#GivingTuesday – How to Give More!

Give MORE this holiday!

Supporting local and national charities and nonprofit organizations is a mission of Core Scientific and the customers we serve. We appreciate the opportunity to help you donate to worthy causes by guaranteeing the highest, most competitive returns in the refining industry.

We send out, on behalf of our clients, their return to national and local charitable organizations. This #GivingTuesday we ask you to give more – by working with a refinery that ensures you get the highest donation possible.

If you are ready to get a higher return but haven’t selected a charity, here are some websites to check out:

  • American Institute of Philanthropy (www.charitywatch.org) is a nonprofit charity watchdog and information service that provides donors with the information they need to make more informed giving decisions. AIP’s website provides ratings on numerous charities.
  • The BBB Wise Giving Alliance provides financial information and links to the charity’s website. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance (www.give.org) is a 501(c)(3)charitable organization, affiliated with the Council of Better Business Bureaus. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance collects and distributes information on hundreds of nonprofit organizations.
  • Charity Navigator (www.charitynavigator.org) works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of over 5,300 of America’s largest charities.
  • Guidestar (www.guidestar.org) includes a searchable database of over 1.7 million nonprofit organizations. Users can locate specific charities by name, subject, location and other criteria. Guidestar provides financial information and links to the charity’s website. This is a fee-based service.
  • JustGive (www.justgive.org) is a destination for online charitable giving. They have a database of more than 1.8 million charities.

To request a FREE collection container simply fill out the form here: www.core-scientific.com/kit or contact us at 877.308.2388. 

How to get more money for your dental scrap

Let me share a story

As a sales associate, I speak with dozens of people a day but I recently had an interesting chat with a dentist. While we were talking about his dental scrap materials he mentioned that this material isn’t worth anything. I remember smiling over the phone because this was a response I’ve received before. Dental scrap, like gold crowns or PFM crowns, are usually thrown away or given to a cash buyer. It isn’t something at the “TOP of the LIST”. Which I completely understand.
 
Most dentists are unaware that dental scrap is valuable and can bring in extra revenue for the dental office. This can make a real difference in the office. I told the dentist “did you know you could make thousands on this material?”. He’s shocked!
 
He was only making a few couple hundred dollars from the “cash buyer” but he didn’t think he could make more. Sending to a refinery can get you at least 150% more on your dental scrap than a refiner.
 
He said “Yes let’s get started. There’s so much we can do with that money.” Following that conversation, I sent him our complimentary collection container. This container could be set nearby for you to collect the material in. Once it gets to a certain point all you need to do is call us or log into our customer portal to schedule a pickup. FedEx will pick up the container for FREE. Then in 4-5 business days, we will mail out your refund check.
 
Yes, it’s that easy.
 
Do you want to get started? Request a free collection container today

The 1 Thing that affects your dental scrap return

Did you know that using a cash buyer reducing your dental scrap return?

Using “cash for gold” or “cash buying” businesses affect your dental scrap return by at least 150%. Cash buyers and dealers come into dental offices offering a great deal for the dental scrap material. But, this couldn’t be further from the truth. They use un-precise methods to check your materials. This gives dentists an unfavorable return by saying this is the value of the gold based on the weight. This is inaccurate! The only way to get a true value of the gold is through a Fire Assay procedure in a laboratory. There a refiner can extract the most precious metal.
Imagine getting paid $100 for a product worth $1000. Well, that’s exactly what is happening when you use a cash buyer.
Yes, we hear that this material is not a high priority. And that’s why it’s given to a cash buyer – convenience. If you collect this material in one of our FREE collection containers and send it in, it can be convenient too. Use a refinery and get more for your material. You can use this revenue for upgrading equipment, new technology, advertising, or employee benefits/perks – to name a few!

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How to get cash for your Dental Scrap material?

Earn more by doing this 1 thing!

The only way you can truly capitalize on your dental scrap material is to send it into a refinery. Many dealers or cash buyers say they provide the most accurate value of your material but they are WRONG! The only way to get the true value of this material is through a fire assay procedure done in a laboratory. This process extracts the most precious metals from the dental scrap and evaluates its value.

Many dentists are unaware that they are getting 50% to even 150% less for their dental scrap – when they choose a cash buyer. Make the better decision; choose a refinery for your dental scrap material.

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Where is the Jewelry Industry heading?

The Future Looks Bright

The jewelry industry in 2016 saw back-to-back gains as consumer confidence rose. So, how does 2017 and the future look? Well, it’s good news! The overall sentiment is that the industry will continue to expand – but at a moderate pace. NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said in a recent press release “All of the fundamentals are in a good place, giving strength to consumers and lending us to believe that this will be a very positive year.” If this is true, it will be a welcome development for the retail sector that has shown some downturn as “brick and mortar” stores continue to close.

Jewelry sales have grown in 2017 with sales up by 1.2%. This could best be contributed to the recent launch of diamond marketing campaigns that are targeted at Millennials. This campaign focuses on redefining the symbol of diamonds.

We are excited to see that the future is bright for the industry. To request a FREE collection container and get started refining your precious metal scrap, please fill out the form here: www.core-scientific.com/kit 

How Jewelers Are Helping To Stop The Sell of Conflict Diamonds?

In today’s market consumers are sensitive about where their products come from. It doesn’t come as a surprise that jewelry buyers are concerned about possibly buying a conflict diamond, especially as the trade has been rife with controversy. According to this article, “About 65 percent of diamonds are mined in Africa, where warlords and rebels in countries such as Angola, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia and Sierra Leone have used profits to fund bloody wars.”

