Cash for Gold How-To's

Once you've done your research and selected the company you are going to sell your gold to, what's next? Here are the steps involved in selling your gold for cash as quickly, easily, and profitably as possible.

The first thing you need to do is figure out what gold pieces you're going to sell. Some

are easy...broken pieces, heavy gold chains that were popular back during the disco era, earrings that have half the pair missing, jewelry from old boyfriends you no longer want to acknowledge having date ... these are no-brainers. But you may have other things you're not thinking of ... gold coins that are in bad shape, old gold teeth, even heirloom items that are made of gold but no longer fashionable or usable. Remember that although the company will ask you to itemize what you're sending, they attribute no value to a piece other than based on its weight and gold content, so if you own something that was made by a famous jeweler or is of a unique design, you may be better off selling it to a jewelry shop for resale, or to a collector who appreciates its intrinsic value.

Once you've assembled your items, contact the gold-buying company. After they've taken down your contact information, they'll send you a gold-selling kit. The kit will ask you to itemize what you're sending so that they can be sure that everything that you are expecting them to appraise and pay for is there, and will also include a prepaid overnight mailing label or package.

Once you've completed the required information, you just send the items off. Because the company has provided you with overnight shipping, you are able to monitor your package's progress, but most reputable companies will contact you immediately upon receipt of your package.

There is generally a 24-hour period for the company to appraise your gold and contact you via e-mail with their offer. Once you've accepted or rejected the offer, they will send you a check or deposit money directly into a banks account or Paypal account so that you have your cash in hand quickly.

Most of the reputable companies will return anything that was not of high enough quality for them to reimburse for, whether the gold content was too low to be of value or costume jewelry; they will also return any loose stones that they have removed for the gold refining process. The best companies allow you 30 days to change your mind, holding your gold items for you and reversing the process if you've had a change of heart.

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