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kimchi

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    kimchi got a reaction from fehk2001 in Leaving feedback, etiquette and improvement suggestions   
    It's not very intuitive at first so maybe that's something that could be looked at (?) @ChrisSIlver
    After you've worked out how to do it once it's pretty simple on a PC, maybe it's harder on a mobile or tablet (?)
    I've always left feedback for folk and have only had some lovely buying experiences through here so far (touch wood), but perhaps a more nuanced feedback system (comms, delivery etc) would be good. If it's a simple choice, and especially as a relative newbie, as long as I had the goods eventually I would be hesitant to leave negative feedback in case of a 'revenge' negative left against me, and would more likely just leave nothing (which you'd hope to some extent would speak for itself, but it doesn't) and avoid that person in future.
    Also, as a newbie I've left positive feedback for everyone and asked for honest feedback in return, but two sellers didn't bother and one left feedback on the wrong thread (I guess because it's a pain to search for the right thread title on mobile - ?). That's OK for them - they have loads of positive feedback already, but as a newish member here looking to build a reputation as someone honest and good/easy to deal with that's well over £1500 I've spent on here and received no feedback for two purchases (where I left it for the sellers) and one where I got feedback as the seller (!) on completely the wrong thread.
    I think the feedback system needs looking at.
    As does this nice cool Heineken, cheers!
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    kimchi reacted to sovereignsteve in Leaving feedback, etiquette and improvement suggestions   
    I would imagine that we're simply stuck with the forum software as it is. There was definitely a step backwards in a couple of areas after the last software upgrade and it probably means we are left with Chris having to make suggestions for improvements to the software author or having to pay for any SF specific improvements.
    In the meantime there's nothing to stop the group getting our heads together and coming up with a suitable system that will run on the platform as we have it.
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    kimchi reacted to Roy in Leaving feedback, etiquette and improvement suggestions   
    @kimchi
    I understand your frustration.
    Thing is...we're all a bit confused here! In my 2 years of buying on the forum, I've never had a bad deal. I did buy from lee once, I was uncomfortable with the deal (although it was successful) and didn't deal with him again.
    The forum is generally self policing. I know I bleat on about it too much but if people follow the forum, read all the threads and just chat rather than asking the same questions, then they will get confidence and know who to trust.
    I'd buy from you.
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    kimchi reacted to arshimo2012 in Leaving feedback, etiquette and improvement suggestions   
    Since this new format it took me time to find the feedback system. I always use to leave feedback before 
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    kimchi got a reaction from fehk2001 in Leaving feedback, etiquette and improvement suggestions   
    It's not very intuitive at first so maybe that's something that could be looked at (?) @ChrisSIlver
    After you've worked out how to do it once it's pretty simple on a PC, maybe it's harder on a mobile or tablet (?)
    I've always left feedback for folk and have only had some lovely buying experiences through here so far (touch wood), but perhaps a more nuanced feedback system (comms, delivery etc) would be good. If it's a simple choice, and especially as a relative newbie, as long as I had the goods eventually I would be hesitant to leave negative feedback in case of a 'revenge' negative left against me, and would more likely just leave nothing (which you'd hope to some extent would speak for itself, but it doesn't) and avoid that person in future.
    Also, as a newbie I've left positive feedback for everyone and asked for honest feedback in return, but two sellers didn't bother and one left feedback on the wrong thread (I guess because it's a pain to search for the right thread title on mobile - ?). That's OK for them - they have loads of positive feedback already, but as a newish member here looking to build a reputation as someone honest and good/easy to deal with that's well over £1500 I've spent on here and received no feedback for two purchases (where I left it for the sellers) and one where I got feedback as the seller (!) on completely the wrong thread.
    I think the feedback system needs looking at.
    As does this nice cool Heineken, cheers!
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    kimchi reacted to sovereignsteve in Leaving feedback, etiquette and improvement suggestions   
    there's no legislating for revenge feedback
    would never let it stop me leaving honest feedback, however bad.
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    kimchi reacted to Kman in Leaving feedback, etiquette and improvement suggestions   
    Feedback should 100% be displayed in sales threads 
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    kimchi got a reaction from fehk2001 in Leaving feedback, etiquette and improvement suggestions   
    It's not very intuitive at first so maybe that's something that could be looked at (?) @ChrisSIlver
    After you've worked out how to do it once it's pretty simple on a PC, maybe it's harder on a mobile or tablet (?)
    I've always left feedback for folk and have only had some lovely buying experiences through here so far (touch wood), but perhaps a more nuanced feedback system (comms, delivery etc) would be good. If it's a simple choice, and especially as a relative newbie, as long as I had the goods eventually I would be hesitant to leave negative feedback in case of a 'revenge' negative left against me, and would more likely just leave nothing (which you'd hope to some extent would speak for itself, but it doesn't) and avoid that person in future.
