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#### alkira6

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« Reply #5445 on: February 27, 2014, 11:17:44 AM »
I thought that was ridiculous for a watch battery but at $5 a year I could see breaking even within four years. Of course the battery eventually stopped and I went in with my paperwork to get it replaced. Both times I have been told they don't have that battery but come back in two weeks. They are in the mall and I rarely shop there (been in there three times in last year - twice for the darn battery). So thus far I have been without my watch for over a month. I suspect the lifetime warranty is not going to be worth anything...they won't carry that battery anymore and I'll be hosed. #### RegionMom • Member • Posts: 6266 • ♪♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪♫ ♪ ♪♪♫ ♪♫ ♪♫ ##### Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story! « Reply #5452 on: February 28, 2014, 01:02:58 PM » DS got a "real" watch instead of a purity ring a few years ago. Needed a new battery, and got the same verbage from the jewelry store. Yes, it would be free if I just kept checking when the shipment of the right size batteries comes in, but no, htey have no way to check the order themselves. Or, I could pay$100.00 (yes, one hundred) and they would ship it off for me to replace the watch battery.

Ulp??!?

Two weeks later, still no battery.

DH said he will go to an electronic store and just buy a battery and install it himself.

So much for me possibly looking at  chain for a pendant we bought on vacation for DD's graduation next year!
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#### kansha

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« Reply #5453 on: February 28, 2014, 01:05:37 PM »
what is a 'purity ring'?

#### jedikaiti

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« Reply #5454 on: February 28, 2014, 01:16:13 PM »
what is a 'purity ring'?

Oh good I was wondering that too.
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#### GlitterIsMyDrug

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« Reply #5455 on: February 28, 2014, 01:27:01 PM »
what is a 'purity ring'?

Oh good I was wondering that too.

It's a ring worn to show you've made a vow to save yourself for marriage, so no pre-marital Scrabble playing.

Lots of girls in my high school wore them, and shoved in the faces of those of us less pure. But those were mean girls. I also have been around nice girls who wear them too and didn't care I didn't wear one. I never met a guy in high school who wore one. Post-high school I stopped paying attention.

#### Hillia

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« Reply #5456 on: February 28, 2014, 02:31:16 PM »
When I still wore a watch there used to be kiosks at the mall that would replace watch batteries for $10 or so. Some department store jewelry counters did it also. Of course my watches were always mid range Timexes, so nothing very expensive or unique. Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Weight Loss Tools #### RegionMom • Member • Posts: 6266 • ♪♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪♫ ♪ ♪♪♫ ♪♫ ♪♫ ##### Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story! « Reply #5457 on: February 28, 2014, 02:41:02 PM » That's part of why DS did not want the typical ring that you wear, perhaps with a religious symbol, that you wear on your wedding band finger- he wanted something for himself, not others, to see. (He wanted something he knew he would wear, would use and enjoy, not draw attention or have comments, and he chose a price range that was doable. Prolly cheaper than a cheap knockoff of a brand name, but nice for us.) For DD, she picked out a ring while we were travelling, so it is a souvenir of sorts, and just looks pretty. She wears it on either hand, along with some other rings sometimes, so you cannot tell hers is anything other than, "ooh, pretty ring!" No need to tell others. I DO know of some girls that like to show off their oh so expensive whatevers, how wonderful am I! As they treat others badly. And that is just wrong on a few levels! Ok, back on topic... The jewelry store rather sized me up, with windblown hair and comfy instead of stylish shoes, in an over 10 year old mommy van, and realized no big sales would be occuring. However-- IF they had been a bit nicer and attentive, I am in need of a nice chain to match for DD's necklace pendant. Oh well... Fear is temporary...Regret is forever. #### StarDrifter • Member • Posts: 1067 • I never tell people exactly how smart I am ##### Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story! « Reply #5458 on: February 28, 2014, 04:45:30 PM » regarding the 'sizing up' of someone done in a jewellery store - oh good gracious have I been a victim of *that* time after time. I went into a particular jeweller in the mall of my hometown on a weekend, I got the standard greeting them summarily ignored until I specifically grabbed someone to ask about a product. But then, later that week, I went in on a weekday, after I'd been at work. I work at a high end ladies' fashion store and we wear the products (mostly because we get a very steep discount and freebies if our store makes budget for the month) and are also required to wear makeup to work. So when I walked into the same jewellery store not two days after being ignored, the same woman who had barely glanced at me on the Saturday was suddenly on me like a rash, and was more than happy to fetch her manager for me to speak with... until I told said manager, while the lady was loitering hoping to hear about how 'wonderful' she had been, about my experience on the weekend when I was in jeans and a t-shirt, and that thanks to that experience, and then being treated so much differently when I came in after my work hours, that I would be going elsewhere for the beads to fill up my charm bracelet (at about$50/each and I'm going to need about 15-20 beads to fill it) and that they'd lost me (and anyone else I told about the experience) as a potentially lucrative customer.
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#### gramma dishes

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« Reply #5459 on: February 28, 2014, 04:49:55 PM »
When I still wore a watch there used to be kiosks at the mall that would replace watch batteries for $10 or so. Some department store jewelry counters did it also. Of course my watches were always mid range Timexes, so nothing very expensive or unique. We take ours to Radio Shack. They seem to have a battery to fit almost anything. I don't think we've ever paid over$12 for one and there have been times when we've paid much less.  And they change it for you too!!