Compare UK Online Silver Buyers

We undertook an undercover audit across the five major gold, jewellery and silver buying sites in the UK. We requested gold, jewellery and silver selling-packs online, once these packs were received, we ensured that identical sums of jewellery were sent for evaluation. Below you’ll see a comparison of the prices we were offered for the identical packs of gold, and how long it took for us to receive our money.

Highest Paying Fast Payment

Our Favourite

Post Gold For Cash

They offered us the most for our jewellery and were the quickest with our offer and payment. They have over 600 positive Trustpilot reviews, a best price guarantee and free P&P and returns, this makes them our recommended gold buyer.

YES Price
Match
YES Free
P&P
24hr Payment 90%Trustpilot
Rating*

Price Offered

£121.00

ORDER PACK

VISIT SITE

Second Highest Paying Limited Number of Reviews

There are better options out there

Big Gold

Offered us the second most for our gold but was still almost £20 lower than the highest offer. The pack, offer and payment was quick, but they only have a limited number of reviews.

YES Price
Match
YES Free
P&P
24hr Payment 80%Trustpilot
Rating*

Price Offered

£102.22

ORDER PACK

VISIT SITE

Misleading? Free Postage

Avoid

British Gold Refinery

We don't recommend the British gold refinery; the ASA has taken action against them for misleading advertising. They also featured on BBC 1's Rip off Britain. Our advice would be to stay away. The first pack we requested never arrived, so we reordered another one but it took almost a week to arrive.

NO Price
Match
YES Free
P&P
24hr Payment 0%Trustpilot
Rating*

Price Offered

£76.49

ORDER PACK

VISIT SITE

Low Paying No Price Match

Wouldn't tell us how much gold we had.

Gold 2 Pounds

We only found 2 reviews for this company, and they were both very negative. When we asked how much gold was in our pack they told us that they wouldn't tell us as it was against their company policy.

NO Price
Match
YES Free
P&P
24hr Payment 15%Trustpilot
Rating*

Price Offered

£52.97

ORDER PACK

VISIT SITE

Limited Options You May Pay for Postage

Avoid if selling less than 20 grams of gold.

How Cash for Gold

When we tried to order a pack from how cash for gold we were told that we were not able to because our pack weighed less than 20 grams. If you do send in less than 20 grams of gold they will deduct £8 from the final price to cover postage and packing.

NO Price
Match
NO Free
P&P
24hr Payment 50%Trustpilot
Rating*

Price Offered

£0.00

ORDER PACK

VISIT SITE

Pack Never Arrived No Reviews Online

We Couldn't Contact This Company

Postgold.Cash

We ordered 2 packs from postgold.cash but neither arrived, when we called the number listed on their website we didn't get a response. We also couldn't find any reviews for them online.

NO Price
Match
YES Free
P&P
24hr Payment 0%Trustpilot
Rating*

Price Offered

£0.00

ORDER PACK

VISIT SITE

Highest Paying Fast Payment Our Favourite

Price Offered

£121.00

Post Gold For Cash

They offered us the most for our jewellery and were the quickest with our offer and payment. They have over 600 positive Trustpilot reviews, a best price guarantee and free P&P and returns, this makes them our recommended gold buyer.

PRICE MATCH
FREE P&P

90%
TRUSTPILOT RATING*

24HRS PAYMENT

Second Highest Paying Limited Number of Reviews There are better options out there

Price Offered

£102.22

Big Gold

Offered us the second most for our gold but was still almost £20 lower than the highest offer. The pack, offer and payment was quick, but they only have a limited number of reviews.

PRICE MATCH
FREE P&P

80%
TRUSTPILOT RATING*

24HRS PAYMENT

Misleading? Free Postage Avoid

Price Offered

£76.49

British Gold Refinery

We don't recommend the British gold refinery; the ASA has taken action against them for misleading advertising. They also featured on BBC 1's Rip off Britain. Our advice would be to stay away. The first pack we requested never arrived, so we reordered another one but it took almost a week to arrive.

