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savoyard

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    savoyard reacted to silenceissilver in Advice buying a monster box   
    No, it's just a pile of bullion in a plastic box. Such a box is handy, that's it.
    I have not opened mine yet but I will definitely check it. I wouldn't exclude the possibility that it could be a bit easier to sell if unopened with some buyers but all in all it shouldn't make much of a difference. Certainly not in terms of the price, if so then rather in terms of someone buying from you or someone else. But as said, all in all I think it's nearly as saleable as if it was unopened. I have seen a video of a well established German dealer (Heubach) where they recommend, if you buy one from a dealer for the first time, you should check it, only if you buy monsters boxes from the same dealer again and again and trust them, then you should leave it as it is.
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    savoyard reacted to PansPurse in Brexit petition   
    Frankly the idea of us getting on our high horse about democracy when we've still got an entirely unelected upper house is kinda hilarious
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    savoyard got a reaction from KDave in New Zealand Shooting   
    Indeed, that certain religion is the #1 world producer of conspiracy theorists.
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    savoyard reacted to Shinus73 in New Zealand Shooting   
    Have I accidentally opened Zerohedge? Had to stop reading that years ago, filled with paranoid nonsense.
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    savoyard got a reaction from NumisNewbie in Brexit status ...   
    I don't see what the problem is with this backstop. Just give NI back to the Republic and problem solved!
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    savoyard reacted to PansPurse in Brexit status ...   
    52% (37% of those eligible to vote, 26% of the country's population), on vague promises, two and a half years ago.
    Not saying that it wasn't a majority, just that the rest of the people don't cease to exist.
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    savoyard got a reaction from KDave in Brexit status ...   
    Looks like Brexit is already yielding its dividend:
    How the City has moved £900bn out of UK already to prepare for Brexit
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    savoyard got a reaction from PansPurse in BREXIT   
    Good point raised here and ignored by the Hard Brexit cult followers: no deal with the EU means also an end to all deals with non-EU countries currently in place courtesy of EU membership.
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    savoyard reacted to UKStacker in BREXIT   
    Further to Pete's comment, if no deal then EVERYTHING subject to VAT is VATable, including those 50p amazon parcels from China.
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    savoyard got a reaction from augur in Conspiracy theorists are more likely to be criminals and to approve of other forms of anti-social behaviour   
    Hi, I've just found this on a notoriously Socialist, pro-Marxist, anti-patriotic rag:
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6752437/Conspiracy-theorists-likely-engage-petty-crime.html
     
     
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    savoyard got a reaction from Alex in goldsilver.be very dodgey   
    Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
    If you wait too long, why did you wait so long.
    If you don't wait too long, you're a pain in the a$$ and a troublemaker.
    Just a little reminder of the abuse I took from a forum member when I reported the very same issue 2 years ago:

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    savoyard got a reaction from Jacko in What if We Have a No Deal Brexit ?   
    An extension of article 50 is not unilateral. It'd have to be approved by the EU. This would lead to much confusion, as there are European elections in May. If there was an extension, the UK would have to be allowed to elect its representatives. Theresa May also said she doesn't want an extension.
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    savoyard reacted to KDave in Brexit status ...   
    Agreed ignorance is a big part of it, leaving the EU is a solution to that. I would be surprised to see increased immigration from the colonies or elsewhere, if it does it will not last long. Politicians have betrayed voters on immigration for too long already. David Cameron said he would reduce immigration to the tens of thousands, before he let in record numbers. When people realised what was going on and started to move towards UKIP, the pressure forced Cameron to call the EU Referendum vote, in order to put UKIP to bed again. It worked - but the issue of immigration has not gone away. It was perhaps the driving issue as to why so many voted leave.
    Once the UK is out of the EU our politicians will have no where to hide as they can no longer blame immigration numbers on freedom of movement. Without the EU, the issue becomes simple - our politicians are the only ones to blame if immigration continues at levels detrimental to the majority and they will be made to pay for it by being voted out of office.
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    savoyard got a reaction from sovereignsteve in Brexit status ...   
    What I don't understand about the Brexiteers' logic is this:
    June 2016: We want to regain control of our borders!
    29 March 2019: We've regained control of our borders!
    30 March 2019: Goods from the EU will be waived through with no check. SUCCESS!
    What gives?
    When will the UK eventually start imposing checks on the nasty Europeans?
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    savoyard got a reaction from PansPurse in Brexit status ...   
    What I don't understand about the Brexiteers' logic is this:
    June 2016: We want to regain control of our borders!
    29 March 2019: We've regained control of our borders!
    30 March 2019: Goods from the EU will be waived through with no check. SUCCESS!
    What gives?
    When will the UK eventually start imposing checks on the nasty Europeans?
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    savoyard reacted to Frost in European coin prices?   
    check Goldsilver.be - they have fair prices in Europe
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    savoyard reacted to gji25 in What if We Have a No Deal Brexit ?   
    it was actually the european union who invented vat 
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    savoyard reacted to Coolsmp in What if We Have a No Deal Brexit ?   
    Hawaii is the 50th state of the US. I think Puerto  Rico wants to be the 51st.
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    savoyard reacted to Pete in What if We Have a No Deal Brexit ?   
    Looks as if some folks haven't really understood VAT and may also be getting confused with import duties.
    Duty and VAT are totally separate.

