Frequently Asked Questions | Goldanalytix
Here you find answers to the most frequently asked questions on all topics related to precious metal testing. The questions and answers are neatly arranged according to key topics - so you can find what you are looking for very quickly.
Memberships and certifications:
Official gold dealers usually have memberships such as with the "Berufsverband des Deutschen Münzenfachhandels e.V." or a "Good Delivery" certification from the "London Bullion Market Association". Members and certifications of this kind can be viewed publicly on the respective sites.
Dealers are tied to the current price of gold, the spot price and do not sell below value. If you find a particularly cheap offer on the Internet, you'd better watch out.
Credible gold dealers can also be found in service tests. Test series by "Focus Money" or "Euro am Sonntag" regularly review various providers, which you can use as a guide.
Homepage and communication:
You can already unmask scammers on their homepage. Compare the prices of the offers with the current gold chart.
Personal contact with the dealer:
Reputable dealers always offer you personal contact as well and can be reached by phone at any time.
Here you can also immediately recognize bad counterfeits. Reputable gold dealers usually offer you high-resolution pictures of the products, while counterfeiters usually offer inferior ones to disguise obvious external differences. "Gold plated" does not mean solid gold, "fine gold plating" is nothing more than foreign metals covered with a thin layer of precious fine gold. You should also interpret expressions such as "replica", "medal", "replica" or even "counterfeit" as warnings.