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Some Selling Gold Tips

Selling Gold Tips

Gold EagleWhen I first began looking for selling gold tips, there honestly wasn’t much to find, and most of the information I did find covered very little on the topic. And because I don’t believe you should have to go through the same ordeal I did, I want to share with you what I’ve learned about selling gold and how to get the most money for your gold items.

1. Don’t sell gold to pawn shops unless you don‘t have any other options, or you‘ve found that they are actually paying top dollar for your gold. Pawnbrokers often offer the lowest price possible because they have a need to make as much of a profit as they can from your valuables when they resell them. Pawn shops should always be a last resort for selling your gold items.

2. When you need to sell gold jewelry, your local jeweler can be a good option just as long as the piece is in very good condition. If however, your jewelry piece is broken or in need of any type of repairs, most jewelry stores may not be interested unless they think they can make a really good profit from it. And if they do have an interest in your damaged jewelry, they won’t give you nearly as much as they would for the pieces that are in good condition.

3. If you want to sell gold coins, a coin dealer can give you a good price on your coins if they’re in good shape. But, before you consider selling gold coins for their gold content, find out if their worth more for their collectible value. Some coins can fetch a higher price for their historical pedigree than for their gold content.

4. When it comes to where to sell gold, don’t forget the internet. Using the internet to sell your gold can be just as profitable as the offline world. One of the most popular online buyers for precious metal are refiners. Online refiners generally host a website that gives you the option to enter your personal information in order for you to get a free kit by mail that let’s you send your gold to sell back to them. Before you go with just any online refiner however, make sure you do your research first.

5. The best way to determine whether or not you’re getting a fair deal is by checking the daily market value price for gold. You can do this by typing in the words, “how to sell gold” and find numerous applications and tools for finding and calculating the price of the precious metal.

6. And don’t forget when you’re considering other options for selling gold online, you can make a profit from your items through auction websites like eBay and classified webpages such as Craigslist to individuals looking to add to their collection. (And be very careful about people you meet through Craigslist.)

With the above selling gold tips and a little research, I hope that you find much success and profit in your journey with selling gold for cash.

Before I Sell My Gold, What Do I Need to Know?

Sell My Gold

If I want to sell my gold, what should I know? It’s a question that many owners of the precious metal often ask. If you’re unfamiliar with how to sell gold, here are a few things you need to keep in mind.

For instance, if you want to sell gold jewelry, it’s not always a good idea to try selling the unwanted pieces as scrap. When you’re selling items for scrap value, the value is based on the metal alone and not the historical value or quality of the jewelry piece. So often times when you have jewelry made from gold to sell, you could wind up losing as much as half of what you’d get if you were to sell it for its retail value.

However, not every jewelry piece will have a good enough retail value, such as a plain wedding band or simple chain necklace, and it would be better off being sold for its scrap value.

But even when you’re armed with this knowledge, you should still have a good idea of what your gold items are worth. You could easily have the items appraised if you know they‘re antique, but if the item isn’t worth as much as the appraisal fee, you could end up losing money.

If you have scrap gold to sell, an appraiser is usually unnecessary since the price is generally based on the melt down value of the item. Based on the current market value of gold, the gold buyer will buy your scrap gold at some percentage of the current market value of gold. (Dealers usually quote their prices in either ounces or grams. A troy ounce has 31.1 grams.)

Once the weight of your scrap gold items is determined, the dealer will then base what he’ll pay you on the going rate also known as spot price for gold and take a portion of the total price for their own profit before giving you a final quote. Generally a fair buyer will take no more than 30% of the total price and some may even take as little as 10%. Anything more than 20 or 30% should have you selling your valuables elsewhere.

One of the best places for selling unwanted gold are jewelry stores since they’ll likely give you up to 80% of the market value if your pieces are in good shape. Pawnshops are often not the best places to sell gold for cash since they don’t always offer a very fair price and are generally only interested in buying very low and selling high.

And finally, always remove jewels and other pieces that aren’t gold if you’re planning to scrap any jewelry. Businesses who buy scrap gold won’t give you any more for your jewelry items than what their metal value is worth, so you might as well make some extra money selling the jewels and non-gold items to another buyer.

Now that we’ve answered the question of, ‘If I want to sell my gold, what should I know,’ remember, to do your homework.