Perth Bullion Liquidation

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  1. Ipv6Ready

    Ipv6Ready Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    A true safety box is YOU have a physical key to a physical box, that can only be opened physically by you which can be in a secured common area.

    Think of it like Kennards Storage, if Kennards storage goes kaput, as long as you paid your rental you can go in and get it.

    A pseudo safety box which is more a marketing idea ie “We keep your allocated or unallocated metals securely stored in our high tech safety box in a secure vault for safety” this box and it’s content is OWNED by Bullion Bourse with a promise that when you want it, it’s yours.
     
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    If you have a contractural arrangement with a third party that they supply you with a segregated secure location (physically a box or something else) where you can store your items which you may collect at an agreed time following an agree procedure this is purely a safe custody arrangement. No liquidator can touch this because he only has rights with respect to the property of the company under liquidation and the property in the safe custody box is not the company's. It is clear whose property this is. There is simply a contractural arrangement to provide safe keeping.
    But if the company here is calling this a "safety deposit box"... but physically there is no segregated place, the PM is not identifiable, the contracts talk about more than just safe keeping and contain clauses about the right of the company to use the PM in certain circumstances for company purposes and otherwise water down the rights of the owner ... then things get mirky.
    If there is no contract of sale that shows specific PM was bought and sold on a particular date then things get complicated because the ownership element may be missing.
    But if this is a sale of PM and then a true safety deposit box is provided it is very cut and dried.
     
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  3. mrsilverservice

    mrsilverservice Well-Known Member

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    Quote - I paid 1 month ago - it looks like misplaced sympathy towards Perth Bullion for me :mad: I thought being robbed here was more of a risk but how wrong was I :eek:

    Will this type of PM theft become more main stream with the supply chain tightening,very possible I would think.

    So saying that buy now if you can and hope for the best :)












    The Book of Timothy - 1 Timothy Chapter 6 verse 10

    The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil :mad:
     
  4. Bullion_ron

    Bullion_ron Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Where am I going to get the rest of my 1/4 oz Queens beasts now? Checked with swanbullion, they're not stocking at this point in time. KJC maybe? But their premiums are not the best.

    Really sad
     
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    I'll be sourcing some from Europe for myself, maybe can grab an extra one for you Ron. LPM is also an option but shipping is steeply priced with them.
     
  6. innerpath

    innerpath Member Silver Stacker

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    I paid on 21st June for a tube of American Eagles including postage but have not got.
     
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    serial Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I have dealt with them a limited number of times, the warning signs were there guys.
    With me they took possession of metals and then failed to pay on the agreed time giving excuses about only making deposits a certain number of times a week and that my payment had just missed one. after the last time I was messed around I started to report it online and was warned that I would face legal action if I continued. decided that it wasn't worth the headache and to just no longer deal with them. They also had been pushing margins locally for a while now and failing to pay the agreed price when parties were in shop banking on the fact that people would just sell them the item at the reduced price after driving out to them despite the quoted phone price.
    locals had reported business practices that indicated that they were kicking a can up the road debt wise and in my opinion it would only take a single debt to topple them. when that happened they would do what they have done now protected by the corporate entity they had created.
    I warned multiple people of this and as much the staff are "nice guys" they had a reputation amongst locals and dealers in the know and i had verbally warned all those i could
     
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    For sure man. Next one is released Septemberish, let me know!
     
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    Who is LPM?
     
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    If you have paid for any item by credit card, ring them and do a chargeback.

    Unlike popular belief CHARGEBACK is not automatic reversal, and each card FSP have different time limit rang8ng from 30 days to 120 days.

    Also DON’T FORGET your credit card especially the premium ones will have you insured, ask about that too.
     
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    Great point - Credit Cards when used correctly you are risking other peoples money if stuff like this goes wrong.
     
  13. Bullion Now

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    Ok - we all need to calm down a little.

    If you have made a contractual purchase (ie you have a receipt that you purchased certain items on a certain date and paid for them and then stored them there) then you are the owner of said items and not the company therefore no liquidator has a claim to them. It doesn't matter if these items are stored in a locked box or left lying on a shelf somewhere collecting dust. If you can prove ownership then they are yours.

    It should also be noted that the liquidator has at no point said that they will not honour any debts, unfilled purchases or anything else and have actually said "We understand the concern people will have at this time in such circumstances. I seek your understanding and patience whilst we undertake this necessary work to protect the interests of all parties. The circumstances that I have currently identified include: 1. Safety deposit box holders; 2. Online purchases (paid, partially paid) with uncollected goods; 3. Allocated storage; 4. Unallocated storage; 5. Buybacks; and 6. Monies received post appointment. To assist with our assessments and your claims, I invite you to provide the following at your earliest convenience:  Invoice/s;  Order number/s;  Receipt of payment/s; and  Contracts or agreements." Bold type highlighted by me.

    The problem with circumstances like this is people start to panic, assume the worst and make unfounded comments with very little knowledge. This is not a dig at anyone. Just a request for calm and patience to allow the liquidators and the system to do what it is legally obliged to do - look after the interests of all parties concerned including the little guys.

    And for the "if you don't hold it you don't own it" brigade (whom I might add - I include myself in to a large degree) think on this for a moment: One bullion dealer has gone into liquidation in the last few years and at this stage there is no evidence of anyone losing anything. According to Budget Direct (who take the stats from the ABS) there is a burglary in Australia every 3 minutes and the offender/s confronted someone in 1 in 10 households that were broken into. Are you, your family and your stash safer at home?

