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.
Mr. Beck came to my house to view a diamond ring that I was trying to sell. I had taken it to a few jewelers who offered me $150.00 and $225.00. A local pawn shop offered me $75.00. I knew that this was a complete rip off. Mr. Beck came to my house and paid me $700.00 for the ring. I was hoping for …
I went to Londonderry Mall where a business was set up to buy gold. Their estimate was much lower than yours and I did not have a good feeling about them. I certainly had a great feeling with you; you were very professional and also very honest. I have already passed your name to a number of my frie…
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.
Thanks Beck Diamonds, Friendly and honest service. Upfront and helpful. Thanks for the tour as well. Lots of neat stuff, like a mini museum.
It was a pleasure to meet you today and I want to thank you for your very generous donation to Jessica’s Wish for our major fundraiser to be held on Sept. 4th, 2011. I know it will be a wonderful auction item and will help us to raise more money this year
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…
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.
Another good day… crawling out of debt. It pays to shop around even when selling gold! Thanks a bunch to Clinton Beck!
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 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.