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    Paul got a reaction from Provvidenza in How Much Would the Gold from The Italian Job Heist be Worth Now?   
    I just had a newsletter from one of our forum sponsors @BleyerBullion   this past hour I found quite good and thought I would share it to the community here. Enjoy  
     
    * How Much Would the Gold from The Italian Job Heist be Worth Now?
    But, let’s all consider that excellent question of how much really would the gold in The Italian Job really be worth today...
     
    After some research:
    The original Italian Job was produced in 1968 and released in 1969.
    Gold cost $39 per troy ounce in 1968.
    Today, the Gold spot price at time of writing is $1291 per troy ounce!
    The value quoted in the film in 1968 was four million.
    If so, the Gold in The Italian Job today would be worth a fantastic $132.41 million!!
    Interestingly, in the 2003 - starring the equally cool Mark Wahlberg, a firm favourite of mine, the team planned to heist $35 million worth of Gold bullion.
    So, the 2003 team were seriously behind the inflationary value of real Gold bullion!
    Small fries to the original team!
    Why plan only a $35 million heist when the actual gold from the original film was worth $130+ million by that time?
    Hollywood downsizing on a budget, clearly!
     
    * It Ain’t Heavy
    The other question about which clients and business associates often joke with me, often over a steak in a nice Devonian business dinner is “And surely the Mini wouldn’t have been able to carry that much Gold huh?” So, let’s do it.
    Let’s enjoy this very light relief – with a serious investment flavour – together over a cup of Great British tea. Mine’s an English Breakfast, thanks:
    Four million dollars in Gold bars would have weighed about 3200 kg.
    This would require each of the three Morris Minis to carry about 1070 kg (2300 lb) in addition to the driver and passenger.
    Since a 1968 Mini only weighs 630 kg each of these vehicles would have had to carry 1½ times its own weight in gold.
    Is this possible? That’s our pop quiz to our readers, particularly those with knowledge of the chassis strength of a mini.
     
     
  2. Like
    Paul got a reaction from Provvidenza in How Much Would the Gold from The Italian Job Heist be Worth Now?   
    I just had a newsletter from one of our forum sponsors @BleyerBullion   this past hour I found quite good and thought I would share it to the community here. Enjoy  
     
    * How Much Would the Gold from The Italian Job Heist be Worth Now?
    But, let’s all consider that excellent question of how much really would the gold in The Italian Job really be worth today...
     
    After some research:
    The original Italian Job was produced in 1968 and released in 1969.
    Gold cost $39 per troy ounce in 1968.
    Today, the Gold spot price at time of writing is $1291 per troy ounce!
    The value quoted in the film in 1968 was four million.
    If so, the Gold in The Italian Job today would be worth a fantastic $132.41 million!!
    Interestingly, in the 2003 - starring the equally cool Mark Wahlberg, a firm favourite of mine, the team planned to heist $35 million worth of Gold bullion.
    So, the 2003 team were seriously behind the inflationary value of real Gold bullion!
    Small fries to the original team!
    Why plan only a $35 million heist when the actual gold from the original film was worth $130+ million by that time?
    Hollywood downsizing on a budget, clearly!
     
    * It Ain’t Heavy
    The other question about which clients and business associates often joke with me, often over a steak in a nice Devonian business dinner is “And surely the Mini wouldn’t have been able to carry that much Gold huh?” So, let’s do it.
    Let’s enjoy this very light relief – with a serious investment flavour – together over a cup of Great British tea. Mine’s an English Breakfast, thanks:
    Four million dollars in Gold bars would have weighed about 3200 kg.
    This would require each of the three Morris Minis to carry about 1070 kg (2300 lb) in addition to the driver and passenger.
    Since a 1968 Mini only weighs 630 kg each of these vehicles would have had to carry 1½ times its own weight in gold.
    Is this possible? That’s our pop quiz to our readers, particularly those with knowledge of the chassis strength of a mini.
     
     
  3. Like
    Paul got a reaction from Provvidenza in How Much Would the Gold from The Italian Job Heist be Worth Now?   
    I just had a newsletter from one of our forum sponsors @BleyerBullion   this past hour I found quite good and thought I would share it to the community here. Enjoy  
     
    * How Much Would the Gold from The Italian Job Heist be Worth Now?
    But, let’s all consider that excellent question of how much really would the gold in The Italian Job really be worth today...
     
