Is Craigslist a good way to sell a diamond ring?
By mfedorka1 from Colver, PA
I believe so. Just keep yourself safe. A good accurate description, a good photo. You could consider accepting paypal for payment and mailing and insuring the ring. if you give the ring over in person, you might want to consider meeting in a public place.
Have you tried several local jewelers yet? You might be surprised how much they will pay you if they are interested in buying. It's worth a try because you'll most likely get more money that way than through Craigslist.
If you can't sell to a jeweler first, then by all means try Craigslist but be sure to meet in a public place and 'cash only'!
Going to a jeweler; I sold some items to a jeweler I trusted but then found out he paid me a lot less. Regarding craigslist be sure to only accept cash if you meet in person. Certified/bank checks can be counterfeit (I used to work at Bank of America) and have encountered them. Also, do not accept money orders as they can be counterfeit. Best of Luck.
Please be careful if you decide to use Craigslist for something very valuable. This is from my local paper:
Police urge caution after Craigslist-related robbery
By Kyle Nagel | Thursday, June 4, 2009, 11:15 AM
DAYTON - Police are continuing to investigate a woman's report that she was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday, June 3, after posting on the classifieds Web site Craigslist that she was selling a 5-carat diamond ring.
Dayton police Sgt. Moises Perez said detectives still had limited details Thursday afternoon. The woman called police Wednesday evening and said a man robbed her at about 8 p.m. in the parking lot of Rally's, 1111 S. Smithville Road. The woman said she arranged to meet the would-be buyer after advertising the ring on Craigslist, and he pulled a large revolver and robbed her of the ring, Perez said.
It was at least the third report in three months that Dayton police received regarding a robbery that stemmed from a Craigslist ad.
In April, a Centerville teenager and his father told police a man robbed them after they met hoping to buy a PlayStation 3 video gaming system. The pair met the supposed seller at a Family Dollar store on North Main Street in Dayton and got into the back of a car with a man who said he was the seller's brother.
The suspect guided the car to a nearby alley and pointed a handgun at the pair, according to a police report. The teen's father then struggled with the suspect for the gun, and the suspect fled.
In March, a man reported that his car had been stolen after a supposed buyer contacted him through Craigslist, Perez said. The suspect test drove the vehicle, and several hours later the man discovered the car missing. Police believe the suspect made a copy of the car's keys while driving it and returned later to steal the car, Perez said.
Perez said that sellers posting ads on Craigslist or similar classifieds areas should encourage first contact by e-mail instead of by phone to create a trail for police to follow if something goes wrong. It's also best to meet at a public place, Perez said, perhaps even near a police station.
"That might discourage the guy from showing a gun,' Perez said.
Don't do it!
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