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How To Sell Handbags For Cash In San Diego has launched a television campaign this week, inviting women to sell handbags for cash at their downtown showroom. According to the commercial, customers can get instant cash offers on designer handbags and purses with San Diego Handbag Buyer.

“We purchase handbags from a variety of high brand designer names, including Prada, Ferragamo, Fendi, Balenciaga, and Dior,” says a spokesperson from San Diego Jewelry Buyers (SDJB), the parent company of “But the main brands that we purchase are Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Burberry, and Chanel.”

According to SDJB, the buying and selling of used designer handbags has become an important part of San Diego Jewelry Buyers’ business. A nationally-recognized gold and diamond buyer, SDJB also specializes in purchasing used Rolex watches and other precious gift assets, as well as providing collateral loans. Designer handbags are a more recent addition to the luxury products that customers can sell or pawn with the company.

“We are always looking for ways that we can better serve our customers and put more money in their pockets,” says SDJB. “That means we are always looking for new kinds of luxury goods that we can purchase and resell effectively. Considering that a large number of the San Diegans who sell gold jewelry to us are women, it made perfect sense to begin purchasing designer handbags, especially since there is an increasing demand for used handbags.”

According to San Diego Jewelry Buyers, demand for all kinds of pre-owned luxury products is increasing. The strong demand is what led the company to open its new larger store at the corner of 6th Ave. and E Street in the Gaslamp District. “We needed extra room for showcases to display our wide assortment of estate jewelry, Swiss watches, and, now, designer handbags,” says SDJB. “What I see lately from people around the country is a growing appreciation for things that are manufactured well and built to last. For our customers, it means they would rather purchase a finely made used handbag or Swiss watch that will last for decades than buy a cheap one which will eventually be tossed in the trash.”’s new commercial will air on local San Diego television from this week until mid-January. San Diegans interested in how they can sell handbags for cash should visit the website or downtown store of San Diego Jewelry Buyers.

You will find San Diego Handbag Buyer on the NE corner of 6th Ave and E street just blocks from Horton Plaza Shopping Mall, the Port of San Diego, the San Diego Convention Center, Petco Park and other San Diego downtown attractions. Serving La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Carlsbad and other surrounding communities.

Which San Diego Gold Refinery Is Trusted Most?

San Diego Jewelry Buyers (SDJB) continues its campaign for greater openness and better customer service among gold buyers by expanding its efforts to Facebook and Twitter. “Companies who buy gold jewelry and scrap gold from the public have been given plenty of black eyes in recent years,” says Blackburn, owner of San Diego Jewelry Buyers. “Major news programs have documented how people often get scammed when they sell gold, especially when it comes to mail-in gold buyers who claim to pay more because they are a gold refinery.”

Because of unethical gold buyers, San Diego Jewelry Buyers has taken the lead in promoting ethical industry business practices. In 2009, they appeared on KUSI TV to show how good gold buyers operate, and how to identify questionable gold buyers. Their website is filled with informative articles about selling or pawning luxury assets, including guides such as: “How to Sell Diamonds,” “Questions to Ask a San Diego Gold Buyer,” “How to Sell Used Rolex Watches,” and “Best Place to ‘Sell My Gold’ News Reports“. SDJB also produces the San Diego Luxury Pawn Shop Report, an online magazine dedicated to providing further information to those who want to sell gold, diamonds, silver, timepieces, and other precious gift assets.

“The great thing about Facebook is it allows us to shed greater light on the kind of business we are, the type of staff we have, and the way we treat our customers,” says Blackburn. “It helps us prove that the dozens of five star reviews that people see online are real, and it allows us to quickly address fake reviews that attack our integrity and insult us personally.” In this last regard, San Diego Jewelry Buyers recently used Facebook and Twitter successfully to bring attention to a fake attack review that was posted on the popular review site RateItAll, and in response the website deleted the review.

“Sometimes it feels like there is no justice when it comes to the world of the Internet, where unscrupulous competitors can assume the role of an anonymous reviewer and fabricate bad experiences or attack you professionally. But thanks to our wonderful customers, our Facebook and Twitter accounts, and the good people at RateItAll, we showed that some justice can be had,” says Blackburn.

San Diego Jewelry Buyers is located in the Gaslamp District of downtown San Diego. To learn more about how to sell gold jewelry, scrap gold, gold coins, and other luxury assets for cash today, call them toll free at: 800-557-9413. Or visit them online at

Located in the gas-lamp quarter of downtown San Diego, SDJB leverages over 30 years of industry experience and fine jewelry expertise to make certain that customers receive the fairest cash offers and loans for their diamond/gemstone jewelry and premiere brand watches. Serving La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Carlsbad and other surrounding communities.

Where Can I Sell My Used Rolex In San Diego?

San Diego Jewelry Buyers, San Diego County’s nationally-recognized watch buyer, has issued an invitation to San Diegans who want to “sell my Rolex” or get immediate cash for other luxury watches, such as Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Breguet, and Luminor Panerai.

