I want to buy a ring off of Ebay… but I'm nervous!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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3165 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Yep! I am an ebay seller & I bought my

moissy ring off ebay– ebay and paypal protects you and if they have a return policy that’s even better. Go for it! Just pay with paypal!

Post # 3
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2150 posts
Buzzing bee

mrsgarkenzie:  you’ll be protected if you pay with paypal if anything were to go wrong.

FI bought my e-ring off ebay from a seller with a history of positive reviews. I love the ring and it appraised for double what he paid for it.

Post # 5
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438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

My ring is from Etsy. My partner paid with Paypal and double checked both the return policy and Etsy’s policy. We went and got it appraised right away and it was worth triple what we paid for it! That being said, I’m sure with Ebay + Paypal you’ll be completely covered. I’d just make sure to get it appraised right away and wear it for a day to see if it’s ‘your’ ring! Congrats on your purchase!

Post # 6
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958 posts
Busy bee

Pay with a credit card through PayPal, not your bank account.  That way, you’re also protected by your credit card’s protection plan if something goes wrong, as well as PayPal and eBay’s protection services (credit card protection usually lasts longer than PayPal’s – 90 days to 6 months to dispute charges, depending on the exact scenario and terms, as opposed to PayPal’s 45 days).  You can pay the credit card off right away if you were planning on paying for it in cash/bank funds.

Post # 7
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94 posts
Worker bee

Don’t be just make sure to use paypal and you will be fine! My husband just won my ring on a bid through eBay and he pretty much stole it. It’s a 2.16ct solitare and he only paid $2,000 I just had it appraised at $15,000 I was so proud of him lol 

Post # 9
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1802 posts
Buzzing bee

Don’t be nervous! My SO bought the ring that he is still sitting on off of eBay. It was literally the only ring that I looked at and loved, so even though he wasn’t planning on proposing anytime soon he wanted to get it for me. The lady he worked with was nice (allowed a payment plan and lowered the price). Just make sure to read the seller’s reviews and pay through PayPal. I use PayPal for everything I do online, and I have had to dispute things in the past. PP works quickly to refund your money if the seller is in the wrong! 

Post # 10
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695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I got my stone from E-bay.  The stone was from Thailand.  I was very nervous.  But, I got it appraised by a respected jeweler for much higher that what I paid for it.  I’m very happy with my stone.  But, I understand being nervous.

 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  chica95110.
Post # 11
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1102 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Be careful. There is no way you can get a good quality diamond for 1/10th of the price of a real “good quality” diamond just because it is sold on ebay. Majority of the time these stones are “clarity enhanced” or flawed stones with temporary filler to give the appearance that the stone is free of inclusions. I buy and sell jewelry and can tell you that there is no way on this earth an ebay seller would sell a high quality diamond for $2K if another ebay seller is selling it for $10K. Do your research.

Post # 13
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94 posts
Worker bee

soy:  my diamond isn’t the best cut or clarity obviously but it’s decent and it’s the size I want. Obviously it happens considering that my diamond was just appraised for $15,000 and he won it for $2,000. You can say it’s rare that it happens but you can’t say it doesn’t happen at all when that just isn’t true 

Post # 14
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1102 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

megan.knapp.58:  I will stand by my opinion. Selling diamonds is not charity work. If a jeweler could make $20K off selling a stone they previously sold for $5K they wouldn’t be selling it for $5K, they’d be selling it for $20K.

ie- appraisal value means nothing tbh and that ebay auction speaks volumes. If you relisted your stone at auction tomorrow under the exact same condition you bought it do you really think it would be auctioned off at $15K when your FI paid $2K for it yesterday?

I don’t mean to be rude, just honest.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

megan.knapp.58:  The proof is on your finger. Even if that was a clarity enhanced diamond, I sure as heck would pay over $2000 for that ring!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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