    After some research:
    The original Italian Job was produced in 1968 and released in 1969.
    Gold cost $39 per troy ounce in 1968.
    Today, the Gold spot price at time of writing is $1291 per troy ounce!
    The value quoted in the film in 1968 was four million.
    If so, the Gold in The Italian Job today would be worth a fantastic $132.41 million!!
    Interestingly, in the 2003 - starring the equally cool Mark Wahlberg, a firm favourite of mine, the team planned to heist $35 million worth of Gold bullion.
    So, the 2003 team were seriously behind the inflationary value of real Gold bullion!
    Small fries to the original team!
    Why plan only a $35 million heist when the actual gold from the original film was worth $130+ million by that time?
    Hollywood downsizing on a budget, clearly!
     
    * It Ain’t Heavy
    The other question about which clients and business associates often joke with me, often over a steak in a nice Devonian business dinner is “And surely the Mini wouldn’t have been able to carry that much Gold huh?” So, let’s do it.
    Let’s enjoy this very light relief – with a serious investment flavour – together over a cup of Great British tea. Mine’s an English Breakfast, thanks:
    Four million dollars in Gold bars would have weighed about 3200 kg.
    This would require each of the three Morris Minis to carry about 1070 kg (2300 lb) in addition to the driver and passenger.
    Since a 1968 Mini only weighs 630 kg each of these vehicles would have had to carry 1½ times its own weight in gold.
    Is this possible? That’s our pop quiz to our readers, particularly those with knowledge of the chassis strength of a mini.
     
     
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    Paul got a reaction from Xander in best safe for under £250?   
    Nope - rare as hen's teeth safe deposit boxes with your own bank these days. 
    Only Metro bank offer them, down south
    Got to go with privately own boxes these days
    The counterparty is still there however
    As with everything NEVER have all your eggs in one basket!
     
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    Paul got a reaction from purehaggis in best safe for under £250?   
    Smallest safe deposit box is around the £150 per year. 
    Less than £3 per week / £12.50 a month with free insurance for the first £10k
    Let someone else worry about getting a gun in their mouth, getting to your goodies.
    Nice place to store passport/documents/USB memory sticks of data/scans/login/ID/hard crytpo wallets/ a few thousand £££ in cash in case the ATMs fail or banks shut their doors , emergency credit card for a proper rainy day emergency.
    Also peace of mind it is a box you and only you have access to it. 
    Family/girlfriends/wives/children/in-laws/window cleaners (!) can be funny if they know you have money/gold and they don't 
  6. Like
    Paul got a reaction from Xander in best safe for under £250?   
    Nope - rare as hen's teeth safe deposit boxes with your own bank these days. 
    Only Metro bank offer them, down south
    Got to go with privately own boxes these days
    The counterparty is still there however
    As with everything NEVER have all your eggs in one basket!
     
  7. Like
    Paul got a reaction from purehaggis in best safe for under £250?   
    Smallest safe deposit box is around the £150 per year. 
    Less than £3 per week / £12.50 a month with free insurance for the first £10k
    Let someone else worry about getting a gun in their mouth, getting to your goodies.
    Nice place to store passport/documents/USB memory sticks of data/scans/login/ID/hard crytpo wallets/ a few thousand £££ in cash in case the ATMs fail or banks shut their doors , emergency credit card for a proper rainy day emergency.
    Also peace of mind it is a box you and only you have access to it. 
    Family/girlfriends/wives/children/in-laws/window cleaners (!) can be funny if they know you have money/gold and they don't 
  8. Like
    Paul got a reaction from Provvidenza in How Much Would the Gold from The Italian Job Heist be Worth Now?   
    I just had a newsletter from one of our forum sponsors @BleyerBullion   this past hour I found quite good and thought I would share it to the community here. Enjoy  
     
    * How Much Would the Gold from The Italian Job Heist be Worth Now?
    But, let’s all consider that excellent question of how much really would the gold in The Italian Job really be worth today...
     
    After some research:
    The original Italian Job was produced in 1968 and released in 1969.
    Gold cost $39 per troy ounce in 1968.
    Today, the Gold spot price at time of writing is $1291 per troy ounce!
    The value quoted in the film in 1968 was four million.
    If so, the Gold in The Italian Job today would be worth a fantastic $132.41 million!!
    Interestingly, in the 2003 - starring the equally cool Mark Wahlberg, a firm favourite of mine, the team planned to heist $35 million worth of Gold bullion.
    So, the 2003 team were seriously behind the inflationary value of real Gold bullion!
    Small fries to the original team!
    Why plan only a $35 million heist when the actual gold from the original film was worth $130+ million by that time?
    Hollywood downsizing on a budget, clearly!
     
