Why I created this website
Welcome to my website, MeltValue.com.
I founded it in 2016 to help people to easily calculate melt value.
I understand the relationship between the value of solid gold jewelry and the value of the actual gold metal. Therefore, when I am browsing generic marketplaces, I like to keep one window open with the marketplace and one window open with a melt value calculator. I do this so I can quickly calculate melt value for products I am interested in on the marketplace. My light bulb moment came when I thought "Wouldn't it be cool if a marketplace could show me the price of a product relative to the melt value all in one window?". Thus, the idea for the Melt Value Marketplace was born.
The idea for the Too-Good-To-Melt-Down marketplace came afterwards to cater for all of the non-solid gold used jewelry.
For both marketplaces, the mission is to encourage people to reuse jewelry. We're doing this by providing efficient and effective distribution channels for used jewelry.
The plan is to rollout the marketplaces in Australia in 2019 and then expand internationally in 2020 and beyond.
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From my own experience of buying and selling used jewelry.
I regard precious metals as the very best form of money.
To understand why, I recommend watching the Hidden Secrets of Money series by Mike Maloney.
I admire authors who teach financial literacy.
In my opinion, the education system does not teach people enough about financial literacy.
I like Mike Maloney's book, Guide To Investing in Gold & Silver: Protect Your Financial Future, and Robert Kiyosaki's book, Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!