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  1. @HighlandTiger - Not been in touch since the Nordfrim bonanza, that you most generously shared with the Forum- where we all did very well and, mostly, got what we wanted! Back in the real world, as you say, and that is where our current situation is failing, trying to please those who want it all ways! All the Best, HT!
  2. Further to the thread on 2019 Matte Sovereign increase, I noticed the price of 2018 and 2019 Five-Sovereign Pieces has been increased to £2150. I remember many of us thought the 2017 BU Five Sovereign Piece was expensive at £1875, Just shows you.
  3. May I say, I just viewed your post, it is very well written and reasoned. It was a pleasure to read it.
  4. I am a bit late to this thread. An In or Out on a knife edge result was madness for a vote with such a radical outcome. I have to say, if you take it at face value, Theresa May is the only one standing forward to do the job and I think for the scale of the job, she is doing a great job, but it is an impossible job. Most of her Honourable colleagues are quite happy to watch the country burn. I think the Aesop fable; The Miller, His Son, and Their Ass sums it up pretty well; "The poor Miller now set out sadly for home. By trying to please everybody, he had pleased nobody, and lost his Ass besides." Quite sad, really. We are already paying the price with food inflation, utilities, the banks et al are not missing their chance and retail spending and general confidence is ground into the floor. No wonder the price of gold is moving forward - both a weak pound and also worldwide tensions. Winter blues certainly got a grip in the @whitesands1 household!
  5. That was a big investment. That was, indeed, one of the finest pick ups and a classic Forum post. Very unusual to get a genuine bargain like that one!
  6. For a trip down "Memory Lane" who remembers the fun we had with the Nordfrim Britannias? A very generous share with Forum Member @HighlandTiger. I noticed the envelopes and the individually packaged coins I got from them the other night. Never got round to having a close look at them, but they were presented coins.
  7. An interesting thread. I bought two 2017's immediately after the @Numistacker video on the subject. They were £494.70 - £247.35 each and they only had a few left at that time. If I remember this included a £10 "new customer" discount if you got the order over £500; so I did really well. I don't study coins and so I was lucky to have followed the tip on the video. They are lovely coins - better condition than many of the Proof and BU variants I received from (and returned to) the RM for the 2017 "Specials". It really amazes me that if this (2018) is a 100 anniversary coin that the RM or Licensee has not taken advantage of that fact. Hard to get a bargain or a deal that has not been spun to the max - I remain delighted with my 2017 "I's" and pass on my thanks to the Master, once more.
  8. Once again someone going back on a deal, or a most unfortunate theft. Very frustrating, but can't say it any better than above!
  9. This is not really any of my business, although I have participated in a Group Order. I was disappointed in the quality and presentation of the coins I was sent, but chose to keep my own counsel on that as the organiser was doing the best he could in a very Forum spirited manner and I take my hat of to someone who helps others, not themselves - most unusual these days. I made my own decision about future participation in the Group Order and moved on. At one time a handshake or a Gentleman's word and the ensuing reputation was important, it seems less valued nowadays. But what I am so interested in is why people with low post counts (usually only joining the Forum to broadcast their side of events) get airtime on the Forum when we only listen to one side of the story? This then becomes a Gossip Festival which does not reflect well on anyone. Indeed, I thought long and hard before posting myself. The outcome of this, is more people with low post counts becoming spokesmen on behalf of the Forum Members saying that we all agree that it is best not to buy from this dealer, again. So from me, I have no comment to make about the, one side, of the story we are being told that someone has already pointed out seems to change as we go along. But what I am really sickened about is that a business is being tried on the Forum like this. I am certain all those who know how they conduct their own affairs in a regular manner will continue to be able to make their own decisions based on their own experiences. If you don't like it you know what to do. If I were to advise anyone in a dispute situation it would be to sort it out quickly, in a friendly, businesslike manner and move on. It is always nice when each party is permitted to make a graceful exit; I think we are past that point in this case. The Forum is now being used to drag this incident through the mud and now as a catalyst to seek opinions on the future relationships with a business which , generally, seems to have served the Group Orders well.
  10. I quite often think this when someone acts in a manner that is not befitting, I get a worried look or a silence when I say; "It's just as well you don't work on a building site"
  11. What crisis? Indeed. Higher oil prices Devaluation of the £ Inflation at 6 month high Labour government next to be in power Petrol and Diesel effectively rationed at current prices! Town Halls going bankrupt. I agree it is starting to feel a little familiar. And we are sleep walking into a Brexit black hole - something that took 45 years to embed just can't be sorted in 170 days time. The thing is that we are so chucked out, individually, on a corporate and country wide level, on an international and global level that there is no headroom. No prospect of higher interest rates as housing becomes even more unaffordable. The last banking crisis is still not sorted, banks are drawing in their horns and RBS is even thinking about changing its name - maybe customers and taxpayers are not quite so stupid. So for me there is only one way out of this and it is my choice for a Black Swan Event, further £ devaluation and rising inflation - it has already got a grip.
  12. I agree with the prior posts that ebay is generally good. It is (some) buyers and sellers that are what you have to worry about. Very good if you keep your wits about you and ebay is, in my experience, right behind its loyal customers.
  13. Congratulations on a magnificent coin purchase! This is in a league of its own. Well done, once more.
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