Each dealer may have different procedures when it comes to locking in prices on precious metals. A brick and mortar store, for example, may set prices at the beginning of the day and adjust those prices based on market movement.
Online dealers typically utilize a live price feed that automatically adjusts their prices. When buying platinum or other precious metals online, different dealers have different procedures when it comes to locking in a price. At Wall Street Metals, when you add products to your Cart, the product prices are “fluid” and will continue to change until you advance to Checkout.
Once you advance to Checkout, your prices are locked in and displayed on the right side of the checkout form. These checkout cart prices are frozen for 10 minutes while you complete the checkout process. If you take longer than 10 minutes to complete the checkout process, you will have the option to approve the new, updated prices to finalize your order.