Okay, this Christmas (yes, I realize how long ago that was) I received as my large present from my father and stepmother a brand new expensive seiko watch. Unfortunately, it’s unspeakably ugly. No, really, it’s two-tone and very girly in a way that I cannot be at peace with. I am in a tight spot, I want to show my appreciation for the lovely present, but very little in this world will induce me to put on that watch, and I feel no affection for the physical item at all. I also don’t pull off phony gratitude very well. We got through the gift giving/receiving okay, because I was genuinely appreciative of the thought and had no scruples saying that. I’m not upset that they weren’t able to judge my style, or know that I wear gold pretty exclusively. What I do want is to not own this item, and instead own a gold watch.
Plans I already tried, thinking myself at the time very clever:
After screwing my courage to the sticking place, I asked if they still had the receipt. No dice! It was purchased in another state and they had no idea where the receipt might be…I also very narrowly dodged the awkward “So, why do you want the receipt?” conversation.
Also tried giving it to a good home. I checked out popular opinion on the watch, the survey results ranged from fugly --> not my style. It is no longer eligible for the very nice regift.
So I have this brand new (warranty info/pristine packaging, etc.) That should get a good home- It isn’t a watch that no one could love…just not me. But I don’t know what precisely to do with it. It’s pictured here under “Ladies Jewelry” number SWA038.
I hesitate to put it on e-bay because I feel like it won’t guarantee me a reasonable price, and then I would be without said watch to produce on demand and with no conceivable way of replacing the watch… (Picture an ugly scene involving my banishment into outer darkness forever and ever should I ever fail to be able to produce the watch in question. If on the other hand I can produce a different watch and mention how due to sizing and whatnot I exchanged it, being careful not to go into much detail on how I managed an exchange, then my banishment will only be to the frigid outskirts, and that’s better.)
Basically, any good ideas on how to unload the watch, for $$ or some other watch??? There is a different seiko watch that I like, but brand isn’t very important to me, so any ideas are appreciated.