Thank you, makes sense now.In house stones/diamonds/whatever means that the company has immediate physical access to that portion of the inventory.
With diamonds, many vendors -- due to cost of having a varied inventory, etc. -- will list a "virtual inventory" - stones which they have access to ordering in for review, but not those that are immediately on site available.
A more complete answer....Can someone please tell me what this means exactly? Thank you!
Great point Mate!!One problem with virtual diamonds is that they build up in inventory if they are not quite right.
Yes. The same virtual diamond can be under offer and waste the consumers time. Or as often happens the listing was not updated by the B2B or sites and it was sold a week or 2 ago.In addition to the benefits already mentioned, a vendor that has the inventory in-house can guarantee delivery, can provide different types of additional imaging and evaluation, and if they have a showroom that you can visit, you can view and compare the diamonds in person.
Can you communicate this to Andrey and me offline please David.Time and time again, I see a consumer agonizing over a group of stones listed on one of the super low priced "virtual" sites- and I can easily see that some or all of the stones they're considering are on the "Rap" list- and in some cases, I know for sure, unavailable.
I feel bad for the consumers in these cases
OK, David has alerted me to a genuine case.Can you communicate this to Andrey and me offline please David.