r/therewasanattempt Jan 20 '22 Silver 3 Helpful 3 Wholesome 1

to rob a jewellery store

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u/DrNarcissus Jan 20 '22

The perfect ad for the display maker....

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u/RealColdStorm03 Jan 20 '22

Lmao imagine if they really made an ad out of a robbery attempt

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u/jfun4 Jan 20 '22

Shit I would, it's brilliant and basically free lol

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u/agent_catnip Jan 21 '22

You'd have to get their consent first.

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u/jfun4 Jan 21 '22

Only if they are willing to identify themselves by showing up in those sweet helmets and then revealing themselves by having the Scooby Doo gang take them off.

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u/dude_asuh Jan 21 '22

They would have gotten away with it too..

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u/EzNameMark Jan 21 '22

If it weren't for four teenagers and their dog

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u/tipjarman Jan 21 '22

Meddling kids

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u/TheBestLittlePotato Jan 20 '22

In Quebec, the government made an ad using real footage of a car accident where someone died.

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u/ImAStupidFace Jan 20 '22

That's kind of yikes though

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u/Illustrious_Ad4691 Jan 20 '22 Helpful

Fairly effective, though. I haven’t driven through Quebec since the ad aired. Of course, I’m from California and have never driven out of state. Or seen the ad.

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u/ihaveabaguetteknife Jan 20 '22

Had me in the first half.

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u/moneymarcus90 Jan 20 '22

It worked then

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u/cochlearist Jan 20 '22

Just the mere idea that they made one keeps Californian drivers out!

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u/Illustrious_Ad4691 Jan 20 '22

We really are the worst!

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u/cochlearist Jan 20 '22

I don't know I've been to some countries and I've been to California, I'm not sure you're in the bottom half of I'm honest!

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u/earth_worx Jan 20 '22

I've been to some countries (and I'm from a few countries) and I've been to Miami. In all the places I've driven in the USA, I'd put Miami as the absolute freakiest.

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u/johngreenink Jan 20 '22

....and you don't have a license...?

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u/TheBestLittlePotato Jan 20 '22

It was a pretty good but quite shocking ad. It was about driving safely.

Edit : Also they asked the family before using the footage.

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u/[deleted] Jan 20 '22

I would def want this if it were me, cos id hope my death could be used for others to be safer

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u/finngreen614 Jan 20 '22 Helpful

I can't believe they'd kill someone and film it just for a commercial

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u/genoherpasyphilaids Jan 20 '22

Real life can be yikes no need to sugar coat certain things

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u/42DaisyPusher Jan 21 '22

r/IdiotsinCars did a lot to make me a more careful driver. I remember there are truly crazy drivers out there, and I’m more cautious.

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u/Sourlick_Sweet_001 Jan 20 '22

Projet Orange ?!

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u/TheBestLittlePotato Jan 21 '22

That's the name of the group who made the ad.

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u/Sourlick_Sweet_001 Jan 21 '22

The music band ;)) Here's the music video https://youtu.be/hsn6LdhbOEI

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u/sh4d0wm4n2018 Jan 21 '22

Quebec goes fucking hard with their advertising though

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u/_Critical_shiter_ Jan 20 '22

My uncle once participated to an illegal rally race with the guy that died

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u/Barsahg Jan 20 '22

Hahaha right

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u/rudeboygiulinaughty Jan 20 '22

I came here just to say this and I genuinely thought nobody else would have said it

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u/GeneralAcrobatic8171 Jan 20 '22

Just break the fucking lock, surely it’d be easier to break than the obviously bulletproof glass

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u/Jaeger562 Jan 20 '22 edited Jan 21 '22

The lock is made from the same glass material.

I have similar display case at home and when the salesmen asked me if I wanted the glass lock I thought he was dicking me around.

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u/[deleted] Jan 20 '22

TIL glass material lock - fascinating.

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u/LostHomunculus Jan 21 '22

In the middle of the night: "A click from one....a click from two... Three is binding..."

