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Old 03-12-2008, 09:31 AM   #181
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Let me know, i sent off for a envelope.
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:14 AM   #182
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Me too Me too. Just sent my envelope too.

Honestly- I don't want to get my hopes up but anything is better than just sitting in a jewelry box loaded with dust
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:39 AM   #183
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What do you do if your rings have stones in them? (Pearls, diamonds, amethysts). Will US goldbuyers buy them, too? Also, I have a few pieces I'm not sure about (real or plated); do they send back the fake stuff?

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Old 03-12-2008, 01:22 PM   #184
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I just weighed my stuff on a postal scale and it was 8oz. I guess that's 160 pennyweight. Even at the lowest price per pennyweight I was quoted that'd be over $1100. I plan to take it a few places.
As a point of comparison, I had weighed my gold on a postal scale and had about 4.2 oz and I got $1140.00 for my gold so that is half of what you have.

All of it was 14k and some of it had some gemstones in it.
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:37 PM   #185
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As a point of comparison, I had weighed my gold on a postal scale and had about 4.2 oz and I got $1140.00 for my gold so that is half of what you have.

All of it was 14k and some of it had some gemstones in it.
Thanks all of mine is 14K and I took all the stones out before I weighed it. Did you go local or for a mail in? I guess I'm not settleling for less then $2200.
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:39 PM   #186
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I just went to a local jewelers. I did not take my stones out. His scale was a little less than mine because jewelry scales are different.
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:40 PM   #187
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The goldfellow website says my package just arrived. I sent it on Monday. It says the offer will be posted within 24 hours. I'll keep ya'll updated.
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Old 03-12-2008, 02:15 PM   #188
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Remember, the gold is usually measured in Troy ounces, which are heavier than (regular) ounces. From what I've read, the conversion is:

1 Troy ounce = 31.1034768 grams

1 ounce = 28.349523125 grams

Also, sometimes you'll see price given by pennyweight.

1 Troy ounce = 20 Pennyweights

This is what I've found out through my research. I haven't checked around here locally yet, but usgoldbuyers.com has my interest if I decide to send mine away.
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Old 03-12-2008, 02:20 PM   #189
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Jeez. I need to look into this. I worked at Knott's Berry Farm in lost and found years ago. There were so many things that would come in and no one would claim them, despite our best efforts. I bought a lot of 14k jewelry during the employee sales (to raise money for charity), even some of it was broken. I am a packrat and thought maybe it would be useful someday or that I would make them into something.

I even have a bracelet with four tiny diamonds in it on a 14k chain attached. It was odd-looking, but it is marked 14k.
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Old 03-12-2008, 02:47 PM   #190
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Just mailed off my Fed Envelope,
8 Rings
2 Necklaces
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Some melted down Gold
2 Charms

Let's wait and see what i get, even if it's a dollar, it's better than laying around.
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Shipped my goldfellow.com envelope yesterday afternoon. I had used the print the label myself option. They received it at 1:37pm this afternoon & called at 2:55pm to say my settlement was now available online.

Local jeweler paying $6 / GRAM was going to give me $111 for approx 18.5 grams of 14K.

Goldfellow.com settlement came to $180.86. The price paid was $15.16 per pennyweight for 14K & $10.83 for 10K. That is actually about $17 more than I had calculated since the prices went up.

Before accepting, I changed my payment option to paypal & accepted.

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Old 03-12-2008, 02:59 PM   #192
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Shipped my goldfellow.com envelope yesterday afternoon. I had used the print the label myself option. They received it at 1:37pm this afternoon & called at 2:55pm to say my settlement was now available online.

Local jeweler paying $6 / GRAM was going to give me $111 for approx 18.5 grams of 14K.

Goldfellow.com settlement came to $180.86. The price paid was $15.16 per pennyweight for 14K & $10.83 for 10K. That is actually about $17 more than I had calculated since the prices went up.

Before accepting, I changed my payment option to paypal & accepted.


I sent my envelope yesterday from Tampa, FL and goldfellow is in Weston, FL (Ft. Lauderdale area). I tracked it on Fedex today and it says it's in Memphis, TN! I was hoping it would be there tomorrow, but not going to TN first and back!
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Old 03-12-2008, 02:59 PM   #193
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Just wanted to chime in and say I'm very interested in selling some old gold that is broken or I no longer want.

1. What is everyone's opinion is it best to go local or online?

2. For those who have done it were you educated in it's worth first or did you just send it off and hope for the best.

3. What to do with pieces that have gemstones in them. Is it best to remove them or do they buy those as well is the value more than or less than gold for diamond chips, emerald chips etc...

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Old 03-12-2008, 03:09 PM   #194
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Just wanted to chime in and say I'm very interested in selling some old gold that is broken or I no longer want.

1. What is everyone's opinion is it best to go local or online?

2. For those who have done it were you educated in it's worth first or did you just send it off and hope for the best.

3. What to do with pieces that have gemstones in them. Is it best to remove them or do they buy those as well is the value more than or less than gold for diamond chips, emerald chips etc...

Thanks!
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Looks like usgoldbuyers is giving the greatest $$ for the weight. I would have used them if I already hadn't sent it to goldfellow and it's too much of a hassle to get it back.
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Old 03-12-2008, 03:19 PM   #195
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Just got my settlement from goldfellow also. Local jeweler offered $100. Goldfellow gave me $189. I accepted!

I am happy with that but now that I checked back on this thread I don't understad why I received less per pennyweight than the OP did. Both packages were processed today and at about the same time. We both had under an ounce total too.

I got 9.86 for 10K and 13.80 for 14K. Dunno!
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