Silver Buy Brag Thread

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recyclersteve
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Re: Silver Buy Brag Thread

Postby recyclersteve » Sun Sep 23, 2018

jareksdad wrote:
recyclersteve wrote:This one goes way back- to January, 2009. I was visiting a friend in Florida and happened to be near the West Palm Beach area where something like 1/3 of the country club members had accounts with Bernie Madoff (who had been arrested a month earlier for one of the biggest frauds in history).

These clients stood to lose a lot of money, so there was a local pawn shop on national TV (CNBC) saying how much high end stuff they were receiving because of this.

I saw that they had some Kennedy halves in there. There were a bunch that had no silver, but they were mixed in with 40% silver coins in the same tub for $1 each. I created 3 stacks of coins, a total of about 50 coins. On top of each stack I placed a non-silver coin. Under the top coin, all the others were 40% silver. I was able to get all of them for $1 each. They always talk about how pawn shops rip people off and so forth. It was nice to actually get a bargain from one for a change.

Didn't you post this on RC with not so flattering results.....


Should be the same results. Can you find the post and quote it? Maybe I'm being confused with someone else?

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Re: Silver Buy Brag Thread

Postby recyclersteve » Sun Sep 23, 2018

It wasn't like I made $100,000 on the deal. But the concept of buying something from a pawn shop for well less than it was worth was especially appealing to me.

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Re: Silver Buy Brag Thread

Postby recyclersteve » Sun Sep 23, 2018

Purple and Gold wrote:
recyclersteve wrote:This one goes way back- to January, 2009. I was visiting a friend in Florida and happened to be near the West Palm Beach area where something like 1/3 of the country club members had accounts with Bernie Madoff (who had been arrested a month earlier for one of the biggest frauds in history).

These clients stood to lose a lot of money, so there was a local pawn shop on national TV (CNBC) saying how much high end stuff they were receiving because of this.

I saw that they had some Kennedy halves in there. There were a bunch that had no silver, but they were mixed in with 40% silver coins in the same tub for $1 each. I created 3 stacks of coins, a total of about 50 coins. On top of each stack I placed a non-silver coin. Under the top coin, all the others were 40% silver. I was able to get all of them for $1 each. They always talk about how pawn shops rip people off and so forth. It was nice to actually get a bargain from one for a change.


Just Wondering, if they were in a $1 ea tub why try to hide them?


Because the person coming over to take my money could have been different from the person who put them in the tub.

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Re: Silver Buy Brag Thread

Postby deathradio » Wed Sep 26, 2018

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