11Alive Undercover Test

11 Alive conducted an undercover test of the gold buying business. Watch the video to see what they found!

QUOTES

“It’s sort of like the Antiques Roadshow on PBS, people are finding out whether or not they have a whole lot of value in there hand or something that’s worth nothing […] It’s sort of like waking up and winning the lottery except it’s better than that.”
– BRENDA WOOD
11 Alive News(Dec.2009)
“After we completed our investigation we looked around for a suitable location to test your gold that could offer convenient access and security and we found that BestGoldRates in Marietta has both. We’d like to thank BestGoldRates for offering a premium to our viewers.”
– ROSS MCLAUGHLIN
11 Alive Center for Investigative Action
“Robert Oberth is the ‘Good News Guy’ these days […] I dug out some of my old jewelry to see what it was worth”
– JAYE WATSON
11 Alive News
“Oberth doesn’t only sell gold he buys it too, many of his customers are having gold parties.”
– KAITLYN PRATT
Fox 5 News
“Oberth consults party goers one on one, first sorting the gold by content, weighing each piece then testing it to make sure its the real thing […] he makes an offer to buy it on the spot. Most party goers walk away with $400 or more!!”
– DUFFIE DIXON
11 Alive News
“Some party goers walk away with more than $1000, pretty good deal.”
– TOM HAYNES
Fox 5 News
“Don’t worry if your jewelry is damaged or out of style, your selling it for the gold content and not the style factor”
– VALERIE HOFF
11 Alive Ways to Save(May 2008)
“Call it a gold rush”
– AMANDA DAVIS
Fox 5