Joshua Opperman started this unique auction website to fulfill kind of a sad niche. Here's his story:
A few years ago, I thought I had met the love of my life. She was smart, beautiful, and funny. I was finally ready to settle down. I went and picked out a beautiful, EXPENSIVE ring. Ill say it again, forget the ring being beautiful, it depleted me of my life savings, but I loved her and she was worth it (so I thought.) A few months into our engagement, I came home from a tough day
at work only to find that my apartment was completely empty. All of her stuff was gone, and all that was left was the engagement ring lying on my table. Besides being completely devastated about the situation I was left wondering what to do with this ring. I thought to myself, should I keep it and save it for the next girl? Should I sell it back to the jeweler? Well, I decided I didn’t want to see that ring ever again and could use the money. So, I went back to the jeweler and tried to sell it. As miserable as I was at the time, my misery was intensified when the jeweler came back and told me how much I could resell it to him for.
As if I wasn’t depressed enough, the ring that I had spent my life savings on
could only be bought back at 32% of its original cost. Needless to say, I kept
the ring for hopes that one day; I could sell the ring for what it was really worth.
This website is my answer.