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The No Dog House Tonight Earrings

Here’s a fun story one of our readers sent in, hope you get a giggle from it. I sure did.

"I found these drop earrings from the Flea Across Florida, which is a 175 mile long flea market/yard sale that runs from Live Oak Florida to Pensacola Florida. It is 3 days long and is done twice a year. I bought them for a buck.


They are sterling silver drop earrings with possibly amethysts. I listed them for sale on eBay with a start price of $7.99, before my wife saw them. After only 2 days, there were several hits and 1 bid for $7.99. Then my wife saw them and loved them. What could I do? I ended the sale with a “item no longer available reason”, because if I knew what was good for me, I better give them to her rather than sell them – Just Kidding. The real reason was if she wanted them; they meant more giving them as a gift than selling them for any price. I am happy they are hers to enjoy for years to come."


Sterling Silver Drop Earrings purchased for a buck. The stones are purple, possibly amethyst. From the Treasure Fever Blog.

Sterling Silver Drop Earrings purchased for a buck. The stones are purple, possibly amethyst.

I think the moral of the story is: If you want to avoid the doghouse, check with your wife before you sell any jewelry. She may love the piece of bling!

What a fun story! I’m glad my reader was able to save himself from sleeping in the dog house. Whew…good save.

Thanks again to my reader for sending the picture and story in to share with everyone. If you have a fun story to share, email it to us or share it in the comments below. We would love to read them.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting,


~Vicki Priebe

Author of “Cheap Gold and Silver