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How do you judge the quality of jewelry?

I am interested in learning how to differentiate high quality jewelry from common pieces--especially on the resale market. When I go to an antique store or thrift shop and look at jewelry, it all looks the same to me. Sure, I can differentiate by color and number of stones, but that is about it. How could I develop the ability to tell the difference in quality of jewelry, apart from the price tag that a store manager or dealer has put on it? Are there resources that you have used, such as blogs or books, to help you learn to appreciate the truly great from the mediocre? Any general advice for someone that wants to be a jewelry connoisseur? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
posted by mortaddams on Sep 4, 2016 - 4 answers

What should I do with this iMac?

I have a 27" iMac I bought at the beginning of 2013. It's a top of the line, 3tb hybrid drive, 16gb RAM. It has problems though that can't seem to be fixed. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Mar 24, 2016 - 4 answers

Vintage Clothing reeking of cigarettes, what do I do with them?

Is there a relatively cheap (i.e. non-dry clean) way to get years of cigarette smoke out of somewhat sensitive vintage clothing (i.e. silk, wool, fur)? I see a lot of weird suggestions online but has anyone here had to go through this and what's the best solution? Also, what is the most ethical way to either sell or donate fur? Some context below in the break. [more inside]
posted by hillabeans on Jun 2, 2015 - 11 answers

The State of Condos in Seattle

So I'm considering purchasing a condo in Seattle (Ballard, specifically), but I'll be moving cross-country in doing so, and I'm unfamiliar with the local market. A friend who lives there suggested that condos aren't popular in the greater Seattle area, and that they're hard to sell once purchased. Is that true? In general, how is the market for condos in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 13, 2015 - 6 answers

Purchasing a used iPad

What's a good source for a used iPad and what should I be looking for when I shop for my 6-year old? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Dec 4, 2014 - 16 answers

Legality of making prints from antique copper engraved plates

I have acquired two engraved copper printing plates which were produced in the 1850s by an artist who is internationally renowned. What is the legal situation regarding issuing my own edition from these plates? [more inside]
posted by mani on Aug 24, 2014 - 9 answers

Un-Scalped Tickets in Michigan

I have season tickets for a university sports team and would like to sell tickets to some of the games. How can I do this profitably but legally in the state of Michigan and avoid selling to a police officer? [more inside]
posted by drosophelia on Sep 6, 2013 - 6 answers

Is re-siding an ugly house before selling it a good investment?

We're thinking of selling our house within the next 18-24 months, and the siding on it now is ugly-ass T1-11 that I put on myself about a decade ago when I was young and full of hubris. We're getting quotes in the $12-15K range to redo the whole two-story house in mid-quality vinyl. Is this an investment that will pay for itself in terms of resale value? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Jul 11, 2013 - 18 answers

Best way to sell tennis tickets close to event date?

I have 4 courtside tickets to the finals (Sunday) at BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, near Palm Springs. The tickets have not sold on Stubhub or its competitors despite competitive pricing. What are my options to sell, as we get closer to the event date? I will be on location. I've listed on Palm Springs Craigslist, but how else can I make sure I sell them at a fair price without a big hassle? [more inside]
posted by ccl6yl on Mar 13, 2013 - 4 answers

Where to consign in Chicago?

I'm looking for recommendations for consignment stores in or around Chicago where I can sell my collection of vintage clothes. [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Aug 1, 2012 - 3 answers

Resale value of iMac?

What's the best way to determine the value of a used iMac? [more inside]
posted by meadowlark lime on Jun 7, 2012 - 10 answers

Resale value for laptops

Where can I view and compare the expected resale value of different laptops? [more inside]
posted by devnull on May 25, 2012 - 6 answers

How can I get rid of some of my books?

I have a library of over 500 books that I'd like to sell, online probably. How do I go about it? [more inside]
posted by phaedon on May 4, 2012 - 12 answers

Antiques & Collectibles Education Sought

How do I learn about antiques & vintage collectibles? [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Oct 20, 2011 - 10 answers

Selling a camera... on the streets!

Dear Chicagoans, I need to sell a nice camera tomorrow somewhere in the area. I'm a minor, so if I need to be 18+ to sell then my question is moot, but either way- if I theoretically wanted to bring in a camera and sell it on the spot, where and how do I do such a thing?
posted by Askiba on Sep 28, 2011 - 7 answers

Any value in a car with a destroyed engine?

