Places to sell gold jewelry??

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Linda

Schenectady, NY

#1 Mar 16, 2009
I have several broken chains and a few rings that are missing stones that I wanted to sell. I keep seeing and hearing ads for these national places but my one friend who sent her stuff in almost cried at why they offered her. I don't want to take the stuff to a pawn shop, I'd like to deal with someone reputable. The only two names I've heard are Ferris in Albany in ASE Metal Recovery in Glenville. ASE has a website at http://www.asemetals.com and I called them, they seemed pretty fair but they couldn't tell me what they'd offer without seeing the stuff... which was the same with Ferris. Anyone have any input???
Meghan

Schenectady, NY

#2 Mar 16, 2009
Not sure what the name was, so I guess this really might not be very helpful now that I think about it, but I saw ad on I-90 yesterday for some place in Saratoga.
Couter

Castleton On Hudson, NY

#3 Mar 16, 2009
Try Robert in Albany
Linda

Schenectady, NY

#4 Mar 17, 2009
I saw the billboard, Olde Saratoga Coin was the place. Thank you. Who is Robert in Albany???
John

Schenectady, NY

#5 Mar 24, 2009
A friend of mine had some stuff to sell and I told him about both ASE and Old Saratoga. Forgot to mention Ferris. He went in to Old Saratoga and then had a guy come out from ASE. The prices were within $100 of each other and he ended up going with ASE.
Gordon

United States

#6 Apr 17, 2009
I never sell to refiners because 1) they just melt down whatever you sell them, regardless of condition and 2)by the time they tell you what they pay, your gold is a molten blob. I have had much better luck at the Silver and Gold Exchange. They pay more than anyone and they call you with the price for your approval. They also are the only company I know that posts what they pay right on their website at http://SilverAndGoldExchange.com
Jason

Schenectady, NY

#7 Apr 29, 2009
public metal refining corp. exit 9 off 87 they pay the gold price in cash.there thepeople who pick up all the scrap from all the pawn shops and jewerery stores.
Jason

Schenectady, NY

#8 Apr 29, 2009
there number, public metal refining corp & aution co. eight four seven, nine five seven five.
Jason

Schenectady, NY

#9 Apr 29, 2009
Public metal Refining corp. phone number below
Gold - Silver - Flatware - Platinum - Coins - Diamonds - Jewelry - Estate and Antique Jewelry - Fine Watches - Dental - Silver Oxide Batteries Cells - Photo Finish Silver - Gold Filled Jewelry - Bench Dust - Filings - Polishings - Findings - Sweeps - Castings - Wire/Stock - Gold Shot - Filters - Steam Traps - and More...
eight, four, seven, nine, five, seven, five
aahkee

Schenectady, NY

#10 Apr 29, 2009
robert is trash, ferris is worse, old saratoga are the worst,there all middle men ripping every one off. ase are ok, public metal refining are the real deal for selling any gold metal.
Kate

Albany, NY

#11 Mar 4, 2010
There are many places you can sell your gold. You can even sell your gold online to gold buyers if you wanted to. There are a few really good sites you can sell your gold to online. But you should use a review site to compare the top best gold sites. http://www.top5cashforgold.com
Barbara

Latham, NY

#12 Apr 13, 2010
First, let me just state that I am very methodical person who probably over analyzes everything. That being said, I did a good bit of research before selling my gold jewelry. To set the stage for my "review," I had several 14K gold bracelets, some Tiffany sterling silver, my mother's engagement ring, some broken chains and a collection of various rings.

Having seen TV ads for "Cash for Gold" I did a quick Google search and found several national companies that purchased gold. After some phone calls I quickly learned that most do not buy diamonds nor do they pay for designer brands. Furthermore, it seemed like most simply wanted to get me a packet and have me sound it out in the mail. They didn't want to discuss it, they didn't want to inform me. They just wanted me to ship away my jewelry. No thank you.

I did some more searching locally and turned up a few different companies. I made some quick phone calls, and although they might have found it slightly irritating, I then shopped my stuff around. Of the companies I showed my jewelry too, I found four that kind of stood out... Ferris Stamp & Coin in Albany, Roman Jewels in Guilderland, Historical Investments in Colonie and ASE Metal Recovery in Latham.

