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The Gold Bug

2009-03-16 - 11:57 a.m.

Spent a lot of the weekend in front of the computer, watching DVDs and playing games on my new monitor.



I'm seeing a lot of ads for "gold services", both on TV and in business cards tucked into my screen door. These are companies that will take your old jewelry (and dental work) and send you money based on its gold content.

The thing is, they decide how much gold is in your jewelry, and then play what they say it's worth. It's not like a car, where you can tell its condition and be able to check its approximate value.

So conceivably, they could take a bracelet that could be appraised at (say) $2,000 and pay you $100. Or less, simply by saying it didn't have much gold in it.

Does anyone else think this is stupid?


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