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Clens92

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    Clens92 got a reaction from NRSovereign in cheap auction?   
    Obviously fake.
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    Clens92 got a reaction from Tpbullion in Former builder 20, quit his job and now makes up to £70,000-a-year selling rare COINS on eBay   
    £70,000 turnover in one year.
    eBay fees @ 11% because they have too much negative feedback for the 10% rate = £7,700
    PayPal fees @ circa 3.5% = £2,450.
    So we're down to £59,850. 
    Around 2,000 sales in the last 12 months.  Let's call it £1.85 per package to post.  That's another £3,700 gone.
    Now we're at £56,150...
     
    That's pre-tax, pre National Insurance... pre-insurance costs.  At best, even if they retained the remaing £56,000 evenly between them and had no other costs, they'd be earning a little over £10/hr after tax.  Bricklayers are in such high demand in most of England that they can take home £150 a day with no trouble at all - good ones can make more. 
     
    This is a classic eBay PR story.
     
    With that said, good luck to them.  Would be interesting to see who the backers are.
     
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    Clens92 got a reaction from Alex in BNT - Do not use - Bunch of cowboys - Please read   
    That sounds extremely dodgy. 
     
    Have you got a copy of the finance agreement; I'm not entirely sure that what they have done is legal re: changing the terms of the finance arrangement.  Cutting your 0% credit 'time' by 74% is obscene, and could have caused you real financial problems.
    It sounds as if they were trying to get you to cancel, so they could sell at a higher price.
     
    Depending on how pissed you are: you have the legal right to Freedom of Information request all the records that the BNT holds about you.  That includes any of their internal emails, where they might have said the wrong thing... and any phone calls that were recorded (most companies do record).  Then you have your legal precedent, if you so wish to pursue that avenue.  However, posting an honest review on here and Facebook is probably far more damaging to their business than any legal redress that you might have.
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    Clens92 got a reaction from reidpj in The rise of AI and what it means for stackers   
    If you believe that AI and automation will truly take over the majority of jobs, then you would likely support then notion of Universal Basic Income.  It's a viable idea.
     
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    Clens92 got a reaction from Bullionbilly in 1957 or 1958 Gold Sovereign   
    Will you be naming and shaming the seller if you don't agree with their grading of the coin, given that you've stipulated that it mustn't be slabbed?
    After all, we all know that MS designations by American companies on British sovereigns can vary quite substantially, and occasionally with little apparent reason.
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    Clens92 got a reaction from Oldun in 1957 or 1958 Gold Sovereign   
    Being serious, you realise that the St George and the Dragon design has not altered, as you seem to suggest?  It is the same design, a la Benedetto Pistrucci, as it has always been (barring a couple of notable exceptions). 
    With that said, there is actually a notable difference between a '57 and '58 in the finish on the rim.  You might want to check it out.
     
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    Clens92 got a reaction from Bullionbilly in 1957 or 1958 Gold Sovereign   
    Will you be naming and shaming the seller if you don't agree with their grading of the coin, given that you've stipulated that it mustn't be slabbed?
    After all, we all know that MS designations by American companies on British sovereigns can vary quite substantially, and occasionally with little apparent reason.
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    Clens92 got a reaction from Bullionbilly in 1957 or 1958 Gold Sovereign   
    Will you be naming and shaming the seller if you don't agree with their grading of the coin, given that you've stipulated that it mustn't be slabbed?
    After all, we all know that MS designations by American companies on British sovereigns can vary quite substantially, and occasionally with little apparent reason.
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    Clens92 got a reaction from Bullionbilly in 1957 or 1958 Gold Sovereign   
    Will you be naming and shaming the seller if you don't agree with their grading of the coin, given that you've stipulated that it mustn't be slabbed?
    After all, we all know that MS designations by American companies on British sovereigns can vary quite substantially, and occasionally with little apparent reason.
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    Clens92 got a reaction from Bullionbilly in 1957 or 1958 Gold Sovereign   
    Will you be naming and shaming the seller if you don't agree with their grading of the coin, given that you've stipulated that it mustn't be slabbed?
    After all, we all know that MS designations by American companies on British sovereigns can vary quite substantially, and occasionally with little apparent reason.
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    Clens92 got a reaction from Bullionbilly in 1957 or 1958 Gold Sovereign   
    Will you be naming and shaming the seller if you don't agree with their grading of the coin, given that you've stipulated that it mustn't be slabbed?
    After all, we all know that MS designations by American companies on British sovereigns can vary quite substantially, and occasionally with little apparent reason.
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    Clens92 reacted to Roy in 1957 or 1958 Gold Sovereign   
    Why does anyone entertain this guy?
    He has zero credibility, zero feedback and zero manners.
    Move along Alex, have you tried facebook?
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    Clens92 got a reaction from Bullionbilly in 1957 or 1958 Gold Sovereign   
    Will you be naming and shaming the seller if you don't agree with their grading of the coin, given that you've stipulated that it mustn't be slabbed?
    After all, we all know that MS designations by American companies on British sovereigns can vary quite substantially, and occasionally with little apparent reason.
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    Clens92 got a reaction from Elements in Auctions   
    The first bid takes precendence.  However, this does not apply against bidders who are physically in the room on the sale day.
    For example:
    If Bidder A bids £200 GBP four days before the auction, and Bidder B also bids £200 GBP but just two days before the auction, the bid will go to Bidder A.  However, if Bidder C is in the room and wants to bid £200 (on the increment), it will nearly always go to the bidder in the room.  Or, alternatively, the auctioneer will offer the in-room bidder a low bid to ensure that they win the lot.  I've bid £1500 for an item before the auction, and it sold for £1,505 in the room - a blatant disregard of proper practice, but all too common.
     
