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Old 04-21-2011, 07:27 AM
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Where is the best place to sell platinum? I have a platinum wedding band but I don't know where to take it. Jewelry stores? It is a custom ring with a very specific design that was only meaningful to me so it would only be useful to meltdown.
I am clueless how the best way to sell it would be.
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now that's just sad. Is it marked on the inside of the band "platinum" or the like?
if so, why not tuck it into some little corner of your bob and save it for eventual barter. that is unless you simply can't stand its presence in your life (i'd understand that)
you won't get full value from jewelers or pawn shops. you might try advertising on ebay or craigslist, but beware of having people come to your home or meeting them any place except someplace very very public for security reasons. check some of the links posted in the financial sections that deal with selling PMs to get a current price valuation figure out. wishing you luck
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I think www.riogrande.com still does I used to buy and sell alot of gold and silver with them
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I am told that catalytic converters from cars routinely sell at scrap yards for the platinum content
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when I first saw the title of this thread I thought for a split second it said "where can I sell plutonium?"

In all seriousness, I would try an auctioneers, I sold a few heirlooms a while back and did pretty good. Just don't let them bully you on the reserve and you can do pretty well, with any luck you might get a bidding war. Jewellers and pawnbrokers will probably try to pull a fast one. Good Luck
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I think www.riogrande.com still does I used to buy and sell alot of gold and silver with them
Seems risky to send through the mail but I will consider. Thanks
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Not one bit risky send it UPS or Fed-ex I have never lost anything and I used them for 9 yrs. then I got out of the jewelry bus.
And they are completely honest
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I used to sell platinum online relatively often because we had extra from my work. The mail is fine if you are using a trusted platinum buyer. I used Recycle Platinum and they were good. I have heard that Midwest Refineries is good as well. Anyway, just check out the BBB ratings and see if they insure.
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you won't get full value from jewelers or pawn shops. you might try advertising on ebay or craigslist, but beware of having people come to your home or meeting them any place except someplace very very public for security reasons.
I don't recall whose story the idea came from, but meeting in the lobby of a police station or similarly secure govt building is a handy way of handling an exchange.
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You could also see what a good jewelry store would give you on trade in value (usually about 10-20% higher than an outright sale)
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I don't recall whose story the idea came from, but meeting in the lobby of a police station or similarly secure govt building is a handy way of handling an exchange.
That is where I do all my craigslist gun sales.
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