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Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: Lola ()
Date: August 30, 2011 02:05PM

Where is the place to go in Fairfax County to sell gold jewelry? I have a few bracelets (over 1 oz. each) that I want to sell for scrap and want to avoid getting ripped off.

Thank you!

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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: Bill N ()
Date: August 30, 2011 02:51PM

You will probably feel like you are getting ripped off regardless of where you go for three reasons. First the price that you paid for the jewelry was probably much higher than the cost of the metals and jewels used to make up the items. Since the purchaser is buying the raw materials you are only going to get a fraction of what you paid. Second the purchaser is going to want to turn a profit when he resells the stuff and he or his purchaser is probably going to incur costs in converting the items to base metals, which will be factored into the cost that they are paying you. Result is that you aren't even going to get the value of the raw materials. Remember that these guys are buying scrap gold because there is money to be made in it. If they didn't see big profits they'd be doing something else. Third, many feel that the gold rush is past and that prices will be dropping. Since gold purchasers can't rely on inflation to cover their mistakes they will likely err on the side of underpricing the items.

I would suggest that before deciding to sell the items to scrap dealers you might want to explore selling them to or through jewelers who deal in used jewelry. It is possible they may be worth considerably more as bracelets than they are as scrap. If you are committed to selling the items for scrap simply take them to two or three unrelated places and see what they will offer you.

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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: Weedwacker ()
Date: August 31, 2011 09:40AM

Go to a bunch of places. Strangely, the jewlery stores that have we buy gold signs usually aren't as good a deal as one of the fly by night shops and places that set up shop in hotels for the day.

I had an 18k wedding ring that was sitting around 5 years after my divorce. I took it to a couple of places, and even though the jewlery stores were going to melt it down themselves and reuse it, they gave me the worst price quotes. The unlabeled gold buying shop in chantilly past 28 by Sully's and the trailer park gave me the best price, even though he was insisting that it was 14k gold. I know it was 18, but what the hell, he gave me more than anywhere else did, so who cares.

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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: Olde Farte ()
Date: August 31, 2011 11:02AM

> ...even though he was insisting that it was 14k gold. I know it was 18...

I would assume he actually tested it (like 5 different ways (*)) and knew exactly what it was. When it was bought for you/by you was it similarly tested?

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(*) For example, weight and volume (thanks, Archimedes!)...or electrical resistance...or maybe even chemical reaction

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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: JPlines ()
Date: September 01, 2011 05:27PM

Lola, are you still looking to get rid of your gold. If so, we can talk. I can probably offer you a better price than other stores here in FFX.....let me know.

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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: Alexandria Gold and Silver ()
Date: November 20, 2012 01:12PM

Hi,

I am the owner of Alexandria Gold and Silver in Alexandria, Virginia. I was google searching different keywords and this forum popped up. We pay 90% on all scrap gold across the board. Please see our website www.dawnassets.com and if you have any questions, feel free to call. We have a physical location and we are licensed to buy precious metals.

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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: the old man ()
Date: November 20, 2012 01:22PM

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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: Parker Schnabel ()
Date: November 20, 2012 02:19PM

Dakota Fred told me there's a guy over in Haines paying top dollar these days.

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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: Twinkie Thief ()
Date: November 20, 2012 02:47PM

If you had swapped your jewelry for twinkies, you would be on easy street by now. If not, call me.

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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: Jedp ()
Date: November 20, 2012 02:52PM

gaithersburg coin shop is where coin dealers go to unload gold and silver

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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: Ed Realtor ()
Date: November 20, 2012 03:02PM

Parker Schnabel Wrote:
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> Dakota Fred told me there's a guy over in Haines
> paying top dollar these days.

Screw Dakota Fred, take your gold to Parker at the Big Nugget mine.

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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: Parker Schnabel ()
Date: November 20, 2012 03:12PM

Ed, my friend, I AM Parker Schnabel. And besides, I'm not exactly friends with Fred anymore after that bullshit he pulled with the electrical panel I wanted to buy/ borrow. I've got something in the works to get back at him though.


Ed Realtor Wrote:
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> Parker Schnabel Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Dakota Fred told me there's a guy over in
> Haines
> > paying top dollar these days.
>
> Screw Dakota Fred, take your gold to Parker at the
> Big Nugget mine.

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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: Todd Hoffman ()
Date: November 20, 2012 03:13PM

Frick! I don't know where to sell gold since I haven't exactly hit paydirt yet this season on account of the fact that my Frickin trommel is still being built. Frick!

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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: dgair55 ()
Date: April 05, 2014 01:40PM

I have several rings with precious and semi-precious stones, broken diamond and gold bracelets, etc. Where would I get the best price for these?

Thank you!

