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    Pipers got a reaction from jonrms in We are sorry....Group Orders are no more blame VAT registration!!!   
    When this forum was set up members who were making a larger order would ask if any other members would like to order at the same time.  I think it would be a good idea if forum members went back to doing that again.  I know i ordered quite a lot for other members for free and it is a pain in the ass if you order for to many people.  
    Remember BYB did the group orders off his own back.  He should not be pressured into doing it,  members had it good for quite a long time.   
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    Pipers reacted to sixgun in Brexit status ...   
    Immigration was one of the main reasons for the leave vote. With immigration we see the ruling parties in lock step in their actions if not their words. There are claims it will be controlled but it never is. The ruling powers are deliberately inviting in millions of foreigners. This is entirely deliberate. There are clearly advantages to them to do this.
    So whatever they say they will not reduce immigration. They will fight elections on reducing immigration and like most election promises do something else. The only way is to root them out completely and replace them by honest people who will help and represent the people - those who will put us first and not work to erase the indigenous people of Europe from the pages of history.
    The Left want immigrants b/c they believe they will vote for the Left. They also provide the fuel for their formula of identity politics. The Leftist use conflict and envy - the idea of oppressed and oppressor. Management v worker | men v women | Black v White | Gay v Straight | Transgender v Cis-gender | Jew v Gentile | Able bodied v Disabled | Old v Young | and so on and so on.
    The idea of a nation of people getting along - one where people cooperate and trust - this is what they do not want. The likes of Leftists of Hope not Hate claim to be about love but what they about is the very opposite.
    The capitalists can drive down wages and conditions so will go along with the immigration - they also see the issue of small families and the aging population - They need cheap labour and customers. There was a television comedy in the 1990's called 2.4 Children - none of the indigenous people of Europe are having anything like enough children to maintain their numbers - the solution is to import millions of people who are. The result is the destruction of the European people - the loss of their culture and their actual replacement.
    No-one is tackling these issues and if they do they are labelled White Supremacist - racist - Nazi blah blah. i think people are sick of this but too many are afraid of being called a racist or some other vacuous name.
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    Pipers reacted to KDave in Brexit status ...   
    Agreed though in the case of immigration, it's something that has never been voted for that has become the reality. It's Euro wide except for a handful of countries that either joined later, or have recently developed the democratic parties and voting blocks to start to reverse it in the case of Italy, Austria, Hungary. I can't see the UK doing the same while brexit is on, too much distraction. 
    We voted for brexit and haven't got that yet. We didn't vote for immigration yet have got rapid demographic change never before seen in our history. The UK first past the post system just keeps us distracted and offers an outlet every few years while the lib/lab/con stay in power, or that's how I see it now.
    When voting changes anything, such as a referendum, they tell us how to vote, and when we don't listen, they ignore the result and just carry on, making the right noises as they go for 3 years. It won't be long before they are telling us it isn't going to happen. Reminds me of the Tory promise to reduce immigration to the tens of thousands, now highest in 15 years which will be quarter of a million or so last year? We have no democratic power in reality, it's always been an illusion. 
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    Pipers got a reaction from Wackattak924 in We are sorry....Group Orders are no more blame VAT registration!!!   
    When this forum was set up members who were making a larger order would ask if any other members would like to order at the same time.  I think it would be a good idea if forum members went back to doing that again.  I know i ordered quite a lot for other members for free and it is a pain in the ass if you order for to many people.  
    Remember BYB did the group orders off his own back.  He should not be pressured into doing it,  members had it good for quite a long time.   
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    Pipers got a reaction from HighlandTiger in Brexit status ...   
    I voted Leave because the EU is run by and for big corporations, plus the way the EU treated Grease, Cyprus etc was disgusting.  It is true the MEPs do not make rules they just ratify them.  Remember Turkey's do not vote for Christmas.  
    My political views are probably  more left wing than most on here, though its obvious unless you are a Neo liberal you would want OUT of the EU.  Why would anyone want big business to rule over every decision and big business make up all the laws to suit them selves. 
