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Roy

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    Roy got a reaction from richatthecroft in How do you store coins in capsules?   
    Takes up a lot of space.
    Always RM screw capsules.
    'Plain' bullion in RM tubes.
     
     
     
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    Roy reacted to westminstrel in How do you store coins in capsules?   
    Thanks! That’s a lovely wooden box with felt trays. Though most of those 216 slots would be filled with circulating currency from different countries which I either keep as souvenirs when I travel, or which friends and family bring along for me since they know I collect coins (and I nag them not to forget!) 😬
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    Roy got a reaction from Fastnick in Bringing silver to the UK   
    There is your definitive answer George!
    @AppleZippoandMetronome makes a good point here:
    Tallinn is both beautiful and fascinating. Don't just pick up and leave! 😊
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    Roy got a reaction from Alun in How do you store coins in capsules?   
    Look for @Alun's boxes.
    Great quality, I have the 1/4 QB box but it can be used for something else 
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    Roy got a reaction from CadmiumGreen in How do you store coins in capsules?   
    Takes up a lot of space.
    Always RM screw capsules.
    'Plain' bullion in RM tubes.
     
     
     
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    Roy reacted to BackyardBullion in Something a bit different - Backyard Veggies!!!   
    Oh, and whilst we don't exclusively use our own fruit we are also partial to a little bit of gin infusing!
    Mixed berry gin either side of Orange and Ginger....trust me, the orange and ginger is incredible!

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    Roy reacted to BackyardBullion in Something a bit different - Backyard Veggies!!!   
    So, we don't just make hand poured silver, we also like our gardening and our modest little plot is being quite fruitful this year
    We have courgettes, beans (runners, dwarf & french), peas, carrots, mange-tout, broccoli, kale, parsnips, tomatoes, potatoes, strawberries, raspberries and more besides
    We are currently totally self sufficient when it comes to vegetables - and we know that what we are eating is fresh, clean and not full of nasty pesticides to boot!
    We have so much veg coming in fact that this is the earliest we have ever had to blanch excess for later in the year.....

    Share your photos of veggies too, always 
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    Roy got a reaction from BackyardBullion in 1 oz Silver Forum Bars (2019)   
    Ok.
    Expression of interest 👍
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    Roy got a reaction from westminstrel in How do you store coins in capsules?   
    1: Yes, cheap as chips on ebay
    2: Good choice 😊
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    Roy got a reaction from Tn21 in Bringing silver to the UK   
    I've carried up to 100oz of silver coins in my hand luggage between Poland and the UK and get questioned every time.
    "Moneta?' (coins)
    Yes, I smile.
    'Dobry, dziekuje!'  (ok, thank you)
    Now, I'm particularly polite and devilishly handsome so this may work in my favour, but in my experience they are not interested.
    Note: Coins not bullion bars.
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    Roy reacted to GeorgeOwen in Bringing silver to the UK   
    Well a plane ticket is only £50 more so I will fly over and stay a couple days as I've heard the capital of Estonia is beautiful. I will be buying this silver for a personal investment so should I stay away from large bars and shots and stick to 1kg bars or buying 1oz coins.
     
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    Roy got a reaction from mr1030 in How do you store coins in capsules?   
    Takes up a lot of space.
    Always RM screw capsules.
    'Plain' bullion in RM tubes.
     
     
     
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    Roy got a reaction from Agpanda in How do you store coins in capsules?   
    Takes up a lot of space.
    Always RM screw capsules.
    'Plain' bullion in RM tubes.
     
     
     
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    Roy reacted to sixgun in Bringing silver to the UK   
    Estonia is in the EU. So bringing it back to the UK is not importing it from outside the EU.
    There is tax on silver in certain forms of silver but coins are zero rated. There is a technicality regarding the shipping of the silver to remain tax free but if you are bring it back under your own steam you comply with this.
    Silver is taxed, just the rate for coins is 0%.
    If you buy coins and bring it back yourself there is no VAT to pay. You have already paid the EU VAT - which happens to be 0% on silver coins in Estonia.
    Buy coins or coin bars and you will be alright. Have all your paperwork with you to show what you have and where you got it, but you have paid the taxes (nothing) so nothing to declare.
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    Roy got a reaction from westminstrel in How do you store coins in capsules?   
    Takes up a lot of space.
    Always RM screw capsules.
    'Plain' bullion in RM tubes.
     
