Frequently Asked Questions
Here are a few of our frequently asked questions. You can click on any question to jump right to that particular answer.
We buy scrap gold so that it can be recycled. To determine the exact price we can offer you, we need to examine each piece before we can make an offer to buy. We always offer a fair and reasonable price - often much more than you expect! As a local, family owned-business, our lower overhead is passed on to you in the form of the best price in town.
Currently, our offers start at 60% of the spot price for gold. They can go up from there, depending on quantity.
We buy gold in almost any condition. We are just going to melt it at the refinery so it can be recycled into new items, so as long as it is gold, it probably has value.
Gold is graded by the "Karat System" which rates its purity. 24 karat gold (24KT) is pure gold, while 18KT is 75% gold with 25 percent other metals. The type of metals mixed with the gold add strength and sometimes change the color - this is where white gold or rose gold come from. We pay you for the actual gold in your items, regardless of what other metals are included. White, yellow or rose, 18KT gold is still 75% pure gold - and that equals money for you!
Our main focus is buying gold. With so many people recycling old jewelry, we can't find many buyers for gemstones. However, from time to time we will offer something extra for an especially good stone.
Gold has intrinsic value. There is an ever-increasing demand for new gold jewelry and the gold mines of the world have difficulty keeping up. It's also used in a wide variety of industrial applications - from cell phones to laptops to spacecraft. Because of its beauty and unique electrical properties, there is a large demand for recycled gold.
We realize that dealing with an unknown company can be a little unsettling, especially when dealing with items with a high intrinsic value - like gold. You don't want someone coming to your house, invading your privacy. Also, a lot of times it is more convenient - you can stop while you are out shopping or on your way home from work.
Since we don't have a staffed office - we are a mobile operation - we have a great deal of flexibility. We do our very best to accomodate YOUR schedule. We also make appointments on nights and weekends if that is more convenient for you. Just call 816-718-5251 for an appointment.
You could - but we won't be there. We are a mobile operation covering the entire South Kansas City Metro Area. Since we don't have an office with regular office hours, we also don't have all of the extra expense and overhead that goes with one. So we can always offer you the best price for your gold items.
Occasionally, we will make arrangements to meet someone at our office to handle a particularly large or difficult transaction. When you call us to set up an appointment, we will make those arrangements if they appear neccessary.
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If so, we would love to hear from you. Please call us at 816-718-5251 or e-mail us your question at Bob@SoKCGoldBuyer.com.