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    MCJ reacted to HighlandTiger in Who's upping their gold buying, in case comrade Corbyn gets elected   
    I'm thinking of upping my gold purchases just in case the apocalypse happens and Corbyn gets the keys to number 10. The theory being that when the pound plummets, (and it will), gold in GBP will rocket. 
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    MCJ reacted to Wackattak924 in Silver giveaway! - Children With Cancer UK   
    Hi guys
    I am supporting Children With Cancer UK and in July I will be taking on the Peak District 100km Challenge. 
    Children With Cancer are the leading national children's cancer charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer. 
    The peak District challenge is a Challenging 100km walk in the peak District and I have set myself the goal of completion within 24 hours. 
    I am hoping that the community here can help me by donating via my just giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/daniel-bateman2. All donations go directly to Children With Cancer. 
    In return for your support each donation will give entry into my silver giveaway. 
    @BackyardBullion has been kind enough to be custodian of the prizes and these will be with him shortly. 
    Prizes up for grabs are
    2x 2019 Britannia 1oz
    2019 Australian Koala 1 oz
    2019 Australian Kookaburra 1 oz
    2011 Panda - kindly donated by Agpanda. 
    2014 1oz Somalian Elephant with Horse Privy - kindly donated by @KevinFlynn
     2014 1oz Britannia - also donated by
    I will announce the winners of the giveaway on march 29th. 
    Please use your silver forum name and put TSF in the comments box. 
    I thank you for your support and will keep you all updated on my progress. 😁
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    MCJ reacted to Pete in Queens Beasts collection   
    I realise this thread has massively gone off topic  BUT...
    If you want cheering up, the BBC news is proudly showing the police top-dog woman "Dick" bleating on about how a no-deal Brexit will cause massive problems for the police - really ??
    Hasn't deterred the 'new Dunkirk' spirit of illegal migrants crossing the channel in small boats.
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    MCJ got a reaction from Csaba in Milk Spots   
    I've tried to remove milk spots using a vinyl free eraser and Goddard's jewellery cloth. Guess what happened? The milk spots were removed, and so was the nice shinny finish. Using a 10x loop I could see the small scratches left by the cloth. With the naked eye, the coin looked fab.
    I'm now leaving the coin out in the open to naturally tone for the next 20 years...lol.
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    MCJ reacted to coinage in Poppy Appeal Charity Raffle 2018   
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    MCJ reacted to SILVERFINGER in UK Gun Ownership   
    Guns don't kill people, people kill people, if someone wants to kill someone they will use whatever they can get to hand, whether that be a kitchen knife or a Ford Transit van, gun laws only affect law abiding citizens, criminals dont care for the law or laws so they do not make a difference to any crimes that they commit, they just restrict the law abiding citizen to protect themselves from criminals, I think we should be allowed to own weapons within reason, IE a handgun or shotgun for home defence, for target shooting or hunting, but the vetting process for getting a licence be far stricter and harder.
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    MCJ reacted to sixgun in UK Gun Ownership   
    No they had to ruin it. ☹️
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    MCJ reacted to savoyard in Brexit status ...   
    Yes, but at least we have regained control of making a pig's ear of it.
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    MCJ reacted to KDave in Brexit status ...   
    My worry is we will end up with a half in, half out arrangement, the leavers will be p*ssed, the remainers will still be p*ssed, and no democratic vote held in the UK will have any legitimacy ever again. That is worst case scenario. 
    Best case scenario is we leave without a deal. 
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    MCJ reacted to jonrms in POPPY Appeal MY DONATION.   
    Please see the video just finished.
    This is my FIRST bit of Silver to leave my workshop and off to a winner at my cost.
    I am proud to donate this to a worthy cause... and YES I just bought 5 tickets too.
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    MCJ reacted to Cornishfarmer in Australian Cricket   
    Heard rumours what they were saying to berstow in the tests in Australia, now they are kicking up about getting some back about Warner’s wife.  The ashes in oz was pure bullying by the players and press and our players couldn’t handle it.   In anyother work place this wouldn’t be excepted.     As for this a one match ban and match fee deducted is a cop out should be a 15 match ban which with the 3 formats should be a fair ban
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    MCJ reacted to sixgun in Price Au & Ag by end of 2018?   
    Kinesis kicks off full blown trading on 1st October. The pre-IC0 starts 1st July so gold and silver buying will have to start before then. They are expecting a trading volume of over $1 billion on the first day. Minters will have cash returned and will buy more metal which is the point at which the fun starts.
