BBB Advice: Be Careful When Selling your Gold……….and we could not agree more!

Contrary to what you might think we found a number of quite reputable on line dealers who buy your precious jewelry via post or courier.

Believe it or not it is not that difficult to work out who are the reputable ones and who are not just follow our tips below.

If you have had some bad experiences selling your gold to unscrupulous dealers please use our contact us page and we will display a selection of these on our site for the benefit of all and you can help us to name and shame them.

If you want to see some real easy to understand comparisons of operators then review our secret shopper ratings on our Comparison page.

So we invite you to...

  1. Follow our tips below on How to sell your gold AND share this with your friends.
  2. Go to our contacts page and name and shame anyone who you have had a bad experience with or Praise people who have been good. WE WILL PUBLISH ON THIS SITE A SELECTION OF THESE OVER TIME
  3. Take a look at our homepage to rate a selection of the operators

Here are the tips based upon our years of experience in what to look for when choosing who to sell your jewelry to

Do

  • DO locate a reputable company. If they are accredited with the Better Business Bureau that is a good indicator
  • DO Make sure they contact you with their offer and not just send you a check
  • DO Make sure they tell you the Karat make up for your material if you ask
  • DO Make sure they do not charge you for insurance or shipping costs
  • DO Deal with a company that has been around for many years
  • DO Deal with a main line refiner not a middleman
  • DO Make sure they insure your materials and do not charge you for it
  • DO Understand the provider has to cover their costs so you will realistically expect get a percentage of market fix price. Don’t believe them if they tell you otherwise
  • DO Weigh your material carefully before you send it
  • DO Remove any precious diamonds before you send in
  • DO Take a picture of the items you are sending, including any identifying marks.
  • DO Expect to give your personal details like a drivers licensce number to prove who you are and help fight money laundering.
  • DO Ask about the company’s guarantee policy in the event you are not satisfied with the amount you receive you can get your items back,
  • DO expect to give your drivers license details as any reputable company needs to ask you for this for anti-money laundering purposes

Do Not

  • DO NOT Mix up your jewelry. Make sure you know what you are sending
  • DO NOT Believe an online price calculator- this is a guide only and more frequently not what you get paid
  • DO NOT Believe an over the phone offer. Companies will often entice you with a value which is much more than they will actually pay when they receive your materials
  • DO NOT Send to companies who extensively advertise on TV and in newspapers. Remember it is your dollars they pay for the advertising with
  • DO NOT Let them charge you for your insurance
  • DO NOT Let them charge you for shipping charges
  • DO NOT Pay shipping or insurance on material to be returned to you
  • DO NOT Send to a company that does not look like it has been in business very long
GOLD BUYER
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GOLD PACK
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GOLD PACK
RECEIVED
GOLD PACK
POSTED
OUR GOLD
ITEMS
GOLD BUYERS
CONTACT
GOLD BUYER
INITIAL OFFER
TEST PACK
RETURNED
COMMENTS


www.NationalGoldBuying.com
05/08/2015 5/14/2015 5/15/2015 10 grams of 14 Karat 5/16/2015 9.93 5/19/2015 National Gold Buying had the best offer of 179.93. Quick, very friendly and Gold was returned in 3 days. Would absolutely consider using them.


www.ExpressGoldCash.com
05/08/2015 5/19/2015 5/20/2015 10 grams of 14 Karat 5/22/2015 2.22 6/1/2015 Expressgoldcash offered 132.22, however were not very professional. Sent me a check without my acceptance and gave a time limit on when I could send it back.


www.GoldFellow.com
05/08/2015 5/16/2015 5/18/2015 10 grams of 14 Karat 5/20/2015 9.01 5/29/2015 Goldfellow gave a OK offer of 129.01 and took 9 days to return gold.


www.GoldCashOut.com
05/08/2015 5/16/2015 5/18/2015 10 grams of 14K 5/19/2015 1.50 5/25/2015 Gold Cash Out gave an OK offer of 121.50, but sent the check with out my acceptance first. Check wasn't very professional looking and my Gold was returned in 6 days.


