Oh my gosh.
So remember here where I was debating going to the cash for gold place? I divided out the jewelry I had and it fell out as follows:
2 "pink ice" rings from childhood. One wouldn't even fit on my pinky finger.
1 rope chain
1 box chain
1 super thin "starter" chain (the kind you get when you buy a pendant)
1 lighthouse pendant
1 "pink ice" pendant
That's all I had. It wasn't very heavy and by far the nicest piece was the rope chain and the lighthouse pendant. I never cared for lighthouses (or yellow gold).
Anyway, I headed to this "Cash for Gold" place. I wasn't sure what to expect- something like a pawnshop, I guess. We pull in to a fairly nice commercial part of town, which was a load off my mind. I didn't want to end up in the ghetto.
I walked up and had to press a button to be buzzed in to the shop. Then, Tim & I were kept in this contained little room, while I spoke to a man through a glass window. It was a little creepy.
I handed over my two small baggies of gold and stood waiting. That's really all I could do. One of the owners went over each piece, evaluating the gold markings and then dumped it on a scale. I have to admit I winced a bit to see it being so flippantly handled, but then again I've been neglecting it- some of it for 20 years or so.
He got the numbers from the scale (which I couldn't see) and did a calculation on his calculator, then weighed out the 10k pair of rings.
Grand total offered to me? $372.
I had to work to keep my jaw from hitting the floor. I honestly don't believe that much was spent on the jewelry in the first place. Seriously.
So, I took the money and ran lol! They cut me a check right then.
We are trying to locate the original engagement ring which I mentioned in the earlier post. I will happily take that back. This place also purchases coins and other items- I seriously may have to do a housecleaning!
I'm glad I finally decided to take the gold. I feel a little guilty, but I'll forget about it soon enough.