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#1 The price here in the USA for Gold has fallen from this past Summer. We now have gold at about $1658/oz. or so. If you go into any ubiquitous WE BUY GOLD shop which have sprung up all over the place you meet people who will exchange your Gold and other precious metals into cash or checks right there as soon as you lay your gold on the scale and hold out your hand. Avoid the people who pay with checks. ( think people, c'mon )Take the Cash. Go through your mother's jewelry box if you are still at home and over 18. Feed your crack habit with what you get from breaking into homes or muggings. Sell your aunt's boyfriends engagement ring, there are so many stories, you will hear them all. The kiddies need new shoes.
The man behind the desk will pass a very powerful magnet over your offering. Its a ritual from start to finish, genuflect and have a chair.. They will look for marks on the jewelry with a jeweler's loupe, these people are subtle and slicker than pawnshops and more savvy and untrusting. Technological paranoia is rampant, there are buzz locks on the door and guns you can't see, little cameras in the ceiling too probably. (Oh no? Well, then, you tell me.) A digital scale and small bottles of various acids that reveal all. Fakes won't be accepted and neither will electroplate.
But the cash is good. Obama and Al Gore are both in the pantheon that brought us to all this. Next stop the grocery store or the Liquor shop...depending on what you deem important. Food stamps and 47 million people looking for a job.
Oh, Iran? They have their problems also. But here in the USA? You won't see anybody asking for your vote who isn't wearing a Rolex. That, and hock shops and WE BUY GOLD on every corner. It ain't Mayberry anymore.
By the way, do you own a gun?
Posted by Threater Flusoper9823 2013-01-13 03:24||
#2 As a person who been several times to Iranian recently, the sanctions are hurting badly the people but the Iranian government does not care.
People in Iran will pay way above the unofficial rate just to get something of value.
Posted by Bernard Z 2013-01-13 05:26||
#3 Technological paranoia is rampant
I am forced by circumstance to agree for once.
Posted by Shipman 2013-01-13 07:18||
#4 Jewelry shops have buzz lock doors and other security features as well. This is normal for a business with easily portable, high value stock.
Do stop hyperventilating, Threater Flusoper9823.
Posted by trailing wife 2013-01-13 14:51||