As a parent of a teenager, I was able to observe the Valentine’s Day gift giving traditions of a small subset of teenagers. From what I saw, it was far more one-sided than when I was younger: the girls were gifted (rather lavishly), and some of the guys didn’t even get a card. I would have thought that things would be trending the other way, but maybe my sample is too limited.
The video is from College Humor’s site, and it’s a pretty clear, non-political explanation of why diamonds are a rip off. One of the claims in the video is that there’s no resale market for diamonds, but I thought you could still get a reasonable price for used diamond jewelry. Does anyone know whether buying a diamond is like driving a new car off the lot?