The Ubiquitous TV Commercial

The commercial for seems to be all over TV these days. Cash 4 Gold is a service that allows people to mail in their scrap gold jewelry—rings, necklaces, earrings, etc—and get paid for it. Here’s the ad:

Some comments:

Cash4Gold made a bold decision to use a transsexual to give a testimonial. I think that guy is going to star in the remake of Tootsie.

Every time I see that brunette woman who says, “I sent in my diamond wedding band from my first marriage and got money the very next day” I get a strong hunch that her first husband was Vince from ShamWow.


  • 22 Responses to “The Ubiquitous TV Commercial”

  • I have a feeling that if Hazel has to keep chopping up that horrible stinkin’ garlic for any longer, she’ll be a client of Cash for Gold.

    Comment by Visaman on July 8, 2008 at 1:12 am

  • If you look at the transexual and the host they are either the same person or it’s his mom!

    Comment by robert on July 9, 2008 at 7:00 pm

  • OMG, I think you’re right!

    Comment by Paul Lucas on July 10, 2008 at 8:33 am

  • I love that you picked up on the tranny and the gold-digger and i love that this website exists.

    Comment by Lou on July 30, 2008 at 9:51 pm

  • How does one know that the person in red is transsexual? Does the infomercial mention it? Just a thought!

    Comment by znkp on August 14, 2008 at 3:06 pm

  • Uhhh…it was a joke.

    Comment by Paul Lucas on August 14, 2008 at 3:34 pm

  • I always wondered . . . surely there must be a better way to get cash for scrap gold than MAILING IT SOMEWHERE. One wonders how many of these shipments are “lost” in the mail.

    Comment by diemwing on August 20, 2008 at 2:11 am

  • Someone please help these people who would honestly just pack up their valuables and send them to someone they do not know, relying on their honesty and integrity for payment. I mean REALLY! The infomercial should say “hey victims..form a single line on the left side of the room, someone will be along shortly to rip you off and send you on your way”

    Comment by AMBER on August 26, 2008 at 5:04 am

  • This all seems to me like some kid from middle school conjuring up a good scam to take your lunch money doesn’t it? only a fool would send their gold in the MAIL!

    Comment by Matt on August 30, 2008 at 10:27 pm

  • Haha, this is BRILLIANT! Thanks for making my day!

    Comment by James on September 23, 2008 at 7:57 pm

  • If you have a “drawer full of old jewelry” why would you be so concerned about quick cash? Seems to me the only people that have drawers filled with jewelry have to be pretty rich.

    Comment by Al Frank on October 26, 2008 at 4:08 pm

  • ROFL

    and I thought I was the only who watched this commercial like some people look at car accidents. It’s so cjeesey that I just can’t look away, LOL

    Thanks for the thread, brilliant and made my day

    Comment by Chris on November 2, 2008 at 10:09 pm

  • I’m seriously in love with the gold digger. I turn the sound up just to hear her dulcet tones about her first marriage.

    Comment by Dude on November 16, 2008 at 8:19 am

  • I never thought of the tranny angle. I just figured it was a Jewish family-owned company that used relatives to make a commercial. It’s obvious the ‘tranny’ in red is the man’s mother. I figured she lives in Florida due to the lovely lawn area behind her. The only person who doesn’t fit as a relative is the blonde woman who starts the commercial.

    Comment by Rusty on November 30, 2008 at 6:40 pm

  • i would like to anal jam every one of them

    Comment by peter yankin on December 26, 2008 at 7:57 am

  • Does anyone else think maybe the host-guy is Joey Grecco from “Cheaters?”

    Comment by easy mark on December 31, 2008 at 10:51 pm

  • One of the things me and my dad do when we see these commercials is to give them the MST3K and make off the wall comment about them.

    Comment by Anthony on January 16, 2009 at 1:07 pm

  • Are you kidding me, how could any one in their right mind send in any gold or any valuable to this company who now has an incredible ammount of complaints all over the internet and on every consumer fraud alert page, these people are running an incredible scam to cheat and defraud people of their items they send in. Shop around to get the best price for your gold, sending it in through the mail is not the answer, look in your phone book for a reputible dealer near you.

    Comment by bob narr on February 2, 2009 at 5:30 pm

  • I have seen this commercial probably hundreds of times and I could never figure out why it always left me feeling creeped out. I get it now – that’s no old woman, that IS an elderly tranny! thank you, ridiculous infomercial review! now if i could only figure out who s/he reminds me of… I don’t think it’s that announcer guy’s mom, i’m pretty sure it’s his dad or uncle.

    Comment by Manfred on February 27, 2009 at 2:32 pm

  • Their commercials are weird. I cant believe people would send their gold to a complete stranger, and expect to get $$$ back. If it was me I would send $20 back and then take the gold to a pawn shop.

    Comment by Andy Fergason on September 16, 2009 at 7:32 am

  • I am so glad that other people thought that the “tranny” was the guy’s mom. LOL@ them being Jewish and she lives in Florida–dead on!
    I think the gold-digging wife is either his ex wife or his sister.
    Why doesn’t this commercial come on anymore? Did his mom pass away *frown*

    Comment by Nik on March 5, 2012 at 6:50 pm

  • I’m thinking that the first lady in the clip is his current wife and that they have 2 teenage children together.

    Comment by Nik on March 5, 2012 at 6:55 pm