Thursday, July 22, 2010
Goldline International Scam Investigation Opened!
An investigation has been launched by Democratic Congressmen Weiner & Rush, of the selling practices of Goldline International. Goldline uses high profile conservative firebrands like Glenn Beck to promote their gold & silver coins and bullion. I believe the investigation by the government of Goldline is politically motivated, and represents yet another glaring example of the "Big Brother" mentality that seemingly has engulfed our nation.
My own review of their online selling practices and their website reveals they primarily profit by selling gold and silver coins at extremely high prices to novices, incited by inflammatory ads featuring conservative icons. The company especially seems to prefer non-bullion numismatic coins as their "true value" is much more nebulous, and not directly linked to silver and gold prices (as are bullion coins). The sales pitch relies heavily on worries about the economy and a possible Federal government confiscation of non-numismatic gold coins, as happened in 1933 under FDR. Goldline claims profit margins of 30-35%, but I suspect they actually soar as high as 67% on their favorite coin, the Swiss 20 Franc gold coin! On the other hand, competitors like Amergold.com offer the same coins at only about a 13% market up!
The Swiss coins contain 0.1867 troy ounces of gold, and are a little smaller than a nickel. The coin is promoted as a rare numismatic coin, and therefore likely exempt from any future government mandated confiscation. In reality, however, the coin is actually quite common and is of little numismatic value. Their website also spends a lot of time selling First Strike, Proof, and other coins that usually demand high premiums above and beyond their gold or silver content.
You can read my other blogs for more information, but I've said previously that most Americans should concentrate on American pre-1965 dimes, quarters, halves, and dollars (junk silver), and American Silver or Gold Eagles from Gainesville Coins or Apmex if they don't want to be ripped off. Bottom line, you'll get a lot more silver and gold for your buck. The numismatic and specialty coin premiums are much higher and more volatile than bullion investments, and easily evaporate in periods of severe economic instability. However, do your OWN research first BEFORE buying. Take no one's word, (including mine), as to the best investment vehicles for your particular situation. DO YOUR OWN DUE DILIGENCE, PEOPLE! Don't rely on Uncle Sam to always be there to correct your ignorant or lazy mistakes!
Time is running out fast! Hyperinflation seems unavoidable as fiat paper money is being printed as fast as the US presses can run. To protect your wealth and your family, buy gold and silver now from these top companies, APMEX Gold and Silver and Silver American Eagles.