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 Post subject: appraisal software recommendations
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:58 pm 
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Hello

I am looking for reviews on appraisal software.
Which do you use? Do you use software at all? Should I just use my own template?

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 Post subject: Re: appraisal software recommendations
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:47 pm 
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I don't use software.
Too many variables with every assignment.

If I was going to invest in one, I think I would go with the GemGuide's appraisal software.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:19 am 
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I have used Gemguide for several years. I go from store to store and do mostly bread and butter jewelry (halo rings, studs, ect). It works well for me as my computer skills are only average. Prices for common gems in the market are built in and updated for easy reference. Photos are easy to add. Metsls prices are easy to access. Great for cranking out easy to value items.
Down side ....not much help if you do a lot of designer items. You also buy your appraisals on a subscription basis, a buck a piece. Not much but if you do 1000 a year for 5 years.....
Works for me, but again it would depend on your clientele.

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