well… first off, people are offering to buy your gold because they
want to make money off of the gold they purchase.
In my case i am trying to keep my production cost down by purchasing
scrap and having it refined then rekarating into usable material for
jewelry. Most managers of larger operations dont do things this way
because they are only interested in immediate profit.
#2 would be this if it has gold on it save it for refining if it is
gold filled you just need alot more of it to see the results. i even
save my mop water and allow it to settle to recover what i can from
it. The recent national geographic article on gold has one factory
processing its sewage and human waste for trace amounts of gold.
#3 dont put your gold into an envelope and drop it in the mail i can
get lost "wink " biggest of all be aware that it costs money to
recover gold and the good people at the refinery need thier jobs so
you will have to pay somthing to get a check or get your gold back.
Call your refiner and they will tell you what they like to have from
thier customers. if not sending off and you only have a small amount
you are just as well off to shop around your area for who pays the
highest for scrap …
Ask them what percentage of spot they pay for gold then do the
math… spot X percent of gold conent divided by amount of percent
they pay divided by the unit price either pennywieghts 20 or grams
31.1 X amount of scrap you are selling - goo