Photo: Michael @ NW Lens
When you break up with someone, should you return any gifts?Not according to Never Liked It Anyway, where those unlucky in love can sell mementos of failed relationships and divulge the dirt behind the gift.
And it’s not just teddy bears and uneaten chocolates—disenchanted lovers are selling wedding dresses, rings, weekend wedding packages and anything else adding to their baggage (including the baggage itself).
All for a substantial discount.
Someone Loved It Once
Part store and part advice column, the site calls itself “the place where once loved gifts from once loved partners get a second chance.” Instead of just facilitating a sale, it also provides a space for the seller’s story.
Never Liked It Anyway was founded by a woman who made it through a major breakup herself and recognised the benefit of cleaning out her closet … and profiting in the process.
For us (admittedly not in the throes of a violent parting of ways), the site raises two questions:
Is It Hilarious, or Sad?
We’re happy to see the sellers get revenge (or at least revenue) after their heartbreak. But so many of the confessions in the Tell It section (in which users spill but don’t sell) are stories of men doing horrible things and women in horrible situations. The headline “NICE BOOTS BAD GUY” made us laugh … but the person who got dumped while her mother was dying broke our hearts.
Is It Cost-Effective, or Cursed?
From a consumer view, it’s a great deal! Over $1,000 off of a Tiffany wedding band? It sounds too good to be true. And maybe it is. If you believe in karma, acquiring trinkets from failed relationships just might doom you to the same fate. Then again: Wedding dresses for 40% off!
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