- Dec 9, 2006
Over the weekend, I was at the mall and on a whim I popped into Whitehall Jewelers (major chain.. in most malls right?) and browsed a little in their sapphire jewelry for a possible gift for my mom. I asked for the price on a necklace, it was an oval sapphire surrounded by diamonds on a white gold chain, very lovely. She pulled it out and told me the price was $659. I grimaced when I heard the price, and she must have seen it because she immediately whipped out a calculator and did a couple of calculations and then told me "I could go down to $450 on this one." Wow!!! She''s knocking off $200 before I even tried to negotiate?? So I guess the lesson is... no matter what the price is, look really pissed and upset when they tell you what it is! I bet many people have gone in there and paid full price for their stuff!