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Partying for Gold
By admin March 30th, 2011
It is actually possible to make money by holding a party. Best of all this party doesn’t involve the selling of Tupper ware or any sort of pyramid scheme so you won’t drive your friends away. Instead, your friends will be happier than ever because both you and your guests can make a few bucks from the party.
The party is called a gold party and it helps you and others generate a little extra cash by selling gold and other valuables. Best of all it won’t cost you any more and nobody will take any risks. Instead of being bored by a sales presentation, your guests can leave with a few extra bucks in their pockets.
You can even stage such an event on behalf of a charity such as a community group or a house of worship. It is a great way to raise money without asking your friends and neighbors for money that they don’t have.
How it Works
The price of gold and other precious metals is now so high that buyers are having a hard time getting enough of it. That’s why they’re resulting to unorthodox means like gold parties.
The way such an event works is pretty simple. You organize it and provide a place to hold it such as your home or a church hall. You contact the gold party company and arrange for the party. Then you invite everybody you know to come and bring their valuables.
When the day arrives, the organization you work with provides a professional appraiser. That’s an expert who knows the price of gold and other valuables. The guests bring their valuables, the appraiser looks at them and if the items are worth money he makes a cash offer for them.
The guests are under no obligation to sell anything. If they don’t like the offer they can take their things home.
If they like the offer they can get some cash. You or the charity you are working with get a cut of the cash. It’s that simple and it actually works.
To add icing to the cake many of these organizations will even provide drinks and snacks for the party. It’s simple and it works.
Where to Find Gold Party Organizations
The best place to find a gold party organization is online. There are several companies that organize and host these events in all areas of the country. You should be able to make contact with one by going online and doing a simple search.
Then all you have to do is organize the party and send out the invitations. The buying organization that you are working with should do the rest.
The “Untwisted” Truth about Gold Parties
By admin February 15th, 2011
Earn cash for 'scrap' gold!
There are a lot of people who say a lot of awful things about gold parties. There are some writers who blurt-out a lot of things against them and twist the truth, to discourage people from selling their gold in such a party. There are so many misconceptions that are given out against people buying gold at these parties making them look bad. What is the purpose of a gold party in the first place?
A gold party is a gathering where people with ‘scrap’ gold or jewelries that they don’t use anymore, can attend and sell these items and make some money. Take note: they appraise and buy anything which you consider as ‘scrap’ gold or silver. If you present to them a gold or silver item, they will appraise it on the spot and give you an idea regarding how much it’s worth. You, as the seller will still have the say if the price they quoted is acceptable to you. If you don’t agree to the price they offer, then you can walk away with your ‘scrap’ jewelry.
Another delusion that doomsayers also cry out is that in gold parties, they don’t buy your gold at the actual market price. That’s true! As buyers, they give you a price which is a quote below the actual market price. They also need to make a profit for themselves. That’s the reason why they bid you an amount for your item. Then after that, they let you decide if you want to dispose your gold. They never force anyone to part with their gold when they attend gold parties. That’s the magic of free will.
Another issue against gold party buyers is that they don’t return gem stones that are on the item you are selling. That’s also true. If you have intentions of selling only your gold, you must make it an effort to give them just the gold and remove the gemstone that’s on it. They won’t have any means of returning it, unless you have an internal arrangement regarding it. That’s the reason why they encourage ‘scrap’ gold or something that you don’t need any more. If you have a gold earring that’s missing a piece and want to dispose it for a price, then you can bring it there and have it appraised. Don’t expect to get an inheritance pay out from a piece of broken jewelry. You’ll still get a good price but not an amount that will allow you to buy a new car or home.
Finally, it’s true; the host of the party gets a percentage of the sales. All of this is computed based on gold quantity that’s bought. Of course as an organizer, they have to make sure that their expenses for the party are well covered. That’s the reason why they don’t buy your gold based on the actual market price. They have a benchmark price that they use where they gain some profit so that they can continue in the buying business. They also don’t expect you to sell your priced jewelries to them. All they are after is the ‘scrap’ gold you have and give you something in return for turning it over.
