Place to sell gold jewelry?

qbert4578's picture

Anyone know of any places I can sell some old gold jewelry? Can I just walk into any jeweler and sell gold? I know there was an Inquirer article recently about the price of gold going way up, etc. Jeweler's Row? Some places more reputable than others? How does it work? Anyone know?

sheskrafty23's picture

http://www.goldkit.com/

Ftown66's picture

Phone store/we buy gold

Phone store/we buy gold outlet. I have seen many places like this with these signs in their windows. Or the good old honest Pawn Shop.

Ftown66's picture

sheskrafty23

sheskrafty23 wrote:

http://www.goldkit.com/

Oh yeah they must be honest, I seen it on tv. Just send them your gold and they will send you cash back. Are you just suppose to take their word on the weight and value. There must be some very naive trusting people in this world.

qbert4578's picture

This is the article I was

This is the article I was going from...

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/12032262.html

Not really looking for the TV-based option, but I have seen those commercials.

Ftown66's picture

I think your best bet would

I think your best bet would be jewelers row. Since jewelery is not pure gold it most times 14 carat which is somewhere around 60% pure gold. This is the pecentage that they will base a price on. Now if you have an ounce worth of pure gold in your jewelery and it say $700 an ounce he is not gonna give you that for your ounce. No one is. He is gonna give you an amount that he can turn and resell what he bought with a profit. Wouldn't make sense for him to give you the face value. I don't know what his price will be. I'm sure they are all different. My father was in the jewelry bussiness years ago and i remember him dealing with people selling for gold value. He had a formula to determine it. I don't know it so i can't tell you. And he's not here to ask.

Patcey's picture

Fishtown Jewelers

Fishtown Jewelers ...Frankford Ave and Columbia Ave...across from the Post Office....will give you a good price.

qbert4578's picture

Ftown66 wrote:I think your

Ftown66 wrote:

I think your best bet would be jewelers row. Since jewelery is not pure gold it most times 14 carat which is somewhere around 60% pure gold. This is the pecentage that they will base a price on. Now if you have an ounce worth of pure gold in your jewelery and it say $700 an ounce he is not gonna give you that for your ounce. No one is. He is gonna give you an amount that he can turn and resell what he bought with a profit. Wouldn't make sense for him to give you the face value. I don't know what his price will be. I'm sure they are all different. My father was in the jewelry bussiness years ago and i remember him dealing with people selling for gold value. He had a formula to determine it. I don't know it so i can't tell you. And he's not here to ask.

Thank you... perfect answer... exactly what I was looking for!

"The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit. Try, if you can, to belong to the first class. There's far less competition." - Dwight Morrow, 1935
"Some people will believe anything if you whisper it to them."- Louis B.

qbert4578's picture

Patcey wrote:Fishtown

Patcey wrote:

Fishtown Jewelers ...Frankford Ave and Columbia Ave...across from the Post Office....will give you a good price.

Will try here first... thanks!

"The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit. Try, if you can, to belong to the first class. There's far less competition." - Dwight Morrow, 1935
"Some people will believe anything if you whisper it to them."- Louis B.

mrlegend's picture

fishtown jewelers is a great

fishtown jewelers is a great place to shop and sell your jewelry, they will give you best price for your gold. and they have great pricing on jewelry to buy.

p.s they put batteries in you watch for $2.00

qbert4578's picture

Thanks... I didn't even

Thanks... I didn't even realize that there was a Fishtown jewelers until the other day. I will try that next time. I actually ended up going to a place on South Street and made out pretty well with some old 14K gold class rings that I had and some other stuff. Good way to get a couple extra hundred dollars!

Cajunmoon's picture

Check out this place. It is

Check out this place. It is heavily advertised on Sirius radio

www.cash4gold.com

jmminarik's picture

qbert4578 wrote:Thanks... I

qbert4578 wrote:

Thanks... I didn't even realize that there was a Fishtown jewelers until the other day.

They advertise in the local papers and have been extremely supportive of the events I've been involved with, so almost everyone I do things with know/knew of them. I wonder how much of their business is just word of mouth.

-Joe

Kat's picture

jmminarik wrote:qbert4578

jmminarik wrote:
qbert4578 wrote:

Thanks... I didn't even realize that there was a Fishtown jewelers until the other day.

They advertise in the local papers and have been extremely supportive of the events I've been involved with, so almost everyone I do things with know/knew of them. I wonder how much of their business is just word of mouth.

-Joe

I was just in there to see about selling that darn watch I won that Nunzio refuses to wear - they are really nice and knowledgeable. I spoke with a woman named Kathleen (good name, huh?!!) and she was awesome. If I ever buy jewelry again, I will buy from her.

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Kat wrote:jmminarik

Kat wrote:
jmminarik wrote:
qbert4578 wrote:

Thanks... I didn't even realize that there was a Fishtown jewelers until the other day.

They advertise in the local papers and have been extremely supportive of the events I've been involved with, so almost everyone I do things with know/knew of them. I wonder how much of their business is just word of mouth.

-Joe

I was just in there to see about selling that darn watch I won that Nunzio refuses to wear - they are really nice and knowledgeable. I spoke with a woman named Kathleen (good name, huh?!!) and she was awesome. If I ever buy jewelry again, I will buy from her.

