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  • JDPower
    Am still wondering what to do as really I dont want money in my paypal or bacs or a cheque! Maybe my feet should do the walking and walk around Manchester!
    Originally posted by nettttie
    Exactly, go to a reputable jeweller, you'll probably even get a better rate.
  • geordie joe
    HI,

    Following an article in a national newspaper re who to use, I looked around for a trustworthy buyer for scrap gold. Took a chance and used this company

    scrap-gold-buyers.co.uk

    Glad I did !!!,
    Originally posted by shark4zero
    Just did a check with them a minute ago, they buy Krugerrands for 525.14 while Hatton are paying 628.96

    They are paying 10.78 per gram of 14 ct gold while Hatton are paying 11.59.

    I have never used either company, just checked their prices.
  • dave uk
    right but I was talking about cash4mygold.tv which is a different company
    I know lots are v similar sounding! Dave uk have put me off these saying they rejected clasps (or items with no clasps)! Am still wondering what to do as really I dont want money in my paypal or bacs or a cheque! Maybe my feet should do the walking and walk around Manchester!
    Originally posted by nettttie
    If you prefer cash send it to Lois Jewellery who a lot of these jewellers deal with as they give a honest price. They have been around for years and they will send you cash the following day in a neat little box. Cash4mygold advertise top rates but I know they send theirs to Lois. They have to make a profit so to do this they devalue your gold by several per cent for lower purity, stones and metal in clasps etc . Hatton may give coppers more than Lois on a good day but I dont think they will send you cash.
  • dave uk
    Just did a check with them a minute ago, they buy Krugerrands for 525.14 while Hatton are paying 628.96

    They are paying 10.78 per gram of 14 ct gold while Hatton are paying 11.59.

    I have never used either company, just checked their prices.
    Originally posted by geordie joe
    Check the price on Wednesday (late morning) it could be a record high!
    India have today bought 200 tonnes from the IMF which will give it a boost. Could be $1100 per oz this week! Sell!!
  • originalmissy
    Not that I'm disputing anyone who has posted on this thread but is there any 'older' or 'longer' term users that have used Hatton gold company and got any 'stories' to tell?

    I got OH to pop into Ramsdens today and he got offered 120. Although they did say that they would price match any written quotes from other companies!

    Sugar xxx
    Originally posted by Sugarhunny1
    Hi Sugar, Totally understand your comment re longer term users. I am unable to post links atm but if you go to the 'Freebies No Spend' board there is a thread entitled 'Cash for old unwanted broken jewellery', this is where I found all the info I needed, a lot of longterm posters advice there too.

    Hope it helps.
  • Hutch100uk
    Hi originalmissy.
    I had noticed your post had disappeared as I wanted to add my Thanks for your recommendation of Hatton. So Thank You!
    I also posted my thoughts regarding the post counts and spam as I was feeling quite peeved being new to posting here myself.

    A update in regards to Money4gold, I have eventually had my gold returned following complaining to BBB and threatening M4G with legal action.
    Originally posted by tigger69

    Can I ask you what is 'BBB' and how long did it take you to eventually get your gold back?

    Currently I have Trading Standards dealing with it for me but still no luck. The promised TS they would post my gold on Friday but, shock horror, still not been returned. This is now nearly 2 months.
  • n13k_uk
    Hi all, I know people arent to keen on reading posts from new members as they always assume that they are trying to sway you to use a certain product/company etc...

    However after weeks of searching the WWW I read on here about Hatton Garden Metals, again I have read some horror stories about people not getting what they wanted for there gold and then not being able to get it back.

    But being a Geordie I took the plunge and sent off my gold yesterday via special delivery (4.95), recieved and email this morning to say that they had recieved my gold and by 13:10 I had nearly 500 in my bank account, which as you can imagine I am very happy with!!!

    All I will say is give these guys a try if you are considering selling your gold. It was a gamble for me as it is quite a distance away but like I say I sent it special delivery so it was insured.

    Will definitely be recomending to friends and family if they have any used or scrap gold.

    Nick
  • lovesluckycharm
    half sovereign weight is 4 grams , full sovereign weight is 8 grams they can both weigh a TINY( ie:-3.9/7.9) bit less due to wear but they are made of 22 carat gold
  • nexuss
    Hi all, I know people arent to keen on reading posts from new members as they always assume that they are trying to sway you to use a certain product/company etc...

    However after weeks of searching the WWW I read on here about Hatton Garden Metals, again I have read some horror stories about people not getting what they wanted for there gold and then not being able to get it back.

