Don't feel bad OP, I had about 30 BoE Dropped set items that I had been carrying around. I wanted to see if they looked any different before I sold them off in the Guild Store. Well, after seeing that they looked no different than regular in game stuff.....
....I headed over to the Blacksmithing station and just deconstructed them. Grrr
FFXIV does something that I feel all MMOs should do for BoE items.
Equipment in FFXIV don't bind until you earn any amount of EXP in combat while wearing them. Conveniently, this both solves the problem of accidental binding and allows people to "try on" equipment to see looks and the like without binding it.