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#1 Hum

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 16:56

A Huntington Beach, California mother accidentally sold her nearly $18,000 diamond earrings for $20 at a garage sale last month.

 Dori Rhoades, 38, said she hid her earrings, $1,500 she was saving for a family vacation and a ring her husband gave her in the pocket of an old denim jacket in case she was ever robbed.

 The morning of her May garage sale, she said she completely forgot what was inside. “I volunteer in my kids’ classrooms multiple times a week, I work full time, I think anyone who is a mother knows.

You give so much of yourself that sometimes your brain stops working. That morning, I sold the jean jacket without even a thought. For $20,” said Rhoades.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 16:58

That's why you double-check everything you're about to sell or donate. Sucks to be her, I guess.



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 17:05

I guess it wasn't a very honest person who bought the jacket.



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 17:11

I really don't have any sympathy. If you have an $18,000 pair of earrings then you should be able to afford a safe to store them in and insurance to protect against their potential theft. Her behaviour was reckless and it looks like it has cost her dearly.

 

I guess it wasn't a very honest person who bought the jacket.

One could argue that the sale was legitimate and therefore the buyer has nothing to be dishonest about.



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 17:13

Wait, because the person who bought the coat chose not to return it equates to him/her not being a honest person? Talk about "buyers beware" if I have to do the sellers job for him/her and ensure the seller isn't being ripped off.

 

The woman isn't a victim, she made a mistake and needs to deal with it.



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 17:14

called a safe or a safety deposit box.  Dumb woman


Wait, because the person who bought the coat chose not to return it equates to him not being a honest person?

 

More like the person who bought it doesnt have a conscious.



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 17:18

I really don't have any sympathy. If you have an $18,000 pair of earrings then you should be able to afford a safe to store them in and insurance to protect against their potential theft. Her behaviour was reckless and it looks like it has cost her dearly.

 

One could argue that the sale was legitimate and therefore the buyer has nothing to be dishonest about.

If someone finds a wallet with money, it wouldn't be considered honest to keep it, if you can find the rightful owner.

 

Keeping something you know does not belong to you, used to be against the standards. ;)



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 17:20

Keeping something you know does not belong to you, used to be against the standards. ;)

 

Still is in my eyes and good citizens.  If I bought the jeans and found that , you can be sure I would give it back.  A few weeks ago, someone dropped their signed credit card when they walked past me.  I picked it up and gave it back to that person.  I could of easily went and started making charges on it.



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 17:22

I guess it wasn't a very honest person who bought the jacket.

Who are you to judge?



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 17:23

^ Hum. :happy:



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 17:25

called a safe or a safety deposit box.  Dumb woman


 

More like the person who bought it doesnt have a conscious.

 

A matter of opinion. Emotions have no place in business, she sold a product far less than its actual value; he is totally not at fault.

 

If someone finds a wallet with money, it wouldn't be considered honest to keep it, if you can find the rightful owner.

 

Keeping something you know does not belong to you, used to be against the standards. ;)

 

Keyword: found. No one found these pants, they were sold, as is, for a value far less than the actual worth. There was no "infliction of harm" against standards.

 

Still is in my eyes and good citizens.  If I bought the jeans and found that , you can be sure I would give it back.  A few weeks ago, someone dropped their signed credit card when they walked past me.  I picked it up and gave it back to that person.  I could of easily went and started making charges on it.

 

...which would also be illegal. Is everyone here confused about the difference between "returning a lost item" and "business transactions". No one would bat an eyelash if Microsoft accidentally gave Windows 8 out for free at its stores and you better believe there would be outrage if they blacklisted the keys.



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 17:31

A matter of opinion. Emotions have no place in business, she sold a product far less than its actual value; he is totally not at fault.


Not saying he at fault. Just that the person who bought the pants had no conscious and its obvious to a 3yr old that there was a mistake.
 

...which would also be illegal. Is everyone here confused about the difference between "returning a lost item" and "business transactions". No one would bat an eyelash if Microsoft accidentally gave Windows 8 out for free at its stores and you better believe there would be outrage if they blacklisted the keys.


It is not a business transaction and its not a matter of returning a lost item. It is a matter of right and wrong and doing the right thing. There have been articles posted here where lots of money was found, and the person returned it. These are good and honest people. It is obvious to anyone that if you buy a $15 pair of jeans and find goods worth thousands in them that there was a mistake.

All I know is that if something like this would have ever happened to me, I would want the person to do what I would...return the item. What goes around comes around.

Keyword: found. No one found these pants, they were sold, as is, for a value far less than the actual worth. There was no "infliction of harm" against standards.


Yes, pants were sold but that wasnt his point. Pants were sold and other items found that obviously were not meant to be sold.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 17:35

No sympathy here. This is what lockboxes and safes are for. Not even a brain fart can explain away how someone would forget they're hiding things.



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 17:37

It's always easy for people to make judgement on cases like this since it didn't happen to them.

If I was that woman, I'd sure as hell hope the buyer is honest enough to return the items.  

Nobody here can honestly claim that they would simply suck it up.  I'd bet most people here would get somewhat upset if you misplaced $20. Now imagine losing $20,000...



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 17:39

Not saying he at fault. Just that the person who bought the pants had no conscious and its obvious to a 3yr old that there was a mistake.
 

It is not a business transaction and its not a matter of returning a lost item. It is a matter of right and wrong and doing the right thing. There have been articles posted here where lots of money was found, and the person returned it. These are good and honest people. It is obvious to anyone that if you buy a $15 pair of jeans and find goods worth thousands in them that there was a mistake.

All I know is that if something like this would of ever happened to me, I would want the person to do what I would...return the item. What goes around comes around.

Yes, pants were sold but that wasnt his point. Pants were sold and other items found that obviously were not meant to be sold.

 

Correct, a mistake on her behalf. I find it appalling that it is easy to declare it "morally right" for the buyer to fix the seller's mistake and to appease the seller. What can he expect in return? A pat the back? A thank you?

 

I guess its up to the buyer and what they would be satisfied with.

 

Perhaps I am a cut and dry kind of person but I don't expect others to fix my mistakes nor will I step up and fix others mistakes in turn. A lot of problems in the world would go away if other entities shared the same sentiments.


It's always easy for people to make judgement on cases like this since it didn't happen to them.

If I was that woman, I'd sure as hell hope the buyer is honest enough to return the items.  

Nobody here can honestly claim that they would simply suck it up.  I'd bet most people here would get somewhat upset if you misplaced $20. Now imagine losing $20,000...

 

You better damn well believe I'd be ripping my hair out but I would have to deal with it. Don't expect others to fix mistakes you make.





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