As the stock market bounces back and forth, gold prices are steadily going up - it's a great time to sell your unwanted gold coins, dental gold, and gold jewelry. Here are three great places in three different San Francisco neighborhoods that are ready to help you make a few bucks off your unwanted gold items.
Helpful tip: If you're looking to turn your gold into cash quickly, any one of the three companies listed below can help. If you're looking for the highest price for your gold, get a valuation from each of the three shops below before deciding which company to use.
Sell your gold at San Francisco Gold Buyer in West Portal
One of the top choices for residents who are interested in selling their gold, San Francisco Gold Buyer is a great place to start the valuation process. They consider the marketable value of your goods as well as the scrap value when coming up with an offer, so if you have fine jewelry items or rare gold coins, this is a good place to go. They pay higher prices for collectibles and antiques, but will also pay scrap value for orphan earrings, broken jewelry, and even dental gold.
If you're in a rush or don't want to wait, make an appointment in advance. Otherwise, expect to wait about 15 minutes to be seen.
San Francisco Gold Buyer has just moved to their new location at 255 West Portal Ave. They are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with new Sunday hours from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Call 415-566-1111 for more information or to make an appointment.
Sell your gold at Oxbridge House in Pacific Heights
Oxbridge House is well-known for offering some of the most competitive prices in San Francisco for gold. Even if you're selling scrap gold (e.g., dental gold, broken gold chains, or mismatched gold jewelry), they routinely offer more than their competitors. They are often busy, so you may need to wait to get your turn if you don't call ahead for an appointment, but the staff is friendly and they have no problem giving you a chance to go look around and compare offers - they're confident you'll return.
Oxbridge House is located at 2001 Van Ness Ave., Suite 411. They are open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Call 415-409-6086 to make an appointment or for more information.
Sell your gold at San Francisco Provident Loan Association in SOMA
San Francisco Provident Loan Association offers two different categories of appraisals for those looking to offload their gold: Stop by for a free purchase bid or schedule a 30-minute consultation appointment for $50 for more information and verification of your items. They take any gold item and value it based on its purity and its scrap value by weight. If you have a collectible or designer jewelry piece, they will offer you a price above scrap value based on its market value. They are interested in single items or whole collections.
San Francisco Provident Loan Association is located at 932 Mission St. between Fifth and Sixth. They are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 415-982-4400 to make an appointment or for more information.
V. Williamson has been living, working, and writing about life in the San Francisco Bay Area for 18 years.
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