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    Paul got a reaction from RichmondStacker in They offered me cash bonuses to keep gambling   
    My own little life experience, I'm in my mid 40s now and through my 20s, I guess I must have staked and wasted maybe £25k-£40k maybe even more i wasnt keeping track through betting, FOBTs, online poker and land based casinos.  Thinking i knew better, thinking the big win was always just round the corner.
    Noone forced my arm, no debts were built up, it was all my money i had was my own, earned & paid tax on. I never borrowed or took money from friends family to gamble, But the buck always laid at ME. 
    I DID IT. IT WAS ME. I made the mistakes I paid the price. 
    Sympathy of this women in video? not really.  we seem to lack ANY personal accoutnability to ANYTHING these days, everything is ALWAYS someone elses fault. Those bad evil gambling companies
    Back to my story, some gambling good days winning in my 20s but it would quickly went back as losings in the end. Dont kid yourself. I went cold turkey at age 30 and managed a few months until i relapsed again gambling.  Told myself never again. At this time I was finding out how the world really worked, 9/11, dodgy governements, the rigged health/medical market and of course our rigged money system worked
    It was this time I found about gold, since 2006-2007 I have bought gold every month, a gold sovereign here, a half sovereign there, 1/2 oz on a good month, a full oz of fine gold when bonus from work.  
    What this did for me, "the recovering gambler" was separate actual cash £ i could gamble with and move it into another tangible thing of value that i couldn't easily spunk away, spent or inserted into anything with a slot and flashy lights  
    Slowly but surely, my gold stack has grown, every month, as i would buy another gold coin every fortnight or so. Some extra cash came my way, I would buy another gold coin.
    The ancient Aztecs called Gold 'the sweat of the sun'  Blood, sweat, tears and toil getting it out of the ground.  YOUR lifes, blood sweat and tears represents how hard you have worked to get this coin you now hold, and continue to hold ongoing. Why on earth would i want to give it back so easily ??  
    Your pile of gold  increases monthly.   It grows, it gets bigger
    Gold is also a gamble, it will never go to zero, it has been money for 5,000+ years, and can also go up in value ^^^ (as we see today)  
    Currently im very nicely up in £ terms if i chose to cash in and take some fiat debt token profits.  Do i want to sell, hell no !
    A quote stuck with me quite prophetically, back then as i've never believed in loans or credit cards.  
    “Gold is the money of kings, silver is the money of gentlemen, barter is the money of peasants – but debt is the money of slaves.”
    ― Norm Franz, Money & Wealth in the New Millennium: A Prophetic Guide to the New World Economic Order
    The bigger my gold stack grows the more satisfied I become and want more.  A NEW positive kind of addiction.   Hoarder? Scrooge McDuck?  nope, I am just now wise to my own personal limitations/impulses/poor will power
     
    I have not yet cashed in one single coin for gambling and my investment pile has grew. I have only sold out gold to better or improve my business to get more fiat debt tokens coming to put back into gold again or enjoy nice experiences, but not for gambling   
     
    This degree of separation that takes place between the gold coin and actual cash i could spunk gambling is just awesome to me.  
    Yet i know at a glance my total gold grams i have on any given day, and know how much it is worth should i cash in.   
    Back in the day, when money was in my bank account, it is just like figures on a screen to me, actual cash in my hand was just gambling tokens/betting voucher credits. 
    It was money but it wasnt money.  £1000 in my current account, how i viewed it was a few hours play at the casino, not the same £1000 a "none gambler" you would see that would pay your rent or pay for a dress & shoes
    Back then I could just never seem to hold onto money while it was in a bank account. I had savings accounts, which would be there for good intention but the money came back out for gambling in my 20s.   
    Gold doesn't do that for me, the degree of separation between between the time and effort it takes to cash in a gold coin, packing posting, sending, waiting for bank transfer for payment etc. is a few days minimum.  
    By which time my urge to gamble has long since past.  
    Whilst i will always have that gamble bug inside me, i cant extinguish that flame, as i like to to take risks
    i'm self employed and risk = reward.  and i have done well working over the years. My first stint at self employment was while i was still at school ! no self employment/business has ever failed on me 
    I still have my monthly little gamble, small assigned buget but as my priority with my spare cash over and above my bills is ALWAYS now to buy a minimum amount of gold, i'm never exposed to lose mega money EVER, fact these days, as the money simply isn't there because it has been converted from one asset class "£ cash", into another asset "gold".  
    The small amount i assign myself to have a gamble is minimal, £100 or £200 for a month. Might be a couple of horse bets or a few roulette spins at casino on a night out with friends/  Should i win & cash out, i actually treat myself to some more gold coins for my stack.  
    I purposely store the gold in a safety deposit centre in a city that is over good drive/train ride away to resist the sudden urge to gamble/cash in.  
    A financial advisor would tell you it is stupid and daft to put all your eggs in one basket with one asset/investment, but to a gambler/ex-gambler/someone who can never be sure he may go a little daft, relapse and off the rails again?  would i sooner have this? that is working just fine for me.
    Working like this for me with gold is much better than having nothing at all & nowt show for it in the bank - when it is just figures on a screen on a bank account I see 
    Knowing this fall back of savings is there for any of lifes eventualities makes me sleep wonderfully at night.  The boiler blows up tomorrow, two krugerrands will cover it.  alternator on van goes, 1/4 queens beast will cover it thank you very much  
    This approach may not be for everyone but if you find you can never seem to hold onto money, Gold has worked wonders for me.  
    I quite enjoy watching some of the twitch/youtube slots streamers - watch them having a "session", something I used to enjoy & i would do,.  I share their emotions, their highs and lows,  I'm genuinely happy when they win.  Then when i see their £1,000-£2,000+ session losses, it gives the the flash backs and stomach aching cramps of 'been there done it got the t-shirt' but also a very small sense of very sick & horrible happiness at the loss being theirs and not mine.  
    The youtube/twitch streams help scratch my gambling itch that will always be there, and actually help me be near gamble free
    Sorry for the rambles length here today, my mind just kept wandering & typing.......  
    If you may be a young un in your 20s reading this, ho likes flutter or bet on footy or casino/poker.  Take this post for expeirence. A wise owl here, you start buying gold early in life and you; and youll have a very healthy stack as life progresses as you keep adding to it. Anyone nodding their head post as they read this and my story thus far, if it sounds a familiar path to yours, if my narrative resonates with you, give gold a try.  you might just like it, or start just buying gold with your big wins, as you gamble. At least you know you wont give your winnings back up to the casino. The journey to Rome starts with a single step........
  2. Thanks
    Paul got a reaction from Cornishfarmer in They offered me cash bonuses to keep gambling   
    My own little life experience, I'm in my mid 40s now and through my 20s, I guess I must have staked and wasted maybe £25k-£40k maybe even more i wasnt keeping track through betting, FOBTs, online poker and land based casinos.  Thinking i knew better, thinking the big win was always just round the corner.
    Noone forced my arm, no debts were built up, it was all my money i had was my own, earned & paid tax on. I never borrowed or took money from friends family to gamble, But the buck always laid at ME. 
    I DID IT. IT WAS ME. I made the mistakes I paid the price. 
    Sympathy of this women in video? not really.  we seem to lack ANY personal accoutnability to ANYTHING these days, everything is ALWAYS someone elses fault. Those bad evil gambling companies
    Back to my story, some gambling good days winning in my 20s but it would quickly went back as losings in the end. Dont kid yourself. I went cold turkey at age 30 and managed a few months until i relapsed again gambling.  Told myself never again. At this time I was finding out how the world really worked, 9/11, dodgy governements, the rigged health/medical market and of course our rigged money system worked
    It was this time I found about gold, since 2006-2007 I have bought gold every month, a gold sovereign here, a half sovereign there, 1/2 oz on a good month, a full oz of fine gold when bonus from work.  
    What this did for me, "the recovering gambler" was separate actual cash £ i could gamble with and move it into another tangible thing of value that i couldn't easily spunk away, spent or inserted into anything with a slot and flashy lights  
    Slowly but surely, my gold stack has grown, every month, as i would buy another gold coin every fortnight or so. Some extra cash came my way, I would buy another gold coin.
    The ancient Aztecs called Gold 'the sweat of the sun'  Blood, sweat, tears and toil getting it out of the ground.  YOUR lifes, blood sweat and tears represents how hard you have worked to get this coin you now hold, and continue to hold ongoing. Why on earth would i want to give it back so easily ??  
    Your pile of gold  increases monthly.   It grows, it gets bigger
    Gold is also a gamble, it will never go to zero, it has been money for 5,000+ years, and can also go up in value ^^^ (as we see today)  
    Currently im very nicely up in £ terms if i chose to cash in and take some fiat debt token profits.  Do i want to sell, hell no !
    A quote stuck with me quite prophetically, back then as i've never believed in loans or credit cards.  
    “Gold is the money of kings, silver is the money of gentlemen, barter is the money of peasants – but debt is the money of slaves.”
    ― Norm Franz, Money & Wealth in the New Millennium: A Prophetic Guide to the New World Economic Order
    The bigger my gold stack grows the more satisfied I become and want more.  A NEW positive kind of addiction.   Hoarder? Scrooge McDuck?  nope, I am just now wise to my own personal limitations/impulses/poor will power
     
    I have not yet cashed in one single coin for gambling and my investment pile has grew. I have only sold out gold to better or improve my business to get more fiat debt tokens coming to put back into gold again or enjoy nice experiences, but not for gambling   
     
