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    Bullionaire reacted to dicker in Tight lines- fishing and angling   
    Very nice to hear @Oldun Golden times.
    There is nothing quite like it - whether fishing for pike using deadbeat in the frosty dead of winter, or fly fishing on a lake in the blazing sun of the summer.
    My observations are:
    (1) Fishermen are friendly and overall a very nice bunch of people
    (2) Fishing people come from all walks of life and when fishing all are equal
    (3) My worries disappear when alone with nature - particularly when fishing from a boat on a lake / reservoir d
    (4) My children love fishing even though they are from a electronic device generation
    Have a good weekend all
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    Bullionaire reacted to Milkyo in Ebay story (every seller's nightmare)   
    Yeah that's a good read.   You really are selling a lot, it's good that scammers are rare. Problem I had posting from Ireland is that I was finding it hard to sell much with registered post adding so much to the cost. So I took a chance with standard post and  who would believe it a Romanian living in Dublin buys one of the first coins.  A week later I get a message saying item not received, refund me.  A bit of research later on the guy and it shows he has 30 item not received cases against sellers in the last 6 months alone.  He then leaves the most terrible feedback against sellers as a way of extortion basically. I contact eBay. Yadayadayada.    I message some others who were scammed by him. They are furious and say they also reported him. Nothing done.  So I informed the guy I was a serving member of the police force and sent him some links from the police website regarding fraud and what a terribly serious offence it is  and that ebay are investigating him also 👮‍♂️Amazingly I got a message a week later saying the item had arrived 🤔 Still waiting for him to leave me dirty feedback though cos he is that kinda guy. 
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    Bullionaire reacted to Emanuel in Ebay story (every seller's nightmare)   
    Hi guys! Just wanted to share with you my story with an ebay sale. 
    Few weeks ago, I sold a 500g Silver bar. After 1 week, I get the message from the buyer that the bar was fake and he wants to return it for a refund. He also asks me to pay for return postage, although the item as advertised as no returns accepted. The buyer had around 13 feedback (out of which  4 negative as a seller mainly-only checked when he requested refund). Moving on, he could not provide any evidence of the bar being fake and I asked ebay to intervene. Called them few times and they mentioned I will get the money back as the buyer is not eligible for returns. When he saw that there was no success with ebay, the scammer went through paypal and opened a claim there. 
    Although ebay was supporting me, they could not do anything since the new claim was with paypal. After explaining everything again (and warning paypal that this guy is a scammer and will return an empty package or something else inside the package), paypal decides to have the buyer return the bar, with the funds on hold. After 1 week, I finally receive the famous package: with 0.019kg weight!! When I saw this on the RM label, I immediately decided to record opening the package to have it as evidence. Now, the tracking number was matching with the one the guy filled on paypal so he could not imply that I exchanged the package with another one. 
    When I was trying to add evidence on the claim on paypal, they automatically just refunded the money to the scammer as the parcel was received (that made go nuts). Anyway, I filed a police fraud report straight away and contacted paypal on different platforms (twitter, their messaging centre and by phone-no staff available on the phone) and the guys on twitter were really helpful and appealed the decision for me. Then, I was able to provide full evidence on the messaging centre and finally, today, I found out that the case was closed in my favour. 
    Now, I was lucky because the scammer did not fill the parcel with something more heavy (but even if he did, recording should be enough and I recommend you do that if you get in my position). 
    How could someone avoid this in the future? What I do now, I ask any buyers with less than 40 feedback or any negative feedback in the last 12 months to pay with bank transfer (If someone is a genuine buyer and you, as a seller, have plenty of positive feedback, should not be turned down-otherwise, better no sale than losing out money or products!) 
    I hope someone finds this helpful and make sure you take precautions, not just when buying but even when selling! 
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    Bullionaire reacted to Squashie in Today I Received.....   
    So after lots of research, I finally took the plunge and today have received my first PM! Very happy, two the same, lovely coins. Many thanks to @GoldenPhil who made the process very easy, and was patient with me as a novice!

