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The last couple of days and weeks the corona virus (COVID-19) has dominated daily life in every possible way. Given the rapidly changing situation we would like to inform you about certain things.
Closure starting from 18/03/2020
In order to guarantee the health of our clients and colleagues, our office has been closed since 18/03/2020. Unfortunately, we cannot foresee at this point when the shop will open again. As soon as we have any updates regarding that matter, we will inform you through our webshop and through mailing.
Availability gold bars and coins
All of the products offered for sale on Argentorshop are either in stock or in backorder at our suppliers. The delivery period is, however, marked as 'unspecified' as we are not sure when the shop will be able to open again for pick-up or for the backorders to be delivered. Therefore, it is impossible to give information about the delivery delays at this point.
You will also notice that the selling premiums of the available gold bars and coins are higher then usual. That is a direct result of the current demand and supply on the gold market. There is no shortage of gold! Some supply chains are simply experiencing difficulties due to several closures and transportation restrictions. Once the situation has returned to normal the selling premiums will lower again..
Secured home delivery at reduced shipping fee
Due to the closing of our office and the numerous orders being placed, you will from now on no longer have the option to choose for a pick-up at the store when placing your order. To compensate this inconvenience, we lowered our shipping fee to €15 (VAT incl.). We will contact you as soon as possible about the delivery date once we have received your payment.
Placed an order before closing but did not pick it up yet?
To those who have placed an order and still have to pick it up in our office, we ask your comprehension. Unfortunately, we had to decide very abruptly to close our office which is why you probably did not have the time to pick it up.
Let’s keep in mind that precious metals deserve precious care and that your order is in safe hands at Argentor. Your order is 100% insured and safely kept in our office (in case the goods were fully on stock). There is no need to worry about the pick-up of your order in case that did not happen yet.
Keep in touch!
Even though we are not reachable by telephone anymore, you can still contact us by e-mail on email@example.com. During office hours you can also contact our experts through the live chat Our employees are doing everything in their power to assist you in placing an order and to help you with your questions and/or remarks.
Stay Healthy and take good care of your loved ones and yourself!
The Argentor team
Gold... It's a subject you seem to read about more and more each day in financial newspapers and magazines. The price has been rising for more than a decade now and no other financial asset seems to do better. Therefore it's no wonder that the idea of investing in gold has become more and more popular over the past few years. Also, the volatility of the international investment market has caused the rise in faith in gold over other high risk investments. In times of crisis gold comes to the surface as a safe haven.
Gold is not quite the traditional asset that simply reacts to demand and supply. Should that be the case, the gold rate would have exploded many times before. After all, global demand is far higher than the actual gold supply. The market, however, is also heavily shaped by international and economical politics, and the existence of derivatives, such as paper gold certificates. In order to fully protect your assets it is, however, wise to stay clear of such certificates and to go for genuine physical gold. It is the only way to make sure that your investment offers you and your future buying power the protection you need.
You can turn to Argentor for both gold bars and coins, in several weights and purities, as well as fine gold in grains / plate and 18 carats gold solder.
Argentor offers a range of several gold bars going from 2,5 grams to 1 kilogram. We only provide newly produced gold bars from 3 different LBMA certified refineries; Metalor, Umicore & Valcambi. LBMA certified gold bars are acknowledged worldwide and easily tradable because of their good delivery status. They contain the highest possible purity of gold (999,9) and are delivered with certificate of authenticity.
You do not have to pay VAT on gold bars because they are considered as monetary gold.
At Argentor you can choose from a wide range of modern bullion coins, such as the Maple Leaf, the Vienna Philharmonic and the Krugerrand, but also from several historical coins, such as the 50 Mexican peso's, 20 Belgian francs and the British Sovereign. Gold coins serve perfectly as a purchase of physical gold. You do not have to pay VAT because they are considered as monetary gold.
Even though all coins offered by Argentor are tested, they do not come with a certificate as opposed to gold bars.
GOLD IN GRAINS / PLATE + GOLD SOLDER
Argentor sells the primary precious metals you will need as a goldsmith or jeweller to create and/or repair jewellery. Not only can you buy fine gold in grains / plate, but we also offer 18 carats gold solder in several hardness numbers for jellow, white, as well as rosé gold: 02G, 05G, 10G, 15G, 20G, 05W, 10W, 15W, 20W, 05R, 10R & 15R. Gold in grains / plate & gold solder are not suitable investment tools! If you do not dispose of a valid VAT number, you must pay 21% VAT because gold in grains and gold solder are not seen as an investment but as raw material. On top of that it can prove to be quite difficult to resell gold in those forms.
You can order fine gold in grains / plate starting from a minimum weight of 10 grams.
Gold solder can neither be ordered online, nor in grams! We cut our gold solder in strips of +/- 2 grams. You can only order gold solder in combination with other metals and / or solder starting from a combined minimum weight of 10 grams. These orders are best placed by telephone or e-mail.
Orders < 10 grams are neither accepted online, nor by telephone or e-mail. You are, of course, always welcome in our office to buy your supplies directly at the counter.