So I happened to notice a giant two-page advert in The Boston Globe (owned by The NYT) this morning:
this ploy PRETENDS to be something like ‘The Antiques Roadshow’ but in reality, its a huge PM sweeps operation. (They’re set up at FIVE locations in the metro Boston area this weekend.)
Although there’s no contact names, this roving PM buying op seems to be a front for (or otherwise quietly affiliated with) Midwest Goldbuyers, Inc. (annual revenue of just $54,000 and 1 employee?) Abit more digging, this company is similar to Cash-4-Gold and the gold circuit parties; “founded by identical twins” Jake and Jordan Sadoff and their mom Judy in 2010.
They are, I sh*t you not, famous as Beanie Baby authenticators! “They have prided themselves on not only their extensive knowledge, but also their integrity and honesty in a sometimes not-so-honest market.” LOL Plushies.
o.k. ‘fess up – who here collected Beanie Babies? Yogi collects Trolls – I’ll count that and earn his scorn, too
Sold Beanies… buying Gold. Is there a lesson here??