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Fastnick

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    Fastnick got a reaction from Fish827 in Sovereigns from Harrington & Byrne.   
    No need to have to endure the hassle, stress and expense of moving home, notifying the GDPR regulatory authorities, sending back mailshots, or generally getting a little hot under the collar about receiving stuff in the post - I have discovered a cheap, simple, and very effective alternative called "The Bin" 
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    Fastnick got a reaction from 4thelongrun in Pricing help   
    IMHO, it seems a ridiculous amount of money for 5 ounces of coloured silver coins........
    I would stick to plain silver coins at around £16-17 per ounce
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    Fastnick reacted to Paul in Where should I start?   
    @nummum  i've been stacking over 10 years now, got caught up in the silver buying bug and myself and several others here are very underwater and still nowhere near a profit we expected/wished for/didnt come from the web/youtube silver pumpers out there
    In hindsight, i just wish i had stacked gold from day one now, one major benefit is the margin spread you pay between buy and sell is so much lower with gold than silver.
    also gold takes a lot less room up
    once you get over x500 of silver it is cumbersome and takes up major room
    Over my stacking journey, I have sold gold coins for profit, have raised the odd grand when i needs some funds.
    Always easy to add a sovereign to the stack each month and forget about it.  the pension fund you can dip in and out of as required.
    Plus, you know the the fractions of a gram what you stack is always at.  Look at spot its £1000, you know you have x100 oz gold = your sat on £100k
    i like sovereign / quarter oz size easy to liquidate via web/forum sales. folk will risk £200 but wont part with £1k so easily
    also who harm in just reading reading and reading. more knowledge you learn the more you have less chance to make the mistakes we have all made jumping in with both feet when an early eager beaver
    also no harm in getting one of every small gold coins in the early days so you have an idea for designs, mint, packing etc
    pick silver up where you can from good forum sellers when at very good price through likes of  @StackSellRepeat @arshimo2012
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    Fastnick reacted to Tn21 in New European Mint Group Orders - OPEN NOW!!!   
    By buying BYB hand poured silver and supporting the sale of their products and services 
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    Fastnick reacted to AppleZippoandMetronome in Fake Krugerrands or Just Low Gold Content?   
    Certainly alarming especially given the South African mint's silence on the subject. Good on Chards for discovering this and releasing it
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    Fastnick reacted to Abyss in Where should I start?   
    If I was starting out I know exactly what I would do with 3 to 4k to invest in PMs.
    Buy 3x 2019 United Kingdom Gold New Uncirculated Sovereign for £229 each free delivery (buy 1 first take delivery see how it feels buy the other two later).
    https://harringtonandbyrne.co.uk/2019-united-kingdom-gold-uncirculated-sovereign-3212.html
    (PS. Opt out of all marketing communication from Harrington and Bryne)
    Look at all the different silver coins available from the European Mint https://www.europeanmint.com/silver-bullion/ and join BYB group order for the coins that you like to buy (I would buy
    5x of the following coins from the European Mint via Group order
    2019 1 oz CAD Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin
    2019 1 oz Australian Silver Kangaroo Coin
    2019 1oz UK Silver Britannia Coin
    2019 1oz Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coin
    2019 1oz $1 USD American Silver Eagle Coin
    You will have purchased some of the cheapest government minted Silver from around the world and Sovereign coins with cheapest delivery option available. Total cost 1k for the above and it will give you a taste if you wish to proceed with investing the rest into PMs. I would not advise someone new to spend all their money at once into PMs. I would also recommend someone new to PMs to stay away from graded/numismatic coins IMHO.
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    Fastnick reacted to HawkHybrid in Where should I start?   
    I vote bullion sovereigns
     
    HH
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    Fastnick reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in Where should I start?   
    It depends on a range of issues, here are a few things to consider: 
    1. Storage - silver quickly adds up on storage and takes up a lot of space if you keep buying. If you are storing at home, safes will quickly overflow. 
    2. Exit strategy - how are you planning on exit? If you have to sell at a hats drop, then on silver you may take a hit. I always advice starters to buy close to spot whether its gold or silver. silver is harder to get close to spot, unless its junk silver (circulation coins such as British pre 47 coins with silver content from 92.5% to 50% silver in them)
    3. Again, when starting out, if you are in it just for the "store of wealth" argument of PMs then buy the lowest value bullion which can be sold quickly and stored easily - in which case gold sovereigns, cheapest at spot are a good option. 
    4. Understand your reason to buy PMs - as a store of wealth / savings, then low premium, safe buys. If "investment" then [premium coins which have potential to increase in value over time. (general precious metals arent really "investments" - they yield no returns. Usually best to see them as an inflation hedge. 
    5. Understand the prices and buy / sell speeds of various coin types - Britannia will always sell well  - if priced reasonably in the UK for example if silver, and sovereigns will do the same for gold in the UK. 
     
