Gods, no, I am in the selling position. This is not the time to buy!
I have been calling around to the many places that buy sterling for scrap. Right now it's between $16-$19.50 an ounce for the buyers, and straight scrap for silver sterling is close to 30 (that is what THEY can get, not joe folks off the street).
my mom knows a place in san diego that will give sellers $25 an ounce sterling but i'd have to mail my scrap to her, and insure it...and by that time I might just sell at the $19.50 an ounce place here!