    Also, as a newbie I've left positive feedback for everyone and asked for honest feedback in return, but two sellers didn't bother and one left feedback on the wrong thread (I guess because it's a pain to search for the right thread title on mobile - ?). That's OK for them - they have loads of positive feedback already, but as a newish member here looking to build a reputation as someone honest and good/easy to deal with that's well over £1500 I've spent on here and received no feedback for two purchases (where I left it for the sellers) and one where I got feedback as the seller (!) on completely the wrong thread.
    I think the feedback system needs looking at.
    As does this nice cool Heineken, cheers!
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    kimchi got a reaction from fehk2001 in Leaving feedback, etiquette and improvement suggestions   
    It's not very intuitive at first so maybe that's something that could be looked at (?) @ChrisSIlver
    After you've worked out how to do it once it's pretty simple on a PC, maybe it's harder on a mobile or tablet (?)
    I've always left feedback for folk and have only had some lovely buying experiences through here so far (touch wood), but perhaps a more nuanced feedback system (comms, delivery etc) would be good. If it's a simple choice, and especially as a relative newbie, as long as I had the goods eventually I would be hesitant to leave negative feedback in case of a 'revenge' negative left against me, and would more likely just leave nothing (which you'd hope to some extent would speak for itself, but it doesn't) and avoid that person in future.
    Also, as a newbie I've left positive feedback for everyone and asked for honest feedback in return, but two sellers didn't bother and one left feedback on the wrong thread (I guess because it's a pain to search for the right thread title on mobile - ?). That's OK for them - they have loads of positive feedback already, but as a newish member here looking to build a reputation as someone honest and good/easy to deal with that's well over £1500 I've spent on here and received no feedback for two purchases (where I left it for the sellers) and one where I got feedback as the seller (!) on completely the wrong thread.
    I think the feedback system needs looking at.
    As does this nice cool Heineken, cheers!
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    kimchi reacted to Gedmunds in A newbie from the hills of Wales!   
    Just wanted to say hello! Started stacking about a month ago and just looking to ease my way in and learn as much as I can! 
    Found this forum through a couple of really good youtube channels - shadow stacker and Stacker noob 
    And I couldn't resist ordering the 100g Backyard bullion bar to add to my fledgling stack below....
    Cheers everyone!

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    kimchi reacted to shawy2510 in Gold fractionals   
    No I am happy to commit to my purchases which I wanted please. Pm me details
    Tight Sod
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    kimchi reacted to Roy in Gold fractionals   
    @shawy2510 @ali187 @blab
    I appreciate that the spot price has fallen since you made your bids.
    I still think the coins are a good price and I won't discount but as a friendly gesture I am happy to withdraw the coins from sale and wipe the slate clean as it were.
    If you are still happy however, we'll carry on and the deal is set for 28th Sep 
    Cheers chaps,
    Roy
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    kimchi reacted to sixgun in Vat free 10oz QB's   
    As legal tender it is VAT free. HMRC is stepping outside their remit by charging VAT. 
    This 10oz silver piece is legal  tender in the UK. This has been decided by Parliament.
    It is not for HMRC to do anything else but view this as legal tender and any different from a 1p coin, they are a servant of Parliament. It would be illegal to melt the coin down for its silver content b/c you would be destroying legal tender. 
    So Silver-to-Go is correct and HMRC is wrong but it would take someone much bigger than us to put the pirates straight. 
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    kimchi reacted to sixgun in Vat free 10oz QB's   
    yes - this is a question i put to Lizzie from Chard. i asked why UK sellers did not use the marginal rate scheme as used by the likes of silver-to-go and goldsilver.be. I didn't get an answer. For sure UK sellers are losing £millions in sales.
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    kimchi got a reaction from BackyardBullion in 100g Hallmarked Silver Forum Bars - Payment & Shipping   
    Thank you for the very clear instructions
    Just paid, can't wait to see my three little beauties!!!
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    kimchi reacted to BackyardBullion in 100g Hallmarked Silver Forum Bars - Payment & Shipping   
    Hello everybody!
    The 100g Silver Forum Bars are due back from Hallmarking this week! Which means that it is time to start gathering payment for the bars!
    Firstly I would just like to say a massive thank you to all the members who have reserved their bars already! We have had 75 of the bars reserved in pre-order. If you would like to add any bars to your existing reservation or if you have not reserved a bar yet then please get in touch! Feel free to comment on this thread to reserve your bars. The following numbers are currently available.
    36 - 44, 49, 51 - 55, 57 - 63, 71 - 76, 81, 83 - 84, 86, 89 - 97, 102 - 110, 112 - 121, 124 - 126, 129 - 131, 134 - 138, 141 - 143, 145 - 147
    Delivery estimates
    Assuming you pay before Sunday 24th September then the first batch of bars will be posted on Monday 25th September. All items will be posted by signed for delivery or special delivery depending on the size of your order. 
