We lined up for the Hilo Hattie (HH) free shuttle from the pier to the HH store in Maui. (Not a bad way to see some of the island.) The HH representative gave me a key to a treasure chest at the Maui Divers' Jewelry counter in the HH store. "If you open the chest with this key you will win what's inside." Mmmmm, I was a bit suspicious, but what the heck?
On arriving at HH we came across the Maui Divers counter and tried to open the treasure chest. Of course the key didn't work, but hey, I still won! I was guided to the pearl counter and offered to choose an oyster to open on the spot and then I would have the pearl at a 40% discount; only $9 for the pearl. After the BS around the opening of the oyster we were again ushered to the counter with the settings available for the pearl, I had won (for $9). Talk about rubbish jewellery if ever I had seen it. The settings were supposed to be gold, but they were so flimsy they would break with five seconds of wear; well maybe five days. The cost of the settings was absurd for what they were, and I told the representative I didn't like any of their settings. But then the hard sell came.."you can buy another pearl and make earrings!". I couldn't believe it, I just walked away and told my husband to buy the pearl and we made a quick exit from the store. Quite frankly if anyone thinks the Maui Divers' Jewelry is good jewellery then they are fools and deserve to be separated from their money. And by the way, my brother-in-law is a manufacturing jeweller, so I do know the difference between good and poor quality mass-jewellery.
I'm sure this type of hard pressure sales technique would be outlawed in Australia.
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