I guess relationships are on my mind, especially since recent guest author, City Girl, offered tips on how to organize your love life. She gave great advice on how to cultivate your relationships, but what happens when the relationship is over, and you still have the remnants of that failed romance? This is especially critical if holding on to these items is stopping you from moving on, costing you money (i.e., storage fees), or taking up space that you can put to better use.
Ready to get out from under the physical reminders of your ex? Here are your options: trash, donate, or sell them. If you choose to sell, you actually have a few more options besides eBay or Craig’s List. These websites were created specifically for ridding yourself of your ex’s jewelry.
• IDoNowIDont.com was created by Josh Opperman after his fiancée had a change of heart. When he took the ring back to the store he bought it from, he received an offer that was substantially lower than what he paid for it. On his site, sellers can let go of unwanted jewelry and buyers can get a better price than what’s offered at most retailers. Click here for the terms and conditions.
• Excessories.com (Don’t Get Mad, Break Even) is the brainchild of Allison Hoffman and Elizabeth Rothbeind. The idea came to them when they were organizing a closet and one of them found some ex-boyfriend collateral that led to a tear-filled day. There are fees involved with this site, including a listing charge. Check out the explanation of all charges and instructions on how to buy, melt, or sell.
• ExBoyfriendJewelry.com is another site where you can trade, sell, buy, and blog about jewelry from any kind of ex, not just ex-boyfriends. Did you catch the blogging part? That’s right, in order to list your item, you must share you story. Check out the rules of buying and selling.
What if you have things other than jewelry? That’s where NoLongerNeedIt.com comes in. You can sell, buy, trade, or give away just about anything. The bonus: there are no listing fees. Live in the UK? You might want to take a look at WhatsMineIsYours.com. You can “swap,” buy, sell, or barter and membership is free.