Ebay is one hell of a company. They have grown so quickly they’re giving behemoth’s like amazon a run for their money. And they sell diamond rings! Well, technically Ebay doesn’t sell anything. But there are sellers on Ebay who sell pretty much everything.
And that’s where the answer to the question becomes interesting. It’s yes, and also maybe no. Since Ebay is a community of private sellers offering products on the internet in a potentially anonymous way, you have to be careful about buying big ticket items like diamonds.
So the next time you’re shopping on ebay for a diamond ring, keep a few things in mind.
Don’t Buy Blindly
As with anything, make sure you know exactly what you’re buying and who you’re buying it with. Don’t blindly trust any store and make sure you’re doing your due diligence.
You can be a little less strict in this regard if you’re on the page of a major brand. If you’ve heard of them and know they are a larger or more established seller you’re probably pretty safe.
Know Your Seller
The great thing about E-bay is that they allow you to see seller feedback. It’s always a good idea to check out the other buyers’ feedback and also the overall feedback score of any diamond seller on Ebay.
But be aware, as great as E-Bay’s security features are, it’s still possible to run into a seller that looks legit, but is not.
Know The Product
You also want to be sure that you’re getting a good diamond. This can be difficult, but make sure the pictures you’re looking at are REAL pictures on the diamond ring, and not some stock photograph.
Also find out what kind of certification you get. You want to be sure you’re not getting a conflict diamond or a fake stone.
For the reasons above, it’s honestly not the best idea to buy a diamond ring from E-Bay. As good as the site has become at weeding out the bad sellers, it’s still a marketplace with several different sellers.
It’s impossible to know for sure if you’re dealing with someone you can trust. That’s why you should look for a legitimate diamond ring store to buy from. It may be a bit more expensive, but at least you can be sure you won’t get ripped off since you’re dealing with a large brand.
Have you had an experience buying from E-Bay? Leave your story in the comments below!