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(Daily Mail)   People shocked, SHOCKED, to discover that ads urging you to sell old jewellery for cash may not be as glittering as they seem   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 96
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2009-11-21 12:05:17 PM
Haha... from the commercials, I can't believe anyone wouldn't assume it's a scam of some sort.
 
2009-11-21 12:15:20 PM
Link (new window)
 
2009-11-21 12:21:53 PM
Barakku: Link (new window)

LOL! very cute
 
2009-11-21 12:34:21 PM
Sheeple, listen up for a sec.
The entire world is out to get you.

If it cannot steal from you, it will try to kill you.

Every "opportunity" presented by someone you do not know is a scam!

If you do not know who the sucker is at the table, it is you.

Sorry, Dora, this is not an adventure, it is real life.
 
2009-11-21 12:35:37 PM
"It's my money, and I want it now!!!!"
 
2009-11-21 12:36:29 PM
Barakku: Link (new window)

Cute

The Treasury won't be pleased... (new window)
 
2009-11-21 12:36:30 PM
Send me your jewelry, I'll tell you what I think it's worth and give you a percentage of what I told you it's worth. That doesn't seem reasonable!?

Sometimes I wish I didn't have any ethics. So easy to get rich if you don't have them.
 
2009-11-21 12:36:34 PM
I like the ones where you actually mail your gold to some company and they send you a cheque for its 'value'.

Cannot believe anybody would do something so stupid.
Well, no, I guess I can.
 
2009-11-21 12:37:56 PM
I should start a "Buttsecks for Gold" business. You give me your old gold, I fark you up the ass with whatever I feel like using. It might be my little finger and some KY, or it could be a Louisville Slugger and some Lava Liquid soap...
 
2009-11-21 12:38:34 PM
The reason is simple. Bullion prices have risen to an all-time high just when the man and woman on the street is more desperate than ever for cash.

there's a phenomenon for this type of economic downturn but i can't quite put my finger on it.

//no shiat brigade strikes again
 
2009-11-21 12:38:36 PM
I'm too busy making millions stuffing envelopes at home to worry about how much I am getting for my gold. It seems all I have to do is mail people letters asking for a dollar and in return I'll turn them on to this envelope stuffing scheme. All I have to do is find a million suckers. In this country, it shouldn't be hard.
 
2009-11-21 12:38:37 PM
Nothing anyone can do or say to keep retards from giving their money away. Sure you can slow the process down by enacting strict regulations and criminal penalties for the very worst scams, but in the end, the idiots will find a way to bypass those controls and get their dumb asses scammed.
 
2009-11-21 12:38:38 PM
Ethics have always been optional in business.
 
2009-11-21 12:39:47 PM
JEWRLEWRRY
 
2009-11-21 12:40:28 PM
Sooo... that email wasn't from a Nigerian prince?
 
2009-11-21 12:41:57 PM
Earl of Chives: Nothing anyone can do or say to keep retards from giving their money away. Sure you can slow the process down by enacting strict regulations and criminal penalties for the very worst scams, but in the end, the idiots will find a way to bypass those controls and get their dumb asses scammed.

I do believe this will be the most reasonable, intelligent and true thing I will read or hear all day.

/not sarcasm.
 
2009-11-21 12:42:39 PM
okami36: I should start a "Buttsecks for Gold" business. You give me your old gold, I fark you up the ass with whatever I feel like using. It might be my little finger and some KY, or it could be a Louisville Slugger and some Lava Liquid soap...

www.kilowhiskey.de

You can't get that stuff off with Lava soap and an SOS pad.
 
2009-11-21 12:43:13 PM
http://img2.photographersdirect.com/img/27330/wm/pd2224628.jpg
 
2009-11-21 12:43:59 PM
The company, which cannot be named due to possible pending legal action, promises to deliver '100 per cent satisfaction or your gold back'. It struggled on both counts.

This is why today's news is useless. Which company? I find it hard to believe that a company can't be named just because it's involved in a court case. If your news organization can't call out corrupt individuals and organizations, what good is it?
 
2009-11-21 12:47:07 PM
okami36
I should start a "Buttsecks for Gold" business. You give me your old gold, I fark you up the ass with whatever I feel like using. It might be my little finger and some KY, or it could be a Louisville Slugger and some Lava Liquid soap...

You really could make a decent living from this idea.

I'm quite serious. I should know.
 
2009-11-21 12:48:14 PM
w00ty: The reason is simple. Bullion prices have risen to an all-time high just when the man and woman on the street is more desperate than ever for cash.

there's a phenomenon for this type of economic downturn but i can't quite put my finger on it.

//no shiat brigade strikes again


Being desperate for cash makes you an easy mark, and falling for this type of bullshiat is why you are desperate.
 
2009-11-21 12:48:31 PM
Smarshmallow: The company, which cannot be named due to possible pending legal action, promises to deliver '100 per cent satisfaction or your gold back'. It struggled on both counts.

