What happened this weekend was included in the daily thread link for May 26th....Thursday, a friend (I now use the term loosely) contacted us to tell us she was having a yard sale this weekend, and did we have a table or two she could borrow? We did, and then she asked if we had anything we would like to sell at this sale. After talking it over with Mike, we decided that we would send along with her, about 30 pocket-knives with the prices clearly marked on each blade. plus, some ratty old knives that we were selling for anywhere from $.50 to $1.00 the reason being that the pins were missing, and these knives would maybe last someone a week before they broke apart. There were about 20 or so junk knives in a seperate box from the good ones. Plus, we left with her 10 of our custom-made hunting and filet knives.
So, I take all this over and leave them with her. On Saturday, I called her about 2:00 to see how her sale was going, and she informs me that she has sold ALL our knives for $60.00! Now, the value of the good knives was $350.00 at least! I am flummoxed, all our beautiful pocket knives for $60.00? Afraid of what I will say to her, I just hang up.
I went to talk to Mike and he said maybe I "misunderstood" her and she sold the junk knives for that price, so I called her back, and this time she tells me she sold them for $80.00! I won't repeat the rest of that conversation, but Mike left right afterwards to go over there and confront her. When he got back, he told me she had sold all our pocket knives- junk and otherwise for $80.00 but she had given him $100.00 in cash when he pressed for answers as to why? Also, one of our custom knives, a special design that Mike designed for long-netters in Newport, had a price tag on it of $35.00! I am still so mad, I can't look this woman in the eyes. Supposedly, she does not know the man who bought all of these, and we now question her honesty. I guess we will never know what really happened, but I do know that this was a memorial day for us this weekend, and it has destroyed a friendship that once I treasured.