As you know I am cleaning out stuff n in our home. My goal is to clean out the basement, garage etc. and reduce the family items that have accumulated over the years. We have made tremendous progress and are now down to items that may have value.
I have to admit that this is challenging. I don’t want to toss something of value. On the other hand, I don’t have the time to do all the research involved. So what am I supposed to do?
I found a company that buys gold, silver, coins, stamps etc. They seemed reputable. I have sold items to them in the past. I brought more items to them last month. One item in particular, a Movado watch, I knew was worth something, but I had no ideas how much. They offered me $40. My gut told me that was too low, so I declined. Before I left, he upped the offer to $50 – again I declined.
I took it to the local watch place that replaces my watch battery and asked them. The owner wasn’t in, so I left the watch. Imagine my surprise, when the owner called and we spoke. He offered me $123 for the watch. $73 more that the other place.
In this case, seller beware. Take the time to do the research necessary before you think about selling items. You might get more that you expected (a pleasant surprise), but you don’t want to sell and item to find out that you practically gave it away. I guess I have my work cut out for me over the summer.