    For those of you who have reserved bar(s) already please can you calculate and make a payment as soon as possible (prices are below). I will be contacting you all individually later in the week as well but I thought posting the payment information here would help reduce the work load! 
    PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR SILVER FORUM NAME AS A REFERENCE ON ANY PAYMENT!
    And once you have made the payment please message me with your delivery address. I may have had your address from previous orders or as part of the group order but I will still need you to confirm what address you want it sending to as I don't know whether it is different or has changed!
    Payment information
    You can pay via any of the following:
    Banks Transfer
    Account No. 76626253
    Sort Code: 51-70-06
    Paypal Friends & Family
    Info@backyardbullion.com
    Paypal Goods & Services (please add 5% to your total)
    Info@backyardbullion.com
    Prices are based on membership as follows
    Standard member: £83 per bar
    Premium member: £75 per bar
    Premium gold member: £67 per bar
    Postage: +£3 - However free postage will be offered if you purchase more than one bar. International postage will be more - if you would like an accurate quote please get in touch. 
    So a standard member buying one bar is £86 a premium member buying two bars is £150 you can work out the rest!
    If you have any questions regarding payment please let me know! PM me or comment on this thread. 

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    kimchi reacted to Myblueheaven in Which silver series...   
    @jssagu
    I asked and pondered these same questions when I first joined the forum a couple of months ago.
    After reading this forum, watching youtube vids and asking members questions I have a little more of an idea of what direction I will take.
    My main goal is to acquire Sovereigns so my first purchase was a 2017 full sovereign. I aim to buy a sovereign every other month.
    I then bought a MS69 gold panda 1/20th off a member. Honestly I don't know why but its another piece of gold.
    I have since purchased the full Series 2 Australian 1oz lunar coins including 5 of the latest year of the dog 2018.
    I also have a roll of 1oz silver 2017 Kookaburras, a 2017 1oz silver Australian swan, a 2oz Queens beast red dragon and a 2oz silver 2017 Libertad.
    I have 30oz of silver after approx 6 weeks. So...........
    I have bought these to get a feel of the things and to understand what they are to physically have, hold and store.
    After a bit of reading and youtubing I have sort of decided diversify a little rather than concentrating on 1 series or coin.
    I feel i will acquire more of the Australian lunar 2 coins and build them hoping over the years they become more collectable.
    The kookaburras change yearly so I feel it will be good to collect a few of each year.
    Not too impressed with the Queens beast but may acquire the 2oz collection so I've got them.
    Also I like the silver Swan and I will be acquiring these coins.
    The 2oz Libertad is nice and has something about it so may get a few of these too.
    This forum is a great place to learn, hear of new issues and interact with other members with greater knowledge.
    I also feel you will find your own direction but at first if like me, its all a bit confusing and you will see all sorts of coins & series that will catch your eye and confuse you even more.
    Ask, watch vids & read old posts on this forum. You will probably buy things you wish you hadn't but you learn from mistakes so see that as a positive.
    Most of all enjoy acquiring items that you can sell on if the need be, hold onto as an investment or just for the fun of it.
    Myblueheaven
     
     
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    kimchi got a reaction from Rat in 100g Silver Forum Bars Reservations - NOW OPEN   
    Nah, it's German, I learned it from Only Fools and Horses
    It is a lovely word, isn't it? As an English teacher (if I ever return to that) I reckon I can earn till my retirement on that word alone!!!
    I thought it was the best word in the circumstances. My 'trendy' friend in London advertisingdisneyland drops words like that all the time, and every time he glances around to see if everyone noticed how 'suave and sophisticated' he is, and if all seems well he brings out his latest rare Whisky or wine, (with a flick of the hair and the flourish of the hand of course).
    Otherwise a really lovely bloke, but I choose not to spend much time with him, for some reason...
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    kimchi reacted to BackyardBullion in Scratch on the Queen's Beasts 1/4 Gold BU...   
    Yes this is a possibility but at the end of the day none of us knows how much (if any) premium would be on these coins in 10 years time. So if it is free to change it for a new one then do it. If it is going to cost you money to send back and have a new one sent out then probably just writing it off to bad luck. 
    You will always be able to sell this coin to a dealer for 98% spot regardless of condition so you may lose out on a small premium but you will definitely be able to sell it. 
    An example today. Atkinsons has them listed for £275 which is about a 14% premium over spot. If gold doubles in 10 years then spot value alone will mean your coin is worth £500. If you had a perfect one and tried to sell with a 14% margin your sale price is £570. 
    So the difference can be significant but we just don't know where premiums will be then!