    There is good reason to expect the cabal to reset price before this fox gets in the chicken coop, that will reduce the damage to the usual culprits. All the never existed unallocated (and probably 'allocated') gold deposits will be settled for cash with a keystroke and then price will be allowed to gap up.
    We have the petro yuan contracts starting next week. This will be an economic poisoned pill for the USD. It won't be overnight but this is going to suck the US economy dry as the world's de-dollarisation accelerates and oil yuan are swopped for gold. Russia has already amassed what i recently heard is 40 000 tonnes of gold selling oil for gold and there is of course also a big silver stack to keep the gold company.
    So i expect price to be higher - how much? That is just guessing so let me guess gold $5k and silver $500. Yes we have heard this all before but this time there is substance to it.
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    MCJ reacted to ChrisF in GOLDSILVER.BE TERRIBLE !   
    Sadly, I have to agree Six, until someone comes along with matching prices and better customer service I'll still be using gsbe.  Ive not had any problems as of yet but as 90% of my purchasing is for weight im not too concerned.  They know they are the cheapest and can do what they want.  Their margins are that low on  orders losing one of two customers is neither here nor there to them.
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    MCJ reacted to sixgun in GOLDSILVER.BE TERRIBLE !   
    i would buy off these people to save some money. i am glad they are in business as i have got some good deals from them. i could not care less if they called me from a pig to a dog - and they have. As long as the coins are alright and delivered that is fine by me. If they have the coins i want at the best price i will buy from them again and again and again. It is water off a duck's back.
    They are not con men. There is no con. Long ago i learnt to be careful with pricing when you move between currencies. For example you are always screwed over by paypal with their poor rates, so what seemed a bargain on ebay turned out to be anything but. Paypal are shakedown merchants but these small websites have exchange software that does what it does. They don't set the rates. Eva is not in the backend of the website fiddling with it to inflate GBP prices. i don't expect she has a clue.
    They don't have the best customer service. Most of us here know that. Every now and again someone creates a thread complaining about the service or some such but next week there is a post about a good deal on GS.be and many are piling in.
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    MCJ reacted to lightjaw in GOLDSILVER.BE TERRIBLE !   
    was about to buy a couple of oz of platinum from them. Screw them. I would rather pay the extra money than support idiots like this.
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    MCJ reacted to Roy in GOLDSILVER.BE TERRIBLE !   
    Of course, everyone is looking for the best deal.
    But put the profit in the pocket of your countryman! 

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    MCJ reacted to swAgger in 2018 silver Emu coin from Perth at LPM with only 30,000 mintage   
    Look, sorry, but nobody set out to treat you like a fool. If anything it was your original post that was calling anyone else a fool to buy it for a higher premium than a current kookaburra, for example. But thanks for your reply because you make some good points. Like you say, with the new collector in mind i'll offer some balance.
    You mention the newer coin stacking collector. What you are saying is that a collector who pays anything more than the price of, say, a standard bullion britannia, kook or silver eagle, is being burnt. Regardless. And that given enough time any high premium bullion coin will revert back to those levels. This is totally misleading. Following that road they'll never get any collection going, and secondly that makes them a bullion stacker not a collector. You have decided that you won't pay over the odds for bullion. And you would be right, if your goal is to accumulate bullion. The swans, emu, and the like are not simple bullion. Once high demand is established, prices will never revert back to launch levels. I will grant you that the peaks soon after from some places are often too high though, but they do drop back and find a realistic level in a coins first year. In the case of the emu, a peak of currently US$58 on ebay is cheeky. A price in the low to mid $40's is absolutely realistic for the longer term level. And will remain so. As each year passes it will probably increase slightly. And silver spot price only affects them in one direction. By that i mean if spot drops the price of these types of coin do not, but if spot goes up so does the coin.
    I also think there is some misunderstanding of who is buying, why they are buying, and why premiums end up where they do. First of all, lots of coins from different mints get issued in the 20-50k range. The closer to the lower end obviously, plays a part in premium. Demand and physical uptake within a short window plays the second role in premium.
    This coin, like the swan before it, has been shooting out the doors on four continents, in days. There's no cabal, or hoodwinking buyers into competing and hence drive the price up. People want it. Each and every dealer from launch day has seen their allocated quantities being bought briskly. Some had to go back and ask the distributor for more. Prices go up in that scenario. This coin did not get launched at the current prices. It is where it is due to continual physical demand.
