How to Sell your Jewelry
Trying to sell your Jewelry? You may have had the experience of trying to sell to places with signs, "Highest Prices Paid for Your Diamonds!", "Free Appraisals!". Was the offer price in a whole different category of prices than what you bought it for? Why do you think those appraisals are free? When someone is a buyer, they cannot offer an unbiased appraisal. They want to buy your jewelry for the lowest price possible.
Many people want to know where the best place is to sell their Jewelry. While there are many options, if you want to maximize the selling price, you're probably best off to bring your Jewelry to an Auction House, or listing it in a Classified ad. We offer a Jewelry Classified section and since its inception, most people seem to sell rather quickly if the seller provides enough documentation. You can also use Craigslist or eBay. The benefit of Craigslist is that due to the local nature of the ad, you might be able to meet the potential buyer face to face. Making both sides feel more comfortable. On the downside, you are likely to reach a smaller audience of potential buyers... Jewelry auctions for individuals on eBay are very hard and quite competitive. Between the fees and security needed to make the deal go through, it might not be the best bet. eBay seems to do better with other categories.
No matter which avenue you choose, make sure you find out what your Jewelry is worth first, through a totally independent appraiser. And be sure to obtain appropriate documentation. The buyer won't buy if they don't have enough information proving you are the owner of the Jewelry and are trustworthy enough to risk sending off funds.
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