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    JCRJM reacted to Xander in Today I Received   
    Received today from numistacker. Surprised and delighted at the grades. great advice about NCS conservation, it was well worth it. Big thanks to numistacker. 

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    JCRJM reacted to austack in Experimental flipping goods. Worth it??   
    I won on Footdistrict so I paid £150 or thereabouts for the shoes.
    I am selling mine on eBay received an offer of £350 I might accept, this is my first raffle win.
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    JCRJM reacted to prophet800 in Today I Received   
    1902 3p not sure if it is a Matt proof as it has a nice satin sheen that I can't quite get in the picture.
    Been to SA and found this 1742 1/2p in a flea market. Cost me £8 so can't complain.
    A QB Bull. Thought there was a double stamp at first but it is just so bloody shiny LOL
    A wedge tailed eagle to go with my others.
    Won some SA old silver at the last DNW auction, 1x 6p and 5x 2/5 shillings. Not sure if any are worth grading so thoughts are welcome.
    Lastly a 1/20 gold dog bought in Dubai airport during a transfer. It was bought using my daughters 1st birthday money and every year from now on we will get another with her money so when she becomes 18 she will have a nice pile of the shiny stuff.

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    JCRJM reacted to richatthecroft in Today I Received   
    Thanks to @arshimo2012 for these two big lads. 

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    JCRJM reacted to Skelator88 in NGC Grading Submissions Open   
    Tell me I’m not the only one to have a 70 graded silver proof Kew Gardens within NGC/PCGS 

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    JCRJM reacted to Skelator88 in NGC Grading Submissions Open   
    Well my parcel arrived this morning 
    all I can say is wow I’m so happy, especially with my 2009 50p anniversary Set high I will be keeping!
    thankyou numistacker for all the hard work you put in!
    heres a snippet of mine 

