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 Post subject: Getting rid of gemstones?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:48 pm 
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When I started collecting gems, many were purchased off of EBay. Now I have received some awesome stones from EBay but I also have many commercially cut stones.
I am trying to clean up my collection. Any idea on who might want these?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:10 pm 
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You could donate them to the GIA and use it as a tax write-off.


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...or, you could donate them to me. :wink:

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Donate as in give them to you Elvis? lol. what would you do with them? Practice, recut...
I don't itemize on my taxes but I could certainly send them to the GIA.

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You could always sell them to someone on ebay 8)

At least that way you'd get a bit of your money back to buy new stones with :D :D

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I may look into selling them on ebay. Find out if it costs me anything...
I would think SOMEONE might want them :shock:

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I'd sell them, of course Julie, LOL! Elvis Prasiolite = Jim McCormick. :wink:

Seriously, e-bay, FB, GemologyonlineMarketplace, ESTY...

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I know who you are Elvis/Jim lol.
I am almost embarassed to try to sell these. Now that I know what a good cut is, these don't measure up.
But I am going to look into Ebay.
I do have a couple of nice aquas, tanzanites, garnets, kunzites, citrines, I wouldn't mind letting go of

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Ebay is an alright place to sell them, cost wise you're looking at a pretty decent cut once they sell (then Paypal takes a cut of the payment too, even though Ebay owns Paypal) I forget the exact percentage point; the last thing I sold on Ebay for $250, I pocketed around $220. Basic listings is free, but it may be worth your while to add certain things they charge 25 cents or a dollar for, like giving your pictures the ability to be zoomed in right in the search pane alongside other auctions.

One minus- Ebay is infiltrated with sellers that misrepresent their stones, and only the investigative buyer can tell the odds of what they are buying is what they are going to get. For example, when I search a natural untreated spinel, I still get at least half of the results (upon further investigation, in their description) being a treated or synthetic stone.

If you're okay dealing with people, I'd try selling privately and locally first- Craigslist, ask a local jewellery store, etc.

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Hello,

I am looking for gems to learn how to identify them and for their beauty. Rough or polite. Do you think yours gem qualify for that?

Brigitte


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Also, why not sell them on our GO Marketplace as a bundle.
It costs only 25¢ to list them.
Jason Brim has done very well with his bundles of assorted gems, giving them a second chance to find a loving home.

If it doesn't work, you're out a quarter.


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Barbra Voltaire wrote:
Also, why not sell them on our GO Marketplace as a bundle.
It costs only 25¢ to list them.
Jason Brim has done very well with his bundles of assorted gems, giving them a second chance to find a loving home.

If it doesn't work, you're out a quarter.


What Barbra said. :)

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