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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-11 01:37 PM
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Selling gold teeth to make ends meet in Greece
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http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/06/30/uk-greece-gold...

(Reuters) - A smartly dressed woman waits as a young man behind a glass screen weighs her gold earrings, bracelets and rings and counts out 1,600 euros (1,446 pounds).

"I'll see you again soon," she says, slipping the bills into her purse. Behind her, a grey-haired man shuffles towards the counter. "Do you buy gold teeth?" he asks.

In the Greek capital, gold is marking a divide between the "haves" and a growing number of "have nots."

Shops like this one have mushroomed in downtown Athens and are doing a brisk business. They offer cash for gold by weight and sell it to foundries.
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