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    Pipers got a reaction from HighlandTiger in Cheapest place for junk silver   
    Flatware and Hollowware are not junk, some very good quality stuff out there near spot.   I have had some excellent finds nearly all will be sold at 89% of spot.  
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    Pipers reacted to KDave in Brexit status ...   
    They can't give us a good deal or it's over for the project. As I say, the rest of Europe is watching and if we do well, the rest will want deals of their own. WTO brexit is coming for that reason.
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    Pipers got a reaction from KDave in Auctions are insane   
    #scottishstackerdave on you tube
     
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    Pipers reacted to Martlet in Brexit status ...   
    Remainers are not happy with the deal and many MP only vote for it reluctantly, accepting the outcome of the vote.  Those that want to leave reject it because its not good enough, but dont offer a workable alternative.  Given the choices of accept sub-optimal withdraw, abort and start again or exit without a plan, the hard brexiteers want the third, most disruptive and divisive option.  There is no electoral advantage, only the vague notion they force the EU into a position to re-negotiate.  The EU are done with it.  Conservatives will be done as well, because every economic and other policy ailment will be blamed on no deal exit and they will be punished at the ballot box, including millions that voted to leave.
    Its an absolute mess and the very suggestion of suspending parliament to bypass it is affront to our democracy, the sort of cynical action id expect of the EU. 
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    Pipers got a reaction from HighlandTiger in Auctions are insane   
    #scottishstackerdave on you tube
     
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    Pipers got a reaction from HighlandTiger in Auctions are insane   
    This is what i posted a few weeks ago.  see below!
      As you can see, i had no idea about your coin or the said youtube video that  #scottishstackerdave (who i do not know) put out, but i do have experiences with Gothic Crowns at Auctions and people being shilled.  Indeed i have been shilled in the past and its very hurtful when you find out that so called friends have been tricking (fooling 'conning') you, giving  you the  wrong advise in a friendly way while pumping the price. Shill bidding is illegal in the UK , EU .  I think its very bad form what you did driving the price up on ebay, you even admitted it in your post that you said you did 'try getting the price up' or words to that effect.   You should be ashamed of yourself.
    You then had my posts removed and the thread removed. I looked at the rules and ok it was most probably because it was in the sales section.  This is not in the sales section it is the general precious metals .  I am responding to your comment to me.    
     
     
     
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    Pipers got a reaction from KDave in Auctions are insane   
    This is what i posted a few weeks ago.  see below!
      As you can see, i had no idea about your coin or the said youtube video that  #scottishstackerdave (who i do not know) put out, but i do have experiences with Gothic Crowns at Auctions and people being shilled.  Indeed i have been shilled in the past and its very hurtful when you find out that so called friends have been tricking (fooling 'conning') you, giving  you the  wrong advise in a friendly way while pumping the price. Shill bidding is illegal in the UK , EU .  I think its very bad form what you did driving the price up on ebay, you even admitted it in your post that you said you did 'try getting the price up' or words to that effect.   You should be ashamed of yourself.
    You then had my posts removed and the thread removed. I looked at the rules and ok it was most probably because it was in the sales section.  This is not in the sales section it is the general precious metals .  I am responding to your comment to me.    
     
     
     
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    Pipers reacted to dicker in Michael H   
    Just an observation from me that is NOT intended as stirring the pot or to wind things up - just my personal view. 
    About 8 years ago the people I know on the dodgier end of the business spectrum all moved into renewable energy - I think driven by government grants, and companies spending big on renewable companies  
    Those same people are all now seem to be starting or involved in new crypto currencies.  
    Caveat emptor! There are clearly some really good Crypos out there so select carefully and it makes sense to spread total cash invested across a number of investments.
    Note: I am not suggesting the Crypto above is dodgy.
    Best
    Dicker
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    Pipers got a reaction from HighlandTiger in Gold sold - my lessons learned   
    In the past i sold most of my stack which was gold,  I agree selling gold coins in around 2011 was easy all i had was sovereigns and Krugerrand's.  Now i have silver too IMO a bad decision although i will sell quickly to a dealer at the right time for me.  With my flatware and hollow ware i will also sell to a dealer may be in the  London vaults I'm not sure yet.   
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    Pipers reacted to vand in £GBP heading to oblivion   
    I was mulling over the question: is Britain in long term decline? Looking at the long term performance of GBP I would have to conclude YES.
    https://www.poundsterlinglive.com/bank-of-england-spot/historical-effective-exchange-rates/GBP-history
    Sterling has never been this weak, and imo it's not just a temporary Brexit phenomenon. The decades we have spent enticing people to pile into bricks and mortar instead of into business and enterprises that actually produce something of value have had a pronounced long term effect that has made us all worse off. We are now living the long term effects of 3 previous housing booms.
     