www.EmpireGoldBuyers.com
05/08/2015 5/15/2015 5/16/2015 10 grams of 14K 5/18/2015 5.00 5/22/2015 Empire had a pretty low offer of 115. When I declined the offer they informed that I would have to pay for insurance or be responsible for returned items if lost. Took 4 days to return items.


www.Cash4gold.com
05/08/2015 5/19/2015 5/20/2015 10 grams of 14 Karat 5/22/2015 .58 5/27/2015 Cash4gold had the 2nd lowest offer of 88.58 and took 5 days to return items.


www.CashforGoldUSA.com
05/08/2015 5/18/2015 5/18/2015 10 grams of 14K 5/20/2015 .43 6/10/2015 Cashforgoldusa gave me a extreemly low offer of 51.43 and wanted for insurance to return items. Took 21 days to return items.



Past Results (April 2014)...
GOLD BUYER
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OUR GOLD
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COMMENTS


www.NationalGoldBuying.com
04/21/2014 4/23/2014 4/24/2014 10.5 grams of 14 Karat 4/25/2014 8.93 4/28/2014 National Gold Buying had the best offer of 188.93.Quick and very friendly would absolutely use them again. Gold was returned in 3 days.


www.ExpressGoldCash.com
04/21/2014 4/24/2014 4/25/2014 10.5 grams of 14 Karat 4/28/2014 4.57 5/8/2014 Expressgoldcash offered 124.57. Was not very professional, I had to pay for postage to return a check I had not even accepted. Took 11 days to return.


www.GoldFellow.com
04/21/2014 4/25/2014 4/25/2014 10.5 grams of 14 Karat 4/28/2014 1.42 5/2/2014 Goldfellow gave an ok offer of 121.42. Took 4 days to return gold.


www.GoldCashOut.com
04/21/2014 4/28/2014 4/29/2014 10.5 grams of 14K 5/1/2014 8.58 5/13/2014 Gold Cash Out gave an alright offer, but sent the check without my acceptance first. Check was also not very professional. Gold returned in 12 days.


www.EmpireGoldBuyers.com
04/21/2014 4/25/2014 4/28/2014 10.5 grams of 14K 4/30/2014 .16 5/14/2014 Empire had a pretty low offer of 98.16. They also wanted to know what I was sending so they knew what to insure it for. Took 14 days to return.


www.Cash4gold.com
04/21/2014 4/29/2014 4/30/2014 10.5 grams of 14 Karat 5/2/2014 .18 5/9/2014 Cash4gold had a very low offer of 96.18 and took 7 days to return items.


www.CashforGoldUSA.com
04/21/2014 4/28/2014 4/29/2014 10.5 grams of 14K 5/2/2014 .87 5/15/2014 Cashforgoldusa gave me a very poor offer of 87.87 and took 13 days to return items.



Past Results (September 2013)...
GOLD BUYER
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GOLD PACK
REQUESTED
GOLD PACK
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GOLD PACK
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OUR GOLD
ITEMS
GOLD BUYERS
CONTACT
GOLD BUYER
INITIAL OFFER
TEST PACK
RETURNED
COMMENTS


www.NationalGoldBuying.com
09/30/2013 10/2/2013 10/3/2013 10.5 grams of 14 Karat 10/4/2013 2.75 10/7/2013 National Gold Buying gave the top offer of 2.75 the next day. Gold was returned within 3 days.


www.ExpressGoldCash.com
09/30/2013 10/3/2013 10/4/2013 10.5 grams of 14 Karat 10/7/2013 7.09 10/17/2013 ExpressGoldCash offered 127.09. I had to pay for postage to return check and I hadn't even accepted offer. Took 11 days to get back.


www.GoldFellow.com
09/30/2013 10/4/2013 10/5/2013 10.5 grams of 14 Karat 10/7/2003 3.88 10/11/2013 Goldfellow gave an ok offer of 123.88 and took 4 days to return gold.


