Sellyourgold is a scam

I sent my jewelry and gemstones to sellyourgold. This included 5 14k gold rings, and 5 loose diamonds. 2 of the rings also had diamonds. I got an offer for 217.00, I told them no deal. So they came with another bid for 417.00, I still refused, then I was offered 617.00. I told them just to send my jewelry back. When I received my package back, one ring that was very old and rare, had the 14k scratched out, and they took the diamond. This was a 14k white gold. I took the ring to 2 different jewelers, and the both confirmed that the 14k had been scratched out, because you could still see the k as in 14k. … read more ->

SellYourGold does not pay what they say they do. And they try not to send items back

I tried to sell my gold to, and after weeks of back and forth I finally have my items back but I am furious. Dealing with this company is a nightmare, and everyone should know not to deal with them.

I decided to sell old pieces of gold I didn’t want anymore because gold prices are high and they had a video from the Today Show showing that they were paying 90% for gold. I don’t know if they were working together or what, but I can tell you they don’t even pay close to 90%. It was more like 20%. So the “consumer reports” segment from the TV show is being used to actually scam people into sending … read more ->

Poor customer service; did not pay me for the gold I sent.

I sent them an inexpensive gold watch, they made me an offer, I accepted it, and then they never paid me for it. I emailed customer service, but they did not respond.… read more ->


I sent two 10K diamond rings and one 14K diamond/tourmaline ring and was offered $57. When I called to decline the offer and ask that my items be returned the agent put me on hold to speak with an appraiser that conveniently happened to be walking by at the time I called. When the agent returned he offered to increase the offer to $148. I requested my items be returned immediately. I paid over $1,000 for these three items and I would rather have them sit in my jewelry box before giving them away to these people! The only positive comment I have is that my items were promptly returned.… read more -> swapped out my diamond for a smaller one”

I had 2 jewelers price my diamond at around 1,000 dollars. I had it on a white gold ring. My diamond had its own certificate with all the specs, which I also sent with the ring. I spoke to a guy named ‘Ryan’ over the phone and he offered only 30 dollars for my ring, diamond included. He said the diamond was a lot smaller than my certificate said it was. In fact he said he didn’t know anything about a certificate. Of course I said ‘no thankyou’ and ‘send it back please.’ When they sent it back, the diamond looked smaller and is crooked in the ring like it doesn’t fit right in it anymore. There are also dents read more ->

bogus today show video from sell your gold to scam people

I sent some old gold necklaces that have been passed down in my family that no one wanted. I checked with a pawn shop first to get them appraised and they offered $450 cash for them right there but it seemed low to me so I found Sell Your Gold instead. They claimed to pay a lot and had a video (that I now see is YEARS old and is probably just done by there local friend!!) saying it was tested, but it’s just FALSE. They offered me $177 or something for all that gold… less than half of even the pawn shop. I had them send it back which STIll took a couple weeks. Stay away from this company … read more ->

No Human Contact – Took 1 Month to Get Gold Back from Sell Your Gold

No human contact at all! Had to create and log onto to my account with Sell Your Gold to view the offer within 24 hours of receiving an email from them, otherwise they would just send the payment and keep my gold. The offer was low so I refused it, then someone finally contacted me. Took me almost a month to get my gold back.
Kristi, CA…

Lowballed by Sell Your Gold

First offer I got by email was for $99.40. According to their website’s video, that’s about 40% of the daily spot gold price. Rejected that and then got a call from a very pleasant rep with a second offer for $150.

James, MA – 3/24/2011…


Maybe you saw the Cash 4 Gold Super Bowl commercial, the one with MC Hammer and Ed McMahon.  Maybe it occurred to you that there has to be a catch.  Would someone who receives your gold in the mail actually give you a decent price?  Of course not.  With Cash 4 Gold you’ll be lucky to get a third the price you’d receive at a pawn shop.

As a former Cash 4 Gold employee suggests, the whole operation is a scam.

[Update: I got an e-mail from a Cash 4 Gold PR hound criticizing me for having “false and defamatory information” on my blog because I posted the former employees commentary in full.  You know you’ve got rip-off artists on … read more ->


I sent a package of gold to SGUK or scrap gold uk on 9th October 2009. They made me pay £4.95 to post it special delivery and unlike most never sent me an envelope pre-paid.

The royal mail track and trace website showed my package as signed for on 9th October. No cheque arrived so I rang them. They said that they never received my package.

One of three things has happened:
1. they signed for the packet and then stole my gold without paying me.
2. the postman stole it.
3. the postman delivered it to the wrong building and someone else stole it.

So, either sguk are a dodgy company or the post service cannot be relied upon … read more ->