    Right across the political spectrum if you believe in democracy the EU is just WRONG. Thats the thing with democracy you can have a Government you strongly disagree  with, yes even Corbyn but if he is elected then he should Govern.  he probably wouldn't be that bad because the rest of the labour party wouldn't let him pass law on most of his socialist ideas , maybe nationalise the utilities at most. Same with the right wing of the Conseratives they probably bring in more free market ideas but  again they would be stopped by the rest of the Tory party if they decided to privatised the NHS. 
    Back to the EU, IN my view it started off many years ago as an excellent idea as a free trade area common market.  Common Market Cheap food for the people, easy trade for companies between the member countries, then it went wrong.  The EU resembles more of a corporate Fascist superstate now, another reason to leave.
    We were given a vote the uk voted to leave the EU, its easy we just leave.  Remember its the EU who are being awkward.  The Irish boarder can stay the same as far as the UK is concerned, its the EU being awkward and the EU who will break the Good Friday agreement not the UK or the Irish. 
    The UK population are being nudged by the media constantly, the media are part of the problem.  If you sit back you can see the media are behaving similar to George Orwell's Ministry of Truth.  We are at the point now where it is nearly accepted that a uk wide democratic vote  is being totally ignored.  The population are being washed into believing only bad things will happen if we carry out the will of the people. (Edit) The media are peddling.  An alternative will have to be found or we will have another vote to get the right result.  
    We must not let the politicians con the population into having another vote.                   
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    Pipers got a reaction from KDave in Brexit status ...   
    I voted Leave because the EU is run by and for big corporations, plus the way the EU treated Grease, Cyprus etc was disgusting.  It is true the MEPs do not make rules they just ratify them.  Remember Turkey's do not vote for Christmas.  
    My political views are probably  more left wing than most on here, though its obvious unless you are a Neo liberal you would want OUT of the EU.  Why would anyone want big business to rule over every decision and big business make up all the laws to suit them selves. 
    Right across the political spectrum if you believe in democracy the EU is just WRONG. Thats the thing with democracy you can have a Government you strongly disagree  with, yes even Corbyn but if he is elected then he should Govern.  he probably wouldn't be that bad because the rest of the labour party wouldn't let him pass law on most of his socialist ideas , maybe nationalise the utilities at most. Same with the right wing of the Conseratives they probably bring in more free market ideas but  again they would be stopped by the rest of the Tory party if they decided to privatised the NHS. 
    Back to the EU, IN my view it started off many years ago as an excellent idea as a free trade area common market.  Common Market Cheap food for the people, easy trade for companies between the member countries, then it went wrong.  The EU resembles more of a corporate Fascist superstate now, another reason to leave.
    We were given a vote the uk voted to leave the EU, its easy we just leave.  Remember its the EU who are being awkward.  The Irish boarder can stay the same as far as the UK is concerned, its the EU being awkward and the EU who will break the Good Friday agreement not the UK or the Irish. 
    The UK population are being nudged by the media constantly, the media are part of the problem.  If you sit back you can see the media are behaving similar to George Orwell's Ministry of Truth.  We are at the point now where it is nearly accepted that a uk wide democratic vote  is being totally ignored.  The population are being washed into believing only bad things will happen if we carry out the will of the people. (Edit) The media are peddling.  An alternative will have to be found or we will have another vote to get the right result.  
    We must not let the politicians con the population into having another vote.                   
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    Pipers got a reaction from AppleZippoandMetronome in Brexit status ...   
    I voted Leave because the EU is run by and for big corporations, plus the way the EU treated Grease, Cyprus etc was disgusting.  It is true the MEPs do not make rules they just ratify them.  Remember Turkey's do not vote for Christmas.  
    My political views are probably  more left wing than most on here, though its obvious unless you are a Neo liberal you would want OUT of the EU.  Why would anyone want big business to rule over every decision and big business make up all the laws to suit them selves. 
