"You can't use silver to buy a loaf of bread"

Discussion in 'General Precious Metals Discussion' started by SpacePete, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. scrooged

    scrooged New Member

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    The bread we would make was that good it compensated the $50 worth of ingredients, energy and labour per loaf.
     
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    errol43 New Member Silver Stacker

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    Would you have enough gold/silver to buy the ingredients? :)

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    I disagree with this, having recently been to a number of countries in Africa (including Zimbabwe) buying bread with Gold/Silver simply doesn't occur. It's just like here, if you want to buy something with Gold/Silver, you still have to convert it to fiat first. Zimbabwe actually doesn't have its own currency anymore - USD rules the roost and some places accept rand and other African currencies.
     
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    I thought I mentioned US$. :)

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    You absolutely did, just wanted to get in before everyone jumped on the 'you can buy bread with PM's' bandwagon. :)
     
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    The day that we can buy bread with PM we probably find the baker prefer Renminbi. :|
     
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    * flour is $8-$10 for a 10KG bag, assuming you aren't buying 'organic' ($30ish if you are; still cheaper than buying fluff bread in 700G loaves).
    * dough can be made in 20 minutes
    * the rest is waiting for it to rise (a few hours, normally)
    * salt and yeast and oil are both low cost
    * energy is probably 15-30 cents a loaf.
    * my typical loaf is over 3x the weight of a regular fluff loaf without the poisons
    * health...what is that worth?
     
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    Breadmakers are notorious for having that 'non-stick' taste. The inside coatings are non-stick (which is bad for you, but I won't go into my non-stick rant) and the bread they produce always smells and tastes terrible to me. In my opinion the loaves are too small too.
     
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    Don't you 'buy' what you need in Zimbabwe by pointing an AK47 at the 'seller'?
     

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