|Current Silver Spot (USD/Oz):|
|eBay||There is always silver available to buy on eBay, but you have to be a bit cautious (e.g. not buying from someone with little feedback, being aware of the protection limits that eBay and PayPal offer). Sometimes, prices will be higher than they should; other times, you can purchase silver below spot. If you use eBay, you can save up to 15% by using the Bing cashback program (which typically provides 8% cash back for 'Buy It Now' purchases), as well as eBay Bucks (2% for those invited to the program), Mr. Rebates (3%) or Ebates, and credit card rewards programs (1%-2%).|
|The Tulving Co.||A no-nonsense website for those that have a lot to invest (the minimums vary, but are typically about 500+ ounces for silver), almost always offering the best prices. He has sold bullion online for about 15 years. Note that while free overnight shipping is usually offered, it may take several weeks for the order to be shipped.|
WARNING: Since late 2012, there have been many reports of unusual delays (e.g. $50,000 orders of in-stock items taking 2 months to ship). Several people reported being told that Tulving's insurance only allows them to send a certain dollar amount per day. If true, it is simply poor business practice (you either increase the limits, or reduce your volume such as by raising prices).
|APMEX||APMEX is best known for their very diverse selection of silver (and gold) products, often offering hard-to-find items. Their prices are also very competitive.|
|AJPM||AJPM has common bullion products, at very good prices. They also have daily specials, that sometimes include uncommon products, or better than usual deals.|
|Bullion Direct||Bullion Direct acts as an intermediary between buyers and sellers. Sellers ship the product to Bullion Direct, who then inspects the product and ships it to you.|
|Provident Metals||Provident Metals has only been around since about August, 2009, but has gained a large following of loyal customers.|
|Gainesville Coins||Gainesville Coins has been around since about 2006, but it appears that they have grown their customer base significantly over the past few years. We did receive a report from one person claiming that his experience with them was "way less than honest and upfront", but most people seem to have done well with Gainesville.|
|www.kitco.com1||Kitco is a well-known dealer. See our notes below. 1, 2|
2. We are skeptical of the data they provide. Specifically, they offer historical data ('1833-1999 Yearly Averages') that appears to be inaccurate. They show a London Fix Average price of $21.793 for silver for 1979, and $16.393 for 1980. However, using data directly from the LBMA, we determine it to be $11.0679 in 1979, and $20.9837 for 1980. So for one year, their price is almost TWICE what it really was, and the other 20% LOWER than it really was. They were contacted about this discrepancy, but never replied to offer an explanation. We are unaware where they are getting their inaccurate date from, nor why they do not fix it. But given all the concerns of manipulation and such, it is disconcerning when companies provide inaccurate information. It may just be an honest mistake.