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Pipers

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  1. Pipers liked a post in a topic by Clens92 in Today I received.....   
    Not a case of receiving a nice coin, but I had brilliant customer service from HGM today - acknowledged a minor problem with an order and fixed it without any fuss.  Hard to beat, especially if you like the pot-luck of buying coins blind :P  
  2. Madstacks liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Anyone Holding Tesco Shares ?   
    Don't forget when interest rates go up in the future to put some into gilts long term ones. This will balance your portfolio. Bonds are boring but do pay better returns some years if you want to buy corporate bonds (I have not) then do not buy junk bonds!
  3. Pipers liked a post in a topic by Madstacks in Anyone Holding Tesco Shares ?   
    Tax free in an ISA, The commision on FTSE shares is very minor, it was £10.78 to sell and £10.79 to buy today, transaction cost is £11.95 per trade on Hargreaves however this goes down to £5.95 per trade if you make over 20 a month, or £8.95 if over ten.
    There is cheaper trading platforms available, But I like hargreaves - its well laid out and I trust them more with my money than some of the other companies. Plus they are excellent for funds (something I now save £200 per month spread over 8 funds) 
  4. Pipers liked a post in a topic by Kman in Today I received.....   
    My mum knows I like sovereigns, went to see her one time, she got out a jewellery box and showed  me a sovereign that used to be my great aunts
    I thought she was going to give it to me.. she didn't  llol
  5. Pipers liked a post in a topic by Whatmuff in Bullion Star order error   
    That's what I should have done, never mind. I had the order arrive today, I am pleased with the Perth mint coins I ordered and 20 of the 1 oz bars are in good condition however, there is a few scratches on the 5 oz bars and the other 1 oz bars. As far as ordering again I wouldn't as the packaging and service from silver to go is far greater and the quality is second to none. And plus the tax on the singapore is far more. 
     
    With regards to the low spot price at the moment and the pending EU exit is anyone else stocking up lately or buying a bit more than usual?
     
    Happy Christmas 
  6. Bullionbilly liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Silver Deals.....   
    Trust Daz to know what mayfair was, I am of an age where the word mayfair ment a gents mag!! And when I left school and started work they were in the canteen how the world has changed. 
  7. Bullionbilly liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Silver Deals.....   
    Trust Daz to know what mayfair was, I am of an age where the word mayfair ment a gents mag!! And when I left school and started work they were in the canteen how the world has changed. 
  8. Bullionbilly liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Queens beast lion   
    I miss Fluttershy, she made jewellery and talked sense.  As far as the milk spots go IMO get a good grade soft rubber to remove the milk spots then wash in warm soapy water. 
    My queens beast lion that I got from the mint that has been minted incorrectly that I am calling 'rare' has no milk spots on.  I do wish the Royal mint would go back to sterling or Britannia silver.
     
  9. Numistacker liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Gold Monitoring Thread £ only   
    11/10 against Trump winning the presidency in my book, if he did win then Gold would climb to  over $1400, but here in the UK the £ would strengthen so we would not see as much of the increase though it would still be a big move.  
    The price of Gold is not high its the price of the £ is very weak! all thanks to the BOE and Mr Carney who has been giving lots of free money to his friends in the City which means the £ is worth less now.    
  10. Bullionbilly liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Minorities Attempt to Ban New £5 Polymer Note   
    Animal rights in the UK is something most of the world cannot understand save India.  I don't like the new £5 anyway.  I have not read hardly anyone on the site complaining of the very poor conditions many humans live in around the world though a tiny % of animal by product in a peace of fiat money has caused disagreement.
    I suggest to all animal rights to watch wild life programs and see how animals treat each other from parasites to the Elephant.      
  11. Pipers liked a post in a topic by Madstacks in Return of the Stacker?   
    For me I only want bullion and have a price in my head where i will start buying much more heavy, thats £12.50 per ounce landed on silver and £180/185 per sovereign.
    Might not get there for a while or if at all, until then spoons at spot price or below will do. 
  12. Pipers liked a post in a topic by Silvergun in Return of the Stacker?   
    In November 2015 i bought  100 x 2oz Turtles @ £23.24 delivered , in February 2016 i bought 110 x 2oz Turtles @ £26.61 each delivered why would i now buy in @ £35.90 each + delivery an increase of 35% + delivery . I have 940 oz of bullion @ ave £12 an oz  if i buy 100  2 oz turtles at todays price my ounce average will be £13.40 so this stacker is not stacking bullion at the moment but is still buying semi numismatics for set runs but instead of buying 20 of each am buying 5 of each.
  13. 4Nines7Hills liked a post in a topic by Pipers in generic silver rounds or mint round   
    Depends on the price! 
    When I buy I tend to buy Gov mint rounds eg Brits Perth Philies etc, IMO When you sell either all in one go to a dealer or in dribs and drabs on Ebay/forums, Gov mints are easier to sell in years to come.  
    CGT You should go to the Gov web site to check if you subject to it many people are not. 
    Link https://www.gov.uk/capital-gains-tax/allowances
    Remember you can put your losses against your gains!  All of this may change at the Chancellors whim.   
  14. rebelsilver liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Gold Monitoring Thread £ only   
    I take it you are not buying then, and have not bought since before brexit? 
    I will say again if the dealer paid 98% of the fix then the price falls by 6% he is holding a loss.  I think at 3% to 4.5% above spot thats not bad.
     
