June 20, 2024


Interior Of The Road

How to Pay Bills With Your Waterford Crystal

Sometimes Luxury Items Like Waterford Crystal Can Pay Your Bills

As we all know, Waterford Crystal is a luxury item. Beautiful to hold with all the sparkling colors from the rays of sunlight through an open window, but sometimes those big sparkly things must come in second place to feed your family! And rightly so.

When bills are pending and the mortgage payment or rent is due, what good is that Waterford Ship’s Decanter, A Big Chandelier hanging in your hallway, or drinking vino from your Lismore Wine Goblets, when you need basic living? The following are some things you might want to consider in this current economic climate..

Should Waterford Crystal Take Pride Of Place In Your Home, When You’re Hurting Financially? Absolutely Not!


Do I Really Need My Waterford Crystal, When The Bills Are Piling Up?

Recently I received an email from a little old lady who lost her job through cutbacks in the Health Dept. Her husband had died the previous year, he had no life insurance. She told me that she lost most of her savings in the 401K Plan and had decided to sell off some of her Waterford collection, including a beautiful Chandelier in order to make ends meet and could I appraise it for her.

This is a typical situation and should make people ponder on their priorities. Food with basic needs on the table, or Waterford Crystal Flutes to drink champagne?

Various Ways To Sell Your Waterford Crystal – Why I Don’t Recommend Pawn Shops

There are various ways to sell your crystal. If you have a good collection you may want to set up a page on eBay, under the “Collectibles” category. I know some people that have had a very good response in selling this way. The fees are reasonable and you don’t have to sell if your reserve price is not met. In other words if you don’t get your asking price you don’t need to sell. There are lots of tutorials on how to set up an account on eBay, just Google it for more info.

Collectors Magazines are another good source of selling your luxury items. There are lots of collectors out there that are missing that “one piece” that you may have, to complete their set and make them as happy a leprechaun with his stash of gold.

Another way are local Newspapers. Put a small add in there with a brief explanation of what you have for sale and wait for that phone to ring. You will be pleasantly surprised.

Estate Sales are another good source. What you need to do is contact an Estate Agent to set up a day or weekend sale. You put the tag on your crystal pieces and negotiate a commission cut for the agent

Try to avoid Pawn Shops to sell your Waterford as they will only give you 10% of the value and the odds of you redeeming will not be favorable, due to your financial circumstances. That’s why I don’t recommend pawn shops

Waterford Crystal Appraisals. Find Out Your Waterford Crystal’s True Value, Before You Sell

It is very important to to have your crystal appraised by an expert to get its full value and give you a running chance at your asking price. James Connolly will perform research by way of Digital Photographs and will give you a honest report in PDF format as to what you can expect to get for your Waterford Crystal. This report will help you with potential buyers, to get what its really worth!.