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  1. ah the silverforum sales board! I've missed you... Fully supportive of @ChrisSIlver pinned thread "Please read: Commenting in sales topics - no unsolicited posts"
  2. No worries, but perhaps its a topic for another thread / sub-forum Fully supportive of @ChrisSIlver pinned thread "Please read: Commenting in sales topics - no unsolicited posts" I will bump this thread when I'm back in the UK so members local to me can send a PM if they have questions or are interested!
  3. Thank you @bluemoon No, I wouldn't be comfortable accepting cash in the post. Me, I wouldn't post a large sum of money to a stranger on the internet. I just wouldn't. And I wouldn't ask another person to do it either. Ok, for a £10/20 purchase sure, I might take the risk. But for me, I'm not a big stacker or dealer like many on here. An ounce of gold, a tube of silver, a piece of rhodium, thats a significant amount of money in my world... Come and inspect, don't rush, be happy, shake hands, make a deal. Best way. I think if someone was seriously considering a purchase, they'd be factoring in the time and transport costs; its an inconvenience sure, but then thats the trade off. If they value their time and convenience more highly, they'd be going direct to a professional dealer, get a good service, delivered to their home, and they'll be paying the premium for that. I will give this advert a good bump when I'm back and able to sell again, but until then better to consider this a hibernating sales thread!
  4. In a way, yes, it is self inflicted. I choose not to use paypal. I have an "idealogical problem" with paypal's data-mining policies. I quit using them before the whole facebook data-mining scandal blew up for the same reasons. Today on Ebay UK you cant list without accepting paypal, even if you specify no postage and 'collection only' Cash in crumply bank notes for this sale please. Saying that - we're on pause - I'm not in the UK - but will be happy to bump and put a piece of cake in the post @StackerNoob when I'm back!
  5. Lol! Thanks! unfortunately been out the country since May so silverforum bumpings been a bit impractical. ...Roll on 2019 when paypal finally meet their demise and ebay opens up as a sales venue again! 😉
  6. Rhodium is essential in catalytic convertors - it neutralises the toxic carbon, sulphur and nitrogen compounds produced by an engines. Stops us all dissolving in acid rain. Platinum and Palladium are also used in catalytic convertors - they can't process nasty sulphur or nitrogen compounds, but because they are much more common, they provide a cheaper method dealing with the unwanted carbon byproducts.
  7. growing indian and chinese automobile market - growing legislation requiring increased rhodium loads in catalytic convertors. There is no substitute for rhodium in catalytic convertors. Platinum and Palladium can be swapped around, quantities tinkered with. Platinum and Palladium can process toxic carbon based compounds, neither metal is capable of dealing with toxic nitrogen or sulphur based emissions aka the causative agents for acid rain. Writings clear and on the wall for further price rises imo… but I still can't find a buyer in the uk/europe sales section on this forum…
  8. sci-fi future crystal ball prediction : I think we will be able to look back and see a lot of similarities between the story of Lithium and the story of Aluminium. Aluminium : <nearly?> twice as abundant in the earth's crust as Iron, yet early civilizations jumped straight to the Iron age and aluminium didn't get a look in till the mid 20th century. Reason being it required an understanding of electricity / electrolysis to purify it and start using it. According to wikipedia, In 1900, a metric ton of aluminium would set you back $14,000. Within 50 years price had dropped to around $2500 which is pretty much where prices still are today. Lithium : another super abundant metal. Clearly doesn't hang about if exposed to water, so unsurprisingly most of the world's supply exists evenly dissolved in the oceans. Where-ever you are in the world your seawater will have the same concentration of lithium dissolved in it. The challenge is how to get at it. There's a lot of dissolved sodium <sea salt> in the water with it which makes purification difficult and more expensive. But its a good challenge to crack, and Lithium is too good at doing its job in battery chemistry to be ignored or easily substituted. But when someone does cracks the supply challenge, from an investment perspective, Lithium prices will be game-overed and the world won't be running out of the stuff in a hurry.
  9. hi, I enjoy your contributions to the forum @KDave you make good points! Enjoyed your analysis of the housing market the other day. Rhodium has certainly been on a good run. I was selling at spot when 1/2 oz was £565, now spot is £750 a 1/2. I'm a terrible haggler... so I don't. Bullion and PMs is where I go do for a little rest and P&Q from the hustle of daily trading! Someone else has done all the haggling for me, prices published. nice and easy all you have to do is ride... my price is spot price. prices too high? who knows! I guess the inconvenience travelling is compensated by being able to add some rhodium to your stack at +30% below a dealer's price. <edit> maths, 34% premium over spot! but, if its over-valued, spot price will drop and then you can buy it off me cheaper Personally I don't think prices are extreme if you look over the historical record, but its a record of spiking rather than being stable. Today we're closer to its 10 year historical average than we were back in october 2017. I think the future outlook is very strong. I think a lot of speculators will be exiting at this point to break-even or profit take. So I'd guess prices to ease off somewhat, infact a pullback would be healthy. But moving forward India and China need loads more rhodium. Supply is very tight. Thats my technical analysis! see you on the next bump!
  10. thats not very nice thing to wish on someone is it? @StackerNoob I'd rather pass it on to a more professional seller, ie. someone with paypal and an ebay account who can make a bit of profit off it! I'll be on holiday for a few months soon but will have another go advertising later in the year.