  15. NumisNewbie liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Old films worth rewatching   
    Total Recall
    I watched this a few months ago, its still a good film and not to ruin the story but you don't really know if its his dream (implant) or not.    
  16. NumisNewbie liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Old films worth rewatching   
    Right I been thinking about this and I would have to add the following, please remember the films are old and the acting is different more English.  IMO these films are a must for anyone who likes films.
     The Lavender Hill Mob Kes The Lady Killers The 39 steps The wicker Man  
  17. NumisNewbie liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Old films worth rewatching   
    Total Recall the original. 
    TV films The Langiliors (check spelling) and Salem's Lot both under rated Steven king films
    Old bw films singing in the rain
    Cult films Scanners, Video drome 1983 David Cronenberg
    Also Taxi Driver scorsese
    Carry on up the kyber
    Clockwork Orange
    Great expectations (Dickens)
    Where eagles dare. 
    Trainspotting
    Edit agree with Alien
    Also life of Brian Brian Monty python
     
     
     
  18. Bullionbilly liked a post in a topic by Pipers in 2017 Sovereign   
    Only and idiot
  19. walesdave liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Krugerrand tubes   
    I'll look after them for you walesdave I promise to keep them safe
    Anyway if you bought from Atkinson's or chards or bairds you might of got one if you asked nicely when placing your order!



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  20. Pipers liked a post in a topic by JB3 in 1 oz or fractionals totalling 1 oz   
    Seriously? I mean, I can understand people worrying about the kilos of silver to ounces of gold, but...
    If you can afford ounces of gold, I'd have thought you could afford to buy a box big enough for some sovereigns. I mean, I've heard of people who don't like sovs, but they never complain about how much space they take up!
  21. Lindeman liked a post in a topic by Pipers in 2016 Libertad Mintages Announced   
    Pipers does not like this, in fact those proof numbers are quite high and the best coin was the 1/4oz gold bullion!  
    Libertads are like spinning the wheel.  I can just imagine its a question of which machine they can get going and who's off sick that effects the outcome of mintages.  
  22. walesdave liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Snoopers Charter   
    Hiding bad news, this piece of news has not been covered by any of the main news outlets in the UK.  Good job we have RT
    Link
     https://www.rt.com/uk/367296-mass-surveillance-bill-law/
    Even a VPN won't stop the nasty little f-ckers collecting info on where everyone has been.  It has been brought in under the terrorist law.  IMO if you have done nothing wrong you have the most to fear   
  23. walesdave liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Snoopers Charter   
    I think you are missing the point guys, 
    Every time we all drive up and down the road and indeed do not need a tax disc any more the cameras all the different types (probably about 15 -20) many were enabled under the terrorist act but in effect are used as a revenue maker for the Treasury, with this new act snoopers charter the information will be used to sell everyones activity to the corporations in other words Mrs Smith of soso likes to shop , browse these shops to look for those items she has these interests, go on you tube and watches  etc etc.  You may think I am being silly, I would argue this is the first step and to mass surveillance and mass data collecting to sell to corporations to yield a nice return for the Treasury.  
    So I stand by my statement the people who have the most to fear are the people who have done nothing wrong!!  
  24. walesdave liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Snoopers Charter   
    Nudge, comes to mind this is part of Government policy and we can see it on TV by the TV programs that are put on and the bias within, Brexit was one time in the UK where the Gov/media lost control, in the future it will be even harder to win a referendum against the will of the establishment.  Its not by chance the tv channels are full of how/help to buy a house, rent it out, get the bailiffs, We now have a pretend court to get people use to being taken there. If you think back to the 1980/1990 it was DIY and gardening! get it!
    Out of a Job you are a Lazy B---- but with welfare given to people who sell/buy houses help to buy etc 20% deposit plus the Government  propping up the house builders who are sitting on over priced houses/masses of land the Government is giving welfare the these rich pigs link  http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-economy-housing-idUKKCN1260ZA another news story that was missed by the bbc.    
    News stories are told with a bias for example the Syrian immigrants we were told that all the immigrants coming to Europe were from Syria (bbc) this was a lie most Syrian refugees were and are in camps in countries in the middle east  interested please start here  https://www.msf.org.uk  or better  http://www.msf.org/en.  The migrants were from all over Asia with the promise of a better life from the EU and Germans who wanted to drive labour cost down in the EU!  No coincidence either Gadaffi went he was stopping migrants too.
    In the future with more data collecting anyone who posts a message like this will find that their INTERNET connection goes down for weeks on end!   
     
          
     
  25. Pipers liked a post in a topic by walesdave in Snoopers Charter   
    Got to say I'm with Pipers on this one. I've lived in a state that had detention without trial along with legalised 'questioning with moderate physical pressure!' and while I loved it there you were always aware, especially as a foreigner, that if 'they'wanted to, life could get very uncomfortable very quickly.
    A lot of my wifes family had the 'we've done nothing wrong' attitude to authority in Poland in the 1930's and early 40's. Virtually none of them survived the Ghetto or camps.
    I've also worked in Criminal Justice software development (not anymore) and once got into an uncomfortable arguement with one of the sales guys when he was boasting about how our facial recognition software would be able to identify and track all the people attending an event that the police were interested in - he took offence to my comment that I was getting worried about the way the surveilance society is going....
    I understand the idea that the security forces need to protect society as an abstract concept, and in fact I support it, but it is every law abiding citizens right and duty to force the powers that be to exercise their 'protection'in a way that serves the people and not the state.