It goes without saying, a lot of people are strapped for cash these days. And that's leading many to look to alternatives to make extra money and also save some for things they need. I found people in the east selling what they already have for profit.
Many people in the east are looking to their closets and jewelry boxes to find extra money.
Karin Bornstein, owner of the Greenville consignment story Twice is Nice says she's seen more traffic in her store lately due to the economy. People are selling their good s to make extra cash and they're also shopping at the store to get the things they need for cheaper.
Down the road at Bailey's Fine Jewelry, manager Crystal Corbett says she's seen an increase of people selling their gold for cash.
Corbett said, "The people per day varies. Sometimes we have 2 people, sometimes we have 10 or 15 a day it just goes in cycles of people that are just needing to put cash in their pocket.
The amount gold buyers there say they've seen in a return ranges from 10 dollars to a couple thousand.
Jewelers say if you are going to sell your gold, make sure you get the highest percentage you can for the it.
They say sometimes places like pawn shops don't give as much as regular jewelers.
But some good things you can sell at pawn shops include music instruments, TVs, old college textbooks, and spare computer components like monitors.