Kay Jewelers Gold Exchange

July 10th, 2009

Sites: www.kayjewelersgoldexchange.com, www.kay.com

Even Kay Jewelers has jumped into the cash for gold industry. The website, Kay Jewelers Gold Exchange, is new according to the WhoIs records:

    Domain Name: kayjewelersgoldexchange.com
       Created on..............: Mon  Mar 30  2009
       Expires on..............: Tue  Mar 30  2010
       Record last updated on..: Fri  May 08  2009
    Administrative Contact:
       Sterling Jewelers  Inc.
       Hostmaster Domain
       375 Ghent Road
       Akron  OH 44333
       US
       Phone: 1.3306685890
       Email: lgradisher@jewels.com

They do state the amount they pay on their website and are BBB accredited.

GetGoldCash.com

July 6th, 2009

Site: www.GetGoldCash.com
Names: Get Gold Cash, GCC
Phone: 877-909-GOLD

Get Gold Cash has been endorsed by Mark Spitz. They are also BBB members.

ABC did a report of Get Gold Cash as well as Dollars 4 Gold and Cash 4 Gold.  It was found that Get Gold Cash did pay the most.  However, read the following quote from ABC:

Get Gold Cash sent a check for $206, and later raised its offer to $275.

If you do decide to go with this company, we recommend that you call the company and reject their first offer.  They’ll likely increase their original offer.

Here’s a list of the items GetGoldCash.com says they accept:

  • 10k, 14k, 16k, 18k, 22k, & 24k Gold
  • Gold Pins/Brooches
  • Old scrap gold
  • Bent/Broken Jewelry
  • Unwanted Jewelry
  • Diamonds
  • Earrings
  • Bracelets
  • Class Rings
  • Cluster Rings
  • Platinum
  • Sterling Silver
  • Swiss Watches
  • Estate jewelry
  • Antique Items
  • Coins
  • Collectibles
  • Vintage Items
  • Dental Gold

Get Gold Cash Commercial:

CashAmerica.com (Strike Gold Now)

July 1st, 2009

Sites: www.cashamerica.com, www.strikegoldnow.com
Names: Cash America, Cash America Pawn, Strike Gold Now, and SuperPawn

Cash America mostly buys gold and other metals or issues pay day loans (cash advances).  Additionally, they have numerous stores across the country.

Cash Advances are almost always a scam.  A high percentage of people that get cash advances cannot keep up with excessive interest.  Cash Advances are also likely to destroy your credit rating (click here to check your credit score).  At this site, we do not recommend ever getting a cash advance.

They also offer pawn loans.  Typically, these are not a horrible idea. The person in need to cash is able to borrow money and as a collateral can be almost anything of value.

They also offer a few other financial services, such as:

  • Pre-paid MasterCard / Visa
  • Pre-paid Calling
  • Check Cashing
  • Western Union®
  • Gold Buying
  • Tax Filing Services
  • Insurance
  • Rebuild Your Credit

SellGold.com

June 29th, 2009

Site: www.sellgold.com

Sell Gold is ran by BrokenGold.com.  SellGold.com does list the prices they are willing to pay for gold, silver and platinum.

However, the prices shown on the website are only applicable if the consumer sends in at least 10 ounces of a certain precious metal.  It is unlikely a consumer would be sending in more than a few ounces — especially of gold since gold is approximately $950/ounce.

In summary, Sell Gold is BBB accredited, but we find their listed prices unreasonable.

OutOfYourLife.com

June 26th, 2009

Site: www.outofyourlife.com

Sell broken engagement rings, diamond wedding rings, and other fine jewelry at Out of Your Life.

Out of Your Life is run by the company Lippincott. Lippincott also owns Gold Kit and Red Swan.

Out of Your Life was tailored by Lippincott’s marketing department to target women that have recently lost their boyfriend or spouse.  Here is one of the opening lines on their website (OutOfYourLife.com):

There are zillions of reasons why you’re better off without him. And one major reason you’ll be better off without his bling: all the jewelry he gave you is worth money!

Because of the numerous websites Lippincott owns, it’s likely they are predominantly a marketing company.  Here’s another quote taken from their website:

Broken wedding engagements, divorces, and break-ups may tempt you to get even. Why not break even instead!

One thing to take notice of is that they do not list their address on their contact page.  We dug further and noticed that they do have a suite according to the Better Business Bureau:

915 Montgomery Ave. Suite-209, Narberth, PA 19072

Another thing to take notice of is that they do not mention their prices on their website. Most reputable cash for gold companies at least display estimates for a certain amount of gold or silver.  The appraisal  Out of Your Life gives you is entirely up to their discretion.  And since, Out of Your Life relies heavily on customers that received their jewelry as gifts, it is unlikely that you’ll know if you are receiving a fair price.