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u/Very-likely-high Jan 21 '22

Me: “how is this video only 18 seconds of LPL single-pick picking NORADS door lock”

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u/-beefy Jan 20 '22

Curious what the lockpickinglawyer would think of it. I wonder if the lock core is as strong as the rest, or if it could be raked or bumped open.

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u/UpDaWazooo Jan 21 '22

"It's the lockpickinglawyer, and what I have for you today is a jewelry display case lock. Let's see how hard it is to properly open this up with some supplies you'd find in your house."

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u/crazymoon Jan 21 '22

Pulls out bread yeast

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u/Aquillyne Jan 21 '22

Link or I call bullshit.

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u/Jaeger562 Jan 21 '22

I didn't know the "/s" was going to be necessary

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u/Cea_Jae Jan 21 '22

The best always is

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u/finding_bliss Jan 21 '22

I was like how rich is this mf that he has a personal version of this lmaooo

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u/GearJunkie82 Jan 20 '22

These folks are are not what you'd call 'thinkers'.

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u/RevengineerIII Jan 20 '22

Hard workers though! They would make way more money bustin out Sheetrock or concrete

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u/GearJunkie82 Jan 21 '22

And not a single pair of workboots in the bunch.

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u/RyanPWM Jan 20 '22

Except, spoiler, the lock is also bullet proof glass. That’s not a joke. It’s a real thing.

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u/Alone_Phrase_6142 Jan 20 '22

can you send a link to a picture of one of those

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u/SonOfFavor Jan 20 '22

I tried to Google a bulletproof glass lock but nothing pops up pertaining to it.

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u/LoveAlfie1 Jan 20 '22

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u/radmadicalhatter Jan 20 '22

Sonofa BEEITCH!

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u/NicolaAtorino Jan 20 '22

Got me

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u/LoveAlfie1 Jan 20 '22

At least it's a fresh version. 🤙

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u/MadnessAsMuse Jan 20 '22

The adrenaline of impulsive decisions like wearing a helmet to a heist makes it very difficult to keep a cool head and make quick change of plans. Smash and grab means smash and grab not smash precise object which must be identified and then targeted so that you can infiltrate rather than demolish the protection. Totally different level heist bro. Put that graduate cap, son, and keep your voice down. You’re gonna get us roped into some crime syndicate or honeypot online.

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u/Doombeard86 Jan 20 '22 hehehehe

When you’re trying to get the diamond ore with a wooden pickaxe.

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u/RealColdStorm03 Jan 20 '22

More like obsidian

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u/[deleted] Jan 20 '22

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u/HalfSoul30 Jan 20 '22

More like bedrock

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u/[deleted] Jan 20 '22

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u/xmaswiz Jan 21 '22 edited Jan 21 '22

More like end portal frames

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u/SnooMaps3021 Jan 21 '22

More like the void

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u/Spandian Jan 21 '22

When you're trying to get the obsidian ore with the bedrock.

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u/Kanaka_5 Jan 20 '22

When you work full 40+ hours in construction for your real job and you see your buddy must work for the city and county

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u/bonniebindi Jan 21 '22

I quickly read this as "one wooden pancake".

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u/quietstorm1984 Jan 20 '22

Did they try hitting it harder?

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u/Static1589 Jan 20 '22

No, but when the first case wouldn't break after smashing it a hundred times, they were at least smart enough to try another case.

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u/qiyua Jan 21 '22

But it looks like there was a hole by the 15th smash. Moving to the next one is kinda just like starting over. If you’ve already made progress I would say to keep going with it, no?

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u/meldondaishan Jan 21 '22

Liker seriously... focus fire yo.

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u/Leszkcruz Jan 20 '22

"That sounds like something Goku would say"

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u/xxxThe_Infernoxx Jan 21 '22

"Yes, and you remember that time you've never beaten him?"

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u/Saiyan-Zero Jan 20 '22

Man, Payday sure made it look easy

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u/TheReverseShock Jan 20 '22

Breaks open glass with wad of money and crams into infinite duffel bags

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u/EpicBlueDrop Jan 20 '22

can only carry 3 body bags

Can carry infinite money bags

Payday 2 logik

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u/TheReverseShock Jan 20 '22

can't move body without body bag

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u/hitemlow Jan 21 '22

Body bags used to be infinite too. Then they made them limited because people kept complaining that we had limited zip ties and infinite body bags.

