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Abyss last won the day on October 19 2021

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    Silver and Gold.

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  1. Selling on eBay / Facebook groups or TSF with high quality photos, weighted on scales with calliper and your handle name with a date is always the best way to establish trust your a genuine seller and distance yourself from other sellers. Reduce the possibility of a dispute every seller wants to try and avoid at all costs.
  2. I have never heard of them before but a few simple checks Trust Pilot review zero https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/buygoldsilverbullion.org Date website registered https://who.is/whois/buygoldsilverbullion.org Selling gold below spot https://buygoldsilverbullion.org/product/canada-1-oz-gold-maple-leaf-999-fine-random-year/ I think I am getting a tingly feeling and my spider sense is being triggered…..
  3. Glad resolved with a full refund I sure this has caused some sleepless nights. Some very good bullet points unfortunately in the UK delivery firms are still signing on behalf recipients before posting the items through the letter box or ringing the bell leaving the parcel on you door. I have a ring door bell with subscription service and whenever I take a package I fully inspect in front of the camera and if the package tampered in any way I will say so to the door camera before taking the package into my home and unboxed on camera. Once the courier signs on your behalf and hands over the package bye bye as quick as a coyote. @goldhunter Your post is the reason why I video record both the boxing and unboxing process on camera with running commentary when I am buying and selling coins on eBay / Facebook or the TSF. You have video evidence of what you have physically received or packed and can then be used as evidence to prove your case.
  4. Shame because bought royal mint fake coin on eBay with £ domination this would be considered counterfeit currency and you would be able to report issue as such. You can still file a report using the link but I am unsure how far it would progress.. https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/reporting-fraud-and-cyber-crime I have lost £150 when I sold Silver several years ago on eBay sent via recorded signed for delivery lost in the mail. Been an occasional bought 1 oz Gold from American reputable dealer for £120 but this accidental pricing mistake and the dealer refused to send out the coin and instead refunded my purchase. eBay powerful platform and attracts more eyeballs than any other place but have to be safe and know pros and cons dealing on such a platform.
  5. Gold jewellery worst forms of investment the best price obtain is scrap melt when selling. https://www.bairdmint.com/live-metals-pricing I recently came across this issue when my mum wanted four gold bangles for her 70th birthday. The method to minimise the loss buy several 1oz Gold Krugerrands close to spot on the forum take them to India and pay for the artisan cost for melting and making into the design mum would like. Still be losing 5-7% but it is a lot less than buying the jewellery from a shop. The only jewellery appreciated in value mums wedding jewellery purchased 45 years ago. Unless your willing to wait several decades to break even don’t buy jewellery as form of Gold investment.
  6. Visited my safety deposit box and took the opportunity to take a few photos....
  7. Lynette Zang from ITM TRADING, INC hundreds videos about Great Reset and CBDCs https://www.youtube.com/c/itmtrading I am no expert only my opinions 1) Is there a specific timeline for CBDCs to come on line, are we talking the next two or three years, or 2030s-2040s etc.? (Inflation dependent of course). Central banks want them sooner the better most likely be a major black swan event and consolidation of a number of fiat currencies and and introduction of CBDCs. No timeline guessing game... How long is a piece of string. 2) If (when) fiat is phased out and CBDCs are the only means of payment, what happens to crypto and gold? (A black market notwithstanding, how does one convert either form into CBDCs without questions arising? Will such purchases be permitted?) Always be a market place for Gold. Maybe certain governments try to scale back its use but ultimately always be able to find sellers and buyers of Gold in the world market place. 3) Does crypto have a future? I know it was designed as a currency, but from what I've seen it seems to behave more like a speculative investment. Would crypto survive as say a stocks/shares type investment vehicle? The banks seem pretty keen to clamp down on crypto - as they don't control it. If they ran the system then I'm guessing its future would be rosy - but that would negate a lot of the benefits of crypto being 'outside' the system. Crypto's always live on but the price and it importance and market cap is the uncertainty. 4) Gold will no doubt preserve your wealth as its value will no doubt remain. Great for the gold you already own. But with CBDCs would you be permitted to acquire further gold? Or will it be seen as a none essential and thus not part of your 'credit allowance'? Depends on your geographical location. For example, for many years the Chinese government been advocating for it citizens to buy Gold. Move onto CBDCs why would this policy change?
