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Gold Bullion Buying Guide

Our Gold Bullion Buying Guide, a must for anyone thinking about purchasing investment grade Gold Bullion.

A Guide to Buying Gold Bullion

What Makes Gold a good investment?
With all investments, there are no guarantees. We only sell Bullion and do not speculate on future metal performance potential. We can however refer to historical gold price performance, which over the past five years in particular has seen a significant rise.

Gold traditionally performs well when there is uncertainty in the global economy, much like oil and other supply/demand driven commodities.

Gold is also VAT (Value Added Tax) Free in the UK, meaning at no point when you purchase or sell gold is VAT (Currently at 20% - July 2011) added to the cost of your investment.

What sort of gold should I buy?
All of our Gold Bullion products are 999.9 (99.9%) investment grade fine pure gold. Which product you buy depends entirely on budget, The Gold Bullion Company Currently stock Gold Bullion ranging from 1 gram (0.001kg) up to 1 kilogram (1000g).

Are there any charges or fees?
We clearly display the price for each product on screen; our pricing is directly linked to the live gold spot and London gold fix prices. You will see an indicator updating all product prices every 30 seconds. The price shown against each product includes our sales commission. Paying by credit card will incur a 2.5% surcharge, this is to cover fees imposed by Visa and MasterCard for using these services – There is NO surcharge when paying by Debit card or Bank Transfer.

Our standard Secure and Insured delivery costs will be clearly displayed in your shopping basket.

Can I collect my gold bullion in person?
We offer a collect in person service for orders over £1000 from our Wolverhampton Head Offices. If the items in your basket exceed £1000 in value, an additional delivery option to collect will be displayed, select this option and telephone the office on 0121 523 1047 to arrange a collection time.

Where Should I store my gold?
Again this depends on quantity; personal investment can easily be securely stored at home. You may wish to consider a secure home safe to guard your investment against theft and fire.

Your bank may also be able to offer you a secure deposit box in which to store your gold.

I’m nervous about buying gold online from a company I don’t know
We understand your concerns, buying high value items online is a concern to some people. We regularly see a trend of many new customers make a small purchase, such as a 2.5g gold bar first to test the service, then returning within days to purchase higher value items. Customers also regularly make their first purchase using a Credit Card, while we do make a surcharge for using a credit card, first time customers take confidence in the insurance offered to them by Visa and Mastercard.

What happens if the delivery goes missing?
ALL products are sent out using a fully insured courier service. If your delivery fails to arrive we are FULLY INSURED and we will replace your goods upen receiving written confirmation from the courier that they have not been delivered.

How do you deliver orders?
We use Royal Mail, a well-known and trusted UK household name. Orders are sent out for guaranteed delivery Next Business Day or Tracked 48 (subject to cleared funds). On delivery your package will require a signature, this enables us to verify receipt of the delivery, we’re able to identify who has signed for a package and at what time it arrives.

Our packaging is secure and non-descript, there is nothing on the exterior of the packaging to indicate its contents – Not even the delivery firm know the contents.

Can I Track my delivery?
Yes, you will receive an email and if selected, a text message to confirm your Royal Mail Tracking Number, you can use the Royal Mail Tracking System to track the progress of your delivery.

Learn more about our Text message Order Tracking.