This is the best jewelry store for both purchases and repairs that I have found in the Bloomington/Normal area. I haven't been to all of the stores in the area, but I have been to a lot and I have consistently found that Wm Marken has the best prices, the best quality of je...morewelry, and excellent services. I have made both purchases of new jewelry and had repairs done at Wm Marken. The pricing and turnaround time for jewelry repairs is very good. I have had repairs that were quote for a week turnaround to have them call me the next day to tell me my jewelry was ready for pickup. In regards to purchases, the two biggest factors are the quality/price and service. Both are outstanding. Their prices are inline with other prices I have found in the Bloomington/Normal area, but their quality is far above the other stores I have visited. And the service I receive when shopping for jewelry is excellent. The sales staff is very knowledgeable of their products. They ask me the right questions and answer my questions truthfully as I shop for the right piece of jewelry. In all of the times I have shopped there never have they tried to rush me to purchase or tried to push an up-sale on me to make more money. They have taken the time to make sure that I purchase exactly what I want to purchase. I would highly recommend this store to anyone and will continue to use them as my preferred jewelry store.view less
This shop has one of the most professional staffs I have ever seen, who pays the highest in the Bloomington area for gold, silver, platinum and coin collections. When you visit the professional staff at McLean County Exchange you will see a very professional atmosphere. So b...moreefore you sell your gold, silver, platinum or coin collections or your family treasures, make sure you stop at McLean County Exchange first to get the most money for your items. This is a great shop they have one of most extensive jewelry inventories of anywhere in the Twin Cities, and are never afraid to dicker on price. And they buy old gold & scrap gold and silver as well. Parking is nice and the store is very clean, their hours are Monday thru Friday from 9.00am to 5.30pm and on Saturday they are open from 9.00am to 5:00pm, if you are looking to buy or sell used jewelry, this is the place. I love stopping in at Mclean County Exchange. It's more than just a pawn shop. I buy all of my used DVD's for them in the sale bin there only $2.00 each here. They are so cheap. I can get a ton for a little money. They also have Gold and Silver coins and collectables, games, jewelry, electronics and so much more. Always great products and good merchandise too. view less
Pleasant and fair to work with.