    This degree of separation that takes place between the gold coin and actual cash i could spunk gambling is just awesome to me.  
    Yet i know at a glance my total gold grams i have on any given day, and know how much it is worth should i cash in.   
    Back in the day, when money was in my bank account, it is just like figures on a screen to me, actual cash in my hand was just gambling tokens/betting voucher credits. 
    It was money but it wasnt money.  £1000 in my current account, how i viewed it was a few hours play at the casino, not the same £1000 a "none gambler" you would see that would pay your rent or pay for a dress & shoes
    Back then I could just never seem to hold onto money while it was in a bank account. I had savings accounts, which would be there for good intention but the money came back out for gambling in my 20s.   
    Gold doesn't do that for me, the degree of separation between between the time and effort it takes to cash in a gold coin, packing posting, sending, waiting for bank transfer for payment etc. is a few days minimum.  
    By which time my urge to gamble has long since past.  
    Whilst i will always have that gamble bug inside me, i cant extinguish that flame, as i like to to take risks
    i'm self employed and risk = reward.  and i have done well working over the years. My first stint at self employment was while i was still at school ! no self employment/business has ever failed on me 
    I still have my monthly little gamble, small assigned buget but as my priority with my spare cash over and above my bills is ALWAYS now to buy a minimum amount of gold, i'm never exposed to lose mega money EVER, fact these days, as the money simply isn't there because it has been converted from one asset class "£ cash", into another asset "gold".  
    The small amount i assign myself to have a gamble is minimal, £100 or £200 for a month. Might be a couple of horse bets or a few roulette spins at casino on a night out with friends/  Should i win & cash out, i actually treat myself to some more gold coins for my stack.  
    I purposely store the gold in a safety deposit centre in a city that is over good drive/train ride away to resist the sudden urge to gamble/cash in.  
    A financial advisor would tell you it is stupid and daft to put all your eggs in one basket with one asset/investment, but to a gambler/ex-gambler/someone who can never be sure he may go a little daft, relapse and off the rails again?  would i sooner have this? that is working just fine for me.
    Working like this for me with gold is much better than having nothing at all & nowt show for it in the bank - when it is just figures on a screen on a bank account I see 
    Knowing this fall back of savings is there for any of lifes eventualities makes me sleep wonderfully at night.  The boiler blows up tomorrow, two krugerrands will cover it.  alternator on van goes, 1/4 queens beast will cover it thank you very much  
    This approach may not be for everyone but if you find you can never seem to hold onto money, Gold has worked wonders for me.  
    I quite enjoy watching some of the twitch/youtube slots streamers - watch them having a "session", something I used to enjoy & i would do,.  I share their emotions, their highs and lows,  I'm genuinely happy when they win.  Then when i see their £1,000-£2,000+ session losses, it gives the the flash backs and stomach aching cramps of 'been there done it got the t-shirt' but also a very small sense of very sick & horrible happiness at the loss being theirs and not mine.  
    The youtube/twitch streams help scratch my gambling itch that will always be there, and actually help me be near gamble free
    Sorry for the rambles length here today, my mind just kept wandering & typing.......  
    If you may be a young un in your 20s reading this, ho likes flutter or bet on footy or casino/poker.  Take this post for expeirence. A wise owl here, you start buying gold early in life and you; and youll have a very healthy stack as life progresses as you keep adding to it. Anyone nodding their head post as they read this and my story thus far, if it sounds a familiar path to yours, if my narrative resonates with you, give gold a try.  you might just like it, or start just buying gold with your big wins, as you gamble. At least you know you wont give your winnings back up to the casino. The journey to Rome starts with a single step........
  3. Like
    Paul got a reaction from Abyss in They offered me cash bonuses to keep gambling   
    My own little life experience, I'm in my mid 40s now and through my 20s, I guess I must have staked and wasted maybe £25k-£40k maybe even more i wasnt keeping track through betting, FOBTs, online poker and land based casinos.  Thinking i knew better, thinking the big win was always just round the corner.
    Noone forced my arm, no debts were built up, it was all my money i had was my own, earned & paid tax on. I never borrowed or took money from friends family to gamble, But the buck always laid at ME. 
    I DID IT. IT WAS ME. I made the mistakes I paid the price. 
    Sympathy of this women in video? not really.  we seem to lack ANY personal accoutnability to ANYTHING these days, everything is ALWAYS someone elses fault. Those bad evil gambling companies
    Back to my story, some gambling good days winning in my 20s but it would quickly went back as losings in the end. Dont kid yourself. I went cold turkey at age 30 and managed a few months until i relapsed again gambling.  Told myself never again. At this time I was finding out how the world really worked, 9/11, dodgy governements, the rigged health/medical market and of course our rigged money system worked
    It was this time I found about gold, since 2006-2007 I have bought gold every month, a gold sovereign here, a half sovereign there, 1/2 oz on a good month, a full oz of fine gold when bonus from work.  
    What this did for me, "the recovering gambler" was separate actual cash £ i could gamble with and move it into another tangible thing of value that i couldn't easily spunk away, spent or inserted into anything with a slot and flashy lights  
    Slowly but surely, my gold stack has grown, every month, as i would buy another gold coin every fortnight or so. Some extra cash came my way, I would buy another gold coin.
    The ancient Aztecs called Gold 'the sweat of the sun'  Blood, sweat, tears and toil getting it out of the ground.  YOUR lifes, blood sweat and tears represents how hard you have worked to get this coin you now hold, and continue to hold ongoing. Why on earth would i want to give it back so easily ??  
    Your pile of gold  increases monthly.   It grows, it gets bigger
    Gold is also a gamble, it will never go to zero, it has been money for 5,000+ years, and can also go up in value ^^^ (as we see today)  
    Currently im very nicely up in £ terms if i chose to cash in and take some fiat debt token profits.  Do i want to sell, hell no !
    A quote stuck with me quite prophetically, back then as i've never believed in loans or credit cards.  
    “Gold is the money of kings, silver is the money of gentlemen, barter is the money of peasants – but debt is the money of slaves.”
    ― Norm Franz, Money & Wealth in the New Millennium: A Prophetic Guide to the New World Economic Order
    The bigger my gold stack grows the more satisfied I become and want more.  A NEW positive kind of addiction.   Hoarder? Scrooge McDuck?  nope, I am just now wise to my own personal limitations/impulses/poor will power
     
    I have not yet cashed in one single coin for gambling and my investment pile has grew. I have only sold out gold to better or improve my business to get more fiat debt tokens coming to put back into gold again or enjoy nice experiences, but not for gambling   
     
