Tuesday, October 7, 2008

"Yes, We're Buying Gold"

"Yes, we're buying gold." That's what the lady on the phone said. I've been hearing about a lot of people selling their gold items (old rings or whatever) now because the price of gold is high. I've been toying with doing that myself.

Actually, more than toying, I thought I was definitely going to do it until called the jewelry store & heard the lady say I could. Then I started having second thoughts... do any of the items have more sentimental value than gold value? Will I regret never any of it again?

Does selling your jewelry mean you're desperate? (It always does in the movies.) Should I use the money to pay off bills, give it to DH for his dental work (bridges must be paid for in advance) or buy something special for myself since it was/is my jewelry?

Suddenly I feel like a toddler yelling MY toys as I clutch them to my chest!

Hmm, sounds to me like I may not quite be totally ready to do this. I wonder if gold prices will go any higher? It's not like I HAVE to sell it right this minute, I could wait & see if it goes up.

Still.. gold is at an all time high right now, and these are things I haven't worn in YEARS. You know, I think I'll take a few odd things with me to work tomorrow... things I'm sure nobody in the family would want and that I don't feel attached to. Then, if I'm in the mood, I may just swing by the jeweler's & check it out...

I'll keep you posted!


Cindy said...

I'll be interested to see if you are actually able to part with the pieces. I don't think I could do it. But I am a keeper.

Sherri said...

I've never even thought about doing it but I don't really have anything to get rid of. Typically, I think of someone desperate when I think of that and with the ads they run around here, it just emphasizes that on the advertisements. Guess if you don't wear them, why not!

Fuzzy White Dogs said...

Sherri, it was on Good Morning America today... apparently it is very "mainstream America" now that gold is $850. per ounce. Here's a link to GMA's video about it: http://www.abcnews.go.com/gma

Fuzzy White Dogs said...

Cindy, I'll be interested too LOL! I used to be a major keeper but now I'm thinking that "things" are to be enjoyed, so if mine are sitting in a drawer what's the point of having them.. KWIM?
(Maybe I've just watched "Clean House" one too many times LOL!)

:::b r a n d i::: said...

If you have enough of it, and you never ever wear it, then why not? Here's my thinking - if you haven't so much as looked at something in months or years, then why are you holding on to it? You can't take it with you, might as well either wear it while you've got it or make it useful and get $$ for it. I don't have very much gold myself, so I don't think I have any worth selling. But I might; I should check.