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Sell your scrap gold for cash.

We pay the highest rates in the South West!

Sell your gold and silver face to face. You can visit our precious metals trade counter here:
143 High Street (Station Road entrance), Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 7AB

Our secure counter service is open from 10am - 3:30pm, Monday to Friday. The transaction process is secure and contact free.

Please ensure you bring with you photo ID (driving licence or passport) and one proof of address (recent utility bill, bank statement or council tax bill).

About Us

Gold Traders was founded in early 2008 on a very simple principle - to help people get the best value out of their gold, silver and other precious metals quickly and easily online.

  • We don't have the overheads of a physical high-street premises.
  • We don't pass on the cost of expensive adverts or "freepost" bags.
  • We're not hiding any nasty surprises.
  • We invest in the latest professional x-ray equipment to give you a fair deal.

We're so confident that we'll aim to match any genuine quotation you are given, or send your items back free of charge if you aren't 100% happy with our final quotation.

You may already know Phil, our resident expert, from the radio or many interviews on how to avoid gold scams in the newspapers, such as The Guardian. Our customers love his honest and friendly advice, so if you have any questions about your items, our process or the industry, just get in touch.


But why just trust our word? Our dedication to a fair and honest service means we're consistently a top rated UK Scrap Gold Buyer, based on reviews left by hundreds of our happy customers.

"…This is a fantastic service!!! for all those sceptics out there who have read bad things about companies buying your gold (I had read several too) DO NOT confuse them with Gold Traders…."
Ian Holliday, Shrewsbury

"…full value was offered on the claim form and the payment made the following day was slightly increased to take account of that day's gold price…"
Gerald Edmonson-Jones, York

"I have used Gold Traders UK Ltd a number of times over the years and they are always professional and trustworthy. Last time I included a ring, not sure if it was gold but I listed it as 9ct. They contacted me immediately to say it was not 9ct but 18ct…"
Sandra Devine, Bournemouth

Read these, and all of our reviews, in full for yourself on FreeIndex.

Our Top Tips

Don't just compare gold companies on an upfront quote alone. Check out of top tips to making sure you get the best value and no nasty surprises:

  • If another company’s quote seems too good to be true, talk to us about it. We can match it or help to point out any hidden catches that we know about.
  • Don’t always trust gold buying comparison sites to help with your decision.
  • Always read the terms and conditions and customer reviews before you send in your items.
  • A good company will have Trading Standards approved scales and CCTV to monitor the process.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for your items or precious stones back - find out how long the cooling off period is and that the return cost is fair, if any.
  • If you’re donating to charity, see if they offer more. We add 5%.
  • Keep an eye on the live pricing and make sure if the price goes up on the day of receipt, so will your valuation.
  • Most people are unsure what they’ve got, so make sure there are no testing fees and you know the cost and process of getting your items returned before you send it in.
  • There should be no difference in price for hallmarked and non-hallmarked gold.
  • If you need the money fast, make sure they process payments within 24 hours of receipt.
  • Before you sell coins, get a base valuation from our pre-decimal silver coin valuation calculator.

The Best Rates Today and Always

£44.18 / gram

Gold prices

£0.46 / gram

Silver prices

£19.40 / gram

Platinum prices

£43.94 / gram

Palladium prices

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"About the best prices we were able to obtain were at Gold-Traders (UK)"
the guardian
"..the trick with these sites is finding one that will give you a quote in advance - this is where Gold Traders stands out from many competitors."
the telegraph

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