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    universalcurrency got a reaction from kimchi in Car value - should I buy?   
    It might be a good deal, however with modern diesels as overs have said they need to be worked hard to get up to operating temperature ie an hrs run.  Other wise the engine tends to suffer with half burned fuel particularly the egr valve, (which sends the exhaust fumes to be burned a 2nd time). Also any diesel with a particulate filter can get clogged if it is used on short trips and these can cost more than a grand to replace + labour.  Its well worth taking to a diesel emissions specialist to check any serious hidden problems.
    Best of luck
     
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    universalcurrency got a reaction from dicker in Car value - should I buy?   
    It might be a good deal, however with modern diesels as overs have said they need to be worked hard to get up to operating temperature ie an hrs run.  Other wise the engine tends to suffer with half burned fuel particularly the egr valve, (which sends the exhaust fumes to be burned a 2nd time). Also any diesel with a particulate filter can get clogged if it is used on short trips and these can cost more than a grand to replace + labour.  Its well worth taking to a diesel emissions specialist to check any serious hidden problems.
    Best of luck
     
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    universalcurrency reacted to 5huggy in Gold Monitoring Thread £ GBP only   
    it gets lower I buy more!!!
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    universalcurrency got a reaction from KDave in Gold Monitoring Thread £ GBP only   
    Gold has just dipped below £1200, £1196 as of 5pm today.
    https://www.bullionbypost.co.uk/gold-price/gold-price-per-ounce/
    Seems a bit odd considering the latest news from the ECB on rate cuts and bond buying!
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    universalcurrency reacted to 5huggy in Gold Monitoring Thread £ GBP only   
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    universalcurrency got a reaction from CadmiumGreen in Lest We Forget - 9/11 Reflections   
    I was working in bar at the time and a customer came in and asked to put on the telly...
    Completly shocked at what was going on.  I had intended to visit a relative living in New York the week before, luckily for me I couldnt get the time off as I might have visited the twin towers that day!
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    universalcurrency reacted to Scottcamsilver in Help- with Pouring Silver bars   
    Hi BYB,
    well, we had some success, I guess. I have decided that we are going to let the silver dictate.
    My grandson and I made 8 attempts last night, and we decided to keep this one. We are not going to try to get a given pour to be exaxctly one oz, or 5oz's etc
    We are going to pour, and if we like it, stamp the weight and go! He is only 7 years old, but he is doing great. He stamped the weight and the logo, and assists with the set up, and the  quench. Please offer any constructive critcism. Thanks again for all your advise. scott 
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
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    universalcurrency reacted to HelpingHands in Brexit status ...   
    I seem to find that supporters of the EU also support devolution and local decision making.
    I can't see any logic there.
    I have also asked people that since they are happy with exporting decision making to the EU then why stop there.   Why not have a one world government.   They aren't keen on that idea.

