The dreaded R-word – recession – is back in the headlines, spelling tough times ahead for the UK. Many of us are really counting every penny, but did you know that scrap gold could be just the ticket to getting a much-needed cash boost this Christmas?
It all starts with coming to Cash for Your Gold, and seeing our market leading prices for your scrap gold items that we have to offer, this festive season.
Dreaming of a gold Christmas
Times are tough, but that’s precisely why scrap gold could be so valuable this year. Cash for Your Gold has been tracking gold prices in 2020, and we’ve seen prices rise to an all-time high of over £1,500 per troy ounce this summer. Follow the story of rising gold prices this year, using our Live Gold Price tracker here.
As a result, this feeds into higher scrap gold prices across the market. Finding the right price matters, so that’s why Cash for Your Gold is worth turning to. Unlike many buyers, our work is highly digitised, meaning lower overheads and higher scrap prices on offer than others.
If you’ve found a bit of scrap gold in your home over lockdown, and are in need of some extra cash this Christmas, now could be the perfect time to sell. Use our Gold Scrap Calculator to see what your item could earn today – all you need is to have an idea about the weight and purity as measured in carats.
For example, just one gram of scrap gold, with 9-carat purity, could make as much as £16.19 – it doesn’t take much to imagine what you could make with a heavier item with even higher purity.
How to sell with Cash for Your Gold
Selling with Cash for Your Gold can be stress-free and easy. Please note that for this festive season, we will briefly pause receipt of gold scrap items, so make sure to send them through by 17th December 2020, to avoid delays.
It helps to ensure items are sent via Royal Mail Insured Special Delivery, to allow items to reach us safely. When you’re ready to make a sale with us, make sure to fill in this SSL-encrypted Selling to Us form. To avoid having to leave home while pandemic restrictions remain in place, why not use the Royal Mail’s online collection service, for a safe and speedy delivery?
If you have any queries about scrap gold or wish to make a pre-Christmas sale, call Cash for Your Gold on 01902 623 253 today. Our team will be ready to would like to wish you a merry Christmas for 2020 and a happy 2021.
As gold continues rising in value, more and more websites are popping up offering to buy your gold. If you have some gold you want to sell, you may be wondering where you should sell, who provides the best value, and how to know which buyers to trust.
Deciding where to sell and how to get the most value can be difficult, so we have put together this article to give you the best advice.
1. Is Now a Good Time to Sell Gold?
This is as much a personal question as it is an economic question. If you wish to sell your gold in order to purchase something, to go on a holiday, or even just to get some cash to keep your monthly finances buoyant, then that will outweigh any economic outlook.
However, the current economic situation is very good for gold. See the chart below:
As you can see in the chart, since January 2020, gold has rapidly risen in price, hitting all-time annual highs. So there has never been a better time to sell gold.
2. How Much is My Gold Worth?
If you would like to sell your gold, we recommend getting multiple valuations. The jeweller on the high street may be one of the best known chains, but they may not offer you the best price for your gold.
Which.co.uk found that high street cash-for-gold shops compared poorly to jewellers and pawnbrokers. While online gold buying services are found to provide the best value.
Selling in a shop is no faster than buying online. Cash For Your Gold can post you a cheque within 24 hours and can deposit money into your account within 2 hours.
3. Where Should I Sell My Gold Online?
There are many places where you can sell your gold online with new websites appearing all the time. What is important is that you find a place that is reputable and reliable.
Some websites try to force people to sign up before offering a quote. We make it easy for you to see how much your gold is worth thanks to our gold calculator on the left side of the page. You can also compare our rates with those of other gold buyers, giving you the information you need to choose the best place to sell.
It is important to scrutinise the price offered by gold buyers because many add in commission fees or administration fees, meaning you do not receive the full amount offered. At Cash For Your Gold, the price we offer is the amount you get.
4. Who Is Trustworthy?
The best way to find out whether a gold buyer is reputable is to check for reviews. You can search Google to find out what experiences other people have had, and you can search sites such as Trustpilot. We are rated as excellent on Trustpilot, find out more here
5. Word of Mouth
We find that a lot of our customers do our marketing for us by word of mouth. It’s usually a recommendation given to friends or family about our quality service and quick turnarounds.
Word of mouth is important for businesses because people value the opinion of their friends and family more than website reviews. They can often tell us more, too, because we can learn about the whole experience from start to finish.
This is why we recommend asking around and finding out if any of your friends or family have bought or sold gold. If so, ask them about their experience. How easy was it? How long did it take? Would they recommend them?
6. How is the Value of My Gold Decided?
The value of your gold is based on two things: the purity and the weight of the gold. In jewellery, the purity of gold is measured in carats (ct), which range from 9–24 ct. The higher the carats the higher the purity.
The market price of gold, like all commodities, fluctuates constantly. Depending on how much you wish to sell, these fluctuations could significantly reduce or increase the amount of cash you receive. We lock-in the market rate for your gold as soon as your item is received — simple and fair.
7. Where Can I Get the Best Price for My Gold?
At Cash For Your Gold, we offer the best rates online. Our prices are transparent: just enter your gold’s weight and purity, and you will instantly get a quote.
We are consistently rated 5 stars on Trustpilot for our high quality and efficient service.
Everything can be confirmed and paid within 24 hours of posting your items. This means the cash for your gold can be in your pocket by this time tomorrow.
Selling gold can be a complicated business — we should know, we do this for a living! But like anything in life, we should only make a decision when we feel comfortable and confident in what we are doing.