www.GoldCashOut.com
09/30/2013 10/7/2013 10/8/2013 10.5 grams of 14K 10/10/2013 0.78 10/22/2013 Goldcashout gave an OK offer, but sent the check with out my acceptance, check was hand written, and returned my gold in 12 days.


www.EmpireGoldBuyers.com
09/30/2013 10/5/2013 10/7/2013 10.5 grams of 14K 10/9/2013 0.15 10/23/2013 Empire gave a low offer of 100.15, also called and asked what I was sending so they knew what to insure it for. Took 14 days to return items.


www.Cash4gold.com
09/30/2013 10/8/2013 10/9/2013 10.5 grams of 14 Karat 10/11/2013 .12 10/19/2013 Cash4gold gave a low offer and took 8 days to get gold back.


www.CashforGoldUSA.com
09/30/2013 10/7/2013 10/8/2013 10.5 grams of 14K 10/11/2013 .65 10/24/2013 Cashforgoldusa gave me a very low offer of 89.65. Took 13 days to get items back.



Past Results (March 2013)...
GOLD BUYER
WEBSITE
GOLD PACK
REQUESTED
GOLD PACK
RECEIVED
GOLD PACK
POSTED
OUR GOLD
ITEMS
GOLD BUYERS
CONTACT
GOLD BUYER
INITIAL OFFER
TEST PACK
RETURNED
COMMENTS


www.NationalGoldBuying.com
03/01/2013 3/3/2013 3/3/2013 10.5 grams of 14 Karat 3/4/2013 0.05 3/6/2013 National Gold Buying gave the top offer of 0.05 the next day. Gold was returned within 2 days.


www.Just Sell Gold
03/01/2013 3/3/2013 3/16/2013 10.5 grams of 14 Karat 3/24/2013 1.53 4/6/2013 Just sell gold gave a O.K offer in 8 days and I had to contact them several times to get my items back which took 18 days


www.ExpressGoldCash.com
03/01/2013 3/5/2013 3/11/2013 10.5 grams of 14 Karat 3/12/2013 9.00 3/21/2013 Expressgoldcash.com gave an ok offer of 8.00 and took 9 days to get items back to me.


www.GoldFellow.com
03/01/2013 3/1/2013 3/1/2013 10.5 grams of 14 Karat 3/5/2003 7.28 3/8/2013 Gold fellow I was able to download and print out my own mailing label, so I did not have to wait for their pack. They gave me a low offer, it took 3 days to get items back.


www.Cash4gold.com
03/01/2013 3/6/2013 3/14/2013 10.5 grams of 14 Karat 3/17/2013 5.44 4/3/2013 Cash4gold gave a low offer, and just mailed the check to me with out letting me know my offer first. Took 16 days to get items back.


www.Cash For Gold
03/01/2013 3/6/2013 3/9/2013 10.5 grams of 14 Karat 3/28/2013 5.52 4/6/2013 Cashfordgold.com sent me a pack that could have easily been mistaken for junk mail. Gave a low offer of 5.52, and took 8 days to get items back.



Past Results (September 2012)...
GOLD BUYER
WEBSITE
GOLD PACK
REQUESTED
GOLD PACK
RECEIVED
GOLD PACK
POSTED
OUR GOLD
ITEMS
GOLD BUYERS
CONTACT
GOLD BUYER
INITIAL OFFER
TEST PACK
RETURNED
COMMENTS


www.NationalGoldBuying.com
09/06/2012 9/08/2012 9/09/2012 10.5 grams of 14kt. 9/10/2012 3.00 9/12/2012 National Gold Buying gave the top offer of 3.00 the next day. Gold was returned within 2 days.


www.ExpressGoldCash.com
09/06/2012 9/08/2012 9/12/2012 10.5 grams of 14kt. 9/14/2012 0.57 9/29/2012 Express Gold Cash offered 0.57. Took 15 days to get my gold back and I had to pay for postage to return check even though I had not accepted their offer.