    This degree of separation that takes place between the gold coin and actual cash i could spunk gambling is just awesome to me.  
    Yet i know at a glance my total gold grams i have on any given day, and know how much it is worth should i cash in.   
    Back in the day, when money was in my bank account, it is just like figures on a screen to me, actual cash in my hand was just gambling tokens/betting voucher credits. 
    It was money but it wasnt money.  £1000 in my current account, how i viewed it was a few hours play at the casino, not the same £1000 a "none gambler" you would see that would pay your rent or pay for a dress & shoes
    Back then I could just never seem to hold onto money while it was in a bank account. I had savings accounts, which would be there for good intention but the money came back out for gambling in my 20s.   
    Gold doesn't do that for me, the degree of separation between between the time and effort it takes to cash in a gold coin, packing posting, sending, waiting for bank transfer for payment etc. is a few days minimum.  
    By which time my urge to gamble has long since past.  
    Whilst i will always have that gamble bug inside me, i cant extinguish that flame, as i like to to take risks
    i'm self employed and risk = reward.  and i have done well working over the years. My first stint at self employment was while i was still at school ! no self employment/business has ever failed on me 
    I still have my monthly little gamble, small assigned buget but as my priority with my spare cash over and above my bills is ALWAYS now to buy a minimum amount of gold, i'm never exposed to lose mega money EVER, fact these days, as the money simply isn't there because it has been converted from one asset class "£ cash", into another asset "gold".  
    The small amount i assign myself to have a gamble is minimal, £100 or £200 for a month. Might be a couple of horse bets or a few roulette spins at casino on a night out with friends/  Should i win & cash out, i actually treat myself to some more gold coins for my stack.  
    I purposely store the gold in a safety deposit centre in a city that is over good drive/train ride away to resist the sudden urge to gamble/cash in.  
    A financial advisor would tell you it is stupid and daft to put all your eggs in one basket with one asset/investment, but to a gambler/ex-gambler/someone who can never be sure he may go a little daft, relapse and off the rails again?  would i sooner have this? that is working just fine for me.
    Working like this for me with gold is much better than having nothing at all & nowt show for it in the bank - when it is just figures on a screen on a bank account I see 
    Knowing this fall back of savings is there for any of lifes eventualities makes me sleep wonderfully at night.  The boiler blows up tomorrow, two krugerrands will cover it.  alternator on van goes, 1/4 queens beast will cover it thank you very much  
    This approach may not be for everyone but if you find you can never seem to hold onto money, Gold has worked wonders for me.  
    I quite enjoy watching some of the twitch/youtube slots streamers - watch them having a "session", something I used to enjoy & i would do,.  I share their emotions, their highs and lows,  I'm genuinely happy when they win.  Then when i see their £1,000-£2,000+ session losses, it gives the the flash backs and stomach aching cramps of 'been there done it got the t-shirt' but also a very small sense of very sick & horrible happiness at the loss being theirs and not mine.  
    The youtube/twitch streams help scratch my gambling itch that will always be there, and actually help me be near gamble free
    Sorry for the rambles length here today, my mind just kept wandering & typing.......  
    If you may be a young un in your 20s reading this, ho likes flutter or bet on footy or casino/poker.  Take this post for expeirence. A wise owl here, you start buying gold early in life and you; and youll have a very healthy stack as life progresses as you keep adding to it. Anyone nodding their head post as they read this and my story thus far, if it sounds a familiar path to yours, if my narrative resonates with you, give gold a try.  you might just like it, or start just buying gold with your big wins, as you gamble. At least you know you wont give your winnings back up to the casino. The journey to Rome starts with a single step........
  4. Like
    Paul got a reaction from KDave in They offered me cash bonuses to keep gambling   
    My own little life experience, I'm in my mid 40s now and through my 20s, I guess I must have staked and wasted maybe £25k-£40k maybe even more i wasnt keeping track through betting, FOBTs, online poker and land based casinos.  Thinking i knew better, thinking the big win was always just round the corner.
    Noone forced my arm, no debts were built up, it was all my money i had was my own, earned & paid tax on. I never borrowed or took money from friends family to gamble, But the buck always laid at ME. 
    I DID IT. IT WAS ME. I made the mistakes I paid the price. 
    Sympathy of this women in video? not really.  we seem to lack ANY personal accoutnability to ANYTHING these days, everything is ALWAYS someone elses fault. Those bad evil gambling companies
    Back to my story, some gambling good days winning in my 20s but it would quickly went back as losings in the end. Dont kid yourself. I went cold turkey at age 30 and managed a few months until i relapsed again gambling.  Told myself never again. At this time I was finding out how the world really worked, 9/11, dodgy governements, the rigged health/medical market and of course our rigged money system worked
    It was this time I found about gold, since 2006-2007 I have bought gold every month, a gold sovereign here, a half sovereign there, 1/2 oz on a good month, a full oz of fine gold when bonus from work.  
    What this did for me, "the recovering gambler" was separate actual cash £ i could gamble with and move it into another tangible thing of value that i couldn't easily spunk away, spent or inserted into anything with a slot and flashy lights  
    Slowly but surely, my gold stack has grown, every month, as i would buy another gold coin every fortnight or so. Some extra cash came my way, I would buy another gold coin.
    The ancient Aztecs called Gold 'the sweat of the sun'  Blood, sweat, tears and toil getting it out of the ground.  YOUR lifes, blood sweat and tears represents how hard you have worked to get this coin you now hold, and continue to hold ongoing. Why on earth would i want to give it back so easily ??  
    Your pile of gold  increases monthly.   It grows, it gets bigger
    Gold is also a gamble, it will never go to zero, it has been money for 5,000+ years, and can also go up in value ^^^ (as we see today)  
    Currently im very nicely up in £ terms if i chose to cash in and take some fiat debt token profits.  Do i want to sell, hell no !
    A quote stuck with me quite prophetically, back then as i've never believed in loans or credit cards.  
    “Gold is the money of kings, silver is the money of gentlemen, barter is the money of peasants – but debt is the money of slaves.”
    ― Norm Franz, Money & Wealth in the New Millennium: A Prophetic Guide to the New World Economic Order
    The bigger my gold stack grows the more satisfied I become and want more.  A NEW positive kind of addiction.   Hoarder? Scrooge McDuck?  nope, I am just now wise to my own personal limitations/impulses/poor will power
     
    I have not yet cashed in one single coin for gambling and my investment pile has grew. I have only sold out gold to better or improve my business to get more fiat debt tokens coming to put back into gold again or enjoy nice experiences, but not for gambling   
     
    This degree of separation that takes place between the gold coin and actual cash i could spunk gambling is just awesome to me.  
    Yet i know at a glance my total gold grams i have on any given day, and know how much it is worth should i cash in.   
    Back in the day, when money was in my bank account, it is just like figures on a screen to me, actual cash in my hand was just gambling tokens/betting voucher credits. 
    It was money but it wasnt money.  £1000 in my current account, how i viewed it was a few hours play at the casino, not the same £1000 a "none gambler" you would see that would pay your rent or pay for a dress & shoes
    Back then I could just never seem to hold onto money while it was in a bank account. I had savings accounts, which would be there for good intention but the money came back out for gambling in my 20s.   
    Gold doesn't do that for me, the degree of separation between between the time and effort it takes to cash in a gold coin, packing posting, sending, waiting for bank transfer for payment etc. is a few days minimum.  
    By which time my urge to gamble has long since past.  
    Whilst i will always have that gamble bug inside me, i cant extinguish that flame, as i like to to take risks
    i'm self employed and risk = reward.  and i have done well working over the years. My first stint at self employment was while i was still at school ! no self employment/business has ever failed on me 
    I still have my monthly little gamble, small assigned buget but as my priority with my spare cash over and above my bills is ALWAYS now to buy a minimum amount of gold, i'm never exposed to lose mega money EVER, fact these days, as the money simply isn't there because it has been converted from one asset class "£ cash", into another asset "gold".  
    The small amount i assign myself to have a gamble is minimal, £100 or £200 for a month. Might be a couple of horse bets or a few roulette spins at casino on a night out with friends/  Should i win & cash out, i actually treat myself to some more gold coins for my stack.  
    I purposely store the gold in a safety deposit centre in a city that is over good drive/train ride away to resist the sudden urge to gamble/cash in.  
    A financial advisor would tell you it is stupid and daft to put all your eggs in one basket with one asset/investment, but to a gambler/ex-gambler/someone who can never be sure he may go a little daft, relapse and off the rails again?  would i sooner have this? that is working just fine for me.
    Working like this for me with gold is much better than having nothing at all & nowt show for it in the bank - when it is just figures on a screen on a bank account I see 
    Knowing this fall back of savings is there for any of lifes eventualities makes me sleep wonderfully at night.  The boiler blows up tomorrow, two krugerrands will cover it.  alternator on van goes, 1/4 queens beast will cover it thank you very much  
    This approach may not be for everyone but if you find you can never seem to hold onto money, Gold has worked wonders for me.  
    I quite enjoy watching some of the twitch/youtube slots streamers - watch them having a "session", something I used to enjoy & i would do,.  I share their emotions, their highs and lows,  I'm genuinely happy when they win.  Then when i see their £1,000-£2,000+ session losses, it gives the the flash backs and stomach aching cramps of 'been there done it got the t-shirt' but also a very small sense of very sick & horrible happiness at the loss being theirs and not mine.  
    The youtube/twitch streams help scratch my gambling itch that will always be there, and actually help me be near gamble free
    Sorry for the rambles length here today, my mind just kept wandering & typing.......  
    If you may be a young un in your 20s reading this, ho likes flutter or bet on footy or casino/poker.  Take this post for expeirence. A wise owl here, you start buying gold early in life and you; and youll have a very healthy stack as life progresses as you keep adding to it. Anyone nodding their head post as they read this and my story thus far, if it sounds a familiar path to yours, if my narrative resonates with you, give gold a try.  you might just like it, or start just buying gold with your big wins, as you gamble. At least you know you wont give your winnings back up to the casino. The journey to Rome starts with a single step........
  5. Like
    Paul got a reaction from Tn21 in They offered me cash bonuses to keep gambling   
    My own little life experience, I'm in my mid 40s now and through my 20s, I guess I must have staked and wasted maybe £25k-£40k maybe even more i wasnt keeping track through betting, FOBTs, online poker and land based casinos.  Thinking i knew better, thinking the big win was always just round the corner.
    Noone forced my arm, no debts were built up, it was all my money i had was my own, earned & paid tax on. I never borrowed or took money from friends family to gamble, But the buck always laid at ME. 
    I DID IT. IT WAS ME. I made the mistakes I paid the price. 
    Sympathy of this women in video? not really.  we seem to lack ANY personal accoutnability to ANYTHING these days, everything is ALWAYS someone elses fault. Those bad evil gambling companies
    Back to my story, some gambling good days winning in my 20s but it would quickly went back as losings in the end. Dont kid yourself. I went cold turkey at age 30 and managed a few months until i relapsed again gambling.  Told myself never again. At this time I was finding out how the world really worked, 9/11, dodgy governements, the rigged health/medical market and of course our rigged money system worked
    It was this time I found about gold, since 2006-2007 I have bought gold every month, a gold sovereign here, a half sovereign there, 1/2 oz on a good month, a full oz of fine gold when bonus from work.  
    What this did for me, "the recovering gambler" was separate actual cash £ i could gamble with and move it into another tangible thing of value that i couldn't easily spunk away, spent or inserted into anything with a slot and flashy lights  
    Slowly but surely, my gold stack has grown, every month, as i would buy another gold coin every fortnight or so. Some extra cash came my way, I would buy another gold coin.
    The ancient Aztecs called Gold 'the sweat of the sun'  Blood, sweat, tears and toil getting it out of the ground.  YOUR lifes, blood sweat and tears represents how hard you have worked to get this coin you now hold, and continue to hold ongoing. Why on earth would i want to give it back so easily ??  
    Your pile of gold  increases monthly.   It grows, it gets bigger
    Gold is also a gamble, it will never go to zero, it has been money for 5,000+ years, and can also go up in value ^^^ (as we see today)  
    Currently im very nicely up in £ terms if i chose to cash in and take some fiat debt token profits.  Do i want to sell, hell no !
    A quote stuck with me quite prophetically, back then as i've never believed in loans or credit cards.  
    “Gold is the money of kings, silver is the money of gentlemen, barter is the money of peasants – but debt is the money of slaves.”
    ― Norm Franz, Money & Wealth in the New Millennium: A Prophetic Guide to the New World Economic Order
    The bigger my gold stack grows the more satisfied I become and want more.  A NEW positive kind of addiction.   Hoarder? Scrooge McDuck?  nope, I am just now wise to my own personal limitations/impulses/poor will power
     
