In lots of states hundreds,if not thousands,of dealers hold precious metals and gem stone shows in convention center type forums to buy,sell and trade their wares just like gun shows,boat shows,car shows and job fairs.<quoted text>
Stop back tracking you clearly stated seeing signs in public places advertising "we buy gold" now who do think that is? What are you a child?
This is a huge business and not reserved to some seedy little pawn stores like you have suggested.
You gotta get out more man.