still makes me nervous. I don’t think it would really be easy for them to run away with our money, but still possible… you know?
So anyone here give a cash deposit for rings (or anything?) How did it turn out? Should I be nervous?
Post # 3
I did the same thing in the Diamond District in LA – they gave us a lower price minus sales tax if we put down the deposit in cash. Obviously we made sure to get a receipt and the business was located inside an area with multiple businesses so we didnt fear that they would just pack up and leave. We did put down a deposit for my husbands ring as well and both turned up just fine 🙂
Post # 4
@naangel – my situation is very similar. We did get a receipt (although hand written) and the business is located in the midst of several other businesses and seemed to be ‘bumping’ with customers, so I doubt they will pack up and leave. I’m just nervous!
Post # 5
I don’t think you should be nervous for the cash deposit on the rings as long as you got a receipt. Fiance and I haven’t made any vendor/location deposits that aren’t either checks or AMEX charges. We like to know that we have a back-up proof in case of anything.