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BackyardBullion

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  1. Super Like
    BackyardBullion reacted to Abyss in buying gold on forum   
    Joined the Silver Forums about six months ago and feel in love with the Queens Beasts series. Silver Forums did not exist then I would not have been able to backdate 20 oz QB Gold coins. The method that I use before buying from forum members is the following:
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    If I am unhappy with any of the above then I contact the seller and ask for @BackyardBullion act intermediary (obviously only worthwhile larger value transactions).
    Using the above I have purchased over £20k gold from Silver Forum members all without a single issue and often the packaging, care, attention to detail better than a lot of the UK Dealers. I was in the same boat about trust when buying from a forum but the members here who have spent the time/energy/effort building up their reputation and feedback are as good as gold.
    I had a wanted advert in the UK & Europe section of this forums for over month as I tried to backdate the series and at no point did anyone send me PM trying to scam me (see below it is completed now).
     
  2. Super Like
    BackyardBullion reacted to Bullionbilly in Today I Received.....   
    Nice haul @terakris.
    Ive got to say... those forum rounds are absolutely brilliant. Well done on them @BackyardBullion
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    BackyardBullion reacted to terakris in Today I Received.....   
    My group buy bits and some extras arrived today courtesy of @BackyardBullion 
    Tube of 2019 Britannias

    2017 Bullion sovereign (200 privy)

    Tube of bloody krugerrands (not for me)

    10oz Valliant Coin - this is STUNNING in hand

    Cube Elemental Set with extra Silver cube from BYB

    Some falcon of the plantpots

    Silver and copper dragon round things

    3oz Silver Forum "round"

     
    Essentially just a reminder that I order too much stuff!
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    BackyardBullion reacted to Paul in Royal Mint *NEW* £1 Brexit coin Unveiled - Gold / Silver / Proofs - Likely sell out !   
    Not like Royal Mint to cash in on a popular trend, but can't say I'm surprised. Hey ho !
    The mint engravers have been working overtime and have pushed to get the NEW coin out 
    Issued to celebrate Theresa May's stellar Brexit negotiations with EU's Michael Barnier 
    £1 Brexit coin minted is FINALLY READY and ready for circulation prior to Christmas
    Available in 1oz Silver, 1oz Gold, 1oz gold proof, 1oz silver proof a limited strike of the day proof, an even more strike of the day proof with EU flag privy mark
    https:// royalmint.com/we_will_issue_any_old_toot_and_someone_will_most_likely_buy_it_even_with_a_50%_mark_up_on_it.html
    Likely to be a keeper, and a guaranteed sell out and worth the investment in years to come
    Here is the design 
     
     

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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from jonrms in Brexit status ...   
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    BackyardBullion reacted to SilverPanFan in Silver Forum Bars 100g (2018) - Support the forum and buy some silver!   
    Wow. That is a nice looking bar. 
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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from SamCW in Have you ever wondered what 10,000x 5p coins looks like?   
    Coin counting machine at my local bank 😉
    They are going to love me!
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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from intelinside in Excel spreadsheet   
    http://thesilverforum.com/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=39772
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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from terakris in 3 oz Silver Forum Rounds - support the Forum with hand poured hallmarked silver!   
    3 oz rounds are all done!
    Most of them were sent today, still waiting on a few people to confirm addresses....you know who you are!!!
    In the meantime, you can see all of the individual rounds in the photo portfolio here: https://backyardbullion.com/3-oz-silver-forum-rounds/
    Thank you all for your support and making these rounds possible in the first place!
     








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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from CadmiumGreen in Today I made.....   
    3 oz rounds were finished today!







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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from Silviam in Being stung on eBay   
    Completely agree, they won't give you anything more than the cost of your stamp.
    I look at things like this.
    So far I have posted over 2500 parcels in the last 2 years. I have had 3 go missing, one of which turned up the day I was going to make a claim, so we didn't bother.
    The second was the first claim I ever made, 1 oz silver coin, denied - but got the cost of a 76p stamp - that was a fun cheque to cash at the bank. Fortunately this coin turned up 9 weeks later and the buyer was honest enough to get in touch and pay me for it (this was an eBay sale to boot!)
    The third, very similar, except international to Canada. Went missing, was tracked and signed with £50 cover. Vale of items, £200 (I decided to take the risk and not cover fully and I will explain why in a moment). Got the £50 back plus £12 postage. Item then arrived about 7 weeks later, customer got in touch and offered to pay the full amount, I gave him a £62 discount!
    Now, to my point (I tend to ramble). I choose to send some of these items without the correct insurance as I have had 3 parcels go missing (although they actually all turned up in the end!) Out of 2500+ so paying the additional money for insurance levels and/or special delivery would have cost me literally £1000's. So I very much will write it off as the cost of doing business if I have an item go missing. For me, I am lucky and seem to have honest customers and some good fortune with my experiences of the post office!
     
