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Old 12-02-2016, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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We are downsizing significantly and I'm finally getting rid of several boxes of beautiful but never used china. Some was purchased in Germany in the 50s by my mother and never used.
We live only 40 minutes from Replacements but their reviews are horrible. They are pretty stingy with purchase price.

E bay seems like a better choice but packing and shipping would be a real pain.
Have you sold china with good results? Where?
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Old 12-02-2016, 04:59 PM
 
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Like much our generation owns (think furniture...), there's not much demand from the younger generation. I doubt you'll have much luck. Have you looked at ebay sold listings to see what moves? And you are right that shipping without breakage is tough. Sent daughter some fiesta ware, extremely well packed, and still larger things were broken.
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Old 12-02-2016, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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I sold 12 place settings of Lennox china for only $200. That was about each place setting cost back in 1971 when I received them as wedding gifts. Some plates were still in original packaging.
Really sad. Sold on Craigslist. I tried selling them on Ebay and other places for a few years. When I finally got that offer, I took it. Practically gave away my Sterling silver flatware, too.
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Old 12-02-2016, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Where is the best place to sell china?

In Asia.
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Old 12-02-2016, 05:26 PM
 
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I have sold china on eBay and I have also sold it to Replacements. Replacements can be the better deal IF the china (a) is a pattern they have demand for; and (b) is in brand-new condition, with no scratches or chips whatsoever, gold/silver rims intact,etc. Research it on eBay and see what it goes for. Holiday times are the best times to sell china on eBay. If it brings decent money, I would sell it on eBay and use lots of bubble wrap, strong boxes, etc. to ship it.
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Old 12-02-2016, 05:26 PM
 
Location: City of the Angels
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Where is the best place to sell china?

In Asia.

We think alike !
I was thinking China .
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Old 12-02-2016, 05:48 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I still have mine and I hope one of my nieces will want it.

As people have already said, there isn't much of a demand anymore. They don't want antiques, silver, china--all the things we cherished, the things we inherited or received as wedding gifts. It's kind of sad. No appreciation for quality.

If I were to get rid of my china it would go on a facebook yardsale group. (You type in the town or city's name to find one.)That way you meet in person, they get to see it, there is no shipping angst, and you get cash. Craigs List is also good. I meet the people in the parking lot of CVS so that they don't come to my house.
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Old 12-02-2016, 06:08 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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I sold a place setting for 12 on CraigsList. Got $200 for it. It was Sango, purchased in 1969 and used only a handful of times. I had looked at china in local antique shops where the going rate for a full set was about $200.

As someone else said, check the particular pattern with Replacements to see if it is one that they value. Easy enough to get a quote from them.
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Old 12-02-2016, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Chesapeake Bay
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I sold a place setting for 12 on CraigsList. Got $200 for it. It was Sango, purchased in 1969 and used only a handful of times. I had looked at china in local antique shops where the going rate for a full set was about $200.

As someone else said, check the particular pattern with Replacements to see if it is one that they value. Easy enough to get a quote from them.
Try ETSY.
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Old 12-02-2016, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Posted the same question to my Facebook buddies and I got this.

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