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    Finbinfin reacted to Stephen4711 in New member   
    Hi everyone, just joined TSF after hearing lots of positive feedback, I really don't know where to start, looking at the overwhelming and great info on forum! Perhaps I could start by giving basic reume. Started stacking about 5 years ago buying silver from Estonia as I have a prpoetry in Germany but live in UK, then moved on to buying junk/scrap silver Ebay, pawn Brokers, auctions etc. I'm certainly not a collector or expert but can't help being interested in certain types of coins. I'm not an Armagedon theorist but certainly see a good long term outlook for AG. I have a considerable stack but lost direction, so perhaps looking to consolidate, buy, sell and focus from an investment/interest perspective. As you can no doubt tell I'm lost !! Any advise, comments, dicussion would be most welcome for this rookie. Thanks for your time and consideration,  looking forward very much to hearing from you, regards
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    Finbinfin reacted to Tn21 in New European Mint Group Orders - OPEN NOW!!!   
    The wrapping skills are on point 
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    Finbinfin got a reaction from BackyardBullion in New European Mint Group Orders - OPEN NOW!!!   
    Items received today, many thanks BYB! 
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    Finbinfin reacted to BackyardBullion in GREAT JOB numistacker and backyard bullion   
    Posts like this make me smile on the inside and outside and are one of the reasons I make videos at all! 
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    Finbinfin reacted to blindguy in GREAT JOB numistacker and backyard bullion   
    I just wanted you to know that Numinstacker and Backyard Bullion are the reason I joined the Silver Forum. I can not see TV very much but I turn on Youtube and listen to both of their channels. They both do a great job and because of them I wanted to get involved again in forums.  GREAT JOB GUYS!!!
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    Finbinfin got a reaction from MickD in 20x 1oz Silver Philharmoniker in Mint Tube   
    Bullion for sale - there is some discolouring on the edges but the faces are in very good condition.
    £280 including special delivery.
    Trying to reduce my stack and need some household goods, first time selling on TSF.

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    Finbinfin reacted to StackSellRepeat in The Gold Bullion Company Website Attacked   
    @HelpingHands guys don’t click the link 
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    Finbinfin reacted to JaggyThistle in Bank Holiday Monday First attempt at Hand Pouring   
    What better way to spend a sunny bank holiday Monday attempting my first ever Hand Pour
    I decided that I was going to attempt a tiny 7.77grams ( 1/4 oz) of .925 scrap jewellery to see how it melted , how my pouring techniques was and if my cheap and cheerful hand torches were up for the task 
    well   I can report the following
    I need more practice much much more practice
    I need a furnace ( with my birthday coming up in may I will be treating myself to one)
    I had lots of fun in my 5 attempts 
    so although  did not manage to get a full 1/4 ounce bar I did manage to get a 4.20 Gram bar  which it may be small  but I am rather happy with it for my first day of trying to pour 
    I have posted a few wee pics below of my exploits and result hope you like and I look forward to learning and practicing more

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    Finbinfin got a reaction from nazarkovn in We are sorry....Group Orders are no more blame VAT registration!!!   
    You are registered as a sole trader but you only have to charge VAT on goods or services conducted as part of your business. You can still do things in a personal capacity separate from the business activities. E.g. you could sell some old furniture on eBay and not have to charge VAT. The snag is that the group order is so related to your business, brand development etc. 
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    Finbinfin got a reaction from BackyardBullion in We are sorry....Group Orders are no more blame VAT registration!!!   
    You are registered as a sole trader but you only have to charge VAT on goods or services conducted as part of your business. You can still do things in a personal capacity separate from the business activities. E.g. you could sell some old furniture on eBay and not have to charge VAT. The snag is that the group order is so related to your business, brand development etc. 
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    Finbinfin got a reaction from DaveNW in **MARCH 2019** Group Order from The European Mint   
    Sounds like we may be able to squeeze a couple more in before Brexit now?! 
