- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
So Dear Fiance and I went yesterday to a reputable jewelry store to buy our wedding bands. We both knew EXACTLY what we wanted, we just didn’t know what size. So we go into the store and decide to take care of DF’s ring first. He wanted a plain gold band. He ended up with a 5.5 mm yellow gold band. It looks great on him. My turn. I too want a plain band, either platinum or palladium. They don’t carry the palladium in store, which is pretty understandable. They do, however, have the platinum. They had the 2 mm and the 4 mm in stock. The 2 mm was way too thin for my hands and the 4mm was just a shade thicker than I liked. Obviously the 3 mm is perfect. Well, they don’t have it in stock so they were going to call around and see if any of the other stores had it in stock.
I got a phone call a few minutes ago saying that yes, they have one in stock and that it is $1200. With in store discounts, yada, yada, yada, it would come out to be $840 (before warranty, engraving, and taxes). This annoyed me as the store’s website clearly shows the 3mm band for $699.
The best part is that the guy kept trying to tell me that the price difference had to do with the company buying things in bulk vs not buying in bulk. Seriously? I understand teh concept of large order discounts but when you are getting the ring from the same warehouse that sends out the ones ordered online there should NOT be that kind of mark up! Gah!