Should I sell Silpada jewelry on ebay? Have you ever heard of it?

Good stuff or junk? - silpada jewelry
United States
February 19, 2008 9:40am CST
I'm a Trading Assistant on ebay and sell things for other people for a percentage of the selling price. I do all the work and they get the money...lol. This morning I got an email from a woman saying she is a Silpada Jewelry rep. and gets a lot of their jewelry free but would rather have the money and wants me to sell it on ebay for her. I did some research on it and noticed that some items sell really well while others don't. I also found some conflicting reviews when I googled Silpada. Some were really good and others called it gaudy and junk jewelry. Have you heard of Silpada? Do you have any experience with it or know anyone who has? I have a good reputation on ebay and don't want to ruin it after all these years!
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16 responses
@worldwise1 (14893)
• United States
19 Feb 08
To begin, ctry, I have absolutely no experience with ebay. My advice to you, however, is to maybe try it on a limited basis. If you could possibly contract with her to do a few pieces then you would get an idea of how well they will sell. That way you won't be obligated if the items don't sell well.
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• United States
19 Feb 08
Until I see that the jewelry will sell that is definitely the way I will do it. Personally I have never heard the name but then I'm not a "jewelry" person any way.
• United States
18 Jul 08
It is good that you are checking into it first. Silpada Designs Representatives are prohibited by contract from selling on eBay. The Representative you work with to sell on eBay risks immediate termination of her contract and possible Breach of Contract legal action. I would suggest you only sell the items of a retired Rep or a Silpada customer.
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
20 Feb 08
I have never heard of it myself. I can just say go with your gut instincts. I considered doing what you are doing several years ago - but I would have too many restrictions as to the content of what is being sold that I am afraid many people would not be interested in going through me. I did sell a rolling pin for a friend though - and it sold for 1140.11 can you believe it? she gave me the listing and final value fees plus 10% - so not too bad for my few minutes of effort, eh?
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• United States
21 Feb 08
OMG!...did you say a rolling pin?...geeeesshhhh!, haha. What a lucky day for you! I need to go find some rolling pins laying around somewhere, haha. Was this a special type or rolled in gold or something?, lol! Good for you Modestah!
19 Jun 12
good
@venshida (4840)
• United States
19 Feb 08
I never heard of Silpada Jewely. I don't understand why would this individual want you to sell it when she can sell it herself. I guess I am a little to distrusting. I probably would not sell it without a lot of research on this product and the Jewelry Rep.
• United States
19 Feb 08
I'm very mistrusting of her at this point if it even IS a her. Supposedly she is a Silpada rep and gets some of the jewelry free but she wants the money. She also lives in a different state than I do which bothers me. The thing of it is that I have to have the jewelry in my posession before I would list it on ebay. I also have a contract that she needs to sign so I sent her my fees and will wait to hear from her.
• United States
19 Feb 08
I guess it is one of those "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" type of situations. Do you actaully get to handle the pieces and photograph them yourself before posting them? then you would have a chance to evaluate it yourself. I think I would try a few pieces and see how it does. As long as you have good pictures and an accurate description of the jewelry (type of metal, stones, etc) I don't think anyone could fault you for selling it.
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• United States
19 Feb 08
Yes beauty sure is in the eye of the beholder because although I read bad reviews some pieces sold for a good amount of money on ebay. I do have to have the items I'm selling in my posession before I will sell them. Otherwise I could get screwe#!
7 Dec 11
Hi, just wanted to let you know that I bought silpada jewelry a few times and am very happy with it! It's been a few years since I bought my last piece and i still wear it almost everyday :) It is good silver at a good price! Hope it goes well for you!
• United States
10 Feb 13
Hi! If you're a former Silpada Rep looking to sell your inventory, please contact us at JewelryRescue3@Yahoo.com Or, if you're looking to purchase Silpada jewelry, please look at our store www.JewelryRescue3.com Thank you!
• Canada
10 Dec 08
I am a Silpada Jewellry rep located in Canada. Their products are all fine sterling silver with the highest quantity of sterling possible, very unique and artistically created. Like any product line, some of the products are nicer than others, and some sell better than others. And as is often the case, what some customers like others don't and vice versa. You would have no trouble at all selling the Silpada on eBay and based on my experience selling this line of jewellry it would not hinder your reputation whatsoever. Stars in Hollywood have recently provided many endorsements on the quality and uniqueness of the products. Good luck.
• United States
28 Jun 12
I love Silpada and wear it almost every day. Excellent quality. I was a rep for Silpada a few years ago and it is against policy for reps to sell on Ebay. This includes many home based party plan businesses. It infuriates me that reps agree to policies of these company and then cheat!
