7 Tips For Selling Your Gold

As gold continues rising in value, more and more websites are popping up offering to buy your gold. If you have some gold you want to sell, you may be wondering where you should sell, who provides the best value, and how to know which buyers to trust.

Deciding where to sell and how to get the most value can be difficult, so we have put together this article to give you the best advice.

1. Is Now a Good Time to Sell Gold?

This is as much a personal question as it is an economic question. If you wish to sell your gold in order to purchase something, to go on a holiday, or even just to get some cash to keep your monthly finances buoyant, then that will outweigh any economic outlook.

However, the current economic situation is very good for gold. See the chart below:

As you can see in the chart, since January 2020, gold has rapidly risen in price, hitting all-time annual highs. So there has never been a better time to sell gold.

2. How Much is My Gold Worth?

If you would like to sell your gold, we recommend getting multiple valuations. The jeweller on the high street may be one of the best known chains, but they may not offer you the best price for your gold.

Which.co.uk found that high street cash-for-gold shops compared poorly to jewellers and pawnbrokers. While online gold buying services are found to provide the best value.

Selling in a shop is no faster than buying online. Cash For Your Gold can post you a cheque within 24 hours and can deposit money into your account within 2 hours.

3. Where Should I Sell My Gold Online?

There are many places where you can sell your gold online with new websites appearing all the time. What is important is that you find a place that is reputable and reliable.

Some websites try to force people to sign up before offering a quote. We make it easy for you to see how much your gold is worth thanks to our gold calculator on the left side of the page. You can also compare our rates with those of other gold buyers, giving you the information you need to choose the best place to sell.

It is important to scrutinise the price offered by gold buyers because many add in commission fees or administration fees, meaning you do not receive the full amount offered. At Cash For Your Gold, the price we offer is the amount you get.

4. Who Is Trustworthy?

The best way to find out whether a gold buyer is reputable is to check for reviews. You can search Google to find out what experiences other people have had, and you can search sites such as Trustpilot. We are rated as excellent on Trustpilot, find out more here

5. Word of Mouth

We find that a lot of our customers do our marketing for us by word of mouth. It’s usually a recommendation given to friends or family about our quality service and quick turnarounds.

Word of mouth is important for businesses because people value the opinion of their friends and family more than website reviews. They can often tell us more, too, because we can learn about the whole experience from start to finish.

This is why we recommend asking around and finding out if any of your friends or family have bought or sold gold. If so, ask them about their experience. How easy was it? How long did it take? Would they recommend them?

6. How is the Value of My Gold Decided?

The value of your gold is based on two things: the purity and the weight of the gold. In jewellery, the purity of gold is measured in carats (ct), which range from 9–24 ct. The higher the carats the higher the purity.

The market price of gold, like all commodities, fluctuates constantly. Depending on how much you wish to sell, these fluctuations could significantly reduce or increase the amount of cash you receive. We lock-in the market rate for your gold as soon as your item is received — simple and fair.

7. Where Can I Get the Best Price for My Gold?

At Cash For Your Gold, we offer the best rates online. Our prices are transparent: just enter your gold’s weight and purity, and you will instantly get a quote. 

We are consistently rated 5 stars on Trustpilot for our high quality and efficient service.

Everything can be confirmed and paid within 24 hours of posting your items. This means the cash for your gold can be in your pocket by this time tomorrow.

Find out more here

Only Sell When You Are Happy

Selling gold can be a complicated business — we should know, we do this for a living! But like anything in life, we should only make a decision when we feel comfortable and confident in what we are doing.

The information presented in this article is to make you a more informed seller by improving your knowledge about gold jewellery, gold dealers and gold prices.

Armed with a greater understanding of gold, you are now able to make a more informed choice about where you want to sell, ensuring you get the best value possible for your gold.

Operational Update

As the latest Covid Lock-Down in England adds to the restrictions that are already in force, to varying degrees, in all parts of the United Kingdom, we wish to re-assure our customers that we are still open for business.

