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New Cash4Gold.com Commercial Drops the Gold Digger and the Tranny

For fans of cheesy advertising, the original TV commercial for Cash4Gold.com will be a hallmark of the year 2008. The Cash 4 Gold ad is one of those things that subtly creeps into your consciousness. The first time you see the commercial you probably don’t even notice it. But the more you see it the more you get annoyed by it—especially since the Cash4Gold.com spot is one of the most heavily run TV commercials of the year. For those few who haven’t yet seen it, behold the classic Cash4Gold ad:

I’ve written about the Cash4Gold.com commercial before. The testimonials are the most interesting and annoying parts of this commercial. The obnoxious old lady on the golf course shouts her lines and looks eager to get to the early bird buffet. But after seeing this testimonial a few dozen times, you realize that this person may not be a woman at all but an elderly transsexual. The other notable testimonial comes from the dark-haired lady with a heavy New Jersey accent who gleefully tells us how she sold her diamond wedding band. Any woman who brags about the money she got from her “first marriage” is going to come across as a gold-digging bitch.

Ridiculous Infomercial Review reader Kyle Varnell emailed me about a brand new Cash4Gold commercial. After nearly a year of seeing the classic commercial on the airwaves, I am very sorry to report that that the new ad does not include either the old tranny or the New Jersey gold-digger:

None of the people who appear on this new commercial are anywhere nearly as interesting or annoying as the testimonials in the previous one. It’s the end of an era.

But at least Cash4Gold kept that hokey and repetitive background music.

Comments

  • 12 Responses to “New Cash4Gold.com Commercial Drops the Gold Digger and the Tranny”

  • I have seen a Cash4Gold commercial twice this past week that I never saw before. It is different from either of the two commercials you have included. It includes the New Jersey gold digger who delivers the same line: “I sent in my diamond wedding band from my first marriage…”, only this time she has her hair tied back in a ponytail.

    By the way, I saw one of those TV morning news segments recently that gave advice to consumers. Because of the economic downturn, more people are selling their jewelry for cash. About 3 or 4 companies were contacted for an appraisal of a few articles of jewelry. One of them was Cash4Gold. Does it surprise you that they made the smallest offer?

    Comment by Randy on December 7, 2008 at 7:55 pm

  • Holy crap… first off, I’m so happy to find this blog and know that my passion for informercials isn’t a rare mental illness that’ll land me on HOUSE. Second, I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks that chick is a gold digger. First time I saw the commercial I said to my wife, “Wow, hard to believe she was married before.”

    Comment by Dan on December 10, 2008 at 2:49 pm

  • “Cash money”. THAT’S gonna catch on! 🙂

    Comment by Brillam on December 12, 2008 at 9:00 pm

  • I love the lady in the second commercial that claims she “took the vacation of a lifetime!” from the money she received from her unwanted gold jewelry. That made my night.

    Comment by Tamara on December 14, 2008 at 10:31 pm

  • I like how she sent in her old JURY.

    Comment by Jim on December 18, 2008 at 6:26 pm

  • In response to number 3:

    He says “gas money”. I know, I thought the same thing!

    Comment by Ested on December 19, 2008 at 5:20 pm

  • From the first commercial the first thing I noticed was Miss New Jersery sent in her gold and got cash “the very next day”. Ok, that is the service I expect, that fast. When the postman delivers tomorrow I expect my package has gotten there, they processed my delivery and have the check back to me “the very next day”.

    I’m also ~so sure~ I’ll be getting market value for my gold and no letter saying the weight of it isn’t what I expected. It’s been a while since I’ve seen an ad for Peach Tree Financial but *in these troubled times* the scammers will be working over time and the Lemmings will be making desperate grasps at everything. As for me, the stock market is having a sale and ebay has no end of deals!

    Comment by Kevin on December 21, 2008 at 1:23 pm

  • Are you sure it’s a “Jersey” girl in the Cash4Gold commercial? Because, her accent sounds more like she’s from Long Island.

    Comment by Ray on December 25, 2008 at 9:45 am

  • I say Long Island too there Ray. Then again,Jersey girls, (hoochies) are golddiggers too (about 99.99% of them.) That reminds me of Long Island Lolita,Amy…damn she looks good naked!!! Oops sorry am gettin’ carried away…down boy…DoWn!!!

    Comment by Oinkoinkhonk on January 5, 2009 at 2:42 pm

  • Right on Brillam.Maybe they should bring that Russian,”America,what a country” guy…ring a bell? He did commercials and had a dumb, short-lived tv show,based on his infamous saying.I can just picture him saying…Cash Money,I need Da. Now, how about bringin’ back,Balkie (Bronson Pinchot) from,”Perfect Strangers” ha ha? NOT!!

    Comment by Oinkoinkhonk on January 15, 2009 at 5:01 am

  • The Gold Digger is definitely Long Island and not Jersey. She’s also kind of hot- in a gold digger kind of way.

    Comment by Kid Knuckles on February 2, 2009 at 5:38 am

  • The Gold Digger is back in new versions of this commercial–she’s sitting in a car now, but she says the same exact line as in the original.

    Comment by Canaduck on November 9, 2009 at 10:25 pm

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