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#1 Hum

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 23:05

He thought the box was empty, but a California husband accidentally sold his wife's $23,000 diamond wedding ring for $10 at a garage sale on June 1.

"Every year our community holds a garage sale. I was in the hospital, I just had a baby, so my husband thought it would be fun for my other kids if they could sell some things at the garage sale," said Racquel Cloutier, 31, of Laguna Niguel, Calif., who owns the ring.

For the sale Eric Cloutier chose things he thought the family no longer needed, including a seemingly empty watch box.

"He didn't know that before I went to the hospital, I put my ring in that box. I wanted the ring to be in a safe place and out of reach from my 2-year-old twins," Cloutier told ABC News.

Cloutier realized her ring, and the box it was in, was missing a day after she returned from the hospital, June 5.

"I go into my husband's closet, can't find the box, and then he tells me he sold it. I said, 'You sold it? What do you mean you sold it?' I immediately started crying," Cloutier said.

"I'm very, very, very upset," Cloutier continued. "I'm trying to remain optimistic but I don't know anymore. There's a small chance whoever bought the box doesn't know the ring is in there."

According to Cloutier, the ring was inadvertently bought by a blonde woman who was at first unsure if she would even buy the watch box.

"I would never, ever keep the ring if I had found it," Cloutier said. "If you're honest, you're honest. Clearly, the ring was in the box by accident."

As for Cloutier's husband, "He feels really terrible," she said.

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#2 chrisj1968

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 23:09

Well hubby is in the doghouse. It was an accident. I wish she'd have told her husband what she did. communication prevents accidents always

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 23:34

He should feel terrible. What an idiot.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 23:38

Amazing how people get wrapped up in symbolic trinkets.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 23:44

Whoops! Someone's sleeping on the couch. For the rest of the year!

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 23:45

He should feel terrible. What an idiot.


I agree he should feel terrible, but probably not for the same reasons you think.

He's the one that spent $23k and resold it for $10, we don't know how the wife put the ring in the box, it could
have been hidden under the watch holder, maybe he did look inside, and it appeared empty.

That said, there are two parts of failure here, the lack of communication from the wife on her hiding spot, and
the fact he had a garage sale without the wife there.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 00:02

Amazing how people get wrapped up in symbolic trinkets.


There's a difference between a $10 trinket and a $23,000 trinket.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 00:12

Bummer. Wife should of told the husband where the ring was... And husband should of checked the box for contents before he sold it. Hopefully the woman who bought the box does the right thing.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 12:05

Whoops! Someone's sleeping on the couch. For the rest of the year! his life!!

There, I fixed it for you! :D

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 12:10

There's a difference between a $10 trinket and a $23,000 trinket.


I don't think you can call something a trinket if it is worth $23,000 :p

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 13:55

Why would you sell any container without looking in it? Guy is an idiot.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 15:09

There's a difference between a $10 trinket and a $23,000 trinket.


That would be my only reason for caring -- the $23,000. :p

Why would you sell any container without looking in it? Guy is an idiot.


Why would someone buy an empty watch box ? :laugh:

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 15:13

Ouch, an expensive mistake in more ways than one

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 20:06

Whoops! Someone's sleeping on the couch. For the rest of the year!


Maybe for the rest of their married lives. :D

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 20:14

Whilst she may have lost a ring its merely a symbol of their relationship which she still has,so she needs to get over her delusion that its somehow harms their relationship not having it.