The prices quoted with the above three companies were all within about 10% of each other which was in some cases as much as 50% higher then other offers I received! Most importantly though, each took the time to explain to me how they were arriving at the offers they made.
Jennifer

Clifton Park, NY

#13 May 19, 2010
I checked this forum the other morning and after doing so contacted ASE Metal. They weren't in Glenville, they were actually right near the Latham Circle in, well obviously, Latham. Not sure whether or not I got the best price because honestly I didn't go anywhere else, but I do that the guy I dealt with at the shop was very professional and courteous and tested all my gold right in front of me, explaining the whole process as he went. I was quite impressed, and comfortable, and left with a pretty decent sized check. I would recommend them.
ASE Metal Recovery

Clifton Park, NY

#14 Jun 14, 2010
Thank you for the positive reviews! I can't tell you how wonderful it is to have people come in saying they've read reviews online. We appreciate the compliments!!! If you're looking to sell your scrap gold, silver or platinum we are located in Latham just North on the Latham Circle on Route 9... at 891 New Loudon Road.
- Jason Pierce
Sandra

Castleton On Hudson, NY

#15 Jul 13, 2010
i checked this forum and then did a little research on ASE. Based on the positive review and the validation of the company i gave them a call and went to visit them today. Jason was extremely professional, pleasant and knowledgable. I got a fair price for a reasonable amount of goods. I left smiling feeling i'd had a positive transaction. I would recommend this business to friends and family!
Lisa

Cleveland, OH

#16 Jul 15, 2010
First I have to apologize to JASON, because I called him Jessie!! Sorry!! I guess it was because I was SO excited to get 6 times the amount of money I had expected to received from my old jewelry!! Jason could not have been more knowledgeable, professional, respectful, courteous and kind. He took his time, explained everything he was looking at, and let me know why some pieces were not of value. Check out his website ( asemetals.com ) or give him a call. Jason, you have another very satisfied and happy customer!! I wish you the best!!
Opportunist

Gloversville, NY

#17 Aug 15, 2010
The Capital region needs more than 1 pawn shop. While everybody and their brother buys gold here & everywhere. Why is there only 1 pawn shop that I can find north of dutchess county? All the rest buy gold, silver, coins, jewelry. If there is pawn shops out there you are losing tons of money to the only one with a web presence thats for sure.

I think I am going to open one right in Clifton Park/Latham/Niskayuna area, and ADVERTISE the HELL out of it. Pull in some gamblers from Toga, and all the central capital distr. people forced to go to that one in troy.
Lisa wrote:
First I have to apologize to JASON, because I called him Jessie!! Sorry!! I guess it was because I was SO excited to get 6 times the amount of money I had expected to received from my old jewelry!! Jason could not have been more knowledgeable, professional, respectful, courteous and kind. He took his time, explained everything he was looking at, and let me know why some pieces were not of value. Check out his website ( asemetals.com ) or give him a call. Jason, you have another very satisfied and happy customer!! I wish you the best!!

Since: Sep 10

Albany, NY

#18 Sep 3, 2010
In Albany there's Mark Lawson Antiques too. They buy scrap gold and silver, and depending on the piece sometimes they'll pay more than just the gold value (since they deal in jewelry and antiques). They also have an office in Saratoga Springs. I think their website is www.marklawsonantiques.com
Linda wrote:
I have several broken chains and a few rings that are missing stones that I wanted to sell. I keep seeing and hearing ads for these national places but my one friend who sent her stuff in almost cried at why they offered her. I don't want to take the stuff to a pawn shop, I'd like to deal with someone reputable. The only two names I've heard are Ferris in Albany in ASE Metal Recovery in Glenville. ASE has a website at http://www.asemetals.com and I called them, they seemed pretty fair but they couldn't tell me what they'd offer without seeing the stuff... which was the same with Ferris. Anyone have any input???
Joe

New Milford, CT

#20 Sep 3, 2010
Get a number of estimates before you sell. I spoke with a CT buyer yesterday who was paying $10 for American Eagle silver 1 oz. rounds, that others buy for over $20, such as APMEX. Outrageous, and this is "Good Old Tom" a rip-off if ever there was. It is amazing how people quibble over a few dollars and then trustingly walk into a store to sell their coins and jewelry, not getting several opinions, many times leaving hundreds of dollars on the table. BTW, "Cash for Gold" is being investigated by the justice department. I also hope the IRS does some audits on these types of scammers that play fast and loose with their ethics.
Stephanie

Queensbury, NY

#21 Sep 20, 2010
Yeah, I was personally amazed at the complete lack of ethics demonstrated by some local "cash for gold" companies. I did shop around and I was ASTONISHED to find offers for my relatively small bit of gold ranged from $548 to, get this...$125!!!! How can there be any other explanation other then the fact that some of the buyers are scam artists at best!!!! What was scary though... They were all professional and came across as honest and competent! Easy to be fooled. For the record, in agreeabce with others here, ASE Metal Recovery offered the highest price. Interestingly, a rather large local jeweler offered one of the lowest prices!!!!

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