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BBB Accredited Business since

International Collectors Associates, Ltd.

Additional Locations

Phone: (970) 259-4100 Fax: (970) 259-7060 166 Turner Dr, Durango, CO 81303 View Additional Web Addresses

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BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

BBB has determined that International Collectors Associates, Ltd. meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

BBB accreditation does not mean that the business' products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business' product quality or competency in performing services.

Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that affect the rating for International Collectors Associates, Ltd. include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • No complaints filed with BBB

Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 0

Additional Complaint Information

According to information supplied by the company INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS ASSOCIATES, LTD. began business 01/01/72. The company began business in the Four Corners/Western Slope area in 1992. The principal contact for this company is Donald S. McAlvany. According to information provided by the company, INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS ASSOCIATES, LTD. is reported to be the solely owned enterprise of Donald S. McAlvany which was formed in 1972 in Denver, Colorado. In 1992 the company moved to Durango, Colorado. According to information supplied by the firm, they are engaged in precious metals, bullion, semi-rare (nusmimatics) coins, long term shelf-stable food provisioning, and emergency water systems. According to their firms literature, a brokerage fee varies depending upon the amount and type of commodity purchased; INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS ASSOCIATES, LTD. will "survey the inside market...for the best wholesale prices available" and will ensure the delivery of the merchandise upon receipt of payment for the order. The company meets the standards for the industry. According to information provided by the COLORADO SECURITIES COMMISSION, gold is sold throughout the world for the current "SPOT PRICE" which is determined daily. Therefore, persons interested in purchasing gold through any firm offering brokerage services may wish to compare prices quoted by the company to the current "SPOT PRICE" of gold. As a matter of policy the Better Business Bureau does not recommend or endorse any product, service or company. Reports are provided solely to assist you in exercising your own best judgment and are subject to change at any time.

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on International Collectors Associates, Ltd.
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: January 20, 1994 Business started: 01/01/1972 in CO Business started locally: 01/01/1972 Business incorporated 12/13/1989 in CO
Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. David McAlvany, President
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. David McAlvany, President
Business Category

Gold, Silver & Platinum Dealers

Alternate Business Names
McAlvany Financial Group

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.

BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating is not a guarantee of a business' reliability or performance, and BBB recommends that consumers consider a business' BBB Rating and Customer Review Rating in addition to all other available information about the business. If the BBB Rating is NR then only Customer Reviews are used for the Star Rating.