posted on Nov, 2 2011 @ 10:05 PM
Just wondering if any of you people have noticed the same trend as I have. Here in Finland, during the last year or so, there has emerged (at least)
three gold buying -companies which are targeting especially "normal" people, who are encouraged to bring all old golden jewelries for 'free
evaluation and a very good price.' They seem to buy very big (and assumably expensive?), coloured full page adds from all the local (as well as
national) newspapers almost weekly. They're organizing 'happenings' where you can come and 'get rid off your old, useless gold' to get 'the trip
you have always wanted to make' or to buy 'that new TV you never could afford'. Today I just received from the mail a special add from one of the
companies telling me how I could 'save the environment' buy selling my old gold, as 'gold mining is very bad for the environment'. The add tells
how much carbon dioxide and 'poisonous chemicals' are used yearly to mine and process new gold etc. I found the add myself a little bit ridiculous.
One of the firms even offered to make cheaper alloy replicas of your jewels/marriage rings in case you want to use this 'once in a lifetime
opportunity'.. I would assume most (at least older) finnish people would find the idea a bit offensive. 'Hey darling, I just sold our marriage rings
for a good price! But fear not, I've got this crappy copper thing instead, looks excactly the same, don't you think!?' .. (Not that I would
personally care, I find the whole marriage thing and expensive rings silly.)
I was just wondering if it's only because of the good gold price in the markets or are some bigger companies perhaps preparing for a big financial
collapse this way? All the companies which are marketing very agressively in here are foreign, so I would assume they're doing the same around the
Europe - or globe. So fellows, how is the gold thing going on in other countries, any similar activities going on?