Scrap metal bust?
While I was at VI Cargo yesterday about 15 cop cars swooped in and appeared to be raiding the scrap metal business next door.
About time, and hopefully the cash for gold guys next,
I despise those guys - not only do they seem to be a magnet for every piece of stolen jewelry for miles around, but they prey on people...banking on them to not know the value of their pieces. I recently went to an event held by one bunch and they offered me $125 for the bracelet I was wearing - after they had examined it...after i had stopped laughing, I asked their 'appraiser' what he thought he was looking at...????/
To cut a long story short - it was a silver watchchain hallmarked etc...made in Edinburgh in the early 1700's by a master silversmith - every link hallmarked and with a silver sixpence and a hallmarked safety bar and clasp...worth about $1000 conservative estimate. What if I hadn't known what I had.?
Sallyf, you are correct but keep in mind the $1000 value is for the workmanship and metal. They are only giving you the scrap price and that is reduced so they can make money as well