Vintage and Used Furs
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How to get a Successful Fur Coat AppraisalFurs can last a long time, but depending on what kind of fur you have, it may go out of style, which will affect your fur coat appraisal. It is for this reason that the value of vintage furs, vintage fur coats, and used furs depend on how classic the style is.
Used furs are commonly sold on consignment. If you're selling a fur, and don't care about waiting to be paid for it, you can sell the used fur to a consignment shop and they will market it as a used fur. However, there's no guarantee that it will sell right away; but if new furs are selling well, the factors are such that used furs will be selling decently also.
It's generally true that you won't get what you expect to get for your used fur; after all, you were the one who shelled out thousands of dollars for it, so it can be rightfully disheartening when you learn what used fur dealers typically pay for used fur. Having a fur appraisal can be a downright disappointing experience.
However, the good news is that a fur appraisal does depend on some factors that are in your control. One is how well the fur has been taken care of, and two is the kind of fur you purchased. Both of these things contribute to a successful fur coat appraisal.
Typically, vintage fur coats will not cost as much as new fur coats. The consensus is that fur only lasts about fifty years before it starts to severely fall apart, so if you're thinking about purchasing a vintage fur, it's a good idea to make sure the vintage fur was at least made in the last thirty years.
Conversely, if you're selling a vintage fur, be aware that sellers
usually get more money for something like vintage fur coats when they sell
directly to consumers rather than to used fur dealers, so your fur
will be directly related to that fact.
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