/ Selling Gold
I've got a couple of gold signet rings(hallmarked), they have no family or sentimental value and I was thinking about selling them.
Just wondering if eBay is a better bet.
Mrs J saw an ad last year for this. She searched around at home and got together a pile of gold coloured junk that had no sentimental value at all and headed off into Chamonix to sell it. I thought she'd come home with about 10 > 15€ at most. When she got back she handed me 450€!
Get them valued at a jewellers first - they may be worth considerably more than the weighing in value.
> Get them valued at a jewellers first
Yes, thought of that a few min ago.
have some fun and head down to the local underground chinese gambling den
I caught a bit of a consumer programme where they tried a few places and the postal ones were the worst.
It's a simple matter of weight if they have no value in the design. An honest jeweller will give you the weight. Then you only have to phone around for the best price per kg. Then take it in yourself.
As you're selling to someone who sells to someone, etc, etc until it gets to someone buying enough to actually melt it down you won't get the metal market price.
Do Johnson Matthey precious metals buy direct? We got a surprising payment when a member of staff retired and the Pt and Pd chemicals from an old project were cleared out and sent back to them.
I've used 'Hatton Garden Metals' before and mantioned them many times. Very straightforward with fair prices. I wouldn't touch the high-street shops, nor waste time on eBay personally.
> have some fun and head down to the local underground chinese gambling den
Gold for opium? I'd try that.
>Ramsdens) I often feel that they are glorified pawnbrokers
They aren't "glorified", they are pawnbrokers. Along with Cash Converters etc. All doing well at the moment
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