One of the greatest benefits of the Internet is the ease with which it allows one to purchase things. Want to buy a new computer? Order it online, and have it shipped to your door. Purchasing insurance? This can easily be done over the World Wide Web too. Today you are going to learn how to buy physical gold online. Because there are so many different ways you can purchase precious metals over the Internet (and there are many pitfalls you need to be wary of) this guide will be indispensable to you.
Buying Gold Bullion Online
Buying gold coins/sovereigns/bullion over the Internet is perhaps the most popular way to invest in the ‘yellow metal’ online. There are literally thousands of websites out there that offer physical metal for purchase, that you can then have shipped to your address. Because of the nature of the online world, there are a few important points to consider before you buy physical gold online:
- Is the website you are going to purchase from reputable and safe? There are a lot of ‘cads and bounders’ lurking on the Internet. Therefore it pays to be as sure as you possibly can be that you are buying from a reputable source. Purchase from big websites that offer encrypted security for buyers, delivery from a trusted postal service, as well as offering customer support so you can get in contact over the phone or by email before committing to a purchase.
- Avoid shady looking websites, or ones that offer deals which are too good to be true. If you are being offered physical gold below spot price then proceed with caution (unless you are buying from a reputable website, or an official mint website) Remember that if a deal is too good to be true, then it probably is false.
- Purchase from official mint websites. Companies such as the NZ Mint offer competitive pricing, quality products, and safe and reliable service. Most countries have an outstanding mint that offers the same.
Coming in the next couple of days is a follow-up post about buying gold online through ETFs, and other ‘digital gold’ options. This is a completely different kettle of fish to deal with, and therefore deserves its own detailed posting.
In the time being, we suggest you take a look at Golden Bull, which is our in-house gold and silver investment guide. It offers unbeatable information, advice, and analysis for beginner, intermediate, and advanced precious metals investors. You cannot get this information anywhere else in the world, so you need to get your copy of Golden Bull today.