We Buy FAQs
Selling Your Scrap, Flatware, & Bullion
Key Questions Answered
What is considered scrap, flatware, and bullion?
Gold and silver scrap can include broken jewelry, dental fillings, old coins, and any other items that contain precious metals but are no longer of use in their current form. Flatware refers to utensils like spoons, forks, and knives, commonly made of sterling silver. Bullion typically means gold or silver in the form of bars or coins, which are bought primarily as an investment.
How is the value of my items determined?
The value of your items is based on the purity and weight of the precious metals they contain, as well as the current market price for those metals. We employ various tests, including acid tests, electronic testers, and X-ray fluorescence to determine the purity. The weight of your items, in combination with their purity, is then used to calculate their value.
Is it safe to send my precious metals through the mail?
Yes, Accurate Precious Metals offers insured mail-in services with USPS, UPS, and FedEx. It’s important to follow the provided shipping guidelines, package your items securely, and choose a shipping option that provides tracking and insurance. However, if you’re uncomfortable with mailing your items, you can often also visit our physical location at 1855 Hawthorne Ave NE in Salem, Oregon.
What if I don't agree with the valuation provided?
Accurate Precious Metals prioritizes customer satisfaction. If you’re not happy with the initial valuation, you may request an explanation or a reevaluation. If you’re still not satisfied, your items will promptly be returned to you.
How quickly can I expect payment after selling my gold and silver?
In person, you can receive instant cash for your gold and silver. If you mail in your precious metals, once your items are received and assessed, payment is often made quickly, usually within a few business days. The exact time frame can vary based on the the method of payment you’ve chosen.