    Michael
    Bullion Now
    (Yes - I'm a bullion dealer with an unallocated and allocated program. I'm quite happy to admit to a bias. Doesn't mean I'm necessarily wrong).

    Reference: https://www.budgetdirect.com.au/home-contents-insurance/research/home-burglary-statistics.html
     
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    looks like your;'e spot on about the first point -below copied from their web-page... looks like their safety deposit boxes are ok for those who have them. Allocated storage looks fairly sound, not so sure about Unallocated? Cheers

    Store with us
    With our state of the art vault and security systems you can keep your mind at ease when you store with us. We offer three levels of service depending on your requirements:

    1. 1. Safety deposit box facilities are fully controlled by you - as the sole holder of the key to your box, which is located within our secure vaults, no-one has access but you.
    2. 2. Allocated storage allows you full title to your own bullion products secured within our vaults. You will be issued with serial numbers for products held by us - which can be delivered worldwide or sold back to us at any time.
    3. 3. Unallocated storage is the lowest cost method for buying gold and silver bullion. Each holder of unallocated products owns a share of large silver or gold bars held by Perth Bullion Company. This product is not deliverable, but can be sold back to us, or credited to any of our other products, at current market spot rates
     
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    You are wrong, on large range of facts, people who bought from Dick Smith and Toys RUs and paid in full but if items was not delivered at liquidation than they were shafted in FULL

    On the panic side if I was invested in unallocated significantly I would be worried. I’ll likely add allocated people as well if they haven’t been contacted directly by the liquidators.

    By law if one has security over assets, like you say allocated is, than the liquidators have to contact you within ten working days. If no contact is made than one is either secured or unsecured creditors.

    https://www.choice.com.au/shopping/...ng-guides/what-to-do-when-a-company-collapses
     
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  16. Bullion Now

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    You're kind of proving my point here. People are making rash statements with no basis of fact. At this stage NO ONE has actually any evidence of losing anything. No one has been told (that I am aware of and maybe someone will correct me) that they have lost money or product. Everyone has been asked to submit evidence of ownership or credit so that they can get their stuff back. No one has been "shafted in full". Maybe they will but we don't know yet.

    This is not to minimise the stress that some people will be feeling but making rash, unfounded statements doesn't help them.

    In regards to your examples:

    - Dick Smith insolvency - creditors lost out. However you need to define creditor in this case - supplier, shop owner (ie Westfield), ATO, Gift card holder, customer. People who purchased an item during the period of insolvency have a full claim against directors personally so they should have got back any item or compensation (which seems to be what we are talking about here). Other creditors (suppliers, ATO etc) have to fight over the remaining assets. If someone made a purchase and left the item at the store then the liquidators have no legal claim to the item and therefore the holders would have got the item back (assuming they can prove ownership). Gift card holders unfortunately would have lost out in full.

    - Toys R Us liquidation/bankruptcy in Australia has not finished yet so people don't know yet if they will or won't get their purchases but again it will follow common law.

    It all comes back to Do Your Own Research, keep your paperwork up to speed and if problems occur - go with fact not emotion.

    Michael
     
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    Ipv6Ready - I can't keep up with you changing and editing your post. Let me know when you've finished and I'll try and make comment but each time I go back you've changed and added more lines.
     
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    OK - it's been over an hour since you edited so I'm assuming you're finished. Just for the record, both times I've quoted you here I have quoted you in full. I haven't changed or cut and pasted anything and I haven't edited. I'd appreciated it if you'd do the same so people can see how the discussion progresses and things aren't taken out of context or words changed to project a different meaning to how they were intended with the initial comment.

    Other than stating I'm "wrong, on a large range of facts" you haven't actually specified what these facts are so it's a bit hard to comment or defend.

    I wasn't personally effected by Dick Smith or Toys R Us and don't know anyone who was nor am I aware of the intricate details. I assume there were people who lost out (and the media confirms this) however to draw a line between a generic "creditor" at Dick Smith and a person who has ordered something from Perth Bullion is disingenuous. There are many types of creditors - landlords, suppliers, government agencies, banks, financiers, wholesalers, providers to highlight just a few. I can find no reports on how people who paid in full and hadn't take delivery of said items were treated so again - to say they were "shafted in FULL" is, as far as I can tell unsubstantiated.

    As for PB allocated and unallocated products - not having intimate details of how the PB allocated and unallocated systems worked I can't really comment.

    I'm not aware of a time requirement that liquidators must contact owners of particular items by. I would be interested to see where this is stated as I can imagine it being an almost impossible job to do for large liquidations like Dick Smith or Toys R Us to do within 10 days. Can you give a reference?

    My initial post that you quoted was merely a call for calmness to allow time for the dust to settle and everyone to find out their requirements, responsibilities and what would happen rather than stating anything or anyone had been shafted or not. Let's let the facts, law and people work. It is a stressful enough situation for all concerned without people muddying the waters with unsubstantiated rumours and emotions.

    Michael
     
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    I'm in the same ship, i had bought all of them from Perth Bullion up till now. Looks like a trip to Singapore for me to get the rest.

    :(
     
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    Well this is a bit depressing.....especially for those of us in Perth :(
     

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