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    Finbinfin got a reaction from Keenstacker in **MARCH 2019** Group Order from The European Mint   
    Sounds like we may be able to squeeze a couple more in before Brexit now?! 
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    Finbinfin reacted to Gandalf in What news on 27 Feb?   
    I have found the reason for the spike. CME was facing technical difficulties and trading was halted for few hours. Thanks for your reply.
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    Finbinfin got a reaction from AgCoyote in Bullion series you'd like to see.   
    It wouldn't be a series, but an Irish bullion coin with a shamrock or harp could do well.
    Has the traditional zodiac been done rather than the lunar calendar? 
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    Finbinfin reacted to BuffaloGold in Bullion series you'd like to see.   
    Ohhhh,  like this thread idea.
    I think...
    Not a big fan of their design, but they should do different musical instruments every year.
    Agree with the above poster that roman based would be cool. Maybe designs of old roman coins but as though they were new and modernised.
    The Greek gods obviously.
    Strong soviet designs, I'd be all over these. 
    God, I have so many ideas, not all good, but ideas.
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    Finbinfin got a reaction from youngmetalstacker in 2019 Australian Kookaburra: What do the critics say?   
    I think the past few years have been fantastic. Will continue to collect for sure! 
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    Finbinfin reacted to BackyardBullion in **FEBRUARY 2019** Group Order from The European Mint   
    Welcome to the FEBRUARY 2019 Group Order!
    This group order will be from The European Mint https://www.europeanmint.com/
    Also, if you are interested in joining this order please "follow" this thread so as and when I have updates I can more easily share them. 
    Dates for this Group Order
    This group order will be open for 2 weekends, starting on 2nd & 3rd February 2019 and closing on Sunday 10th February 2019 @ 5pm UK time.
    These dates WILL NOT be changed/extended and are fixed. I do however reserve the right to extend/end the order should an extenuating circumstance arrive - but this is unlikely to happen. 
    The delivery estimate for your orders is going to be week commencing 4th March 2019. This is an ESTIMATE only and may be subject to change. 
    Terms and conditions for joining the Group Order
    Joining this group order is at your own risk. Please make sure you read the following carefully because by joining the group order you are agreeing to the following.
    1) I (Backyard Bullion) cannot take financial responsibility for lost/damaged items that are part of this group order.
    2) Once payment has been received by Backyard Bullion all orders are final and cannot be refunded. 
    3) Orders are quoted based on live prices from the dealers website. If these prices change between quotation and payment additional funds will need to be sent (or refunded) where appropriate.
    4) You agree that I (Backyard Bullion) will act as an agent on your behalf to purchase items from the above mentioned dealers. 
    5) Backyard Bullion can only dispatch your order upon successful delivery from the appropriate dealer and only upon payment of a separate postage invoice - which is sent after the order has closed. 
    6) Any loss or damaged item claims will be initiated and managed by me (Backyard Bullion) and any payouts for claims can only be made upon the successful payout from said claim. Backyard Bullion cannot be held financially responsible for any unsuccessful claims.
    7) You are liable for any and all taxes that may be applied to your order for your home country of delivery. 
    8. By joining the group order you agree unconditionally to all the above. 
    What is the group order all about?
    This group order is a way to combine shipping costs for buying silver from Europe. We pay drastically less for our silver because we essentially do not pay VAT. I organise these orders so that people can get cheap silver but also so that I can unbox a large quantity of silver for my YouTube channel. It helps grow my social media, my BYB brand and my reputation within the community.
    This month, we are going to be using https://www.europeanmint.com/ 
    The EU Mint have offered to price match the following items with GS.be (assuming that they are not already cheaper!)
