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  1. GreatSouthernTime

    GreatSouthernTime New Member

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    Hi guys,

    I’m a vintage watch collector from Melbourne, Australia and looking to use some spare cash for buying gold/silver without getting torn a new as*hole in premiums and fees. I’ve been doing my research and toying with the idea for 12-18 months and ready to start buying.
    But before I make the plunge it would be great to get some advice so I don’t make any amateur mistakes.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


    Thanks in advance.
     
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    slavaja Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Welcome! Members usually have things for sale in the forum in the buy and sell thread.
     
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    ozcopper Administrator Staff Member

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    Welcome :)
     
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    Shaddam IV Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Welcome to the forum!
     
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    Jonesy67 Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Welcome GreatSouthernTime enjoy
     
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    StewyD32 Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Welcome along.
    Any questions, just throw them out there and they will be answered.
     
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    Welcome. Well you'll definitely get your gold at a better rate per Oz in coins and bullion then you will in watches ;)
     
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    Oddjob Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    G'Day and welcome. Dive on in.
     
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    slavaja Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Check out the Silver stacker meeting in Melbourne which is happening on the 24th of March. It's a good place to get to know everyone in person.
     
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    Silverman99 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    A warm welcome to the forum from across the ditch

    Highly recommend it you have the time to attend a stackers meet and chat with like minded
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. Unforintely I’ll be in Sydney.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. I’ll look into the next one I can attend.
     
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    GreatSouthernTime New Member

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    Haha. No doubt, vintage watches are more of a bubble than QE right now.;)
     
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    Thanks for the welcome. Anything I should be careful of looking at the sales thread on here? Any fraudelent activity occur? I ask because it can happen in Watches and we do our due diligence to avoid.
     
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    slavaja Active Member Silver Stacker

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    StewyD32 Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Unfortunately yes there is on occasion. And to be honest it is to be expected with what we are dealing with. Having said that, it is on a rare occasion and these are not regular long standing members members so you can generally get a feeling from new members what they are up to but some people have been caught out.
    Each person will have feedback on their profile with all their trades that have done.
    Starting off you should look for this and only deal with high feedback rated members. It is a good piece of mind and most people here are very decent people.
    Being new you will be asked to pay first which is the norm. Also if you wish to sell items you may be asked to send first before payment. The trust goes both ways. Some people have an issue with this unwritten rule but it is entirely up to you.
    I would advise to get in contact with local stackers and arrange a F2F to purchase the items. You can test the items and have a good chat and get to know local stackers and get pointers and build contacts. This is something I wish there was more of in WA.
    The search button is your friend with a vast amount of solid info here to dive into
     
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    Great info and insights. Think a F2F would be good for first few transactions.

    Appreciate they help.
     
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