How to determine the value of your item using eBay SOLD feature

Every day I receive numerous queries asking me “What is my bracelet (concho belt, pendant, squash blossom necklace etc,) worth?”

To get a good idea of the retail market value of a Native American jewelry item, use the eBay SOLD feature. Here is how.

Log onto ebay.com

in the search bar type the description of the item – I’ve typed in “concho belts” for this example

1Click “Search”.

Then when the search shows up, look in the left hand column and under Categories, You’ll see Jewelry and Watches and under that Ethnic, Regional and Tribal. Click that

2Then when THAT search shows up, look again in the left column and click on Native American

3That search shows you all concho belts that are currently for sale that are in the Native American category. But you want to know what has SOLD so look in the upper right hand corner and you’ll see “Advanced”. Click on that.

4You’ll be taken to this page – check the box that says “Sold listings” and then click “Search”

5You have now drilled down to a list of all Native American concho belts that have sold in the last 90 days or so. In this example there are 447. The green price indicates the price the belt sold for. If it is crossed out and it says Best offer accepted, that means the seller accepted a price lower than the one shown. Scroll through the pages of sold items to find those most like yours. It is best to find 5-10 that are similar and average the prices paid for the item. This will give you an idea of the retail market value of your item.

6Extra tip: When you see a belt like yours and you click on it, you will likely be taken to a page that looks like this

7Click on the phrase “See original listing” and it will take you to a page with more photos and information.

8You’ll see for this belt there were 40 bids with a final price of $78, you can see more photos and specs.

Best of luck with your research !!

Paula

5 thoughts on “How to determine the value of your item using eBay SOLD feature

  1. Pingback: What is this green necklace worth? | Native American Jewelry Tips

  2. Paula,
    I have a 1 out of 4 Zuni single strand necklace. It has a large Turquoise Bear as the pendant, although it also has smaller animals on the necklace as well. (Road Runner, Frog, Horse, Turtle, Wolf, Fish, Sparrow, Coyote, etc.)
    I was told it is only 1 out of 4 made. Can you help me on the ethnicity and facts regarding this necklace? Thank you.

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