Oct 172011
 

CAUTION: SCAM ALERT!

PLEASE READ TO AVOID BEING CHEATED.

Customer’s of mine were cheated when selling their gold to other buyers, and were not aware of it. I first learned of this scam while testing an unmarked piece of gold for one of my customers, to determine karat value so I could pay a fair price.
This is done by rubbing the unmarked gold item on a test stone & putting a drop of 10 karat test acid on the resulting gold mark. If the gold mark is not affected by the test acid solution, it proves the item is gold and at least 10 karat. I then repeat the same test using 14 k, 18 k & possibly 22 k test acids, before I know the true karat value of the unmarked piece. The first test acid to erode the gold mark proves that the next lower karat acid test is the karat of the item in question.

Example: If I get a positive 10 k acid test, I know the item is gold. To prove that it’s only 10 k gold I must test with 14 k acid & get a negative reaction.

To continue the story of my customer: I tested an unmarked bracelet they wanted to sell with 10 k test solution and got a positive test reaction.

The seller said “So that proves it’s 10k?” I said, “No. It proves it’s gold and at least 10 k.” I went on to test the bracelet with 14 k and 18 k test acid and proved the unmarked item was 14 karat.

The seller told me that he had other gold buyers do only the 10 karat test on an unmarked piece of gold and pay him only the 10 karat price. The seller said, “Now what you’re saying is what I sold could have been 14k or more, and I may have been cheated?”

At Bradenton Cash For Gold, to be fair to both of us, I make sure the seller knows exactly what he’s selling and I know what I’m buying before making an offer.

 

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