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Old 02-07-2009, 04:45 PM
 
Location: MI
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It is costly to set up a refinery. Just because you can melt something doesn't mean you can refine it. Go look up the difference between "melting" and "refining". What that line in the commercial means is that you aren't paying a middleman to send off your stuff to a refiner -- the company receiving the gold IS the refiner.

It's amazing how so many people never research anything before complaining about it.
Yeah the guy on yuotube doing it looks like he has a fortune tied up in his garage. Who's complaining about it? I could care less if people send thier gold to them or not.
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Old 02-07-2009, 04:59 PM
 
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Yeah the guy on yuotube doing it looks like he has a fortune tied up in his garage. Who's complaining about it? I could care less if people send thier gold to them or not.
Yeah, and he can't put an official assay stamp on it either. Melting down gold and making ingots is easy. Extracting all the sh*t from old jewelry like the trace metals, the contaminants, the solder, et cetera isn't so simple.
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:54 AM
 
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I actually considered sending some old stuff I had to them but felt that putting a bunch of gold in an envelope and mailing it off seemed like a really bad idea.
Not only do you know nothing about the people you're sending it to but every postal worker handling it knows it has gold in it.
I found several places close by to get it appraised and sold it to the highest one. Their TV advertisements prompted a several local companies to advertise their services turning gold into cash.
This is similar to what I thought...you send your valuables in an eveloppe....
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Yes
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Everytime I see that ad, I am tempted to call the phone #, get my packet, and fill it with used rusty nails and mail it in.
That is awesome. I think my next great adventure has been established.
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:36 AM
 
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That is awesome. I think my next great adventure has been established.
Reminds me of my brother who sends the credit card companies envelopes full of empty candy wrappers in response to their unsolicited offers -- at their postage expense!!
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:44 PM
 
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Reminds me of my brother who sends the credit card companies envelopes full of empty candy wrappers in response to their unsolicited offers -- at their postage expense!!
That is funny...but I guess the cost will be incl. in higher rates to compensate for it...
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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If there's an infomercial for it, I don't touch it. So I treat this the same way I treat timeshares.

Besides, why not hang on to the physical gold for now anyway? There are enough end-of-the-worlders that'd probably agree with that.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:08 AM
 
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If there's an infomercial for it, I don't touch it.
Probably very sound advice. It's rare that one ends up on our TV while we may have it on, however a couple of times when I have seen a product on an infomercial I've doubted that it really performs like they claim. Out of curiosity I have done a Google search on 2 specific infomercial products. Both times the number 1 link in the search results was Consumer Complaints.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:25 AM
 
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Everytime I see that ad, I am tempted to call the phone #, get my packet, and fill it with used rusty nails and mail it in.
or paint them gold lol. i needed a good laugh today
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Castle Hills
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or paint them gold lol. i needed a good laugh today
I'm thinking of putting a few baby shrimp in there and sending it in. Should be just right by the time they get it. Oh come on.. give me a rep point!
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