Nancy Gordy, Metro Edmonton
Published: August 12, 2011 5:20 a.m.
With the price of gold reaching record highs earlier this week, many local pawn shops have been striking big when it comes to business.
Clinton Beck, of Beck Gold and Diamond Brokers located on 144 Avenue, said he’s been getting busier and busier over the last five years.
The same increase in business has been noticed by Paul Boucher, owner of Loan Star Exchange on 118 Avenue, especially lately.
“Jewellery is the majority of what people bring in, but we’ve seen lots of dental gold, lots of gold bars and gold coins,” said Boucher.
But not everyone understands the trend to cash in, however.
“The gold bubble is probably going to grow bigger due to further stalling in the European and U.S. economies,” said Edmontonian Colin MacDonald.
Fellow market follower Paul Finlay thinks anyone with gold should hold on to it.
“Gold’s going a lot higher before I sell,” he said.
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I had a couple of pieces of unwanted old gold jewellery. Recent news reports talked about the current high value of gold on the market and explained that local jewelers will buy unwanted jewellery. I used the internet to find a few alternative jewelers and found that Beck Diamonds gave an accurate w…
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I had a great experience with Beck Diamonds. While purchasing bullion silver Clinton gave me exceptional service at a cost lower than my previous suppliers. I am excited for our future dealings and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to invest in precious metals.
Thanks Beck Diamonds, Friendly and honest service. Upfront and helpful. Thanks for the tour as well. Lots of neat stuff, like a mini museum.
Thank you Clinton for your great service. Brenda and I had a nice experience visiting on Friday. We certainly will refer friends and family to your business and hope to do more business with you in the future. Thank you again.
I was very impressed by my experience of meeting you, and how professional you were in the sale of my bracelet. I will definitely refer you to other people who could use your service. All the best in the New Year.
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I was at your place on Monday (I had the silverwear set and loved all your furry friends) I just want to thank you for everything and the advice on where to sell my silverwear set. I have been telling all my girlfriends and we are all very excited to have a party. Thanks again, talk soon.
I took my gold to a few jewellers and the highest price they offered me was $160.00. I phoned your office to get a quote over the phone and you estimated that I would receive roughly $440.00. I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived at your very professional office. After you tested some of the gol…