So now we just kill all the civs and don't bag the bodies.

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u/TerrorLTZ Jan 21 '22

1 smol item is a Whole bag.

can put many jewerly in his pockets.

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u/Raser43 Jan 20 '22

Maybe it is a different type of glass I also run around in a full body ballistic vest hip firing an LMG and drinking copious amounts of whiskey, so I doubt that it really matters.

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u/whydocatfishsmell Jan 20 '22

Strong ass glass

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u/RealColdStorm03 Jan 20 '22

They should have bought an enchanted pickaxe smh

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u/Vlacas12 Jan 20 '22 edited Jan 20 '22

Or a drill/saw that breaks down every few seconds. (Payday)

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u/bruisedlefttesti Jan 20 '22 edited Jan 20 '22

Or a ceramic coaster… ceramic is Kryptonite to glass

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u/Toxicsully Jan 20 '22

It's not the glass they can't get through, its the polyurethane and, I'm guessing, polycarbonate that glass is bonded to. Honestly, that laminate could have held up better. It might just be glass / urethane / glass.

Source: Am a glass lamination engineer.

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u/Skyrmir Jan 20 '22

I'd bet you're right about the urethane. Polycarb would have bounced the hammers back in their faces. Pretty sure a cordless concrete saw would get the job done, might gum up the blade though. That'd be an interesting test.

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u/Toxicsully Jan 20 '22

Counter intuitively, i think they would have had more luck going after that frame to dislodge that sheet. It looks thin, and I doubt it's bonded to the glass at all.

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u/Skyrmir Jan 20 '22

Could be, or as someone else suggested, break the back glass that's often just plate glass mirror. Even if it's something serious, there's a gap where you can put in a crowbar to at least get ahold of something. Bashing through the middle is just a recipe for lots of shredded fingers and a mess.

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u/[deleted] Jan 20 '22

I waited to see if when he put his hand in it if he was going to cut himself.

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u/[deleted] Jan 20 '22

Too bad they didn't take physics or pay attention. People always underestimate the sciences in school and application in life.

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u/[deleted] Jan 20 '22

Thanks for breaking down the composition for us non engineers. 🙂

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u/gadgettgo Jan 20 '22

CRYPTONIGHT

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u/LootGodamn Jan 20 '22

The night for cryptocurrencies

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u/JeselAvlis Jan 20 '22

I feel like cryp tonight, cryp tonight..

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u/TheReverseShock Jan 20 '22

Just hit it that fixes it sometimes.

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u/Sacrificial-Toenail Jan 20 '22

20% of the time it does it itself

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u/RevengineerIII Jan 20 '22

Did you try unplugging it and plugging back in?

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u/TrailsideDairy Jan 20 '22

Thank you for that 😂 I’ve played PayDay 2. Broken ass drills…

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u/WolvesAreCool2461 Jan 21 '22

What third world country made this drill?!

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u/Sacrificial-Toenail Jan 20 '22

Comically large spoon should do the trick

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u/aykay55 Jan 21 '22

It’s most likely laminated so even when the glass cracks it still is not permeable nor does it scatter. This is the type of glass you would NOT want in a car window as it would mean you could not escape very easily through the window.

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u/crseat Jan 20 '22

What is ass glass?

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u/Skyrmir Jan 20 '22

Gorilla glass with a sticky bottom.

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u/reaper_ya_creepers Jan 20 '22

They watched too many movies where the glass just shatters when touched and thought "hey, I can do that".

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u/RevengineerIII Jan 20 '22

I love the don’t give up attitude… “the side didn’t break, let’s try the top. The top didn’t break, let’s try 3 feet down.” Guy #2 comes over like, “you’re doing it wrong… you need to use this smaller hammer! Damn, I thought that would work. Oh well let’s try the side again maybe you softened it up.” Meanwhile red helmet supervisor just standing there like, “I just brought my gun, you guys are the demolition experts.”

