Middletown, OH (Vocus) May 12, 2009
Crystal Exchange America is excited about the growth and record number of Swarovski crystal listings they have in their online store. In the past month, the number of products in their virtual inventory has increased by 25%. The increase in inventory means that there is a larger variety of product offerings as well as having the most competitive prices in history of their 12 years being online! This is terrific news for all the Swarovski crystal collectors eager to purchase retired Swarovski and hard-to-find Swarovski collectibles.
However, at the same time, this good news comes with some very mixed feelings for the collecting audience. Just like people turning their gold (jewelry) into cash, Swarovski collectors are listing and selling their crystal because they need money. Not surprising to anyone, the economy is hitting hard, and even the unexpected are feeling the pinch leading to a hard decision to sell their Swarovski. The more Swarovski that is listed in the online store, the more competitive the prices become. When sellers are truly motivated to sell, they price their crystal to be the least expensive item in our store. When the next person comes along, in a similar financial situation, they do the same thing….price their Swarovski to be lowest. It doesn’t take long to figure out how and why the prices on retired Swarovski are decreasing so rapidly.
Swarovski collectors who do not wish to sell their crystal will feel the side effect of Swarovski boom to sell. The overall value of their Swarovski collection is also diminishing. Will Swarovski values ever go back up? If so, when might a collector expect this to happen? This is a difficult question that no one, not even the Swarovski experts at Crystal Exchange America, can ‘honestly’ answer.
Today, Crystal Exchange America has over 6500 Swarovski figurines in their store inventory. The majority of the Swarovski crystal listings are for retired and discontinued Swarovski. Nearly all items listed on their site display stock photos along with details from the Swarovski owners/sellers regarding the inclusion or exclusion of original Swarovski boxes, identification stickers on Swarovski packaging, Swarovski certificates / generic product booklets, and Swarovski logo on the crystal. Swarovski collectors demand attractive prices, and often-times, complete details of the Swarovski crystal item they plan to purchase.
Swarovski collectors interested in listing and selling their collection can safely and securely submit their collection details to have their Swarovski figurines posted for sale on the Crystal Exchange America web site. Motivated sellers may also inquire on having their crystal featured in the Swarovski Sale page of the site, which is dedicated to show those special pieces with the best Swarovski discount possible. If the seller is in doubt about crystal value, Crystal Exchange America is always glad to assist in setting realistic prices based on prior sales and present listings for similar crystal items.
For the avid Swarovski collector looking for more than the crystal figurines, Crystal Exchange America also sells the most popular books on Swarovski Crystal as well as software to easily inventory a Swarovski Crystal collection. Two of the collectors’ favorite price guides are written and published by Swarovski collectors: Warner’s Blue Ribbon Books on Swarovski. These phenomenal Swarovski catalogs are also the basis for Star Track Software.
Crystal Exchange America is not affiliated with, endorsed, or sponsored by Swarovski. Crystal Exchange America is an independent company providing a specialist service to collectors of Swarovski Crystal and Swarovski Silver Crystal.