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 -
I am going to be selling my wares at an outdoor arts and crafts show in a couple of weeks. This show usually gets a turnout of anywhere from 20,000 to 60,000 people, depending on the weather. I am looking for suggestions on making this a success. [more inside]
posted by Ostara
on Oct 8, 2006 -
OK, we FINALLY got an offer on our house (after 4 months on the market) and we can't decide if we should accept. [more inside]
posted by SheIsMighty
on Aug 27, 2006 -
How to pre-sell MP3's and allow access to buyer via a password system? [more inside]
posted by mule
on Aug 14, 2006 -
I know I can build computers myself. But I want to buy a notebook. And I want it already fully built, with a nice in-store warranty. However, I want NO SOFTWARE along with it. Absolutely none. Am I entitled to that? [more inside]
posted by a007r
on Jun 26, 2006 -
Sellingmycomputerfilter: Im selling my computer and im trying to come up with a fair asking price. Can you help? Here's the specs:
Dell Poweredge 400sc
P4 2.4ghz 768Mb RAM
Two hard Drives - 40gb & 20gb
Im thinking around $700, what do you think?
posted by flipmiester99
on Jun 8, 2006 -
I recently bought a bunch of Star Trek DVDs cheap and need ideas on how to sell them, preferably easily. [more inside]
posted by MadamM
on May 16, 2006 -
Used Furniture filter: I'm in a small college town and I need to get rid (very much want to sell) most of the furniture in my apartment. Beyond putting flyers up on the college campus, are there any other ways for me to get rid of my furnishings? [more inside]
posted by Atreides
on May 3, 2006 -
I'm selling my house myself without an agent. If an agent claiming to be a "buyer's agent" contacts me, tours my house for their client and ends up having their client buy my house, do I have to pay that agent? I didn't solicit their services, so I don't think I should have to pay, but I'm confused about things I've been reading. [more inside]
posted by SheIsMighty
on Apr 20, 2006 -
Bought some gold coins when they were "cheap" several years ago. Now, with the price up, I'm considering unloading them. Good idea? Any hassles? Any local experience? [more inside]
posted by Rash
on Apr 14, 2006 -
I am selling a car with a loan on it, but how do I complete the sale with the buyer if I am "upside-down" on the loan? (search used already!) [more inside]
posted by skyguy14
on Feb 6, 2006 -
A friend of mine has asked me to sell her beanie babies on Ebay, and I know nothing... [more inside]
posted by eas98
on Dec 28, 2005 -
What's the best way to sell my stuff? I am a college student with a very small bank account. I'm home on break, and see all this crap sitting around in my old room. Help me turn it into money. [more inside]
posted by kyleg
on Dec 21, 2005 -
Any suggestions on how to sell a framed serigraph by Eyvind Earle, that is worth a few thousand dollars?
posted by sugarwater
on Dec 6, 2005 -
Can anybody recommend a particularly good generic book (or video) on how to become a successful salesman? [more inside]
posted by booksprite
on Dec 3, 2005 -
Does anyone know where in NYC (preferably in or near the East Village) one can have CDs/DVDs resurfaced for cheap? [more inside]
posted by incomple
on Nov 1, 2005 -
I have a silver coin. I would like to sell it. Where would I do so, and what should I be aware of?
posted by solistrato
on Oct 24, 2005 -
I recently received a gift of a of very nice bottle of scotch. I'm not scotch drinker and it's worth way too much to keep around for guests and such. (I could really use some extra cash.) What's the best way to go about selling it? (It's unopened and in its original wooden box.)
posted by timnyc
on Oct 9, 2005 -
Real Estate Agent Filter: I'm about to put a house I own in suburban Maryland (DC Metro) on the market. What are reasonable fees for the selling agent I hire to charge? [more inside]
posted by LGCNo6
on Sep 22, 2005 -
Question from a first-time house seller.
My wife and I recently bought our second home without having sold the first. Although we and our agent feel that the house for sale is priced extremely reasonably and appropriately, it's been on the market for five months now. We have the financial capacity to continue paying for both houses indefinitely, with no need for a bridge loan, so that's not the issue per se. The question is, however, at what point does this process become an unacceptably bad deal, financially, and how do I calculate that? Or has it passed that point already?
In other words, do the past five months of payments on the first house essentially represent money down the drain? Say each monthly payment on the house that hasn't sold (including mortgage, taxes, insurance, and utilities) comes to $2K. Does that effectively mean we might just as well have set the price $10K less five months ago? In which case we should be dropping the price now, and each month from now on, in an effort to stop the bleeding?
I don't notice other sellers dropping their prices with every month that goes by, but the fact remains that since we've only owned the house for four years, we're building up practically no equity each month to "recover" when it finally sells. So it seems like the money's just evaporating. Maybe we get to deduct the taxes and interest from our income tax (or maybe not), but even if we do, it seems to me that there has to be a mathematical point at which it becomes pure damage control. And we may already be well past that point.