    Any coins from the Queen's Beast Series (bullion), 10 oz & 2 oz - including the 10 oz dragon & 2 oz bull Oriental Border Britannias Perth Mint Dragon Bars Regular bullion coins from 2019 - a few examples are: Britannias, Maples, Philharmonicas, kangaroos, koalas, pandas, kookaburras and US eagles. Back dated years is on a case by case basis.  Other coins may be price matched upon request - but no guarantee.  Other items will have to be on a case by case basis. Some items cannot be price matched because of the volumes that The European Mint buys them in does not allow any room for movement in price. However for the list of coins above we are able to get the same unit price per coin. 
    Pre-order items
    Unless otherwise agreed and arranged with the EU Mint ALL Pre-order items will NOT be available to order. This is because we cannot guarantee that they will be delivered before a potential No Deal Brexit date of 29th March 2019.
    If you are looking to get a pre-order item you will need to ask me first, I will see whether we can guarantee it on a coin by coin basis.
    How do you place an order?
    The way this works is simple. You will decide what you want by looking at https://www.europeanmint.com/ and send me a private message via the forum WITH CLICKABLE HYPERLINKS PLEASE! to each item and how many you want. Please only message me via The Silver Forum only. 
    I will send you a screen dump of the basket and total on their website and then I will send you another screen dump from www.transferwise.com showing the conversion and total in £.
    You then send the funds directly to me via Banks transfer and as soon as I get the funds I will place the order. Your order is then locked in and confirmed, you cannot cancel after this stage. 
    When to order and pay Backyard Bullion?
    I will only be placing orders on the weekends and any funds must be with me before 5pm. I will not be able to place orders mid week unless there are extenuating circumstances. This is simply because I am a busy person and organising and keeping track of these orders is difficult. Feel free to send me your shopping lists during the week but understand that I will not be able to lock it in until the weekend - this is just the way it has to be so be aware that prices may fluctuate in the run up to the weekend. I would rather do it like this than potentially forget or miss recording orders and making mistakes. 
    The order will close on Sunday 10th February 2019 @ 5pm UK time. You will need to have got funds to me by then if you would like to order anything. Should there be any delays in this it will mean the group order will be delayed and I will communicate any changes out to people via this thread. 
    Shipping costs & Share of international postage. 
    The European Mint has offered a very generous shipping quote for this order - capped at 1.2% of the total value of the order, e.g. If you spend €500 your shipping is €6.
    How do I get my coins from Backyard Bullion?
    Once the order has been delivered to me you will receive an "onwards postage invoice" which will include onwards postage and packaging from me to you. We will sort out the onwards postage and packaging once the order has been completed. Onwards shipping is at your choice and risk via Royal Mail. It is at this stage that we will sort out the share of international postage (if any applies). 
    Here is a quick guide as to what the onwards postage costs will be - this is subject to change where appropriate and is meant to give you a guide as to the costs of postage only. 

    Please note that the maximum that you can send via Royal Mail Special delivery for a decent price is 2kg (about 55 oz). 
    If you would like to order more than this please get in touch to discuss shipping options.  
    ****Please also note that there is NO PRECIOUS METALS INSURANCE on any royal mail service other than Special Delivery****
    What happens in the event of an issue with delivery?
    As I said in the disclaimer at the top of this thread, I cannot be held financially responsible for the loss/damage of any items in this group order. The European Mint has insurance for their parcels but I have never had to put a claim in and I do not know how likely it might be that something is refunded should it go missing in transit. There is an intrinsic risk in ordering from any international company but I am confident that we will be able to resolve anything that might happen. Please bear this in mind before joining the order. 
    It is important to note the above terms and conditions and re-iterate that joining this order is at YOUR OWN RISK. I cannot be held responsible if items are lost/damaged when arriving from the European Mint.
    Should there be any issues I will of course endeavour to work with the dealer to solve them, but I cannot guarantee a resolution. 
    Delivery from me to you is of a postage method of your choosing. As I have mentioned above there is no precious metals insurance for anything other than Royal Mail Special Delivery. In the event an order is missing or damaged any insurance claims will be made by me (Backyard Bullion) and refunds can only be paid upon successful completion and payout from Royal Mail. In the event that a claim by Royal Mail is denied I cannot be held financially responsible.
