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Best place to sell china, glass, plates etc
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Lushlady
Old 27-03-2010, 12:22 PM
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Default Best place to sell china, glass, plates etc

Hi

I really do need to have a clear out! Have inherited a vast amount of stuff from my late father (collections of plates, cut glass, bone china etc).

Am wondering where the best place to sell it is. I am a bit reluctant to car boot it at the minute, might seem daft but I don't think I am ready to see people picking through my dads things offering me 50p for stuff I know is worth more.

If I ebay it what is the best way to package glass, china etc so that it doesn't get smashed in the post? Bubble wrap and then boxed?

Thanks guys
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Old 27-03-2010, 1:38 PM
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Have you got a local auction house?
It may be worth trying them as at least they'd sort the items into saleable lots and take a note of any rarer things.
At least you wouldn't have the hassle of packing the stuff - just watch out for their commision.
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Old 28-03-2010, 2:46 PM
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If I ebay it what is the best way to package glass, china etc so that it doesn't get smashed in the post? Bubble wrap and then boxed?
Yes I would use bubble wrap and boxes. When it is packaged you should feel confident dropping the parcel a few feet onto a concrete floor. If you are worried about doing this it needs more packaging!

The problem with glass and china is that no carrier will insure it.

I also would go with a local auction. Saves taking lots of time taking photos, listing and the expense and difficulty of packing. They will probably charge about 15-20% commission which is not much more than Paypal/Ebay and do all the work for you.
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