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Lear Capital

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Since 1997, Lear Capital has been one of America’s leaders in precious metals investing with $2 billion in trusted transactions. Our mission is to ensure investors maintain a diversified strategy as we provide the tools needed to buy, sell and trade bullion, rare coins, and physical gold and silver - all backed by an “Investor-Friendly Service Guarantee”.

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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Nov. 12, 2018

I found everyone I had contact with at Lear Capital to be very informative, congenial, professional, and punctual in returning my calls. This is very refreshing. I would recommend Lear Capital to my friends and relatives.

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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Nov. 12, 2018

This was our first experience investing in silver. We valued the clear explanation of options available to us and the clear communications related to when our purchase would be shipped and received. Overall an excellent experience!

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Nov. 11, 2018

My wife and I have been saving for a long time, and we felt it would be wise to invest in precious metals of some kind. I went on the internet to research information, and became extremely frustrated with all the information overload and pressure to buy. I finally came across Lear Capital, and spoke with Mr. Raad **. I explained that I had less than novice experience and knowledge, but wanted to possibly invest in silver coins. We have been saving for over 8 years and felt it would be a wise move to better protect our savings at this time.

Mr ** was very helpful and patient in explaining the various options, and based on our circumstances and goals we followed his advise and bought 300 Canadian, 1.5 oz Silver, Grizzly Bear Coins. It was a little more than our $10,000.00 savings, but we trusted his advice. All the coins were delivered on time, and we were very happy to get them. Now that the butterflies have settled down (lol) we are saving again and would like to continue to purchase more in the future. We appreciate Mr. **'s advice and help, and as soon as we can we will be calling him again in the future.

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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Nov. 5, 2018

It is a pleasure doing business with Lear Capital. Their website is easy to use and educational. Calvin ** is also great to deal with and has educated me and assisted me with purchases. I look forward to doing more business with Lear Capital.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Nov. 1, 2018

My personal experience with Lear capital was awesome. I needed to roll my 401 K over from my previous employer, I wanted something more than paper assets. Kelly ** answered my call and was very helpful to me in, investing in silver. As I did not have very much knowledge in silver she explained to me how the silver investment opportunities might really be a benefit for me. And with all the information she had given me, which was a lot she understood I needed to do a little research. I found after a couple of days that indeed this was the option for me. I am very grateful for the time Kelly ** spent with me and her patience, knowledge and understanding of my needs in rolling over my 401 K... Thank You Lear Capital for employing Kelly ** and her awesome integrity and the value of me as a customer.

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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Nov. 1, 2018

Was a little leary of buying silver. Don't have a lot of money but I have invested in other types of things, which did not give me any kind of return, but I'm happy to say that I feel really positive about the silver. Dana ** was very helpful and I know that I need to try and learn more about this market, which I'm trying to do. Definitely will try to buy more as time goes.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Oct. 31, 2018

A live person answered the phone immediately and this same individual who helped me on the phone was smart, kind, humorous and helpful! Thank you for helping me be able to log back into my account within minutes.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Oct. 31, 2018

I'm a small investor, and I've been treat exceptional by the employees of Lear. The reason I decided to deal with Lear is because they are in partnership with the huckabee show. The company you keep matters to me. I absolutely love the way they conduct their business. I'm also in the loop, I know exactly when and what is going on with my orders. I've have not had any problems whatsoever, and I appreciate that they have kept the process simple. And thank Jason who sends me emails to keep informed.

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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Oct. 26, 2018

I ordered some silver coins, but had some life changes. Needed the money back. I cancelled the order prior to being notified that any shipment had taken place. Two things happened from the two people I had contact with from Lear: one person called and left a message that they were going to get lawyers involved, and the other one called on a line that had 'no caller ID' and told me I had to accept their shipment. I do not agree with either assessment. I will admit I'm living in a house that gets very little cell reception so it has been difficult for them and myself to make contact to talk. We were able to email back and forth earlier, but apparently that isn't a medium they will use now.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Oct. 23, 2018

First Precious Metal Purchase - I trust What Terry told me at Lear Capital, because I have studied what's going in my own time. Things are changing in America and I feel I made the right purchase and Lear as my agent. When it comes time to sell back I know they will be there and treat me as a continued customer.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Oct. 22, 2018

I have no knowledge of coins. Raad explained in great details how to invest, strategies etc. I felt no pressure. He was patient with me. He made me feel confident. He continued to follow up. I received my shipment. My husband seemed pleased. I would recommend anyone to visit and think about investing.

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Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Oct. 19, 2018

The sales person was 200% on his game. I have never purchased gold or silver before and knew very little. He was smooth and every time I questioned him, he had a quick answer that made me feel like if I didn't purchase as many coins has I could (20% of my savings), I would lose my money when the stock market crashes. He was extremely persistent and I am sure he did everything that he was trained to do. I originally contacted Lear because I wanted to buy silver bullion bars. He gave me multiple reasons why buying silver bars was a bad idea and I should buy numismatic coins. I told him I wanted to think about it and he told me that the coins were an exceptional deal and they would be gone by the end of the day.