We have very strict protocols in place to keep our members of staff safe in the workplace and business continues, albeit not as usual.

We are still receiving packages sent to us by insured Royal Mail Special Delivery and for higher value sales we are able to make Covid-secure arrangements to receive personally delivered consignments, strictly by appointment only and subject to compliance with our protocols. Please call for details if you wish to visit us to sell items.

For clients that are self-isolating or unwilling to visit a Post Office, the new Royal Mail Collect service may be of interest. It is now possible to have insured Special Delivery parcels collected from your home or workplace by Royal Mail for a small additional fee. Visit Royal Mail Parcel Collect Service for details. (Select large letter or small parcel, depending on the weight of your items and select Special Delivery service with an insurance level that covers the contents.) We strongly recommend that a tamper-proof Royal Mail Special Delivery pouch is used when sending precious metals through the post. These pouches are available free of charge from a Post Office. If you are unable to access a Post Office to collect a pouch we will be happy to post a selling kit out to you, just give us a call.

The recent news that a Covid vaccine could be available in the near future seems to have given the Nation a glimmer of hope that 2021 could see the lifting of many of the restrictions that we are currently enduring. We all hope to see improvements in the situation which will allow as social a Christmas period as possible.

In the meantime, please follow the rules that apply to your particular area and Stay Safe.

The Team at Cash For Your Gold

High Precious Metal Prices Underline Need for Transparency

Gold prices are hitting record highs this year, and silver has enjoyed a spike of its own in 2020. This precious metals rush has attracted a lot of hot money into the markets, making a sale of scrap gold or silver very lucrative. But high prices come with the need for greater transparency from buyers. 

An increasing number of less scrupulous buyers have emerged during the current bull market, so it’s important to know how to spot them, and how to find a buyer you can truly trust. 

We make sure the price is right 

One of the things we do at Cash for Your Gold to prove our services are transparent is help customers make a sale by providing up-to-date prices of gold and silver to inform of what they could make before going head with a sale. In addition, we provide a clear breakdown of market prices offered by other vendors, so you can see how attractive our prices are relative to others. 

More unscrupulous or even fraudulent buyers might refrain from publishing clear rates to customers in this way, keeping prices close their chest. This short-changes the seller, and denies them the chance to see whether they’ve actually found the best offer for their items.  

It matters, because gold prices have doubled in the last five years, rising above £1,500 per troy ounce. The amount you could make has, in turn, risen sharply. That means you could expect to sell a gram of 9-carat gold for as much as £16.87 with us. If you have the intention of freeing up some much-needed cash with a speedy transfer, it matters to have prices right at your fingertips. 

Our gold price calculator can give you a near-instant price reading at any given time. All you need to input into it is the weight and the carat – or purity of your item. This is often indicated by an alphanumeric marking or code on the item itself. 

Prices continue to stay high 

The current climate could make for a perfect time to sell any old jewellery or other gold and silver items lying around in your home. Precious metals prices remain elevated for the time being, meaning you could make more cash by selling today than ever before. 

How do we offer such attractive prices for your scrap, you may ask? Cash for Your Gold handles transactions digitally, giving us lower overheads than most buyers. We’ve had over 20 years’ experience in the sector, so we know how to handle sales of precious metals with care. 

If you wish to make a sale today or simply wish to seek advice from experts in precious metals, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Cash for Your Gold today. Our staff are friendly and happy to help with all enquiries you may have. 

Not all buyers will be open and up-front about where they are operating out of, or where your gold is going. That makes prospective sellers uneasy. Here at Cash for Your Gold, we operate out of our offices in Wolverhampton, as listed on our Contact Us page. 

Due to the ongoing restrictions in place due to the pandemic, we encourage you to call us on 01902 623 253 or fill in this online contact form today. When full services can resume and restrictions are lifted, we welcome people to visit our offices after booking an appointment. In the meantime, we will do everything in our power to make sure you get exactly what you deserve for your gold or silver.