If you are looking to sell watches, Boca Raton and other cities in South Florida have options. Some are easy, some are more challenging and some may be just plain frightening. The choice is yours.
First off, you need to make sure your watch is properly identified and appraised. There is a great market for luxury brand watches that are collectible, but sadly, there are also many fakes. There are also far too many people willing to take advantage of sellers who may not quite know the value of the watch they have.
Auction websites like Ebay are an option. You will need to make sure you provide plenty of high quality, clear photographs and a detailed description. Make sure you adequately describe how you acquired the watch will also be helpful. Of course with Ebay you will have to deal with their costs, packaging, shipping, insurance and hope that your customer is satisfied.
You could also place an online classified like those on Craigslist. Here is where it gets a little frightening. After all to make the transaction you will need to meet a stranger, hopefully in a public place, let them inspect your watch and complete the deal, most likely in cash.
You need to keep in mind many collectable luxury watches have gold and silver content that increase the value more than just as a collectable or an antique. You should seek the opinion and advice of a fine jewelry reseller.
A reputable store will be more than happy to take a look at your item and offer a fair price. Keep in mind, a reseller is in the market to resell your watch, so they will not be willing to pay full value. They need to see a profit for taking the risk of buying your item and perhaps not having it sell. However if you are looking for a safe, secure way to sell a luxury brand watch, a reseller who handles quality merchandise is probably your best option.
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