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Old 27th April 2009, 13:26   #1
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Today being a good day to buy gold, couple of my friends are pestering me if I had any info about locations where we can buy 24K gold coins/bars.

If anyone has any information on the same, Kindly educate me please
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Old 27th April 2009, 13:32   #2
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You can buy it from any reputed jeweler or ICICI bank.
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You can buy it from a bank, but keep in mind they will not buy back it from you (if in future you want to sell it).
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Would use following preference:

1. Gold ETF (Buy gold in electronic format, trades similar to a stock. Need a demat account to buy)
2. Reputed Jeweller in the city (Cheaper than Banks)
3. Banks
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During lunch break, we had ICICI representatives selling gold coins near the cafeteria !
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Thanks guys for all your guidance.

I believe he wants for his personal uasge only and I doubt if hes interested to sell it back to the bank

EFT, nah, hes not into electronic trading and all

ICICI bank, Good Choice, since he has an account with them. Will convey the same to him.

Thanks a lot again
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I buy gold coins from Bhima, it is a reputed jewellery on Dickenson road, next to Manipal cente (very close to M.G. road).

A small part of my portfolio is gold as it gives good returns and is safe.
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If you ever travel to Singapore you could pick up gold coins from any of the gold stores. Not because of the cost but for the purity of gold.
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Banks charge a premium of about Rs.1000 per 8gm coin. I hear that you may be able to buy the same coins at a lower premium from your jeweller. These will be coins which come in as a trade-in for jewellery. I am told they charge a far lower premium.
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ICICI Bank offered me some good rates,so i ended up with few coins on saturday,just before i booked my Nano.
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The Post offices sell Gold coins too. Atleast here in chennai.
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Where was this Akshaya Tritiya concept few years back? I first heard it in 2004, and now it has become such a craze, I keep wondering how such an ultra-auspicious gold buying day was unknown to everybody until this decade.

It must be the biggest marketing coup of this decade.
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gold coins are easily available with all gold jewelers in 1g/2g/5g/10g and bigger as 500gm brick is called a half bread and 1kg brick is called bread, you can buy them from your regular jeweler as they now comes packed from different sellers with the tinch marking on them.

so it is safe now to buy gold coins the rate differ from day to day you will get 10 gms gold coin (suppose today's mcx rate was 14500/- for per 10 grams so the market rate will be around 14700/- or 14750/-)
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Weird question for today - just follow the queue! The gold shop near my house had a queue of ladies standing outside at 7.30 am today.
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Hmmm... Like samurai mentioned I have also heard about this akshaya tritiya only a couple of years back and more importantly it is become really a 'big-deal'

I think gold coins are a bad idea, we have some and I always felt jewelery would have been a better choice - the 15% max making charges u pay atleast makes the gold useful to wear them.

Btw krishnaya chetty & sons on commercial street bangalore has a good collection of these coins. Kerala shops like josco, alukas, etc. don't.
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