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Martina Sablikova, world famous speed skater supports us with her own branding card. She is a Czech speedskater, specializing in long distance races. She is an Olympic gold medal winner and a multiple World champion. She became the first Czech to win two Olympic gold medals at one Winter Games in the 2010 Olympiad. The profits from the sale of these cards will help build the first ever indoor speed skating track in the Czech Republic.
Karatbars supports Voices of Africa with their own branded card. This foundation is dedicated to providing sustainable development through information, empowerment, food and education to children in Africa.
And to top it off, we have thousands upon thousands of very happy affiliates
around the globe (123 countries) making money with Karatbars!
Affiliates get paid what they have earned, on time each Friday
and Gold shipments are always received in a timely manner.
GOLD SPOT PRICE EXPLAINED
"Many people incorrectly assume the SPOT PRICE of gold to be the actual price at which the general public can make a purchase."
The spot price of gold is defined as the current market price at which that particular product can be bought or sold by market traders.
"To put it simply, the Spot Price of Gold is the price that currency traders can buy and sell gold future contracts, it is NOT the price at which you can buy physical gold." Small quantities of Gold Bullion that customers can purchase is usually set at a slightly higher price than what the spot price of gold is.
PRICES – Apples to Apples
Think about this: A Mercedes is a car just like a Ford is a car – the bottom line is they are both cars, BUT the reality is one costs more, is worth more, and retains its value way better than the other. Gold bars, coins, and ingots are all GOLD, but they come in varying purity and weights.
So if you want to compare apples to apples, ask a broker what their price is for a 999.9-grade 1-gram gold bullion produced by an LBMA-certified refinery? We’ll tell you now, no one can touch Karatbars prices! Karatbars has consistently maintained a 2 – 4% better price but here is the real kicker, even if a broker could match or beat Karatbars prices, can they give you FREE gold for referring others?
No, we didn’t think so!
KARATBARS PRICE vs. OTHER GOLD
Yes, there are other dealers from whom you can purchase gold for less per gram. Some of them, such as Argor Heraeus, are from LBMA accredited refineries. The difference with Karatbars is due to the built in security features. Argor Heraeus or Pamp Suisse does not offer the security technology that Karatbars does.
In 1993 UBS bank from Switzerland announced the creation of the Kinebar, which is the hologram feature on the backside of the gold. This was the first time in history that people felt comfortable removing their bullion from the vaults. Prior to that, the gold stayed in storage because it would lose value once it was not under the bailsmen’s watch.
If someone took physical delivery and ever needed to convert the gold back into a currency, then the burden was on them, the holder of the gold, to prove purity, fineness and weight once again. The creation of the hologram/Kinebar made world news within days. The Kinebar gold bar is the most sought after gold in the world, even today, allowing restoration of confidence for the owner to take physical delivery of the product. As long as the hologram remains intact, the holder does not have the burden to prove the gold has not been altered or manipulated.
However, if the gold does not have this feature and you need to liquidate, then the burden of proof is on you to find an assayer to assay the gold and verify purity, fineness & weight all over again. This process is not only costly but also time consuming. Should you wish to liquidate, do you really want to wait for the assaying process to be completed before you can get your cash???
You can search all over the Internet or go to other bullion brokers, what you will find is that most all bullion brokers are out of stock on Kinebar gold. A primary reason being that the security technology saves a ton of grief, time and expense when and if you find yourself in a situation to sell.
There are only 2 refineries, other than Karatbars, that use this technology. They are Argo Heraeus and UBS. Karatbars has always required this technology from those who produce our product. Unfortunately, around 3 years ago UBS and Argo Heraeus trademarked the name Kinebar, preventing us from using the word to show a comparison. We, therefore, refer to our security feature as Hologram Protection.
As of January of this year (2016), Karatbars has created a much safer and more secure product than anyone else in the marketplace. All of our gold still has the hologram, but we now also use DNA technology, whereby the gold is bathed literally in a unique DNA bath. We also have Genetic Markers hidden in the card and gold itself which can only be seen by black light technology.
Our lamination process is second-to-none!!!! In the beginning we had the refineries produce our gold with the same lamination used by UBS and Argo Heraeus. Unfortunately, we had issues with the laminate peeling. This led Harald Seiz to find the highest lamination technology in the world. He purchased the machines and hired the staff, which allows us to now seal the gold in-house at our corporate offices.
I would challenge anyone to hold a UBS 1 gram Kinebar next to a 1 gram Karatbar… there is absolutely no contest when it comes to quality and security. I would also challenge anyone to find a gram with this technology that is being sold for less. Karatbars will be from $5 to $20 less per gram than any other reseller from what I have seen.
Kinebar 1 Gram
THE COST OF AN OUNCE vs GRAM
When taking the cost of an ounce of gold and dividing it by 32 (the number of grams in an ounce of gold), the result is a lot less than the actual price for a gram of gold. Why is that?
As with most things, the larger the amount of goods you purchase at a time, the less you pay per individual portion.
For example, let's say you purchase a gallon of milk at the price of $2.99. If you divide that by 4 (there are 4 quarts in a gallon) the cost for a quart of milk would be $.75, but the actual cost for a quart of milk at the same store at the same time is $1.35. You can see in this example, when buying in a larger quantity, the cost per quart is much lower.
Another example, an 8 oz. cup of coffee at Starbucks costs $1.45 (.18 per ounce) and if you buy a 20 oz. cup, it costs $2.25 (.11 per ounce). Again, the larger the quantity, the cost per ounce is much lower.
The same principle applies to gold. Remember, make sure you are comparing apples to apples when looking at prices, not all gold is the same!
Tip for savers: Buying the 5gram card gets you a lower buying price than buying a 1gm or 2.5 gram card.
UNDERSTANDING THE FOLLOWING
Most people when looking to BUY Gold, ANY gold, usually deal with RETAIL, so all they typically see or know to compare, is price. Some retail outlets may give them a special discount for a purchase, but it’s still retail without other financial rewards. When the deal is done, IT’S DONE.
So without knowing the power of Karatbars and all the features and benefits they may jump to conclusions because they don’t know. For some it may not be that important to them, but for others, they need to get the facts, and our job as Affiliates is to help them understand that Karatbars has changed how we save gold!
So don’t only look at price to make an accurate, informed complete comparison? Karatbars has the lowest price within their gold category so make sure you compare Mercedes to Mercedes, not Ford to Mercedes.
There are good reasons why owning a 1-gram Karatbar makes far more sense in this economy than owning a 1-ounce bar, even though the same amount of gold may be lower in price. When you get that, and work towards sharing Karatbars with everyone, over time you will join the thousands of Karatbars Affiliates who are building their personal gold reserves for FREE with the most flexible and secure currency grade gold in the world.