Saturday, April 10, 2010
I had to work until 2 this afternoon an then went to the Market to join Hubby and Coco. They had been really busy today. I could not believe how well they had done. There were a number of people there that sell knock off merchandise and the Custom Agents raided them today. They confinscated merchandise and took several of the people to jail. I have purchased some of the better stuff for myself. This merchandise comes in 3 to 4 grades and you have to really check it out. The top grades are really hard to tell from the real thing.
Hubby always fusses me for buying this, but I took him to a store that sold the real stuff and picked out the bag that I wanted. I thought we would hve to pick him up off the floor when he saw the price. He was planning on purchasing me a real deal until the sticker price hit him. Back in the car he commented that the one I have looked so much like the real he understands why I was so excited when I got it. I know not everyone feels this is a good practice, buy I enjoy wearing and carrying the fakeouts. I have read in several of the women's magazines that you should not put your money in the real thing, but get the fakeouts.
I am also a big jewelry person and Hubby noticed I was wearing a new ring. He would not ask me about it but I could tell he had noticed it. Do not get me wrong, I love the real stones set in precious metals.....but.......A customer came in and commented on my ring. After she left, he finally asked me about it. I told him it was a fakeout. Good quality fake stones set in sterling instead of white gold or platinum. He knows that over the years, I have collected great jewelry, bought and sold many items. He has learned to recognize a lot of things when we are out shopping. At least he knows I would not have walked into a retail jewelry store and purchase a ring like this. He finally started laughing and told me that he knew if it was real it had to be a deal for me to buy.
It's great to have a person in your life that understands you and does not complain when you spend a little money. ONe day a lady commented on my purse and he remarked you want to buy it, everything is for sale. He has seen me take jewelry off my hand, wrist or neck and sell to people.