A mechanical fault has destroyed my car engine, effectively writing it off. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by roofus on Dec 2, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I price and sell a signed, limited-edition vinyl toy?

How do I best sell a signed, limited-edition vinyl toy? And how do I figure out how to price it? [more inside]
posted by dizziest on Jun 21, 2010 - 6 answers

Is selling other people's junk on eBay a good idea?

I want to start an "I will sell your stuff on Ebay" service in my town. What should I know about this before proceeding? [more inside]
posted by Wanderboy on May 8, 2010 - 9 answers

Can you help me brainstorm ideas for small items to import for resale?

Can you help me brainstorm ideas for small items to import for resale? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on May 7, 2010 - 10 answers

Is this a timeshare scam?

My in-laws are trying to sell their timeshare. Are they being scammed? [more inside]
posted by Badmichelle on Apr 10, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me sell my old Magic cards

I have a reasonably large collection of Magic: The Gathering cards (well over 1,500), which is entirely unorganized and which I would like to sell. What's the best way to sell these cards that will get me the most money for the smallest labor investment? I'm not willing to put in the time necessary to create an exhaustive list of the cards, but if there are some easy things I can do to make it easier to get a better price (either selling to a games store or online), I'm willing to put in some time (a couple of hours, tops).
posted by philosophygeek on Apr 1, 2010 - 12 answers

how much should I sell a used iMac for?

how much should I sell a used iMac for? [more inside]
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Feb 28, 2010 - 17 answers

moving on up?

I own a row house. The house next door is for sale due to foreclosure. If I were to buy the house and connect it to mine, does owning two adjacent properties have a synergistic effect on house/resale value? [more inside]
posted by dances_with_sneetches on Sep 29, 2009 - 19 answers

I want your money. That's what I want.

What can I do with my old DVDs and magazines? [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Aug 29, 2009 - 4 answers

Is it worth it to refinish our attic?

Is it worth it to remodel our attic into a living space? Will it increase the resale value of the house enough to offset the cost and effort? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jul 22, 2009 - 27 answers

Paris Shopping on the Cheap?

I'll be in Paris for a few days next month, and I'd like to check out some thrift stores. I'm not looking for anything fancy or designer, just maybe some cute skirts or sweaters. Most of the articles I've seen online talk about places where you can get couture for a fraction of the price, but that's not really my thing. Also, this might be silly, but I'm a size 8 US...would resale shops have things in my size? Any advice that can point me in the right direction is greatly appreciated!
posted by odayoday on Oct 31, 2008 - 7 answers

How much do you spend on fixing up a car for resale?

Now that I have an actual garage, I'm selling my long suffering street-parking car and getting a nicer one. What types of things should be fixed up before selling it, and which will cost more to fix than I'll get back? Now with bonus Los Angeles specific subquestion! [more inside]
posted by Justinian on Oct 6, 2008 - 7 answers

Buy. Sell. Trade.

Interested in buying and then selling stuff. I am running into two (and I assume, very common) problems. 1. The high quality stuff I find tends to be too expensive to buy. 2. The cheap stuff I find is really crappy. I know in order to make money, you need to buy low and sell high. But, this seems a LOT easier in theory than in practice! What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Sep 9, 2008 - 29 answers

eBay clothing sales - do I charge in-state sales tax?

Am I required to charge sales tax for clothing sold from a home-based eBay business out of New York City? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Sep 7, 2008 - 2 answers

Help me get rid of this stuff and make a couple bucks too.

I need info about consignment shops. [more inside]
posted by CwgrlUp on Sep 6, 2008 - 5 answers

Best Mac resale solution online?

What's the best Mac resale solution online? Describe your experiences. [more inside]
posted by jeffmacintyre on Aug 8, 2008 - 6 answers

Ebooks with resale/resell rights?

Where can I find legitimate ebooks with resell/resale rights? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Aug 5, 2008 - 2 answers

Are my car's dents worth fixing?

Are my car's dents worth fixing? [more inside]
posted by aliasless on Jun 23, 2008 - 12 answers

MacBook with dead logic board: how to proceed?