After I signed the contract and before I sent my check the next morning, I called back and told the was willing to pay the penalty and wanted to cancel the order. He told me in a stern manner, that they had already placed the order and too late to cancel it. This, even though I had called back less than 24 hours. Yup, I went for it, line and sinker. One would think that at 69 years of age I would know better. They saw me coming and I was a fool. Nothing I can do now except wait for silver to go up enough for me to break even. Considering the steep premium, it will take years and I you should give that man a bonus! Meanwhile, even if I had other savings to invest in metals, I would not buy from Lear again. You function like slick car salesmen. Nothing more.

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Rated with 4 stars
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Oct. 16, 2018

Was very pleased with the overall experience. One thing that I did not like was that the representative did not mention the annual fees associated with the silver IRA. I was OK with the fees, just were not mentioned beforehand.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Oct. 12, 2018

Kelly really went above and beyond! She kept me up to date every step of the process. Kelly made sure all of my questions were answered. The was my first purchase of precious metals. By the end of the first call with Kelly I felt like a pro! Kelly informed me of what to expect in the buying process and what my options are for my metal in the future. Please tell Kelly thanks much from the ** family!

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Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Oct. 11, 2018

Worst experience I have ever had with a financial institute. After several e-mail requests, I'm still waiting for answers to my questions. Makes my opinion of Lear Capital very suspect. Next move will probably be legal action. I highly discourage anyone from dealing with Lear Capital.

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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Oct. 9, 2018

I never ordered coins over the internet before. I saw a recommendation for Lear that spoke very highly of them. I gave them a try and was not disappointed. The order was processed promptly and the merchandise arrived early. I was very pleased.

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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Oct. 8, 2018

I am very pleased with the customer service I've been provided. Jody ** and Hemy have been excellent and very professional, giving me and explaining all the information I needed to make my decision. They have also been polite, patient and very friendly. Thank you!

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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Oct. 5, 2018

Just have to say that my initial investment experience with Lear Capital has been excellent. Moreover, my informative discussions with Kelly ** has been much appreciated. I would highly recommend. Thank you.

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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Sept. 29, 2018

I called regarding a modest investment in silver. Alex sent me an information packet, and when I called back, my order was done in minutes. The coins arrived as expected, and I am satisfied with my purchase.

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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Sept. 26, 2018

Excellent job in assisting in moving my IRS from a "Big Name" investment firm. Took about a week to get all of the sales completed and ready for transfer. Great in explaining program, benefits, risks, etc., and all of the legal stuff. Enjoyed dealing with the Lear team.

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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Sept. 26, 2018

I was very happy with all of the Lear Capital people. They treated me as if I was but 100k worth of precious metals even though I was far from it. One of the best experiences I have had dealing with people not meeting face to face. I would recommend them to anyone.

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Rated with 4 stars
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Original review: Sept. 25, 2018

I ordered 116 1 oz coins and 74 1.5 oz coins. I got five tubes of 20 1 oz coins, one tube of 16 1 oz coins 4 tubes of 15 1.5 coins AND 14 plastic bags of one 1.5 oz coin each instead of one tube of 14 1.5 coins??? Because of this, I had to call back and asked for a tube.

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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Sept. 24, 2018

Was first introduced to Lear Capital through a TBN TV program, Huckabee. Contacted the company in California and the account manager was helpful, accommodating and made the transaction simple and easy to understand. The only regret I have is that my wife and I don't have additional finances to purchase additional coins for our portfolio.

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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Sept. 19, 2018

Last year I had 83,000,00 I wanted to invest in something that I could count on for my granddaughter's college education. So when I seen Lear Capital on Fox News, I thought they were advertising on the best news station so that gave me some comfort. I was dealing with Derek **, then Dereck ** last year. Now it is Dereck ** account executor. When I got my invoice from the Delaware depositor I only had about 47,000, I was outraged and told them so of course after he calmed me down he said he was Jeremy **. He was understanding about me having only 3 months to live because of cancer and my granddaughter will have no one. So could he please give my 80.000.00 dollars back so I could put in in fast money investments, and I ask him to please do what was right, but he said I could only get 47,000,00. 1/2 gone and I will never get it back.

I only wanted to take care of my granddaughter's education when I am gone. I think there is only one man running this office. Both Derecks sound the same and when he knew how mad I was he called as Jeremy **, but when we finish our conversation he said his last name was **. It is a scam and I and the 1000 other people will fight this, I might not get to fight long, but I am starting the battle with these people. I called my congressman from Ala, Robert Aderholt and he is going to look into this matter. I have written President Trump a letter and have got in touch with Fox News telling them I trusted Lear because they were advertising on their channel and they need to stop, because they do care about the people and companies like Lear have no moral rights to be using their station.

