Gold as an investment
Kenny Birdsall worked as a gold buyer at Springfield, Ill.-based THR & Associates, writing checks to people who sold their jewelry at their shows. He says he quit when he discovered the bank had closed the THR account.
Michael Meyers opened two yellow envelopes Tuesday and poured out a tangle of necklaces, rings and bracelets. It was $3,000 to $4,000 of gold he bought, from just two sellers.