We’re happy to report that the check was cashed.
As we blogged several days ago, we mailed HSN rock god Jay King and his company a $90 check to pay for a stunning Carico Lake turquoise cuff that they made for us and sent us weeks ago.
The sterling cuff was to replace the Mine Finds by Jay King HSN TS that we had purchased, but returned because we felt it wasn’t up to snuff. We sent a $90 check to Jay’s crew because that was the cost the the Today’s Special.
In a nutshell, we felt that accepting the turquoise cuff — however well-meaning the thought behind it — would give the appearance of a conflict of interest. We didn’t consider it a so-called bribe, again, it was that “appearance” of a conflict that had us worried.
Our journalism cronies suggested we send the $90 to avoid that appearance.
Well, the check was cashed yesterday. So we will be keeping the pistachio green cuff, and will wear it in good health.
Thank you Jay and Stacie Chavez.