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Xander

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    Xander reacted to KDave in Climate Change   
    Ah yes crops grown to produce ethanol to turn into fuels, a quick look around it doesn't look promising. 1.5 units of ethanol to 1 unit of oil in efficiency? Anything associated with fuel (absolutely everything) becomes that much more expensive, or put another way, everyone will end up 33% poorer. That is before adding in the opportunity cost of lost farmland - oil can be extracted, all farms can be used to grow produce, or we can have no oil extraction and some farmland must be used to produce fuel. That will have a knock on effect on food prices, meaning the true cost is much higher than 33% poorer.  
    It sounds like two steps backward when we have crude oil still in abundance. The only reason bio fuel has taken off in the US is due to government subsidy, which of course stems from climate change ideology. Without the top down nonsense it would never have become as large as it has, in a free market it would never have got this far because it is not economically viable as leverage/fuel next to oil extraction. The US government are in effect making its people poorer for no good reason.
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    Xander reacted to mr1030 in Today I bought.....   
    Stopped by the LCS and picked up 20 Silvertowne 1 oz silver Buffalo rounds for $ .45 over spot per.

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    Xander reacted to Stu in My Experience of the European Mint   
    Don't you just love helping folk out, especially new members? Hopefully you are aware that the majority know you go above and beyond for no personal gain ( other than personal reputation which is unquestionable as far as I can see) 
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    Xander reacted to Pete in My Experience of the European Mint   
    One of the key benefits of being part of an open and honest forum like the Silver Forum is sharing good and bad experiences.
    The problem we all know in politics is the governing elite lie through their teeth to get elected, deflect answering direct questions and hide the truths believing it's not in the public interest to know stuff.

    By sharing experiences on the Silver Forum people can be better informed and if thinking about purchasing know some ( if any ) of the pitfalls and things to look out for.
    Because this forum is not censored, people can literally say whatever they like.
    Pretty much all are honest and trustworthy thankfully - so a great resource indeed.

    There had been a long thread about GS.be with some contributors chastising them when actually some of the faults were more local with the courier.
    Again some people faulted the responses from GS as very customer unfriendly whereas some other praised them.
    All good information to take into consideration especially if placing sizeable orders.

    I praised the European Mint for service but was sadly let down, very badly, by the sh!t condition of 20 Britannia coins purchased as uncirculated.
    I have no hesitation to report this and despite otherwise having had a good experience ( ignore the 7-8 days road delivery by UPS ) this batch of sh!t coins means I will most likely never purchase anything further from them again. How can they be trusted ?
    By comparison I have placed a lot of business with GS. be and never had coins sent in this condition.
    I did once however receive a new Koala with a large thumb print which means it had been handled outside its mint issued capsule.
    Anyhow, thanks to everyone who has commented and good luck with your future purchases.
     
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    Xander got a reaction from Pete in Climate Change   
    The Southern Indian City of Chennai where a 4 square mile reservoir has dried up leaving millions of people without water many who are dying. This new phenomena is, would you believe it not as a result of "climate change " it is a result of uncontrolled growth of the human  population. If Greetin Greta and her cult followers continue to bury their heads in the sand as a result of being afraid of tackling  this unchecked fast approaching disaster, it is they who shall reap what they sow...as the next generation ( sorry Greta there is going to be a next generation) will ask Greta...WHY DID YOU LIE TO US?! 
    DEMOCRACY CANNOT  SURVIVE OVER POPULATION.
    ISSAC ASIMOV.
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    Xander reacted to Lindeman in Today I Received.....   
    Been picking up individual PAMP silver bars when I see them for a decent price, and especially after the older Chiasso bars. A few other silver pickups - proof and BU slabbed QB Mortimer Lions; a couple of 1982 Engelhard Prospectors ( like these so much more than the ASEs that led to their demise in1987) and a stack of the stunning Korean2018  tigers. 
    Only one piece of gold - but a real collectors Libertad 1/4 PF70 from 2013.  Really low mintage that year. I try to buy raw Libertad gold quarters and grade them, instead of buying already graded - but could not resist this one !   




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    Xander reacted to JunkBond in Today I Received.....   
    Not a good day for photography here today.
    1982 half sov.
     


