August 9th, 2023
How to Spot Fake Watch Buyers
Here’s how to find online jewelry & watch buyers who you can trust.
Selling watches and jewelry to online buyers is a relatively new way to get money for your valuables. Just as it is comfortable, it also comes with some learning curves. If you don’t already have an online buyer you trust then you have to do thorough research in order to avoid a scam.
Credibility is hard to pinpoint online because almost anyone can upload images and set up a shopping cart. Just the same way there can be systems set up for you to sell your jewelry online where malicious individuals can commit fraud and scams. For this reason, you not only need to do your research on the dealers’ website but you must also be able to distinguish when your items are being properly appraised.
Identifying Fake Buyers
There are a number of ways to quickly locate a website that is not made to reel you in for your valuables. The first thing you can check is if they have a physical address and phone number. If so, call them and ask for their business information. Usually, these dealers will also have reviews on Yelp or Google.
See what other people are saying, this can give you more information on who you are selling to and if your watch will actually be going where you think. Sell Us Your Jewelry has a number of ways to keep in contact. You can call us during business hours, email us, or even reach us on social media. Transparency is one way you can verify that you are doing business with a reputable dealer or buyer.
If you are still unsure, check their accreditations. Established buyers, whether they specialize in jewelry or watches, will have some kind of accreditation. For example, the Better Business Bureau releases some information that is available for the public to use to verify the credibility of businesses. These two steps can save you a lot of lost time and unnecessary headaches.
Five Tips to Ensure your Security
Step 1: Find an online buyer for your fine jewelry or watch
Step 2: Google the business. Call them if they have a phone number. See if they are accredited.
Step 3: Verify their credibility. Find their reviews and see what the public is saying. (Here is our Yelp page)
Step 4: Ask for an appraisal on your item.
Step 5: Cross-reference your quote! Once you see one appraisal for your watch or jewelry, find another and see who’s offer is best. Make sure to see Sell Us Your Jewelry last, we will match your best offer, especially if we are interested in a unique timepiece.
Closing with Online Jewelry & Watch Buyers
Once you have a few references and decided that you want to sell you will eventually have to send in your item. The transfer of funds will not happen until the dealer or buyer receives your watch or fine jewelry.
Sell Us Your Jewelry provides you with an Easy Ship Box to make the transaction safe and time-efficient as well. With the Easy Ship Box you have your shipping fully insured, meaning you will be provided with a tracking number for your shipment. Make sure that you have this, it will protect your valuables and give you a peace-of-mind.
Once your watch is received and evaluated by the watch dealer or jeweler-you will receive a final offer for your item. With Sell Us Your Jewelry, once you accept the final offer you will be paid for your item(s) within 24-hours. While we can only speak for our process, buying and selling watches and jewelry online can be easy and stress-free. These tips are only scratching the surface of how you can protect your items when selling watches and jewelry online.
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