The Best Ways to Buy Physical Gold

This video goes through the different options for buying physical gold either in coins or bars.

  • Coins: more flexibility, liquide
  • Bar: sizeable amount.

Option 1: Buying gold from your local dealer


  • check and examine the merchandise.
  • pick up your purchase immediately.
  • no shipping/insurance fees.


  • Higher price.
  • Limited liquidity.
  • Limited inventory.

Option 2: Shop Online

  • 24/7 trading access.
  • Professional account management.
  • Buy, sell, store in a few clicks.
  • Cheaper.
  • Look for transparency.

How to choose a reputable online gold dealer

  • Strong trustpiolt rating.
  • Educate their customers.
  • Big deal.
  • Have a buyback policy.
  • Accept multiple forms of payment.
  • Online store.


  • easy to do.
  • 24/7 access to store ,customer service and account management.


  • Fraud: Dealer may not deliver.
  • Shipping/insurance fees.
  • Delivery time.

Option 3: Shop for gold on eBay

  • Sounds unusual and risky.
  • Cand be a good experience.
  • Tip1: use the “Advanced Search”.
  • Tip2: vet the seller before you actually buy.

eBay – The risks

  • Fraud.
  • Counterfeit or substandard products.
  • Seller artificially inflate bids.


  • Convenient, free shipping.
  • No state sales tax.
  • Easy, faster, lucrative.


  • More suited for veteran investors and not for inexperienced buyers.
  • Swarming with counterfeits imitations and substandard items.
  • Dishonest sellers manipulate prices .

How do you store your gold.

  • Buy and store program.
  • Home storage.
  • Bank safe deposit box.