July 5, 2011 1:37 am at 1:37 am #597790ShrekMember
over the years I have accumulated numerous items made of silver that I have no use for. Trays, fruit bowls, etc. How can I sell them or trade them in?July 5, 2011 1:52 am at 1:52 am #782908ilovetheholylandParticipant
where do you live? i know that where i live, there are always places advertising to sell your gold and silver.July 5, 2011 1:55 am at 1:55 am #782909minyan galMember
Are you sure that they are sterling silver? Chances are that most of what you have is silver plated. Trays and fruit bowls made of sterling silver would cost in the thousands of dollars. Good silver plate could make you some money – you could sell it on ebay or take it to an antique dealer or an auction. If you want to sell it on ebay, you will have to list it along with its hallmark – the markings on the bottom of the item.July 5, 2011 2:09 am at 2:09 am #782910wanderingchanaParticipant
What about passing them on to kids or grandkids?July 5, 2011 1:35 pm at 1:35 pm #782911ShrekMember
ilove: I see ads in my neighborhood (NYC) all the time, but was wondering how I would know which silver dealers are reputable.
anyone out there have a good experience with this?July 5, 2011 3:42 pm at 3:42 pm #782912minyan galMember
“how I would know which silver dealers are reputable”
You could do a web search on the business (there are often online reviews) and you can also check with the Better Business Bureau if they have had any complaints about the business.July 5, 2011 4:36 pm at 4:36 pm #782913adorableParticipant
where do you live? If you are near monsey you can try Euphoria or B JewwledJuly 5, 2011 4:40 pm at 4:40 pm #782914OfcourseMember
Try both Grand Sterling on 13th ave, and Prime Sterling on 18th ave in BP and see if they have interest. They like heavy and/or unique pieces. Maybe AB Silver on 49th street as well, and theres a silver repair place, a Mr Levy, on 13th ave on top of Kodesh religious articles, I think (or next door). These places buy old silver. See who offers you more. I think theyre all pretty honest (but will try to pay as little as possible) which is why you’d want to go to a few places. Thats easy because theyre all pretty close to one another. As far as distinguishing silver plate from solid silver, items would be marked 800 or 925 or sterling if theyre not silverplate.July 5, 2011 5:00 pm at 5:00 pm #782915zaidy78Participant
If its real silver, you can just send it to me. I always accept free silver. I’ll even pay the postage.July 5, 2011 5:19 pm at 5:19 pm #782916OfcourseMember
1-Grand Sterling on 13th ave, and
2-Prime Sterling on 18th ave in BP
3-AB Silver on 49th street as well, and
4-Theres a silver repair place, a Mr Levy, I think 5205 13th ave on top of Kodesh religious articles, (or next door).
These places buy old silver. See who offers you more. I think theyre all pretty honest (but will try to pay as little as possible) which is why you’d want to go to a few places. Thats easy because theyre all pretty close to one another.
As far as distinguishing silver plate from solid silver, items would be marked 800 or 925 or sterling if theyre not silverplate.July 5, 2011 6:05 pm at 6:05 pm #782917KateMember
Prime on 18th Ave. He’s really honest and gives very good deals.July 5, 2011 6:11 pm at 6:11 pm #782918oomisParticipant
Most places will pay the scrap metal value of the silver only, meaning they will weight it and based on the present market value of silver per ounce, they will calculate what they will pay. They don’t care that your mother nesched licht on these very candlesticks, or that the becher was used in your chasuneh. Those are good reasons to pass them along to family members who would value them. i know. I have been there and done that.July 5, 2011 6:39 pm at 6:39 pm #782919golden momMember
Mr yablonsky very honest comes to the house gives best price advertise in torah times if u can’t find ill try to get the #July 5, 2011 7:40 pm at 7:40 pm #782920smartcookieMember
I also exchanged silver by Mr Yablonsky. I got good references for him.July 5, 2011 9:00 pm at 9:00 pm #782921seeallsidesParticipant
also realize that most of what you think is weight, is not silver, it is something to weigh the piece down so that it can stand. The silver is usually a thin sheet of silver that is wrapped around a base. If they are totally ugly, then that is your best option, but if they are pretty and might be useful to someone, you can for sure pass them on – or sell them on ebay.
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