posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 11:08 AM
We just had one come through the door last week - but this one was inviting people to bring anything gold/silver along to a local hall for one of a
few open days they have booked.
They did actually print some prices they would offer - I tossed the leaflet so I can't quote them but the range was huge! Plenty of wriggle room...
They wanted all the usual stuff, broken chains, damaged jewellery etc.
I'm thinking they will pay rock bottom for the base metals and hope that they get a few 'gems' thrown in by accident.
The open day idea is quite a good one, get some old ladies bringing along their odds and ends, a few professional looking jeweller types, free tea and
biscuits and of course a couple of shills in the crowd.
edit; actually found the leaflet in the waste paper... I'l quote from it.
9ct. up to £140 tr oz.
15ct. up to £180 tr oz.
18ct. up to £280 tr oz.
22ct. up to £350 tr oz.
(note the magic use of the universal 'up to')
Then it goes on about war medals (pre 1930 up to £300 each) Pre 1947 silver coins Min 6 times face value (
6 x's 1947 face value!?! that
can't be all that much) and other things like gold watches in any condition yadda yadda.
[edit on 2/7/2009 by Now_Then]