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.
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.
I highly recommend doing business with Beck Gold & Diamond Brokers. As I had a rather large quantity of scrap gold jewellery, I did my research. Not interested in the “mail in” approach, I wanted to deal face to face and maximize the price per gram of my gold. After visiting several pawn shops that …
Your professionalism made the process worth telling all my friends and family about your business. I look forward to our many dealings in the future, warmest regards,
As expected, my second visit and transaction with you has been nothing but stellar. As you know, the first time I shopped around to get the best possible value for my gold/diamonds. Your offer was, by far, the best. The second time, I wasted no time shopping knowing that nobody in this city can prov…
Thank you for meeting with me on Friday and for your professional approach and kind manner. It was a pleasure doing business with you!
Thank you very much for driving all the way out to my house at Isle Lake on a long weekend. Especially in the Terrible Winter weather we were having, it really meant a lot to me!
What I thought would be awkward and scary, (selling off some of the family gold) turned out to be a rewarding experience. Thank you very much for the professional and extremely informative meeting.
After phoning around I decided to set an appointment with you and another gold buyer who was located in a mall on the south side of Edmonton in a jewellery store. Both you and he seemed the most professional businesses I could find. I went to the jewellery store first. When I arrived I took out my b…
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…
I tried selling a small amount of gold to those TV guys. They lost my “supposedly insured package” and now won’t even return my phone calls. I am so glad I found you. I really wish I would have found you earlier. It was a very professional experience and getting cash and a very fair payout is the on…