This is my take on it. The Perth Mint experience has overall been a both sloppy and unprofessional. On multiple occasions, I have tried sourcing certain sizes in both gold and silver for a months before the so called squeeze and when I have finally got a very delayed response and received the goods, it's always taken a few weeks to get the good in my hands. I do continue to buy from them because at least I have confidence in knowing what I'm getting. Have they run out of silver and gold, did they bail out the comex? Personally I don't think so.... They probably shipped out most of the goods to overseas customers and fell very short somehow. Despite being a mint, I just think they have serious management and fabrication issues within their business. Are ppl in the gold/silver community using this situation to claim a default issue to leverage their clicks/views on youtube and strengthen the reddit short squeeze movement, probably. The problem is now, this has created a snowball effect which could see them really 'run out' due to everyone wanting to order, hence why they have taken down the silver bars and reduce their gold size choices to a minimum. All IMO.