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The best place to buy precious metals is APMEX.

I'm telling you. Lowest prices. Very professional. I've made 17 orders in the last 2 years. Never once were the late. Never once could I have gotten a better deal. They are the best and they are so confidential with your info.

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I like Scottsdale Silver:

I like Scottsdale Silver: and Texas Precious Metals:

Merit seems to have the cheapest prices overall, but the above 2 companies are super close and I like the convenience of being able to purchase with a debit/credit card or being able to lock the price in at least.

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not the cheapest by far

Check Prices at, it's a cost comparison shopping site for gold and silver. I use it all the time.

Unless you live in Oklahoma

Unless you live in Oklahoma and have to pay sales tax on it :(

I like Colorado Gold.

Great prices, professional, honest, down-to-earth family business since the 70s, and they will buy back with no premium if you made a purchase there.

depends on the goal


My company guarantees lowest metal prices

My company guarantees lowest metal prices, but unfortunately for many, I have a $5,000 minimum investment. I refer those who want to invest less than $5,000 to APMEX gladly with no compensation.

I believe Sierrahpbt from DP sells precious metals too.

Or Peter Schiff at EuroPac Metals.

What I try to do for my clients is offer my thoughts on the metals markets, not on a daily basis, but from a more macro point of view. Unlike many gold dealers, I am dollar bullish right now and have been advising my clients to dollar cost average into a position the last year or so rather than go all-in.

Most would ask, how can you be dollar bullish when there are so many issues with the dollar? The main reason is, I am Yen and Euro negative, which make up 71% of the dollar.

Gold priced in Yen is up 19% the last 6 months and the Euro is, in my opinion, next to suffer compared to the dollar. Same goes with the Pound. By default, the dollar benefits, which can be gold/silver negative over the short term.

But we all know the National Debt continues to rise as both Democrats and Republicans raise the limit every time it comes up. It's what Congress does best. We all know the system is unsustainable. We all know banks don't mark to market their assets and have more sub-investment grade derivatives coming due the next 5 years than they did at the height of the 2008 financial crisis.

Gold will rise in price in all currencies as it has the last 12 years straight. Running from one side of the ship to the other chasing the stronger currency matters not when the ship is the Titanic and the only life boats are made of gold. The whole world will be chasing what little gold there is.

Market Makers, as I point out in the article below, simply like to squeeze out the late comers and get them to scream UNCLE! I've seen this pattern 100 times. The bottom in prices should come this year but as I also point out in the article, the Fed is still working its magic propping up the stock market and keeping interest rates at bay while they pretend a recovery is afoot. All they are doing is creating another bubble in bonds, the stock market and expectations, resulting in disappoint for most. Deja Vu.

Here is my latest article: Will the Price of Gold and Silver Keep Falling?

And if you haven't seen it, here is a video I created of the folks at CNBC making comments about gold, having no clue about gold's price rise the entire move up (someone has to mock them!).

Author of Buy Gold and Silver Safely
Next book: Illusions of Wealth - due out soon
Also writing book We the Serfs!

I don't know if I speak for

I don't know if I speak for most people, but metals aren't an investment. They are money...savings.

Please come join my forum if you're not a trendy and agree with my points of view.

I view metals as

I view metals as insurance ramicio. I was a financial advisor for 20 years and we had to use the "Prudent Man Rule" for investing which relies on what "they" call the "risk free asset," the dollar or Treasuries.

This is primarily based on Modern Portfolio Theory which is where we get the term: risk free asset.

But are the dollar and treasuries truly risk free? Obviously not as one loses purchasing power over the long term by holding them.

The only solution to this is to hedge, or insure one's portfolio with gold. This has been proven to reduce volatility yet buying gold is mocked by CNBC and many financial advisors who have been wrong about gold 12 years straight.

While one can trade with ETFs as an investment strategy, owning physical gold gives one peace of mind similar to car/home/health insurance. You hope you never use it, but it's there if you need it, and it doesn't hurt that it benefits a portfolio with added purchasing power.

Author of Buy Gold and Silver Safely
Next book: Illusions of Wealth - due out soon
Also writing book We the Serfs!

Historically it's just money,

Historically it's just money, not an investment or insurance. Normal people don't have portfolios. Terms like "investment," "insurance," and "portfolio" are terms of the rich. $5,000 minimum orders are for people who have that kind of money to just throw around. Most people couldn't even save that kind of cash in a year.

Please come join my forum if you're not a trendy and agree with my points of view.


Never said gold wasn't money and I never said it was an investment in the first post you replied to where you tried to make a point unrelated to what I posted. I do tell my clients that it IS insurance. It's insurance against the U.S. dollar risk to one's "portfolio." This includes U.S. stocks priced in dollars; U.S. bonds priced in dollars and U.S. bank instruments (CD's, Money Markets, etc.) priced in dollars. Typically, 80% of U.S. portfolios are subject to this risk and need the insurance that gold offers.

