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  1. Schaublin

    GOLD

    You are right about this - a year ago an ordinary Sovereign was slightly more expensive pro-rata than a Krugerrand - difficult to check now as the 1 ounce bullion coins seem to be disappearing off the shelves!
  2. Schaublin

    SILVER

    That is interesting - I noticed they were selling some 500 pc boxes of these - last week I think but they did not last long. I must say I am beginning to become intrigued by what is going on with these dealers selling out - is it 1. Surge in demand temporarily causing low stock? 2. Sustained high demand causing difficulties re-stocking? 3. Anything else? Edit: CID still have some (a) 100kg gold Maple - so don't panic, if they run out of Sovereigns, you can always get one of these. I was thinking about getting a couple but the buy/sell spread put me off!
  3. Schaublin

    GOLD

    I think you will find that Pandas are (used to be) slightly more expensive than other bullion coins so do not compare them with Sovs - which are generally the same cost pro-rata as Krugs Maples etc but taking your example: Panda £883 x .235 = £207 so not too much out as their ordinary Sovs are about that. For someone living in the UK, I can see no better option than Sovereigns but when multiple kilograms are being considered, The one ounce bullion coins are convenient. Edit: I have used CID several times in the past and found it a well thought-out and prompt transaction.
  4. Schaublin

    GOLD

    I don't normally watch videos but did watch these - interesting. In the second video, Steve Myers says that 'Mom and Pop' are not aware of gold yet and that we are some way from that phase. This set me thinking about some shortages of bullion coins at the moment. I wonder how the cumulative buy-and-hold mentality of the small investor may be affecting the situation - if at all. Without any reliable numbers, it is all guesswork of course but I would have thought that wealthy buyers taking delivery of bullion - out of the system would be in the form of kilogram and 4000z bars. So why the apparent shortages of 1oz bullion coins?
  5. Schaublin

    SILVER

    OK, own up - who's hoovered up all the bullion coins on CID? This is significant IMO as CID is a major dealer.
  6. Schaublin

    GOLD

    CID Sov. Victoria 7.32 Gramm £200.62 !!! Cant comment on Krugerrands as they have sold out!
  7. Schaublin

    GOLD

    I just posted this on the Silver thread at almost the same time! How much will the plasma telly be worth in a few years time?
  8. Schaublin

    SILVER

    Silver seems to be lagging gold at the moment - I just noticed that older Sovs are now pennies short of £200 on CID. My advice would be to have bought them some years ago! Interestingly, after owning PMs for some years now, I am always slightly thrilled when I hand over fiat and receive valuable good/services in return - it seems almost wrong!
  9. Schaublin

    GOLD

    Careful Laura - such talk will get you labeled a conspiracy loon
  10. Schaublin

    GOLD

    This looks like panicked herd behaviour - veering one way with certainty then suddenly changing direction with equal determination.
  11. Schaublin

    GOLD

    Re CID being out of stock of Krugerrands - my feeling is that as this is the most common one ounce bullion coin, I would assume that CID have certain reserves in order to fulfill orders promptly. That they are out of stock, indicates unusually heavy buying. Interested in others comments on this.
  12. Schaublin

    GOLD

    I just noticed CID are out of Krugerrands - for those worried about the price - perhaps you should be worried that you can actually buy something!
  13. Schaublin

    GOLD

    How would that work? A country that already has unpayable debts is lent another 150 billion.
  14. Schaublin

    GOLD

    To balance that out, what about an immediate announcement by the new 'government' that the UK is in much deeper shit than had been hitherto let on by Brown?
  15. Schaublin

    GOLD

    Thanks - I am just surprised that: It was so rapid. That it had not been factored in already. Have never understood the short-term volatility - which is why I would never attempt to trade.
  16. Schaublin

    GOLD

    Gold spiked up 20 USD - what's that about?
  17. Schaublin

    Wood powered cars

    Some of was but it seems that most de-forestation was due to producer gas production. The whole thing depresses me as it seems that in order to run private cars, people are prepared to exhaust any resource rather than change their behaviour - reminds me of Easter Island.
  18. Schaublin

    SILVER

    I can recommend coininvestdirect too - a very good service. There is always a slight worry when dealing with a company on the Internet for the first time - I used the recommendations of posters here on GEI about CID several years ago and am grateful to them.
  19. Schaublin

    Wood powered cars

    I read this article a few weeks back - lowtechmagazine is a very good source of information. Wood gasification would quickly deforest the world if it were taken up in anger. It was a short term solution during WW2 but even then, significant de-forestation took part in France.
  20. Schaublin

    GOLD

    Agree. ebay is worth watching for real-world prices and suppy - I too have noticed far fewer krugerrands for sale and the prices above spot are significantly higher than they were a few years ago.
  21. Schaublin

    SILVER

    ok, at £12/OZ, silver seems stupidly cheap now - how long will it be before we look back and think it was absurdly cheap
  22. Schaublin

    SILVER

    Silver at 12GBP/OZ - wonder how long it will be when that seems stupidly cheap!
  23. Schaublin

    SILVER

    Thanks - it does seem strange - perhaps a software glitch.
  24. Schaublin

    SILVER

    Why the 7% rate - is it a mistake or a special offer?
  25. Schaublin

    GOLD

    The author does not want to nail his colours to the mast (gold will either go up or down a lot...) so perhaps he has no nails either! Laura, you are frighteningly observant!
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