In today’s digital age, you can pretty much buy anything online. Case in point, a DJ once put a leftover half-eaten piece of Justin’s Timberlake’s French toast on eBay, which sold for $1,025.
When it comes to buying gold online though, you might be a little more skeptical. And rightfully so, especially when you read stories about counterfeit gold bullion being sold through auction websites.
If you buy directly from a reputable dealer or refinery, however, there can be major benefits to buying gold online. Here are three of them.
- It’s quick and easy. Nearly eight in 10 Americans are online shoppers, according to the Pew Research Center. It comes as no surprise: Today’s shoppers want convenience — and what’s more convenient than shopping in your pajamas from your couch? In terms of bullion, buying it in person means rearranging your schedule around the times that the dealer is available, as well as trekking there in person.
- It’s priced to sell. Buying in bulk often allows dealers and refineries to get the best pricing for bullion, which might then pass on to you. Manhattan Gold & Silver (MGS) actually sells its own branded 999.9 fine bars, which are sealed, certified and labeled with serial numbers. This gives you the peace of mind that you’re not only getting a fair deal, but also an authentic product.
- You don’t have to worry about storage. Most houses aren’t built with a strong room, which is designed to protect valuable items against fire and theft. As a result, when you buy a bullion bar or coin, you also have to find a place to store it. Buying gold online often comes with the option to either ship the items directly to your house or have them safely stored on your behalf. If you select the latter option, just make sure to ask the company how your assets are being safeguarded from theft.
Did you know that you could purchase gold, silver, platinum, or palladium bullion bars and coins directly from our site? You can choose to have them shipped directly to your house or stored at one of our secure locations. The precious metal assets stored at our facilities are reconciled daily and audited annually. So you can rest assured that your assets are in good hands.