“DOES YOUR DAUGHTER HAVE A BETTER DIAMOND THAN YOUR WIFE?”
At least that’s what I think this ad is asking:
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Here you go:
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I first started seeing these signs just last month, but they remind of those people I’ve heard and seen over the years who block you in and then leave a note on the windshield, you know, “Oh just call me at…” But the thing is that these people never pick up, that’s the thing.
Now let’s apply this to BART or MUNI, maybe change the words a bit and put them on a T-shirt what says:
“FEELING YOU UP? SORRY! TELL ME, I’LL STOP”
In other words, you’re not “sorry!” at all, you bastards.
What’s this? Tiffany and Company is suing Costco for selling diamonds using the term “Tiffany setting” or something?
“We now know that there are at least hundreds, if not thousands, of Costco members who think they bought a Tiffany engagement ring at Costco, which they didn’t. Costco knew what it was doing when it used the Tiffany trademark to sell rings that had nothing to do with Tiffany. This is not the kind of behavior people expect from a company like Costco and this case will shed a much-needed light on this outrageous behavior,” says Jeffrey Mitchell, a lawyer with Dickstein Shapiro who is representing Tiffany in the case. “The Tiffany brand has been damaged, Costco members have been damaged and Costco has profited from the sale of engagement rings by misrepresenting what they were. We will get to the bottom of what Costco was up to and why, and right a terrible wrong.”
I cry foul.
You see, Tiffany, the phrase Tiffany mount and similar, well, that’s a genericized term these days, you know, like champagne.
Oh, and Tiffany, Costco marks up the price of its worthless rocks a lot less than you do, right? That’s why Costco will take back any diamonds people bought if they were stupid enough to be confused over this issue.
It’s not like they were selling the rings in little blue boxes, right?
OK, Tiffany, keep on keeping on.
Now I’ve got a little shopping to do:
Oh well, let’s run with it anyway.
We’ll put it up on Market, see how it works.
The Graff company is trying to get you to buy something you don’t need, OK fine:
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See? It goes Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet, just like a rainbow:
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Choose or lose:
And an actual photo, I think:
And hey, if you don’t have a Costco card, I can borrow you mine – I’ll give thanks when I get my $20,000 credit next year through the 2% rebate program.
Do whatever it takes to get this rock. You deserve it!
“To inquire about this item, please call (877) 864-8695, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Costco makes purchasing the highest quality diamonds easy by offering only the industry’s highest quality diamonds at the lowest possible price. Our long-standing relationship with our suppliers guarantees we get the best selection at the best value. Costco’s experienced buying team works with our suppliers evaluating and hand-selecting each diamond for its quality and brilliance. Our team of Graduate Gemologists then inspects every diamond to ensure it meets the strictest quality standards in the industry in cut, color, clarity, and craftsmanship. You can be confident your purchase is as special to us as it is to you.
This item comes with a Summation Of Appraisal certificate from the International Gemological Institute (IGI). This is to certify that the item described above is genuine, and has been independently examined in the laboratories of IGI.
Also included with this diamond is a GIA (Gemological Institute of America), Gem Trade Laboratory, Diamond Grading Report. Gem Trade Laboratory is a division of GIA Enterprises, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the nonprofit Gemological Institute of America, Inc. This describes the characteristics of the diamond at the time of the examination based upon 10x magnification.
When returning unique jewelry items, or items containing a 1.00 ct center diamond or larger, Costco warehouses may require additional time to verify the diamond, in which case a refund will be approved upon positive verification and as long as the item is not damaged or changed in any way (i.e. resized or reset). This process may require two to five business days.