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    universalcurrency got a reaction from Mark10110 in gold sealed in mint packaging   
    As @JackKlugman said put it in a capsule.
    A good general rule of thumb is that any gold coin is worth more to a buyer if it is in the best available condition, or to put it another way with as little scratches dents, nicks etc.  A capsule will do this better than the vacuum slip supplied in this example.
    However if buying blister pack gold bars then the reverse is probably true because of the hologram anti-counterfeit measures.
    Re the 2019 date on the coin, I think I am correct in saying that it is not uncommon for the royal mint to keep producing undated runs after the date stamped.
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    universalcurrency got a reaction from JackKlugman in gold sealed in mint packaging   
    As @JackKlugman said put it in a capsule.
    A good general rule of thumb is that any gold coin is worth more to a buyer if it is in the best available condition, or to put it another way with as little scratches dents, nicks etc.  A capsule will do this better than the vacuum slip supplied in this example.
    However if buying blister pack gold bars then the reverse is probably true because of the hologram anti-counterfeit measures.
    Re the 2019 date on the coin, I think I am correct in saying that it is not uncommon for the royal mint to keep producing undated runs after the date stamped.
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    universalcurrency got a reaction from Serendipity in Fool’s Gold   
    Must have been an expensive few nights if he needed that much dow to cover the bill!!
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    universalcurrency got a reaction from Tickety in Advice please. Silver 3 Pence, Silver 6 Pence   
    I would say that the coins are worth mostly melt value. 3p weigh 1.4g & 6p 2.8g silver.  However the pre 47's are 50% silver pre 20's 92.5%  Spot price silver varies from day to day.
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    universalcurrency got a reaction from matrawr in Today I Received.....   
    Eaery time I see the reverse I keep thinking it 'in Gold we trust'  Lol
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    universalcurrency got a reaction from Tickety in Today I Received.....   
    Eaery time I see the reverse I keep thinking it 'in Gold we trust'  Lol
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    universalcurrency got a reaction from MHoppy in Today I Received.....   
    Eaery time I see the reverse I keep thinking it 'in Gold we trust'  Lol
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    universalcurrency got a reaction from MrStacker in Today I Received.....   
    Eaery time I see the reverse I keep thinking it 'in Gold we trust'  Lol
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    universalcurrency got a reaction from 5huggy in Today I Received.....   
    Eaery time I see the reverse I keep thinking it 'in Gold we trust'  Lol
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    universalcurrency got a reaction from Agpanda in Today I Received.....   
    Eaery time I see the reverse I keep thinking it 'in Gold we trust'  Lol
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    universalcurrency got a reaction from Mark10110 in Thoughts on when to stop?   
    As a veteran bullion dealer once said to me gold (spot) price is like inflating a tyre, it goes up and down and then settles for a while.  So if you look at the charts observe the the periods when it settles into a range as an indicator to buy.
    This is not an infallible method but it might provide a rough indicator.  In the long run over 5+ years gold is probably the best inflation hedge or to put it another way a preservation of wealth.
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    universalcurrency reacted to JunkBond in Brexit status ...   
    I just hope Boris is not going to push May's new treaty through minus the backstop as it is still an awful deal.
     
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    universalcurrency reacted to mr-dead in Dont buy a goods delivery bar   
    One good reason not to all rush out and buy a 400oz gold goods delivery bar
    " According to the “Good Delivery” specifications for a 400 ounce gold bar traded on the London Metal Exchange, the bar could weigh as little as 350 ounces, or as much as 430 ounces, and still qualify as a 400 ounce bar. "
    Imagine ordering 400oz of gold and getting 350, allthough 430 would be nice
     
    Could be an awesome "bar clipping" operation, grab the 400oz+ bars and clip up to 80oz off and resell for what you paid.
     
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    universalcurrency reacted to Tn21 in I sold 1oz of Gold   
    Yh that's correct bar was taken by the family member who went to the dealer and carried out the deal. They were in the shop for less then 2 mins as the dealer was already aware of the incoming bar. It was pretty straight forward from what I heard. The bar was carried inside the hand luggage and there was no issues at all. 
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    universalcurrency got a reaction from Tn21 in I sold 1oz of Gold   
    Just to clarify was the bar presented in person to the dealer in Canada?  1% under spot sounds a cracking deal.  I doubt I could personally replicate that deal if I were to sell to an overseas buyer the logistics for me sound too complicated.  Well done!
    Going slightly off topic I need to flex my 'goldmoney' account as I haven't tested the transaction costs yet.  Although on paper at least it sounds a solid concept along the lines you were talking about.
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    universalcurrency got a reaction from oldbottleman in Thoughts on Chris Duanes silver rounds...   
    What are peoples views on Chris Duanes silver shield silver bullet series?  I dont believe his hype on silver price, however imho he does have some cracking satirical designs on his pieces and they are low mintage...
    I only have a few so far, 'mark of the beast' being one of my favourite designs.
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    universalcurrency reacted to woody65 in Thoughts on Chris Duanes silver rounds...   
    Silver Shield rounds are available on www.yorkshirebullion.co.uk .
    Guaranteed genuine, direct from the mint.
    Discounts may be available to forum members.