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u/tthriller8 Jan 20 '22

This funny af

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u/outerworldLV Jan 20 '22

Would’ve been funny if they were locked in and the store doors were made of this glass...as the police rolled up.

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u/stylesm11 Jan 20 '22

Time to start hammerin

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u/GreamDesu Jan 21 '22

And police wearing glass wests

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u/HarmonyTheConfuzzled Jan 20 '22 Silver

Why do they keep giving up and moving to different spots? Wouldn’t you get through faster by just focusing on a single spot?

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u/EatYourCheckers Jan 20 '22

I thought the same thing. You have a hole! Stick in the hole area!

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u/EvulRabbit Jan 21 '22

Seems these guys can't get it in the hole.

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u/TheLostPyromancer Jan 20 '22

That’s implying that they are smart

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u/G2idlock Mar 03 '22

They aren't thieves because of their witts and/ or smarts.

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u/Do-It-Anyway Jan 20 '22

Me? Trying to steal? I saw a spider sir, I swear!

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u/watty_101 Jan 20 '22

The glass probably cost more to replace than the jewelry cost them to buy

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u/supified Jan 20 '22

I think so too. It boggles my mind anyone bothers with jewelry. The retail price maybe high but the resale value is almost nothing.

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u/EmEmPeriwinkle Jan 20 '22

Especially at commercial places like this. I worked at a jeweler (not jewelry store) and I can't tell you how many guys cane in with a ring and reciept for a mall shop that said the ring was 6k+ and the damn thing was crap. Sometimes they were still making payments, and we could tell them to exchange it for a bunch of 10k men's bands or something more worth the weight. Telling people we can only sell it for 1k kind of broke them.

Also the back sliding door on those cases is probably just a normal mirror and can be shattered in one swing.

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u/supified Jan 20 '22

I have a ring from an actual jeweler. They tell me the retail value is 1200, but I doubt it's worth more than a tenth of that if I ever tried reselling it. I'm not mad though, it's beautiful and has pretty designs in it.

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u/EmEmPeriwinkle Jan 20 '22

It's hard for a consumer to know. :( reselling rings is a bit like reselling a couch though. Poor resale.

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u/Mabarax Jan 20 '22

Is there any sort of jewellery that sells less worse off than others? Or do they all have bad resell value

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u/EmEmPeriwinkle Jan 20 '22

When I looked for a new jeweler I took a lot of time taking the same ring twice to each local shop. After reading all the reviews. Once dressed very casual and once dressed very nice. I also inquired after the same peices they had for sale each time, after checking the gold value that day. By seeing who treated me differently in my professional wear and how, I was able to see which jeweler was the most honest and fair. This did take several months. But no jewelry purchase should be a rush anyway, no matter the reason. So there was plenty of time to get it right.

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u/fredandlunchbox Jan 20 '22

Are lab-grown diamonds the new cubic zirconia? By that I mean are they considered a sign of poor taste?

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u/EmEmPeriwinkle Jan 20 '22

No they are more ethical and more cost effective. The diamond industry is horribly inflated by de beers and really needs an overhaul. People shame lab diamonds but balk when you ask how they like thier blood diamond. It's very two faced. Even de beers is stepping into the lab market. So I expect it to expand.

Lab created diamonds are far superior to cz and natural diamonds and only a trained eye could maybe tell the difference.

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u/fredandlunchbox Jan 20 '22

Awesome, I welcome the change. They’re just so much cheaper it seems like there must be a catch. Thanks for the reply — I’d definitely read an AMA if you did one.

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u/MelonRingJones Jan 20 '22 edited Jan 20 '22

Eh, it's complicated. Typically the raw materials of a piece of jewelry are worth 1/3 to 1/2 of the retail value, the rest comes from labor and overhead of maintaining the store, since the piece will typically take years to sell, if it ever does.

When people try to resell their jewelry, unless it's a particularly nice and fashionable piece, it's probably going to be melted down and sold to an assayer. If that's the case, the person buying it is going to to charge a percentage for the trouble, and the assayer will also.

