Frequently Asked Questions
First of all, don't just take our word on the service we provide. We use the independent 3rd party rating and survey company RatePoint to track our customer satisfaction levels. Every customer is invited to review our service once payment has been sent. To see what our customers are saying about us, please view our testimonials page.
Gold-Traders (UK) is a UK company, registered with Companies House (registration number 6521732).
We must stress the importance of using Royal Mail special delivery when sending your gold, and to use a good quality, padded 'Jiffy' style envelope. Not only is it trackable, but your property is also insured against loss or damage whilst in transit. We always inspect packages before accepting them. If the packaging is damaged, we will refuse to sign for the delivery and contact you straight away. Unfortunately, we must do this to cover ourselves and also to allow you to make a claim against the Post Office.
The above procedures are followed to protect all parties in the transaction. Should a discrepancy ever arise, we can then refer back to our CCTV footage.
No problem. Simply complete our claim form with as much information as possible. Once we receive your gold scrap, we'll test it and let you know what it's worth.
We pay exactly the same rates, whether an item carries a British hallmark or not. Our testing methods allow us to very accutately determine the composition of all items. So, for example, if we receive an unhallmarked piece of 18ct gold, providing it contains 75% gold, that's what we pay out on. If, following our testing an item turns out to be of a lower purity, our prices are adjusted accordingly.
If your home scales aren't accurate enough, don't worry. Once you've completed our claim form and sent us your scrap gold, we'll weigh it and let you know what it's worth. You can then decide if you wish to sell it, or have us return it at no charge.
Yes we silver coins, silver bullion and scrap silver of all purities. Please see our scrap silver prices page for our up-to-date rates.
Yes, we buy Platinum jewellery, coins and scrap Platinum. Please see our scrap platinum prices page for our up-to-date rates.
We offer a wide selection of payment options.
Direct (BACS) bank transfer
Guaranteed same day (CHAPS) payment
Often referred to as a CHAPS payment, this option guarantees our payment to you will reach your account (as cleared funds) by 5pm on the same day we receive your gold.
As our bankers levy a transaction fee for same day transfers, regrettably, we must pass this charge on.
If you would prefer to donate the value of your scrap gold to charity, we will pay an additional 5% on top of the scrap value.
We have tried to make the process as simple and transparent as possible.
Please Note: The charity you select must be a registered charity, recognised by the Charity Commission.
Our prices are constantly changing. As of 24/05/2013, we are paying a minimum of £10.07 / gram for scrap gold. This price is guaranteed for a full 3 days for all claims submitted on this date. For a full summary of what we pay, please see our scrap gold prices page.
Yes you can. Simply notify us within 24 hours of payment notification and return our payment within 3 days and we'll return your item(s) fully insured at no charge.
Unfortunately, we only pay for the intrinsic gold content and must therefore remove any stones from their mounts. If you would like the stones returned to you, please state this on your claim form.
Yes they are. Once you've generated your claim, the quoted price is guaranteed for a full 3 days (subject to your scrap gold being of the correct type and weight).
We always pay you the best price available. If the price goes up, we'll pay you the higher price.
As we guarantee our scrap gold values for 3 days, providing the item(s) were described properly, we'll pay you the amount we quoted.
All claims are processed on the day we receive them. If you elect to be paid by bank transfer or PayPal, your money will be in your account by the end of the day.
If possible, please send your scrap gold in a padded / ‘Jiffy' envelope, preferably inside a small plastic bag. If you use a normal envelope (not recommended), wrap your item(s) in kitchen roll and tape securely. Please also ensure the seams of the envelope are securely taped.
We believe so. We regularly monitor the price of scrap gold and adjust our prices accordingly. As we do not have retail or high street premises to maintain, our costs are much lower than our competitors, allowing us to pay you more for your scrap gold.
Incidentally, if you do happen to find another company paying a higher rate than us, please let us know – we'll aim to beat it!
No, we do not buy alluvial gold dust.