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    Xander reacted to KDave in Climate Change   
    Something ain't right with the narrative. 
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    Xander reacted to kimchi in Climate Change   
    I've listened a couple of times now to a lady who says she's been studying and monitoring the magnetosphere and Earth resonance (and reaction) for about ten years now.
    A lot of this information (data) is very easily found on the internet. What's interesting to me is that she says the extreme events that might previously be blamed on solar flares can't be, because the data doesn't show any such solar events around e.g. the unprecedented earthquakes in Malta ('interesting' imo that Prince Philip sold his home there beforehand), extreme weather and events elsewhere, etc.
    The proposition might be that, yes 'global warming' now 'climate change' is a complete lie, but not only a fear program, but one to 'protect us' to an extent from a devastating truth. And that is that with the elliptic procession of the solar system we are now passing through an area of 'space' that we encounter only every 26 000 years, and due to the wiping of ancient knowledge we (the people) have absolutely no idea what energies and effects we may experience that could flip our relatively short understanding of history/'reality' on its head (while there is a pretty 'fair' chance the elites do). Does anyone think they ever would tell us 'yes, we are all doomed, the Earth will be wiped out'?).
    I think there's a good chance, should any of this be true, that - yes - it's all a lie, it's a reason to tax us more (why not?), put us all in fear (under control) more. But they don't need our taxes - the money system is a lie, we know they can print or sign whatever they like, so I absolutely suspect it is not solely that. And so the proposition is that the whole thing, including the 'false reveal' to those who think they are 'awakened' is that it's all a money scam, and a fear scam, and a control scam, when it is far more than that. 'Truth layers'.
    It' would be a total 'reality' scam.
    Just a 'cheerful thought' for the weekend!
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    Xander reacted to sixgun in Climate Change   
    Worst floods for 50 years - so it was worse 50 years ago. 
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    Xander reacted to JosephM in Today I Received.....   
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    Xander reacted to Abyss in Today I Received.....   
    Received two Gold coins from Chards today, 1 oz Gold Britannia 2008 (+4.25% spot) and Mexican 50 Pesos (+1% spot). Final picture all the coins received this week (averages just under 3% over spot) and I am still hunt for 1 oz Gold Britannia 2001/2003 and 2007 to try and complete date run 1 oz Gold Britannia's that have unique designs in bullion.

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    Xander got a reaction from StackerCollector in Today I Received.....   
    Received from @goluckystayhappyOne on Friday the other 2 today, big thank you,These are my first Krugerrand, very impressive coin, the Buffalo speaks for itself.
     


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    Xander reacted to Pete in My Experience of the European Mint   
    I decided to place an order on the European Mint in Estonia to compare with GS.be whom I have used many times.
    They had coins that I needed that GS.be didn't offer so I thought give it a go.
    I bulked up my order due to the delivery charge.
    Buying was terrific as they showed stock quantities of each coin.
    Confirmation was instant on a nice presented order form.
    I made payment in Euros using Transferwise and the transaction was completed in 7 seconds with the European Mint actually receiving their payment in this time !
    I had to make a separate payment to their shipping agent which went just as fast.
    Absolutely brilliant so far !
    Shipping would be using UPS
    First issue that I was unaware of -
    Considering the cost of shipping I was expecting the 2-3 day express shipping from UPS, not the road service through Lithuania, Poland etc.
    Delivery took 8 days and UPS kept me updated with tracking so no fault on their part; there were no delays just that's the service purchased.
    Therefore be aware that delivery is not fast, unlike GS.be
    Most of the coins I received were excellent and the packaging good and security of the outer box excellent.
    However I purchased an almost full tube of silver Britannias and their condition was the worst I have seen.
    Every coin was badly milk stained so I query whether they were second grade.
    Also, which is clearly down to handling by employees in the European Mint, were the large finger prints on many coins.
    This is not good practice and sadly will make me think twice before purchasing any further bullion from them.
     

     
     
     
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    Xander got a reaction from h103efa in Today I Received.....   
    Received from @goluckystayhappyOne on Friday the other 2 today, big thank you,These are my first Krugerrand, very impressive coin, the Buffalo speaks for itself.
     


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    Xander reacted to TheGeneral in Today I Received.....   
    Budget is a little tight ahead of Christmas so I bought this little half Sov just before the spot price started climbing again. 

     
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    Xander reacted to mr1030 in Today I Received.....   
    2013 1 oz gold Lunar II Year of the Snake.  Dealer had it on sale for $20 over spot so it was a no brainer.


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    Xander reacted to platinreloaded in Today I Received.....   
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    Xander got a reaction from mr1030 in Today I Received.....   
    Received from @goluckystayhappyOne on Friday the other 2 today, big thank you,These are my first Krugerrand, very impressive coin, the Buffalo speaks for itself.
     


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    Xander got a reaction from gustavus in Today I Received.....   
    Received from @goluckystayhappyOne on Friday the other 2 today, big thank you,These are my first Krugerrand, very impressive coin, the Buffalo speaks for itself.
     


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    Xander reacted to Abyss in Today I Received.....   
    From Hatton Garden metals 1oz Gold 2010 Britannia first time bought from them had no issues. 2% over spot and because bought from them last year but item was not in stock they provided me with free shipping on this order.


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    Xander got a reaction from CoinStruck in Today I Received.....   
    Received from @goluckystayhappyOne on Friday the other 2 today, big thank you,These are my first Krugerrand, very impressive coin, the Buffalo speaks for itself.
     


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    Xander got a reaction from RichmondStacker in Today I Received.....   
    Received from @goluckystayhappyOne on Friday the other 2 today, big thank you,These are my first Krugerrand, very impressive coin, the Buffalo speaks for itself.
     


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    Xander reacted to daca in Today I Received.....   
    Receive today from Germany   🤩.
    Bought a week ago when the price drop by 40$/oz