    Right across the political spectrum if you believe in democracy the EU is just WRONG. Thats the thing with democracy you can have a Government you strongly disagree  with, yes even Corbyn but if he is elected then he should Govern.  he probably wouldn't be that bad because the rest of the labour party wouldn't let him pass law on most of his socialist ideas , maybe nationalise the utilities at most. Same with the right wing of the Conseratives they probably bring in more free market ideas but  again they would be stopped by the rest of the Tory party if they decided to privatised the NHS. 
    Back to the EU, IN my view it started off many years ago as an excellent idea as a free trade area common market.  Common Market Cheap food for the people, easy trade for companies between the member countries, then it went wrong.  The EU resembles more of a corporate Fascist superstate now, another reason to leave.
    We were given a vote the uk voted to leave the EU, its easy we just leave.  Remember its the EU who are being awkward.  The Irish boarder can stay the same as far as the UK is concerned, its the EU being awkward and the EU who will break the Good Friday agreement not the UK or the Irish. 
    The UK population are being nudged by the media constantly, the media are part of the problem.  If you sit back you can see the media are behaving similar to George Orwell's Ministry of Truth.  We are at the point now where it is nearly accepted that a uk wide democratic vote  is being totally ignored.  The population are being washed into believing only bad things will happen if we carry out the will of the people. (Edit) The media are peddling.  An alternative will have to be found or we will have another vote to get the right result.  
    We must not let the politicians con the population into having another vote.                   
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    Pipers got a reaction from universalcurrency in Brexit status ...   
    I voted Leave because the EU is run by and for big corporations, plus the way the EU treated Grease, Cyprus etc was disgusting.  It is true the MEPs do not make rules they just ratify them.  Remember Turkey's do not vote for Christmas.  
    My political views are probably  more left wing than most on here, though its obvious unless you are a Neo liberal you would want OUT of the EU.  Why would anyone want big business to rule over every decision and big business make up all the laws to suit them selves. 
    Right across the political spectrum if you believe in democracy the EU is just WRONG. Thats the thing with democracy you can have a Government you strongly disagree  with, yes even Corbyn but if he is elected then he should Govern.  he probably wouldn't be that bad because the rest of the labour party wouldn't let him pass law on most of his socialist ideas , maybe nationalise the utilities at most. Same with the right wing of the Conseratives they probably bring in more free market ideas but  again they would be stopped by the rest of the Tory party if they decided to privatised the NHS. 
    Back to the EU, IN my view it started off many years ago as an excellent idea as a free trade area common market.  Common Market Cheap food for the people, easy trade for companies between the member countries, then it went wrong.  The EU resembles more of a corporate Fascist superstate now, another reason to leave.
    We were given a vote the uk voted to leave the EU, its easy we just leave.  Remember its the EU who are being awkward.  The Irish boarder can stay the same as far as the UK is concerned, its the EU being awkward and the EU who will break the Good Friday agreement not the UK or the Irish. 
    The UK population are being nudged by the media constantly, the media are part of the problem.  If you sit back you can see the media are behaving similar to George Orwell's Ministry of Truth.  We are at the point now where it is nearly accepted that a uk wide democratic vote  is being totally ignored.  The population are being washed into believing only bad things will happen if we carry out the will of the people. (Edit) The media are peddling.  An alternative will have to be found or we will have another vote to get the right result.  
    We must not let the politicians con the population into having another vote.                   
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    Pipers got a reaction from Derv in Brexit status ...   
    I voted Leave because the EU is run by and for big corporations, plus the way the EU treated Grease, Cyprus etc was disgusting.  It is true the MEPs do not make rules they just ratify them.  Remember Turkey's do not vote for Christmas.  
    My political views are probably  more left wing than most on here, though its obvious unless you are a Neo liberal you would want OUT of the EU.  Why would anyone want big business to rule over every decision and big business make up all the laws to suit them selves. 