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    Bullionaire got a reaction from richatthecroft in Today I Received.....   
    Oh wow. Definitely a good decision. It looks like a proof coin anyway!
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    Bullionaire got a reaction from Troy77 in Today I Received.....   
    Oh wow. Definitely a good decision. It looks like a proof coin anyway!
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    Bullionaire got a reaction from Nick1368 in Today I Received.....   
    Oh wow. Definitely a good decision. It looks like a proof coin anyway!
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    Bullionaire got a reaction from McDougall in Today I Received.....   
    Oh wow. Definitely a good decision. It looks like a proof coin anyway!
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    Bullionaire reacted to Nick1368 in Today I Received.....   
    After some advice from a forum member, decided  to buy this 1989 Quintuple Bullion sovereign instead of a 1989 proof double sovereign.

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    Bullionaire reacted to firestacker in Today I Received.....   
    Due to covid-19 I've been waiting on some of my silver to arrive for months so I haven't been able to post anything until now. 
    Silver has gone up since 🙂

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    Bullionaire reacted to Hayden777 in Today I Received.....   
    These beauty’s arrived today fresh from Germany, possibly the nicest 1oz bars around. 

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    Bullionaire got a reaction from damok666 in Today I Received.....   
    Such a nice design
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    Bullionaire reacted to Troy77 in Today I Received.....   
    Today has been a good day.
    Many thanks to @RiverbankSilver

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    Bullionaire reacted to Jamesd in Today I Received.....   
    Thanks BYB. So happy to get my hands on these beauties. #1 and #2 😀

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    Bullionaire reacted to PapaLazarou in Today I Received.....   
    Courtesy of RMSD, the RM Silver Proof 2011 Collection.
    This set is greatly undervalued given the little-known fact that it contains two very rare coins. And not the ones one might expect.
    Another very attractive 925 example imo - and therein lurks my silver shieldback £1 quarry. Just two more to find.

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    Bullionaire reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in Today I Received.....   
    Got these 1/10 royal arms, was going to sell them but decided I like them too much!! Also this cute little replica eagle. Just under 1gm 22ct. 

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    Bullionaire got a reaction from UnoWho in Today I Received.....   
    Such a nice design
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    Bullionaire reacted to vand in £3000 in stock market?   
    I agree with Pipers.
    People buying and selling within a matter of months are not investing, they're just speculating. 
    Even if you have zero commission there is bid/ask spread and stamp dury to consider. The research all shows that those who do best in stocks buy and hold for between 1-5 years or longer. Zero commission doesn't prevent you from engaging in suboptimal behaviour; in fact it magnifies it.
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    Bullionaire got a reaction from OriginalS in Today I Received.....   
    Such a nice design
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    Bullionaire reacted to PapaLazarou in Today I Received.....   
    The increasingly elusive silver proof 2009 1oz "Kangaroo at Sunset" was the first time this design was available in this weight. The F12 privy was succeeded by the F15 in 2010-11, and the "Kangaroo in the Outback" issues of 2012-14. The mintage of just 4,000 was the lowest of the 12 BU and Proof coins.

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    Bullionaire got a reaction from Goldfinga in GOLD DEALS - (UK & Europe) See a deal, post it here   
    I wish they would sell out so I wouldn't keep getting tempted!
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    Bullionaire got a reaction from Xander in GOLD DEALS - (UK & Europe) See a deal, post it here   
    I wish they would sell out so I wouldn't keep getting tempted!
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    Bullionaire reacted to vand in Current stock markets are terrifying   
    It's important to distinguish between Secular and cyclical trends. Secular trends are driven by long term permanent changes to the nature of captial markets. Cyclical trends revolve around the short term business cycle.
    US markets have been in an ongoing secular bull market for 38 years since 1982 with the occassional cyclical bear market along the way;
    UK market arguably the secular bull only ran to between 1982 - 2000, and we have been in a long term secular bear since then with the occassional cyclical bull
    The difference is the US has a more dynamic culture and economy which enbraced the tech revolution even through the bursting of the tech bubble, so today their economy is larger and more productive because of the long term changes this trend brough about. UK market is still mired in financials, energy and consumer staples. No Amazons/Google/Netflixes to boast about.. we made property rather than entrepreneurism our national pasttime.
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