Post # 16
Just make sure you get it appraised, or get the gold appraised, by an independent appraiser. If the place buying it from you is also the place appraising it, then they will low-ball you. Those “cash for gold” commercials where they act like it’s such a great deal to have them appraise it AND buy it are obviously scams. I agree that a pawn shop would not be the place; they buy stuff for, like, half of what someone would pay for it because they have to make a profit re-selling it.
I think to make a really informed decision, you’d need to have someone (who wouldn’t have the option of buying it) appraise it as gold and as a ring. I mean, if it isn’t that costly to have engraving covered up, then it might be worth it to try to sell the ring on ebay. Otherwise, you could just “go for the gold.”
Post # 17
Here are a couple pictures of the ring. In the second picture, you can see the engraved date a little bit.
Post # 18
Gold is at a record high right now, so don’t buy into gimmicks that jewlers are “temporarily” buying it and “act now!”. Shop around – most jewekers will buy it from you. Get the best price!!
Post # 19
Pawn shop! Everything my ex left in my house went to a pawn shop or Craigslist. Shop around. I had a 1ct Leo princess cut diamond engagement ring from him that cost him $6600. I sold that puppy for $5000 on Craigslist. The pawn shop would have only given me $2500 for it. All of his guitars went to someone from Craigslist for $2000. I had a tennis bracelet that went to the pawn shop. Earrings, charms, and other little trinkets to the pawn shop. I sold all of his comic books on Ebay. lol It felt good getting rid of all of his shit. And it was my shit since he left it in my house for more than 2 months and said he didn’t want any of it.
Post # 21
@msjujubeans: Haha I’m definitely selling it, just trying to figure out the best way to do that!
Post # 22
@Mrs. Fireworks: i browsed through everyone’s answers but if you bring it to a pawn shop/ cash for gold they’ll probably just give you what it’s worth, weight wise… your ring looks like a claddagh ring… your best bet is to put it online and advertise it to a crowd that wears that type of ring (i was watching sister wives and they wore those) so maybe you can sell it to someone who doesnt have enough money to buy it brand new.. i think that’s your best bet. or else you risk getting $20 bucks for it b/c cash for gold weighs it…
Post # 23
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