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Old 28th April 2009, 09:01   #16
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HDFC and ICICI bank advertise they are giving discounts on gold coins (2-3%). If they are actually charging a premium isn't that weird?!
If I buy a 10 gm gold coin and gold is 1400/gm how much will it cost at HDFC etc and at a jeweller shop.

And finally - where can I sell a gold coin for cold cash!
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Old 28th April 2009, 10:19   #17
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HDFC and ICICI bank advertise they are giving discounts on gold coins (2-3%). If they are actually charging a premium isn't that weird?!
If I buy a 10 gm gold coin and gold is 1400/gm how much will it cost at HDFC etc and at a jeweller shop.

And finally - where can I sell a gold coin for cold cash!

My friend got one 5gm Mudra from HDFC Yesterday. Hole in the pocket is more than 8000 INR. Wonder how they arrive at the costing of gold at bank.

You cannot sell the coin back to the bank. Best choice would be to sell it to your jeweller.

And to reduce the costs further, One can buy bars/coins from the jeweller itself and sell it back to him for COLD CASH
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The banks sell 24K gold. But still they are costlier than what one can get at a Jeweller's shop.
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Why would someone buy something when it has the highest possible demand in the whole year?

Buy when no one is buying - Basics no?
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Gold is trading at almost all time high.
Absolutely bad time to invest.
Akshaya Tritiya or Akshaya Dwitiya, doesn't make any economic sense.
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One can buy bars/coins from the jeweller itself and sell it back to him for COLD CASH
Are you sure about this?
A few months ago I was in "I want to invest in gold mode" and I inquired from family/friends. Everyone told me that I can exchange raw gold (bar/coin) for gold jewelery and not for cash.
Can any one confirm this please?

Edit: How about Gold ETFs. Are they worth it?
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Can any one confirm this please?
Edit: How about Gold ETFs. Are they worth it?
Regards,
Thats the last news I had from JD Paragon.

Believe EFT's are great for Fluidity and costing
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Government Banks like SBI and PNB offer quite reasonable rates on gold coins which are certified 24K.

But as has been already pointed, this is probably the worst time to buy gold.
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Tanishq sells gold goins starting from 5 gms. They provide a certificate of authenticity and buy back also.
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Has anybody tried selling the coins purchased from the banks? Any feed back please??

And how are prices? (As in a split up form - like "day's rate + premium + tax ... " etc)

AFAICT, HDFC here says it is daily rate + 7% VAT, less a 4% discount if paid on THEIR credit card. Had a colleauge enquire with ICICI a few months back, and he was left feeling dizzy.

Any branded alternative to banks - somebody mentioned Tanishq - any thing else?
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How about looking for Kruger Rands. May be your jeweller can get them. As for sovereigns virtually all in the market are locally stamped / cast.
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never buy from banks. they are just a loot. always buy from a reputed jeweller. i have been fooled by icici bank once. the rate difference was almost 950rs.
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Has anybody tried selling the coins purchased from the banks? Any feed back please??

And how are prices? (As in a split up form - like "day's rate + premium + tax ... " etc)

AFAICT, HDFC here says it is daily rate + 7% VAT, less a 4% discount if paid on THEIR credit card. Had a colleauge enquire with ICICI a few months back, and he was left feeling dizzy.

Any branded alternative to banks - somebody mentioned Tanishq - any thing else?
Coins bought from banks always go at the same rate when compared to coins purchased from elsewhere. What is matters is the purity, Right ?

Just go & sell it any Jeweller and don't worry too much about tax.
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BANKS REALLY RIP YOU OFF AND NO BUY BACK, IN BANGALORE YOU CAN BUY GOLD COINS FROM BANGALORE REFINERY .THEY ARE THE MANUFACTURES OF GOLD AND SILVER COINS .MOST OF THE REPUTED JEWELLERS GET GOLD AND SILVER COINS MADE FROM THEM .YOU CAN VISIT THERE SITE WWW.BANGALOREREFINERY.COM OR WWW.BRPL.ASIA. THEY R IN THIS BUSINESS FOR THE LAST 30YEARS OR SO.THEY PRICE IS RESONABLE,(certified 24KT) AND BUY BACK ALSO

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BANKS REALLY RIP YOU OFF AND NO BUY BACK, IN BANGALORE YOU CAN BUY GOLD COINS FROM BANGALORE REFINERY .THEY ARE THE MANUFACTURES OF GOLD AND SILVER COINS .MOST OF THE REPUTED JEWELLERS GET GOLD AND SILVER COINS MADE FROM THEM .YOU CAN VISIT THERE SITE WWW.BANGALOREREFINERY.COM OR WWW.BRPL.ASIA. THEY R IN THIS BUSINESS FOR THE LAST 30YEARS OR SO.THEY PRICE IS RESONABLE,(certified 24KT) AND BUY BACK ALSO
Hi Nikhil,
Have you purchased from these people. If yes, then how was your experience. Also would like to know if they have any store around MG road area, from the present contact address it looks like they are present only in Peenya and chickpet area.
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