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soccerchick
03-18-2008, 03:51 PM
The other thread was so long I thought I'd start a new one for specific questions...?

For those of you who have used them, did any of you just send the package based on the info in the email or did everyone actually talk to someone?

Did any of you just go to a FedEx drop and do that packaging yourself? there's no padded FedEx envelope at the local one; can I just buy a little generic padded envelope for the gold?

Did you put a declared value on the FedEx package? I don't really want to do that, but I know the value is probably around $350 and don't want to end up w/only $100 if it is lost for some reason. I feel like I'm advertising to people to steal this envelope.

Thanks for your help!

sueh
03-18-2008, 04:26 PM
I used them.

I actually sent my shipment from my work which has FEDEX as our preferred carrier. I would call FEDEX and have them bring you the necessary stuff and you fill it out and they will take it for you.

My turnaround time was fantastic. I shipped it on a Monday and they had it Tuesday am (I tracked it). I was called around 4 pm with my payout amount and I had my $$ in my paypal account by 7 pm.

The person that I spoke to was very nice.

I didn't have any issues.

Good Luck!

kentuckywinter
03-18-2008, 04:30 PM
I tried to read through the other thread, too and got to about page 15 before I lost track of things.

So, is it the consensus to use USGold and not anyone else?

Thanks and have a great day! :goodvibes

dvcnewgirl
03-18-2008, 04:48 PM
Can someone give me the readers digest version of what US gold is and how it works? TIA!

BelleBeautyandtheBeast
03-18-2008, 05:02 PM
I requested info from USGoldBuyers.com and immediately received an email on how to ship them my gold.

The email includes info on how to ship via FedEx, including a phone number to call for supplies and pick up. It also includes a copy of the Method of Payment Form as well as an example of how you will need to fill out the FedEx paperwork.

I packed my gold into a small padded envelope with my Method of Payment Form and took it to FedEx/Kinkos. At FedEx/Kinkos the man working at the counter asked me to put my padded envelope into an official FedEx cardboard mailer. By using the official FedEx mailer it was insured up to $500, otherwise it was only insured for up to $100 (correct me if I am wrong but this was my understanding).

He double checked the info I had put on the blank form and then handed me a copy of the form and a receipt after he weighed the package and entered all the info into the computer.

The package is shipped overnight to USGB, USGB is billed through their FedEx account for this, no money out of pocket.

Once they get your package they evaluate it, contact you with an amount and pay you as you indicated on your Method of Payment Form http://www.usgoldbuyers.com/mop.gif

dvcnewgirl
03-18-2008, 05:56 PM
I requested info from USGoldBuyers.com and immediately received an email on how to ship them my gold.

The email includes info on how to ship via FedEx, including a phone number to call for supplies and pick up. It also includes a copy of the Method of Payment Form as well as an example of how you will need to fill out the FedEx paperwork.

I packed my gold into a small padded envelope with my Method of Payment Form and took it to FedEx/Kinkos. At FedEx/Kinkos the man working at the counter asked me to put my padded envelope into an official FedEx cardboard mailer. By using the official FedEx mailer it was insured up to $500, otherwise it was only insured for up to $100 (correct me if I am wrong but this was my understanding).

He double checked the info I had put on the blank form and then handed me a copy of the form and a receipt after he weighed the package and entered all the info into the computer.

The package is shipped overnight to USGB, USGB is billed through their FedEx account for this, no money out of pocket.

Once they get your package they evaluate it, contact you with an amount and pay you as you indicated on your Method of Payment Form http://www.usgoldbuyers.com/mop.gif

Thanks so much!

mafibisha
03-18-2008, 06:12 PM
My local jeweler offered $529 ~

USGB offered $1003.90 ~ i was thrilled!

Also, Fed Ex WILL PICK UP. Its on the USGB instructions they email to you.

Per their instructions: i called Fed Ex for a pickup, got my jewelry ready in a padded envelope, the Fed Ex guy came to my door about 6 pm on Thursday WITH SUPPLIES (the box, tape etc) and shipping label that i filled out. It was rec'd on friday morning ~ you track it on line.

I got my call today. Easy as can be.

