Got a Where's George hit in Costa Rica.
Taking a look at BullionVault. Commissions and custody fees seem pretty low, and you can narrow the bid/ask spread by trading with other BullionVault users, so it sounds like an inexpensive way to own gold. However, the only way to deposit funds seems to be via a SWIFT transfer, which is not as convenient as a check or an ACH transfer.
WellsTrade doesn't appear to have a screen showing pending transfers, or if it's there, it's not obvious. And it also doesn't email a confirmation of the transfer order. They have a thing or two to learn from Orange Savings.