Consumers have a lot of buying power these days. And jewelers are taking notice of this need to ensure they avoid selling conflict diamonds. Since 2003, jewelers have adhered to the Kimberley Process (KP), the international initiative to increase transparency and oversight in the diamond industry.

One company, Brilliant Earth, advertises and sells ethically produced jewelry that does not “come at a high human or environmental cost,” according to its mission statement.

“Many consumers today are more interested in understanding where their purchases come from and the practices behind them,” Kathryn Edison Money, Brilliant Earth’s vice president of strategy and merchandising, said in an email. “We’ve found this is especially true for a purchase as significant as a diamond ring.”

For more jewelry news, please follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

As JBT members we are excited to help you get the highest return on your precious metal scrap such as fillings, bench sweeps etc. Contact me today at melissa@core-scientific.com to request your FREE collection container or call me at 877-308-2388.

Sources: http://www.washdiplomat.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15410:jewelers-weed-out-conflict-diamonds-so-consumers-can-buy-bling-in-good-conscience&catid=1558&Itemid=428

How the Retail Jeweler is Vital to the Consumer?

It seems the retail industry, and specifically “brick and mortar” stores are at a tipping point. They have come under serious threat from online retailers – like Amazon – that rely on e-commerce to reach consumers.

 

You may think this trend affects retail jewelers – but it is quite the opposite. Fine goods, like jewelry, keep consumers coming into their stores. While the “brick and mortar” stores may be going away for some corporations like Sears and Macy’s they are here to stay for retail jewelry stores.

 

Why are retail jewelers vital to the consumer? According to the FT.com, “The retail jeweler is vital to guide the customer through the labyrinth of certification and grading, and the nuances of quality and price structure.”

 

That is why they note that nothing can replace the personal touch and expertise a consumer gets from a retail jeweler.

 

Far from obsolete, he or she is more relevant than ever in today’s technological world; nothing can replace their experience, fine judgment and expertise. The internet will never be a substitute for the personal touch.

 

However, as the rise in e-commerce and growing acceptance of “buying without touching” becomes the norm, retail jewelers need to innovate. That’s why the National Jeweler magazine states reading Doug Stevens The Retail Revival, important for all retailers. They state that,

 

“The book shows what retail might look like in the future and, quite honestly, it should be required reading for retailers and for any business that depends on retailers to make a living. His basic premise is that retailers will have to make a very clear decision about what they want to be–either entirely and expertly price-driven, with all the attendant challenges of being the low-cost provider, or they must fully and completely embrace the high end of the landscape, with great quality, differentiated products delivered in a very focused way and a great customer experience. “

 

This is an exciting time for the retail jeweler. As JBT members we are excited to help you get the highest return on your precious metal scrap – in order to help you be ahead of the trend. Contact me today via melissa@core-scientific.com to request your FREE collection container or call me at 877-308-2388.

Sources: https://www.ft.com/content/e7de2aa4-4ab9-11e7-919a-1e14ce4af89b?mhq5j=e2

http://www.nationaljeweler.com/independents/retail-profiles/4124-what-will-become-of-retail-jewelry-stores

Guess Who Our Partners Are in the Dental Industry!

Core Scientific is more than just a refinery in the dental industry. We are committed to serving dentists, oral surgeons, and periodontist, through our corporate sponsorships. We partner with associations who work to maintain the standard of excellence in the dental industry.

We are Corporate Sponsors of:

 

AACD: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® is committed to protecting and preserving the validity of the AACD Accreditation and Fellowship examinations while maintaining the standard of excellence the credentials have come to represent. We will assure the rights and privileges of the Accredited members are honored while allowing the opportunity for dentists and laboratory technicians to achieve their full potential in cosmetic dentistry.

AAOMS: The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the professional organization representing more than 9,000 oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the United States, supports its members’ ability to practice their specialty through education, research, and advocacy. AAOMS members comply with rigorous continuing education requirements and submit to periodic office evaluations, assuring the public that office procedures and personnel meet stringent national standards.

NADL:

NADL aggressively advances the dental laboratory technology industry and its members through advocacy, education, standards, and services.

 

AADGP:

AADGP supports and enhances the management of group practice dentistry by providing information and educational activities as well as member support and networking opportunities for peer discussion and learning.

 

 

 

We are proud to sponsor these associations, and we look forward to helping them in their mission to support you.

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Can you sell PFM crowns?

Selling PFM Crowns

YES! You can definitely get paid for porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns. Some dental offices believe they can’t sell PFM’s so they either throw them away or give them to a “cash buyer” for pennies on the dollar.

Sadly, these crowns can be worth a lot of money. A refinery, like Core Scientific, will process these crowns using their advanced, cutting-edge laboratory to extract the most precious metals from the crowns.

We have worked with Dental offices that received a few dollars for these crowns. However once they collected and shipped to Core Scientific they received a refund 100 times more (yes, that’s right….100 X MORE, if not more) than their previous refund.

Send in your PFM crowns to Core Scientific and receive the highest return. Stop getting a few couple dollars for this material, and get A LOT more!

To get started with Core Scientific contact us at 877.308.2388 or via email at Melissa@core-scientific.com and request a FREE collection container.

How to Ship Precious Metals to Core Scientific?

Shipping your materials may sound like a “logistical nightmare”, but with Core Scientific, this process is easy.
 
Our dedicated sales associates provide you with all the materials you need to send in your dental scrap. It will include a guide on collecting, a free return shipping label and a secure container.
 
Once you are ready to send in your dental scrap we will contact you to set up a FedEx pickup to your location. This service is free. If you prefer to request a pickup online you can do so through our customer portal.
 
Once we receive your material you will be contacted with information about the incoming weight. Why is this important? For transparency reasons, it is important that you know what’s received and the amount processed.

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