IF ANY GOLD BUYERS DO NOT POST THEIR PRICES, DO NOT SELL TO THEM!
If buyers do not post their prices per.gram or per dwt, be very cautious. See my check list at the end of this add and the Consumer Report article from Nov 2009 about selling GOLD. We pay 65.45% to 75% of melt value depending on the volume. Consumer Report recommends trying to get at least 50% of melt value. Also if you have pawned solid gold items and want to sell them for more than you pawned them for, call me. I am paying at least $1.50 to $3.00 for every $1.00 the Greenbrier Pawn pays. Check out these other guys and then call me for an estimate or come in for an offer.
PLEASE READ BEFORE SELLING YOUR SILVEROR GOLD TO ANYONE
Due to the increasing volatility in precious metals markets, there has been a surge in companies and individuals offering to buy gold and silver.
There has been a tremendous increase in complaints to the Federal Trade Commission, the Better Business Bureau, and various other agencies regarding the unscrupulous tactics being used.
This article is to serve as an informative guide to help you navigate through and understand the various ways that consumers fall prey to these scams.
Online Mail Order Cash For Gold type operations
These outfits have received the largest increase in complaints. You have probably seen them advertised on TV or heard the radio spots. They promise fast payment for gold (sometimes silver also) and offer to send a Gold Kit or similar. These companies refuse to state to the consumer how much they will pay for their gold or silver. They claim to use formulas and sliding scales but will not disclose any further information. A select few will give a estimate of what they will pay, but confuse the consumer by using archaic measures such as Pennyweight and employ other tactics to make converting the units of measurement difficult for the typical seller. They also tend to publish their rates for purchases over 10 ounces, which is far above the average amount being sold.
We always publish the amount being offered, in GRAMS, on our homepage or provide an update on the phone to day you want to sell. We normally only buy at out store, however, we do accept mail-ins. If you wish to sell to us via mail, you pay pay for the mailing and insurance and we will reimburse you if we buy your gold. If we don't buy your gold we will return it via certified registered mail provided it is real precious metals/gems. Otherwise we will return to you COD. Make sure if you mail us your precious metals metals or gems that you send it via certified registered mail and you insure it for whatever you believe it to be worth.
You can contact us 757-535-3177 or emaill(firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance in determining the value of your materials. We also be happy to help you determine what you actually have for example gold purity? if its actually sterling silver?
*See consumer reports article for an independent assessment of how and to whom you should sell your gold.
Consumer Report article Nov 2009