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  1. Just happened to catch this on the box last night. A woman and her husband selling some gold coins they'd bought off the Jubilee Mint (H&B sidekick). They were probably lucky enough as the main coins, a Britannia and a Sovereign, looked as if they were bought mint in 2014 so the rise in gold price since then had likely offset the high premiums they'd probably paid for all their little collection from this non-bullion dealer. She never said how much they'd paid though - just had a realistic expectation for what they wanted for them now. Less than 6 mins - just put up for interest
  2. I'm ready to dip my toe back in and this is a great comparison site, really helpful. Cheers.
  3. Advert in today's paper confirming that although their proof reader has clearly been on the sauce - order form still says £289. None of these 'alternative' providers are really that competitive anymore so probably better to stick to the proper bullion dealers IMO. Besides if they apply that 3 per household max cumulatively, I'll not be able to go again to 2021 anyway 😀
  4. I see they've a half page ad in the Sun today for up to 2 half sovs at £129.99 each (on the website too). I'm still not going to bother though after the trouble others had.
  5. You've probably had a lucky escape there. If the BC had a theme song, surely it would be this
  6. I just don't bother answering if I don't recognise the number, then look it up on https://who-called.co.uk/ to see if anybody else had it around the same day or week and what it was, and then block it permanently on BT call protect (or my phone but it only holds 30) if it's reported as a spammer from someone who answered. The spammers always come back with new spoofed numbers but I think the less you answer, the more your number gets knocked off their hit lists, hopefully anyway.
  7. Bloody hell, he looks in an awful state whatever the full story. You need one of the John West salmon boyos in your corner
  8. I found another relatively recent link from companies house, only published on 10 June it says, that doesn't make for good reading either and kind of backs up what you're saying there @Pipers https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5cf8f3a4e5274a5f1a84ca37/Mr_G_Webb_v_The_Buckingham_Collection_Limited_-_1401239.2019_-_Judgment_-_6.6.19.pdf
  9. I see one of Grumpy's relatives is seeking a new home on ebay 😀 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gold-Metal-Sparkly-Turtle-Trinket-Box-Metallic-Jewellry/173936542463?hash=item287f6d02ff:g:47UAAOSwl7dc-YOS
  10. This is terrible tbh. I really hope you all get sorted with refunds at least. If I'd have seen at least one picture post in 'today I received' from the BC, I'd have likely been in the same boat, as that's what eventually prompted me into trying out H&B. As RichRock has posted from companies house, they seem to have a fishy record of regularly changing company names and addresses all round Bournemouth, and hardselling things like washing machine insurance. I found a couple more interesting links from sites I'd use myself when I don't recognise a phone number coming up on the display. The Royston middle name makes googling a bit easier, where people mention it. https://www.unknownphone.com/search.php?num=03332120815 https://who-called.co.uk/Number/03332128954
  11. I could definitely see the whole business model of selling lots of loss leaders subsidised by subsequent smaller sales of overpriced coins falling apart depending on when you started up. If H&B started in 2014 according to cos house, they had a handy 2 years of generally falling gold prices for the model to bed in, and ultimately see them through 'bad/expensive' years. If BC only started up towards the end of last year, the uptrend on gold since could very quickly knock them out. Bad/unlucky timing. I'm maybe reading too much into it all
  12. Good stuff. I'm glad I sat Buckingham out though to see others experiences first. Even for the value sovs, I couldn't have handled the wait you lads are going through. I saw this on google reviews (last one from steve sharp) so it must be in their T&C