I know we're not the only people who've ever been in the position of carrying two houses for a few months--it must happen all the time--I'm just not sure what the conventional wisdom is on handling the situation. Any advice would be appreciated.
posted by azaner
on Aug 9, 2005 -
How does an introverted, nervous, none-too-attractive register-jockey actually make sales? Any advice or books one can read? [more inside]
posted by 235w103
on Jul 20, 2005 -
Setting up a booth to sell t-shirts. Any advice or suggestions for how to go about it? [more inside]
posted by MsMolly
on Jul 1, 2005 -
I am pretty sure I'm just being paranoid, but I would like to check with the savvy crowd here first.
I have listed a range/stove for sale on Craigslist and I got a response from someone who's interested. He has asked for my name and address to send me the payment. All of that is relatively normal.
posted by mikel
on Jun 21, 2005 -
My girlfriend would like to sell a silver heart necklace with a small (~0.10 ct) diamond. It was purchased ~6 years ago for ~$400 on clearance somewhere. That's about all the information we have about it. Questions:
What's the best way of going about selling such a thing? Ebay?
Does it need to be appraised? How much does that typically cost?
We're in Los Angeles.
posted by sirion
on Jun 13, 2005 -
What's the best place / way to sell my quality but no-longer-wanted clothing in the Boston area? Craigslist? eBay? Consignment shops? I'm curious about how I can get the most money possible. [more inside]
posted by josh
on May 19, 2005 -
Cleaning house, looking to sell books, CDs, toys etc., and I'm LOST. Need advice both specific and general. Is eBay best for books and CDs, or are there other places to get better value? With the 'Net awash in Star Wars paraphernalia, how do I find a price for this elaborate 1998 14" talking Darth Vader
? (I've checked books and they're mostly about "vintage" SW toys.) How do I value odd things for my uncle, like this pipe from Germany circa 1890 or earlier
, or some Xmas cards circa WWII made by Chinese Xtian nuns in Tsing Tao
? Is there a market for historical magazines and newspapers, for example with headlines about the first moon walk? [more inside]
posted by Shane
on May 14, 2005 -
I have a big book of old Magic: The Gathering cards. I've been told they're worth a decent amount, but have been out of touch with the game for maybe 6 years. What's the best venue for selling these? Anything relatively painless? Do I need to buy a price index or something?
posted by sirion
on May 7, 2005 -
How should I go about selling a hive of bees? Who would be interested and how would I find them? [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker
on Apr 29, 2005 -
My wife and I are likely to be moving from the US to Australia in the next few months. I have a 2004 Audi that we would need to sell. I would like to sell the car to a private buyer, as opposed to a dealer, to make as much back as possible. How do people deal with having a lien on the title while trying to sell the car? [more inside]
posted by qwip
on Apr 14, 2005 -
I live in the SF Bay Area and I need to sell my motorcycle. I've heard advice from Cragislist to Ebay to Cycle Trader, all of which seem fine, but no one I've talked to can make comparisons -- They've all used just one service. Turning to the MeFi community to help, does anyone have anything to offer besides just individual anecdotes? Is there a resource that compares selling services for bikes (or just vehicles in general) that could help with the decision?
posted by wolftrouble
on Mar 7, 2005 -
My wife sells Avon. I had the idea that since she goes door to door delivering Avon books and has created a decent client base, I could make up a snazzy flyer with cool products that the men in her customers' lives would find interesting, but probably would not have seen before (i.e. cool stuff found on the net). I don't have a ton of money to pre purchase lots of product, but probably enough to get started small scale. The men would be 30-60 I'd say. Any product Ideas? [more inside]
posted by jikel_morten
on Mar 7, 2005 -
I have a pretty fancypants guitar that I'm trying to sell. Should I try to sell it on eBay, or go to a local guitar store? [more inside]
posted by cmonkey
on Feb 28, 2005 -
I'm hoping to sell some items online in Japan. specifically ebooks/information and other goods. Which payment service is most comfortable for Japanese people? [more inside]
posted by onekat
on Feb 17, 2005 -
Any Advice on the best way to sell a ring and not get ripped off? A friend of mine has an engagement ring he would like to sell (the relationship died some time ago, before he popped the question). It was originally worth $2,500 and he would like to maximize his return. Clearly, a pawn shop is not the way to go, but neither of us know what other options there are.
posted by Irontom
on Feb 1, 2005 -
My father-in-law is an artist in Japan who has had pretty decent success selling traditional and non-traditional woodcarvings. (His work can be found here
) Now he'd like to show his work in the US. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by rklawler
on Jan 2, 2005 -