    Final Thoughts
    Is it worth it to join?
    Yes - buying silver from Europe is the single cheapest way of buying silver. Doing it as part of this group order is cheaper still. Some of their coins may be more expensive (the more collectable type coins) but certainly not by much. 
    Another reason to join the more you buy the cheaper it gets for everybody! 
    Additionally you will be helping support my YouTube channel because being able to unbox a large quantity of silver for my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/backyardbullion is always a fun and popular video and it helps grow my brand and business.
    Does Backyard Bullion charge for this service?
    I do not charge for you to join this group order - but we do ask you to consider contributing funds in the form of a "tip" or "Service charge". We ask for just £1 (but as many of you frequently do please feel free to donate whatever you feel appropriate!
    Another great way to say thank you is to purchase my Hand Poured silver. I will happily offer discounts on my items to factor in the combined postage!
    I will not be offended or angry if you choose not to pay the "tip" or buy my hand poured silver - but bear in mind that proceeds from the tip help feed Mrs BYB a slap up takeaway and keeping her interested in all the hard work of doing these group orders...
    For those who are interested, our takeaway of choice for this order will be another GIANT Chinese!
    Combining postage with other BYB items
    Of course, if you want to combine other orders with this group order we would be more than happy to offer discounts on our hand poured silver. 
    Have you got any questions?
    If you have any questions or would like any more information then please don't hesitate to ask here or via PM. 
    In the meantime - get me your shopping lists!
    Backyard Bullion
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    Finbinfin reacted to BackyardBullion in **JANUARY 2019** Group Order from The European Mint   
    Hows your weekend going? 
    Ours has been quite busy!
    This is just box 1........
    We will be sending out what we can tomorrow, but there are a lot of coins still to come, so you might not get your order until later this coming week. 
    There is no easy way to communicate who's order is being dispatched, if you really have to know drop me a message. 
    Unboxing video on Wednesday!

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    Finbinfin reacted to Hiptobesquare in Hello, I'm new here.   
    I've been directed here from YouTube, it seems like a valuable place to gain some knowledge and info. I have 20oz of silver coins that I've bought, but I have made a mistake along the way. My mistake was buying from Bullion by post, I bought 10 2019 brits from them, obviously I paid the VAT. Then I discovered SilvertoGo and I made a purchase there, which was better price wise.
    I'd like some info - I want to know how much I should be paying per 1oz silver brit and the best place to buy them? Let's say I'm buying 15- 20 per month. I have also come across 2013 and 2014 brits at 16 a coin,  I can see from online companies that brits are going for more than that. Should I only buy brits that were made recently 2017/18/19?  And is there any difference in them at all that would make them cheaper than the newer versions ? Ty
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    Finbinfin reacted to Wackattak924 in anyone stacking for SHTF?   
    Very high premium's on andrex toilet roll. I suggest trying to buy toilet roll closer to spot if stacking for SHTF. 
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    Finbinfin reacted to Kookaburracollector in anyone stacking for SHTF?   
    You have to stack the essentials first....

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    Finbinfin got a reaction from CadmiumGreen in Finally, men can create "gold"   
    Blackadder AND Ferris Bueller references, it must be Christmas! 
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    Finbinfin reacted to Numistacker in Men dont want to build wealth just watch others and dream?   
    I have always been so disappointed at how few guys are interested in using collecting as a way to create capital. Here is my perspective on youtube.. What do you think? Why are 5m guys wanting to watch a Lambo and make others rich but cant divert £100 of income from expenditure to wealth building each month little and often?
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    Finbinfin reacted to CadmiumGreen in Finally, men can create "gold"   
    I’ve been told that I am so uptight that if I put coal up my @$$ I can make diamonds...wonder if that would also work for copper into gold?!?😋
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    Finbinfin got a reaction from spanit in When the design changed   
    Different years on the coins, did you get sent the wrong year?