How Selling Gold Online Works

If you’re new to the gold industry, you may need an introduction to how the process of selling gold online works.  A majority of online dealers follow the same three-step process for selling gold:

  1. Call or email to be sent a free return-mail package that the buyer will insure for an amount between $100 and $1,000.  These kits usually take one business week to arrive.
  2. Package your items securely and send them in the package to the buyer.
  3. They will appraise your pieces and cut you a check within 24 to 48 hours.  Some businesses also offer direct deposit vouchers.

The check or voucher must be returned within 10 days in order to receive your items back; most businesses offer such a return policy in case customers are unhappy with the final purchase price.  Some of these return policies are longer than others, so be sure to check our gold buyer reviews for details.

We’ve also compiled some tips for you to make your experience better!

Selling your gold online may seem disorienting at first because of the thousands of online gold buyers competing for your business.  There are a lot of ways to make sure that you’re getting the most for your gold with a reputable buyer, and we’ve provided a starting point for you on our Review Buyers page. Please also use that page to share your experiences with us or email us with your feedback about those businesses at

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