Should you buy jewelry on a cruise? Well, if you’re Charles Onufer, the answer is no. But he came home from his last Regent cruise with over $9,500 of unwanted gems from Diamonds International. He says that during a port stop in Mexico, salespeople intimidated him into buying all of that unwanted jewelry. The jeweler says no such hard-sell occurred and that this is a simple case of buyer’s remorse. Is there a way to fix this problem? “You should not buy jewelry during your cruise! This is why”
Have you ever felt convinced or even forced to buy a diamond or any other expensive item during a cruise stop? Kathy Hoffarth says it happened to her.
While cruising through the Caribbean with Royal Caribbean she purchased a $16,000 diamond at Diamonds International at one port. Unhappy with that purchase, at the next stop, she exchanged it for a larger, more expensive one. Now that she’s home she doesn’t want that bigger diamond either.
She says the employees at Diamonds International made her buy this diamond and she just wants to send it back. And she wants a full refund. But is that possible? “This is what happens when you’re convinced to buy an expensive diamond during your cruise”