Definitely go with the on-line guys as the local jewelers are *middlemen* making their profit by taking in jewelry and sending it away also.

Hope this helps!

POOHDRMR
03-18-2008, 06:27 PM
I saw someone say they used the # on the sample shipping label for the account # for usgoldbuyers-did anyone use this # or did you pay for shipping and get reimbursed?

Chelley00
03-18-2008, 06:40 PM
USgoldbuyers are not accepting any new calls until Monday March 24th :(

momtosam
03-18-2008, 06:54 PM
USgoldbuyers are not accepting any new calls until Monday March 24th :(

That might not be a bad thing. I just read an article that said gold went down today after the interest rate cut was announced. Maybe it will go back up next week.

mafibisha
03-18-2008, 06:56 PM
I saw someone say they used the # on the sample shipping label for the account # for usgoldbuyers-did anyone use this # or did you pay for shipping and get reimbursed?

Yes, i used THEIR Fed Ex number, as they instruct us to do in their email.

You do NOT pay for shipping and you NOT have to leave your house.

It's in their instructions: Fed Ex will PICK UP at your home providing EVERYTHING you need.

Folks, you're making it too difficult.

It isn't. Just follow the instructions they send you in the email.

soccerchick
03-18-2008, 07:21 PM
I requested info from USGoldBuyers.com and immediately received an email on how to ship them my gold.

The email includes info on how to ship via FedEx, including a phone number to call for supplies and pick up. It also includes a copy of the Method of Payment Form as well as an example of how you will need to fill out the FedEx paperwork.

I packed my gold into a small padded envelope with my Method of Payment Form and took it to FedEx/Kinkos. At FedEx/Kinkos the man working at the counter asked me to put my padded envelope into an official FedEx cardboard mailer. By using the official FedEx mailer it was insured up to $500, otherwise it was only insured for up to $100 (correct me if I am wrong but this was my understanding).

He double checked the info I had put on the blank form and then handed me a copy of the form and a receipt after he weighed the package and entered all the info into the computer.

The package is shipped overnight to USGB, USGB is billed through their FedEx account for this, no money out of pocket.

Once they get your package they evaluate it, contact you with an amount and pay you as you indicated on your Method of Payment Form http://www.usgoldbuyers.com/mop.gif

Thanks for replying. This is what I did too. Did you also call? Or did you just let the email suffice?

busylilnurse
03-18-2008, 07:31 PM
Remember they are not even taking phone calls regarding this until Monday, they'e been swamped since the Wall Street Journal article.

soccerchick
03-18-2008, 07:38 PM
Remember they are not even taking phone calls regarding this until Monday, they'e been swamped since the Wall Street Journal article.

Yes, but I emailed and received the shipping info attachment Monday night. I couldn't sit home today and wait for FedEx to bring me stuff so I mailed it at a postal connections type place. The instructions did not say I had to also call; seems like it would just repeat the stuff I emailed.

POOHDRMR
03-18-2008, 07:39 PM
Yes, i used THEIR Fed Ex number, as they instruct us to do in their email.

You do NOT pay for shipping and you NOT have to leave your house.

It's in their instructions: Fed Ex will PICK UP at your home providing EVERYTHING you need.

Folks, you're making it too difficult.

It isn't. Just follow the instructions they send you in the email.

The email they sent me said to pay for shipping and they will reimburse me for the shipping but there is a account# in the sample shipping label.So if I follow the email I WOULD pay for shipping up front anyway.Just seeing if anyone did this or just used the #

mafibisha
03-18-2008, 07:51 PM
The email they sent me said to pay for shipping and they will reimburse me for the shipping but there is a account# in the sample shipping label.So if I follow the email I WOULD pay for shipping up front anyway.Just seeing if anyone did this or just used the #

Hmm, thats interesting.

Maybe it was changed, or are you reading the part of the value over 5K?

