davidsuffolk wrote: »
Again not trusting postal companies I went to Falkos in Grays Essex (online as falkosgold.co.uk ) as they have a shop as well as using the internet. I weighed it on cheap digital scales I bought off Ebay and went there. The amount given was exactly as shown on their website per gramme and I walked out with cash. All in all excellent service. the price per gramme was slightly less than some of the postal ones but I far preferred to go in person.
Having said this, afterwards I found a single old watch. I didn't want to go all the way just for one item so I used their postal service. I weighed the strap and worked out the value as £109. I was both pleased and surprised to get a call saying my weight was wrong and that they were sending me a cheque for £137 which came the following day.
Highly recommended both by visit and by post.
Recently a flyer came through my door for a person buying who would be at the local library the next day. Their price was quoted as up to £XX per troy ounce which when worked out came in at under 50% of the true value (at no guarantee they would evn pay that as they said "up to")
All the internet companies offer a calculator for value on the current days fix so it is easy if you have scales to work out the actual value.
unclejonny wrote: »
I work for a small independent family jeweller – we buy all kinds of old gold, silver, platinum and sell it directly to a smelter who only deals wholesale – this is why we and many other qualified and experienced jewellers like us are likely to be able to pay the best prices. There’s not a massive margin on scrap metal – jewellers rely on buying a lot and selling a lot as quickly as possible. Any postal gold company that reckons it can pay substantially more for scrap than the high street is talking nonsense – no free lunches I’m afraid!
davidsuffolk wrote: »
Recently a flyer came through my door for a person buying who would be at the local library the next day.
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