Gold sellers selling themselves short

By Jamie Boll - bio l email

Produced by Jeff Keene - email

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Linda Ostrow was looking to quickly raise some cash to help replace her damaged car.  She immediately thought of some valuables around the house.

"It was a mixture of gold and silver," said Ostrow.

She took it to a local jeweler and nearly made a costly mistake.

"He offered me $500 for everything that was on the scale," said Ostrow.

A low-ball offer because mixed in with her gold and silver was a diamond.

See how big it was and how much it was really worth in this Problem Solver Investigation.

Watch now by clicking on the red camera.