Do they buy diamonds?

Ftown66's picture

Cajunmoon wrote:Check out

Cajunmoon wrote:

Check out this place. It is heavily advertised on Sirius radio

www.cash4gold.com

Would you seriously trust mailing your gold to them and hoping they would be honest and give you the fair market value? Would you just take their word to how much weight you have in gold. Just because they advertise on sirius radio doesn't mean they are honest. They also advertise on tv at 4 in the morning.

codergrrl's picture

One of the three main

One of the three main channels (3, 6, or 10), is going to have a report on tonight (Wens.) at 11pm about how to sell you gold...
Unfortunately, I can't remember exactly which one.
Check the websites tomorrow, and maybe it will have it under one of their consumer report tabs.

ofofhy's picture

You can try Penn Treaty

You can try Penn Treaty Metals. A friend of mine sold some platinum mesh screens and foils there last year. He had to leave them with the guy while they did some chemical analyses on it. Not sure if they buy jewelry, but it's local.

emfederin's picture

I just checked out that

I just checked out that cash4gold website.

IT SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Spot price of gold is currently a tad over $940 ozt.

C4G is paying just under $600 ozt IN BULK OVER 50 OZT for 24k gold.

That's a tad over 60% assay.

Anyone paying under 80% assay is RIPPING YOU OFF.

Look around, and you can find local places paying from 90-97% assay.

"...heavily advertised on Sirius radio" ==> Yeah. Right.

emfederin's picture

goldkit.com is even

goldkit.com is even WORSE!

I just checked their site, and they don't even TELL you how much they pay!

They have a link that says "What we pay for gold", and basically it says "Well, gee, it depends on how much you give us".

Well, gee, ya THINK?!?!?!?

After you sell your gold to goldkit.com, send me the signed deed to your house. I'll buy it. Here's what I'll pay: The bigger your house, the more I'll give you.

bradley.james's picture

Have fun sending fool's

Have fun sending fool's gold, but I'd be careful with real gold after reading this about Cash4Gold on ripoffreport.com. They must be making money hand over fist if they can afford those TV commercials and have already been reported 6 times!

penny_squeezer's picture

Check out this website about

Check out this website about how to sell gold jewelry to an online gold buyer. I've know of this comapny and they have great reviews. Check it out, hope it was helpful.

The website is: goldfellow.com

Cajunmoon's picture

Ftown66 wrote:Cajunmoon

Ftown66 wrote:
Cajunmoon wrote:

Check out this place. It is heavily advertised on Sirius radio

www.cash4gold.com

Would you seriously trust mailing your gold to them and hoping they would be honest and give you the fair market value? Would you just take their word to how much weight you have in gold. Just because they advertise on sirius radio doesn't mean they are honest. They also advertise on tv at 4 in the morning.

I did not say I trusted them nor did I elude that advertising on Sirius legitimized them. A question was asked and I offered a suggestion. Caveat emptor applies in all business dealings.

Ftown66's picture

I have notice lately that

I have notice lately that the Fishtown jewelers on Frankford ave has had a large poster board outside stating we buy gold. To me this reminds me of a pawnshop type of thing. This to me cheapens their image as a fine jeweler. This is just my opinion.

nhb's picture

Ftown66 wrote:I have notice

Ftown66 wrote:

I have notice lately that the Fishtown jewelers on Frankford ave has had a large poster board outside stating we buy gold. To me this reminds me of a pawnshop type of thing. This to me cheapens their image as a fine jeweler. This is just my opinion.

I agree. And i think they just did it, because everyone is selling there gold now. I feel if you want to sell your gold, you will call or walk in & ask, no need to display like that.

Ftown66's picture

nhb wrote:Ftown66 wrote:I

nhb wrote:
Ftown66 wrote:

I have notice lately that the Fishtown jewelers on Frankford ave has had a large poster board outside stating we buy gold. To me this reminds me of a pawnshop type of thing. This to me cheapens their image as a fine jeweler. This is just my opinion.

I agree. And i think they just did it, because everyone is selling there gold now. I feel if you want to sell your gold, you will call or walk in & ask, no need to display like that.

The thing that a (we buy gold) sign reminds me of is that these type of business' that usually display these also attract the seedy type like thieves and junkies.

steviejnport's picture

I sold my gold at Gold Pawn

I sold my gold at Gold Pawn
Shop
and got more than I expected. Their information is below:
7715 CRITTENDEN ST
PHILADELPHIA PA 19118
(267) 612-8360

michaellouis's picture

Ftown66 wrote:I have notice

Ftown66 wrote:

I have notice lately that the Fishtown jewelers on Frankford ave has had a large poster board outside stating we buy gold. To me this reminds me of a pawnshop type of thing. This to me cheapens their image as a fine jeweler. This is just my opinion.

That was definitely my first impression at first. But considering someone was asking where to sell gold and it took awhile for someone to suggest Fishtown Jewelers maybe it's worthwhile to advertise that they buy gold. While I haven't been in there, from the outside it doesn't look like a place that is trying to attract that type of element.

I thought it was pretty normal that jewelry stores buy gold and other jewelry.