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    JCRJM reacted to Pipers in The price of silver   
    Kman IMO, 😊
    Thisis is just wrong, especially with gold.  One could easily judge the credit cycle then buy gold then sell.  This works with bonds and the stock market. True silver is harder to predict though in the paper market there is money to be made. 
    Also, I must add Gold should always be part of a long term investment plan.  I have silver in my investment plan too. I am losing on silver something I do not like to do!  As it has been pointed out in this good thread silver is out of favour, it is up to the investor to make a decision to buy hold or to sell.  I cannot remember any of the long-term members of the forum saying silver is going to the moon as some on YouTube state though others on YouTube offer good viewing and good long-term advice.
    I stand by my buying strategy on both gold and silver I hold for the long term😀
    I am not lazy it took me time to write this when I could of been watching TV😂
    Keep the thread going it very good reading 😋
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    JCRJM reacted to austack in Experimental flipping goods. Worth it??   
    Just an update guys, I won a raffle for the NIKE AIR MAX 1/97 SEAN WOTHERSPOON, they are selling for £300+ resale right now
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    JCRJM reacted to ChardLizzie in A little help please from forum members   
    Yes, I have my cardboard and bin bags - not going to be my glamorous look and it looks like we're in for a cold, damp night. Thank you to everyone for your support, it has been fantastic.
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    JCRJM reacted to motorbikez in How carillion started   
    Three contractors are bidding to refurbish the fence at10 Downing street. One is from Birmingham, another is from Liverpool, and the third is some bloke from London.
    All three go with a Downing Street official to examine the fence. The Brummie contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil.  "Well," he says, "I figure the job will run to about £900. £400 for materials, £400 for labour, and £100 profit for me."
    The Scouse contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, "I can do this job for £700. £300 for materials, £200 for labour, and £200 profit for me."
    The bloke from London doesn't bother to measure or figure, but leans over to the Downing Street official and whispers, "£2,700."
    The official, incredulous, says, "You didn't even measure like the others! How did you come up with such a high figure?"
    The bloke whispers back, £1000 for me, £1000 for you, and we hire the guy from Liverpool to do the job."
    "Done!" replies the government official..... and that is how Carillion was born.....
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    JCRJM reacted to Martlet in Decent 0.01g weighing scales   
    Can buy the same from Amazon or Ebay for half the price.   Sadly this is why Maplin has gone under. 
    Search for "scales 0.01" and you'll find those with the precision. 
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    JCRJM reacted to Lowlow in Advice for a total beginner in stocks / shares   
    My advice, stay single and don't have children, and don't start living an expensive lifestyle, do that and you've already won.
    Having said that, the best investment for most people is buying debt.
    What kind of debt ?  What if I told you that you could invest in debt that would pay you 15-20% interest, have zero chance of default, and would give you peace of mind all at the same time, would you invest in it ?  That's the situation if you purchase you OWN debt i.e. pay off your own credit card.  There's no mathematical difference between buying a debt instrument that pays 15% interest and paying off your own credit card to save yourself from paying 15%, the math is the same, so if you have credit card debt buy the best investment you have available to you ... your own credit card debt.
    Then once you've paid off your CC debt, buy other debt that you owe.  If you are paying 8% on a loan, or 5%, you're not likely to find a better note to buy than your own debt at that rate, not without taking risks ... and you know you aren't going to default on yourself, so your own debt is a perfect investment.
    Same with a home mortgage.  If you can't find a debt investment that pays higher interest than what you are paying on your own home mortgage, with comparable risks associated with it, then you are better off paying off your own mortgage than investing in lower paying notes.  It simply makes NO sense to invest in a certificate of deposit paying 1.5% if your own mortgage is costing you 3%, that makes NO sense at all.  There is no mathematical difference if you had your home paid off and decided to mortgage it at 3% so that you could invest in a certificate of deposit paying 1.5% ... you would never make that decision, but that's exactly the decision you've made if you choose to get something like a CD without first paying off your mortgage.
    Stock investing, same thing.  Buying stocks (shares) before you've paid off all the debt you have is the same mathematically as if you borrowed money from the bank so that you could buy shares, and would you do that if your debts were paid off ?  Yes, you might make 10% in the stock market, or it might go into a bear market and you could lose money ... everyone is a stock market genius at a market top, not so much once the bear starts chewing your face off.
    All that said, if you don't have a penny in debt ... have at it!  The world is yours.  Once you are in the black you can start investing in whatever you want at your age, you are young enough to lose money and have the chance to start over from scratch.  I highly recommend "The Richest Man in Babylon", available as a PDF online for free (search "the richest man in babylon pdf"), available in any bookstore in the United States, probably available in any bookstore in the English speaking world (and beyond ?).
    The other book I would HIGHLY recommend if you are going to be speculating in stocks is "The Disciplined Trader" by Mark Douglas.  Trading stocks (not buy and hold, but actually moving in and out of positions), futures, options, etc, is mostly about your own mind and how you react to what is going on, and this book is about disciplining your own mind, understanding yourself and how your ego and feelings influence your own behavior in the markets.  Most don't know this, but the overwhelming number of people who trade the markets LOSE MONEY, they do WORSE THAN CHANCE, and this book explains why that happens.  That is not an exaggeration, you could literally write a computer program that randomly buy and sells stocks and do better than the overwhelming number of people who actively trade stocks, because their own feelings work against them in the markets.
    Just my opinion.
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    JCRJM reacted to augur in Group Pre-Order: Queens Beasts The Black Bull of Clarence 2oz silver   
    Shipping update: As far as I understand everyone on this mini order has also ordered from @BackyardBullion on the large group order from gs.be
    To make things simple, I will refund any overpayment for postage, so please pay @BackyardBullion whatever his calculations are. 
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    JCRJM reacted to BackyardBullion in **February/March 2018** Group order from GoldSilver.be   
    I have been informed that the orders will be shipped into 4 separate parcels as the order is just so huge. Hopefully they will be with us soon - my best estimate for everyone is that your silver will be in the post to you early to the middle of next week. 
    I am now sending out onwards postage invoices to everybody involved. Some of you might not get one today as I am waiting to confirm with @augur who ordered what with is mini group order. The delay is so that I can correctly calculate how much postage will be based on the weight of your parcel. 
    We have paid a total of 36 EURO's for shipping. Due to the size of the order this won't impact people greatly. It is what it is and I am going to do my best to convince GS.be to give us free shipping in the future. But, they are doing a great job when you think they are boxing up 1000 oz of silver and there are a lot of different items in there!
    Not sure that the unboxing videos will be out this weekend - If I get any deliveries before the weekend then maybe. Otherwise next week is going to be a big week of silvery goodness!
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    JCRJM reacted to Numistacker in NGC Grading Submissions Open   
    Finally part one of the Sovereign grading results ...


    NGC/Heritage UK mega grading RESULTS | box 4 Its the sovereigns! pt 1
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    JCRJM reacted to fehk2001 in PF70 2018 sovereign proof   
    First three days was premium members benefits , that’s what premium membership suppose to be 
    at 545 it’s still cheap
    investing gold coin is not suppose to be a quick flip 
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    JCRJM got a reaction from Goldmick in What's your favourite queen,s beast   
    Proof dragon and bullion lion
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    JCRJM reacted to fehk2001 in PF70 2018 sovereign proof   
    price increased 
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    JCRJM reacted to augur in Today I Received   
    After a trade (MS70 for MS70) with a very nice forum member 

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    JCRJM reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in Today I Received   
    1983 1/10 Kruger to fill my daterun and a really rare Cyprus Makarios 1966 half sovereign

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    JCRJM reacted to Numistacker in NGC Grading Submissions Open   
    They call me the 70 maestro....

    In relation to the Australia bar/coin, I think the cold is much smaller than the silver so should fit into a standard slab
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    JCRJM got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in GOLDSILVER.BE TERRIBLE !   
    The day someone price matches them will be a glorious day
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    JCRJM got a reaction from Ansel in A little help please from forum members   
    Just donated  good luck with the night in the cold :/ 
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    JCRJM reacted to HyHy in Today I Received   
    This pair has travelled almost 15,00 miles across 3 continents just to complete my collection