    I have not yet cashed in one single coin for gambling and my investment pile has grew. I have only sold out gold to better or improve my business to get more fiat debt tokens coming to put back into gold again or enjoy nice experiences, but not for gambling   
     
    This degree of separation that takes place between the gold coin and actual cash i could spunk gambling is just awesome to me.  
    Yet i know at a glance my total gold grams i have on any given day, and know how much it is worth should i cash in.   
    Back in the day, when money was in my bank account, it is just like figures on a screen to me, actual cash in my hand was just gambling tokens/betting voucher credits. 
    It was money but it wasnt money.  £1000 in my current account, how i viewed it was a few hours play at the casino, not the same £1000 a "none gambler" you would see that would pay your rent or pay for a dress & shoes
    Back then I could just never seem to hold onto money while it was in a bank account. I had savings accounts, which would be there for good intention but the money came back out for gambling in my 20s.   
    Gold doesn't do that for me, the degree of separation between between the time and effort it takes to cash in a gold coin, packing posting, sending, waiting for bank transfer for payment etc. is a few days minimum.  
    By which time my urge to gamble has long since past.  
    Whilst i will always have that gamble bug inside me, i cant extinguish that flame, as i like to to take risks
    i'm self employed and risk = reward.  and i have done well working over the years. My first stint at self employment was while i was still at school ! no self employment/business has ever failed on me 
    I still have my monthly little gamble, small assigned buget but as my priority with my spare cash over and above my bills is ALWAYS now to buy a minimum amount of gold, i'm never exposed to lose mega money EVER, fact these days, as the money simply isn't there because it has been converted from one asset class "£ cash", into another asset "gold".  
    The small amount i assign myself to have a gamble is minimal, £100 or £200 for a month. Might be a couple of horse bets or a few roulette spins at casino on a night out with friends/  Should i win & cash out, i actually treat myself to some more gold coins for my stack.  
    I purposely store the gold in a safety deposit centre in a city that is over good drive/train ride away to resist the sudden urge to gamble/cash in.  
    A financial advisor would tell you it is stupid and daft to put all your eggs in one basket with one asset/investment, but to a gambler/ex-gambler/someone who can never be sure he may go a little daft, relapse and off the rails again?  would i sooner have this? that is working just fine for me.
    Working like this for me with gold is much better than having nothing at all & nowt show for it in the bank - when it is just figures on a screen on a bank account I see 
    Knowing this fall back of savings is there for any of lifes eventualities makes me sleep wonderfully at night.  The boiler blows up tomorrow, two krugerrands will cover it.  alternator on van goes, 1/4 queens beast will cover it thank you very much  
    This approach may not be for everyone but if you find you can never seem to hold onto money, Gold has worked wonders for me.  
    I quite enjoy watching some of the twitch/youtube slots streamers - watch them having a "session", something I used to enjoy & i would do,.  I share their emotions, their highs and lows,  I'm genuinely happy when they win.  Then when i see their £1,000-£2,000+ session losses, it gives the the flash backs and stomach aching cramps of 'been there done it got the t-shirt' but also a very small sense of very sick & horrible happiness at the loss being theirs and not mine.  
    The youtube/twitch streams help scratch my gambling itch that will always be there, and actually help me be near gamble free
    Sorry for the rambles length here today, my mind just kept wandering & typing.......  
    If you may be a young un in your 20s reading this, ho likes flutter or bet on footy or casino/poker.  Take this post for expeirence. A wise owl here, you start buying gold early in life and you; and youll have a very healthy stack as life progresses as you keep adding to it. Anyone nodding their head post as they read this and my story thus far, if it sounds a familiar path to yours, if my narrative resonates with you, give gold a try.  you might just like it, or start just buying gold with your big wins, as you gamble. At least you know you wont give your winnings back up to the casino. The journey to Rome starts with a single step........
  6. Like
    Paul got a reaction from Kussilver in They offered me cash bonuses to keep gambling   
    My own little life experience, I'm in my mid 40s now and through my 20s, I guess I must have staked and wasted maybe £25k-£40k maybe even more i wasnt keeping track through betting, FOBTs, online poker and land based casinos.  Thinking i knew better, thinking the big win was always just round the corner.
    Noone forced my arm, no debts were built up, it was all my money i had was my own, earned & paid tax on. I never borrowed or took money from friends family to gamble, But the buck always laid at ME. 
    I DID IT. IT WAS ME. I made the mistakes I paid the price. 
    Sympathy of this women in video? not really.  we seem to lack ANY personal accoutnability to ANYTHING these days, everything is ALWAYS someone elses fault. Those bad evil gambling companies
    Back to my story, some gambling good days winning in my 20s but it would quickly went back as losings in the end. Dont kid yourself. I went cold turkey at age 30 and managed a few months until i relapsed again gambling.  Told myself never again. At this time I was finding out how the world really worked, 9/11, dodgy governements, the rigged health/medical market and of course our rigged money system worked
    It was this time I found about gold, since 2006-2007 I have bought gold every month, a gold sovereign here, a half sovereign there, 1/2 oz on a good month, a full oz of fine gold when bonus from work.  
    What this did for me, "the recovering gambler" was separate actual cash £ i could gamble with and move it into another tangible thing of value that i couldn't easily spunk away, spent or inserted into anything with a slot and flashy lights  
    Slowly but surely, my gold stack has grown, every month, as i would buy another gold coin every fortnight or so. Some extra cash came my way, I would buy another gold coin.
    The ancient Aztecs called Gold 'the sweat of the sun'  Blood, sweat, tears and toil getting it out of the ground.  YOUR lifes, blood sweat and tears represents how hard you have worked to get this coin you now hold, and continue to hold ongoing. Why on earth would i want to give it back so easily ??  
    Your pile of gold  increases monthly.   It grows, it gets bigger
    Gold is also a gamble, it will never go to zero, it has been money for 5,000+ years, and can also go up in value ^^^ (as we see today)  
    Currently im very nicely up in £ terms if i chose to cash in and take some fiat debt token profits.  Do i want to sell, hell no !
    A quote stuck with me quite prophetically, back then as i've never believed in loans or credit cards.  
    “Gold is the money of kings, silver is the money of gentlemen, barter is the money of peasants – but debt is the money of slaves.”
    ― Norm Franz, Money & Wealth in the New Millennium: A Prophetic Guide to the New World Economic Order
    The bigger my gold stack grows the more satisfied I become and want more.  A NEW positive kind of addiction.   Hoarder? Scrooge McDuck?  nope, I am just now wise to my own personal limitations/impulses/poor will power
     
    I have not yet cashed in one single coin for gambling and my investment pile has grew. I have only sold out gold to better or improve my business to get more fiat debt tokens coming to put back into gold again or enjoy nice experiences, but not for gambling   
     
