Post # 1
So FH and I have been looking at a band for him for some time now. He likes the tungsten carbide rings like this http://www.jared.com/en/jaredstore/engagement—wedding/triton-tungsten-carbide-band-for-him-24276220999–1/100222/100222.100223.100227
I looked on eBay and there are a few sellers that sell similar rings for $15-20. They have near perfect feedback and have sold thousands of rings. For example:
FH says he doesn’t trust it and doesn’t want to replace his ring after a couple of years.
What do you think? If I’m getting the same quality ring for $17 then I’d definitely do that. The price is alarming, so I wonder how they can sell them that low.
I guess it wouldn’t be a big deal to try it out since it’s so cheap.
Post # 3
I’ve actually heard a lot of brides getting their hubsand’s TG bands for very cheap, and they last just as well as the others. I remember there was actually a place giving them away, only asking for shipping and handling, and everyone was pleasantly surprised how nice the rings were. I hope some of those ladies see this thread.
Post # 4
We bought FI’s tungsten carbide rine on Amazon for $25. EXACT same as what we looked at at Kay’s (or somewhere like that) for $250. It’s great. And actually, they didn’t have the width at Kay’s (only 4 mm or 8 mm and FI wanted 6 mm).
Definitely would recommend it. Now, the only thing about Ebay is you have to read return policies very well. I liked getting it from Amazon because they had free returns in case the size didn’t work out or we thought it was junk.
Post # 5
JVL has coupons codes for free rings (you only pay shipping) and they come out to about $25. Lots of bees have used JVL. I don’t see why ebay would be different.
From what I’ve seen tungsten is tungsten-no matter where you buy it
Post # 6
We purhcased his on Amazon.com for $30.00! It was the same ring as in the store where we priced it for between 300 and 400 I think. He loves it and it is a very nice ring. I felt guilty purchasing such an inexpensive ring, but he wanted it and didn’t seem to mind that it wasn’t from a jewelry store.
Post # 7
Wow, that makes me feel better! I figure even if it’s not very good, it’s the same price as 3 venti frappacinos at Starbucks..
Now the only thing left to do is convince FH that it’s okay. Or maybe I just won’t tell him 🙂
Post # 8
We bought a tungsten ring off Ebay. The seller had an actual website but also sold rings on Ebay; we were able to “make an offer” lower than their retail price which was nice.
Post # 9
@mbird86: buy it and show him, THEN tell him it was from ebay. Seeing is believeing
@mnp: Can you name the seller? I always like buying from places that other bees have tried!
Post # 10
I bought my DH’s replacement ring from that seller. He loves it and it’s heavy and does not feel cheap! He has had it for 3 months now and it’s prefect!
Post # 11
Got his from amazon for less than $40. Great quality. I’m sure it is exactly what they sell at higher end jewelers. People are just uninformed that tungsten carbide is very inexpensive so jewelers price them similar to 14K gold to rip them off.
Post # 12
Tungsten is tungsten. Wherther you pay for the huge markup at Jared, or buy it from a seller on eBay, it’s still tungsten.
Just think, eBay seller don’t have the overhead of running a brick and mortar store, so they can charge less for certain items. Tungsten rings are often inexpensive, but the quality is not cheap. Def go for the ring tht isn’t ridiculously marked up.
Post # 13
Check etsy too..I found one on there for 18$.They have a lot for sale.
Post # 14
@mbird86: EBay!!!! There’s no need to pay retail!
Post # 15
As long as they take pay pal and have good feedback, go for it! I got Alex a tungsten and abalone ring and a tungsten with rose gold accents in it for for so cheap that I’m also gonna get him a “fancy” ring for when he’s not at work.
Post # 16
@mbird86: There’s a huge markup on tungsten and titanium rings. Why pay more than you have to?