We were out of town in Oxford, Mississippi for a wedding, and we had some free time in the morning. I decided to be a thriftourist and check out the Goodwill to hunt for silver.
I’m starting to get an eye for certain metals. I’m pretty sure this is pewter…
Hey, this tray looks promising! Let’s take a look.
Nope. “International silver” just means silver plated, not sterling.
Some of these looked promising, but no. They all said either international silver or silver plate.
I looked all up and down the jewellery cases, but as far as I could see it was all costume jewelry. And I didn’t want to have to take up someone’s time picking out a bunch of things, and then have to stand there while I search for markings with my little magnifying glass.
So while there were a few items that looked promising at first glance, my third store was a bust.
So how much success have I had over the course of this experiment?
Out of three stores I searched for silver in, I found some in two. What’s that saying? Two out of three ain’t bad? Well, I agree!
So how much is what I found worth?
Over the course of this experiment, I’ve spent $8.10. Is the silver I’ve found worth any more than that?
I’m sending the silver away to an online dealer; they have a good BBB rating and they have free shipping, and will mail your items back to you for free if you don’t accept their offer. Let’s see what they say in The Silver Experiment: part 4!