Fine Fine Sterling Silver on eBay, in Huge Quantities
Where else can you browse through over 200,000 sterling silver listings 24 hours a day?
Whats the best way to find it?
While many think of eBay as a place to buy electronics, cars, designer clothes, yard sale bargains along with the occasional piece of toast with Jesus' image on it, it is also the biggest market in the world for buying fine and antique Silver ware. The number of dealers and serious collectors buying sterling silver on eBay is staggering. As a consequence, thousands of dealers sell a great deal there day in and out. eBay is for many the epicenter of most of the Sterling and antiques silver sold globally.
At any given time there are thousands of fine Sterling Tea Services, candlesticks, flat ware sets and serving pieces listed on the site. Many eBay listings of silver on eBay are quite superb and rare. eBay is and has been "The Secret Source" for many top end dealers across the globe for years. They buy there to maintain inventories as well as supply their customer's with that special 19th C. Georgian gadrooned edge vegetable server or a massive Tiffany repoussé water pitcher they have been unable to find anywhere.
Do you need or want a Buccellati center piece? Try eBay, one just sold for around $8,800.
Is Buying Fine Sterling Silver on eBay A Safe Way To Buy
In a word, YES, absolutely. If it wasn't safe you wouldn't find the level of quality there that you do, as the sellers would stop using the site. Today it's even safer than it was previously, which was very good under eBay's Buyer Protection policies. Today those protections have been broadened and a buyer can return pretty much anything, even if the seller says "all sales are final" or "we do not accept returns" they have to. In addition, eBay has over the years gotten very tough in removing troublesome sellers.
99.9% of the sellers are terrific, they gladly take back returns, they answer questions before you buy and do what they can to make sure you're a happy customer. These eBay sellers are business people and they want you to buy form them over and over again. They take numerous photographs for each listing complete with measurements, troy or ounce weights, show the maker's marks and include an accurate date when the items were made. As for shipping, you generally get your purchase(s) within a week. Many silver dealers provide free shipping. It's a pretty much a worry free way to buy.
How to Find Good Silver On eBay
BidAmount-Searches for Silver, Below are our results in the last 2 minutes.
Buying fine sterling silver on eBay is safe, however doing so means you first have to find what you want. With tens of thousands of listings, looking through them all can be a bit of a chore and very time consuming. So we thought we could help. Below are a series of searches that might help and in the process save you a lot of time.
Unfortunately eBay does not set default searches for category's like "Tea Sets", "Center Pieces" or "Silver Cups" etc...so we did them for you, the same way dealers look for things.
Below you can click either Auction Listings or Buy It Now Options (i.e. Fixed Price) for each category to view whats on eBay. Do not be bashful about making offers!