This is why today's news is useless. Which company? I find it hard to believe that a company can't be named just because it's involved in a court case. If your news organization can't call out corrupt individuals and organizations, what good is it?


Glenn Beck could name them.
 
2009-11-21 12:48:51 PM
Smarshmallow: I find it hard to believe that a company can't be named just because it's involved in a court case.

Okay. I'm taking your company to court for organizing the rape and murder of a young girl in 1990. Since our news organizations are no longer useless, they are allowed to report on this and completely wreck your reputation with nothing more than the accusation, right?
 
2009-11-21 12:50:12 PM
titwrench: Earl of Chives: Nothing anyone can do or say to keep retards from giving their money away. Sure you can slow the process down by enacting strict regulations and criminal penalties for the very worst scams, but in the end, the idiots will find a way to bypass those controls and get their dumb asses scammed.

I do believe this will be the most reasonable, intelligent and true thing I will read or hear all day.

/not sarcasm.


Oh, so now you bring politics into it.
 
2009-11-21 12:51:54 PM
Great. My crack pipe doesn't fill itself.
 
2009-11-21 12:53:11 PM
Melt = Wt. x Fine ÷ 31.1 x Spot.

Tell the pawn shop guy, or whoever, you want 90%, or move on.
 
2009-11-21 12:53:22 PM
If you didn't immediately say "scam" when those Cash4Gold ads started popping up, and actually send in your gold, I'm going to call this a stupid tax.
 
2009-11-21 12:53:31 PM
All that glitters...is a scammer's gold tooth..
 
2009-11-21 12:55:25 PM
snocone: Sheeple, listen up for a sec.
The entire world is out to get you.

If it cannot steal from you, it will try to kill you.

Every "opportunity" presented by someone you do not know is a scam!

If you do not know who the sucker is at the table, it is you.

Sorry, Dora, this is not an adventure, it is real life.


I never met Barack Obam OMG HEALTH CARE IS A SCAM OMG OMG OMG
 
2009-11-21 12:57:46 PM
"Experts predict prices may rise further still in 2010. Equally, they could go in the opposite direction."

Wow, thanks for that, experts! I don't know what we'd do without you.
 
2009-11-21 12:58:54 PM
They came for your houses.
They will come for your gold.
Teeth, don't fail me now.
 
2009-11-21 01:02:04 PM
Of course they do promise to send it back if you are not satisfied!

Which sucker, er customer are you? Oh that's to bad we have already melted that down!
 
2009-11-21 01:02:24 PM
Firebug: Great. My crack pipe doesn't fill itself.

At least you are savvy enough to realize that.
Now get out there and seize the day!
 
2009-11-21 01:05:40 PM
Cash for Gold complaints (new window)

Surprise.
 
2009-11-21 01:15:54 PM
johneaves.files.wordpress.com

approves
 
2009-11-21 01:20:12 PM
If I have learned anything from those Cash4Gold commercials, it is that you should never trust old balding Jewish women.
 
2009-11-21 01:25:10 PM
This reminds me of an old (1997) roommate's get rich quick scheme.

He was going to build CD duplication rigs out of a CD drive, CD burner, and just enough other stuff to make it work (286 PCs with DOS). Then he was going to spam the wares newsgroups with ads for these "piracy machines," sell a gajillion of them and become TEH RICH CRIMINAL MASTERMIND.

Problem: his criteria for determining if a potential customer was a cop/FBI were basically that anyone asking for contact information of any kind was a cop. When I asked him how he intended to sell them without providing an address to sent the check to, he threw a fit and accused me of being out to get him. Never mind that selling a PC with a CD burner wouldn't be illegal in the least.

I honestly think his Grand Master Plan was to have potential customers put the money under a rock in the park, then wait for a call to a pay phone telling them which dumpster to look behind for the machine.
 
2009-11-21 01:26:39 PM
Captain Pisses In Cheerios here with your "This has been on Fark before" announcement. Please resume ball play.
 
2009-11-21 01:27:24 PM
TsukasaK: Smarshmallow: I find it hard to believe that a company can't be named just because it's involved in a court case.

Okay. I'm taking your company to court for organizing the rape and murder of a young girl in 1990. Since our news organizations are no longer useless, they are allowed to report on this and completely wreck your reputation with nothing more than the accusation, right?


It happens to men all the time.
 
2009-11-21 01:34:37 PM
Equally worrying are the problems people are having when dealing with some of the supposedly 'hassle-free' pop-it-in-the-post companies.

This is not remotely worrying. Anyone dumb enough to mail their gold to a complete stranger deserves to lose it.
 
2009-11-21 01:50:47 PM
mrEdude: I like the ones where you actually mail your gold to some company and they send you a cheque for its 'value'.

Cannot believe anybody would do something so stupid.
Well, no, I guess I can.


But satisfaction is guaranteed!
 