    But being a Geordie I took the plunge and sent off my gold yesterday via special delivery (4.95), recieved and email this morning to say that they had recieved my gold and by 13:10 I had nearly 500 in my bank account, which as you can imagine I am very happy with!!!

    All I will say is give these guys a try if you are considering selling your gold. It was a gamble for me as it is quite a distance away but like I say I sent it special delivery so it was insured.

    Will definitely be recomending to friends and family if they have any used or scrap gold.

    Nick
    Originally posted by n13k_uk
    Yet another 1st time or low count poster spamming Hatton.
  • lovesluckycharm
    Yes she is right they are not scrap and gold ingots will bring more money anyway , i know this because i went to a local bullion dealer who paid me a premium on my 2 gold ingots of you call pressman's gold in London they will tell you exactly what they are worth and thier gold price is adjusted daily you can call them to get a daily gold price on 02074040903 it will give you all carat weights and also sovereign prices etc i think this number will help everyone to get a fair deal with various gold buying sites and good idea of the daily prices thats why i have posted it . i personally wouldnt use any of the Tv sites ...
  • n13k_uk
    Yet another 1st time or low count poster spamming Hatton.
    Originally posted by nexuss
    Get a grip mate, cant people join this site and share there experiences with others without you HIGH COUNT POSTERS jumping on the band wagon and slagging off everyone who has low post counts.

    I've nothing to gain from mentioning a company name, just thought that this site was all about people sharing info on what they have found about money saving/investments/best deals etc... maybe I was wrong and really it is for sad people to filter through topics and pick out 1st time posters and brand them as Spammers. Its kinda like Cyber Bullying isnt it!!!

    Well mate I hope your sitting at home/work now reading this and getting your kicks out of your little input. Me however, I will be posting again on this site and probably not for scrap gold as that is something which I have now done and have none left.

    Sorry to all others who have read through this and simply I have wasted there time!

    Nick
  • JDPower
    Get a grip mate, cant people join this site and share there experiences with others without you HIGH COUNT POSTERS jumping on the band wagon and slagging off everyone who has low post counts.
    Originally posted by n13k_uk
    You may not realise though that this thread was quite heavily hit by spammers and mostly (though not all) for Hatton so there is a higher level of suspicion in this thread about new posters than there would ordinarily be. And your post is worded (unintentionally or otherwise, I'm not accusing) very similar to the kind of script they were using.
  • lauriann
    Yet another 1st time or low count poster spamming Hatton.
    Originally posted by nexuss
    I really don't know what problem you people have with neebies, i have only posted twice & am currently looking for a reputable dealer to sell my gold to. So if i find a good 1 does that mean i'm not allowed to share it with others on the site cause i'm spamming???
    Just because your new does not mean u should not share your experience & it does not mean u are trying to influence people for ur own or a particular company's gain.
    This whole 'newbie' thing u seem to have going on would actually put me off using this site.
    Maybe u should remember that u were once new to the site as well.
  • JDPower
    I really don't know what problem you people have with neebies, i have only posted twice & am currently looking for a reputable dealer to sell my gold to. So if i find a good 1 does that mean i'm not allowed to share it with others on the site cause i'm spamming???
    Just because your new does not mean u should not share your experience & it does not mean u are trying to influence people for ur own or a particular company's gain.
    This whole 'newbie' thing u seem to have going on would actually put me off using this site.
    Maybe u should remember that u were once new to the site as well.
    Originally posted by lauriann
    The point some seem to be missing is it's NOT just about being new or having a low post count. When someone joins just to post a company recommendation, along with other clues which I'm not gonna post and help any potential spammers, it raises suspicion and when you've been round message boards a long time they can be relatively easy to spot.

    Anyone who thinks its some kind of vendetta against newbies should realise its quite the opposite and vigilance in keeping threads spam free is to protect MSEers from being mislead by potentially questionable companies, especially newbies as some may be new to message boards in general and innocently trust all they read without even a thought as to whether it's genuine or not.

