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From their website:https://www.europeanmint.com/terms/#shipping

”Please note, that all products are delivered in Estonia. European Mint responsability ends when products are picked up by costumer, Capital Logistics or any other courrier.”

So if the courier loses the package you are on your own. Shipping couriers such as UPS or DHL do not pay a dime as precious metals are on their list of prohibited items. I know this very well also in practise. 

If you order from Germany they bear the shipping risk as they are obliged for it by the law. They are dealing with third party insurance companies that will cover if something goes wrong. 

Sorry to say but I would steer clear from ordering From Estonia if I would not personally go there to pick the coins up. At least you should know that the customer bears all the risks related to shipping.

On a second note they are not even cheaper than buying from Germany. Only exceptions are Pandas. Like all Perth Mint products are lot more expensive there. Please compare prices to Silber Corner or Auragentum. Both offer flat shipping of 29€ for value up to 10k€. And low premium coins few cent difference without  any bulk pricing breaks. 

 

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15 minutes ago, MoralHazard said:

From their website:https://www.europeanmint.com/terms/#shipping

”Please note, that all products are delivered in Estonia. European Mint responsability ends when products are picked up by costumer, Capital Logistics or any other courrier.”

So if the courier loses the package you are on your own. Shipping couriers such as UPS or DHL do not pay a dime as precious metals are on their list of prohibited items. I know this very well also in practise. 

If you order from Germany they bear the shipping risk as they are obliged for it by the law. They are dealing with third party insurance companies that will cover if something goes wrong. 

Sorry to say but I would steer clear from ordering From Estonia if I would not personally go there to pick the coins up. At least you should know that the customer bears all the risks related to shipping.

On a second note they are not even cheaper than buying from Germany. Only exceptions are Pandas. Like all Perth Mint products are lot more expensive there. Please compare prices to Silber Corner or Auragentum. Both offer flat shipping of 29€ for value up to 10k€. And low premium coins few cent difference without  any bulk pricing breaks. 

 

I have it in writing from the manager of the European mint that they have 3rd party business insurance like the other dealers in Europe and that they will cover lost parcels. I have also met this company in person when I visited to collect an order. They are not cowboys - these guys are the real deal and are simply working within the VAT and tax laws of their country to become competitive and relevant in the European bullion market.

If you order from the European Mint you are perfectly at liberty to arrange your own courier - one that covers bullion if you were worried that they would not cover the contents of the parcel. At least you have the choice to do this with the European Mint - with all honesty I would rather buy my silver knowing I am going to have it delivered with a big and reputable courier like Fedex or even UPS or DHL which have significantly better infrastructure than some of the couriers used by the German/Belgian dealers like Yodel or Hermes. The main issue for us in the UK ordering from GS.be is just that they don't offer good shipping. I have heard stories of £1000's of silver left on doorsteps, with neighbours, in bins, thrown on the roof even! All of these bullion dealers responsibility ends when the item is signed for. If Yodel come and forge my signature and leave it on the doorstep because they cannot be bothered to come back later - and that box is subsequently stolen or had visible damage on it then all the cover int he world won't make a difference.

As to prices, the European Mint are cheaper on the majority of their wholesale bullion - i.e. the cheapest coins are a lot cheaper with these guys than with a lot of the other. I am not going to quote figures but last I checked a monster box of 2017 Britannias was about 300 Euros less than from GS.be and that includes the shipping. Yes they are more expensive for other coins - but that is because dealers like GS.be buy thousands of each type and benefit from an economy of scale. Having said that the European Mint has already matched and/or beaten prices for customers as part of this order. 

P.S. - as I am the one organising these group orders and I would have to take point on dealing with any issues I would much rather work with The European Mint who have given me a better courier and delivery service as well as much better reassurances from a customer service perspective than with GS.be who might end up letting down 40+ people and over £5000 of silver. I don't need that stress and risk in my life! 

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24 minutes ago, Jay2 said:

2018 Kook, Roo, and Maple just came up for sale. 

2018 coins coming in stock.

I have closed the order for this weekend. If you want something during next week I have put some time in my diary to look at this on Wednesday afternoon. Otherwise as per my own rules (to avoid me cocking up bascially!) It will have to wait until next weekend. 

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11 minutes ago, creative said:

This might be a stupid question, but if I order 10 queens beast silver or in general a tubes worth will they come in a sealed tube?

Yes, if we order 10 they will come in a tube - but only if it is placed in one order, you couldnt place 2 this weekend and 8 the following...

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6 minutes ago, BackyardBullion said:

Yes, if we order 10 they will come in a tube - but only if it is placed in one order, you couldnt place 2 this weekend and 8 the following...

Ow yeah I wouldn’t expect it to be tubed if I didn’t order a full amount. I’ll get in touch on the weekend :)

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23 minutes ago, Alymac said:

They seem to have limited Rwanda coins, any idea if they will be getting more in? I could be interested in a Britannia order.

Sorry no idea - i would imagine it the kind of series that they would not have many of - pretty niche. What they do well is cheap bullion

15 minutes ago, PansPurse said:

I think plan is to order Britannias all at once next Saturday and hope to get bulk buy discount?

I havent had any further info on who wants to join in to get 100 and an extra 1% discount - if you organise I will pay!

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