Here is part of the email they sent me:

Shipping Instructions
1. Pack your valuables securely in a manila envelope or cardboard box. When packing,
we suggest small ziplock bags or some sort of wrap (silver foil, etc.) before inserting in
the box or manila envelope.
2. Contact Federal Express by calling (800) 463-3339 to schedule the pick up.
Make sure to tell FedEx that you need supplies.
(FedEx small or large padded envelope, or box and a blank airbill).
Do not use letter envelopes because they tend to rip if they get wet or mishandled.
If the value of your shipment is more than $5000.00, we advise to use USPS Registered Mail with signature required. U.S. Gold Buyers, Inc. will reimburse all of your shipping expenses.
Please use the sample airbill below to assist you in filling it out properly. Remember that FedEx is there
to help you so don’t hesitate to ask any questions.

Hope this helps.
Oh, and note that you can't just do this without first contacting them and receiving their 'official' email with these - or other - instructions.

mafibisha
03-18-2008, 09:14 PM
Hmm, thats interesting.

Maybe it was changed, or are you reading the part of the value over 5K?

Here is part of the email they sent me:

Shipping Instructions
1. Pack your valuables securely in a manila envelope or cardboard box. When packing,
we suggest small ziplock bags or some sort of wrap (silver foil, etc.) before inserting in
the box or manila envelope.
2. Contact Federal Express by calling (800) 463-3339 to schedule the pick up.
Make sure to tell FedEx that you need supplies.
(FedEx small or large padded envelope, or box and a blank airbill).
Do not use letter envelopes because they tend to rip if they get wet or mishandled.
If the value of your shipment is more than $5000.00, we advise to use USPS Registered Mail with signature required. U.S. Gold Buyers, Inc. will reimburse all of your shipping expenses.
Please use the sample airbill below to assist you in filling it out properly. Remember that FedEx is there
to help you so donít hesitate to ask any questions.

Hope this helps.
Oh, and note that you can't just do this without first contacting them and receiving their 'official' email with these - or other - instructions.

I should add that their email gives their account number for fed ex and all their personal company specifics for filling in the packing slip and label.

Last week at this time i was a cynic, but having made more than twice what my local guy wanted to give me, i am a believer! Its amazing to make so much on stuff i didn't even remember!

Best of luck to everyone.

mello
03-18-2008, 11:24 PM
I'm wondering which method of payment to request. I'm hesitant to ask for Paypal because of the darn fees. How do Western Union and MoneyGram work? Do they incur any fees? Would a company check be very safe? What are you all doing?

mafibisha
03-19-2008, 07:39 AM
I'm wondering which method of payment to request. I'm hesitant to ask for Paypal because of the darn fees. How do Western Union and MoneyGram work? Do they incur any fees? Would a company check be very safe? What are you all doing?


I requested a check since I've been hearing there are paypal fees.

They said the check was sent out the same day they called with my offer and I should have it in a few days.

:cheer2:

fairyprncesleah
03-19-2008, 07:49 AM
Shipping was super easy. Click the link on their site for the information to be emailed to you. Call fedex and request and envelope and blank airbill- and they bring it to you and pick up your package. I sent mine out Thur. last week, it was delivered Friday, and I got a call with my payout on Saturday at somepoint (not sure of the time because I was at Disney and missed the initial call)

Paypal fees for me were about $11 for a $382 pay out. It wasn't that bad. And the money was in my paypal account within 15mins of hanging up the phone with USGoldbuyers.

Really, it is VERY easy, I didn't have to contact them other than the clicking of the link on their page for them to email me information. It was SUPER easy!!

mafibisha
03-19-2008, 07:56 AM
Shipping was super easy. Click the link on their site for the information to be emailed to you. Call fedex and request and envelope and blank airbill- and they bring it to you and pick up your package. I sent mine out Thur. last week, it was delivered Friday, and I got a call with my payout on Saturday at somepoint (not sure of the time because I was at Disney and missed the initial call)

Paypal fees for me were about $11 for a $382 pay out. It wasn't that bad. And the money was in my paypal account within 15mins of hanging up the phone with USGoldbuyers.

Really, it is VERY easy, I didn't have to contact them other than the clicking of the link on their page for them to email me information. It was SUPER easy!!

