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Cancellations for church services, child care services and community events due to wintry weather. This is separate from Snow Fox school and large business closings listed on the home page.More >>
Running list of cancellations for church services, child care services and community events due to wintry weather. This is separate from Snow Fox school and large business closings also prominent on the home page here.More >>
With gold hitting a record high of $1,600 an ounce this week, many people have found themselves cashing in.
For many pawn shops, jewelry is the main part of their business, so whenever gold prices hit a record high hey quickly took notice.
"You get phone calls 6-7 times a day on checking prices," says Jeff Stein, Manager of Stewart's Pawn Shop.
Customers are wanting to know about the cost of buying and selling gold.
"Ever since gold's hit $1600, we've had a lot more customers. People emptying their jewelry boxes and things like that because they can get a lot more money now for their gold….scrap rings, chains, bracelets, anything," says Jeff Stein.
There's a big difference in what customers are making now, compared to years ago,
Stein says a 10K gold chain that you may have sold last year for $250 is now selling for $350.
While some analysts believe by the end of the year, prices will drop down again, in the meantime, the latest jump continues to have some pawn shops busy.
"It's been $1200 for the last couple of years and now it's been climbing, climbing, climbing," says Jeff Stein.