These gold parties are conducted to make sure that any ‘scrap’ gold out there is recycled. Rather than let them rot in your jewelry boxes, it’s best to cash-in on them and use the amount to something which you as a consumer will find useful.
A new trend in Gold
By admin January 7th, 2011
The constant increase in gold prices over the past year is also making people look at gold again as an investment option.
Gold prices increased by 26 percent in 2010 to $1,432.50 an ounce in December falling a bit during last weeks market session.Just look at the recent Super Bowl ads asking people to organize gold parties. Many people made money during the recession by buying and selling gold.
Now a days people appreciate gold and silver jewelry again beccause of the steady rise in prices. They can trade it like a car and save up the money for something better. It is not only consumers who are benefiting from the increase in gold prices. Fashion designers and sellers are also starting to make more and more gold and silver jewelries since people affluent families are looking at gold as an investment option for the future.
Canadian government stops mining project due to environment concerns
By admin November 7th, 2010
The Canadian government has blocked a controversial gold-copper mine project in B.C.’s Chilcotin, citing environmental concerns.
Announced by the Canadian federal Environment Minister Jim Prentice, the decision overrules the British Columbia government’s decision to allow the major project to proceed.
British Columbia’s government stated that the federal government decision was disappointing but stated that it was not yet ready to declare the project dead.
B.C’s Minister of State for Mining, Hawes said in a statement that the groups involved should go back and take a look to see if there’s a way that the project could be edited in such a way that the project would get approval from the government. He also added that he has already talked to the company behind the project.
Taseko Mines had proposed an open pit mine at a site near Williams Lake, promising that the project would create a lot of new jobs and development of the region over a 22 year span.
It had already spent $100 million over the last 17 years for this project to get the nod.
In its decision, the Canadian government pointed to the fact the mine would result in the destruction of local landmarks such as Fish Lake, Little Fish Lake and portions of Fish Creek apart from the deforestation.
Cash for gold scam hits England
By admin October 28th, 2010
A new type of cash for gold scam has emerged in the Northolt, England. The scammers knock on doors and offer to pay people cash for broken, scrap and unwanted Gold. They claim to pay the best prices, but will not pay what the items are truly worth. These con artists are very persuasive and can get way with what they want and wont leave their victims with even a small idea that they have been robbed in broad daylight.
Having gained entry into the victims house, the offenders will use distraction techniques to steal items without the occupier’s knowledge. Alternatively, if the items are too big, the criminals will return at a later date to steal them.
If the occupier is not home then the con artists will leave a leaflet stating that jewelery, watches, artwork, old coins, carvings, military items or antiques will be bought with no questions asked and give a contact number to make an appointment at a later date.
The description of the main suspect working in Northolt is a white man, slim build, approximate age 40-50 years, with light colored receding hair.
Gold is expensive. Think again!
By admin October 27th, 2010
Mints are having a lot of difficulty filling orders when the Greek crisis broke. And yes, the gold price is up nine years in a row.
But those who look at statistics like these are missing the other side of the equation. Its more about what’s available to invest than about how much money has already been invested in gold.
After all,everyone is impressed that China has invested heavily in gold in the last decade to the tune of some $15.6 billion– but do you realize that they still have 14.5 trillion in their reserves.
So, how much is invested in gold, and how much is available?
According to Paulson & Co, if you add up all the money invested in gold ETF, it would total around $79 billion. While the total money sitting in the The amount of money currently sitting in U.S. money market funds, comes to $2.849 trillion. In other words gold ETF’s 2.7% of what is available in cash.
Put it this way, if just 5% of available money market funds ($142.4 billion) were to move into the gold ETFs, it would almost triple the current value.
Beware of bad bullion dealers: It may be a scam
By admin October 19th, 2010
Three nonprofit organizations involved with gold coins are offering suggestions to investors and collectors who did not receive merchandise ordered from gold sellers, received merchandise that were not as described when they ordered it or didn’t receive payment for gold they submitted to sell.
