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Pipers

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  1. ApisMellifera liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Bitcoin (and other crypto currencies)   
    IMO Cryptos have been pumped so they need to readjust again, one must ask themselves is the item i am buying worth the price i am paying or under valued, not is the price going to go up! 
    Remember you can always walk away and not buy then you lose nothing! 
  2. ApisMellifera liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Bitcoin (and other crypto currencies)   
    IMO Cryptos have been pumped so they need to readjust again, one must ask themselves is the item i am buying worth the price i am paying or under valued, not is the price going to go up! 
    Remember you can always walk away and not buy then you lose nothing! 
  3. Agpanda liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Today I received.....   
    I've got a Canadian sov that I bought years ago by chance.  It's a bit bashed, at the time I didn't realise they were hard to get.
  4. Pipers liked a post in a topic by BackyardBullion in Today I received.....   
    Look what the silver forum members did this month.....
     

  5. KDave liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Collecting/ stacking or investing   
    Collecting/ stacking or investing
     
    Are you a collector a stacker or an investor in precious metals?
     A straight forward question isn’t it, well no not really,  one has to identify first of all what you do, why you do it and what you want out of it. 
    Let’s take the’ I’m a stacker’.  He waits - for dips - then he pounces with his large order of his/her chosen precious metal according to Gold/silver ratio.  He generally buys the best coins or bars for his country so when he sells he will easily be able to off load the large amount quickly into either another metal or into cash, then reinvest or walk away he also use vaults. 
    Then we have the investor he/she buys precious metals in vaults or for delivery he can buy more than one coin of a type eg a sovereign 2017 proof , then hopes to sell at a profit releasing cash to reinvest into other investments or back into precious metals.  He also may have to ‘advertise his wares ‘ on social media to generate interest. 
    The Collector, He or she is only interested in acquiring a collection of coins or bars.  He is not interested in buying 2 2017 proof sovereigns  as funds can be used to acquire other coins or sets, he may use all his time sourcing coins that he wants, he is not a trader per say, though he may trade a few coins he comes across at very good prices, though he does not speculate he recoups a few £s because of his gained knowledge of coins .  The collector will pay a high premium for hard to find coins and sets though he is not an idiot and will let things go as he knows there will be another one that will be coming around in a few months/years and there is plenty to collect.   
     
    I have written this because I have read the mania on the 2017 sovereigns threads, collectors have all of a sudden become investors and it is true you have cornered the market.  There are a few people who will pay a lot for the coins you hold, but at some point you will want to sell the extra coins!  Are you all going to take it in turns to sell and divide the difference?   I was talking to some British coin collectors the other week who were more interested in other coins than the 2017 sovereign and they are well aware of the few hands that held them and they said they will not buy them at those prices.  I do hope for your sakes you all make money on them  but I fear some will make lots and the rest will just get your money back and may even lose a little with  action fees.        
     
     
     
  6. Oldun liked a post in a topic by Pipers in I need to sell our silver collection - Advice Please Thank you   
    Belgium is the cheapest place to have private health care.
    Anyway trade your silver for before you come into the UK for gold bullion you can import £10,000 of gold a year with you tax free Krugerrands, Britannia's sovereigns maples should be ok. 
     
  7. KDave liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Collecting/ stacking or investing   
    Collecting/ stacking or investing
     
    Are you a collector a stacker or an investor in precious metals?
     A straight forward question isn’t it, well no not really,  one has to identify first of all what you do, why you do it and what you want out of it. 
    Let’s take the’ I’m a stacker’.  He waits - for dips - then he pounces with his large order of his/her chosen precious metal according to Gold/silver ratio.  He generally buys the best coins or bars for his country so when he sells he will easily be able to off load the large amount quickly into either another metal or into cash, then reinvest or walk away he also use vaults. 
    Then we have the investor he/she buys precious metals in vaults or for delivery he can buy more than one coin of a type eg a sovereign 2017 proof , then hopes to sell at a profit releasing cash to reinvest into other investments or back into precious metals.  He also may have to ‘advertise his wares ‘ on social media to generate interest. 
    The Collector, He or she is only interested in acquiring a collection of coins or bars.  He is not interested in buying 2 2017 proof sovereigns  as funds can be used to acquire other coins or sets, he may use all his time sourcing coins that he wants, he is not a trader per say, though he may trade a few coins he comes across at very good prices, though he does not speculate he recoups a few £s because of his gained knowledge of coins .  The collector will pay a high premium for hard to find coins and sets though he is not an idiot and will let things go as he knows there will be another one that will be coming around in a few months/years and there is plenty to collect.   
     
    I have written this because I have read the mania on the 2017 sovereigns threads, collectors have all of a sudden become investors and it is true you have cornered the market.  There are a few people who will pay a lot for the coins you hold, but at some point you will want to sell the extra coins!  Are you all going to take it in turns to sell and divide the difference?   I was talking to some British coin collectors the other week who were more interested in other coins than the 2017 sovereign and they are well aware of the few hands that held them and they said they will not buy them at those prices.  I do hope for your sakes you all make money on them  but I fear some will make lots and the rest will just get your money back and may even lose a little with  action fees.        
     
