Cheap prices for poor quality.
In the past, I have used APMEX for my silver transactions. The last two purchases I gave provident metals a try. Their prices were much better for the same product as other dealers. I am not impressed with the quality of their silver bars at all! Each shippment was included scratched bars with major blemishes, and frosting. Will not ever be using their services again. Buyers beware! Expect low quality bars if you shop at provident!