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Sandy Gold Swap recycles precious metals into money


A business new to Sandy has opened with Stacy and Katy at the helm, although they say their husbands gave them the idea and motivated them to open the business.

Stacy Sullivan of Scappoose and Katy Wilson of Boring are calling the business Sandy Gold Swap.

They’ll buy most precious metals for resale for recycling, such as broken, unwanted or outdated jewelry, sterling silver flatware and coins older than 1964.

Among the precious metals are gold, silver, platinum and palladium — just about any non-ferrous metal (without iron content).

The two mothers of young children are obviously friends and share in caring for their children during the hours the business is open. Their friendship began because their husbands work together at the same business.

But in the gold swap store, the women are all business. They will give a free estimate on anything brought to the store. Call first to determine if the item qualifies for an estimate and possible sale, but no estimates are given on the phone.

“We’ll pay top dollar for your valuables,” Sullivan said.

After an estimate is accepted, Wilson said, a check can be written for the sale.

“We try to give people a fair price for their items,” Wilson said.

Sullivan said the gold swap business must follow all of the city’s rules that apply to pawnshops, including the latest rule additions approved at last month’s council meeting — which Sullivan says were written because of the establishment of this type of business in Sandy.

Sandy Gold Swap is at 39090 Pioneer Blvd., just west of Highway 211.

Sullivan and Wilson keep the store open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, but from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Saturday, their husbands man the business.

For more information, call 503-826-1500.