Clip Of Ben Popken On NPR Talking About Mail-In Gold

If you didn’t catch Consumerist on NPR last Friday, here’s the clip of me on All Things Considered chatting about mail-in gold buyers:

Did you know that if you melted all the gold that’s been mined in the world you would just barely fill up two Olympic swimming pools? Maybe the rarity is part of why it drives people to do crazy things, like mail off your jewelry in a plastic bag to a stranger half a country away and trust that you’ll get a good deal.

Since people historically flock to buy gold in times of economic uncertainty, I think this is a story we’ll keep hearing about for some time to come.

Solid Gold: Demand Leads To Record Prices [NPR]