If it was a nice, timeless piece, with expensive stones, you can actually make money on it after a decade or two. If it's brand new, you'd better be getting at least half the retail or you're just rushing the process for drugs/emergency or something, lol. In theory if you wait for an interested buyer like the jeweler was, you can get nearly full price.

(yes, I'm a jeweler, lol)

Tl;dr: cheap jewelery depreciates. Quickly. Unique jewelry or that having rare expensive stones gets more expensive with age.

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u/supified Jan 20 '22

Wow. Thanks so much for this excellent response. I love learning things from an expert source like this.

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u/MelonRingJones Jan 20 '22

Don't mention it. It's a complicated and often opaque business, but most jewelers would prefer people knew more about it

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u/MelonRingJones Jan 20 '22

Jeweler here: no. Lol. If they have that kind of glass, it's likely a condition of their insanely expensive insurance. They likely have millions of dollars in there or make an absurd number of sales per week.

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u/By_The_80s Jan 20 '22

Hammer time

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u/blimpinthesky Jan 20 '22

Stop

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u/FBI_under_your_cover Jan 20 '22

Wait a Minute

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u/W4FF13_G0D Jan 20 '22

Bro i've been waiting for two hours now

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u/Aganihm1 Jan 20 '22

Can't touch this

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u/TnakLss Jan 20 '22

Aww, they think it’s GTA

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u/MonicaRising Jan 20 '22

It was a fun mission in GTA. IRL? Not so much

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u/TnakLss Jan 20 '22

Unfortunately the sentencing in real like isn’t a loading screen

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u/G_Viceroy Jan 20 '22

No loading screens go way quicker than bullpen waiting times.

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u/Faun4box Jan 20 '22 Helpful

Elon Musk should use this glass in his Cyber Truck.

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u/youre_not_going_to_ Jan 20 '22

What a bunch of idiots, there’s a sliding door on the other side

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u/TnakLss Jan 20 '22

It’d be locked though, right?

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u/blimpinthesky Jan 20 '22

I still imagine that it would be easier to break the lock than the glass. Or maybe just ask one of the employees politely for the key. Never hurts to be kind

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u/G_Viceroy Jan 20 '22

You bust that lock off and you can slide the doors. Use a broom to clear out the glass in the tracks so it doesn't jam.

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u/TnakLss Jan 20 '22

I recon you could get whatever person is behind the counter to give you the key for it, but imma dip on this convo before we get put on a list

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u/youre_not_going_to_ Jan 20 '22

It was sarcastic

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u/TnakLss Jan 20 '22

Oh, sorry. my b

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u/TBoneHolmes Jan 20 '22

You’re probably right tho, I bet the sliding glass door is a weaker glass. I think they should go back and try your idea.

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u/Sylvers Jan 20 '22

"Fek it. Take the chairs!"

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u/beardedBroistaken Jan 20 '22

Can I get that tempered glass on my phone?

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u/Toxicsully Jan 20 '22

It's definitely not tempered. Closer to the laminated glass on a car windshield

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u/purju Jan 20 '22

but on east-german uber steroids

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u/LiterOfColah Jan 20 '22

Whoever made that glass should make IPhone Screens and fix my old game boy

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u/G_Viceroy Jan 20 '22

Apple would never let them.

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u/[deleted] Jan 20 '22

Wow! Pretty amazed by that glass resistance.

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u/alansmithy123X Jan 20 '22

Time to go home lads

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u/__--0_0--__ Jan 20 '22

No gym today.

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u/ImARetPaladinBaby Jan 20 '22

Yep, you’d need window poppers for those. I think they use laminated glass nowadays

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u/denim_crow Jan 20 '22

Came for the jewels, stayed for the crossfit

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u/AZMD911 Jan 20 '22

Lol, if those dudes put so much effort into a real job they'd be rich too

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u/danielosw Jan 20 '22

Ice Climbers?

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u/Xalorend Jan 21 '22

With all the effort they made with those hammers, I bet it would have been faster to straight up go to a gold mine and get some gold directly from there.

