Post # 1
Hi All –
I have my heart set on some jewelry that is out of my price range and am debating if going over budget and planning on selling the pieces for about half of what I paid is a reasonable plan? It’s a beautiful Maria Elena comb and earrings that go for about $600 and $200 respectively, and I’d be happy with getting about half of that back – but am not sure if I’m being too hopeful. Does anyone have any advice on their experience trying to sell or buying used pieces? Just trying to see if my plan has any basis because I absolutely love the jewelry…
Post # 3
I would keep within your budget, things don’t always sell in the amount of time you need them too or at the price.
Check out glamgal.com. She has some amazing stuff at decent prices. Also keep an eye on ideeli and those sites, they get some amazing jewelry in at great prices if you have patience.
Post # 4
@metrodetroitbride: I never used this site before, but have you ever considered renting your jewelry? I’m sure there are more sites to choose from.
Post # 5
Thank you for the tips! Never even thought about renting but that is a great idea – My wedding isn’t until October so I have plenty of time to be patient!
Post # 6
I would think it might be pretty difficult to sell those pieces, but you just never know. Half off sounds about right, but the perfect buyer would have to really want them. Good luck with your decision!
Post # 7
Could you ask someone on etsy if they could make it for you?
Post # 8
I’m not too familiar with Etsy – but it is worth looking into? Does anyone have any tips for good vendors out there on Etsy or know of any who have done something along these lines before?
Post # 9
I’ve never actually gotten someone to make something for me, but I’ve heard other bees mention it. Maybe you could start a thread to ask for recommendations?
Post # 10
My advice would be to make sure you have some really nice photos taken with you wearing the accessories. I notice that when brides post pro pics (or at least nice point-and-shoot photos) wearing their veil or jewelry (with their dress and hair done) that they seem to get more interest parties. It lets potential buyers see everything together and helps them envision it on themselves 🙂 If nothing else, at least pose the items on something pretty and take a nice photo of them in natural sunlight. I bet if you do any of those things, you’ll get many inquiries. Good luck!