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These good folks who will give you money for your gold.

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by ScribePharisee, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. ScribePharisee

    ScribePharisee New Member

    A friend took about $600 worth of gold jewelry - he got offered that much at a pawn broker to one of those gold dealers you see in TV commercials. They sent an offer of $140. He rejected it and days later he got a counter offer in the mail of $250. He did some research and found they'll eventually come through with a third offer, which is still far less than you'll get from your local pawn dealer.

    Lesson: Keep your money in your local economy.
  2. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    why do you hate ed mcmahon?
  3. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    They've got to make money somehow. Preying on stupid people to low-ball them for a precious medal that's skyrocketing in value, might be the quickest way possible.
  4. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    It might have been on the Super Bowl commercials thread, but someone posted a great inside look at the Cash4Gold.com people from an ex-employee.
  5. jps

    jps Active Member

    too late to get in the game:
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  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Your friend is an f'n moron. Tell him to read SJ and he'll avoid traps like that.

  7. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Thanks, Inky. I was wrong with the thread, but remembered reading that. It was horrifying.
  8. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member


    Uh....sorry. Confusing my cash scams.....
  9. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Shame on me. :-[
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  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Wait, wait, wait. What could be wrong with putting your precious heirlooms in an envelope and sending it off to those people and hoping to get a good offer for it?
  11. Smokey33

    Smokey33 Member

    Here in Smokeyville, we have a local gold buying company that advertises pretty much nonstop.

    I come home from work after deadline and watch TV for an hour or two. I swear I see those bastards' ads during every commercial break no matter what channel I'm watching. I'm on the verge of driving down there and screaming at those fuckers to stop bombarding me with ads.

    Business must be booming.
  12. ScribePharisee

    ScribePharisee New Member

    Generally, the most repetitive TV commercials are brought to us by scam artists. It's the leading growth business in America now.
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