    This degree of separation that takes place between the gold coin and actual cash i could spunk gambling is just awesome to me.  
    Yet i know at a glance my total gold grams i have on any given day, and know how much it is worth should i cash in.   
    Back in the day, when money was in my bank account, it is just like figures on a screen to me, actual cash in my hand was just gambling tokens/betting voucher credits. 
    It was money but it wasnt money.  £1000 in my current account, how i viewed it was a few hours play at the casino, not the same £1000 a "none gambler" you would see that would pay your rent or pay for a dress & shoes
    Back then I could just never seem to hold onto money while it was in a bank account. I had savings accounts, which would be there for good intention but the money came back out for gambling in my 20s.   
    Gold doesn't do that for me, the degree of separation between between the time and effort it takes to cash in a gold coin, packing posting, sending, waiting for bank transfer for payment etc. is a few days minimum.  
    By which time my urge to gamble has long since past.  
    Whilst i will always have that gamble bug inside me, i cant extinguish that flame, as i like to to take risks
    i'm self employed and risk = reward.  and i have done well working over the years. My first stint at self employment was while i was still at school ! no self employment/business has ever failed on me 
    I still have my monthly little gamble, small assigned buget but as my priority with my spare cash over and above my bills is ALWAYS now to buy a minimum amount of gold, i'm never exposed to lose mega money EVER, fact these days, as the money simply isn't there because it has been converted from one asset class "£ cash", into another asset "gold".  
    The small amount i assign myself to have a gamble is minimal, £100 or £200 for a month. Might be a couple of horse bets or a few roulette spins at casino on a night out with friends/  Should i win & cash out, i actually treat myself to some more gold coins for my stack.  
    I purposely store the gold in a safety deposit centre in a city that is over good drive/train ride away to resist the sudden urge to gamble/cash in.  
    A financial advisor would tell you it is stupid and daft to put all your eggs in one basket with one asset/investment, but to a gambler/ex-gambler/someone who can never be sure he may go a little daft, relapse and off the rails again?  would i sooner have this? that is working just fine for me.
    Working like this for me with gold is much better than having nothing at all & nowt show for it in the bank - when it is just figures on a screen on a bank account I see 
    Knowing this fall back of savings is there for any of lifes eventualities makes me sleep wonderfully at night.  The boiler blows up tomorrow, two krugerrands will cover it.  alternator on van goes, 1/4 queens beast will cover it thank you very much  
    This approach may not be for everyone but if you find you can never seem to hold onto money, Gold has worked wonders for me.  
    I quite enjoy watching some of the twitch/youtube slots streamers - watch them having a "session", something I used to enjoy & i would do,.  I share their emotions, their highs and lows,  I'm genuinely happy when they win.  Then when i see their £1,000-£2,000+ session losses, it gives the the flash backs and stomach aching cramps of 'been there done it got the t-shirt' but also a very small sense of very sick & horrible happiness at the loss being theirs and not mine.  
    The youtube/twitch streams help scratch my gambling itch that will always be there, and actually help me be near gamble free
    Sorry for the rambles length here today, my mind just kept wandering & typing.......  
    If you may be a young un in your 20s reading this, ho likes flutter or bet on footy or casino/poker.  Take this post for expeirence. A wise owl here, you start buying gold early in life and you; and youll have a very healthy stack as life progresses as you keep adding to it. Anyone nodding their head post as they read this and my story thus far, if it sounds a familiar path to yours, if my narrative resonates with you, give gold a try.  you might just like it, or start just buying gold with your big wins, as you gamble. At least you know you wont give your winnings back up to the casino. The journey to Rome starts with a single step........
  7. Like
    Paul got a reaction from HighlandTiger in They offered me cash bonuses to keep gambling   
    My own little life experience, I'm in my mid 40s now and through my 20s, I guess I must have staked and wasted maybe £25k-£40k maybe even more i wasnt keeping track through betting, FOBTs, online poker and land based casinos.  Thinking i knew better, thinking the big win was always just round the corner.
    Noone forced my arm, no debts were built up, it was all my money i had was my own, earned & paid tax on. I never borrowed or took money from friends family to gamble, But the buck always laid at ME. 
    I DID IT. IT WAS ME. I made the mistakes I paid the price. 
    Sympathy of this women in video? not really.  we seem to lack ANY personal accoutnability to ANYTHING these days, everything is ALWAYS someone elses fault. Those bad evil gambling companies
    Back to my story, some gambling good days winning in my 20s but it would quickly went back as losings in the end. Dont kid yourself. I went cold turkey at age 30 and managed a few months until i relapsed again gambling.  Told myself never again. At this time I was finding out how the world really worked, 9/11, dodgy governements, the rigged health/medical market and of course our rigged money system worked
    It was this time I found about gold, since 2006-2007 I have bought gold every month, a gold sovereign here, a half sovereign there, 1/2 oz on a good month, a full oz of fine gold when bonus from work.  
    What this did for me, "the recovering gambler" was separate actual cash £ i could gamble with and move it into another tangible thing of value that i couldn't easily spunk away, spent or inserted into anything with a slot and flashy lights  
    Slowly but surely, my gold stack has grown, every month, as i would buy another gold coin every fortnight or so. Some extra cash came my way, I would buy another gold coin.
    The ancient Aztecs called Gold 'the sweat of the sun'  Blood, sweat, tears and toil getting it out of the ground.  YOUR lifes, blood sweat and tears represents how hard you have worked to get this coin you now hold, and continue to hold ongoing. Why on earth would i want to give it back so easily ??  
    Your pile of gold  increases monthly.   It grows, it gets bigger
    Gold is also a gamble, it will never go to zero, it has been money for 5,000+ years, and can also go up in value ^^^ (as we see today)  
    Currently im very nicely up in £ terms if i chose to cash in and take some fiat debt token profits.  Do i want to sell, hell no !
    A quote stuck with me quite prophetically, back then as i've never believed in loans or credit cards.  
    “Gold is the money of kings, silver is the money of gentlemen, barter is the money of peasants – but debt is the money of slaves.”
    ― Norm Franz, Money & Wealth in the New Millennium: A Prophetic Guide to the New World Economic Order
    The bigger my gold stack grows the more satisfied I become and want more.  A NEW positive kind of addiction.   Hoarder? Scrooge McDuck?  nope, I am just now wise to my own personal limitations/impulses/poor will power
     
    I have not yet cashed in one single coin for gambling and my investment pile has grew. I have only sold out gold to better or improve my business to get more fiat debt tokens coming to put back into gold again or enjoy nice experiences, but not for gambling   
     
    This degree of separation that takes place between the gold coin and actual cash i could spunk gambling is just awesome to me.  
    Yet i know at a glance my total gold grams i have on any given day, and know how much it is worth should i cash in.   
    Back in the day, when money was in my bank account, it is just like figures on a screen to me, actual cash in my hand was just gambling tokens/betting voucher credits. 
    It was money but it wasnt money.  £1000 in my current account, how i viewed it was a few hours play at the casino, not the same £1000 a "none gambler" you would see that would pay your rent or pay for a dress & shoes
    Back then I could just never seem to hold onto money while it was in a bank account. I had savings accounts, which would be there for good intention but the money came back out for gambling in my 20s.   
    Gold doesn't do that for me, the degree of separation between between the time and effort it takes to cash in a gold coin, packing posting, sending, waiting for bank transfer for payment etc. is a few days minimum.  
    By which time my urge to gamble has long since past.  
    Whilst i will always have that gamble bug inside me, i cant extinguish that flame, as i like to to take risks
    i'm self employed and risk = reward.  and i have done well working over the years. My first stint at self employment was while i was still at school ! no self employment/business has ever failed on me 
    I still have my monthly little gamble, small assigned buget but as my priority with my spare cash over and above my bills is ALWAYS now to buy a minimum amount of gold, i'm never exposed to lose mega money EVER, fact these days, as the money simply isn't there because it has been converted from one asset class "£ cash", into another asset "gold".  
    The small amount i assign myself to have a gamble is minimal, £100 or £200 for a month. Might be a couple of horse bets or a few roulette spins at casino on a night out with friends/  Should i win & cash out, i actually treat myself to some more gold coins for my stack.  
    I purposely store the gold in a safety deposit centre in a city that is over good drive/train ride away to resist the sudden urge to gamble/cash in.  
    A financial advisor would tell you it is stupid and daft to put all your eggs in one basket with one asset/investment, but to a gambler/ex-gambler/someone who can never be sure he may go a little daft, relapse and off the rails again?  would i sooner have this? that is working just fine for me.
    Working like this for me with gold is much better than having nothing at all & nowt show for it in the bank - when it is just figures on a screen on a bank account I see 
    Knowing this fall back of savings is there for any of lifes eventualities makes me sleep wonderfully at night.  The boiler blows up tomorrow, two krugerrands will cover it.  alternator on van goes, 1/4 queens beast will cover it thank you very much  
    This approach may not be for everyone but if you find you can never seem to hold onto money, Gold has worked wonders for me.  
    I quite enjoy watching some of the twitch/youtube slots streamers - watch them having a "session", something I used to enjoy & i would do,.  I share their emotions, their highs and lows,  I'm genuinely happy when they win.  Then when i see their £1,000-£2,000+ session losses, it gives the the flash backs and stomach aching cramps of 'been there done it got the t-shirt' but also a very small sense of very sick & horrible happiness at the loss being theirs and not mine.  
    The youtube/twitch streams help scratch my gambling itch that will always be there, and actually help me be near gamble free
    Sorry for the rambles length here today, my mind just kept wandering & typing.......  
    If you may be a young un in your 20s reading this, ho likes flutter or bet on footy or casino/poker.  Take this post for expeirence. A wise owl here, you start buying gold early in life and you; and youll have a very healthy stack as life progresses as you keep adding to it. Anyone nodding their head post as they read this and my story thus far, if it sounds a familiar path to yours, if my narrative resonates with you, give gold a try.  you might just like it, or start just buying gold with your big wins, as you gamble. At least you know you wont give your winnings back up to the casino. The journey to Rome starts with a single step........
  8. Like
    Paul got a reaction from itslikegolddust in They offered me cash bonuses to keep gambling   
    My own little life experience, I'm in my mid 40s now and through my 20s, I guess I must have staked and wasted maybe £25k-£40k maybe even more i wasnt keeping track through betting, FOBTs, online poker and land based casinos.  Thinking i knew better, thinking the big win was always just round the corner.
    Noone forced my arm, no debts were built up, it was all my money i had was my own, earned & paid tax on. I never borrowed or took money from friends family to gamble, But the buck always laid at ME. 
    I DID IT. IT WAS ME. I made the mistakes I paid the price. 
    Sympathy of this women in video? not really.  we seem to lack ANY personal accoutnability to ANYTHING these days, everything is ALWAYS someone elses fault. Those bad evil gambling companies
    Back to my story, some gambling good days winning in my 20s but it would quickly went back as losings in the end. Dont kid yourself. I went cold turkey at age 30 and managed a few months until i relapsed again gambling.  Told myself never again. At this time I was finding out how the world really worked, 9/11, dodgy governements, the rigged health/medical market and of course our rigged money system worked
    It was this time I found about gold, since 2006-2007 I have bought gold every month, a gold sovereign here, a half sovereign there, 1/2 oz on a good month, a full oz of fine gold when bonus from work.  
    What this did for me, "the recovering gambler" was separate actual cash £ i could gamble with and move it into another tangible thing of value that i couldn't easily spunk away, spent or inserted into anything with a slot and flashy lights  
    Slowly but surely, my gold stack has grown, every month, as i would buy another gold coin every fortnight or so. Some extra cash came my way, I would buy another gold coin.
    The ancient Aztecs called Gold 'the sweat of the sun'  Blood, sweat, tears and toil getting it out of the ground.  YOUR lifes, blood sweat and tears represents how hard you have worked to get this coin you now hold, and continue to hold ongoing. Why on earth would i want to give it back so easily ??  
    Your pile of gold  increases monthly.   It grows, it gets bigger
    Gold is also a gamble, it will never go to zero, it has been money for 5,000+ years, and can also go up in value ^^^ (as we see today)  
    Currently im very nicely up in £ terms if i chose to cash in and take some fiat debt token profits.  Do i want to sell, hell no !
    A quote stuck with me quite prophetically, back then as i've never believed in loans or credit cards.  
    “Gold is the money of kings, silver is the money of gentlemen, barter is the money of peasants – but debt is the money of slaves.”
    ― Norm Franz, Money & Wealth in the New Millennium: A Prophetic Guide to the New World Economic Order
    The bigger my gold stack grows the more satisfied I become and want more.  A NEW positive kind of addiction.   Hoarder? Scrooge McDuck?  nope, I am just now wise to my own personal limitations/impulses/poor will power
     
