Deciding to sell your jewelry in San Francisco can be an intimidating experience. Where do you go? Who can you trust? How do you know if you're selling your jewelry in San Francisco to the best/most reputable buyer? Here are a few tips to consider if you have decided to sell jewelry in San Francisco:
- Find an established buyer: In the jewelry business, reputation is all one has. Make sure you're working with someone who has been buying jewelry in San Francisco for some time and who has an established track record. All sorts of fly by night companies pop up at a moments notice. We suggest finding a jewelry buyer in San Francisco who has earned their clients' trust over many years, if not decades.
- Do your research: There is a ton of info available online (sometimes too much info!) and you should do your homework. Search around and get a realistic sense of what your items might sell for. Understand that what you may have PAID for your items (especially if you purchased in a traditional retail environment) may be very different than what your jewelry is WORTH on the secondary market. Avoid being misled by websites where people can list their items for whatever amount they want (eBay). What someone LISTS their items for is very different from what items are actually SELLING for.
- Check out Yelp!: There is no better judge of a business than the clients who have already utilized their services...and if they took the time to write a review on Yelp, then their opinion is probably worth listening to (good or bad). Beware of reviews that are too heavily swayed one way or the other, as they very well may be written by competitive businesses trying to tarnish a competitor's reputation. But get a sense of what the majority has to say about a company and trust your instincts.
- Visit more than one jewelry buyer in San Francisco: There is no rule saying that you have to sell your jewelry in San Francisco to the first company you meet with. Take a few meetings and see what kind of offers you get. Even if the offers are lower than you expected and you decide not to sell your jewelry in San Francisco, at least you will get a bit of education regarding the secondary market. But hopefully you'll find a buyer that you trust who is making you a fair offer, and you leave having completed a fair and honest transaction.
At 66mint, we pride ourselves in our over 100 year history of purchasing jewelry from the public. We are thrilled anytime one of our clients takes the time to write a positive review post working with us, and if a review is less than 5 stars we always reach out to find out why and/or to clarify any misunderstanding. We are confident that 66mint will make you the best offer on your jewelry, and hope that we will be your last stop when seeking a potential jewelry buyer in San Francisco.
We encourage you to make an appointment for a free evaluation so you can find out what your jewelry is worth. And should you decide to sell your jewelry in San Francisco, it would be our pleasure to serve you.