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How Can I Sell My Scrap Gold?

Sell My Scrap Gold

“I want to sell my scrap gold, but I don’t know how to get started.” If you’re looking for a way to make some extra money selling your gold, and if you’re like most of us, you may be wondering just how do you get started. Well, here’s how to sell scrap gold.

When you’re trying to sell gold, the first thing you want to do is your homework. Most gold items that are generally scrapped include broken or bent gold jewelry, old wedding bands from previous marriages, or other simple rings that wouldn’t be of much value on their own, damaged or defective gold coins, dental pieces, single earrings, nuggets, wire, watches and some electronics.

Your next step will be to separate your items. The easiest way to do this is to separate them into piles of 10k, 14k and 18k. If you’re not sure how to determine a 10k piece from an 18k piece, you can generally find it engraved somewhere on the item if it’s real gold.

Next, remove anything that is not made of the precious metal, but may be of value to another buyer such as jewels or stones. Doing this will also help give you a good idea of how much the gold pieces will really weigh so you’ll have a good idea of their worth.

Now you should weight your scrap gold so you have an idea of their worth. You’ll want to use a digital scale in order to know the exact amount you have. Weighing your items will also give you the reassurance that the buyer of your items won’t try to cheat you out of money from the weigh-in.

Next, you’ll want to call around your hometown to find out what businesses buy and sell gold locally and ask them how much they‘re willing to pay for what you have.

If you can’t find anyone to sell your gold to in your area, you could try placing a classified ad in your local newspaper to let potential gold buyers know what you’re selling. Just make sure you keep track of your items’ value on the market so you know their exact worth before you accept just any offer that comes your way.

Another great option that you could use to sell scrap gold is to go to an online buyer who specializes in kits, which generally includes a prepaid envelope and sometimes documents that let you to write out a description of every item you are sending to them. Keep in mind that not every online buyer is trustworthy, so do your research before you go with just anyone.

Finally, always keep in mind that the price of gold will change on a daily basis. So before you close the deal, try to get the price you were quoted in writing before you hand over your items and tell them. “I want to sell my scrap gold.” Otherwise, you may find yourself ending up with a lot less than you had anticipated.

Sell Gold Scrap For Fast Cash

Sell Gold Scrap

If you’re planning to sell gold scrap, or any other type of precious metal for that matter, I can very well guarantee it’s not just as simple as walking up to a business and telling them your items are for sale.

And there is definitely a whole lot more to selling gold as I quickly learned from a friend of my father’s who scraps metals for a living.

First of all, you need to know what type of precious metal you have. It’s all too easy to be fooled by a material thanks to today’s technology and a manufacturer’s need to make as much money as possible, especially with the economy‘s current state.

One of the easiest ways to tell if  you own the real gold or not is by the simple “k” mark that is engraved somewhere on the item.

The “k” marking which stands for “karat” tells a buyer that the piece is indeed real. In addition to the “k” symbol you should also see a number that will indicate how solid of a piece it is, as in 10k, 14k and 18k. The higher the number, the more gold is in the item and the more it will be worth.

However, just because your items are real gold, doesn’t mean you should cash in on selling your gold just yet. And if you do, you may be disappointed to learn that the face value of your items could be worth far more than its metal content.

So before you take the plunge and sell your gold item, ask the coin shop owner if your gold coins are worth more for it’s age or ask the antique dealer if that necklace is old and has a higher retail value.

The next step you should take before you sell gold is to strip anything that isn’t made from the precious metal (like diamonds or other gemstones) since most businesses won’t give you anymore for the other materials. What they will do however is remove those extra pieces anyway and profit from them, so why not cash in on them yourself?

And as far as scrapping gold items, don’t limit yourself just to jewelry or coins. Many items that people never dream can be scrapped are actually accepted by businesses as long as the piece is made from gold.

Items that may be scrapped include dental crowns and bridgework, individual earrings, gold nuggets, wire, watches and even some electronics.

And if you find that you have a lot of scrap gold that you want to sell, you may want to consider weighing them with a digital scale if possible.

Weighing your items lets you know how much you have and will assure that your buyer won’t pull a fast one on you when it comes to exactly how much you have offer.

Once you have an idea of how much gold you have to sell, you’ll want to call around to local buyers in the area who specialize in buying and selling scrap gold and ask them how much they would be willing to pay for your items.

If there are no local buyers in your area, you may want to consider an online business that buy and sell gold scrap through the mail.

Just be sure to use caution when dealing with these types of businesses by making sure that you take photographs and make photocopies of everything you receive from them to make sure there are no misunderstandings.