“Due to increased demand for used Rolex watches, we invite all San Diegans who want to sell Rolex watches to visit our downtown office. They’ll receive an instant high cash offer for their timepiece,” says an SDJB spokesperson. “This invitation extends to everyone looking to sell high-grade Swiss mechanical watches, not simply owners of Rolexes.”

According to SDJB, the strong demand for used Rolex watches this holiday season is partly be due to the fact that a Rolex retains its worth and can be refurbished to appear new again. “We deal in second-hand designer handbags as well, and one of the main differences between a pre-owned Rolex watch is that the watch can be refurbished to like-new condition, whereas the bag cannot. You can clean a bag, but you cannot restore the original color of the leather, the condition of the stitching; you cannot polish out the scuffs on the corners and scratches on the vinyl. But with a pre-owned Rolex, it’s a totally different story.”

“Because the re-sale value of a Rolex is so stable and consistently strong, it is worth spending the money to have a qualified Rolex specialist make it look, feel, and operate like a brand new watch again,” SDJB adds. “Really, if you think about it, there are few possessions in this world that are worth investing that much money into for restoration, where the return on investment is that good. In this day and age of electronics and plastic, it is almost always cheaper to throw something away and buy a new one, than it is to fix/restore it. It’s nice to know there are still some things you can own which you will NEVER have to throw away in the garbage.”

In addition to being a gift that retains its value over time, SDJB believes used Rolex watches are in demand because Rolex is a brand that is sought after across generational lines: from young adults up through grand-parents. “At our store, we have what we refer to as the “Big Three” for each category. In jewelry, it’s Tiffany, Yurman, and Cartier. In antique period jewelry, it’s Victorian, Edwardian, and Art Deco. In handbags it’s Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Chanel. And in watches it’s Patek Philippe, Luminor Panerai, and Rolex. These are the items which we can never have enough of, it seems. The average luxury consumer loves these brands; they are the Mercedes, Ferraris, and Bentleys of our industry,” says SDJB.

San Diego Jewelry Buyers is located at 907 6th Avenue in downtown San Diego, which is at the NE Corner of 6th Ave. and E Street, in the Gaslamp District. To schedule an appointment to discuss the sale of your Rolex watch or other Swiss timepiece, please call them at: 800-557-9413.

Or visit their website at

Holiday Rush for San Diego Rolex Buyer

San Diego Jewelry Buyers (SDJB) is reporting an increased demand for used Rolex watches this holiday season. “This year we tried to stock a larger inventory of used Rolexes than years before, especially in the heavily called-for models like the solid gold Daytona for men, and the diamond-laden Ladies President for women,” says an SDJB spokesperson.

“We even tried reserving stock by only displaying a portion of our inventory to the general public and keeping them in the back vault to present to our most loyal clientele when they called us with their requests. But all this was to no avail.”

SDJB reports that they have just sold the last Rolex watch in their inventory: a 2004 model 2-tone stainless steel and 18K gold Ladies Datejust with diamond dial and diamond bezel. “Since we had re-furbished this watch to brand-new condition prior to displaying it for sale, it made a perfect gift from a husband to his wife on Christmas–a timeless classic which looked just as shiny and pristine as the day it was first made, but saved the couple thousands of dollars from the original retail store sticker price,” says SDJB.

San Diego Jewelry Buyers is issuing a call to owners of used Rolexes who have been waiting for the right moment to sell their model. According to SDJB, now is an excellent time to sell a Rolex because demand is high, and demand is a significant factor on which SDJB bases its buying offers for high-grade Swiss watches, such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, and Luminor Panerai.

“Since we don’t have the ability to pick up the phone and place orders with these companies, we rely solely on what the public brings in, or that we can buy or trade with dealers,” says SDJB. “That is the fun but also frustration with the estate retail business model. The fun is never knowing what you’re going to buy each day. The frustration is getting something really wonderful in, then having to sell it, knowing that you might not own another one for a while, or in the case of an antique Swiss timepiece, you might not own a similar item again ever in this lifetime.”

With regular national news coverage, San Diego Jewelry Buyers is San Diego County’s most widely recognized buyer of second-hand Rolex watches and other luxury gift assets, such as fine jewelry, large carat diamonds, and designer handbags. It is also the area’s leading luxury pawnbroker. The A+ BBB rated company dedicates itself to promoting ethical business practices among estate buyers, pawn shops, and jewelry stores which have begun to purchase gold from the public.

Its website is filled with tips and guides to help consumers get the most cash for their pre-owned gift assets and buy used merchandise with confidence. Those who are interested in buying a used Rolex or have concerns about the authenticity of their Rolex timepiece should read SDJB’s article: Real vs. Fake Rolex Watches.

To learn more about how to sell Rolex watches or receive an instant cash loan on a Rolex watch, please visit San Diego Jewelry Buyers at their downtown offices in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego or call them toll free at: 800-557-9413.

Sell Gold to SDJB: We Stand by Our Reputation

As more gold buyers emerge and flood the market with competing claims, promises, and challenges, San Diego Jewelry Buyers (SDJB) continues to stand by its reputation as San Diego’s trusted buyer of gold, diamonds, timepieces, and designer handbags.