NO PRICE MATCH
FREE P&P

0%
TRUSTPILOT RATING*

24HRS PAYMENT

Low Paying No Price Match Wouldn't tell us how much gold we had.

Price Offered

£52.97

Gold 2 Pounds

We only found 2 reviews for this company, and they were both very negative. When we asked how much gold was in our pack they told us that they wouldn't tell us as it was against their company policy.

NO PRICE MATCH
FREE P&P

15%
TRUSTPILOT RATING*

24HRS PAYMENT

Limited Options You May Pay for Postage Avoid if selling less than 20 grams of gold.

Price Offered

£0.00

How Cash for Gold

When we tried to order a pack from how cash for gold we were told that we were not able to because our pack weighed less than 20 grams. If you do send in less than 20 grams of gold they will deduct £8 from the final price to cover postage and packing.

NO PRICE MATCH
NO FREE P&P

50%
TRUSTPILOT RATING*

24HRS PAYMENT

Pack Never Arrived No Reviews Online We Couldn't Contact This Company

Price Offered

£0.00

Postgold.Cash

We ordered 2 packs from postgold.cash but neither arrived, when we called the number listed on their website we didn't get a response. We also couldn't find any reviews for them online.

NO PRICE MATCH
FREE P&P

0%
TRUSTPILOT RATING*

24HRS PAYMENT

Sell Gold, Jewellery & Silver Online

When selling your gold, jewellery & silver, it's important to use a reputable online gold buyer, we advise looking for reviews on places such as Trust Pilot, a well-recognised website. When we carried out our research into the leading gold buyers, we found most of the sites had very poor reviews, in fact, out of the sites we reviewed only two sites, Post Gold for Cash and Big Gold stood out for its excellent reviews and high Trust Pilot scores.

It’s also important to find out how long it takes for you to get paid, and how long it takes for your gold to be returned to you, if you choose not to take the price that is offered. Some gold sites will charge you if you want to have your items returned, whereas others will return your items free of charge. We would advise considering these factors before you choose which company to send your gold too.

When ordering your gold selling pack, you’ll want to ensure that your gold is insured if it gets lost in the post. Most gold sites will offer free Royal Mail special delivery with insurance up to £750. This can be increased if you think your items are worth more than this value.

*If we are unable to find a Trust pilot score for a site, we’ll give a score based on other reviews we’ve found online. Our website is completely free for you to use but we may receive a commission from some of the companies we link to on the site.

Our Process

We undertook an undercover audit across the five major gold and silver sites in the UK. We requested gold selling-packs online, once these packs were received we ensured that identical sums of 9ct gold were sent for evaluation.

We waited for all offers to come back before agreeing to sell.

We requested for all payments to be sent via cheque, these were all received within 2 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I be sure this is safe?

    When selling your gold, jewellery & silver, it's important to use a reputable online gold buyer, we advise looking for reviews on places such as Trust Pilot, a well-recognised website. When we carried out our research into the leading gold buyers, we found most of the sites had very poor reviews, in fact, out of the sites we reviewed only two sites, Post Gold for Cash and Big Gold stood out for its excellent reviews and high Trust Pilot score. When ordering your gold selling pack, you’ll want to ensure that your gold is insured if it gets lost in the post. Most gold sites will offer free Royal Mail special delivery with insurance up to £750. This can be increased if you think your items are worth more than this value.

  • How long will it take for me to get paid?

    Find out how long it takes for you to get paid, and how long it takes for your gold to be returned to you, if you choose not to take the price that is offered. Some gold sites will charge you if you want to have your items returned, whereas others will return your items free of charge. We would advise considering these factors before you choose which company to send your gold too.

  • Which site was the best in our test?

    Having conducted our own research of the leading gold sites in the UK, we recommend Post Gold for Cash, they have the highest review scores of all the sites we researched, they offer free postage and returns, with insurance up to £750 which can be increased and they offer a price match guarantee. So, if you are offered a price from another site, they will match it. *If we are unable to find a Trust pilot score for a site, we’ll give a score based on other reviews we’ve found online.