Selling Your Old Glasses in a Flash: the Four Golden Rules

Making money selling the glasses you no longer wear is a piece of cake! To prove it, we’ve put together four golden rules to follow if you have some second-hand glasses you’d like to sell.

So read on, because the quicker you sell them, the quicker you can get your hands on your money or a pair of glasses restored by the Seecly Workshop.

01

TAKE GREAT PICTURES!

We all know that products with amazing photos sell better, so try to take at least three photos of your glasses. Lighting is really important for quality photos. See the example photos below for a better idea. You should also try to photograph every small detail and defect, and if you’re ready to go that extra mile, why not take a photo of you wearing them? This helps potential buyers to imagine themselves wearing your glasses.

02

BE HONEST!

When describing your glasses, you might be tempted to brush over any imperfections to sell quicker. We recommend always being honest to avoid delaying the process later down the line. It’s important to remember that the quality and authenticity of your glasses are checked by our team of expert opticians, who might cancel the sale if the product doesn’t match the ad. Here are the three grades we accept at Seecly:

New:

Only worn when trying on, otherwise never used.

Very good condition:

Worn, but showing no signs of wear and tear and no imperfections.

Good condition:

Worn, showing signs of slight imperfections. Please remember that small scratches on sunglasses can obstruct vision.

We do not accept glasses with obvious damages we are unable to repair (oxidised frames, scratches on sun lenses or frames, chipped paint, etc.).

03

SET THE RIGHT PRICE

This is a balancing act, because you want a decent price for your old glasses and to be sure that someone will buy them. Have a look at similar products on Seecly.com to see which pairs of glasses sell well (or not) before you define your price & submit your ad for approval. You can also search online for the retail price if the glasses are still sold as new. Here’s a little guide to help you set the right price:

New glasses

never worn:

40%-60% of retail price.

Glasses in

very good condition:

30%-50% of retail price.

Glasses in

good condition:

20%-40% of retail price.

04

THE LITTLE THINGS THAT MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE

The best way to sell your old glasses is to take care of them. Wear and tear is inevitable, but we recommend following these steps to take care of your glasses and keep them in the best possible condition. Wipe your glasses with a clean, soft cloth. Clean your glasses using specialist lens cleaner or soapy water. Avoid putting your glasses on your head, as this stretches them. Lastly, use your glasses case when you’re not wearing them to avoid scratches.

Workshop fees

RECONDITIONING OF THE FRAME

The frames purchased all go through the same
process carried out by our expert opticians.
opticians. Disinfection, re-dressing, change of screws
and pads if necessary.

AUTHENTICATION

The frames purchased are checked and authenticated
physically by our expert opticians.