In a recent case, “Howard” in Mississippi wired $20,000 several months ago to a California coin and bullion dealer to purchase gold coins. With the recent run-up in bullion prices he would have made a nice profit, except that he still has not received any gold from the dealer. Howard says, “All I’ve gotten is the run-around.”
“If you don’t know gold coins, you’d better know your gold coin dealer,” is the advice to collectors and investors from three nonprofit organizations websites: www.money.org, www.ictaonline.org and www.pngdealers.com.
There are many reputable and professional numismatists in the country. Before you make a purchase or sell, do your homework and check the dealer’s credentials.
A listof Better Business Bureau accredited and rated companies nationwide can be found online at www.bbb.org.
Repair your broken jewelry on your own
By admin October 11th, 2010
Soldering is a way to connect metal object using heat and solder. Using the metal, particles move apart and tiny spaces are made. The solder then moves into these spaces and connects the broken metal pieces.
Soldering is a great way to fix your broken jewelry provided you are careful while soldering. It requires great precision. You can use a variety of solders available to fix your jewelry. Silver is the most common one used. It is used to solder gold and copper.
There are variety of solders available depending on the hardness required. Hard, soft and medium are used commonly used by silversmiths.
Soldering your jewelry can recover your precious jewelry or can ruin it if you are not careful enough, so be careful when soldering your jewelry. So practice first on other broken objects before trying it out on your precious jewelry.
By admin September 28th, 2010
Edible gold ?? you may be wondering what that is ? Is it really edible ?? These are the few things that you might be wondering about when you first hear the word “edible gold”. Calm down. you have not gone crazy, because edible gold exists. It is nothing but 24 karat gold that is mixed with traces of other metals to form different colors.
Silver is especially used along with gold because it is edible. If you are worrying about the dangers of ingesting gold, then don’t worry. Edible gold will pass out of your body after 24 hours without
any damage done to your body.
In Europe, edible gold is used in food to eventuate the look of the food. The idea of using gold in food is not to ingest gold into the human body but to make the food look good. The lesser you use the gold and the more attractive it looks, the better. The idea of using edible gold comes mainly form the Italians, they used it during the 16th century on fruits. The Japanese have also been known been to use it in the sake.
One doesn’t need to go to Europe to find edible gold anymore as more and more companies are selling them in the United States now a days.
Gold parties in England
By admin July 5th, 2010
Gold teeth, a £1,000 cigarette lighter and gold coins are some of the items that have turned up in pubs in England where gold parties are being organized by a company called partycash4gold to organize people to sell their their gold through these parties.
Similar schemes that involve mailing in gold in special pouches to a gold agency are quite well known, but the party concept hasn’t really caught on yet.
Both ideas come from the US and arrived in this country around two years ago, spurred on by the recession as well as the rising price of gold. Many pub goers liked the idea that they could sell their broken necklaces and single earrings at reasonable prices. The event is targeted at people who do not want visit their local pawn shop as they would feel uncomfortable and judged at a time when everyone is trying to save money.
But in a pub it’s a social environment where everyone is having a good time. The social aspect of gold parties in a pub takes away the inevitable emotional side of selling jewellery and other items that may bring up memories of other social occasions or loved ones.
The pubs receive 10 per cent of the money raised from the gold party. And if someone goes away and hosts their own gold party, the pub will get a further three per cent of the total sales from this too.
Hi Joyce, I just wanted to tell you that, although we had a small group, we had such a good time at my Gold Party last night. My husband and I felt that Eric did such a great job and even my 13-year-old son was so impressed with the whole process and enjoyed being ''taught'' by Eric. I would love to schedule another party for mid-January and if possible, request Eric again.
--Karen R., New York
I was a little hesitant at first and didn't
know what to expect, but I’m so glad I got over my initial
hesitation! My friends had a great time and I made over
$1,800.00 in a night!
Jody, Atlanta, Georgia
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