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    Clens92 got a reaction from Bullionbilly in 1957 or 1958 Gold Sovereign   
    Will you be naming and shaming the seller if you don't agree with their grading of the coin, given that you've stipulated that it mustn't be slabbed?
    After all, we all know that MS designations by American companies on British sovereigns can vary quite substantially, and occasionally with little apparent reason.
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    Clens92 got a reaction from Bullionbilly in 1957 or 1958 Gold Sovereign   
    Will you be naming and shaming the seller if you don't agree with their grading of the coin, given that you've stipulated that it mustn't be slabbed?
    After all, we all know that MS designations by American companies on British sovereigns can vary quite substantially, and occasionally with little apparent reason.
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    Clens92 reacted to sovereignsteve in 1957 or 1958 Gold Sovereign   
    Serious question. Are you confident about your ability to grade these coins using a few photos? What happens if they are not to your liking when you receive the coin?
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    Clens92 got a reaction from JCRJM in Need help/advice with gold from USA   
    Regardless of your bad luck with the 20 Francs, you do seem to be an absolute nightmare buyer.  I think you really need to familiarise yourself with the meanings of bullion and numismatics: the Buffalo round is not a collectible coin and holds no premium over its gold content other than its relative scarcity in the UK.  It tracks the price of gold far more closely than some more numismatic pieces - i.e. a Pre-33 Double Eagle.
     
    If you want numismatic coins in perfect condition, stop buying secondhand stock from dealers and stop buying coins that were produced as bullion.  Focus on Proof strikes or other similarly struck pieces and you might be lucky enough to find a coin without a hole in it... (btw, the coin you said had a hole in it, did not have a hole in it).
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    Clens92 got a reaction from Numistacker in Need help/advice with gold from USA   
    Actually, I was the one who stuck up for you... how quickly you seem to forget.  I was the only one to actually defend your right to moan, if I remember.
    Your ignorance of numismatics and terminology is undermining any legitimate argument you might have.  Your attitude is rotten and I can't imagine that you'll ever be happy with a purchase because you expect numismatic condition at bullion prices.  If you want numimatic condition, pay a fair price and stop moaning like a petulant child every time you don't get your own way.
    Thus far, you appear to have bought from Atkinsons (a negative experience), Chard (a negative experience) and now potentially MCM (dare I say it, probably going to be a negative experience) ... I will await your "My MCM Customer Experience" thread with baited breath.
     
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    Clens92 got a reaction from Alex in Need help/advice with gold from USA   
    In short, no. 
     
    Do your own research. Just remember to look out for the coins with holes in!
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    Clens92 got a reaction from Alex in Need help/advice with gold from USA   
    In short, no. 
     
    Do your own research. Just remember to look out for the coins with holes in!
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    Clens92 got a reaction from Numistacker in Need help/advice with gold from USA   
    Actually, I was the one who stuck up for you... how quickly you seem to forget.  I was the only one to actually defend your right to moan, if I remember.
    Your ignorance of numismatics and terminology is undermining any legitimate argument you might have.  Your attitude is rotten and I can't imagine that you'll ever be happy with a purchase because you expect numismatic condition at bullion prices.  If you want numimatic condition, pay a fair price and stop moaning like a petulant child every time you don't get your own way.
    Thus far, you appear to have bought from Atkinsons (a negative experience), Chard (a negative experience) and now potentially MCM (dare I say it, probably going to be a negative experience) ... I will await your "My MCM Customer Experience" thread with baited breath.
     
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    Clens92 got a reaction from Numistacker in Need help/advice with gold from USA   
    Actually, I was the one who stuck up for you... how quickly you seem to forget.  I was the only one to actually defend your right to moan, if I remember.
    Your ignorance of numismatics and terminology is undermining any legitimate argument you might have.  Your attitude is rotten and I can't imagine that you'll ever be happy with a purchase because you expect numismatic condition at bullion prices.  If you want numimatic condition, pay a fair price and stop moaning like a petulant child every time you don't get your own way.
    Thus far, you appear to have bought from Atkinsons (a negative experience), Chard (a negative experience) and now potentially MCM (dare I say it, probably going to be a negative experience) ... I will await your "My MCM Customer Experience" thread with baited breath.
     
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    Clens92 got a reaction from Numistacker in Need help/advice with gold from USA   
    Actually, I was the one who stuck up for you... how quickly you seem to forget.  I was the only one to actually defend your right to moan, if I remember.
    Your ignorance of numismatics and terminology is undermining any legitimate argument you might have.  Your attitude is rotten and I can't imagine that you'll ever be happy with a purchase because you expect numismatic condition at bullion prices.  If you want numimatic condition, pay a fair price and stop moaning like a petulant child every time you don't get your own way.
    Thus far, you appear to have bought from Atkinsons (a negative experience), Chard (a negative experience) and now potentially MCM (dare I say it, probably going to be a negative experience) ... I will await your "My MCM Customer Experience" thread with baited breath.
     
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    Clens92 got a reaction from kimchi in My Atkinsons Bullion Experience   
    I'd be rather surprised if you weren't on a 'buyer blacklist' after this