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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from terakris in 3 oz Silver Forum Rounds - support the Forum with hand poured hallmarked silver!   
    3 oz rounds are all done!
    Most of them were sent today, still waiting on a few people to confirm addresses....you know who you are!!!
    In the meantime, you can see all of the individual rounds in the photo portfolio here: https://backyardbullion.com/3-oz-silver-forum-rounds/
    Thank you all for your support and making these rounds possible in the first place!
     








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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from terakris in 3 oz Silver Forum Rounds - support the Forum with hand poured hallmarked silver!   
    3 oz rounds are all done!
    Most of them were sent today, still waiting on a few people to confirm addresses....you know who you are!!!
    In the meantime, you can see all of the individual rounds in the photo portfolio here: https://backyardbullion.com/3-oz-silver-forum-rounds/
    Thank you all for your support and making these rounds possible in the first place!
     








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    BackyardBullion reacted to Pax in I just hit 10,000 Subscribers   
    Grats BYB
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    BackyardBullion reacted to augur in 3 oz Silver Forum Rounds - support the Forum with hand poured hallmarked silver!   
    Lovely Christmas Tree 🎄 you have!
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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from terakris in 3 oz Silver Forum Rounds - support the Forum with hand poured hallmarked silver!   
    3 oz rounds are all done!
    Most of them were sent today, still waiting on a few people to confirm addresses....you know who you are!!!
    In the meantime, you can see all of the individual rounds in the photo portfolio here: https://backyardbullion.com/3-oz-silver-forum-rounds/
    Thank you all for your support and making these rounds possible in the first place!
     








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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from terakris in 3 oz Silver Forum Rounds - support the Forum with hand poured hallmarked silver!   
    3 oz rounds are all done!
    Most of them were sent today, still waiting on a few people to confirm addresses....you know who you are!!!
    In the meantime, you can see all of the individual rounds in the photo portfolio here: https://backyardbullion.com/3-oz-silver-forum-rounds/
    Thank you all for your support and making these rounds possible in the first place!
     








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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from terakris in 3 oz Silver Forum Rounds - support the Forum with hand poured hallmarked silver!   
    3 oz rounds are all done!
    Most of them were sent today, still waiting on a few people to confirm addresses....you know who you are!!!
    In the meantime, you can see all of the individual rounds in the photo portfolio here: https://backyardbullion.com/3-oz-silver-forum-rounds/
    Thank you all for your support and making these rounds possible in the first place!
     








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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from CadmiumGreen in Today I made.....   
    3 oz rounds were finished today!







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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from CadmiumGreen in Today I made.....   
    3 oz rounds were finished today!