    Right across the political spectrum if you believe in democracy the EU is just WRONG. Thats the thing with democracy you can have a Government you strongly disagree  with, yes even Corbyn but if he is elected then he should Govern.  he probably wouldn't be that bad because the rest of the labour party wouldn't let him pass law on most of his socialist ideas , maybe nationalise the utilities at most. Same with the right wing of the Conseratives they probably bring in more free market ideas but  again they would be stopped by the rest of the Tory party if they decided to privatised the NHS. 
    Back to the EU, IN my view it started off many years ago as an excellent idea as a free trade area common market.  Common Market Cheap food for the people, easy trade for companies between the member countries, then it went wrong.  The EU resembles more of a corporate Fascist superstate now, another reason to leave.
    We were given a vote the uk voted to leave the EU, its easy we just leave.  Remember its the EU who are being awkward.  The Irish boarder can stay the same as far as the UK is concerned, its the EU being awkward and the EU who will break the Good Friday agreement not the UK or the Irish. 
    The UK population are being nudged by the media constantly, the media are part of the problem.  If you sit back you can see the media are behaving similar to George Orwell's Ministry of Truth.  We are at the point now where it is nearly accepted that a uk wide democratic vote  is being totally ignored.  The population are being washed into believing only bad things will happen if we carry out the will of the people. (Edit) The media are peddling.  An alternative will have to be found or we will have another vote to get the right result.  
    We must not let the politicians con the population into having another vote.                   
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    Pipers reacted to KDave in Brexit status ...   
    Right so if just one person is 'misinformed' in any future election then it can be overturned by court precedent. In other words, democracy is whatever the money and power says it is. AKA democracy is dead in Switzerland. 
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    Pipers reacted to Derv in Brexit status ...   
    I sometimes think that's the plan.
    Get everyone disillusioned with the long drawn out false promises. Throw in a few scare tactics and fear mongering to boot then the populace will beg for a deal, any deal, as long as it ends the uncertainty.
    Project fear is in full swing it seems
     
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    Pipers reacted to KDave in Brexit status ...   
    I respectfully disagree its not that simple. Jacob Rees Mogg was the tory poster boy for Brexit and at the last minute he put party first and supported May's deal. Tories will put party before country it is how the party reward/motivation culture works, and the function of the party whip structure. To put your trust in them again after the last few years is just trying the same thing again and expecting a different result. Insanity. Nothing will change if you vote for the same party that led us here regardless of what they promise.
    Agree on Labour, they ran on a platform of respecting the referendum yet look at the indicative votes in parliament, they are staunch remain almost across the board. Many of them are now sat in parliament holding their personal remain position after being elected on Brexiteer votes. Liars and traitors all. 
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    Pipers got a reaction from AndrewSL76 in We are sorry....Group Orders are no more blame VAT registration!!!   
    When this forum was set up members who were making a larger order would ask if any other members would like to order at the same time.  I think it would be a good idea if forum members went back to doing that again.  I know i ordered quite a lot for other members for free and it is a pain in the ass if you order for to many people.  
    Remember BYB did the group orders off his own back.  He should not be pressured into doing it,  members had it good for quite a long time.   
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    Pipers got a reaction from Rat in We are sorry....Group Orders are no more blame VAT registration!!!   
    When this forum was set up members who were making a larger order would ask if any other members would like to order at the same time.  I think it would be a good idea if forum members went back to doing that again.  I know i ordered quite a lot for other members for free and it is a pain in the ass if you order for to many people.  
    Remember BYB did the group orders off his own back.  He should not be pressured into doing it,  members had it good for quite a long time.   
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    Pipers got a reaction from KDave in We are sorry....Group Orders are no more blame VAT registration!!!   
    When this forum was set up members who were making a larger order would ask if any other members would like to order at the same time.  I think it would be a good idea if forum members went back to doing that again.  I know i ordered quite a lot for other members for free and it is a pain in the ass if you order for to many people.  
    Remember BYB did the group orders off his own back.  He should not be pressured into doing it,  members had it good for quite a long time.   
