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Discussion in 'Purchasing Precious Metals' started by Ahillock, Apr 4, 2014.



  1. louky

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    Standard rate by default, just noticed you can change the bucks rate to 10 for more accurate coupon pricing. Also, change your credit card cash back amount

    Then once the CC + CB is set, click the column Diff melt w/ bucks & cashback and it ranks everything with 50 peso at the top as shootist mentioned

    [​IMG]
     
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    Was able to grab another Woolly for only $7 over spot.
     
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  7. louky

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    I no longer get eBay bucks offers so I no longer buy metals off eBay. Without the bucks it's cheaper to buy direct from the vendor
     
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    Apparently some of us have been blacklisted from the Ebucks.
     
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    I've claimed over $1000 in bucks and never paid more than what the stuff was worth to earn it. Me thinks I wasn't making the eBay jews rich so they dropped me
     
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  11. louky

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    Show me a vendor website cheaper than +9.99/7.99, then getting paid 2% back to take delivery and cheaper than + .34 or even .54 plus 2% back to take delivery. Thanks
     
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    I have no doubt but I'm not the type of guy that tries to save 1% here and 2% there. I have one credit card through my credit union which I use simply as a buying tool. The balance on it is typically zero. I'd much rather use a credit card for online purchases than a debit card. I'd rather Visa's money at risk, not mine!

    Regarding PM purchases...I buy it because I want it and I pay the best price there is at the time that I want it that I can. At this point gold spot is above my comfort zone considering what I've paid for gold in the past. If there are eBuck incentives that bring the total cost incentive below spot then I would consider buying, no eBay bucks means I either buy from a vendor direct or I sit on the sidelines.

    Nothing works for everybody but I sure am glad your system works well for you sir
     
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    Well yeah, spot is too high , but that's a separate issue all together. Ebay is still the cheapest if you're a buyer. Your original comment was metals are cheaper from vendor websites, but theyre not that i can see.

    As far as credit cards, i buy everything on a 2% cash back card and pay it off immediately, regardless if it's ebay, grocery, bills or whatever.

    Not saying it factors into buying anything, but Vendor site wants 30 bucks to use my CC, ebay pays 2% me to take delivery and has better pricing always. No brainer, IF you're a buyer.
     
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    Try looking when vendors like APMEX has a special price item on ebay. Then go check what that same item costs on their website. There isn't usually much difference and the website is often a bit cheaper.

    Of course mileage may vary :)
     
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    The best vendor deal available i already posted in the heads up thread and theyre higher than ebay, this is the case more times than not. Maybe 10% of the time a vendor site is cheaper and usually silver only
     
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    As far as bucks, all you have to do is make alternate accounts. My primary didnt receive the last 10%'er (first time in forever), but my alt account did
     
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    8% bucks thru 17th
     
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    I shouldn't have to. I'm not that desperate for their bucks and don't feel like keeping track of multiple accounts
     
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    Maybe i receive them because i rarely buy. My last gold purchase was last year sometime. Before that it was 2015. I bought everything i wanted back then and thanks to the bucks, my average is below dec 2015 low.

    Silver, i couldnt care less if spot is 15 or 17......, maybe 18 if there's bucks, but there rarely is on silver. I bought the 90% a month or so back when it qualified and the international trade bars last year. I beleive that was the only silver for bucks.
     
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    What's 'coup' mean? Is there some coupon floating around that is good on the purchase of bullion and coins?
     
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    No, it's 8% bucks. Received on my primary account this time, not on the alternate accoun. Thanks
     
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    HEy that's a pretty good idea because a lot of times the coupons are for a one item purchase only.
     
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    Yup, guarantees I receive every bucks coupon, whether I use it or not it's good to have the option
     
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    You know it....ebay "deals", the best predictor for higher gold prices. I showed it last year too....

    [​IMG]
     
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    Those Perth bars in Assay are highly counterfeited. Spend the extra $10 and get a maple that you can "Trust but Verify".
     
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    8% bucks through 24th
     
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    I guess I'm not in my comfort zone re: spot price. I'm sure there will be a time when spot explodes but I need to spread out my risks. If I knew when and where spot price will take off I could invest every asset I have at the right time to maximize my return....but I don't, so I can't.

    It's kinda like that....
     
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