WHY PICK US?
Top Ten Reasons
1. We only conduct business on a WIN-WIN bases in a secure private environment. (See our Mission)
2. We pay the best prices. Guaranteed at least 100% of local or Internet gold buyers. Usually we pay $130-$1000 for every $100 the competition offers- local or Internet gold buyers.
3. We pay immediately by check or cask in person. No waiting for the mail. No rip offs like many Internet buyers. For cash payments you must make an appointment.
4. We are professional gold buyers and handle thousands of transactions.
5. We have over 40 years of experience.
6. We personally appraise your items on site and make you an offer immediately that you can accept or reject.
7. We are legally allowed to buy your gold as a licensed precious metal dealer.
8. We are discreet and keep your transactions confidential.
9. We maintain national partnerships to guarantee you the best service/prices.
10. Your data is not left on our web server or sold to other companies.
HOW TO IDENTIFY PRECIOUS METALS
Gold markings: 8kt, 9kt, 10kt, 14kt, 18kt, 22kt or 24kt or .585 for 14kt, and .750 for 18kt.
Platinum jewelry: marked .950 or PLAT on the price.
Silver markings: STERLING, .925 or silver.
Vermeil is gold plated on sterling silver- valued as silver.
.WHAT YOU CAN DO?
Before you sell, make sure jewelry isn't antique and therefore worth more intact than melted down. Then:
* Calculate its worth. Note any stamped karat mark, then weigh the piece on a good kitchen scale. Go to the calculator at and enter karats and weight to learn the value based on the latest gold price. (Gold is traditionally weighed in penny-weights or troy ounces; the calculator translates.) You can also check TODAY'S GOLD SPOT PRICE at www.kitco.com. See "WHAT WE PAY". We post our prices in pennyweights and grams. No body knows what a pennyweight is so we also post our prices in grams so that everyone can relate.
* Call several jewelry stores, coin stores, and pawn shops to ask what they pay for gold. If they won't say, don't do business with them. Because the price of gold fluctuates, call all the stores on the same day. Most gold buyers, including those our shoppers used, offer more for larger amounts of gold and might negotiate. Try for at least 50 percent of meltdown value.
* Consider gold parties (guests gather with jewelry; a gold- company rep pays on the spot), refiners (look online for smelters), or online gold buyers (check their standing with the Better Business Bureau).
Remember our recommendation is always try to sell to a local buyer provided you can get a fair price and the buyer has demonstrated trustworthiness by posting their prices and they are willng to give you their proposal without asking what you trying to get or what others may have offered you.
Make sure you get at least 2 offers on your gold. Ask specifically for the following for each item so you can make a good comparison:
1) Price per ounce on the NY spot market also get time and date.
2) Price per gram they are paying,
3) The weigh in grams for the piece they are buying some people weigh in dwt and pay for grams ( that's 55.5% less in $s than they are telling you they are paying). Make sure you see them zero the scale and set the scale to weigh in grams.
4) Gold purity (10K, 14K, or 18K) of the piece they are buying and
5) Price they are offering for the individual piece of gold they are buying.
6) Then ask for the price for all the material you are selling so you can compare individual items and your entire batch of material.