Logic board died on my friend's two-year-old MacBook (one year out of warranty). Should she pay for repair ($700 + labor), or sell the carcass for parts and buy, say, a used iBook? [more inside]
posted by sparrows on May 28, 2008 - 13 answers

Sell now or pay later?

My 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd. is an unreliable, gas-guzzling symbol of all that's wrong with this world. At 78K it performs - the small errand here or the work commute there - but barely, sending warning signs all along that some bigger and more troubling defect is on the horizon. Does it make more sense for me to sell (or more likely) trade it in now while the resale is 5k (at best), or to continue to drive it while I (and it) can do so? [more inside]
posted by mizrachi on Mar 27, 2008 - 13 answers

How do I make prints of my artwork for resale?

What is the best way to make prints of my art for resale? [more inside]
posted by Ostara on Mar 19, 2008 - 7 answers

Clean me up, Scotty!

What's the best way to erase my hard drive for resale if I don't have original OS reinstall CDs to work with? [more inside]
posted by rhoticity on Feb 29, 2008 - 13 answers

Do they like big butts and cannot lie?

How does Buffalo Exchange work? [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Jan 28, 2008 - 17 answers

How to verify state-issued sales certificate/tax ID?

How do you verify a state seller's permit/resale certificate and/or tax ID for US businesses? [more inside]
posted by boygirlparty on Jan 25, 2008 - 1 answer

Where shall I sell these CDs?

What record shop in Chicago will buy my newly released but used CDs at a fair price without a lot of indie kid employee mockery? [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Dec 4, 2007 - 16 answers

I can't share but I can buy?

Downloading/Sharing vs. buying used CD’s…What’s the difference? [more inside]
posted by doorsfan on Oct 9, 2007 - 8 answers

Can I resell unlimited long distance minutes?

Telecommunications question: Do any laws or regulations prevent me from getting a license to operate as a telecom carrier, buying a few consumer long distance accounts for unlimited minutes of long distance service over land lines, and then using all those minutes to serve multiple residential customers who purchase long distance coverage from me? Assume I have figured out a way that makes this technologically feasible and that I have the local portion of the call worked out and handled separately. Would it against FCC policies or federal/state law? Would I be avoiding access fees that I'd otherwise be obligated to pay for long distance services? [more inside]
posted by Go, now. Go! on Jun 11, 2007 - 10 answers

Selling my clothes in Portland, Oregon

Any good places to sell used clothing/shoes in Portland, Oregon besides the Buffalo Exchange? [more inside]
posted by yodelingisfun on Jun 9, 2007 - 5 answers

Is it possible to make money in internet resale?

Does anyone have experience buying things off sites like Dealspl.us, Modoshi and Woot, then reselling them (with markup) on Craigslist and/or Ebay? How did it work out? Is it possible to make a living this way? Any tips?
posted by matkline on May 8, 2007 - 13 answers

What's the best way to sell antique jewelry (NOT ebay)

I currently live in Utah, and my mother is sending me my great-grandmother's jewelry for me to sell as a way to help subsidize my move to California. I've sold contemporary jewelry in pawn shops before, but I think that with these pieces being from the 20s, I should be able to get more than "weight of gold"....what is the best way to go about selling these? [more inside]
posted by polexxia on Nov 18, 2006 - 7 answers

DealorNoDealFilter: 1985 Porsche 944 for $6.5k?

Without knowing any drivetrain/mechanical details other than what you could see from the exterior (details within) and that it last passed inspection in April 2006, would you buy a bright red 1985 Porsche 944 for $6500? [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Sep 16, 2006 - 13 answers

Cowboy, take these away. But pay a price as high as you can.

What's the best way to sell my extra pair of tickets? Some quite specific questions inside. [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Aug 10, 2006 - 5 answers

Tub or Shower?

Bathroom remodeling time: Tub or shower? [more inside]
posted by Marky on Nov 16, 2005 - 24 answers

Selling an unreliable computer.

My current laptop has become unstable and I've been forced to ditch it suddenly to get a new one. It functions, but I don't trust it. What are the ethics of reselling it? [more inside]
posted by felix betachat on Apr 10, 2005 - 11 answers

Buying a house

We're looking to buy our first house. New or old? Dual agency? [more inside]
posted by burhan on Mar 13, 2005 - 9 answers

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