Debi

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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: King Midas ()
Date: April 05, 2014 01:54PM

dgair55 Wrote:
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> I have several rings with precious and
> semi-precious stones, broken diamond and gold
> bracelets, etc. Where would I get the best price
> for these?
>
> Thank you!
>
> Debi

Try Jimmy's Chicken 'n Gold Shack in South East.

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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: VWFnm ()
Date: April 05, 2014 06:09PM

Where is the place to go in Fairfax County to sell gold jewelry? I have a few bracelets (over 1 oz. each) that I want to sell for scrap and want to avoid getting ripped off.

ah you suddently have gold and your suspicious of theives.

tell us where you live we'll send the cops. we know you stole it.

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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: VNec3 ()
Date: April 05, 2014 06:11PM

the place in vienna will try to pay you %10 of the pawn value

i'm pretty sure they buy allot of stolen stuff but i'm not sure

your better off kissing an arab if you want a good price

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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: mikehod ()
Date: March 16, 2015 02:47PM

Alexandria gold and silver on highway hands down best place around

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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: plug nickel ()
Date: March 16, 2015 02:55PM

the pawn shop near the toyrus store in baileys overpays, I take my kids plastic toy jewelry and they pay top dollar, not entering their name because I don't want htem to find out.

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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: plug nickel ()
Date: March 16, 2015 02:55PM

the pawn shop near the toyrus store in baileys overpays, I take my kids plastic toy jewelry and they pay top dollar, not entering their name because I don't want htem to find out.

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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: plug nickel ()
Date: March 16, 2015 02:55PM

the pawn shop near the toyrus store in baileys overpays, I take my kids plastic toy jewelry and they pay top dollar, not entering their name because I don't want htem to find out.

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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: eat some worms ()
Date: March 16, 2015 10:33PM

Mattress Discounters in Vienna trades high dollar mattresses for gold.

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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: gold mattress ()
Date: March 16, 2015 11:36PM

eat some worms Wrote:
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> Mattress Discounters in Vienna trades high dollar
> mattresses for gold.


Can I trade them my mattress for some gold?

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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: Cheryl smithW ()
Date: July 23, 2016 12:49PM

plug nickel Wrote:
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> the pawn shop near the toyrus store in baileys
> overpays, I take my kids plastic toy jewelry and
> they pay top dollar, not entering their name
> because I don't want htem to find out.

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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: vN7pe ()
Date: July 23, 2016 12:56PM

Lola Wrote:
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> Where is the place to go in Fairfax County to sell
> gold jewelry? I have a few bracelets (over 1 oz.
> each) that I want to sell for scrap and want to
> avoid getting ripped off.
>
> Thank you!



being that you asked, i assume you have stolen gold from the gold robberies a few years back, perpetrated by blacks hispanics and or illegals


i'll also assume you are going to drop names

i'll then guess you are attacking local denizes that sell gold if you haven't killed them all off yet



i'll get it off ebay if i want it = fuck off


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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: dWJut ()
Date: July 23, 2016 01:32PM

Lola Wrote:
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> Where is the place to go in Fairfax County to sell
> gold jewelry? I have a few bracelets (over 1 oz.
> each) that I want to sell for scrap and want to
> avoid getting ripped off.
>
> Thank you!

oh you want to SELL gold

well you have to get a quote - they change - your not getting one shop that pays better than another "on a continual basis", they are all floaters

i checked a small thing once after the $2,500/oz gold peak about when it was $2,000/oz


retailer #1 offered %40 value on gold market price, and would not buy non-GIA diamond chip at any price (offer included removing it). a legitimate offer - though at the time (perhaps still) i was clueless as to if the chip had any value

retailer #2 offered %5-%12 value on gold market - wanted diamond chip as well (kept whole) - the "market price" of which is highly debatable*


*I told this person "your crazy - good luck finding this at walmart for $15 - as your not getting mine, and GOODBYE"

%40 market value is probably 1/8 of retail if you bought it from ripoff inc. in fairfax - not much value

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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: dWJut ()
Date: July 23, 2016 01:43PM

oh, forgot ....

at the same time, ebay people were asking 1/4 retail value ... but were NOT moving at the asking price ... probably closer to 1/8 retail though sometimes higher

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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: bJWhX ()
Date: July 23, 2016 01:44PM

look at ebay, and understand there are some "fake sales", if you want to understand what people will really pay

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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: j37JC ()
Date: July 23, 2016 01:55PM

(ebay has "market niche" sharks - and whether they can "run up the price" by tracking your favorites and bids, that depends on the market and the shark)

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Re: Best Prices for Gold in Fairfax County
Posted by: LnTHn ()
Date: July 23, 2016 01:58PM

(ebay or amazon forget which - has "robots" that pounce if you make a mistake - so be wary if your inexperienced, try buying cheap things to get aquainted with what mistakes you might make using the site)

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