Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Silver Plate....or is it Silverplate - whichever it it we buy it!

Silver plate is the process of bonding an extremely thin layer (measured in microns) of silver to a base metal. The base metals most commonly used are copper, brass, white metal, or nickel. 
This layer of silver is so thin and nearly impossible to recover from the item. Silverplate has no intrinsic silver value. It has very little resale value as tableware. If you are like me, even garage sales do not bring anything for these items. 
BUT.....we here at Turn It To Cash buy silver plated items. Sure it's not as valuable as sterling silver, but at least its not a zero payout! By the way, we buy Gold Plated items also! 

The markings on Silver plated items that you will commonly find are:
EP (Electroplate) 
EPNS (electroplated nickel silver)
Sheffield (older stamps)
Alpaca
Quad Plate
Silver on Copper
Triple Plate
You will sometimes also see just 'Silver' - do not let that fool you into thinking this is Sterling Silver as manufacturers are not allowed to use the word "Sterling" on plated items, so you will never see the term "Sterling Plated".

Serving trays, coffee service sets, flatware sets, mismatched forks and spoons, bowls, covered dishes, platters - these are just some of the items we buy in silver plated. 


If you are unsure of what you have, if it is a Sterling item or a silver plated item, please bring your pieces in and we can take a closer look at the items and help you identify them. This of course is always done free of charge and right in front of you. 





Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Gold Silver Diamond Buying is not just a phase for us - it is our business

Do you recall a few years ago when every corner had a 'We Buy Gold' sign? You could not drive 3 miles without seeing one of those signs. And they came in all combinations - lube shop and gold, tax service and gold, barber shop and gold, convenience store and gold, and lots more! Many people jumped into this business to make money and then closed up shop. Does it make you wonder about the few left standing? 

Turn It To Cash has been Your Trusted Gold, Silver and Diamond Buyers since 2008. In a business where people closed up shop within a year or 2, this seems like a lifetime :) Our jewelry industry background of 40+ years and our attitude of treating all our customers fairly and to the best of our ability has allowed us to remain in Chandler, offering our gold buying services. Our office is open 6 days a week - with the exception of major holidays - we have families too :) - and we are here to welcome you, to have us give you a free no obligation estimate. We do not believe in pushy high pressure sales tactics. We believe in treating you like we like to be treated - honestly and truthfully. 

So if you find yourself with some old gold jewelry, a diamond ring that you no longer want, or broken or tarnished silver jewelry, come see us. We will be glad to give you a price after we test and weight and evaluate your pieces. 

Our office is located in the East Valley, in Chandler, We are easily accessible from the 60, the 101 and the 202. Our address is:

Turn It To Cash, Inc1200 N Arizona Ave, # 4Chandler, AZ 85225

You will find us here Monday through Friday 9:30am till 5:30pm, and Saturdays till 4pm. 

You can always call us at 480-854-4849

Email us at turnittocash@yahoo.comOur website is www.titc.us

Remember us for all your GOLD, DIAMOND, SILVER, COINS, GOLD PLATED and SILVER PLATED needs!