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 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… read more ->
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… read more ->
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 youâ€™ll be lucky to get a third the price youâ€™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 Â£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 ->
I sent 73.5 grams to sell your gold now they offered me Â£129.00 but scrap it was worth Â£628.39
REAL RIP OFF
The firm was CASH YOUR GOLD NOW advertized on T V and SUN and Star News papers their address is C Y G N R G 453 Newbury Berks RG14 9GZ
please be warned
â€œBernieâ€… read more ->
I have a friend that saw an ad on tv for cash for gold she contacted them and they send her an envelope with in 2 days. She send it back the next day with $300.00 worth of gold. It has now been 2 months they say that they have not yet recieved it and that she should just keep calling back. she is now terrified that she will be out her jewerly, and the money she desperatley needed to feed her kids. If anyone is thinking about using these scams please don’t. p.s. dateline should do a show on it unless they already have and i and her missed it.… read more ->
I am a small trader, on 15/09/09 the gold I had, using the value quoted on cashforyo0urgold’s website I was looking to receive Â£5106. I took it to their office, I was greeted by a friendly chap, they try to act like your best friend, offering cigarettes etc while I was waiting… After a short while, the gold had been evaluated, and I was quoted Â£4630… I was shocked and asked for my gold back, the chap says he will speak to his boss and see if they can do anything… he came back some 10 minutes later and increased the valuation to Â£4800, I was still out of pocket and demanded my money back… the chap said no worries, … read more ->
By Frank K.
Cash for Gold Scam – Are Gold Parties Really Just a Cash for Gold Scam?
Gold selling parties are getting more popular every day. Are these parties really a good place to sell your gold or are they cash for gold scams that you should definitely avoid? A cash for gold scam happens when a consumer is taken for a ride by a non-legitimate or fraudulent gold buying business. Even though the majority of businesses are reputable, there are those that can be the source of a cash for gold scam.
Cash For Gold Scam
A scam can come in many different forms. The most obvious would be from an overnight business that has set up shop … read more ->
Some businesses that buy gold online will claim that they never received the gold that you sent to them. Gold buyers that receive large amounts of complaints about this are just a cash for gold scam.
Be careful of companies that do not have a physical address. A cash for gold scam can be one that is handled online without any physical addresses for the business that is handling it. In many cases a phone number may not even be available. You should go with your gut instinct, if the company seems shady it probably is. There are plenty of reputable groups that pay good rates for you gold.
The Best Place To Sell Gold?
Another sign that a gold … read more ->