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Old 03-06-2008, 01:12 AM   #31
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I was just thinking. I've always been interested in getting a metal detector and hitting the beaches. NOW may be the time!
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maybe i'll bring one to each WDW resort lobby & go through all the cushy couches


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Old 03-06-2008, 06:06 AM   #32
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sounds really great!! i am going to check my old jewerly box
do jewerly stores except old gold jewerly to cash in???
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Old 03-06-2008, 06:43 AM   #33
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Does anyone know if these places buy yellow and white gold, or just old cheezy yellow gold? I have lots of both and am now thinking I need to clean out my jewelry drawer! TIA.
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Old 03-06-2008, 06:51 AM   #34
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I had a real gold watch that I got off of ebay about 5 years ago for $125. I didn't wear it anymore and took it to a pawn shop in December. They gave me almost exactly what I bought it for. I was surprised. They told me they melt down all gold anyway so it doesn't matter if it's broken or in pieces when they get it.
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Old 03-06-2008, 07:15 AM   #35
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Go sell the scrap, you'll be surprised how much you'll get! It just goes by weight, does not matter old, broken.......

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Can you define SCRAP GOLD? I just went thru my jewelry box. Came up with several gold chains, bracelets & anklets from the 80's. All very short fine chains or rope style chains. Most are light, but one chain is of pretty good weight. They've been in the jewelry box for 20 yrs because they are too short now. They would make chokers. lol

There is more but I don't know if its anything I want to part with just yet even though I don't wear it. No children to pass anything down to either. Just sentimental since its from DH.

I would LOVE to rip that gold chain from DH's neck however. lol Its been a fixture since the 80's. UGH! Thank goodness its not a big heavy one. lol

Is scrap gold broken jewelry or outdated styles? Would there be more value in selling it as jewelry rather than as gold to melt down?
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Old 03-06-2008, 07:20 AM   #36
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They will test each piece to see if its 10k, 14k or 18k! Just bring it all - let them figure it out!

I just found some more stuff i'll be bringing in!

Some is from old boyfriends, some have broken latches - some is just outdated and i won't wear it and it's not something i'd pass down.......

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Is all gold labeled as such? In other words, if its real, will it say 10K or 18K or whatever it is?

I have lots of pieces i thought were at least 10K, but some don't have it inscribed.

Anyone know?
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Old 03-06-2008, 07:28 AM   #37
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Wow! Thanks for the tip! I know my mom has one of those charm necklaces everybody had in the 80's, lots of other things. I don't have much gold, I'm more of a fun costume/silver jewelry girl. I tried googling sell gold in my area and didn't come up with anything locally. Any tips on finding out who buys scrap gold locally?
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:54 AM   #38
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Any opinion on if the mail in places pay as well as the stores?

I would love if someone could give an example of specific items they sold and how much they received.
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:58 AM   #39
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Some things i sold were a 10k H.S. ring - an xo bracelet and necklace another necklace similar - a couple of thin bracelets and two other rings!

Again, it just goes by weight - it does not matter what the item is.....the only thing that had some weight to it was the H.S. ring - which was only 10k so i got a bit less for it!

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Any opinion on if the mail in places pay as well as the stores?

I would love if someone could give an example of specific items they sold and how much they received.
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:07 AM   #40
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I am going to try to make it the gold buyer tonight after work. If not, I will have to go on Saturday.

Here is what I dug out of my jewelry box:

14K : 2 band rings (1 wg, 1 yg)
1 CZ stone ring yg

2 pendants (teddy bear, 1/4 amethyst solitaire)

1 rope bracelet with filigree center design

2 necklaces ( 18" hollow rope, 24" twisted chain)

10K : 3 rings ( lab ruby wg, lab emerald yg, blue topaz yg)

1 tie tack with "R" raised on it and 3 diamonds (good size diamonds too)
bought at an estate sale, only paid $25 for it, I thought I would remove the diamonds one day but that was 15 years ago!!

My husband just laughs at me. He's like "You are starting to scare me, hope you don't sell me and the kids" I said "No, I would sell myself first" He said "I don't even think so". We have so much fun messing with each other!!

Anything to get to Disney I told him!!

Wish me luck. I will be happy with anything. I will let you all know how I make out. Anyone want to make any guesses?? More Disney money.................Woo Hoo
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:18 AM   #41
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Any ideas if these items would be worth going? I just went through my box and found a bunch of old things.

4 random 10K rings from HS. Small stones
1 solid 14K ring
14K large rope bracelet
3 random small necklace chains
a 14K flat gold necklace and matching braclet
14K plain gold XO bracelet
14K gold and diamond XO bracelet
14K 1/2 of one of those best friend heart charms
a few other small random pendants

Where would I go? I guess I'll call the local jewerly stores and ask if they know who would buy gold. Might as well give it a shot. I called my mom and told her so she is going to go through her old drawers and see what she has.

I also have a few really really old WWII pin pieces but I am not sure if they are gold or not.
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:19 AM   #42
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A friend of mine just had a Sell Your Gold for Cash party (like Tupperware parties I guess). I didn't go. I thought that it was whoo-haa, but now I am sorry I didn't go. I could use some money for that Disney vacation I just booked! I might call her to see how it went and if it was for real - if you know what I mean.

I will be gathering up all of those 80's charms and charm holders, some ugly earrings and a couple of rings I will never wear. Do they remove the stones I wonder or should I do that myself?

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Old 03-06-2008, 10:21 AM   #43
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I ordered an envelope from www.goldfellow.com. I'll post my experience when I get everything complete. This is fun!
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:40 AM   #44
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Just got back from selling some more -

got back 490.00!!

sold 2 rings
1 bracelet
2 thin necklaces
a few pair of earings.....

i think thats about it - now i'm all cleaned out of old jewlery! BUT i have a nice stash to add to our 09 Disney Vacation Fund!
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:52 AM   #45
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Just got back from selling some more -

got back 490.00!!

sold 2 rings
1 bracelet
2 thin necklaces
a few pair of earings.....

i think thats about it - now i'm all cleaned out of old jewlery! BUT i have a nice stash to add to our 09 Disney Vacation Fund!
Wow, that's really encouraging! I hope the online prices are just as good. I have

1 18k gold chain (pretty heavy)
2 14k thin chains
2 14k gold rings, light in weight
1 10k bracelet

My mother says I left some old stuff at her house as well, I'm going to go after work and pick it up.
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