Having been involved in forums before the internet was invented, I shouldn’t be surprised at the behaviour of anonymous, unaccountable individuals hiding behind “handles”. Actually, I’m not surprised, I’m disappointed. A week or so ago I advertised PAMP silver at near-spot. I was contacted by a local Perth member who offered to buy 150 kilos at a price well below spot. I chatted with him for a while and opined that I thought the offer was verging on insulting. He took offence at this, or was most likely embarrassed, and reacted by besmirching my reputation and integrity behind closed doors (the members only section): - “I have spoken with this gentleman and then been told by local dealers who he is and the history he has, I thought I should warn people that he has a reputation for bad business practice that have cost him money and is extremely arrogant in my opinion. I would not trust him” And this:- “Im cautious to given how litigious some people can get, i have never felt the need to do this before but if you know any local coin dealers you can ask about him and the coin show incident” I have never been to a coin-show, I have never purchased coins except from bullion houses, and, as far as I know, have never set foot in a coin-dealer’s business. I really don’t know if this is a malicious act or a case of mistaken identity. The disappointing aspect of this is the way other members jumped on the bandwagon, it really was quite disturbing. Once the feeding frenzy got under way, it was suggested that a recent sale of a Monster Box to a Queensland trading partner was somehow fictitious, this was predicated on the fact that the goods only took three days, Perth to FNQ. Suggestions that my trading partner and I were one and the same, of using proxy’s to disguise my identity and other are, frankly, silly. Surely one would give someone the benefit of the doubt? If not the benefit of the doubt, then why not ask for tracking details? I will not be responding further on this matter; I have made this post because I believe the majority of people are fair-minded, and I wanted those that have trusted me and communicated with me privately in a friendly and civilised manner, to be aware of the back-story.