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Learn how to wheel and deal on eBay and other sites with the tips in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- eBay account
- Digital scale
Get gold appraised
Get the gold jewelry appraised to know the total weight, karat, and quality -- this will give the buyer more confidence and give you a price estimate.
Check out similar items
Do a little research on eBay and other websites and look for similar jewelry to yours so you can learn how much the item is worth when you sell it through the site.
Factor in costs
Factor in the listing and shipping costs so you don't go in the red when you sell your gold.
Describe each gold item in detail and take several pictures with at least one of them showing the weight on a digital scale.
Set reserve above scrap price
Set your reserve or minimum asking price above the price of scrap gold if you don't want your heirlooms to be melted down.
Wait it out
Wait for the gold to sell, which can take as long as 30 days depending on the listing. More time may garner more bids and competition, but if you need quick cash, then this may not be right for you.