Out of Your Life does have a satisfactory rating with the B.B.B.

TheEstateBuyer.com

June 22nd, 2009

Site: www.TheEstateBuyer.com

The Estate Buyer has been in business for over 60 years.  All of their kits for selling jewelry use FedEx.

It does not appear that they melt the jewelry down like other cash for gold sites.  Consumers may be interested getting a kit from The Estate Buyer and one of the top-rated cash for gold sites, above.

One concern is that they don’t have any information about being BBB accredited or any other proven credentials of reliability.  With much lack of information about TheEstateBuyer, we cannot confidently recommend this company.

Below, are a few of the items they accept:

  • Bulgari
  • Cartier
  • Charles Krypell
  • Chopard
  • David Yurman
  • Fred of Paris
  • Mikimoto
  • Roberto Coin
  • Tiffany & Co
  • Van Cleef & Arpels
  • Harry Winston
  • Estate Jewelry
  • Pendants & Necklaces Pins
  • Rings
  • Designer items
  • Signed items
  • Stick pins
  • Wedding bands
  • Wedding Rings
  • Engagement Rings

Red Swan

June 21st, 2009

Site: www.redswan.com

Red Swan is owned by Lippincott, LLC — which also owns the well known GoldKit.com.

Most of the complaints about Red Swan is their advertising, service and refund policies.  Other than these issues, the company is legitimate and BBB accredited.

They also have an opportunity for a “gold party.” Typically, a gold party is where mostly women will bring their jewelry to one of their friend’s house and get their jewelry appraised.  In this case, Red Swan would come to the house and conduct the appraisals.

The host would also receive commission on all of the jewelry sold.  Typically, commission could be anywhere from 5-20% of what the jewelry is appraised at.

Empire Gold Buyers

June 19th, 2009

Site: www.empiregoldbuyers.com

Empire Gold Buyers is a New York-based company owned by ANCOR GOLD, INC since 1987.

They’re BBB accredited and have zero complaints in the last 36 months.  Their prices for gold are transparent, by showing an estimate on their website.  However, they do not make it obvious on how much they are willing to pay for silver, platinum, diamonds or other precious metals and gemstones.

Overall, EmpireGoldBuyers.com has more than a satisfactory rating, and we have no reason to distrust the company.

Money 4 Gold

June 18th, 2009

Money4Gold.com (also known as Money4Gold Holdings Inc. [OTCBB: MFGD]) has recently been involved in a number of acquisitions:

…it [Money 4 Gold] has acquired a leading competitor, MGE Enterprises Corporation d/b/a My Gold Envelope, through a share exchange with the privately-held Wyoming corporation`s shareholders. (Source)
…has announced the acquisition of Money4Gold.ca in exchange for undisclosed consideration. The purchase of Money4Gold.ca, which had no prior relationship with Money4Gold Holdings Inc., will provide the company with immediate presence throughout Canada. With this acquisition, Money4Gold Holdings Inc. becomes an international market leader in the consumer-based cash for precious metals space and is now serving Canadian consumers through the website www.Dollars4Gold.ca. (Source)

To decide whether or not you should trust Money 4 Gold is to look at some of the reviews for MyGoldEnvelope. There are many mixed reviews about the company. These are all the names we have that they go by: MyGoldEnvelope, SobreDeOro, Dollars4Gold, Money4Gold UK, and EuroFuerGold.

Gold Rush/GoldRushNow.com

June 16th, 2009

Site: https://www.goldrushnow.com, http://www.goldrushnow.com

GoldRush is marketed by Steve Wilkos (TV Talk Show Host). Gold Rush is a Better Business Bureau Accredited gold buying business also known as XC Holdings, LLC.

According the BBB, the company has only had 2 complaints that were closed after being “resolved.” On their “What We Pay” page they only show the market value of gold, and have this disclaimer under the chart:

*This chart is for illustration purposes only. The amount paid for your gold will be determined by Gold Rush in its sole discretion according to current market standards.

We have not received any complaints about Gold Rush Now at this point of time.

Below, is their contact information:

Business Address: 4461 Tanbark Street
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

Customer Contact:
Les Gold, Partner
Phone Number:
(248) 219-9331
(888) 446-9787
Email Address:
orders@goldrushnow.com