If you plan to invest in gold, silver or platinum then you will surely want to vet a number of precious metal dealers before letting go of your hard-earned cash, stocks or bonds. Thankfully the innovation of the Internet has made it easier than ever to get the facts on the precious metals dealers of your choice so you can invest with confidence.
Today’s precious metals investors utilize three sites in particular to see reviews, rating and complaints about precious metal dealers. Most people have heard of Yelp.com because it is big among hotels and restaurants, but Yelp also lets precious metal dealers open review pages. Yelp is helpful for finding trends within a company because individual reviewers can leave comments to describe what went right and/or wrong for them.
The Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.org) has been around for a long time, and it is still pretty reliable when it comes to viewing the number of complaints a company has received during the last three years. Be sure to look at both the number of complaints and the company’s rating, however, because a recent 20/20 report on ABC pointed out that companies with lots of complaints don’t always receive a rating reduction, and vice-versa.
RipoffReport.com is one of the newest sites to find precious metal dealer reviews. Reviews can be followed up with comments by other users, a complete discussion and even a reply from the company itself. Ripoff Report reviews never disappear, so before clicking the “Send” button make sure you can back up what you write.
Maybe the simplest way to get the dirt (or lack thereof) on a certain precious metal company is to call Precious-Metal.org directly. This way, our staff of friendly precious metal investing advisers can guide you to a company that fits your needs and your budget.