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KUSI San Diego Gold Buyers Report w/ Carl Blackburn

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Published on Dec 8, 2013

In this informative 2009 report on San Diego gold buyers, KUSI TV News interviews Carl Blackburn, current owner of Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers (http://diamondestate.com/) . At the time of the interview, Blackburn was owner of San Diego Jewelry Buyers, which he sold in July 2013 to establish his new estate jewelry buying firm. At the time of this report, San Diego Jewelry Buyers was the only dedicated jewelry buyer in the San Diego area with an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau--a top rating it maintained the entire time the company was under Carl Blackburn's stewardship.

This special San Diego gold buyers report is titled "Selling your gold? Don't get scammed!" Conducted by Emmy award winning reporter Sasha Foo, this investigative report provides useful information on how and where to sell gold jewelry in San Diego.

Sasha Foo explains that while legitimate gold buyers operate in San Diego, others are not as "straight up." According to the special report, one questionable San Diego gold buyer is the nationally advertised Cash4Gold, who ran a TV ad during the Super Bowl this year. Foo reports that Cash4Gold has received a basement level grade of D- minus from the Better Business Bureau.

To learn more about the complaints lodged against Cash4Gold, Foo interviews Sheryl Bilbry, a BBB staff member in San Diego, who identifies some of the problems which Cash4Gold customers have reported:

"They told me that my gold never got there; they told me that within 10 days I could get my gold back, I can't get them to send it back; they didn't send me as much money as they told me they we're going to send me. So a lot of misleading activity going on with that particular company."

In contrast to Cash4Gold, Carl Blackburn guided SDJB to an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. He is presented by Sasha Foo as one of San Diego's legitimate gold buyers. A jewelry industry veteran of twenty-five years, Blackburn is also a leading buyer of large estate diamonds, antique jewelry, and fine timepieces. He tells San Diego gold sellers that the selling process should simple and straightforward:

"When you are calling on the phone trying to get a per gram price for the day that you are coming in, if the person on the other line doesn't want to give information, that should be a red flag... Don't be bullied. Transactions should be comfortable."

To learn more about Carl Blackburn and how to sell gold jewelry and other luxury assets safely in San Diego and Southern California, please visit his new company Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers at: http://diamondestate.com

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