Every day, there’s a new commercial on television from a new company touting the fact that they pay the highest prices for gold and gold jewelry. As a long-term member of the Long Island community, we are constantly amazed that people would put their valuable gold jewelry into a flimsy envelope invitingly marked “contains gold” and mail it off to complete strangers just because they ran an advertisement on TV.
You don’t know what can happen to that uninsured envelope in transit. You don’t know what percentage of envelopes actually arrive at their destination… only to be lost intentionally by the company. Some of these gold-in-the-mail companies may be legitimate but there are stories all over the Internet of people reporting their valuable gold jewelry was “lost” forever. And then of course, how you know you will be given the right weight? Do you have a .01 gram scale at home to pre-weigh your gold jewelry items so you know what you sent? Or, are you just going to take the word of the stranger offering to pay for it? And what about karat weight? Do you know which of your gold items is 23K, 22K, 14K, 12K, 10K, or just gold plated or gold stamped?
We believe IT’S A MUCH SMARTER CHOICE FOR YOU AND YOUR GOLD JEWELRY TO STAY LOCAL, so that your gold never leaves your sight until you get paid for your gold. Whether you want to sell or pawn your gold jewelry, you should shop around. First go to the local jeweler and see what they would offer you. Then bring your gold jewelry to All Island Jewelry & Loan, for the guaranteed best offer on Long Island.
Remember that most local jewelers and pawn shops have been in the same place for decades. We’re a valued contributor in the community. We help people pay their bills and keep money in their towns. We’ve been in business for a long time, and we’re not going anywhere. And the reason why we’re still here is because we deliver value for our customers.
The mainstream media (including NBC’s Today Show ) is beginning to report on the junk gold ads running on TV. Did you know it’s been proved that some companies are paying only 8-20% of the value? Pawn shops, including All Island Jewelry & Loan, are generally paying 80% of the value of the gold. Imagine getting $300 via mail for gold that was actually worth closer to $4,000 at All Island Jewelry & Loan!
So, do you want to get paid top dollar for your gold? Take our advice, and stay local. When you’re ready to buy or sell your gold jewelry, come see the experts at All Island Jewelry & Loan. You’ll be glad you did.