    And in the end the final decision about what is spam and is deleted is made by the moderators so any genuine new/low poster should have absolutely nothing to worry about
  • JDPower
    Yet another 1st time or low count poster spamming Hatton.
    Originally posted by nexuss
    Oh and a little tip nexuss, if you think a post is spam don't quote it in your message as if the post was to be deleted the spam would still be present for all to see in your quote
  • dave uk
    Well my gold is 'lost' and it is one of dozens of gold packages that have been 'lost' in the Birmingham mailing offices this month according to a conversation with a worker there. All are special delivery packages too! I should have had the money in my bank the same day but now have to wait weeks to (hopefully) get my compensation. I sent in the P58 claim form last weekend but customer services are unable or unwilling to check to tell me if they have received it, (that too could be lost!) as they said they have a 2 week backlog of claims! Royal Mail Customer services at Plymouth (complaints) are cold and uncaring although they are polite and (ungenuinely) sympathetic.
    All this is very stressfull as this is my float and around 500 for the childrens hospice which I was hoping to give them last week. I am unable to raise further money till I get my float back. Please think twice before using Royal Mail for sending gold and if you do make sure you take out the right compensation, have proof of value and take a photo of the items just in case.
    I will keep you informed of Royal Mails progress on this matter.
    Originally posted by dave uk
    Just an update from my previous post. As I said I sent 2500+ worth of gold to my buyer in Birmingham and it arrived in the Birmingham Mail centre but never left. It was in an official Special Delivery Grey plastic envelope.
    I was in touch with customer services the day after and was told not to worry if it didnt turn up, they would send a cheque within days of receiving my claim. This it seems is not the case. They have such a backlog they will not even be able to process the claim for at least another month. This means I have no float to work with and I am unable to raise money for the Childrens Hospice. I have spent hours on the phone at great cost and am amazed at the things I have learnt from staff. For a start 75 Special Delivery packages went missing last month in this area destined for a certain Postal Gold company.
    Also the new special delivery envelopes it seems are not fit for the purpose as the self adhesive barcode label can be easily removed in the system and put onto another envelope! With all the new temporary workers this is ludicrous and asking for trouble, do not send your gold in these envelopes! There are cases where another bag has been substituted and delivered and this is how it happens (How difficult it must be to claim in this situation too??). Why on earth is there no permanent unremoveable barcode on the plastic?? Who ever designed or passed these envelopes is an idiot!
    A friend of mine in the gold business lost 2 2500 packages several weeks ago which were tracked and never left the post office in Preston and he is still waiting for compensation. How many more special delivery packages have been lost nationally? The Royal Mail will never officially admit these things happen as Special Delivery is their Flagship service.
  • JDPower
    Just an update from my previous post. As I said I sent 2500+ worth of gold to my buyer in Birmingham and it arrived in the Birmingham Mail centre but never left. It was in an official Special Delivery Grey plastic envelope.
    I was in touch with customer services the day after and was told not to worry if it didnt turn up, they would send a cheque within days of receiving my claim. This it seems is not the case. They have such a backlog they will not even be able to process the claim for at least another month. This means I have no float to work with and I am unable to raise money for the Childrens Hospice. I have spent hours on the phone at great cost and am amazed at the things I have learnt from staff. For a start 75 Special Delivery packages went missing last month in this area destined for a certain Postal Gold company.
    Also the new special delivery envelopes it seems are not fit for the purpose as the self adhesive barcode label can be easily removed in the system and put onto another envelope! With all the new temporary workers this is ludicrous and asking for trouble, do not send your gold in these envelopes! There are cases where another bag has been substituted and delivered and this is how it happens (How difficult it must be to claim in this situation too??). Why on earth is there no permanent unremoveable barcode on the plastic?? Who ever designed or passed these envelopes is an idiot!
    A friend of mine in the gold business lost 2 2500 packages several weeks ago which were tracked and never left the post office in Preston and he is still waiting for compensation. How many more special delivery packages have been lost nationally? The Royal Mail will never officially admit these things happen as Special Delivery is their Flagship service.
    Originally posted by dave uk
    Sounds like a story for Watchdog
  • buzzandcindy
    Well, as promised, I sent off my gold to Hattons yesterday via special delivery (couldn't believe it had arrived there this morning with the post situation).

    They sent me an email with the weight and price around lunchtime. Just checked my bank and the money has already been paid in by BACS!!!

    Very happy with the service and receiving 7.55 per gram. Nice to have some money towards Christmas now.

    Cindy x
  • Ex Gas Guzzler
    I have been watching this thread for a few days trying to decide what to do with my gold, send to Hattons or similar or sell local to a jeweller?

    I have used Special Delivery twice last month for other items (not gold) and both packages never arrived at there destination, which has caused me a great deal of problems, i am currently pursuing claim's and it's a right pain.

    For this reason i just didn't dare to send any more high value items in the post so have sold to my local jeweller at a good price, and too be honest i'm glad that it's gone!
    Thanks
  • Hutch100uk
    Well I finally got my gold back from M4G today after 2 months!!!! This has been the biggest hassle I've ever had with a company. The guy from Trading Standards was great and he pestered them constantly until I got a tracking number. In my opinion they should be stopped form trading as I suspect some people don't get their gold back at all.

    So, I'm gonna go to a recommended jewellers in town for a quote and then decide between them and HGM.
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