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    Pipers got a reaction from Fastnick in So who has got to Bercow?   
    No he is playing a longer game,  he is stopping amendments now for when September comes so he can play his hand even if Parliament is closed.  Remember Blair tried to close Parliament and it didn't work.  Only then he can point back and say look i stopped those amendments.  
    As for the house of Lords, Johnson won't give him a Peerage anyway, he will have to wait for a few years and he knows it. 
    May brought back the same legislation how many times?  The fact is its down to the numbers of Conservative MPs who voted against their own leader what ever she brought forward and i believe the same will happen again under a new leader.  The only way out of this will be a General election, I am sure the new leader will give it a go and should have a go, but after that a General Election must be called.     
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    Pipers reacted to kimchi in Change the video section?   
    Aha! @ChrisSIlver's 'stealth account' discovered?!!

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    Pipers got a reaction from AuricGoldfinger in Lets talk watches!   
    Fine collection Mr George, I myself am a budget man have been for many years since I have been married.  I do though have a start of a collection of pocket watches Lancaster Chester.  As far a wrist watches go I am a Japanese man.
     
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    Pipers got a reaction from goldmember44 in Sovereigns from the Buckingham Collection   
    With all the falled  businesses how does this man get away with it, how is he able to to get facilities with PayPal and credit cards. 
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    Pipers reacted to Mcgrimes in Sovereigns from the Buckingham Collection   
    @HighlandTiger - from the same article:
     - As the Ombudsman route is easier (and allows you to go to court after if you don’t like what it says, but it doesn’t work the other way round) my preference is to stick with it – which means following its interpretation, which is pretty clear that in most cases it won’t uphold Section 75 claims via PayPal.
    But, you can chargeback (generally):
    - If your card is used directly through PayPal. If there’s no money loaded and your card is used directly to make a transaction through PayPal then chargeback should apply.
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    Pipers got a reaction from Goldflinger in Sovereigns from the Buckingham Collection   
    This company who i would not buy from again.  Remember he was supplying new coins not older coins, we thought he had a business plan of a loss leader then sell higher marked up proof coins.
      IMO I believe, i have no proof and this is an opinion, he uses the money coming in to buy the coins for previous months customers and he had hoped the market was going to carry on into a summer bear market after brexit not a bad call at the time but the wrong call as we now know.  He should of refunded all who wanted a refund.  The fact he has not means he has used the money and it is not there. If i was running his business and a customer asked for a refund when they had bought a sovereign at £240 inc  delivery i would refund straight away because i would know i could sell that coin for £30 more! IMO The fact he refuses to refund should tell anyone there is something wrong.    
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    Pipers got a reaction from goldmember44 in Sovereigns from the Buckingham Collection   
    This company who i would not buy from again.  Remember he was supplying new coins not older coins, we thought he had a business plan of a loss leader then sell higher marked up proof coins.
      IMO I believe, i have no proof and this is an opinion, he uses the money coming in to buy the coins for previous months customers and he had hoped the market was going to carry on into a summer bear market after brexit not a bad call at the time but the wrong call as we now know.  He should of refunded all who wanted a refund.  The fact he has not means he has used the money and it is not there. If i was running his business and a customer asked for a refund when they had bought a sovereign at £240 inc  delivery i would refund straight away because i would know i could sell that coin for £30 more! IMO The fact he refuses to refund should tell anyone there is something wrong.    
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    Pipers got a reaction from Fastnick in Gold high spot price   
    Neither you or me  knows how much a certain person holds! 🙂 
    Anyway, I cannot see a reason to sell ready bought silver and IMO silver could be a good buy,  remember if this is a new bull market in Gold and Gold reaches $1550 -$1600 then the ones late in will look around for bargains and thats when silver and maybe (not sure) platinum will be bought, only time will tell if this is a bull market and my advise is to keep your hats on and buy sensibly do not over stretch in case gold gets smashed. 
        
