Monday, January 18, 2010

Dollars for gold.......and other stuff!

In Canada and the States, there are a lot of adverts on the tv for selling your old broken gold jewelery for cash. I have watched these with interest for a while now; then on another site I go on there was a thread all about this and how a member had done this with great results. Infact she had taken hers to a jewelery store in Canada and they had offered say $200 and when she sent it to this company in New York she got $400.

So I decided to clean out my jewelery box and see what I had laying around and here is what I found. The two larger chains I had, had been repaired before and they were just not worth while repairing again. The two smaller chains were just cheapies and not worth repairing.

All these earrings were either broken or missing their mate; and as I am not one to go around wearing odd earrings, they were no good to me.

I sent these by airmail via Canada Post on January 4th, at a cost of around $8, and that included the cost of the bubblewrap envelope. I put on the customs paper, costume jewellry for repair, as putting gold jewelery to sell wouldn't have been a good idea..........right!!!

I got a call from the company on January 11th and they told me it was worth just over $300 USD and was I happy. I was very happy as it was worth nothing sitting in my jewelery box. I got the cheque on Friday 15th of January and put it in the bank on Saturday. We put a hold on it until Friday 22nd of Janaury just to make sure it will clear. There should be no problem, but thought we had better make sure just in case. Other people who have used this company have had no problem.

Blogger turned my photo for some reason?

So if you have old jewellry laying around and want some money this may be worth your while. Now with everything in life, you do it at your own risk. This has worked for me, but may not for you, so do your own research first. All I can say I am happy with the results and this is the company I used.

I ordered some bulbs and flowers online on Sunday at Vesey's  I have ordered from them before and have had good luck with them.  On the north side of the house, I wanted to make a hosta garden, and so I ordered these  I bought the 8 pack.  I also bought four different varieties of Gladiolus, as I have never grown them before, and thought if they did well I may be able to sell some as well.  I got this one, this one, this one and this one.   Finalkly I got these Dahlia's, again it's a flower I have never grown before.  From now until March 10, 2010 if you order $50 from the catalog, you get an additional $25 off, the coupon code is: SA251  Now not sure if it applies to all the things online as well, but you could try?

Did you remember to put your money in your Daily Savings Pot today?

Today's Money Saving Tip:

Start a garden. Gardening is an inexpensive hobby if you have a yard. Just rent a tiller, till up a patch, plant some plants, keep it weeded, and you’ll have a very inexpensive hobby that produces a huge amount of vegetables for you to eat at the end of the season. I like planting a bunch of tomato plants, keeping them cared for, then enjoying a huge flood of tomatoes at the end of the summer. We like to eat them fresh, can them, and make tomato juice, sauce, paste, ketchup, pasta sauce, and pizza sauce. Delicious (and very inexpensive)!

(Not sure if you have clicked yet, but I didn't write all these tips that I keep posting, and this is one I didn't write, as the regulars will know I don't grow many tomatoes myself, as I am the only one that eats them!!)


Strawberry Jam Anne said...

We get those adverts here too Gill and I have wondered if they are all they seem.

bad penny said...

we have a lot of these ( very annoying ) ads but I haven't tried selling anything - glad you were sucessful

~Kim~ said...

WONDERFUL!! I'm glad "cash for gold" isn't just a commercial, but really happens!! Since you've been talking about the dentist lately, I have to tell you that we turn in our scrap gold to our "gold-guy" who comes to our office once a year and takes the gold and porcelin crowns & bridges from patients that have had them replaced. Last year our office got $450 -- So if you ever lose a crown ask to have it returned to you, it can be worth something. My Monday money saving tip! ;-))

Cathy said...

Hello Gill
Good to hear you are feeling a bit better - nothing worse than toothache. It rivalled childbirth the one time I had it lol
Lucky you where the old gold was concerned - a few years ago cashing it in was all the rage here in Australia, I haven't seen any advertising or heard much mention recently. Must checkout the newspapers some time.
Take care

Sew Many Ways... said...

So exciting to hear that the gold trade in really worked for you. I'm seeing fabric in the future. Oops...that's definitely not a money saving tip!!
Take care and glad you're feeling a little better.

Karine said...

Wow, 300$ sure is better than a kick in the pants! I'll be sure and try that out the next time I have a chance!

Prairie Farmstead Ponderings said...

Thank you for posting about the results of sending in your gold, Gill. I've been wondering how the outcome was going to be since you first posted about it. I've got several old pieces I need to do something this may be an option for me.

You will love the Gladiolas and the Dahlias! I've got both in my front flower bed and they are just absolutely gorgeous! I do believe I like the Dahlias the best.

Patty said...

Congratulations, myself most of what I have is costume jewelry and not worth anything.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad the cash for gold thing worked for you. We in the UK have loads of these ads. I do wonder where the gold price is heading as so many seem to want to buy the stuff......

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

i was thinking about this the other day. I am planning a clean out of my cupboard soon so I will have a look and see.

Kim said...

And why didn't you just go to Russel Oliver The Cash Man! downtown TO? :)

Cindy Rutgers said...

What you did with all your jewellery is fantastic. I am definitely going to give that a go as I could do with the extra cash.

Denise said...

I'm also glad you're feeling better after that awful toothache. Such a horrible pain. Thanks for the link to the cash for gold shop. I found that very interesting. Looking forward to seeing your garden bloom :)

scrappy quilter said...

Glad it went well for you. I know they even have parties for this. Hugs

The Witch said...

You can't go wrong with Vesey's.
I have ordered from them and I have been pleased.
You will never have to buy another hosta because when they get big enough you just slice them down the middle and start another bed of them.
You can't kill them. Watch for slugs because they can do some damage to the leaves.
I used Safer's slug bait because it is not harmful to the birds.
Or you can use a beer trap and they just die happy.
Copper wire is also another trick.

Canadian Saver said...

Wow, that is a really nice payout!! Enjoy the cash :-)

And I buy from Vesey's all the time, they are a great company from Prince Edward Island!f