If you had a Tiffany ring to sell…

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Where should my friend list his ring?
    eBay : (25 votes)
    35 %
    I Do Now I Don't : (18 votes)
    25 %
    Give it to me! : (23 votes)
    32 %
    (added) Diamond Bistro : (5 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @vermonster:  I think eBay is a good option. I buy a lot of stuff off there and so does my FI. Both of us have bought a few higher end items off there with no problems. I think the one thing that your friend needs to consider if he chooses to sell off eBay is that its better if he has a few sells under his belt before he puts this ring up. I’ve found some great items on eBay that I would normally buy, but the seller had a “0” feedback so I didn’t end up buying from them, just because they have no history, no comments from other buyers etc. etc. etc.

    So it would be great if your friend could sell a few smaller items before putting the ring up, or if he could get someone who has a few sells completed to sell the ring for him (obviously your friend would have to know and trust this person lol)

    Post # 4
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    2302 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    he could try selling it through a diamond consignment – he’d need to look into which would give him the best deal. 

    try eragem.com and doverjewelry.com – they both specialize in selling pre owned rings and i think he’d get a good price from them. it’s definitely worth him sending photos and the specs and seeing how they’d price it. 

    Post # 5
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    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I’d probably do Diamondbistro instead of the above options.

     

    Post # 6
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    4494 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I’d do Diamondbistro as well.

    Post # 8
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    418 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    @abirdword:  +1. Definitely look into Diamondbistro.

    Post # 9
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    1327 posts
    Bumble bee

    @Stephville:  That’s very useful information!  I’m looking to sell some high-end cosmetics items – a couple of them are discontinued – do you think having no ebay experience (and therefore zero feedback) would also deter potential buyers?  What I’m selling are affordable luxuries, but they’re pricey for what they are.

    Post # 10
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    1327 posts
    Bumble bee

    @Stephville:  That’s very useful information!  I’m looking to sell some high-end cosmetics items – a couple of them are discontinued – do you think having no ebay experience (and therefore zero feedback) would also deter potential buyers?  What I’m selling are affordable luxuries, but they’re pricey for what they are.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee

    @vermonster:  I think he should be realistic with his idea of what he’s going to get for the ring. We know someone who has a 17k Tiffany ring that she is now trying to sell for $17k. I’m sorry, but if someone has 17k laying around, they’re not going to buy your used ring from you when they can get a brand new one. There is a very small market for used rings/diamonds. He will be lucky to get 1/10th of the price he paid.

    Post # 13
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    462 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I would go to ebay, since people will pay crazy high prices there.

    Post # 14
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    857 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @ChicFoodist:  I for sure think it will put off buyers, only because it has put off myself and my FI. That isn’t to say that no one will jump on to buy what your selling, but the more (positive) feedback you have the more buyers will take you seriously as a seller.

    But eveyone has to start some where when it comes to places like eBay. Everyone starts at a 0 and has to work up positive feedback over time. Make up is super counterfitted on places like eBay. Fake Mac stuff is all over the place there, so just make sure you take extra photos showing the box labels and the labels on the bottom of a product, showing the batch number (or whatever) to insure to buyers what your selling is legit and I think people will bite, you can normally get a vibe if an item is legit based on the photos provided.

    To me crappy “general” photos that don’t show much detail = its probably fake 
    But good photos that show the small details of an item (like I said batch numbers and etc) = its probably real

    Post # 15
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    1327 posts
    Bumble bee

    @Stephville:  Thanks for the tips!  Will take care to take and put up good pics. 😀

    Post # 16
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    364 posts
    Helper bee

    Try ebay, just tell him to take really good pictures and show the paperwork.  I resell a lot of my jewelry there with good success.  I sold a Tiffany etoile band that I had bought used and ended up making several hundred dollars on it (but only because I bought it used to begin with).

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