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metallica73

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    metallica73 got a reaction from barney in Ebay 15% off   
    Well I didn't get anything in the end... so I bought 500 first class stamps for £250 😆 I can offload them for face and i'll get my discount that way.
    I'm so out of the loop on gold/silver I don't even know the spot price ffs! Didn't know if I would have got a bargain or not.
    Haven't sold any gold/silver but kinda got lost into crypto recently ( and losing....) and I can feel the first tinglings of the need for gold again.
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    metallica73 got a reaction from barney in Ebay 15% off   
    Well I didn't get anything in the end... so I bought 500 first class stamps for £250 😆 I can offload them for face and i'll get my discount that way.
    I'm so out of the loop on gold/silver I don't even know the spot price ffs! Didn't know if I would have got a bargain or not.
    Haven't sold any gold/silver but kinda got lost into crypto recently ( and losing....) and I can feel the first tinglings of the need for gold again.
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    metallica73 got a reaction from barney in Ebay 15% off   
    Well I didn't get anything in the end... so I bought 500 first class stamps for £250 😆 I can offload them for face and i'll get my discount that way.
    I'm so out of the loop on gold/silver I don't even know the spot price ffs! Didn't know if I would have got a bargain or not.
    Haven't sold any gold/silver but kinda got lost into crypto recently ( and losing....) and I can feel the first tinglings of the need for gold again.
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    metallica73 got a reaction from GrahamDiamond in Ebay 15% off   
    Ahh, 15% is tempting me to get back into gold again. Off to scour Ebay.
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    metallica73 got a reaction from Mark10110 in 1 kilo in 1oz coins or a 1 kilo coin?   
    Spoken like a true 2011 stacker lol
    Apart from my genuine numismatic buys, i'm now very much on the same page when it comes to silver.
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    metallica73 got a reaction from JCRJM in GOLDSILVER.BE TERRIBLE !   
    The one time i've bought from them, they more than likely broke EU laws by declaring it as medical supplies and it was dumped inside my back door with no signature
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    metallica73 got a reaction from JCRJM in GOLDSILVER.BE TERRIBLE !   
    The one time i've bought from them, they more than likely broke EU laws by declaring it as medical supplies and it was dumped inside my back door with no signature
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    metallica73 got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in First fractional   
    Yes, investment gold is VAT free. I paid no VAT on a St Gaudens from Apmex, just had to scan and sign a couple of forms from UPS who seemed to know what they were doing regarding importing it correctly. The worst case scenario is you get charged VAT due to your carrier/sender not identifying it correctly but you can always reclaim it later.
    I am getting graded semi-numismatic old gold so probably not the focus for the OP - if I was going for cheapest fractionals then Sovs all the way.
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    metallica73 got a reaction from JCRJM in Experimental flipping goods. Worth it??   
    Drop shipping can kill your ebay ratings if it goes wrong because you're relying on a third party to ship.
    For me at least its far more worthwhile flipping silver or even numismatic coins on ebay.
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    metallica73 got a reaction from JCRJM in Experimental flipping goods. Worth it??   
    Drop shipping can kill your ebay ratings if it goes wrong because you're relying on a third party to ship.
    For me at least its far more worthwhile flipping silver or even numismatic coins on ebay.
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    metallica73 reacted to mr-dead in Full silver stack to date   
    Dug out my whole silver stack today before it goes off to the safe later to gather dust for a couple of years.
    Managed to stack this lot in just under 2 months.
    1588.1 oz / 49.39kg (inc. the 150g proof panda that hasnt been delivered yet)
    Average cost = £14.10 oz which isnt too bad



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    metallica73 reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in This MUST be a scam right?   
    I miss those lots - often used to pick up some bargains. 

