Some nice proofs from Perth Mint and Royal Australian Mint :
RAM Kangaroo 1 oz High Relief - 2014
Perth Kangaroo 1 oz High Relief - 2014
Year of the Goat - 1 oz Colorized proof - 2015
Coins are priced competitively at 35€ each. All come in mint condition, with boxes and certificates. Postage will be from Ireland and will be free if someone buys all three.
I've never bought from Chards. I tried to once via a local friend in that I would make payment and my friend would collect and post down to me with some other stuff, thus saving me postage and making it cheaper than elsewhere, but for some reason they wouldn't allow it (it wasn't a big purchase) which I found baffling, but all businesses seem to have baffling policies and rules these days. I don't hold it against Chards - I just went somewhere else for that purchase. In fact in this case I can see why Chards might have a blanket policy against someone paying and then someone else collecting (although as any/all authorisation was offered it should have been allowed imvho) - it makes it a tight ship. My own purchase might have been small but where do you draw the line?
@Fastnick brought up Harrington & Byrne, so I think it was absolutely fair for Ian to reply, and in my limited experience he was spot on. I bought 3 bullion Sovs from them and the chap phoned me up to tell me I was basically stupid to buy bullion and that I was missing thousands of pounds of profits from not buying their proofs each time (at 30% plus of recent Mint issue prices - £1500 for a Gruffalo, almost double). He kept me on the phone for an hour with his nonsense (OK I could have ended at any time but I was interested to see the 'tactics').
Since then, and despite opting out of all marketing when I made my internet order, Harrington & Byrne have been bombarding me with daily letters and emails offering me coins I don't want at astronomical prices. A loss leader indeed.
I feel (from friends) with Chards what you see is probably what you get. I might be wrong as I haven't had anything from them. Harrington & Byrne though are extremely aggressive in their upselling, it's becoming a pain here to get their daily post spam every day, and if someone brings up their prices on just one coin (which is undoubtedly a loss leader indeed) in reply to Chards I think it's only right that Chards comment.
Someone thinks that making a topic advertising a price drop on certain coins on here is as aggressive as spamming someone's physical postbox and email account daily with 'fake' claims about coins and potential? They are already selling them to you at (up to) almost twice the issue price, and will tell you on the phone you will make a profit on them? So anyone want to buy my Peter Rabbit 2019 for the £1500 they reckon it's worth and are trying to sell me another one of? Thought not! 🤣
I have two tickets to Bath v Bristol at Twickenham on Saturday 6th April. 2pm kickoff.
They were not expensive as I got them on a deal but understand they are fairly decent seats.
I can no longer attend due to work. Happy to offer for free if anyone on the forum wants them?
Let me know.
I think they definitely improved their pre order service, all spot on. However, I am currently experiencing their legendary customer service post order. Be warned, as one could say these are early signs of bankruptcy, where proceeds of new orders are used to fill older liabilities.
Here's my story
I have received delivery of a pretty large (30k eur) order in mid Jan ths year (2019). 2 1oz platinum coins were missing. That's when my odyssey started, weeks of chasing and still no coins or at least a confirmation of my claim, after 2 months they even stopped replying to my mails.
Very disappointing to say the least, I'll probably have to write this off.. don't get trapped!