I have a diamond ring that I'm finally willing to part with after about two years too long, and I've been considering selling it on eBay. I've only used eBay to buy a handful of things over the years (mostly back in 98/99, though I did buy an old PC game last year), so my feedback rating is both old and tiny (a 9). Does anyone have any advice if that would be a problem? There is a "We-Sell-Your-Stuff-on-eBay" store near me, so I could use them, but they take about a 30% cut of your sales, which seems huge. Still, some money is better than none money, which is what I'm getting for holding onto the ring for now. Is eBay a good way to get rid of the ring, or should I try to sell it somewhere else? Any and all input is valued. Thanks!
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I've sold some stuff on there without having much feedback and it's never been a problem. Just give a few pictures and provide as much detail as you can. I wouldn't bother with the we sell on ebay place, or a pawn shop. You won't get near as much from a pawn place as you would on ebay most likely.
I've been selling and buying on eBay for almost 7yrs, now. Don't worry about your feedback total as much as your percentage of positives.
The Sell-It-On-Ebay stores are really convenient, if you don't have the time or the know how to sell it yourself.
If you decide to go this alone some advice. Make sure you list all the information you can. Size, shape etc... are obvious. But where you bought it from, when you bought it. If there is an existing service plan or annual cleaning service (some chain stores offer this).
Have you had it appraised? Do you know it's worth, and how much you'd like to get for it. Is it insured? Anything that is documented, take pictures and show them in the listing.
Take DJs advice and look around some pawn shops to get an idea what they are paying and search on eBay to see what similar items are selling for.
Once your ready to go. Spend some time making the listing page attractive. Take the gallery picture option, bold headline and perhaps if you expect to ake a decent bit of money, you can pay to have the listing appear on the eBay main page.
I did this a few years ago. I had autographs of the NY baseball Giants teams (entire teams) from 1942-1954. After about a month of research and so, I made a killing on the listing. The listing itself cost me nearly $100, but it was well worth it.
If you need any other advice or ideas, feel free to PM me.
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