    I have not yet cashed in one single coin for gambling and my investment pile has grew. I have only sold out gold to better or improve my business to get more fiat debt tokens coming to put back into gold again or enjoy nice experiences, but not for gambling   
     
    This degree of separation that takes place between the gold coin and actual cash i could spunk gambling is just awesome to me.  
    Yet i know at a glance my total gold grams i have on any given day, and know how much it is worth should i cash in.   
    Back in the day, when money was in my bank account, it is just like figures on a screen to me, actual cash in my hand was just gambling tokens/betting voucher credits. 
    It was money but it wasnt money.  £1000 in my current account, how i viewed it was a few hours play at the casino, not the same £1000 a "none gambler" you would see that would pay your rent or pay for a dress & shoes
    Back then I could just never seem to hold onto money while it was in a bank account. I had savings accounts, which would be there for good intention but the money came back out for gambling in my 20s.   
    Gold doesn't do that for me, the degree of separation between between the time and effort it takes to cash in a gold coin, packing posting, sending, waiting for bank transfer for payment etc. is a few days minimum.  
    By which time my urge to gamble has long since past.  
    Whilst i will always have that gamble bug inside me, i cant extinguish that flame, as i like to to take risks
    i'm self employed and risk = reward.  and i have done well working over the years. My first stint at self employment was while i was still at school ! no self employment/business has ever failed on me 
    I still have my monthly little gamble, small assigned buget but as my priority with my spare cash over and above my bills is ALWAYS now to buy a minimum amount of gold, i'm never exposed to lose mega money EVER, fact these days, as the money simply isn't there because it has been converted from one asset class "£ cash", into another asset "gold".  
    The small amount i assign myself to have a gamble is minimal, £100 or £200 for a month. Might be a couple of horse bets or a few roulette spins at casino on a night out with friends/  Should i win & cash out, i actually treat myself to some more gold coins for my stack.  
    I purposely store the gold in a safety deposit centre in a city that is over good drive/train ride away to resist the sudden urge to gamble/cash in.  
    A financial advisor would tell you it is stupid and daft to put all your eggs in one basket with one asset/investment, but to a gambler/ex-gambler/someone who can never be sure he may go a little daft, relapse and off the rails again?  would i sooner have this? that is working just fine for me.
    Working like this for me with gold is much better than having nothing at all & nowt show for it in the bank - when it is just figures on a screen on a bank account I see 
    Knowing this fall back of savings is there for any of lifes eventualities makes me sleep wonderfully at night.  The boiler blows up tomorrow, two krugerrands will cover it.  alternator on van goes, 1/4 queens beast will cover it thank you very much  
    This approach may not be for everyone but if you find you can never seem to hold onto money, Gold has worked wonders for me.  
    I quite enjoy watching some of the twitch/youtube slots streamers - watch them having a "session", something I used to enjoy & i would do,.  I share their emotions, their highs and lows,  I'm genuinely happy when they win.  Then when i see their £1,000-£2,000+ session losses, it gives the the flash backs and stomach aching cramps of 'been there done it got the t-shirt' but also a very small sense of very sick & horrible happiness at the loss being theirs and not mine.  
    The youtube/twitch streams help scratch my gambling itch that will always be there, and actually help me be near gamble free
    Sorry for the rambles length here today, my mind just kept wandering & typing.......  
    If you may be a young un in your 20s reading this, ho likes flutter or bet on footy or casino/poker.  Take this post for expeirence. A wise owl here, you start buying gold early in life and you; and youll have a very healthy stack as life progresses as you keep adding to it. Anyone nodding their head post as they read this and my story thus far, if it sounds a familiar path to yours, if my narrative resonates with you, give gold a try.  you might just like it, or start just buying gold with your big wins, as you gamble. At least you know you wont give your winnings back up to the casino. The journey to Rome starts with a single step........
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    Paul reacted to sixgun in They offered me cash bonuses to keep gambling   
    i have lost a few grand gambling. Thank God i am addicted to precious metals now, i feel so much better for it.
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    Paul reacted to HighlandTiger in They offered me cash bonuses to keep gambling   
    There is only one person to blame and it isn't the gambling websites.
    And this comes from someone who has struggled with a gambling addiction on and off for nearly 40 years.
    People have been gambling for thousands of years, it will never stop. I have zero sympathy for anyone who has lost money gambling. Instead of trying to blame everyone else, gambling addicts need to look closer to home and get help for themselves. Stop blaming the gaming companies, no one is ever forced to make a bet. 
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    Paul got a reaction from CadmiumGreen in They offered me cash bonuses to keep gambling   
    My own little life experience, I'm in my mid 40s now and through my 20s, I guess I must have staked and wasted maybe £25k-£40k maybe even more i wasnt keeping track through betting, FOBTs, online poker and land based casinos.  Thinking i knew better, thinking the big win was always just round the corner.
    Noone forced my arm, no debts were built up, it was all my money i had was my own, earned & paid tax on. I never borrowed or took money from friends family to gamble, But the buck always laid at ME. 
    I DID IT. IT WAS ME. I made the mistakes I paid the price. 
    Sympathy of this women in video? not really.  we seem to lack ANY personal accoutnability to ANYTHING these days, everything is ALWAYS someone elses fault. Those bad evil gambling companies
    Back to my story, some gambling good days winning in my 20s but it would quickly went back as losings in the end. Dont kid yourself. I went cold turkey at age 30 and managed a few months until i relapsed again gambling.  Told myself never again. At this time I was finding out how the world really worked, 9/11, dodgy governements, the rigged health/medical market and of course our rigged money system worked
    It was this time I found about gold, since 2006-2007 I have bought gold every month, a gold sovereign here, a half sovereign there, 1/2 oz on a good month, a full oz of fine gold when bonus from work.  
    What this did for me, "the recovering gambler" was separate actual cash £ i could gamble with and move it into another tangible thing of value that i couldn't easily spunk away, spent or inserted into anything with a slot and flashy lights  
    Slowly but surely, my gold stack has grown, every month, as i would buy another gold coin every fortnight or so. Some extra cash came my way, I would buy another gold coin.
    The ancient Aztecs called Gold 'the sweat of the sun'  Blood, sweat, tears and toil getting it out of the ground.  YOUR lifes, blood sweat and tears represents how hard you have worked to get this coin you now hold, and continue to hold ongoing. Why on earth would i want to give it back so easily ??  
    Your pile of gold  increases monthly.   It grows, it gets bigger
    Gold is also a gamble, it will never go to zero, it has been money for 5,000+ years, and can also go up in value ^^^ (as we see today)  
    Currently im very nicely up in £ terms if i chose to cash in and take some fiat debt token profits.  Do i want to sell, hell no !
    A quote stuck with me quite prophetically, back then as i've never believed in loans or credit cards.  
    “Gold is the money of kings, silver is the money of gentlemen, barter is the money of peasants – but debt is the money of slaves.”
    ― Norm Franz, Money & Wealth in the New Millennium: A Prophetic Guide to the New World Economic Order
    The bigger my gold stack grows the more satisfied I become and want more.  A NEW positive kind of addiction.   Hoarder? Scrooge McDuck?  nope, I am just now wise to my own personal limitations/impulses/poor will power
     
    I have not yet cashed in one single coin for gambling and my investment pile has grew. I have only sold out gold to better or improve my business to get more fiat debt tokens coming to put back into gold again or enjoy nice experiences, but not for gambling   
     