I have hired a finance advisor and he is so sick of the way they have not only misinformed me of their fees and can't believed they have not been sued

before, he too is doing research for me. All this is a scam. They will take your last penny on your deathbed, have mercy on their soul, you only have to do the right thing, you told me to pray, well I do, I think you are the one who needs to stay on his knees and ask forgiveness for me and all the other people who have been ripped off. Elderly and middle age people that have lost as must as 1/3 of their investments. You will be hearing from someone and I hope it is Washington, because I am exposing the company of all the wrongs.

Oh by the way a copy of this is going to my congressman and President Trump and Fox News, all people have to do is look at the 993 bad complaints on the internet. I guess all your good comments came from all the people you made rich or were already rich. Let me have my 80,000.00 back. You can keep the 3000.00 dollars for your precious commission. May God bless all the people that have lost so much money.

Updated on 10/02/2018: Jeremy was suppose to be working on a solution about them losing 40,000.00 of my 83000.00 and where is it. Now I cannot twitter them nor email them due to a delivery error. They have had two weeks. I want what I was promised if not I want to liquidate what I have left, but they keep stalling. I spent 83,000.00 on this rip off and have lost one half in 10 months. I need to liquidate ASAP so I won't lost the rest. It is my money where is it? I want to know and also that was all the money I have for my granddaughter's college. They sure didn't take this long to get my money now they don't care.

I am going to sue for the other 40,000.00 because I was talked into this while I was on cancer and mental meds. I can proof this from my two doctors, I was not myself and doing making compulsive decisions due to cancer and bipolar meds. They were so convincing. If I invest in something else I can get my money any time I want to, what is the difference. This has made me physically and mentally sick. I want my money so I can start making some money instead of losing for her education which is NEXT YEAR.

Please help me. I feel I have been robbed and can't get any answers so I can move on with my financial advisor. My attorney is really to sue for much more because of the stress that has made me sick. I am still being treated for Stage 4 Colon Cancer and still on Bipolar meds. If they have been honest people, when I told them I didn't know how long I will live, in all due respect they should have told me, "Since this is long term you might want to choose another choice," it that not what all honest people would said. I am giving them two weeks my liquidation and suit will start. Thanks, let people know of their scamming out of sick and elderly people.

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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Sept. 18, 2018

I worked Derek ** on my purchase and he was very helpful in explaining how investing in silver works. This is the first time I have ever purchased metals as an investment and it went very smoothly. Derek kept in touch throughout the process and my metal arrived when expected. Thank you.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Sept. 14, 2018

Joe ** contacted me by home phone, cell phone and email to let me know my investments were going down rapidly. He made a recommendation to switch out of gold and silver to platinum so I thought about it and agreed to do it. So far, good call! Thanks!

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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Sept. 13, 2018

My first experience to invest in metals. Gary was very helpful in his suggestions and warnings. Lear kept me informed during shipping. Now my expectations are to grow my investment in the next few years.

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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Sept. 11, 2018

After reading some articles, I decided to start buying silver coins for my son twice a year. I can only make small purchases at a time, but the service I have received has been for that of a large investor. I appreciate professionalism and courtesy and have received the best from Lear. I will continue to make my purchases from Lear.

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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Sept. 7, 2018

I had a pleasant experience with Mr. Aaron **, my purchasing agent. We conversed frequently about my investment concerns. I believe his guidance and direction helped me make the right purchase. Thanks, Michael.

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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Sept. 6, 2018

Purchase of 2017 Grizzly Bear Silver Coins. I worked with Matt first, then Brian and then Eric. They were all very helpful and did a fabulous job for both my husband Dan and me. We are very happy with our purchases. I have referred your silver product to 2 friends.

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Lear Capital expert review by Barbara Friedberg

Founded in 1997, Lear Capital is one of the leading dealers in precious metals in America. During its 17-year history, this company has transacted more than 2 billion dollars’ worth of precious metals.

  • Spot price: Regularly updated trading values of gold, silver and platinum are displayed on the right hand side of the company home page, making the information easy find.

  • Posted pricing: See exactly what is for sale and the price for each gold or silver coin with transparent pricing.

  • IRA rollover: Get information on when and how to rollover an existing IRA to allow for precious metal investment.

  • Price protection: If the price of gold in an IRA drops in the first 30 days, Lear Capital will adjust the amount of gold to meet the current value.

  • Signup bonus: New account holders may be eligible to receive a $500 bonus when they meet the conditions for the new account promotion.

  • Best for: This gold and precious metal investment company is best for retirees, savers and speculators.

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Barbara Friedberg, MBA, MS is a former investment portfolio manager with decades of financial experience. Friedberg taught Finance and Investments at several universities. Her work has been featured in U.S. News & World Report, Investopedia, Yahoo!Finance and many more publications.

Lear Capital Company Information

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Company Name:
Lear Capital
Company Type:
Private
Year Founded:
1997
Address:
1990 S. Bundy
City:
Los Angeles
State/Province:
CA
Postal Code:
90025
Country:
United States
Website:
www.learcapital.com
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