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 Posted 11/23/2020  2:14 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add howell1018 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Has anyone ever done this? What was your experience? I'm mostly interested in Gold American Eagles. The surcharges on these seem to be a bit over $100 a coin at reputable dealers and was wondering how successful I might be in cutting out the middle man if I offered to buy at spot + $25-$50.
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 Posted 11/23/2020  3:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fistfulladirt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I know of several LCS in my area and they don't pay spot. I'd say if you are offering at least spot price you are in the game.

I had a friend back around 2011 that rented a small suite in a strip mall, he was undercutting all the local places by paying around 90% if I remember correctly and still making good money. He had to hold gold for 10 days and was filed with the local police in case anything had been reported stolen.
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11/23/2020 3:30 pm
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 Posted 11/23/2020  3:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Only issue I can see is that you may buy a counterfeit item. If you are willing to take that risk, than go for it.
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 Posted 11/23/2020  5:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mrpapageorgio to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Only issue I can see is that you may buy a counterfeit item. If you are willing to take that risk, than go for it.


That or something stolen.
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 Posted 11/23/2020  8:43 pm  Show Profile   Check Pacificoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Pacificoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Make sure to comply with all local bylaws and business licence requirements .
Also note there are numerous security issues involved .
Generally speaking not a wonderful idea . That said ....Good Luck .
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 Posted 11/23/2020  11:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cdngmt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Keep in mind too that counterfeits are much harder to spot and more numerous now than a decade ago....
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 Posted 11/24/2020  10:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My local bullion dealer pays spot - 2% for a Gold Eagle. I think that is reasonable. He sells the Eagles at about spot + 3%.


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Has anyone ever done this? What was your experience? I'm mostly interested in Gold American Eagles. The surcharges on these seem to be a bit over $100 a coin at reputable dealers and was wondering how successful I might be in cutting out the middle man if I offered to buy at spot + $25-$50.


If you want to pay spot + $25 you have to switch to Krugerrands.

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11/24/2020 11:01 am
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 Posted 11/24/2020  4:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jmkendall to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
We buy gold at spot minus 10 percent. Silver at 17 times face.

90 percent silver is the safest bet. As there is very little counterfit out there. Morgans and Peace dollars are being conterfited more and more. Gold even more. YOu really need to have the proper equipment to test your gold. Whether using the machine or file and acid.

You will deal with people who KNOW you have money to buy gold and silver. So theft is always a possibility.

In Ohio we can not even buy if we suspect that the customer has stolen, or is under the influence.

Good luck, don't meet them at home, go to a nice safe location, like in front of the Police department and make sure no one follows you home. These are things dealers deal with all the time.


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 Posted 11/24/2020  6:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fistfulladirt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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My local bullion dealer pays spot - 2% for a Gold Eagle. I think that is reasonable. He sells the Eagles at about spot + 3%.
Nice, I don't think the popular national refiner even pays that. If I were to sell I'd seriously be asking you for specifics! Typical spread is usually 20% with an LCS.
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11/24/2020 6:49 pm
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 Posted 11/24/2020  7:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Depending on the weight:


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My local bullion dealer pays spot - 2% for a Gold Eagle. I think that is reasonable. He sells the Eagles at about spot + 3%.


This is close to what my LCS charges and pays.



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11/24/2020 7:16 pm
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