     
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    Fastnick reacted to kimchi in 250g Silver Forum Bars (2019)   
    I can only imagine! It must feel very hard indeed but also incredibly rewarding to send these off to the customers, knowing the journey you and the bars have been on together, so perhaps hard to let go, but also no doubt you are hoping that they bring folk as much pleasure as you wish (and mine certainly did last year, cannot wait for this!)
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    Fastnick reacted to AppleZippoandMetronome in New European Mint Group Orders - OPEN NOW!!!   
    It is on the consideration list. Next month if not this month. Depends how some ebay auctions go
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    Fastnick reacted to MickB in Why is Copper Bullion being offered as a precious metal?   
    Copper stack so far; 1oz, 10 oz, 500gram, 1 kilo & 100oz bars.
    Waiting for the 5kg to arrive.

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    Fastnick reacted to MickB in Why is Copper Bullion being offered as a precious metal?   
    Will do
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    Fastnick reacted to Goldmick in Would you buy sovereigns from Harrington & Byrne.   
    Ive had 9 already off them. They came fast and in nice capsule.s good price to. 
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    Fastnick reacted to Wackattak924 in New European Mint Group Orders - OPEN NOW!!!   
    This is fantastic news. 
    I was never able to get in on the group orders in the past due to the dates on which orders were placed. 
    This new format is really good. 
    I think it is amazing that you @BackyardBullion give so much time to arrange, sort and post everything. It is no small task. 
    👍
     
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    Fastnick reacted to BackyardBullion in New European Mint Group Orders - OPEN NOW!!!   
    That's the idea!
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    Fastnick reacted to Bullionaire in New European Mint Group Orders - OPEN NOW!!!   
    We'll get monthly unboxing videos then?
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    Fastnick got a reaction from BackyardBullion in New European Mint Group Orders - OPEN NOW!!!   
    @BackyardBullion Nice one! 
    Sounds a really great way to continue these invaluable Group Orders - and once again, many thanks for all the time and trouble you have gone to to get this new format up and running 
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    Fastnick reacted to TheProspector in New European Mint Group Orders - OPEN NOW!!!   
    Really appreciate the diligence show in finding an alternative way BYB 👍
    1. if it is not too much trouble I think it would benefit all if there were cut off points as to when you could expect shipment i.e orders before X date will be shipped (providing everything ordered is in stock).
    2. At what point will the 1.2% group shipping be applied?
    3. Should I register with the European Mint beforehand?
    I will check out transferwise, however may have to bug you all with more questions regarding how you pay the European Mint regarding this...
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    Fastnick got a reaction from jonrms in We are sorry....Group Orders are no more blame VAT registration!!!   
    @BackyardBullion It is very, very decent of you to take the time and trouble to try and find an alternative process so that Group Orders may continue in some sort of revised format.
    You're a very busy chap, running your own business, and you have no obligation whatsoever to undertake research for everyone else's benefit - but I am sure that I'm not alone in appreciating the fact that you are doing so 
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    Fastnick got a reaction from StackerNoob in We are sorry....Group Orders are no more blame VAT registration!!!   
    Good luck with that...….
    Keen on hospital food, are you?
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    Fastnick reacted to BackyardBullion in We are sorry....Group Orders are no more blame VAT registration!!!   
    Is that really any way to be talking about Mrs Backyard Bullion?
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    Fastnick got a reaction from Wackattak924 in We are sorry....Group Orders are no more blame VAT registration!!!   
    @BackyardBullion It is very, very decent of you to take the time and trouble to try and find an alternative process so that Group Orders may continue in some sort of revised format.
    You're a very busy chap, running your own business, and you have no obligation whatsoever to undertake research for everyone else's benefit - but I am sure that I'm not alone in appreciating the fact that you are doing so 
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    Fastnick got a reaction from Silvergun in Sovereigns from Harrington & Byrne.   
    I can only speak from my own personal experience, which is as follows:
    * I have never had a phone call from H&B
    * One of the sovereigns that I bought had a few minor nicks/marks on it; I was able to return it the next day in one of H&B's Freepost envelopes and a replacement coin arrived 3 days later (in perfect condition)
    * I receive about one envelope a week from H&B with details of other stuff that they are hoping to sell me; I simply put it in the bin - which really is no hassle or hardship to me whatsoever
    I've now had three 2019 sovereigns from this company, saving me around £60 when compared to the prices from other coin/bullion dealers; for that sort of saving, I am more than happy to put a few envelopes in my waste paper basket every now and then
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    Fastnick got a reaction from Downs523 in Sovereigns from Harrington & Byrne.   
    I can only speak from my own personal experience, which is as follows:
    * I have never had a phone call from H&B
    * One of the sovereigns that I bought had a few minor nicks/marks on it; I was able to return it the next day in one of H&B's Freepost envelopes and a replacement coin arrived 3 days later (in perfect condition)
    * I receive about one envelope a week from H&B with details of other stuff that they are hoping to sell me; I simply put it in the bin - which really is no hassle or hardship to me whatsoever
    I've now had three 2019 sovereigns from this company, saving me around £60 when compared to the prices from other coin/bullion dealers; for that sort of saving, I am more than happy to put a few envelopes in my waste paper basket every now and then