     
     
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    Roy reacted to greendragon in Auctions are insane   
    part of my business is buying stock from auction houses and re-selling
    I deal with dozens of auctions both live and online 
    rather than name and shame those that shill
    I will list below the honest ones that don't...
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    Roy got a reaction from JosephM in Bringing silver to the UK   
    I've carried up to 100oz of silver coins in my hand luggage between Poland and the UK and get questioned every time.
    "Moneta?' (coins)
    Yes, I smile.
    'Dobry, dziekuje!'  (ok, thank you)
    Now, I'm particularly polite and devilishly handsome so this may work in my favour, but in my experience they are not interested.
    Note: Coins not bullion bars.
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    Roy got a reaction from SergioSena in Bringing silver to the UK   
    I've carried up to 100oz of silver coins in my hand luggage between Poland and the UK and get questioned every time.
    "Moneta?' (coins)
    Yes, I smile.
    'Dobry, dziekuje!'  (ok, thank you)
    Now, I'm particularly polite and devilishly handsome so this may work in my favour, but in my experience they are not interested.
    Note: Coins not bullion bars.
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    Roy reacted to SilverTanner in Crime Agency seizes £4m of gold bars.   
    They have written on them, they are now completely ungradeable😉
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    Roy reacted to Paul in It should not be this hard to do business in the UK......   
    I have had a listen to your video above and this comments is not a dig or insult, it is genuine feedback from a guy who has been self employed since 22, over 20+ year with several successful & profitable businesses under his belt. I have mentored others in business and sold over 500,000 products on eBay since 1998
    Whenever you choose to start your own business, it should fulfil these commandments for it to be a success.  
    The same applies to any business/product/service/software/tool.  For any major success business, run it through this equation, and see if it fufills all five
    Without additional elaboration those other five things are 
    (N) EED
    (E) NTRY
    (C) ONTROL
    (S) CALE 
    (T) IME
    - NECST -
    With your hand poured silver business, whilst it is quaint, a niche hobby to be done at your leisure,  you've made a good brand and reputation here on the forum building & through social media and earning trusts.  But it is going to be so, so so hard for you to make a major profitable success, because it doesn't fulfil hardly any of this equations sadly.  If you are worried about going through VAT ceiling, you are resticting any success you may acheive from the outset
    1. Need - how many people are in search of these product? as a stacker i personally wouldn't buy it, silver is silver to me, would i pay for it to be hand poured ? probably not.  if someone with a genuine interest in precious metals wouldn't buy your product
    2.  Entry - coupled with the 'need', those seeking silver is limited. You do tick the box with this as you have found a great small untapped niche for these hand poured products
    3. Control - This is the most restricting, part of the equation that will strangle your business. you have weights a measures to fulfil, hallmarking, VAT when you hit a certain T/O per annum, you are restricted by how much time you have in a day to fulfil demand, limited by a ceiling price you can charge for the product.  With a ceiling on price and small niche market, your are control to what is possible 
    4. Scale - there are only so many hours in a day, so for you to scale to a profitable, you cannot work x1000 hours in a day to fulfil if demand is there
    5. Time - your business model, can never be taken away from time, you cannot pour hand silver while you sleep. you cannot earn passive income from hand poured silver as this is its very selling point. You are building your own limited success by, limiting your development and growth.
    Again, this is post is not a dig but some feedback from a person who has been there, done it, and got the t-shirt.
    If you wish these five points above to be explained in detail & elaborated more with examples etc.
    Download to your Kindle  my MJ De Marco "Unscripted" & "The Millionaire Fastlane". It has great reviews, very related, and can save you a ton of wasted efforts in 
    My last point of feedback, is don't fear your accountant, a great accountant is pardon the pun worth his weight in gold, he will save you FAR MORE ££ money than what his fee is if he is doing his job right, and his fees are deductible from your business expenses to. This paid professional is the one there who has studied to deal with HMRC & deal with tax affairs.  Worrying of HMRC investigations/etc.  I pay £99 (+VAT) for tax investigation insurance, but is also deductible legitimate business expense. Should the worse happen, I'm covered and I have a lower tax bill end of year to. 
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    Roy got a reaction from BackyardBullion in Bringing silver to the UK   
    There is your definitive answer George!
    @AppleZippoandMetronome makes a good point here:
    Tallinn is both beautiful and fascinating. Don't just pick up and leave! 😊
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    Roy got a reaction from AppleZippoandMetronome in Bringing silver to the UK   
    There is your definitive answer George!
    @AppleZippoandMetronome makes a good point here:
    Tallinn is both beautiful and fascinating. Don't just pick up and leave! 😊
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    Roy reacted to BackyardBullion in Bringing silver to the UK   
    If it is just for your own personal investment I don't think you have much to worry about. 
    Also, no need to declare cash or cash equivalents unless it is over €10,000 I believe (worth researching that and checking though)
    Remember, it is value of the metal, not the face value of the coins. 
    I have flown from Estonia to the UK with 20kg of silver and it was all good so should be OK with you too. 
    From a UK customs perspective nothing was even visible or noticeable when we arrived in the UK. The interesting part is going through airport security with this stuff. It shows up as a giant black blob on the X-rays so they will want to have a look most likely. 
    Or so you would think, the chaps in Estonia must be used to it because they saw the x-ray, looked at me and asked, "is it silver?", I said "yes" and they waved me through without by or leave!!!
    Here is a video of the trip we took to Estonia. 
     
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    Roy got a reaction from Bullionbilly in Bringing silver to the UK   
    I've carried up to 100oz of silver coins in my hand luggage between Poland and the UK and get questioned every time.
    "Moneta?' (coins)
    Yes, I smile.
    'Dobry, dziekuje!'  (ok, thank you)
    Now, I'm particularly polite and devilishly handsome so this may work in my favour, but in my experience they are not interested.
    Note: Coins not bullion bars.