    * It Ain’t Heavy
    The other question about which clients and business associates often joke with me, often over a steak in a nice Devonian business dinner is “And surely the Mini wouldn’t have been able to carry that much Gold huh?” So, let’s do it.
    Let’s enjoy this very light relief – with a serious investment flavour – together over a cup of Great British tea. Mine’s an English Breakfast, thanks:
    Four million dollars in Gold bars would have weighed about 3200 kg.
    This would require each of the three Morris Minis to carry about 1070 kg (2300 lb) in addition to the driver and passenger.
    Since a 1968 Mini only weighs 630 kg each of these vehicles would have had to carry 1½ times its own weight in gold.
    Is this possible? That’s our pop quiz to our readers, particularly those with knowledge of the chassis strength of a mini.
     
     
  9. Like
    Paul reacted to Shinus73 in Ebay Rubbish   
    My view  - you’re out of order.
    it’s very difficult as the buyer to prove what you say is true and even harder as a seller to dispute it. I sell a lot on eBay and come across a lot of paranoid buyers, who seem to be permanently convinced that you’re up to no good, with no justification. 
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    Paul got a reaction from WealdenWoodsman in chard   
    "Sourcing them to Order" "  Acquired from the secondary market"
    Flowery posh language for "SELLING STUFF YOU DONT HAVE"
    Just wrong, 
    Wrong, wrong, wrong IMO in this day and age
    Would you make a food delivery with Asda, to be told you will have to wait x47 x48 days for them to source the spuds for your casserole
    If Chard they are happy with their "selling stuff you dont have" policy for sovereigns.  As buyers, how can we be 100% sure they would not do this for anything other product they may advertise?
    The Bernie Maidoff investors were happy with him "sourcing to order" market-leading % returns on their cash until he that all went tits up
    A "Dealer of the Year" not being able to supply x5 sovereign in x49 days without one explantation call or email. Terrible
  11. Like
    Paul reacted to 60015 in chard   
    This thread has been an education for me, I never realised that Chards sourced to order despite having browsed their website numerous times and it will influence my future buying.
    On the flip side, I ordered 3 sovereigns from Hatton Garden Metals on Sunday night, got an email Monday to say they had been dispatched and the postman handed them over Tuesday morning........
  12. Like
    Paul got a reaction from WealdenWoodsman in chard   
    "Sourcing them to Order" "  Acquired from the secondary market"
    Flowery posh language for "SELLING STUFF YOU DONT HAVE"
    Just wrong, 
    Wrong, wrong, wrong IMO in this day and age
    Would you make a food delivery with Asda, to be told you will have to wait x47 x48 days for them to source the spuds for your casserole
    If Chard they are happy with their "selling stuff you dont have" policy for sovereigns.  As buyers, how can we be 100% sure they would not do this for anything other product they may advertise?
    The Bernie Maidoff investors were happy with him "sourcing to order" market-leading % returns on their cash until he that all went tits up
    A "Dealer of the Year" not being able to supply x5 sovereign in x49 days without one explantation call or email. Terrible
  13. Like
    Paul got a reaction from WealdenWoodsman in chard   
    "Sourcing them to Order" "  Acquired from the secondary market"
    Flowery posh language for "SELLING STUFF YOU DONT HAVE"
    Just wrong, 
    Wrong, wrong, wrong IMO in this day and age
    Would you make a food delivery with Asda, to be told you will have to wait x47 x48 days for them to source the spuds for your casserole
    If Chard they are happy with their "selling stuff you dont have" policy for sovereigns.  As buyers, how can we be 100% sure they would not do this for anything other product they may advertise?
    The Bernie Maidoff investors were happy with him "sourcing to order" market-leading % returns on their cash until he that all went tits up
    A "Dealer of the Year" not being able to supply x5 sovereign in x49 days without one explantation call or email. Terrible
  14. Like
    Paul got a reaction from WealdenWoodsman in chard   
    "Sourcing them to Order" "  Acquired from the secondary market"
    Flowery posh language for "SELLING STUFF YOU DONT HAVE"
    Just wrong, 
    Wrong, wrong, wrong IMO in this day and age
    Would you make a food delivery with Asda, to be told you will have to wait x47 x48 days for them to source the spuds for your casserole
    If Chard they are happy with their "selling stuff you dont have" policy for sovereigns.  As buyers, how can we be 100% sure they would not do this for anything other product they may advertise?
    The Bernie Maidoff investors were happy with him "sourcing to order" market-leading % returns on their cash until he that all went tits up