    This degree of separation that takes place between the gold coin and actual cash i could spunk gambling is just awesome to me.  
    Yet i know at a glance my total gold grams i have on any given day, and know how much it is worth should i cash in.   
    Back in the day, when money was in my bank account, it is just like figures on a screen to me, actual cash in my hand was just gambling tokens/betting voucher credits. 
    It was money but it wasnt money.  £1000 in my current account, how i viewed it was a few hours play at the casino, not the same £1000 a "none gambler" you would see that would pay your rent or pay for a dress & shoes
    Back then I could just never seem to hold onto money while it was in a bank account. I had savings accounts, which would be there for good intention but the money came back out for gambling in my 20s.   
    Gold doesn't do that for me, the degree of separation between between the time and effort it takes to cash in a gold coin, packing posting, sending, waiting for bank transfer for payment etc. is a few days minimum.  
    By which time my urge to gamble has long since past.  
    Whilst i will always have that gamble bug inside me, i cant extinguish that flame, as i like to to take risks
    i'm self employed and risk = reward.  and i have done well working over the years. My first stint at self employment was while i was still at school ! no self employment/business has ever failed on me 
    I still have my monthly little gamble, small assigned buget but as my priority with my spare cash over and above my bills is ALWAYS now to buy a minimum amount of gold, i'm never exposed to lose mega money EVER, fact these days, as the money simply isn't there because it has been converted from one asset class "£ cash", into another asset "gold".  
    The small amount i assign myself to have a gamble is minimal, £100 or £200 for a month. Might be a couple of horse bets or a few roulette spins at casino on a night out with friends/  Should i win & cash out, i actually treat myself to some more gold coins for my stack.  
    I purposely store the gold in a safety deposit centre in a city that is over good drive/train ride away to resist the sudden urge to gamble/cash in.  
    A financial advisor would tell you it is stupid and daft to put all your eggs in one basket with one asset/investment, but to a gambler/ex-gambler/someone who can never be sure he may go a little daft, relapse and off the rails again?  would i sooner have this? that is working just fine for me.
    Working like this for me with gold is much better than having nothing at all & nowt show for it in the bank - when it is just figures on a screen on a bank account I see 
    Knowing this fall back of savings is there for any of lifes eventualities makes me sleep wonderfully at night.  The boiler blows up tomorrow, two krugerrands will cover it.  alternator on van goes, 1/4 queens beast will cover it thank you very much  
    This approach may not be for everyone but if you find you can never seem to hold onto money, Gold has worked wonders for me.  
    I quite enjoy watching some of the twitch/youtube slots streamers - watch them having a "session", something I used to enjoy & i would do,.  I share their emotions, their highs and lows,  I'm genuinely happy when they win.  Then when i see their £1,000-£2,000+ session losses, it gives the the flash backs and stomach aching cramps of 'been there done it got the t-shirt' but also a very small sense of very sick & horrible happiness at the loss being theirs and not mine.  
    The youtube/twitch streams help scratch my gambling itch that will always be there, and actually help me be near gamble free
    Sorry for the rambles length here today, my mind just kept wandering & typing.......  
    If you may be a young un in your 20s reading this, ho likes flutter or bet on footy or casino/poker.  Take this post for expeirence. A wise owl here, you start buying gold early in life and you; and youll have a very healthy stack as life progresses as you keep adding to it. Anyone nodding their head post as they read this and my story thus far, if it sounds a familiar path to yours, if my narrative resonates with you, give gold a try.  you might just like it, or start just buying gold with your big wins, as you gamble. At least you know you wont give your winnings back up to the casino. The journey to Rome starts with a single step........
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    Paul got a reaction from Michal in Safes and PM storage   
    I sleep better with stack sat in local safe deposit box away from home £150 per year, £12.50 month, £2.88 week for the smallest box.  Also keep some personal papers, passport, USB drive with login infos, cold storage crypto wallets. You can store a fair bit of small stuff in a smallest box size
    Never put all your eggs in one baskets though having your stack all in one place 
    Having a big safe at home, if it were discovered by a burgular, he may very well return another time maybe even with friends while you or your family are in to ask you to reveal its contents, maybe even with added encouragement of the potential rewards inside
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    Paul got a reaction from kimchi in Safes and PM storage   
    I sleep better with stack sat in local safe deposit box away from home £150 per year, £12.50 month, £2.88 week for the smallest box.  Also keep some personal papers, passport, USB drive with login infos, cold storage crypto wallets. You can store a fair bit of small stuff in a smallest box size
    Never put all your eggs in one baskets though having your stack all in one place 
    Having a big safe at home, if it were discovered by a burgular, he may very well return another time maybe even with friends while you or your family are in to ask you to reveal its contents, maybe even with added encouragement of the potential rewards inside
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    Paul got a reaction from Tn21 in Website for comparing UK prices for gold sovereigns, britannias, etc   
    BRAVO - great little web page ! 
    Really good that I can see at a glance what the best value is. Great time saving tool, Any form of time saving gets a thumbs up from me
    If a newbie asked me "where would be the best priced sovereign from a reputable dealer", i would have just defaulted to saying Atkinsons of the top of myhead. 
    Looking at the figures on your site, IM WRONG ! 
    Points of note from me ! not moans, not complaints, feedback to build on
    1.totally great it shows the % over spot.  This is what used to make HGM SO GOOD and a big factor that made them build their rep & business. Since they changed, this part of their business model, they have just lost a lot of my custom this past 18 months just for this reason 
    You knew the vast majority of stock was ALWAYS +3% over spot , simple as, PILE IT HIGH SELL IT CHEAP - 1/10s, 1/4's or 1oz. 
    Great in the background it crunches the numbers to show at a glance where is current best value. big time saver !!  
    2.  I would use Royal Mint Bullion as the benchmark price and compare others to this to it.  ie saving £9.85 you would pay at the Royal Mint. Also to show to Joe Public how uncompetitive that actual mint that makes the sovereign is ones of the dearest to buy from !
    3.  Other dealers to add, ukbullion.com, ATSbullion, bleyerbullion, have used them all and can be very competitive on price.  You may as well list maybe change JewelryyQuarterBullion to BullionByPost as i think how most folk know them by. It highlights what a rip off they on on price in most cases to.
    4.  As other have said, with time add other coins, krugerrands, maples, usa eagles, fractionals. queens beasts, world gold coins, slabs would be a great addition long term
    5.  I dont feel it needs all jazz and razzamatazz to funk it up.  it does what it says on the tin.  shows your the cheapeat source at a glance, it doesnt needs to be over complicated IMO
    6. I would very happy to pay a one off fee for yearly access to it. maybe keep the sovereigns price for FREE use access 24/7 (the hook in, to show how it works) and add all the additonal coins & fractionals as a chargeable extra say £10 yearly fee would be fair and probaly be made back on buyers first purchase 
    7.  I know its not possible but prices of gold items for sale here on the silverforum here are often lower still, ......well when im selling they are  lol 
    WELL DONE YOU @S2G
     
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    Paul got a reaction from Pampfan in Safes and PM storage   
    I sleep better with stack sat in local safe deposit box away from home £150 per year, £12.50 month, £2.88 week for the smallest box.  Also keep some personal papers, passport, USB drive with login infos, cold storage crypto wallets. You can store a fair bit of small stuff in a smallest box size
    Never put all your eggs in one baskets though having your stack all in one place 
    Having a big safe at home, if it were discovered by a burgular, he may very well return another time maybe even with friends while you or your family are in to ask you to reveal its contents, maybe even with added encouragement of the potential rewards inside
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    Paul got a reaction from shawy2510 in Safes and PM storage   
    I sleep better with stack sat in local safe deposit box away from home £150 per year, £12.50 month, £2.88 week for the smallest box.  Also keep some personal papers, passport, USB drive with login infos, cold storage crypto wallets. You can store a fair bit of small stuff in a smallest box size
    Never put all your eggs in one baskets though having your stack all in one place 
    Having a big safe at home, if it were discovered by a burgular, he may very well return another time maybe even with friends while you or your family are in to ask you to reveal its contents, maybe even with added encouragement of the potential rewards inside
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    Paul reacted to S2G in Website for comparing UK prices for gold sovereigns, britannias, etc   
    Also I just added tracking for two other popular coins:
    https://goldcompare.net/half-britannias
    https://goldcompare.net/krugerrands
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    Paul reacted to MHoppy in Website for comparing UK prices for gold sovereigns, britannias, etc   
    Well done @S2G, love it.. getting better every day great resource! This will be the first site I check before next months purchase. 
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    Paul got a reaction from S2G in Website for comparing UK prices for gold sovereigns, britannias, etc   
    BRAVO - great little web page ! 
    Really good that I can see at a glance what the best value is. Great time saving tool, Any form of time saving gets a thumbs up from me
    If a newbie asked me "where would be the best priced sovereign from a reputable dealer", i would have just defaulted to saying Atkinsons of the top of myhead. 
    Looking at the figures on your site, IM WRONG ! 
    Points of note from me ! not moans, not complaints, feedback to build on
    1.totally great it shows the % over spot.  This is what used to make HGM SO GOOD and a big factor that made them build their rep & business. Since they changed, this part of their business model, they have just lost a lot of my custom this past 18 months just for this reason 
    You knew the vast majority of stock was ALWAYS +3% over spot , simple as, PILE IT HIGH SELL IT CHEAP - 1/10s, 1/4's or 1oz. 
    Great in the background it crunches the numbers to show at a glance where is current best value. big time saver !!  
    2.  I would use Royal Mint Bullion as the benchmark price and compare others to this to it.  ie saving £9.85 you would pay at the Royal Mint. Also to show to Joe Public how uncompetitive that actual mint that makes the sovereign is ones of the dearest to buy from !
    3.  Other dealers to add, ukbullion.com, ATSbullion, bleyerbullion, have used them all and can be very competitive on price.  You may as well list maybe change JewelryyQuarterBullion to BullionByPost as i think how most folk know them by. It highlights what a rip off they on on price in most cases to.
    4.  As other have said, with time add other coins, krugerrands, maples, usa eagles, fractionals. queens beasts, world gold coins, slabs would be a great addition long term
    5.  I dont feel it needs all jazz and razzamatazz to funk it up.  it does what it says on the tin.  shows your the cheapeat source at a glance, it doesnt needs to be over complicated IMO
    6. I would very happy to pay a one off fee for yearly access to it. maybe keep the sovereigns price for FREE use access 24/7 (the hook in, to show how it works) and add all the additonal coins & fractionals as a chargeable extra say £10 yearly fee would be fair and probaly be made back on buyers first purchase 
    7.  I know its not possible but prices of gold items for sale here on the silverforum here are often lower still, ......well when im selling they are  lol 
    WELL DONE YOU @S2G
     
