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Posted: 6/28/2013 4:35:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/28/2013 4:37:55 AM EST by ARmike15]
Where are some good places to purchase gold and silver?
Link Posted: 6/28/2013 5:43:10 AM EST
Local. Save onshippingand my coin guy charges low primemums. Also since I am a good customer he sells Pms to me to a really good price.
Link Posted: 6/28/2013 5:44:03 PM EST
APMEX

sometimes I buy 90% at coin and gun shows
Link Posted: 6/28/2013 6:45:18 PM EST
Apmex, apmex on ebay, provident metals, Gainesville coins - all reputable online dealers.
Link Posted: 6/29/2013 4:58:06 PM EST
If a small amount like 2-3 coins on a payday, Use a local coin shop.
Shipping cost is not worth it on small amount unless it is free.

If You are buying 20 or more and tax would = shipping then online.


Originally Posted By Stephen7942:
Apmex, apmex on ebay, provident metals, Gainesville coins - all reputable online dealers.


These and also JM Bullion and Silvertowne
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 3:16:42 AM EST
They are starting to collect sales tax for online purchases now, at least many online merchants are.
Also, in TX, if you buy $1000 or more the sales tax is waved.
Link Posted: 6/30/2013 3:40:25 AM EST
I like Provident. I pay by check and transactions typically take 15-20 days due to mailing and them holding my check for 6 buisness days. So far I've used them for about 8 purchases. I find their premiums to be a little high, but their cheap(er) shipping make up for it. For me I think they're the best on-line dealer when purchasing between $300-800.

I like APMEX, but they are in my home state and I would have to pay sales tax.
Link Posted: 8/2/2013 12:25:00 AM EST
Local coin guy I'm friends with. Charged me $2.25 premium over price. Bought 18 10oz bars, I remember half of them sre AMark and I forget the other half. He gets his stuff from a local office that orders from their Chattanooga TN main office.
Link Posted: 8/2/2013 11:49:15 AM EST
I also like Provident.
Link Posted: 8/2/2013 12:11:23 PM EST
I like SilverTowne. A lot of their stuff ships free and they accept Paypal. It's as easy as ordering a toaster from Amazon and a few days later I get silver on my door step. With the free shipping there's no penalty for ordering as little as 1oz per order.
Link Posted: 8/5/2013 11:27:31 PM EST
provident has been great, and I've done alot of business with them. Fast shipping, and very good prices.

IMHO Apmex is too over-priced 90% of the time. Their sales on eBay or sales on the website can be sometimes decent. Usually when they email me about a sale though the price of silver drops within 24 hrs.

Silvertowne is nice if you just want one thing, and if it's on sale.

Goldmart has actually been really good, but they take forever to ship when you pay via check. I've forgotten about at least one order from them, and then was surprised when I had a heavy package in the mailbox.
Link Posted: 8/9/2013 3:35:03 AM EST
from my dentist
Link Posted: 8/19/2013 7:09:36 AM EST
I have an account at bulliondirect but I haven't purchased anything there yet.
Link Posted: 8/19/2013 10:16:20 AM EST
Silvertowne here lately. Used to buy from APMEX.
Link Posted: 8/20/2013 8:34:47 AM EST
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Silvertowne here lately. Used to buy from APMEX.
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I2nd. Silvertowne, great prices!!
Link Posted: 8/20/2013 8:37:37 AM EST
Tulving
Link Posted: 8/20/2013 8:47:48 PM EST
been going thru provident metals lately - excellent service, competitive pricing and very fast shipping.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:11:34 AM EST
Was just getting ready to post the same question on where to buy. Glad I looked through all the pages
Link Posted: 11/3/2013 11:28:39 AM EST
Is there any convienent and fast method to unloading massive quantities of silver when the right time comes?

I am wanting to purchase about $35k worth of uncirculated silver, but I am afraid that I will have a nightmare on my hands when silver goes up and I want to get out.
Link Posted: 11/3/2013 2:11:51 PM EST
Goldshark.com

They compare the prices and reliability of the various dealers.
Link Posted: 12/9/2013 3:13:59 PM EST
how long does silvertowne take to ship?

I ordered on the 2nd and I haven't heard shit and nothing online gives tracking #s or says that anything has shipped...
Link Posted: 12/9/2013 4:10:03 PM EST
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how long does silvertowne take to ship?

I ordered on the 2nd and I haven't heard shit and nothing online gives tracking #s or says that anything has shipped...
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Usually after ordering there are a few days of nothing, then you get an email with your invoice attached, that's usually a good sign it has shipped and I get my silver a few days later.

My last purchase was from Ebay - apmex has a lot of good bullion listed as a straight buy-it-now price with free shipping
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 8:38:46 AM EST
I'm a rookie but I used APMEX twice with good results.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 6:28:47 PM EST
Get your pan and hit the creek...;) Always check more than one dealer before buying.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 9:50:03 PM EST
I usually pull up all the popular web sites and an excel sheet and compare prices on what items I want. It will surprise you how different one from the other is. Also Apmex has 12 days of Christmas going on right now and Provident has free shipping with purchase of any qualifying item in their free shipping tab..
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 9:59:04 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Eastwood123:
They are starting to collect sales tax for online purchases now, at least many online merchants are.
Also, in TX, if you buy $1000 or more the sales tax is waved.
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Originally Posted By Eastwood123:
They are starting to collect sales tax for online purchases now, at least many online merchants are.
Also, in TX, if you buy $1000 or more the sales tax is waved.

As of October 1, the sales tax levied on purchases of gold, silver and platinum bullion and numismatic coins in Texas is now eliminated. It is the first time that a state has expanded an existing sales tax exemption for gold and silver.

Previously, Texans were paying 6.25% on all precious metals purchases under $1,000, a tax that was considered especially burdensome to small investors. Gov. Rick Perry signed H.B. 78 into law on June 14.


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Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:02:00 PM EST
apmex
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 12:33:32 AM EST
Provident and Apmex, both are great!

Provident is cheaper 99% of the time but Apmex has more items in stock.

Like someone else mention, if you buy one of Providents listed items you get free shipping (year round). Apmex, has higher shipping cost: $9.95 - $50 - $499, $14.95 - $500 - $4999. over $5000 is free shipping. As a bonus, on Apmex if you spend over $5000 in a one year period you become a "Gold Member", this allows for $9.95 flat shipping up to $5000.

Also, I use credit cards so the turn around time is fast. Provident (usually) is under a week from order to arrival, sometimes 10 days if you buy on a big dip. Apmex is often 5-7 days.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 9:26:24 AM EST
For small purchases you really can't beat ebay. There are lots of vendors that offer free shipping and prices that are cheaper to begin with than places like Apmex.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 2:14:33 PM EST
I'm not being paranoid but I would highly recommend only buying locally with CASH. Any other transaction can ultimately be tracked. The government has done forced sales of precious metals before and there are some laws/plans in the works to seize them again.

Before you think that this is any sort of Tin hat paranoia just read up on it. Either way, wouldn't you rather have the security of knowing that your assets are not easily traceable?

Just a suggestion. Also for those who are buying on ebay just be careful and buy from reputable dealers. There are more and more fakes out there now than ever before.
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