“Over the past few years, local and national news media have well-documented the misleading and often false claims that some gold buyers make,” says San Diego Jewelry Buyers. “That is why our reputation matters so much to us and our customers. When someone comes to SDJB to sell gold, they know that they’re dealing with San Diego’s most recognized gold buyer.”

Since the start of the new “gold rush”, San Diego Jewelry Buyers has appeared in newspapers ranging from the San Diego Union-Tribune, Hollywood Reporter, and San Francisco Chronicle to the Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, and Miami Herald. In addition, SDJB has appeared on CBS MoneyWatch, and featured in a special KUSI-TV gold buyers report by former CNN anchor Sasha Foo, where he informed consumers selling gold how not to get scammed.

Beyond its media coverage, SDJB has received dozens of five star customer reviews, including an ongoing series of video testimonials, where gold sellers and other customers happily agree to go on video and confirm San Diego Jewelry Buyers’ reputation for trust, confidentiality, and substantial buying offers. It is SDJB’s ongoing commitment to these customers that explains its A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Because San Diego Jewelry Buyers’ service to gold sellers is so well-known, some unscrupulous gold buyers have tried to mislead customers and take advantage of SDJB’s reputation. Several months ago, the company was forced to issue a press release, warning customers about gold buyers who were engaging in misleading activities, such as using the term “San Diego Jewelry Buyers” in their online ads, their website addresses, and even as the company name that they display on their websites (even though the name is legally registered to SDJB).

These kinds of practices still happen today, including gold buyers who are establishing websites and issuing press releases with deceptive material, as well as using SDJB text copy that has been slightly rewritten to avoid copyright infringement. “Unfortunately, dealing with unethical competitors is a common problem today, especially in the gold buying business,” says an SDJB spokesperson. “But at SDJB we don’t worry about it too much and instead continue to focus our attention on giving customers the best service and best prices for their gold jewelry and other luxury assets.”

According to SDJB, getting the best price for gold jewelry involves selecting a gold buyer who has the three Rs: the Right expertise, the Right business model, and the Right reputation. San Diego Jewelry Buyers has succeeded because it has over 30 years of experience in exclusively buying and selling used gold jewelry, gold coins, pre-owned diamonds, and other luxury products, during which time it has earned the trust of thousands of customers.

“Jewelry stores and ordinary pawn shops are important businesses and serve customers in valuable ways, but when it comes to selling your used gold items and other luxury products, San Diegans should look for a buyer like San Diego Jewelry Buyers, who has a long track record of purchasing second-hand luxury merchandise. Our entire reputation hinges on making our customers feel comfortable, while putting the most money in their pockets. And we feel that we’ve delivered on those promises very well.”

Go Green: San Diego Gold Refinery Service

San Diego Jewelry Buyers (SDJB) has announced that it is continuing its commitment to eco-friendly jewelry practices by offering more bench jewelers and jewelry artisans “green gold” from its San Diego gold refinery service. “Having been in the California jewelry industry for over 25 years, I’ve long been aware of the need to do more when it comes to the way we manufacture our jewelry and source gold and other precious metals,” says an SDJB spokesperson.

In 2009, San Diego Jewelry Buyers launched its gold refinery service, recycling the broken gold jewelry and other scrap gold that it purchases from the San Diego public into gold bars. It then sells that gold to select area goldsmiths in the San Diego area. Today, with its refinery service buying more gold, SDJB can now deliver “green gold” to fine jewelry craftsman beyond San Diego into greater California. “The recycled gold from our gold refinery is available to any jewelry designer or manufacturer in the state,” says SDJB.

While SDJB’s gold refinery service focuses on scrap gold, like dental gold and ordinary gold chains, the company is different from the average San Diego gold refinery or other gold refinery in California in that it also specializes in purchasing pre-owned designer gold jewelry from brands such as Tiffany and Cartier, as well as vintage fine jewelry from famous periods, such as Art Deco and Edwardian.

“As we mentioned to Sasha Foo when she and KUSI-TV asked for my advice on how to avoid gold scams, people have to be very careful when they sell gold gemstone jewelry and designer gold jewelry to refineries or at gold parties,” says SDJB. “Many times these buyers are only paying you the melt down price, because they have no idea how to assess diamond or gemstone worth, much less brand worth. This means that the seller could be shortchanging themselves hundreds or thousands of dollars. However, at San Diego Jewelry Buyers we pay top prices for scrap gold to be melted down in our gold refinery, as well as premium prices for diamond, rubies, sapphires, and designer gold jewelry.”

A member of the San Diego Better Business Bureau, with an A+ rating, San Diego Jewelry Buyers is dedicated to helping gold buyers making the best decisions when they sell gold. For gold guides and tips, please visit

Located in the gas-lamp quarter of downtown San Diego, SDJB leverages over 30 years of industry experience and fine jewelry expertise to make certain that customers receive the fairest cash offers and loans for their diamond/gemstone jewelry and premiere brand watches. Serving La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Carlsbad and other surrounding communities.