One thing about the recession is the amount of Cash For Gold stores that started popping up all over the place like a bad rash. Dodgy as hell too, I doubt if they give you the full value of your gold. They send out envelopes too to put your unwanted gold into and post back to them so they can send you out a cheque. Unwanted gold, now there is an oxymoron. As if they were doing you a favour by taking it off your hands.
Oh yes, hello, is this cash for gold? It is? Great. I stumbled across a whole load of gold
in my next door neighbours attic while cleaning out my closet and I was wondering if maybe you could buy it off me? You will? Thank you good sir. I am so grateful. I thought this was going to be like that STD I picked up in Bangkok last year, I thought I would never get rid of it.
I sent Cash For Gold Two Golden Retrievers and five Goldfish and never received a cheque. Cowboys. Of course desperate times calls for desperate measures. And metals have become valuable. Here in Ireland a few churches have been raided for their gold and presumably sold on. I don’t mind the churches so much, I mean wouldn’t Jesus give to the poor as well?
Copper is another highly sought after commodity, a friend of mine had a little copper left over and took it to a scrap-yard. They weighed and took it off his hands. But I was surprised at the chunk of money they gave him for it. Not long after that my cousin was building her house and she had a lot of copper stolen from the building site. One of the builders estimated they probably got around four thousand Euro for it.
Since the world ended in 2008 Ireland has thousands of Ghost Estates. I actually live in one of them. Basically they are estates of houses which were built but never sold. They just stand there fully built but empty. Sometimes like in my case sections are still liveable but if I ever get kicked out I can literally walk down the street and have my choice of houses.
These Ghost Estates have become gold mine for anyone (which is almost everyone not living on Bankers Hill) because they are filled with copper, everything from the hot water tank to the pipes in the attic.
Maybe I won’t bother squatting in one of the empty houses. I’ll just strip them of all the copper and buy a house or two.
Anyone out there know how to dismantle a copper water tank? Just asking……..for a friend like.