4 Reasons Selling Your Luxury Items In Person Is Better Than Craigslist

Spring cleaning season is in full swing, and many of us have items lying around our homes that aren’t getting the use and love they once did. If you’re looking to sell these items and pass them on to a new home, then the first place that many people think of is Craiglist.

While Craiglist can be an excellent tool for quickly getting rid of unwanted items, they’re not always the safest or the best place to sell gold jewelry or other luxury goods. Here are just a few reasons why selling in-person to nearby gold buyers is better than selling on Craiglist.

1.Safety & Security

One of the biggest drawbacks of using Craiglist when you sell jewelry for cash is the potential lack of safety. Anyone can come across your listing and contact you to meet, even if they have no intention of pursuing an honest and fair transaction.

Craiglist holds the potential risk to your personal safety as well as the safety of your item. When you sell gold jewelry for cash in person at a pawn shop or gold buyer, you can be sure that the transaction is fair, secure and completely safe.

2. Instant Gratification

If you need cash same-day or as soon as possible for your luxury goods, there’s a good chance you won’t get it using Craiglist. In addition to the time required to write the ad, take photos and post the ad, you also need to wait for an interested buyer to message you, message them back, negotiate a price and coordinate a date and time to meet.

When you sell jewelry to a nearby gold buyer in person, you can walk in same-day and receive a free appraisal for your luxury item. If you accept the store’s offer, you can walk away with cash the same day. Even if you don’t need the cash right away, selling in-store is still a much easier and more convenient process that leaves you with more time and money to spend.


3. Convenience

Speaking of convenience, it’s also an important factor when deciding on the best place to sell gold jewelry. When you choose to sell to a nearby gold buyer, you can enjoy greater flexibility in the selling process. 

You can receive a free appraisal for your item, choose between a permanent sale or a temporary loan, and even search for other items to buy. You can experience everything in person, from watching the gemologists appraise your valuables to trying on other luxury goods available in the store.

4. Collateral Loan Option

That greater flexibility includes the option for a collateral loan. When you use Craiglist, all sales are permanent, and there’s little to no chance of getting your item back if you have any regrets.

When you choose pawn shop loans from a trusted gold buyer, you can choose to sell your item outright for cash or loan it for a months-long period. If you choose a collateral loan, you can receive your item back once the loan is repaid in full, so you get the best of both worlds — the cash you need and the item you love.

Watch & Wares offers safe, secure, and trustworthy collateral loans on gold jewelry and a wide range of luxury goods. Our generous loan terms include a four-month loan time with a 10-day grace period, as well as state-regulated taxes. If needed, you can even renew the loan by paying off the interest owed.


Here at Watch & Wares, we care about you and your luxury items. We pride ourselves on providing a premier customer experience that leaves you comfortable and confident in your buying, selling or loaning decision. We have a curated team of expert jewelry appraisers and gemologists with decades of experience, and with over 30 years of business under our belts, Watch & Wares has proven itself to be the best place to sell gold and jewelry in Orange, CA. 

To find out more about our diamond and jewelry buying services or to receive a free estimate, give us a call at (714) 633-2030 or fill out our online contact form today. You can also stop by our Orange, CA location Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We look forward to working with you!