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    Paul reacted to S2G in Website for comparing UK prices for gold sovereigns, britannias, etc   
    @HighlandTiger Haha, you're welcome — I agree about the format, somehow I didn't spot it earlier.
    @Paul Thanks for all the feedback and great ideas! I renamed JewelleryQuarterBullion to BullionByPost and also added ATS Bullion and UK Bullion. I'll have a look at the list of dealers as well 👍
    And the big news: data for half sovereigns and 1oz britannias is now available,  each on its own page:
    https://goldcompare.net/sovereigns
    https://goldcompare.net/half-sovereigns
    https://goldcompare.net/britannias
    I'm considering adding custom dashboards as well, so each person can add links to products they are interested in. Something for the near future
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    Paul got a reaction from Rat in Website for comparing UK prices for gold sovereigns, britannias, etc   
    BRAVO - great little web page ! 
    Really good that I can see at a glance what the best value is. Great time saving tool, Any form of time saving gets a thumbs up from me
    If a newbie asked me "where would be the best priced sovereign from a reputable dealer", i would have just defaulted to saying Atkinsons of the top of myhead. 
    Looking at the figures on your site, IM WRONG ! 
    Points of note from me ! not moans, not complaints, feedback to build on
    1.totally great it shows the % over spot.  This is what used to make HGM SO GOOD and a big factor that made them build their rep & business. Since they changed, this part of their business model, they have just lost a lot of my custom this past 18 months just for this reason 
    You knew the vast majority of stock was ALWAYS +3% over spot , simple as, PILE IT HIGH SELL IT CHEAP - 1/10s, 1/4's or 1oz. 
    Great in the background it crunches the numbers to show at a glance where is current best value. big time saver !!  
    2.  I would use Royal Mint Bullion as the benchmark price and compare others to this to it.  ie saving £9.85 you would pay at the Royal Mint. Also to show to Joe Public how uncompetitive that actual mint that makes the sovereign is ones of the dearest to buy from !
    3.  Other dealers to add, ukbullion.com, ATSbullion, bleyerbullion, have used them all and can be very competitive on price.  You may as well list maybe change JewelryyQuarterBullion to BullionByPost as i think how most folk know them by. It highlights what a rip off they on on price in most cases to.
    4.  As other have said, with time add other coins, krugerrands, maples, usa eagles, fractionals. queens beasts, world gold coins, slabs would be a great addition long term
    5.  I dont feel it needs all jazz and razzamatazz to funk it up.  it does what it says on the tin.  shows your the cheapeat source at a glance, it doesnt needs to be over complicated IMO
    6. I would very happy to pay a one off fee for yearly access to it. maybe keep the sovereigns price for FREE use access 24/7 (the hook in, to show how it works) and add all the additonal coins & fractionals as a chargeable extra say £10 yearly fee would be fair and probaly be made back on buyers first purchase 
    7.  I know its not possible but prices of gold items for sale here on the silverforum here are often lower still, ......well when im selling they are  lol 
    WELL DONE YOU @S2G
     
  22. Like
    Paul got a reaction from Roy in Website for comparing UK prices for gold sovereigns, britannias, etc   
    BRAVO - great little web page ! 
    Really good that I can see at a glance what the best value is. Great time saving tool, Any form of time saving gets a thumbs up from me
    If a newbie asked me "where would be the best priced sovereign from a reputable dealer", i would have just defaulted to saying Atkinsons of the top of myhead. 
    Looking at the figures on your site, IM WRONG ! 
    Points of note from me ! not moans, not complaints, feedback to build on
    1.totally great it shows the % over spot.  This is what used to make HGM SO GOOD and a big factor that made them build their rep & business. Since they changed, this part of their business model, they have just lost a lot of my custom this past 18 months just for this reason 
    You knew the vast majority of stock was ALWAYS +3% over spot , simple as, PILE IT HIGH SELL IT CHEAP - 1/10s, 1/4's or 1oz. 
    Great in the background it crunches the numbers to show at a glance where is current best value. big time saver !!  
    2.  I would use Royal Mint Bullion as the benchmark price and compare others to this to it.  ie saving £9.85 you would pay at the Royal Mint. Also to show to Joe Public how uncompetitive that actual mint that makes the sovereign is ones of the dearest to buy from !
    3.  Other dealers to add, ukbullion.com, ATSbullion, bleyerbullion, have used them all and can be very competitive on price.  You may as well list maybe change JewelryyQuarterBullion to BullionByPost as i think how most folk know them by. It highlights what a rip off they on on price in most cases to.
    4.  As other have said, with time add other coins, krugerrands, maples, usa eagles, fractionals. queens beasts, world gold coins, slabs would be a great addition long term
    5.  I dont feel it needs all jazz and razzamatazz to funk it up.  it does what it says on the tin.  shows your the cheapeat source at a glance, it doesnt needs to be over complicated IMO
    6. I would very happy to pay a one off fee for yearly access to it. maybe keep the sovereigns price for FREE use access 24/7 (the hook in, to show how it works) and add all the additonal coins & fractionals as a chargeable extra say £10 yearly fee would be fair and probaly be made back on buyers first purchase 
    7.  I know its not possible but prices of gold items for sale here on the silverforum here are often lower still, ......well when im selling they are  lol 
    WELL DONE YOU @S2G
     
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    Paul got a reaction from Fastnick in Website for comparing UK prices for gold sovereigns, britannias, etc   
    @S2G this may be of help to you with your web site  
     
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    Paul reacted to S2G in Website for comparing UK prices for gold sovereigns, britannias, etc   
    Thanks everyone for the feedback and kind comments!
    @Clens92 @nee4891 Referral links is an interesting idea, I will consider it! Thanks!
    @Martlet Data is being scraped from each page in real time. This approach is prone to errors (you will occasionally see "error" in the table) but seems to work for now. The whole project is still a bit experimental.
    @SendYourCoin2Me @HighlandTiger That's a very good point about postage costs. It's tricky — I'd rather not add it to the price, as some people may collect their order in person or qualify for free delivery (when you spend over £X). I will think about some options 👍
    @Coolsmp @Fastnick @richatthecroft @Ansel I agree more dealers would be even better. I just added Sharps Pixley and Baird Mint. I'm happy to add more dealers, but it will be really helpful if you post a direct link to their page (saves me time googling!). Thanks!
    I'm wondering if there will be interest to track other coins, not just gold sovereigns? Even silver ones? As far as I know, sovereigns are extremely popular, so that's the only reason why they were my first choice.
  25. Like
    Paul got a reaction from Fastnick in Website for comparing UK prices for gold sovereigns, britannias, etc   
    BRAVO - great little web page ! 
    Really good that I can see at a glance what the best value is. Great time saving tool, Any form of time saving gets a thumbs up from me
    If a newbie asked me "where would be the best priced sovereign from a reputable dealer", i would have just defaulted to saying Atkinsons of the top of myhead. 
    Looking at the figures on your site, IM WRONG ! 
    Points of note from me ! not moans, not complaints, feedback to build on
    1.totally great it shows the % over spot.  This is what used to make HGM SO GOOD and a big factor that made them build their rep & business. Since they changed, this part of their business model, they have just lost a lot of my custom this past 18 months just for this reason 
    You knew the vast majority of stock was ALWAYS +3% over spot , simple as, PILE IT HIGH SELL IT CHEAP - 1/10s, 1/4's or 1oz. 
    Great in the background it crunches the numbers to show at a glance where is current best value. big time saver !!  
    2.  I would use Royal Mint Bullion as the benchmark price and compare others to this to it.  ie saving £9.85 you would pay at the Royal Mint. Also to show to Joe Public how uncompetitive that actual mint that makes the sovereign is ones of the dearest to buy from !
    3.  Other dealers to add, ukbullion.com, ATSbullion, bleyerbullion, have used them all and can be very competitive on price.  You may as well list maybe change JewelryyQuarterBullion to BullionByPost as i think how most folk know them by. It highlights what a rip off they on on price in most cases to.
    4.  As other have said, with time add other coins, krugerrands, maples, usa eagles, fractionals. queens beasts, world gold coins, slabs would be a great addition long term
    5.  I dont feel it needs all jazz and razzamatazz to funk it up.  it does what it says on the tin.  shows your the cheapeat source at a glance, it doesnt needs to be over complicated IMO
    6. I would very happy to pay a one off fee for yearly access to it. maybe keep the sovereigns price for FREE use access 24/7 (the hook in, to show how it works) and add all the additonal coins & fractionals as a chargeable extra say £10 yearly fee would be fair and probaly be made back on buyers first purchase 
    7.  I know its not possible but prices of gold items for sale here on the silverforum here are often lower still, ......well when im selling they are  lol 
    WELL DONE YOU @S2G