Are you saying a person with little money can't make an "investment" to grow his wealth? That they can't begin allocating to a portfolio of stocks, with as little shares as they can buy? That you're not "normal" if you do so? How does one get wealthy in this country if not through stocks or real estate (outside of inheritance)? I don't know where you're coming from with such statements.

You are right, most people couldn't save that kind of cash in a year. Does this mean they don't start with less? What did I say that would make you think this? The one's who buy from me can afford the minimum I require. Don't penalize my business for helping people allocate their wealth into gold and silver. I took on my entire industry writing my first book in doing so.

I help a target market where people have money and gladly refer people to reputable companies who call in and have less than my required minimum. I've also spent a lot of my time freely to answer any questions they have and recommend the right products to buy, and I have called the markets pretty damn good bringing value to my clients.

I write for and you can go there and join the conversation like I do, challenging the intellect of the gold haters. The gold haters are in force right now. Yet they know not to comment on the articles I write. Wonder why that is.

Author of Buy Gold and Silver Safely
Next book: Illusions of Wealth - due out soon
Also writing book We the Serfs!

You don't build wealth from

You don't build wealth from stocks, especially someone who is poor. They are for rich insiders who control the game and who even get rich when stocks fail. The normal person won't gain any more money than inflation erodes over time. People who turn from poor to wealthy did so by getting loans to start a business.

Please come join my forum if you're not a trendy and agree with my points of view.


What about those who who didn't have a business, but worked for someone their whole life by investing in a 401k and now have $1 million or more and are ready to retire? Yes, should have added owning your own business to the list. Be a little open minded to the benefits of stocks. As much as I am anti-stock market because of valuations, I am still bullish on it at present. The good news, is one can utilize inverse ETF's to take advantage of future devaluation of stocks and profit.

Author of Buy Gold and Silver Safely
Next book: Illusions of Wealth - due out soon
Also writing book We the Serfs!

Portland OR metro has great shops

Reading this post makes me realize how good I have it in the PdX/Vancouver area. Great shops. They will match eah others specials. Two will buy back form you at Spot if you have the receipt that shows it was bought form them.

The additional costs of mail usually make up for the local premiums. In this area it isn't even close local coin and currency shops are the best deal unless you are looking to spend at 10k, then you may be able to get to similar prices.

Hang in there and keep stacking.


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i kinda agree. The local

i kinda agree. The local shops suck anymore, never any silver left. And now they have the prices so far up from spot its ridicules. And if you want to sell them silver they barely give you half spot price now.

They really are just raising

They really are just raising prices to meet demand. It's not unheard of on all silver since last month was a record month for the mint with Silver Eagles and they ran out. It's just supply and demand. It's not affected the actual spot price because that game is just a rigged paper game which for some reason makes the price of the physical asset.

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It looks okay for ballers

It looks okay for ballers using huge orders, but for ordinary folks like myself using credit cards (debit, really) it's not great. Enter shipping info and see how the price just ramps up. You're best off scoping out deals on eBay unless you're a baller and want the newest stuff the mints are stamping out. I also don't like that I have to be home and sign for the package and can't make it to a post office until the weekends.

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there is a lot of fake silver

there is a lot of fake silver on ebay. trust me i kno

There is also feedback, buyer

There is also feedback, buyer protection, and owning a scale to weigh what you've bought. Silver is mostly pointless to fake. Small gains, high risk. Gold is probably something I would go to an actual brick and mortar dealer for. High gains, same risk.

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i personally know 7 people

i personally know 7 people who all have recieved fake silver from ebay. Myself included. I have bought LOTS of silver from ebay, i have only actually got 3 fake ounces but i know people who have gotten takin a lot worse than me. AND i never bought from anybody with lower than a 98% rating. If your going to fake something it would be silver. Everybody and their brother thinks gold would be the thing to fake so whats that mean...fake the silver.


I could see fake gold or big silver bars...but in small increments? I don't think so.

For me, it's been a local coin and stamp shop.

They take cash, and buy for $2.00 over spot...."impaired eagles" but mostly they look good as new.

Lately they have been sold out on those :(

you are lucky...

My local guy is a complete ripoff...and I don't have many choices. Apmex has been my personal savior.

Is there an opportunity

to open a shop in your area? Maybe you can fill this huge void in your area of no good local shops.


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I like Fortress Precious Metals

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Apmex is alright

But Oldno.7j.d brings up a good point local coin shops and antique shops will usually give you a better deal.

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Nice. Are you working for them or are you THAT MUCH delighted a customer?

Just teasing. ;)

Thanks for sharing.

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You'll get a better deal at a local coin shop

No shipping charges, no traceability, and lower or the same markups.

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I recently bought some pre-65 quarters on ebay...

UNDER melt! I should have bought more...just didn't have the money.