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Dori Rhoades Accientally Sells $18K Earrings for $20

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A woman who was having a garage sale accidentally sold her $18,000 earrings for $20 when she forgot that they were inside of a jean jacket.

Dori Rhoades, 38, hid the earrings with $1,500 and a ring inside the jacket because she thought it was a safe way to prevent being robbed. 

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But Rhoades' strategy failed her when she forgot about storing the items in the jacket and sold it at her garage sale.

"I volunteer in my kids' classrooms multiple times a week, I work full time, I think anyone who is a mother knows. You give so much of yourself that sometimes your brain stops working. That morning, I sold the jean jacket without even a thought. For $20," she said.

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This isn't the first time someone has sold jewelry for way below its worth. In early June, a woman's $23,000 ring sold for $10 because her husband forgot it was in the box he had taken to a garage sale. 

Fortunately, that ring was returned.

Rhoades is hopeful her story will also have a happy ending.

"It's my hope someone out there sees the story and knows the person who bought the jacket…I've just been beating myself up."

Sources: Inquisitr, NY Daily News