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    Default Why do buyers offer low price for gold?

    So I got some gold melted into some solid blocks. I called a few places here in Canada and they are offering much lower prices for what it is worth I have over 200 grams of 22K gold which in todays market is worth $47-$48 a gram, more or less. The buyers are offering $36CDN!!!!!!! Can someone explain this? Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Why do buyers offer low price for gold?

    dude, is your real name Haberny,?

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    Default Re: Why do buyers offer low price for gold?

    70% is common for "junk".

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockngold View Post
    dude, is your real name Haberny,?
    ROTFLMAO

    Seriously, though. locate a refinery in Canada and contact them. You're not going to get spot, but you'll do better going direct than through a middle-man who's going to have to send it to them for the same below spot return anyway AND make a profit off of you. The downside is, you'll have to wait a while to get your money and, if it's anything like here in the US, you'll have a paper trail that may have tax implications.

    Spot is an indicator, not a guarantee of value. Your gold is "worth" what someone will pay for it. Right now that appears to be CAD36 per gram, or about 25% below spot. Not sure if anyone other than a refinery would offer any better on an amorphous lump of melted gold. Keep us posted, noob.

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    melting junk silver into blobs of faceless .900 metal or gold jewelry into faceless blobs of 14k metal is folly.

    A jewelry store is going to want their cut. They're not going to take your blobs of metal without consideration of a profit. You'd probably get paid 80% of melt max.

    If you have enough blobs, you could send them to a refiner yourself and get maybe 95% of melt.

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    Default Re: Why do buyers offer low price for gold?

    Thanks for all the help fellas!!!!!! One other question, how do I clean my gold bars? Some people say to just dump it in a beaker with nitric acid. It that the correct method?

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    Default Re: Why do buyers offer low price for gold?

    cuz gold is honest money and a store of wealth....

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    Quote Originally Posted by joegold View Post
    Thanks for all the help fellas!!!!!! One other question, how do I clean my gold bars? Some people say to just dump it in a beaker with nitric acid. It that the correct method?
    Actually Joe, the best way to clean gold bars is with an air orbital sander with an 80 grit pad. (PS.. does your Mom know you are using the computer?)

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    Default Re: Why do buyers offer low price for gold?

    Cheap bastards! I will give ya $36/US dollas and some lint I found in my shop vac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockngold View Post
    Actually Joe, the best way to clean gold bars is with an air orbital sander with an 80 grit pad. (PS.. does your Mom know you are using the computer?)
    You should be a comedian!!!!!!! Why do people reply with a stupid answer to a simple question??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by joegold View Post
    You should be a comedian!!!!!!! Why do people reply with a stupid answer to a simple question??????
    They may have thought the simple question was...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joegold View Post
    Thanks for all the help fellas!!!!!! One other question, how do I clean my gold bars? Some people say to just dump it in a beaker with nitric acid. It that the correct method?
    What do you want to remove, slag remnants, heavy oxidation, something else?

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    This is interesting. How to refine gold yourself:
    http://www.ishor.com/AquaRegia.php

    I don't think I will be trying this myself, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Someone_else View Post
    This is interesting. How to refine gold yourself:
    http://www.ishor.com/AquaRegia.php

    I don't think I will be trying this myself, though.
    A rookie will end up with a big mess at best. Leave it to the pros or be prepared and willing to invest it the PROPER equipment. It is VERY easy to get injured.

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    Default Re: Why do buyers offer low price for gold?

    I am in the process of introducing melt and assay services in the next couple weeks at my office in London, Ontario. Drop by and i can melt, assay and payout within 15 minutes. If you are not in SW Ontario, FedEx works great.

    I can get you into the 90 percentile+ easily, same day payout in Canadian dollars with no BS.

    Give me a call 519-686-6671 during business hours or email - daniel@coincanada.ca

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