    When we talk about tariffs, WTO etc., this is duty and for our PM coins & bars this is ZERO meaning there is no duty charged on imports from the EU or the rest of the world.
    VAT is however charged as a sales tax and is 20% for silver and platinum but 0% for gold.
    There is a special 5% numismatics VAT code for some silver coins but 99% of the time would need to be reclaimed as HMRC will automatically charge 20%.
    Today when you order from the EU the dealer has already invoiced the VAT in his / her country and as we are members of the EU, goods travel freely across borders without having to charge additional VAT. Whether GS.be or others include 2%, 5%, 19% or whatever number, this is rated as VAT paid so you have no further liability.
    When you buy today from the USA, the dealer has not charged any VAT, or sales tax, so when the shipment hits the UK you will be charged the full 20%.
    If we leave the EU without a deal we will not be able to avoid paying the full VAT because the EU dealer will be instructed to charge UK VAT on all goods shipping to the UK.
    On larger value shipments, the dealers will be asked to ship the goods VAT free but they will be stopped, as if originating say from the USA, and you will be required to pay the VAT at 20% ( or 5% if you can argue or prove your exception to the full rate ) to HMRC and not the seller.
    Should you decide to drive through the chunnel ( remember the booze cruise ? ) and collect a boot load of silver, avoiding paying the UK VAT because GS.be or STG can invoice you as a local customer at their low rate or differential rate, you will need to declare the goods returning to the UK and be subjected to the 20% VAT or be prosecuted for smuggling.

    I hear the cogs grinding away - ahh - if we placed a group buy and had the silver shipped to the Irish Republic, because they are still in the EU, the lower prices from GS.be et al remain as they are today.
    Without any hard border these goods could without hindrance or checks ( or the need to drive across the channel ) be transported to the North, which is part of the UK, and then freely distributed to all forum members.
    HOWEVER this would be illegal and is the subject matter of the back-stop which is causing so much difficulties in the Brexit negotiations.
     
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    savoyard got a reaction from Coolsmp in What if We Have a No Deal Brexit ?   
    As if MPs gave a sh.. about what a bunch of silver investor on some interweb forum want. Unless you have the backing of 2/3 of the tabloid press, it won't stand any chance.
     
    Yes, the UK could beg to become the official 51st state. But would the Yanks accept such a burden?
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    savoyard got a reaction from KDave in Brexit status ...   
    Nobody has the crystal ball, but my feeling is that the United Kingdom, as we know it, will break up before the European Union. 
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    savoyard got a reaction from MickD in Brexit status ...   
    I'm surely no Brexiteer (and don't get me started on my opinion of the Brexiteers!) but I do think that Remainers are wrong in wanting to overturn the result of the referendum. The British people (actually only the English) wanted Brexit. Let's give them Brexit! You make your bed, you lie in it. I won't be affected personally. Pity for those who are stuck in the UK and cannot rely either on a pension or a massive war chest.
    Hard Brexit and austerity for the vile peasants; free trade for the wealthy non-doms!
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    savoyard reacted to PansPurse in Brexit status ...   
    OK, but there are a lot of people out there who are struggling to get by as it is and aren't in as good a position as you or I (nor I suspect anyone else on a forum dedicated to collecting precious metals) to cope with economic turmoil.
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    savoyard got a reaction from KDave in Brexit status ...   
    Kdave, my experience is limited to Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Italy. People over there wouldn't want to go back to pre-EU status (and yes, that includes Italy.  Italians moan a lot about the EU but, when the push comes to shove, they'd rather stay in the EU warts and all).
    In the continent, people are used to paying more tax than in the UK, but they also expect to get more form the system, and they usually do. At least in West Europe, there's no going back. If any countries of the East want to leave, I'll not lose my sleep over it. The only risk would be that they'd be swallowed back into Putin's hands, and that would mean having Russian missiles pointed at our ass.
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    savoyard got a reaction from PansPurse in Brexit status ...   
    Well, let's see: the companies that would supposedly flock into the UK, attracted by a highly hypothetical ultra-low taxation that we know nothing about yet (think Corbyn as a PM!), are already leaving the UK for EU-based destinations. More will follow after Brexit, hard or soft it might be.
    Let's be realistic: would a global company want to move to the UK, just for the privilege of accessing a miniscule domestic market share, or move to the EU, and have access to the world's second-largest economic bloc? 
    So far, hard Brexit is looking like a good deal for the EU.