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    Pipers got a reaction from BackyardBullion in We are sorry....Group Orders are no more blame VAT registration!!!   
    When this forum was set up members who were making a larger order would ask if any other members would like to order at the same time.  I think it would be a good idea if forum members went back to doing that again.  I know i ordered quite a lot for other members for free and it is a pain in the ass if you order for to many people.  
    Remember BYB did the group orders off his own back.  He should not be pressured into doing it,  members had it good for quite a long time.   
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    Pipers reacted to KDave in I made a huge mistake - assay test failure!   
    That's an excellent sales pitch. The gold will retain its value if you melt and refine it? Another way of saying the metal is not worth what was paid. It's now a collectors item that can be sold to others who know/trust byb? Another description would be - an extremely limited market for resale. 
    Let's be honest please all these sales pitches are too much. It's not an art bar it's a mistake, the thread title says it, the video says it. The customer is happy to take the hit on his gold. It seems everyone has different reasoning as to why. 
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    Pipers reacted to KDave in I made a huge mistake - assay test failure!   
    Am I reading this right, call me devils advocate here. Someone has bought a bar of gold and paid spot price for the weight - plus a premium - and in return received a bar that isn't 999 fine and doesn't have a hallmark or way to easily prove authenticity or carat of the metal. At least the buyer is happy though I don't know why. 
    How do you sell on a bar of gold like this? Is it now a collectors item? 
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    Pipers got a reaction from harrygill111 in We are sorry....Group Orders are no more blame VAT registration!!!   
    BYB is right to be cautious.  The last thing he needs is a big tax bill for a service that he was doing as a favour. 
    Anyway someone else could do it, if BYB cannot. 
     
     
     
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    Pipers reacted to jonrms in Packages are being sent tomorrow   
    My hobby and first sales. 
    But an explanation too. 
     
     
     
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    Pipers reacted to BleyerBullion in Sovereigns from Harrington & Byrne.   
    *cough*totallboll**cks*cough*  😂
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    Pipers got a reaction from jonrms in I made a huge mistake - assay test failure!   
    I would like to say this.
    I collect antique silver, the Edinburgh  assay Office are world renowned.  This is why people use the Edinburgh assay Office it puts a premium on  products for quality that customers can rely on for many many years to come.    
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    Pipers reacted to Martlet in I made a huge mistake - assay test failure!   
    I dont follow why it couldn't be marked at lower purity?  Presumably it failed a test for "this is 24 ct gold", but would have passed "this 22ct" and could have gone on for the drilling test.  I see in comments that its closed now, I suppose the question is why this wasn't explored further, or go into more detail on the assay process?
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    Pipers reacted to Gildeon in I made a huge mistake - assay test failure!   
    Maybe a silly question but if instead you decided to work with 18 or less karats gold , when one of the other elements is silver, wouldn't it solve the silver presence issue?
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    Pipers reacted to KDave in Brexit status ...   
    Old news but the EU has agreed 31st October as a new deadline.
    I think the plan being that if May can get the surrender treaty through parliament by 23rd May, we will become a vassal state of the EU on the 1st of June. Fourth time lucky. It depends on her cross party talks with labour now I guess? If Corbyn gets his lot to support the deal on the fourth attempt then its over and everyone is to blame (tory/labour), but it will have to be in exchange for something big. Can she offer to call a general election in exchange for support from labour? She has betrayed the country why not her party too? Can she do this? 
    If labour do not agree to support her and the majority of MP's manage to resist the strong desire to just give in and surrender, then there will be EU elections for us all to vote in next month. The result I expect will many new anti-EU MEP's heading into the EU in June, to cause as much chaos as possible. Though this is a side show. We would ultimately be back to the previous options between now and October - May resigning, general election, second referendum or wait until 31st October for a third attempt to leave no deal. 
    We have been remaining in the EU for the past two years under Article 50, its just been status quo with some background noise about Brexit on the news. Now we have another 6 months of the status quo with more background noise. Then who knows, probably more status quo? What do you reckon?