2009-11-21 01:52:18 PM
Earl of Chives: Nothing anyone can do or say to keep retards from giving their money away. Sure you can slow the process down by enacting strict regulations and criminal penalties for the very worst scams, but in the end, the idiots will find a way to bypass those controls and get their dumb asses scammed.

This.
 
2009-11-21 01:55:33 PM
AbbeySomeone: Firebug: Great. My crack pipe doesn't fill itself.

At least you are savvy enough to realize that.
Now get out there and seize the day!


Great. Now I have to go back to ripping off copper wiring from construction sites or selling plasma.
 
2009-11-21 02:02:00 PM
fredklein: TsukasaK: Smarshmallow: I find it hard to believe that a company can't be named just because it's involved in a court case.

Okay. I'm taking your company to court for organizing the rape and murder of a young girl in 1990. Since our news organizations are no longer useless, they are allowed to report on this and completely wreck your reputation with nothing more than the accusation, right?

It happens to men all the time.


4.bp.blogspot.com

You don't say?
 
2009-11-21 02:07:01 PM
Firebug: AbbeySomeone: Firebug: Great. My crack pipe doesn't fill itself.

At least you are savvy enough to realize that.
Now get out there and seize the day!

Great. Now I have to go back to ripping off copper wiring from construction sites or selling plasma.


You have no idea how hard it is to recycle copper these days. When we do tear downs and have copper pipe to recycle we have to:
1.Let them photo copy our drivers license
2.Have our photo taken with the pipe
3.Thumb print
4.Photo of our license plate
5.3 day waiting period to come back and pick up cash.

It's only worth it for lot's of money. Usually we have $500-1800 worth so it is worth our time but for the typical copper theif it's not.
 
2009-11-21 02:14:30 PM
Hosebeatings: This reminds me of an old (1997) roommate's get rich quick scheme.

He was going to build CD duplication rigs out of a CD drive, CD burner, and just enough other stuff to make it work (286 PCs with DOS). Then he was going to spam the wares newsgroups with ads for these "piracy machines," sell a gajillion of them and become TEH RICH CRIMINAL MASTERMIND.

Problem: his criteria for determining if a potential customer was a cop/FBI were basically that anyone asking for contact information of any kind was a cop. When I asked him how he intended to sell them without providing an address to sent the check to, he threw a fit and accused me of being out to get him. Never mind that selling a PC with a CD burner wouldn't be illegal in the least.

I honestly think his Grand Master Plan was to have potential customers put the money under a rock in the park, then wait for a call to a pay phone telling them which dumpster to look behind for the machine.


/cool story, bro.
 
2009-11-21 02:16:38 PM
Earl of Chives: Nothing anyone can do or say to keep retards from giving their money away. Sure you can slow the process down by enacting strict regulations and criminal penalties for the very worst scams, but in the end, the idiots will find a way to bypass those controls and get their dumb asses scammed.

My uncle told me about a friend of his who tried to buy a new car through Ebay.

Buyer: Dude, this is a sweet-ass Benz. I'll take it!

Seller: Cool, but you have to wire me the cash.

Buyer: But doesn't Ebay say I'm never supposed to bypass their anti-scammer safeguards by sending money outside their official channels? They aren't liable for jack shiat if I do something stupid like that. At least I don't think they are. I really didn't have time to read that TOS ... Ah, fark it. You seem legit.

Buyer: Okay, cash sent. So when do I come to get the car?

Buyer: Hey, you still there?

Buyer: ...
 
2009-11-21 02:17:22 PM
stupid criminals just love making everyday things harder on the honest folk

just like having to show id to get sudafed

come to think of it, there are 2 cases against methheads...only methheads are stupid enough to think taking copper wiring from things with electricity actively running thru them is a smart idea

titwrench: Firebug: AbbeySomeone: Firebug: Great. My crack pipe doesn't fill itself.

At least you are savvy enough to realize that.
Now get out there and seize the day!

Great. Now I have to go back to ripping off copper wiring from construction sites or selling plasma.

You have no idea how hard it is to recycle copper these days. When we do tear downs and have copper pipe to recycle we have to:
1.Let them photo copy our drivers license
2.Have our photo taken with the pipe
3.Thumb print
4.Photo of our license plate
5.3 day waiting period to come back and pick up cash.

It's only worth it for lot's of money. Usually we have $500-1800 worth so it is worth our time but for the typical copper theif it's not.
 
2009-11-21 02:22:12 PM
How about those ads, mostly on the radio, urging you to buy gold? If gold is such a wise investment in these times, why are companies so willing to get rid of it?
 
2009-11-21 02:22:31 PM
Cash for Gold offers victims the least amount of money for the jewelry's gold content. It doesn't even take into account that some pieces with low gold content have high resale value in a jewelry shop. For instance, an old 9K gold charm bracelet with really cool charms could make a lot money in a jewelry shop, but wouldn't be worth much at cash-4-gold.
 
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