The information presented in this article is to make you a more informed seller by improving your knowledge about gold jewellery, gold dealers and gold prices.
Armed with a greater understanding of gold, you are now able to make a more informed choice about where you want to sell, ensuring you get the best value possible for your gold.
Out of all the precious metals, gold often steals the headlines due to its high demand and value. However, in July 2020 there has been a surge in the demand for silver, pushing the metal’s price to its highest level in recent times. So is now the right time for you to sell silver?
Why is there a rise in demand for silver?
As reported by the Wall Street Journal, silver prices have soared 66 per cent since their lowest point in March 2020, priced at $19.50 a troy ounce in New York. Experts believe that the silver market will explode at any minute. So, what has caused this rise in demand?
There are various factors that have contributed to this rise in the silver price. A historically high number of physical silver purchases made through exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have been recorded throughout the last few months. Not only is silver generally seen as a good investment, particularly during an economic downturn, it is also very much in demand as an industrial metal and acts as a vital component in the creation of batteries, thermal and electrical conductors and technology devices.
Following the relaxation of lockdown restrictions, the industrial sector has been able to reopen factories and begin the return to pre-lockdown production levels. It is therefore unsurprising to see the increase in demand in conjunction with the economic downturn and the recent increase in industrial production levels.
A golden opportunity? More like a “silver” opportunity
There is no telling how long this increase in demand will last, so capitalising on this seemingly unique opportunity shouldn’t be missed.
Whilst a collection of old gold watches or jewellery could be sold at a sufficient price (depending on the carat and weight), it is important to note which silver items are most valuable and worth selling. Most pieces of silver jewellery are typically plated, meaning that they would need to be melted down and refined before they could be repurposed as a silver coin, bar or other pieces of jewellery. This added labour has an impact on the resale value, causing it to be substantially lower than solid silver items.
Even those that aren’t plated are in such small volumes that they will not often secure you a worthwhile value when it comes to selling.
However, if you’re in possession of larger silver items, such as silver bars and silver coins, selling your silver does pose an opportunity worthy of being explored.
These larger items can secure you a decent resale price in line with the market silver price.
Selling silver with Cash For Your Gold
Don’t overlook scrap gold companies like us if you are looking to switch up your portfolio and explore new opportunities by selling silver.
With over 25 years’ combined experience in the precious metals industry, Cash For Your Gold offers competitive market rates for silver, gold and other precious metals. Our Silver Scrap Calculator can give you a valuation in minutes; all you need is the weight and purity to determine a price.
For more information about capitalising on your scrap silver, drop us a message or give the Cash For Your Gold team a call on 01902 623 253 today.
Spring 2019 officially starts on 20th March. If you have
gold that you wish to sell for scrap, what better time than now to sell it and
make a tidy profit?
Cash for Your Gold bases its prices on the London Gold Fix
Price, updated regularly, to reflect the ever-changing price of precious metals
– so you’ll always get an honest deal if you bring your scrap gold to us!
Scrap gold in all shapes and sizes
Whether you hold old, damaged or unwanted jewellery, or even
come to own unwanted gold dental crowns, Cash for Your Gold will be happy to
Have you come across unwanted gold items after your spring
clean? That’s not a problem. Whether you are holding pure gold, gold jewellery
including white or rose varieties, at Cash for Your Gold we are keen to buy
your unwanted gold.
In fact, many items that turn up in a routine spring clean
are worth a considerable amount. Whether you’re holding broken chains, watch cases
or old lockets handed down to you from a relative, you’ll be surprised how much
these items could be worth in real money.
Dedicated scrap gold buyers with years of experience
Cash for Your Gold can claim over a quarter of a century’s worth
of experience in the precious metals industry, and we’ve built a reputation as
one of the most trustworthy scrap gold buyers in the UK. Check out our testimonials from
past customers who gave us their seal of approval.
Using our handy scrap gold value calculator,
you can receive a quick and simple valuation of any scrap gold you own right at
your fingertips within a matter of seconds. All you need to know is the carat
or purity of your gold, and the weight.
If you’re unsure about things like purity or weight, you
also have the option to send your gold to us for professional and secure
analysis, so you know exactly how much you’re looking at if you sell up. We can
even allow you to watch the weighing process over video call, to give you peace
When performing our evaluations, we ensure that
non-destructive methods are used to determine the purity of any gold you send
to us. But if you still have your reservations, don’t hesitate to get in touch and we’ll
explain the whole process to you.
Respectable prices for your scrap gold
Cash for Your Gold offers you good gold scrap prices, in line with the changing value of the London Gold Fix Price on the open market. Our prices depend on weight and purity. Remember, the greater the carat or purity, the higher the estimated value.
Right now could prove to be an interesting time to sell your
gold. The metal remains at elevated levels in comparison to the period before
the financial crisis. Basically, this means you can expect your scrap gold to be
worth significantly more than it would have 20 years ago.
Easy transfers, suited to your needs
We understand the risks involved in transferring any
quantity of precious metals that could have a significant value. That is why we
request that you contact us by phone or email, if you believe you have scrap
gold with a likely value of £2,000 or more. This allows us to arrange the
safest way of ensuring your scrap gold gets to us with no drama.
If you’re in the
area, you’re welcome to visit us at our HQ in Wolverhampton. All you need to do
is book an appointment to avoid any delays. And if you wish to get in touch for
any other reason, just drop
us a call or send us an email and one of our friendly staff will happily