Yes, it really IS super easy and really WOR$H it!! And I'm so grateful for the OP way back when - who started this discussion!

mafibisha
03-19-2008, 11:27 AM
bumping up for those still deciding.

bgross
09-26-2008, 05:34 AM
Let me first tell you I have bought and sold gold since 1980, and understand the payment structure percentages etc. and have used many refiners.
As a dealer I went in to sell them gold and silver just to satisfy my curiosity about how they supposedly payed more than the refiner I had been using for many years.

In a conversation with the manager who was inspecting my gold I found he was always trying to tell me how big the company was and how he spent millions each day buying gold so he knew more than me and if I were happy with my refiner why was I selling him my gold.

He also made references to how much people like me pay and I bluntly told him he did not know me so how could he make such rash remarks.

At the end of the transaction I was told Grannys ( thats a reference to old ladys) sold him more gold than I brought him, I sold him 271.5 pennyweights thats 13.55 troy ounces.

As he tested my gold he made remarks on how most gold is under karat and made in the back of jewelry stores.

130 pennyweights of the gold I gave him was from a Tiffany 18k dresser set made in the 1930's he made remarks that even the Tiffany gold could be under carat.

He did find that two victorian braclets that I had not filed into were good gold filled then he proceeded to act like the nasty person he really is and kept trying to provoke me.

I was under the impression that I would be paid 98% the website states paid up to 98.5 % so I figured least he would pay was 97% which I was getting at my refiner.

He nor his worker ever discussed a percentage with me.

I was told they would melt the gold and an independant company does the assay thats why there is a $35 charge.

The assay I was told would take approx. 90 minutes.

When I came back to get paid and saw the assay it was clear to me I was taken.

If I had sold my gold and silver at my refiner on the stone without assay I would have been paid almost $500 more.

I asked for my bar of gold and was told it was chemically refined already but they were willing to give me pure gold in return.

In all my years of selling gold, no refiner has ever told me I could not have my bar of gold back when I was not happy with the assay.

They then proceeded to tell me it was chemically refined so which was it! melted or chemically refined.

Its clear to me they could not return my gold or I could prove they were thieves.

They are thieves no question about it, if you read the website you are told your merchandise can be retrived so what makes my transaction any different from others.

There is a you tube T.V. news video thats shows newscasters selling them gold but doing a lousy job never is there any mention of how much was paid per pennyweight.

Bgross
Brooklyn, New York
U.S.A.


I know there will probably be a rebuttal, I know the truth.

goldMeister
10-08-2008, 11:01 AM
BGross claims he has been buying gold since 1980, but yet he attempted to pass off gold filled jewelry.
BGross had every opportunity not to sell to US Gold Buyers, Inc. but yet he insisted.
Bgross came in July representing himself as an expert in gold buying and insisted that USGB purchase his bits and piece of mixed metals by testing with stone. Obviously hoping for the Company to make a mistake and pay him more than he was entitled to.
BGross claims that he used several refiners, evidently not one of them satisfied him yet. Otherwise he would have established a relationship as many of our clients have.
BGross assumed that he was getting paid on a 98% payout without asking or even reading the website. If he asked or read the payout schedule on our website, he would clearly see that he qualifies for a 96%.
US Gold Buyers, Inc. is a reputable refiner in the heart of the Diamond District.
We cater to manufacturers, pawn shops, jewelry stores, dental labs,etc. For decades, many of our customers bring their bars pre-melted and pre-assayed.
Our assay results are 100% accurate 100% of the times.

OTHER THAN BGross NO ONE EVER HAD ANY ISSUES REGARDING OUR INTEGRITY.

BGross had no intention of using US Gold Buyers, Inc. as a refining facility. His motive was to defraud the Company by attempting to sell what was not gold. US Gold Buyers, Inc. is not in business of melting scrap gold and converting into bars. Bgross clearly knew as a professional in the business that once his scrap gold is melted the process is irreversible.
US Gold Buyers, Inc. made every attempt to accomodate Bgross, but he kept on being rude, and arrogant.
USGB, Inc. made the mistake of giving BGross the benefit of a doubt and accepting his business rather than asking him to leave the premises.

mookie
10-08-2008, 11:54 AM
Anyone else find it interesting that this was bumped up from March and that both of these posters only have one post? :confused3