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    Pipers got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in Potentially Forged 1912 Full Sov   
    There is a lot of detail on the hair moustache and  the ear looks wrong to me and the fields look not right for a coin with such detail that is over one hundred years old, ask sov steve
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    Pipers got a reaction from HighlandTiger in Gold high spot price   
    I have both bought and sold on this forum and apart from one idiot who wanted a proof for the price of a bullion coin ( i sold a coin for 0.5 above spot) i have never had a problem. 
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    Pipers got a reaction from AlL in Gold stacking strategies   
    If you want to stack gold coins then think about where are you going to sell them.  This is why sovereigns are popular in the UK.  You can sell them in any town in the country quickly up to 4 in one go no questions asked.  If you are going to want to sell fast then i would recommend a vault eg one of the many London vaults goldmoney bullionvault use them plus many other companies out there though be warned do not use a bank as the bank owns deposits unlike goldmoney and bullionvault etc.  
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    Pipers got a reaction from AlL in Auctions are insane   
    There is a lot of shilling that goes on at Auction houses (not the premium ones) lots of bidders get shilled at local Auctions and when you are not there you have absolutely no idea shill bidding has happened.  Even when you are there its hard to spot, one way to spot if it is going on is to check how many lots are sold for the bottom reserved price when there has only been 2 bidders; infact there has only been one bidder the auctioneer or the seller has driven the price up to the reserve price.   if this is happened to you and it is not that easy to spot you have been shilled out of money maybe hundreds of pounds!  Of course they the Auctioneer and the seller will pretend to be your friend to keep you going back to shill you more and more.  One more thing you will not know who the seller is unless someone else tells you, or you are in the Auction house the same time the seller is putting items in to sell.
    If buying coins from a local Auction i would recommend photographing the coin at the viewing as you will be bidding on that coin in the condition you viewed it as.  I also recommend being at the Auction if possible, when you collect the coin (if you obtained it) you will need to examine it there so that includes weighing, comparing with the photo to make sure the coin has not been swapped.Also do not buy a coin you do not know anything about. 
    I will also say the amount of Gothic Crowns in local Auctions is incredible, at first i just didn't buy them because i wasn't sure then before i bought one it dawned on me they must be fake otherwise they would be sold at one of the major Auction houses in London, they are all sold as gothic crowns they fetch decent prices.  The next most popular crown is the George crown that go for ridicules prices, those to are fakes but are sold as crowns and the same with 1887 1889 etc.          
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    Pipers got a reaction from caloundracats in Jo Brand   
    Free speech, but you should be responsible for what you say.  If Tommy Robinson had said that joke he would of been arrested, for inciting hatred. 
    Brand could of talked about throwing 'pig/cow/dog sh-t over certain people this would be provocative/disgusting and at the same time funny but without the charge of being dangerous and violent. 
    IMO Brand new what she was saying. 
          
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    Pipers got a reaction from RichRock in Sovereigns from the Buckingham Collection   
    yeah i paid by credit card only and am going to claim if my coin does no arrive on saturday.  
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    Pipers got a reaction from HighlandTiger in Gold stacking strategies   
    If you want to stack gold coins then think about where are you going to sell them.  This is why sovereigns are popular in the UK.  You can sell them in any town in the country quickly up to 4 in one go no questions asked.  If you are going to want to sell fast then i would recommend a vault eg one of the many London vaults goldmoney bullionvault use them plus many other companies out there though be warned do not use a bank as the bank owns deposits unlike goldmoney and bullionvault etc.