tis garage sale season, the gold and silver exchange

One of the more interesting things that take place in our stores beginning each spring and summer is the influx of customers coming in with goods they just bought at a garage sale.

Our Greenville store will get folks from Rockford to Sand Lake. Our Jenison store will see folks cruising the garage sales from Grandville to West Olive. And our Grand Rapids store will get folks from Comstock Park to Cascade. What’s rather fun to watch is some folks who hit the sales rather close to our stores, and who may come in 2 to 3 times a day. “Is this Gold?” “Is this Silver?” We hear that question A LOT! 🙂

And unofficially, the biggest score we saw last year was a gentleman who came into our Jenison location with a box of jewelry he had just bought from a garage sale – for $5 – that netted him over $200. True story.

So keep your eyes peeled, and bring in anything you think may be a winner, even if you’re not sure. Gold is still about 10 times higher than it was 10 years ago, so it’s a seller’s market!