     
     
  8. Pipers liked a post in a topic by KDave in £GBP heading to oblivion   
    I disagree with the statement too, I was quoting Carneys words for the comedy value. I can't remember the last time I liked anything that guy said he has been a complete disaster.
  9. Agpanda liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Goldsilver.be tracking items problem   
    The parcel arrived safe and sound on Tuesday.
  10. MCJ liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Goldsilver.be (vat)   
    I use currencyfair.com they are very good if something goes wrong!
  11. Pipers liked a post in a topic by Oldun in GENERAL ELECTION   
    I'm out. UK election thread is finished.
  12. kimchi liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Today I received.....   
    Get in touch with gold silver.be and tell them what happened and you are worried to the point you may not order from them again and you are a member of the silverforum.com and could they contact Yodel to make a complaint so this will not happen again please.  that is the only way to get the delivery man/woman not to do it again!!  This may also cosentrate goldsilver.be mind they do not want to lose orders!!!
  13. SilverStar liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Today I received.....   
    Pretty reasonable condition too,  when I have bought Krugs from HGM they have been a bit worse for wear.   
  14. kimchi liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Today I received.....   
    Well done, I had a very bad experience with bullion by post quite a whiy ago now, I bought via eBay paid for special delivery and they sent it out signed for.   it went to a different address who signed it my daughters name she  had moved away to uni , GPS tracking  Royal mails internal 'police' and eBay saved me and between them I got my money back.  I will never buy from bullion by post ever again.  Bullion by post treated me like a thief and at no point believed a word I said even when the Royal mail proved the parcel had been delivered to the wrong address and been posted sign for not special delivery and it had been fraudulently signed for. Bullion by Post still refused to give me my money back, I had to escalate it with eBay who refunded me within 2 hours!!!
  15. kimchi liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Today I received.....   
    Get in touch with gold silver.be and tell them what happened and you are worried to the point you may not order from them again and you are a member of the silverforum.com and could they contact Yodel to make a complaint so this will not happen again please.  that is the only way to get the delivery man/woman not to do it again!!  This may also cosentrate goldsilver.be mind they do not want to lose orders!!!
  16. SilverStar liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Today I received.....   
    Pretty reasonable condition too,  when I have bought Krugs from HGM they have been a bit worse for wear.   
  17. Pipers liked a post in a topic by Oldun in GENERAL ELECTION   
    Soft vs hard amongst the sarcasm, some decent nuggets
     
  18. savoyard liked a post in a topic by Pipers in GENERAL ELECTION   
    I apoligise Oldun if you believe I have spoken down to you. I would not want to do that. 
     I have a right to put my opinion across, it was not me who brought up Blue Streak!
     
      
  19. sovereignsteve liked a post in a topic by Pipers in GENERAL ELECTION   
    I will pick up my winnings today, 
    The Conservatives have only themselves to blame, they had the worst manifesto i can remember, 'trust me whats in the box' manifesto .  They clearly thought they could get away with anything.  May has turned out to be a weak leader.  who advised the Tories that all the UKIP vote would go and vote conservative that also was a big mistake!   
  20. whitesands1 liked a post in a topic by Pipers in GENERAL ELECTION   
    Those Tory MP's will self destruct in a few months with bitter in fighting over Europe again!!! May has not got a working majority even counting the DUP's 10 and Sinn Fein not turning up.  There are about 40-50 Conservative MP's who are hard to control and will go against the whip thats why she went for an election in the first place.  
    Lots of money making opportunity for everyone who wants to it.      
  21. sovereignsteve liked a post in a topic by Pipers in GENERAL ELECTION   
    I will pick up my winnings today, 
    The Conservatives have only themselves to blame, they had the worst manifesto i can remember, 'trust me whats in the box' manifesto .  They clearly thought they could get away with anything.  May has turned out to be a weak leader.  who advised the Tories that all the UKIP vote would go and vote conservative that also was a big mistake!   
  22. kimchi liked a post in a topic by Pipers in First gold purchase   
    Hi, IMO for your first Gold buy go for a full sovereign if you live in the UK, you can buy a bullion 2017 at a decent price above spot.  I would give the QB a miss that's just my opinion! 
    If you really want one of the coins you said then IMO buy a 1/4 brittania proof as close to spot as possible, I think there was one for sale on the forum just check. Then 2nd choice would be any Perth lunar 1/4 oz. please note the monkey is popular ATM as I think it's been pumped on YouTube, so you may want to buy another year!  I like the horse.
  23. Pipers liked a post in a topic by silversky in GENERAL ELECTION   
    Came across this little clip on tomorrows choice.
    The faces made me chuckle
  24. Pipers liked a post in a topic by SilvergunSuperman in GENERAL ELECTION   
    I'm no fan of Labour, but Theresa May and the Tories are in no position to use the 'terrorist sympathiser' narrative against Corbyn given May's record as Home Sec during the Libyan conflict. British Libyans, including the recent Manchester bomber, were given a free pass to go and fight against Gaddafi despite the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group they were part of being a recognised al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist organisation. This goes beyond 'terrorist sympathies', and indeed is nothing short of direct complicity in acts of international terrorism. It should be one of the biggest political scandals of our generation.
    May said on the doorstep of no10 after the London attack that we are too tolerant of extremism. Yes we are Theresa, at government and diplomatic level. We all know where this ideology comes from and who funds the preaching of it around the world. But until we have a government with radically different foreign policy, we will continue to ignore it and prioritise lucrative alliances over the safety of our own people.
  25. Pipers liked a post in a topic by Murph in GOLD DEALS - See a deal, post here :)   
    I haven't bought that much from them lately as I find shield sovs and especially halves go in under 1 or 2 minute.  There is no way I'm paying the extra for a jubilee half so I usually miss out.  I can often buy a known grade and year from a dealer for around the same price in many cases now once I have haggled the price slightly.  This is much better than paying for an unknown grade from HGM.  I've had a few that look exmount judging by the dirt in places where the mount clasp would have been or are dinted.
    I don't think many of the staff are experienced enough to give you a good estimate as to the grade etc,.