Kevin Barker, editor | 6:21 a.m. 23/5/16
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What are the price points in grams or ounces?Prices vary by quantity; the more you buy, the lower the dealer's margin. Buy what you can afford, don't overinvest!Do they offer a discount for afiliates?Some dealers offer discount programs for bulk buyers or resellers. Look into it.Is there a minimum purchase?That great price you found may be based on multiple ounces, putting the price above your budget. How much to ship?Ask if they deliver outside the U.S. It may be cheaper to store your monthly buy and take delivery once or twice per year. Ask about storage fees. Is the package insured?Don't risk losing it in the mail! Is there a fee for credit card purchases? Some dealers also take bitcoins and personal cheques.Finally, make sure it's real gold. Look for an assayer's stamp certifying the gold grade. For larger bars compare it with the Good Delivery List.