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    Part of the problem is the number of hands the...

    Part of the problem is the number of hands the coins pass through from the mint to the buyer. Each one takes a percentage. The other problem is that "spot" is for paper PM and not for physical PM and...
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    I've never looked for non-dealer transactions, so...

    I've never looked for non-dealer transactions, so no comment. Not much in the way of locals trading PM. Most are very closed mouth about holding PM. However, there's been plenty of silver (and gold)...
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    When trading silver for gold or gold for silver...

    When trading silver for gold or gold for silver you have to expect to get a bit of a haircut. Dealers have to make a living and that's the cost to swapping no matter which way you are doing it.
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    There's also trading silver for silver going on...

    There's also trading silver for silver going on too. What I mean by that is that some silver items, (silver eagles and 90% US) have been getting crazy high premiums over the last year or so and it...
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    Just back from the coin show where I was an...

    Just back from the coin show where I was an alchemist turning silver into gold. I got an even better than expected amount (almost 17X face for cull 90%) of fiat for my pounds of Ag junk silver and it...
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    I've never had a problem selling generic silver...

    I've never had a problem selling generic silver to a dealer. It's, as always, what they are willing to pay at the time I'm selling. Just about anyone in the USA knows what a Washington quarter looks...
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    What does blank or printed paper have to do with...

    What does blank or printed paper have to do with physical silver? You can't go to a bank and swap paper for silver these days. That ended in 1964.
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    There's a coin show coming up and I'm going with...

    There's a coin show coming up and I'm going with trading goods. The only ratio I'm interested in is the delta between selling ASE's and buying generic rounds. Silver is silver and if some people are...
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    Generic silver rounds are available and for under...

    Generic silver rounds are available and for under $29.50 in quantity of 100 or about $30.21 with a quantity of 1.
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    A few weeks ago I traded some GSA silver plus...

    A few weeks ago I traded some GSA silver plus fiat for a $20 gold coin. I wasn't looking at the GSR since the silver was traded at well above spot. I also have been loading up my stock market...
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    The one thing I still don't understand is the...

    The one thing I still don't understand is the Like Kind Exchange IRS rule:


    "Like-kind exchanges -- when you exchange real property used for business or held as an investment solely for other...
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    Go for it Maxwellsilverhammer! Last local silver...

    Go for it Maxwellsilverhammer! Last local silver I bought was an hour & 1/2 drive to a "LCS" to get a silver deal set up by a fellow kitco forum member for me.
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    Basel III is a can that's been kicked down the...

    Basel III is a can that's been kicked down the road several times. It's more or less like a beauty queen stating that she's for world peace. The thing that has me guessing as to the rise in PM prices...
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    I really don't know what my best guess would be....

    I really don't know what my best guess would be. So many times in the past the POG has fooled me when it comes timing it. I believe that POG should be at least $2,500 by year end and could hit $5,000...
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    The need for a crystal ball is more necessary at...

    The need for a crystal ball is more necessary at present than it has been for a few years, IMHO. The question in the back of everyone's minds is which way is the price of PM heading. We all know that...
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    Buying or not buying at today's prices is the...

    Buying or not buying at today's prices is the question. So when ASE's are selling for $10, $15 or $20 over spot I'll let the FOMO drive me to other options. I just purchased 1 oz 0.999 Ag rounds for...
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    Silvertowne is selling 2021 ASE's for $39.95...

    Silvertowne is selling 2021 ASE's for $39.95 each. Anyone lining up to buy them?
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    Someone freaked my wife out one day some years...

    Someone freaked my wife out one day some years ago (prior to 2012) when she was going into the bank out in California. He was open carrying a revolver in a hip holster while entering he was entering...
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    I was using eBay back before it went to the...

    I was using eBay back before it went to the present day format. when I first used it it was more like an online form of a mailing list or a newspaper want ads. They have become greedier and greedier...
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