My state representative Kirk Dillard, of Illinois(who just marched in front of me in our St. Patrick's Day parade yesterday), will be vacating his state.senate seat and running for governor in 2014, introduced the Precious Metals Purchasing Act last February!!!
This video makes a good platform to run on....
Here is why we are stacking silver and gold:
"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.
"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius
Here is the sort of speech - from 2 years ago - that definitely decided me to stack:
I have only one regret: not to have started if only 10 years before.
But I buy a little every chance I get. A little here, a little there...if nothing else, just a way to save money...since my wife spends every one cent I bring in! lol
Same here, most of the time.
Ron brought the Liberty movement together, Rand is expanding the crap out of it! :)
Even better than owning silver; pay less for it than what it's worth.
Most people don’t know what they have. Amateur Antique store owners will mark down things that are not selling to push it out the door. I go to antique stores a few times a month, find the ugliest piece of silver jewelry or silver decorations and point out to the store owner that it has been sitting there for x amount of months and no one wants it because it is tacky looking but I am willing to take it off their hands for much less than they are selling it. Clearly that doesn’t work on store owners who know what they are doing, but you would be surprised how many people that sell “junk antiques” have no clue what they are doing. It works with a lot of other antiques also; people just don’t know what they have.
You can do the same thing with coins. People have no clue what they should be keeping an eye out for. I buy people’s change all the time. Usually I just end up with a pocket full of change, but people will hand over silver quarters and dimes without even knowing it.
Either way though. Keep it physical.
What do you look for in antique stores. I'm checking ebay now for prices on silver antiques to get an idea before checking out the antique stores on the town square near my area. The square is known for antiques, but I bet you're right that some of them don't know the price of silver.
The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson
This might be long, but it's my thing so here goes.
As far as silver goes, find newer stores where some recent college grads simply started taking in 2nd hand stuff and selling it. They think they are titans of industry, they don't know shit (I'm a shark when it comes to this stuff lol). Start with the jewelry, you're going to have to learn how to spot actual silver. It's 2nd nature to me now. Find really tacky looking stuff and look unimpressed, take it up there and tell the punk behind the counter you're willing to take it off their hands for $10, watch how quick they will sell you that. Also look at silverware and dishes. I got a silver cutlery set for $50 from some kid who I convinced it was taking up his shelf space lol. Seriously.... about 6 oz of silver.... $50. Jewelry and cutlery and whatnot.... That's where it's at.
Next... beyond silver. Pick a market you like and learn everything about it. I love books, so I learned the ins and outs of 1st, rare, and antique books. I know it inside and out. People honestly do not know what they have. When I was in London last semester I found a 2nd hand bookstore and this lady had a bunch of 1st editions of Steinbeck and Hemingway and whatnot. She had no clue. I bought 4 books for about $40 USD, came back home sold them to collectors and got about $300 on them. The only problem with that is that sometimes I get sentimental with books and don't want to sell them. That can be hard if you really like the items you are dealing with.
So, you choose your market and are making mad cash there.... you can now take that cash and buy silver....
It's all about the dude or chick behind the counter. You just have to be smarter than them. Some of them know better, but like I said... know your market. Know your stuff, be smarter than the person behind the counter.
You're a very interesting lady to say the least. That is an awesome hobby/skill to have.
I've done well trading golf clubs I divorced for silver coins in pawn shops. I've never tried the antique crowd. I just assume I'll get schooled because these shops have been there since I was a kid. I'll definitely take a look for old silverware and see what all they have.
Chris Duane's work.
These videos really put things in perspective!
and cameras, and rfid chips, and tracking satellites, and two-way mirrors, and...
The control grid lives on silver.
Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.
Hoard silver to fight the police state. Silver is a good weapon for the freedom fighter in more ways than one.
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