It has sort of caught on that buying silver or gold on ebay can prove profitable... People sell whole lots of these precious metals, and at the moment it may be worth or close to the value in the market, but usually in a few months or years the value shoots way up, precious metals always go up in value. When I was a kid, I would ask for silver chain to be cool at school (I know it rhymes) So for my birthday and Christmas I would ask for silver chain, back then they were high quality and really heavy for about 90 dollars you could have a brand new silver chain that had weight to it. I went to walmart a few months ago and I asked to see one of their high priced silver chains and it was absolute junk, it was light as a feather and they treat the chains with chemicals so they don't tarnish. I was so disappointed that jewelery is so "FAKE" nowadays I wasn't sure if it was even silver... So yeah, things have changed so much and silver is going to raise in price with population naturally, and the demand is always going to go up. So what I usually do when looking for silver or gold is I use special keywords, to find auctions. You have to think of anything that people would be describing silver or gold, and then enter in the search field, and pay attention to what the person is listing. Doing research about jewelry people are not sure about can turn up to be good in your favor. Stay away from anything that says mexico, or L.A (los angles) people try to sale jewelry that they think is real but it not, after a acid test is conducted. Always do research, there is gold bracelets that are made in india that are only gold on the outside. When buying go through somebody with good feedback and people within the united states. Buying bullion is the biggest mistake you can make when purchasing precious metals because that is all it worth is bullion, buying jewelry has to values and people sale the jewelry at scrap prices a lot of the time, or for resale. Keep your eyes open because you can make money on precious metals, I purchased about 100 dollars worth of precious metals on ebay and turned around and sold it at a pawn shop for 140 dollars, at 40 percent of scrap value, I had to do it because I was moving, but yeah I am sure you get my point, if I looked around a little bit more I could of made more then that off the metal.