Wednesday, 2 September 2009
You remember last week when I told you about photographing all my jewellery and making bequests? Well that little job lead to something else.
Whilst sorting through my jewellery I found lots of gold pieces that were no longer of any use - ie broken bits of chain, odd earrings, etc. There has been an advert on the telly recently called 'Postal Gold' where you make a request and they send you an envelope to send them your unwanted gold. Here's what they say:
Postal Gold buys gold jewellery for melting and refining. When you send us your unwanted or broken jewellery we analyse how much pure gold is contained in it and based on the current market price of gold, we calculate your payout. If for any reason you feel that your items have not been fairly evaluated by Postal Gold, simply return our payout within 7 days of the payout date. Postal Gold will promptly return your gold.
I didn't have a lot and it was all stuff I would never wear or give to anyone, so I sent if off expecting maybe £10 if I was lucky but guess what? I got a cheque for £73.17!
This is not a paid post, I just thought I'd pass on the information as someone who's tried it and is really pleased with what I got for, what I considered, a load of junk. If you're interested you can apply for an envelope online here. The envelope is insured and free to post off, so if like me you have odd earrings and bits of broken gold chains you really don't want - cash them in!
Another thing, all my UK readers have you checked the loose change in your pocket recently?
We found one of those new 2008 undated 20 pence pieces (no date either side) and it's worth at least £50! You can find out how to identify them here at the Royal Mint if you think you've got one.
We're selling it on Ebay, I'll keep you posted.