In the spring of 2017, a man named Eric Harris went to his local flower shop to buy flowers.
His plan was to take a couple of them home to his wife and daughters.
Harris was a regular customer at a local flower store, but he was curious about the prices.
So he bought one bouquet for $250 and was on his way home.
“I walked out of there and I had to go into a store and buy a whole bunch more,” he said.
“The store had these enormous rows of flowers.
I thought, I want to go to this store.
I want that one bouy.”
He went into a small room where he bought a couple more flowers, and a few hours later he was ready to walk to the store.
Harris told ABC News that he was a little intimidated by the price tags, but that he wanted to get his flowers as soon as possible.
“That’s when I knew, I’m not going to have a problem with it,” he recalled.
“But I have to be careful, because the store is not going sell my bouquet.”
The man had never sold flowers before.
Harris said he was able to convince the store that he wasn’t a con artist, and that he could take the money and buy his own flowers for the wedding.
The store’s assistant manager saw this and immediately realized that Harris was not a con-artist.
“You know, we have a reputation for selling fake flowers, so he was kind of a little surprised,” the manager said.
Harris did a little research on the Internet and learned that he needed to have an original certificate of authenticity from the seller to be able to take that money.
The salesman said Harris would need to have the certificate to make the purchase.
So Harris took the money, put it in his wallet, and left the store in the morning.
Within hours, he had more than $1,000 in flowers.
Harris took a photo of the receipt and sent it to ABC News.
The next day, the store notified Harris that he would have to pay $25,000 for the flowers he bought.
“He said, ‘Oh, I got my flowers,'” Harris recalled.
Harris didn’t want to pay that much, and he said he didn’t know what he was getting himself into.
He called his mother to find out.
“She told me that Eric Harris is a con man, and I just have to trust him,” Harris said.
The two spent about six weeks trying to work things out with the store, trying to negotiate prices and try to make arrangements for the ceremony.
Eventually, Harris was able get the store to lower the prices on some of the bouquets.
He even received an apology from the store manager, who told him that the store would be more than happy to make a deal for him.
Harris agreed to pay the $1.5 million and went home to buy a new bouquet.
He had an amazing time with his new bouquette.
He went to a fancy wedding with his friends.
He took the bride to dinner.
“All I remember was how beautiful it was,” Harris recalled of the day he bought the bouquet at the flower shop.
“This is what a dream comes true for me, to have this wonderful bouquet,” he added.
Harris had gotten his money back, and now his wedding day was much easier. “
When Harris got home, he saw that the woman he had bought the flowers from had gotten married.
The flowers that Harris bought were sold at a discount by the store for $500 a bouquet and $300 for a bouy. “
When I got home that day, it was my day, and my family, and we had a big smile on our faces,” Harris added.
The flowers that Harris bought were sold at a discount by the store for $500 a bouquet and $300 for a bouy.
The couple bought another bouquet, which cost $350, but Harris still had to pay more for the bride.
The man Harris bought flowers from in 2017 told ABC affiliate KTLA that it was “absolutely not fair” for him to have to take the bouffs home and pay the extra $400 for them.
“They should have charged $200,” the man said.
He said he wanted the bouys to be free for everyone.
“And it’s not fair for him,” he continued.
“What if you have to put them in a box and they’re on the way to your wedding?”
Harris told KTLA he was willing to pay even more money to get the bouy back.
“If it’s a small amount, it’s good enough for me,” he told the station.
Harris, who lives in South Carolina, said that he didn.
“Because I love them,” he explained.
“My heart was in them.”