    I still occasionally get them - I got a lot few months ago with some really good quality crowns and half crowns worth much more than melt value but picked up at melt
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    metallica73 got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in This MUST be a scam right?   
    It's a classic Ebay strategy.
    There used to be really good junk lots on Ebay, I remember filching a ton of foreign silver from them back when it was $45 spot. These days its 99% dreck with a load of old junk coins and as someone has said strategically placed 'good' items.
    My favourite is the mention on some listing of 'totally unsorted'...... which means 'I've totally sorted through this lot'
     
     
     
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    metallica73 got a reaction from tbone in Is silver stacking a loss leader?   
    I got into silver at the wrong time... 2011 when spot price was $45+ and youtube shills were everywhere. I don't think I ever sold a piece of pure silver bullion for profit to this day
    But it did turn me into a collector of numismatic old coins, something which I would have considered nerdy just a few years ago. And I now stack gold.
    I actually barely even look at the spot price these day, the money I have in my metals is frankly what I would have blown on trash before so I don't see it as an investment but as a store of wealth.
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    metallica73 reacted to Roy in Is silver stacking a loss leader?   
    Hi John, I'm Roy the resident ogre.
    Silver as an investment? Pah!
    It's a hobby, a speculation, a fantasy and a poor man's entry into precious metals.
    Do I own silver? Yes, because of all the reasons I list above.
     
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    metallica73 got a reaction from PansPurse in Selling silver   
    Back in the day when we saw near $50 silver, if you had made that statement on youtube comments you would have been branded a non-believer by a ton of people
    Never saw the point of 'prepping' myself but each to their own, they'll be the ones laughing I guess should anything doomsdayish ever happen.
     
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    metallica73 got a reaction from augur in Most expensive coin   
    Last general election, got an amazing price on no overall majority.
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    metallica73 got a reaction from mr-dead in Most expensive coin   
    A Gold St Gaudens $20.... not willy waving, just got lucky on a bet and had the funds for something I didn't think i'd be able to get for a while.
    I reckon most peoples average price would fall into the first category, or the 2nd if you just stack Sovs and nothing else.
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    metallica73 got a reaction from mr-dead in Most expensive coin   
    A Gold St Gaudens $20.... not willy waving, just got lucky on a bet and had the funds for something I didn't think i'd be able to get for a while.
    I reckon most peoples average price would fall into the first category, or the 2nd if you just stack Sovs and nothing else.
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    metallica73 got a reaction from kimchi in Cryptocurrency market implosion - Tether (USDT)   
    I've got  on board Crypto in the last few months especially. But only with money i'm prepared to lose... and I intend to withdraw any profits back to metals.
    It is absolutely the wild west out there in terms of investments.
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    metallica73 got a reaction from Norskgeld in Advice needed for a new member.   
    I reckon that's right but only if you are buying like that to begin with and not paying premiums. From my experience, a no-problem coin will sell for £1-2 more than a milked, dirty example. It shouldn't matter with bullion but it does.
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    metallica73 reacted to PansPurse in Looking for advice on face to face sales.   
    Neighbours should be there for one another,
    That's when good neighbours become good friends.
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    metallica73 got a reaction from PansPurse in Looking for advice on face to face sales.   
    You talk to your neighbours about your stack!?
     

     
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    metallica73 got a reaction from Pampfan in A Whizzing Tale   
    And its very hard to tell from just an Ebay photo sometimes.
    I would say for a non noob, although the others blatantly stand out as whizzed.... that 1964 Kennedy from pic alone looks like an UNC with lustre just from the photo.
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    metallica73 got a reaction from JohnA in Magic Year When Tarnish is Good?   
    I have no problem with numismatic coins having toning at all.... I think the problem being referred to on the other thread is on modern collectable bullion that commands a premium.
    I wouldn't immediately rule out non-tarnished coins of the 1800's as suspicious. It all depends on lustre
    Here's one of my sixpences which has original lustre....

     
     
    And here's one of my USA collection... now I suspect this has probably been cleaned even with tarnish, which is why I have been hesitant to send it for grading