Rob Cockerham investigates those companies that pay cash for gold

Rob Cockerham seems to have a lot of spare time, which is great for the rest of us, because he investigates all those things we simply don't have the time for, and then posts the results on his Web site ("The sixth-best website in the world").

Today's highlight is a pair of investigations he performed some time ago which seem to show two sides of one industry.

That Web site is a sinkhole of time-wastage. If you're not careful, you'll find yourself clicking around from story to story, like the How much is inside? adventures, in which he investigates things like how many threads per inch are there in 360-thread count pillowcases? Or his gallery of costumes (for Hallowe'en or other events), including my favorite: Paparazzi.

Comments (9)
  1. Some Guy in Canada says:

    The punchline in the Cash4Gold article is in the follow-up article:

    Thank you for reminding me about this site, Raymond. It’s been months since I last gave it a look.

  2. ton says:

    Pure scam…just pure scam. I just don’t understand why the FTC doesn’t regulate and come down harder on these con artists that run businesses like Cash4Gold.

  3. KapilK says:

    Reminded me of a similar interesting site:

    This guy has done some crazy things, like scamming ebay scammers, pretending to be michael jackson, pranking the RIAA etc ! This one is pretty famous:

  4. Joey says: is a similar German site. A few people investigating things no-one thinks about (or has time to) :)

  5. KJK::Hyperion says:

    Cockerham also dissected the Herbalife/Work From Home pyramid scheme

  6. Duke of New York says:

    You laugh now, but what about when the y2k bug hits and oil production drops and the continents are flooded and the Great Tribulation begins? Then these gold-buyers will be the ones saying "Who run Bartertown?"

  7. Cheong says:

    I should have paid more attention to your warning, as I found the posts there very entertaining and hardly managed to stop myself reading them. :)

    I found the post about "Using a torn credit card application form to apply for a card" [] very surprising.

    I guess I should simply burn the form next time… :P

  8. RobO says:

    @Duke of New York

    A truckload of Campbell’s® Chicken Noodle Soup will be worth more than a wharehouse full of gold in post-apocalyptic times.

    Personally, I like the story he did a few years ago when gas spiked in which he compared the cost of various items on a per gallon basis.

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