RETAIL GIANT’S CUSTOMERS IN ABILENE HOPE TO CLEAN UP FROM SPRING CLEANING

RETAIL GIANT’S CUSTOMERS IN ABILENE HOPE TO CLEAN UP FROM SPRING CLEANING

By Lisa Dimond Vasquez

 

 

 

April 25, 2012 – With a continued spotlight on gold and silver prices, spring cleaning has a whole new meaning for some. That’s according to Gold & Silver Buyers, which expects a profitable spring for both buyers and sellers. Gold & Silver Buyers, the largest purchaser of precious metals in the state of Texas, has an Abilene location at 3458 Catclaw and a location in Sweetwater, scheduled to open next month at 309 North East Georgia Street . {{more}}“Spring is traditionally a time to go through your drawers, closets and garage to get rid of stuff that’s just not useful anymore. That includes gold and silver,” says Gold & Silver Buyers President Larry Gray. “We see everything you can imagine. Class rings are the number one item brought in.”Gray says it’s important to remember that the gold and silver purchased will be melted down so that means, “Customers are welcome to bring in mismatched jewelry, out-of-style pieces, and really anything they can imagine. At one time silver tea sets, candlesticks and ashtrays were a staple in every home. Now we are seeing so many young people bring these in—tarnish and all—because they’re not entertaining the way their parents and grandparents used to.” Gray says the price a customer receives depends on the composition of the pieces brought in, the current price of gold and silver and how much is brought in.Gold & Silver Buyers offers these tips for selling precious metals: 1) Bring in a bag of silver or gold, which can lead to a bigger payment.2) Try to avoid the middleman. For example, when customers sell to Gold & Silver Buyers, they are selling direct to the refiner so there is a better chance of receiving a bigger payout.3) Shop around, and make sure the buyer offers a guarantee that they’ll beat other prices.