www.GoldFellow.com
09/06/2012 9/12/2012 9/13/2012 10.5 grams of 14kt. 9/17/2012 5.16 9/19/2012 GoldFellow offered 5.16. It took 2 days to return gold.


www.GoldCashOut.com
09/06/2012 9/14/2012 9/17/2012 10.5 grams of 14kt. 9/19/2012 6.26 9/29/2012 GoldCashOut provided a quote of 6.26, they sent out a check with out me accepting that was very poorly hand writen and took 10 days to return gold.


www.EmpireGoldBuyers.com
09/06/2012 9/14/2012 9/17/2012 10.5 grams of 14kt. 9/20/2012 7.22 10/2/2012 Empire Gold Buyers offered 7.22. Wanted to charge me insurance for materials being sent back to us. Took 12 days to return materials.


www.Cash4gold.com
09/06/2012 9/14/2012 9/17/2012 10.5 grams of 14kt. 9/18/2012 .96 10/5/2012 Cash4Gold made an offer of .96. Refused that and got a second offer of .35. Took 17 days to return our gold.


www.CashforGoldUSA.com
09/06/2012 9/10/2012 9/10/2012 10.5 grams of 14kt. 9/18/2012 .02 10/2/2012 CashForGoldUSA offered .02, an extemely low offer. Packaging was very poor. Pack in which items were returned to them was very thin and easy to tell what is in it. Took 14 days to return.



Past Results (January 2012)...
GOLD BUYER
WEBSITE
GOLD PACK
REQUESTED
GOLD PACK
RECEIVED
GOLD PACK
POSTED
OUR GOLD
ITEMS
GOLD BUYERS
CONTACT
GOLD BUYER
INITIAL OFFER
TEST PACK
RETURNED
COMMENTS


www.NationalGoldBuying.com
01/27/2012 1/28/2012 1/29/2012 10.5 grams of 14kt. 1/30/2012 7.50 2/1/2012 National Gold Buying gave me the top offer of 7.50 the next day. Gold was returned within 2 days.


www.EmpireGoldBuyers.com
01/27/2012 2/3/2012 2/6/2012 10.5 grams of 14kt 2/8/2012 6.22 2/9/2012 Empire Gold Buyers provided a quote of 6.22 in 2 days and returned gold in 1 day.


www.ExpressGoldCash.com
01/27/2012 2/1/2012 2/2/2012 10.5 grams of 14kt 2/8/2012 2.12 2/20/2012 Express Gold Cash offered 2.12. Took 12 days to get my gold back.


www.GoldFellow.com
01/27/2012 2/2/2012 2/3/2012 10.5 grams of 14kt. 2/9/2012 7.74 2/15/2012 No human contact. Email instructed me to create and log onto my Gold Fellow account to view offer. I had 24 hours to reject and it took 6 days to return gold.


www.SellYourGold.com
01/27/2012 2/2/2012 2/7/2012 10.5 grams of 14kt 2/14/2012 4.69 2/21/2012 I had 24 hours from receipt of email to accept the 4.69offer, otherwise they will process my gold and send check. Sell Your Gold took 7 days to provided quote and took 7 days to return gold.


www.GoldCashOut.com
01/27/2012 2/1/2012 2/7/2012 10.5 grams of 14kt 2/21/2012 8.00 3/19/2012 Gold Cash Out provided a quote of 8.00 in 14 days and took 28 days to return gold.


www.CashforGoldUSA.com
01/27/2012 1/29/2012 2/2/2012 10.5 grams of 14kt No offer made, check was just mailed out. Received check on 3/5/2012 .31 3/7/2012 Cash for Gold USA does not make verbal offers, they just sent check for .31 in 18 days. It took 14 days to have gold returned.


www.Cash4gold.com
01/27/2012 2/3/2012 2/7/2012 10.5 grams of 14kt 2/14/2012 .96 2/24/2012 Cash4Gold took 7 days to make an offer of .96. Refused that and got a second offer of .35. Took 10 days to return our gold.