Cash For Gold at Milwaukee Area Jewelers
Thanks to the high price of gold and consumers looking to raise cash, sales of gold to jewelers is a hot trend. With gold selling close to $900 an ounce right now, it may be wise to consider selling your unwanted gold pieces. Just the other day Richard Kessler of Kessler Diamonds was on a commercial on 94.5 Lake FM advertising his services to purchase gold jewelery. Robert Haack Diamonds has a billboard just west of the Marquette Interchange that advertises they’ll buy gold and diamonds. Mr. Kessler or Mr. Haack would probably love to see someone like Mr. T (pictured here) walk in their store to sell all of his gold chains!
While there are a lot of online businesses that you can sell your jewelery to, it is probably best to deal with a local business. The Consumerist ran a great piece last fall about a customer receiving a really low bid on their jewelry from Cash4Gold.com. Then when the customer posted a blog entry about their experience, Cash4Gold allegedly sent them an offer for several thousand dollars in exchange for removal of the blog post (and no, they didn’t accept the cash…the Cockeyed website is currently the fourth result when searching for Cash4Gold.com on Google!)
Consumer Reports also suggests dealing with a local jeweler for an initial estimate and then calling around to other jewelers to get top dollar. The Consumer Reports article also includes a link to an online calculator to help you value your gold pieces.
If you’d rather have a little more fun while selling your jewelery, perhaps you would want to hold out for an invite to a gold selling party to sell your unwanted bling. Boing Boing references an article in the LA Times about the trend of gold selling parties, and even gives an example of one woman walking away with a check for $1,836.88!