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u/bushybones Jan 21 '22

Best promo for this company’s glass. They should just play this video in ads

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u/posaune123 Jan 20 '22

Truly shitty people

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u/Puzzled_Reference_76 Jan 20 '22

Background music: why don't you get a job?

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u/KnobbyPlonker Jan 21 '22

Little chimp brains. "Well the glass doesn't break over here let me try over here on the exact same display case". "Yo dis sheeit gowan be jus' like GTA n sheeit muhfuggaz"

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u/drew489 Jan 21 '22

It's no coincidence that most criminals are very stupid.

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u/tertl1975 Jan 20 '22

Would have saved a lot of effort if they just jumped over the counter and smashed the locks and opened the case.

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u/patronmtl Jan 20 '22

Whack-a-mole styles

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u/Moonfluffy Jan 20 '22

That’s some ACME glass right there

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u/Shot-Technology7555 Jan 20 '22

Wish my phone screen was that durable...

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u/[deleted] Jan 20 '22

Indeed.

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u/SchleeperAgent Jan 20 '22

Legend has it they’re still there to this day.

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u/GearJunkie82 Jan 21 '22

From 2017. Legend has it they're still trying to get into these display cases to this day.

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u/Beepboopbop69420360 Jan 21 '22

Noobs try to raid top players house in Minecraft server

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u/Far-Resist3844 Jan 21 '22

mallets are not good bullet proof glass breakers... sharpbstuff works best...

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u/AtomicFox84 Jan 21 '22

Been funnier if the case was designed to drop the jewery to a more secure box below the display, at the sign of being hit with hammers.

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u/tdawoe143 Jan 20 '22

Peaceful protest

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u/PotentialDig5503 Jan 20 '22

These dudes would be better off getting into construction and earning an honest living.

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u/Haunted8track Jan 20 '22

Lexan doesn’t play

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u/Electronic_Algae_418 Jan 20 '22

This footage can be used as an advertisement for that company

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u/munkeyu4 Jan 20 '22

Smash, no grab robbery...

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u/[deleted] Jan 20 '22

Ha ha ha

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u/Lakefish_ Jan 20 '22

God with as much as they swing those hammers, I'd love to hire them to cut firewood

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u/baniman Jan 20 '22

that old nintendo game Ice Climbers

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u/Max_Jubjuice_xiix Jan 20 '22

Haha the good ol rubber glass.

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u/jtshinn Jan 20 '22

Laminated glass is a structural part of modern cars. It doesn’t play.

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u/Jws0209 Jan 20 '22

Hows this type of glass work?

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u/strumpetsarefun Jan 21 '22

Laminated glass. Basically two (minimum) pieces of glass with a laminate piece between. The laminate is a thermo-plastic or vinyl etc that is bonded between the glass like a sandwich. Each piece of glass thickness can vary, 4mm 6mm 8mm. I’ve installed quad laminated glass veils that measured nearly 100mm in thickness. Insanely strong because of the laminate, but glass is glass. It breaks.

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u/Alazteir Jan 20 '22

Hmm this technique barely broke the first pane, lets try that again on a fresh one.

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u/uh_der Jan 21 '22

"do not lean on glass"

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u/Epicbruhpizza Jan 21 '22

Wouldn’t a pickaxe do the trick

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u/cereal_state Jan 21 '22

Good thing they wore helmets, safety first!

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u/Rylie599 Jan 21 '22

That's some serious advertising for the glass company right there

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u/crazymoon Jan 21 '22

Its like all those years of whack a mole were for nothing lol

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u/Roonwogsamduff Jan 21 '22

Looks like they're workin' on tha railroad ta me

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u/EvulRabbit Jan 21 '22

Yet if the dumbasses went behind the counter and beat the lock a few times, it would pop right open.

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u/Pokemon-fan96 Jan 21 '22

Glass case made by Nokia!

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u/kyotomewmew Jan 21 '22

Wouldn't it be easier to threaten the staff with the hammer?

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u/PapuGamer7_YT Jan 21 '22

The perfect glass dont exis….