Friday, December 17, 2010

Wish In One Hand....

Here's a question for you.

How many of you have ever been trying to scrape up some extra cash and gathered up whatever jewelry or gold/silver things you had and sold it to one of the places that deal in cash for jewelry, etc.?

I did that one time -about 24 years ago!

I was going to try to move from this one-horse (not even that anymore) town and was considering a move to Cleveland because my best friend at that time had moved back to her parents home in one of the Cleveland suburbs and had told me that work was very plentiful there and that one could earn a decent wage too, doing data entry and stuff like that. (I had worked doing data entry back in the 60s and 70s in D.C. and also, in the late 70s in State College, at the university so my skills in that aspect were still very strong.

Anyway, I had gathered up what few pieces of jewelry I had that wasn't just costume jewelry and took it to a place near here where you could sell the stuff. If I remember correctly now, I think I reaped a grand total of $200 -which I used then to open a savings account. That savings account was the first one I'd been able to open since my older daughter was a baby -about 20 years earlier.

I even sold the small diamond engagement ring the guy I had gone with for almost 3 years had given me too! I had offered to return it to him when I broke things off with him, but he had insisted I keep it. Probably the only good thing that ever came out of that lovely relationship.

But anyway, tonight -doing a little surfing and playing to occupy my mind and keep me from starting to do my Christmas Cards (Yeah, I will go to all lengths to procrastinate and keep from doing that dreaded chore!), I came across a site that had me wishing I had some gold or jewelry to trade in or better yet, that I could buy gold coins!

Holy Rip! Have you checked on the price of gold lately? If I had any idea -and anything I could use to sell that was pure gold, boy, I could make a good profit there now.

But, then too, with my luck, as soon as I had something like that to sell or had enough money on hand to risk investing, I figure the price of gold would then probably drop down to being only worth pennies.

And then, I'd be saying the rest of the words that generally finish the adage I used for my title today.

Yeah -I'd be checking to see which hand filled first and I know exactly -I think -what I'd probably be holding, don't you?

Guess there's nothing left for me to do but go write out the darned Christmas cards now.

Better day tomorrow, I hope!

10 comments:

Linda said...

The trick is to own some gold before you can sell some gold and I - alas - have never had any! I hear the going rate for teeth for the Tooth Fairy is pretty good, though - perhaps I can scrape up some extra cash by doing a few extractions??

Sandee said...

Yes gold prices are through the roof and I don't have any gold either. Oh well.

Christmas is going to be pretty thin around here this year. I'll fix dinner and little more.

Have a terrific day. :)

Nick said...

Gold goes up and down and now is a good time to sell, because it will go down again.

Lori said...

No gold here either although I don't think I would sell it just to have Christmas since we have so many other things looming over us but it sure would be nice to have that! :) Hope you got your Christmas cards done! :)

Maggie May said...

Aw.... I'm a bit sentimental. Would not like to trade in treasured presents. Not that I have much gold mind! Chance would be a fine thing!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Jocelyn said...

When you take a fork and start prying the gold teeth out of your head, you'll know you have a problem. Just keep your head down, turn off the tv, keep your mouth shut, and work on your embroidery!

terri said...

My Christmas cards aren't done yet either. Maybe tomorrow.... :-)

Palm Springs Savant said...

it's funny, everywhere you look now there are ads for buying gold. Or should I say companies selling gold. It must have to do with the economy and banks failing, etc. I have not gone to that level, although I must admit, having recently watched Goldfinger, I was fascinated by all those gold bars...

Suldog said...

I've never done that. I sort of tried to once, when I was looking to have a piece of jewelry made for MY WIFE, but the good jeweler advised me to just have the piece made from out of what I was trying to sell, and it would cost much less. I wish I had more business for him. He turned out a real nice piece and gave me great advice to boot.

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

I've never used one of those cash for gold places.