Nearly everyone in the UK is worse off than they were last year with the cost of living increasing and wages being frozen or cut. House prices still haven’t recovered from the 2008/9 crash and the recession may be officially over but the fallout is still being felt all over the UK by individuals and families.
With this in mind, it is understandable that there is such a temptation to sell gold for cash for that all-important cash for gold deal.
- Gold is one of the only – if not THE only – commodity to have boomed during the recession. So-called “safe haven” investing has pushed the price of gold up to levels that would have been unthinkable during the boom years of the early 2000’s.As a result, several companies have emerged, all promising to give customers the best price for their gold and provide the best service – far better than all the others.Therein lies the issue at hand. How on earth does one choose which gold buyer to use?Hopefully this checklist will help you decide!
- Transparency – Does the gold buyer tell you what happens when you decide to sell your gold? You should be told how they value your gold.
- Efficiency – Is the gold buyer quick and efficient? No one wants to have to wait ages to be paid. The point of selling gold for cash is that you get quick, easy and healthy payments for your old or broken gold. Don’t go with a gold buyer who doesn’t take that into account.
- Accessibility – Can you contact your gold buyer if you have a question or is there just a contact form on their website? If there are no phone numbers…reject!
- Web presence – How often is their site updated, do they have a blog? Do they have reviews on the internet? This should give you a clue as to the status of the gold buyer.
- Price – Some would say this should be first, and it’s certainly one of the most important things to consider, but check that the excellent price offered also comes with the points above. Don’t settle for second best!