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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.

Selling Gold Online Tips and Safeguards

Selling Gold Online

Selling gold online is one of the many ways you can make some money from your unwanted gold items. And while it may not be one of the fastest ways, it is one of the easiest for many individuals who want to cash in on the recent gold rush using several resources available on the world wide web.

A great place to start is by using an auction site like Ebay. With Ebay you can auction off coins, jewelry, spoons, gold nuggets and even gold bars. Ebay lets you set your own price and payment specifications as well as shipping and handling fees if you want to.

And one of the biggest advantages of using an online auction site is that once you’ve set your price, you may even discover that your bidders will pay more for your items by the time the auction ends. Just remember that you will need to pay set up fees for the auction itself and even if your item doesn’t sell, you will still need to pay those fees.

Another great resource to sell gold to are businesses who specialize in buying gold by mail. These types of businesses will often send a mailing envelope that contains everything you need to itemize and send your scrap gold items to them. In addition, most will even pay for the shipping and insurance fees for your pieces.

Then, all you need to do is fill out the required information and send it back along with the items. The company will then weigh the gold pieces and send you a check for their value. Just be aware that once you receive the check and cash it, there’s no turning back.

Forums and groups that have an interest in the precious metal are another great way to sell your gold pieces. Most of these types of sites have free membership and will allow you to post to their site as long as it pertains to the subject matter.

Just be sure you are following their guidelines when you post and never spam the members, otherwise you’ll find yourself booted from the site.

Online classifieds can become another way for you to sell gold for cash. Most online classifieds are free to post to. A great example of this is Craigslist.

Craigslist allows you to post an ad for free to any area you choose. However, as with any classified ad, you’ll want to use caution with the information you give out since not every buyer will be legit.

And speaking of legit, when it comes to dealing with any business or individual online, never sell to a website or buyer who seems suspicious. If there’s no information on the company whatsoever, then chances are they’re going to run with your valuables.

And if an individual your dealing with seems pushy or isn’t willing to do things your way, then it’s a very good idea to find another buyer.

Yes, selling gold online can be a lot easier than face to face, but you also need to be willing to take the steps necessary to assure that you don’t get the bad end of the deal either.

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