  8. Thank you @entsor 1 oz Gold 1977 Krugerrand next to one sold by helping hands.
  9. In conclusion to this tale @BullionMan89 fully refunded me the postage to and from for special delivery as he has confirmed the smallest coin is 9ct gold the other two Laures are both 22ct. I have purchased close to spot 2 x 1 oz Gold Krugerrands from @HelpingHands and @entsor thank you supplying the Gold I need to take to India for the melting pot to make my mums 70th Birthday bangles. I have certainly learnt a few lessons myself along the way……..
  10. Thank you @HelpingHands 2 oz Gold in the form of 1 oz Gold 1974 Krugerrand and 1 oz Gold 2013 Gold Britannia. Unfortunately the Britannia too good for the melting pot I will most likely buy another Krugerrand.....
  11. 2001 1 oz Gold Britannia Bullion Coin & 2007 1 oz Gold Britannia Bullion Coin Anyone has and is willing to sell either or both of these 22ct coins please drop me a PM. Generous premiums over spot will be paid. Usual trade terms apply, established members payment upfront, newer members payment upon delivery.
  12. Simple sell if you want to accumulate and sell your bullion stack closer to the price of spot then having a membership on the forum is a must. Reduce your spread compared to buying and selling to a dealer. Yesterday I bought 1 oz Gold coin close to spot no dealer in the world I could get that deal from, my yearly membership already paid for itself.
  13. No offence taken as these coins were outside of the realm of what I usually buy I wanted more assurances these were indeed 22ct Gold and you provided that with the sigma test (apologies but I am not familiar with settings on the Sigma tester and took this as 100% authentic). Happy to buy Gold for spot for the purpose of re-using for Jewellery but I was always going to carry out a gravity test at home to verify for myself. The Five Laurels (40g) passed gravity test, the Two Laurels (16g) very close maybe within margin of error but Brexit Coin (8g) was way off. I needed a second opinion that was provided by the pawn broker who had a 1 oz Gold coin on him at the time. After his comments I wanted a refund and to send all the coins back as doubt of the Gold content for the two smaller coins had now entered into my mind. The four bangles that are going to be made with the Gold are going to be passed down to my wife and kept in the family and then eventually passed down to my daughter in law (considering son only 5 years old that is a long time away). I obviously wanted the purity of what I am paying for. I could have made a mistake as I am not use to testing these smaller size coins but I hope you can appreciate once the pawn broker stated the smallest coin was 9ct at this point I wanted a refund and to call the whole deal off.
  14. Thank you Kindly @LawrenceChard really appreciate your input and expertise. I will try my best to answer your questions Did the seller list what the coins were? The seller stated he bought them from a reputable dealer (did not mention who) Is he really a "reputable seller"?, and who says so? Unfair for me to mention any names because I have been fully refunded the purchase price of the coins and they have been returned to the seller. The seller been a member on the forum since March 2021 with over 200 positive feedback. I notice you have not listed them here, and the photos provided are not good enough to be able to easily identify what they are supposed to be. I have posted high resolution photos in the today I have received thread here Do you think the seller actually tested all 3, or just one? Seller tested on three of the coins Did he explain the Sigma reading? Did he miss anything out? No explanation in the Sigma reading but I have seen it being used on YouTube but I have never used the machine before. Do you have a magnifying glass? A "2" or "2.5" eyeglass is more useful than a 10x loupe. Sorry nope all I have is my digital scales, caliper and small rectangular plastic box use for gravity testing been more than sufficient for all the coins bought so far (1 oz QB, Britannias (24ct but 5 of them being 22ct). The pawnbroker did have a eye piece magnifying glass allowed him to see inscription for 9ct gold.
  15. I recently purchased almost 2 oz Gold in the form three coins sold as 22ct from reputable seller on the forum for spot. My intentions take these to India to be melted and to make four bangles for my mum's 70th Birthday and all the coins in my stack pristine condition so I did not fancy putting any of these into the melting pot. As these coins are from a smaller mint I was reluctant to buy but the seller offered to provide sigma tested photos passing 22ct test. Received the coins and performed gravity test the larger laurel coin was within expected range for 22ct but the other two failed the gravity test. I was bit unsure so I took them local pawn broker one of the staff is a member of the forum and fellow stacker who stated after viewing the coins through a magnifying glass inscription on the smallest coin that stated the gold content only 9ct instead of 22ct. Contacted the seller and obtained a refund for all the coins (although I am out of pocket for special delivery postage both ways). Why would Sigma tester come back with results verified 22ct Gold when this not the case?
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