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What the heck do I do with those?!?!

Posted by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 5:28 PM
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 My brother and SIL gave me earrings for Christmas, the problem is I don't even have pierced ears so I couldn't wear these earrings if I wanted to. They did not give me a gift receipt so I can't return them, so what do I do with them? I would like to try and sell them but I don't want to offend them, although it is a little offensive that they couldn't put more thought into my gift and its not like they didn't know, we are around them all the time. So would it be okay to sell them or what do ya'll think?

by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 5:28 PM
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Perfect.Pixie
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 5:28 PM
Regift or repurpose them
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 20, 2013 at 5:30 PM
Did you ask your brother for the recipt to try and exchange the gift? I would do that first. If for some reason that's not an option, then I would just sell them.
indymom72
by Silver Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 5:30 PM

I would tell them that you can't wear them and ask for the receipt.

VintageWife
by Silver Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 5:30 PM
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You could convert them to clip-on if you don't want to offend them. I googled and found a link.

http://www.wikihow.com/Convert-Pierced-Earrings-to-Clip-On-Earrings

PepperWillow
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 5:31 PM

I would ask where they got them and remind them you cannot wear them. Or regift them.

Armymom134
by Gold Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 5:32 PM

 

Quoting VintageWife:

You could convert them to clip-on if you don't want to offend them. I googled and found a link.

http://www.wikihow.com/Convert-Pierced-Earrings-to-Clip-On-Earrings

 This is a great idea but I can't wear them at all because I am allergic to the metal.

finnbar
by Silver Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 5:32 PM
Its obvious they put just about zero thought into this gift. Sell em. And don't feel guilty.
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Armymom134
by Gold Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 5:33 PM

 Never thought about regifting them, maybe I will do that.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 20, 2013 at 5:33 PM
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Pierce your ears?
Pnukey
by Jenn on Jan. 20, 2013 at 5:34 PM

Sell them if you can. If your brother and/or SIL ask, just point to your ears and tell them you can't use their thoughtless gift.

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