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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from Kookaburracollector in Backyard Bullion Intermediary Sales Service for Forum Sales and Trades   
    I am very happy to announce that I am offering intermediary sales services for Silver Forum sales. 
    One of the biggest issues to buying and selling on the private market is building a reputation as a buyer or seller. It is hard to do here on the forum as people are (rightly so) wary of new members without any trading feedback. 
    I am able to offer Intermediary sales services to help members conduct safe and secure trades here on The Silver Forum. In fact, I have already done this a number of times @Abyss @silversky @Kritika can be my reference as to the speed and accuracy of these services (I hope 😉)
    The idea is to provide a robust service to help new buyers and sellers take advantage of the trade section and build their reputation and feedback here on the forum. 
    For those of you who do not know me, I have a large YouTube channel as well as a significant social media presence here and on Instagram. My reputation is core to my business and I believe this qualifies me to offer these services when needed. 
    Please note - I am NOT a numismatic or rare coin specialist. I offer these services primarily as a means to verify the metal type and whether or not an item is genuine Silver of Gold. I would not feel comfortable trying to verify if a rare coin is genuine or not and I reserve the right to turn down the verification of any such items. 
    These services are best suited to bullion coins and bars both Silver, Gold and Platinum. 
    The Process 
    Here is a quick summary of how I have (and plan to) operate these intermediary sales services. 
    1) Seller and/or buyer contact me to discuss the intermediary services.
    2) Seller and buyer both agree in writing (email or PM) to the terms and conditions set out below.
    3) Seller sends the coins to my PO Box address.
    4) I would then verify the item(s) as genuine and meet the described quality standards as required (verification is done to the best of my ability, more information on this below.)
    5) Once I am satisfied the item(s) are genuine and meet the quality standard I will instruct the buyer to transfer funds to the seller.
    6) Once the seller confirms that the funds are received a fee of 2% of the value of the item(s) (with a minimum fee of £25) is then split between the buyer and the seller.
    7) Once the intermediary fee has been paid I can then post the item(s) out to the buyer at a postage cost of their choice. 
    😎 Buyer and Seller can then leave feedback on The Silver Forum
    Timeframes
    The times I have done this so far have been processed and shipped out on the same day as receiving the coins and have run very smoothly, so the turnaround time is basically as fast as the buyer and seller are prepared to move. 
    Fees & Postage Costs
    As mentioned above my fee for these services will be 2% of the value of the sale with a minimum fee of £25. 
    This fee is split between the buyer and seller equally. 
    As the item(s) will essentially have to be posted twice it will cost a little more for the buyer and seller. It is up to both the buyer and seller to agree who pays for the postage from the seller to me. 
    Terms and Conditions
    There are some terms and conditions that would need to be agreed by both parties for me to act as an intermediary. 
    1) All packages that I receive will be photographed before being opened and their opening will be filmed. This is to protect myself and the seller should there be missing items and/or any issues with the items inside the package. These photos and videos will be deleted immediately after the items have been verified as genuine. 
    2) I can only verify the item(s) to the best of my knowledge and ability using (but not limited to) the following tests where appropriate: Measuring coin specifications, Width, Diameter, Weight etc. Magnet test, Ping test and Specific gravity tests. Not all of these test will be required and some only in the event that an item cannot be verified by preceding tests.  
    3) To test the coins the buyer and seller agree that I will have to take coins out of capsules for inspection. Upmost care will be taken handling and testing the coins but I (Backyard Bullion) cannot be held responsible for any marks/damage to the items.
    4) The above tests, combined with my experience of handling silver and gold coins will provide a high degree of certainty and accuracy as the the genuine (or not) nature of an item. However they are not conclusive and I (Backyard Bullion) cannot be held responsible should an item be deemed not genuine at a later date. This point is especially pertinent with relation to older and rare coins which hold a numismatic value - I am not a numismatic coin expert and the services I offer here are based on verifying whether an item is made of a precious metal or not.
    5) In the event that an item cannot be verified the seller will be responsible for any return postage as well as the 2% (min. £25) intermediary fee. 
    6) Items are posted to and from myself are done so at the choice and risk of the buyer and seller respectively. I cannot be held financially responsible for lost or damaged items. Any insurance payouts for lost or damaged items can only be made once a successful claim has been made and it is the responsibility of the buyer and/or seller to select the appropriate postage and insurance values. 
    7) I reserve the right to add/or amend these terms and conditions where appropriate.
    So, if you are interested in these services please just drop me a PM or contact me here on this thread and we can get it sorted!
     
     
  22. Super Like
    BackyardBullion reacted to Pete in Sold all my gold, got stung   
    There are risks with all investments and plenty of warnings.
    When things are running smoothly and your portfolio is rising you can become smug, but without warning, something crashes knocking out all or most of your gains.
    You must DIVERSIFY and spread your wealth into several different products.
    Never place all your investments into the same basket as at some point you may be hit with a disaster that was not predicted.
    There are few experts that get it right all the time so stick to well known products whilst checking fees which can have a big negative affect over time.
    If you are a stacker then the general advice is not to have more than 20% of your total assets in PMs.
    PMs are in the commodity class meaning high risk.
    Everyone knows that high risk also translates to potentially high gains but also potentially high losses.
    Another tip is never find yourself HAVING to sell.
    PMs will fluctuate and you need to ensure you have cash or other funds in case you have the unexpected need for money.
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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from Mark43 in Have you ever wondered what 10,000x 5p coins looks like?   
    In celebration of my 10,000 subscribers milestone I did something quite fun.......
    10,000 is actually a pretty ridiculously huge number....when visualised in 32.7 KG of 5p coins.......



     
     

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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from jultorsk in Sold all my gold, got stung   
    At least gold is better than bitcoin....

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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from Lr103 in Have you ever wondered what 10,000x 5p coins looks like?   
    Yes, but this was a fun thing to do, makes me feel like Smaug 😊😊😊😊