- Dec 24, 2011
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I don't sell very often, mostly purchase new piece and keep what I have. Last piece I sold I did a bit of research just to see asking prices, talked to some friends about Chrono24, and then decided it was easier and quicker to sell it to a respected shop that deals in used watches. Might have gotten a little more selling on my own, but I was happy enough with the deal, no tire kicker questions, low ball offers, or issues as to whether the payment will be good or not. Also, don't have someone saying oh, its not what I thought, or worse they drop it, complain its not running or has a dent that wasn't described and want their money back.Curious, auction houses aside (and C24), what site/s is/are actually a good place to buy and sell?
I've heard there are some site now that act as a middle man, holding payment in escrow until the buyer is satisfied the item is real or something to that effect. Don't know anything about them or anyone who has used them.
Yea, prices are always inflated as sellers probably build some negotiating room into their pricing. I'm not saying one couldn't flip a Deep-Sea and maybe make some money. Just not sure one would make enough to make it worth while. On watches that are less in demand, there is less profit to be made flipping so one probably maximizes profit selling it privately yourself...but there are risks in dealing with unknown buyers.true, you are really buying the buyer (trustworthy etc) and of course most prices are slightly inflated by the sellers... "flipping the deepseas" was also not a comment I put too much thought in... maybe I was wrong and it's not really an option...