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.
Thank you so much for your patience and kindness when dealing with me. I was not as organized in my sorting as I thought I was. You are truly a gentleman and I really appreciate that you run a very professional business and I have already told family and friends about my experience. It was a pleasur…
Thanks for your help as well, I was very comfortable selling my gold items to you and am very glad that I chose your company instead of someone else that would not have been so personable. I would definitely recommend you to family friends and business associates. Thanks again and I will more than l…
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.
When I decided to sell my gold, I was terrified. I had inherited my mother’s gold and held onto it for almost nine years. My mother had always told me “never sell your gold, it’s your only asset when the economy goes bad.” Well, the economy got bad, I became injured and still had bills to pay with n…
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.
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.
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…
Clinton, I am so happy to have met you. You are a true professional. I felt like I was on the antiques road show when you were explaining everything about my jewellery. Thanks for your help. I look forward to doing business with you in the future.
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…
The custom ring you designed for me is perfect. Don’t change a thing! Thank-you for listening and hearing me. Yay! April G.