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She don't... What now?
February 26, 2008 10:57 AM   Subscribe

You talked to her father, prepared a YouTube worthy proposal, gathered all your courage.... and she said no. How will your life go on? And what are you going to do with the ring? Enter I Do... Now I Don't, an auction site that caters to broken-hearted lovers such as you. Started by a fellow who has been there. Buy if you dare. Via
posted by ThePinkSuperhero (19 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
One more reason to give her the little blue box.
posted by mosch at 11:04 AM on February 26, 2008


The president's cellphone photo from that killer party at the bar last week is what's making me confident in entrusting my thousands of dollars to them.
posted by DU at 11:07 AM on February 26, 2008


...As miserable as I was at the time, my misery was intensified when the jeweler came back and told me how much I could resell it to him for.

As if I wasn't depressed enough, the ring that I had spent my life savings on could only be bought back at 32% of its original cost. Needless to say, I kept the ring for hopes that one day; I could sell the ring for what it was really worth. ...


Hey buddy, you already got your answer on what the ring is really worth. What you really mean is you need to find another fool to bail you out.
posted by de void at 11:11 AM on February 26, 2008 [3 favorites]


Latest bid

No Bids
posted by mr_roboto at 11:17 AM on February 26, 2008


That entire site stinks of FAIL.
posted by The Light Fantastic at 11:19 AM on February 26, 2008


I think they missed this. Next time, better market research!
posted by mr_roboto at 11:22 AM on February 26, 2008


That's just the ground floor for a fantastic industry in auctioning off the locations of gruesome murders, flood-damaged automobiles, and the intellectual property of failed dotcoms. It'll be bigger than Ebay, I tell you.
posted by ardgedee at 11:27 AM on February 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Is this the thread where we "debate" the intrinsic value of diamonds again? To be fair, if I had to buy one, I'd love to buy somebody else's diamond at a steep discount. I'm not superstitious.
posted by uncleozzy at 11:35 AM on February 26, 2008


As if I wasn't depressed enough, the ring that I had spent my life savings on could only be bought back at 32% of its original cost.

Here I choose not to make my standard DeBeers price-fixing screed. Instead, I'll comment that the name of the site that is dedicated to reselling items from failed romances; the items designed to demonstrate one persons love for another, only to be shown to be inadequate?

IDoNowIDont.com? Weak ass domain. PackagedHumanMisery.com... Now that sells it.
posted by quin at 12:29 PM on February 26, 2008


Hey, "fellow who has been there"? You ain't been there. This guy's been there.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 12:32 PM on February 26, 2008


For Sale: Engagement Ring. Fits size 7 finger (included).
posted by hal9k at 1:00 PM on February 26, 2008 [6 favorites]


I fucking love this thanks for the post
posted by matteo at 1:05 PM on February 26, 2008


Rose willed her ring to her only niece in hopes that she too would one day meet someone wonderful, marry and have many children. The niece remained a spinster.
The niece’s only brother late in life met someone he decided to marry. Upon hearing this news the niece slipped Aunt Rose’s ring into her brother’s pocket. Sadly unbeknownst to the niece, her only brother was secretly gay and he hoped by marriage that he could perhaps live a normal life. When it became apparent that he could not, he fled to Australia leaving behind Aunt Rose’s ring and a beautiful, bewildered wife.


Aunt Rose’s intentions were pure and the ring carries a legacy of bringing great things to those with pure intentions. So, bidders beware; if your intentions are other than pure don’t bid. For the bidder who has the best of intentions and wins these rings, I will also include Aunt Rose’s ring that the center stone was removed from.


this is even better than a Douglas Sirk movie
posted by matteo at 1:10 PM on February 26, 2008


Who wants to buy this diamond ring?
She took it off her finger now, it doesn't mean a thing
This diamond ring doesn't shine for me anymore
And this diamond ring doesn't mean what it did before
So if you've got someone whose love is true
Let it shine for you

This stone is genuine like love should be
And if your baby's truer than my baby was to me
This diamond ring can be something beautiful
And this diamond ring can be dreams that are coming true
And then your heart won't have to break like mine did
If there's love behind it

This diamond ring can mean something beautiful
And this diamond ring can be dreams that are coming true
And then your heart won't have to break like mine did
If there's love behind it

This diamond ring doesn't shine for me anymore
And this diamond ring doesn't mean what it did before
So if you've got someone whose love is true
Let it shine for you

--Gary Lewis and the Playboys
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 1:19 PM on February 26, 2008


The price of a ring is nothing compared to a life of misery.

And someone saved my life tonight sugar bear
You almost had your hooks in me didn't you dear
You nearly had me roped and tied
Altar-bound, hypnotized
Sweet freedom whispered in my ear
You're a butterfly
And butterflies are free to fly
Fly away, high away, bye bye



"Someone Saved My Life Tonight"

Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Available on the album Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy
posted by No Robots at 1:48 PM on February 26, 2008


"Anyways, me being the logical sister I am, my first question was, I know you are miserable, but did she at least leave you the ring."

Wow, his sister the "president" is clearly a genius. A logical one.
posted by SassHat at 3:26 PM on February 26, 2008


I actually recommended this site to someone on Ask looking to get rid of a ring, a while back.
posted by allkindsoftime at 11:51 PM on February 26, 2008


Christ, I wish I'd known about this site when I sold my wedding ring last year! Duly noted and saved for the four girlfriends of mine who got engaged recently.

Hopefully they won't end up in the same 50 percent statistic I did, oh wait, one of them has already been married before. Damn.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 8:07 AM on February 27, 2008


The hairstyle of the founder suggests that he is less ready for marriage than he is for body shots.
posted by Kwine at 12:26 PM on February 27, 2008


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