You might be an avid collector of vintage jewelry, but it's not always easy to find these relics if you don't have the time to attend auctions and estate sales. Now, getting your hands on everything from vintage pendants to cocktail rings might become simpler thanks to social networking, according to the Charlotte Observer.
Recently, a number of Texas companies have begun using Facebook to host auctions for jewelry they have to sell, giving buyers the opportunity to nab the goods and pay nothing for shipping.
"Part of the fun that Facebook adds is the community feel," Janey Steward, co-owner of a jewelry store providing auctions, told the news source. "People can shop from their phone or through their computer and see what all of their friends like, too."
That being said, it can still be nerve-wracking for buyers to purchase valuables in auction fashion even though it's over a social networking site. As Skinner Inc. states, it's important to avoid thinking about making a mistake on a purchase in order to make the bids on the right items – collectables that have value to you.