• United States
28 Mar 08
Wow! I was a Silpada rep and loved the jewelry!! What I hated was begging people to have home shows. If you can get homeshows, the work is very,very easy and the jewelry sells itself. What would be fabulous is if Silpada allowed you to sell the jewelry online. They don't. If they did, I would still be doing it. I did try to sell some of my jewelry on ebay when I was close to the expiration of my time as a rep. They email you right away and tell you to take it off ebay or they will sue. The only way you can sell it online prior to the ending of your year contract as a rep is to get someone else to sell it for you. If you're caught, they can sue you. As soon as my contract ended with Silpada, I sold everything on ebay. It sold well!! The Silpada rep gets jewelry for 50% off when they first sign up and then once or twice a year Silpada allows reps to buy more jewelry at 50% off. Otherwise, year round, a rep can buy the jewelry for 30% off. Let me know if you are interested in selling other people's silpada online and I'll sign back up as a Silpada rep! It's fraud but who cares. Take care- Julie
• United States
13 May 10
I sell Silpada on ebay. I would love to talk to you about it. You can contact me at jenfricano@hotmail.com magiabella
• United States
5 Aug 08
I am an Indepedent Rep with Silpada and I can not verify that the individual you have been contacted by is or is not a rep. As a rep we are prohibited from selling out jewelry on EBAY. The jewelry comes with a lifetime guarantee for workmanship and is very high quality. You will find bad reviews on every product, and this I blame on the rep who made the sale but failed to follow Silpada standards and make customer care calls once the sale was complete. Some of the peices might be considered gaudy, but I do not feel that way about the jewelry. It is sterling silver, not costume jewelry and our new catalog just came out. If this consultant is above board she may be earning $100 and $200 free jewelry certificates every month that she wants to turn into cash, since they are treated as such for tax purposes. She would have to redeem the certificates and then sell the jewelry, something she cannot do on EBAY herself. Retired peices go well on EBAY because they are no longe available, other peices go well because people think they are getting a good deal. I am sure you do your homework and check the retail of the prices online. Bottom Line, its not right for her to sell the peices on EBAY so its probably not right for you to sell them for her, since this results in the same end as her selling them herself. The guarantee/warranty is attached to the name of the person who ordered the peice, and therefore any purchase on EBAY would have no access to the warranty. Most consultants who are not using the free jewelry certificates for thier display use them as booking and signing incentives instead. Just my two cents on the matter. Just wondering where everyone is that hasn't heard of Silpada, I would love to introduce you to it :)
• United States
21 Feb 08
You know what they say ctry, one man's junk is another man's treasure. As you mentioned, I would take a look at the jewelry personally and make your decision from that. Is it Sterling Silver or Plated, etc., and maybe see if it tarnishes easily, will it clean up, all that jazz. I also sell on Ebay from time to time and have a good reputation too, so I know where you're coming from as far as keeping it in tact....very important. You'll always have the people in conflict over items, some like it, and some don't. I think your own opinion would be the most important on this.......whatever you decide, good luck to you and I hope it works out.
@Betty34 (268)
• United States
20 Feb 08
hi, I'm also an ebay seller. I love jewelry, mainly wear costume, since I can't afford the good stuff. So I have heard of a lot of jewelry brands, but not this one. I think most costume jewelry is just bought for its aesthetic value and whether its pleasing to the eye. So maybe the stuff that sold well was because of that. I also don't like big jewelry. Have you checked with better business bureau? B
@tinabme2 (90)
• United States
20 Feb 08
Review and make sure I myself have never heard of it but that does not mean it isnt a good thing, just be careful. Who knows it might be just what your looking for. Let us know how it turns out okay.
@youless (66081)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Feb 08
I am not familiar with jewelry, so I haven't heard Silpada at all. I think you need to see some samples so that you can make your decision. I wonder why this woman not to sell silpada jewelry by herself. Perhaps she can explain she doesn't have a good reputation on Ebay and she will be fine to get some selling profit. I am also selling via the net. I think the product quality is very important as you don't want to get refund. You need to check it carefully. Besides, if jewelry isn't your range, perhaps it's better not to sell it now as you don't have this experience yet. Besides, your e-store may not have a theme when you sell jewelry, books, CDs, digital stuff together.
@subha12 (18472)
• India
20 Feb 08
i have no idea about selling things on ebay. I also do not know abt silpada jewelery. make good research before you do something on ebay. best of luck.
@talisman (1308)
• United States
20 Feb 08
I've heard of Silpada before. They're a direct selling company (like Avon is). A lot of people are probably already selling this stuff on eBay, so it would be hard to make much of a profit off of it. That happens with a lot of direct selling companies.
• United States
20 Feb 08
I have never heard of them. I will say this one or two auctions from her stuff won't hurt you. It would get you a different market of buyers as well. I am going to check the site. I would love to sell that on etsy as home made if possible.
• United States
20 Feb 08
I have never heard of Silpada jewlery but it is always worht a try. Somethings will sell well and some wont and there is only one way to find out. There was a time where anything would sell on Ebay but I think thoes days are gone.