    A "Dealer of the Year" not being able to supply x5 sovereign in x49 days without one explantation call or email. Terrible
  15. Like
    Paul got a reaction from WealdenWoodsman in chard   
    "Sourcing them to Order" "  Acquired from the secondary market"
    Flowery posh language for "SELLING STUFF YOU DONT HAVE"
    Just wrong, 
    Wrong, wrong, wrong IMO in this day and age
    Would you make a food delivery with Asda, to be told you will have to wait x47 x48 days for them to source the spuds for your casserole
    If Chard they are happy with their "selling stuff you dont have" policy for sovereigns.  As buyers, how can we be 100% sure they would not do this for anything other product they may advertise?
    The Bernie Maidoff investors were happy with him "sourcing to order" market-leading % returns on their cash until he that all went tits up
    A "Dealer of the Year" not being able to supply x5 sovereign in x49 days without one explantation call or email. Terrible
  16. Like
    Paul got a reaction from WealdenWoodsman in chard   
    "Sourcing them to Order" "  Acquired from the secondary market"
    Flowery posh language for "SELLING STUFF YOU DONT HAVE"
    Just wrong, 
    Wrong, wrong, wrong IMO in this day and age
    Would you make a food delivery with Asda, to be told you will have to wait x47 x48 days for them to source the spuds for your casserole
    If Chard they are happy with their "selling stuff you dont have" policy for sovereigns.  As buyers, how can we be 100% sure they would not do this for anything other product they may advertise?
    The Bernie Maidoff investors were happy with him "sourcing to order" market-leading % returns on their cash until he that all went tits up
    A "Dealer of the Year" not being able to supply x5 sovereign in x49 days without one explantation call or email. Terrible
  17. Like
    Paul got a reaction from WealdenWoodsman in chard   
    "Sourcing them to Order" "  Acquired from the secondary market"
    Flowery posh language for "SELLING STUFF YOU DONT HAVE"
    Just wrong, 
    Wrong, wrong, wrong IMO in this day and age
    Would you make a food delivery with Asda, to be told you will have to wait x47 x48 days for them to source the spuds for your casserole
    If Chard they are happy with their "selling stuff you dont have" policy for sovereigns.  As buyers, how can we be 100% sure they would not do this for anything other product they may advertise?
    The Bernie Maidoff investors were happy with him "sourcing to order" market-leading % returns on their cash until he that all went tits up
    A "Dealer of the Year" not being able to supply x5 sovereign in x49 days without one explantation call or email. Terrible
  18. Like
    Paul got a reaction from WealdenWoodsman in chard   
    So x47 days is seen as totally acceptable SLA for deliivey? No thanks. I'm out!
  19. Like
    Paul got a reaction from WealdenWoodsman in chard   
    So x47 days is seen as totally acceptable SLA for deliivey? No thanks. I'm out!
  20. Like
    Paul got a reaction from WealdenWoodsman in chard   
    So x47 days is seen as totally acceptable SLA for deliivey? No thanks. I'm out!
  21. Like
    Paul got a reaction from WealdenWoodsman in chard   
    So x47 days is seen as totally acceptable SLA for deliivey? No thanks. I'm out!
  22. Like
    Paul got a reaction from WealdenWoodsman in chard   
    So x47 days is seen as totally acceptable SLA for deliivey? No thanks. I'm out!
  23. Like
    Paul got a reaction from WealdenWoodsman in chard   
    Wednesday, 28 March 2018 to Monday, 14 May 2018 is 47 days  or  only 12.88% of 2018 !
    I guess some people are happy to still live in the 1980's when we had "Please wait up to 28 days for delivery" disclaimers for mail order items in magazines. 
    Very simply solved, I will vote with my feet and buy from one of your many competitors where I know if I order by 2pm I know I will get it tomorrow by 1pm tomorrow in my hand delivered
     
  24. Like
    Paul got a reaction from WealdenWoodsman in chard   
    Wednesday, 28 March 2018 to Monday, 14 May 2018 is 47 days  or  only 12.88% of 2018 !
    I guess some people are happy to still live in the 1980's when we had "Please wait up to 28 days for delivery" disclaimers for mail order items in magazines. 
    Very simply solved, I will vote with my feet and buy from one of your many competitors where I know if I order by 2pm I know I will get it tomorrow by 1pm tomorrow in my hand delivered
     
  25. Like
    Paul got a reaction from WealdenWoodsman in chard   
    Wednesday, 28 March 2018 to Monday, 14 May 2018 is 47 days  or  only 12.88% of 2018 !
    I guess some people are happy to still live in the 1980's when we had "Please wait up to 28 days for delivery" disclaimers for mail order items in magazines. 
    Very simply solved, I will vote with my feet and buy from one of your many competitors where I know if I order by 2pm I know I will get it tomorrow by 1pm tomorrow in my hand delivered