    So the buyers. Who are they? In the early days of issue they are combined single/two/three coin collectors, and - the bulk buyers. The bulk buyers are a mixed bunch. Some certainly are the opportunist flippers, but an awful lot more are stackers who prefer to stack-collect semi-numi bullion rather than same lowest premium bullion. A lot of this type of stacker buy for the very long term. They are the ones who buy one/two/three rolls of lunars, kooks and koalas every year. Lunars and kooks with 300k & 500k have no problem selling out each year. Is it really such a stretch to imagine many of those buyers have also been the reason for taking a sizeable chunk out of the paltry 30k mintage of the emu? 6-10% the mintage of other Perth sell out ranges? Leaving a much reduced number available for circulation that the one coin collector can get hold of. There should be no illusions either that three years or so will see the stackers dump the entire stock back into circulation, that's not what they tend to do.
    A collector, and by that i don't mean one who buys two or five or ten of every coin.... a collector who likes something will pay the premium. Because he just wants one. Ebay is evidence of that. The ones who complain are those who would like to buy ten, but not at that premium.
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    MCJ reacted to Alun in Queens Beasts box (Silver Bullion or Proof)   
    Hello All.
    I currently have these hardwood boxes for sale . Designed and produce by me here in the UK.
    These are Laser engraved with a gold coloured infill and finished in walnut with a laquered finish
    Each box features high quality concealed hinges and a hidden Magnetic catch giving a smooth and sleek appearance.
    Laser cut foam interior with a Quality black blaise finish.
    Comes complete with 10 deep coin capsules.
    Available for £43 plus 2nd class signed for post at £3.90 within the UK. ( overseas options available on request)
    Payment can be arranged by Paypal FF or please add the fees. Revolut or bank transfer.
    Actual coins not included [emoji16]
    Any question please ask away.
    Many thanks
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    MCJ reacted to sovereignsteve in 2017 Swan PROOF Coin ON SALE NOW!   
    I will save my choicest names for you Aussies for when the Ashes series starts
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    MCJ reacted to Panicbuying in Gold Monitoring Thread £ GBP only   
    As per Andy Hoffman, weakness in gold price might be because traders are frontrunning the fact that the Chinese are going to be on holiday next week... They're back 9 October, so time your purchases wisely

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    MCJ reacted to kimchi in Leaving feedback, etiquette and improvement suggestions   
    It's not very intuitive at first so maybe that's something that could be looked at (?) @ChrisSIlver
    After you've worked out how to do it once it's pretty simple on a PC, maybe it's harder on a mobile or tablet (?)
    I've always left feedback for folk and have only had some lovely buying experiences through here so far (touch wood), but perhaps a more nuanced feedback system (comms, delivery etc) would be good. If it's a simple choice, and especially as a relative newbie, as long as I had the goods eventually I would be hesitant to leave negative feedback in case of a 'revenge' negative left against me, and would more likely just leave nothing (which you'd hope to some extent would speak for itself, but it doesn't) and avoid that person in future.
    Also, as a newbie I've left positive feedback for everyone and asked for honest feedback in return, but two sellers didn't bother and one left feedback on the wrong thread (I guess because it's a pain to search for the right thread title on mobile - ?). That's OK for them - they have loads of positive feedback already, but as a newish member here looking to build a reputation as someone honest and good/easy to deal with that's well over £1500 I've spent on here and received no feedback for two purchases (where I left it for the sellers) and one where I got feedback as the seller (!) on completely the wrong thread.
    I think the feedback system needs looking at.
    As does this nice cool Heineken, cheers!
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    MCJ reacted to Cornishfarmer in Queen's Beast 1oz Silver Proof   
    Message them to ask if they will discount because they will save £14 odd in postage.    If not just buy them a day apart, if they won't help you why should you help them
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    MCJ reacted to Xander in What ..... after Brexit for our Silver & Gold ???   
    Pay the EU nothing.
    We didn't join the EU, we joined the common market, the EU was foisted on us.
    We have already paid in over £400 Billion in the last 40 years, they should be paying us.
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    MCJ reacted to muenzdachs in Hello Silver Forum   
    Yes, I know - but ship as well to UK and to all other countries as well
    Need just a contact from people are interested in
    Will check for the gold membership, thanks for the information
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    MCJ reacted to Numistacker in Prince Philip Retirement Coin   
    Diana was a little flaky as I recall...