I hate legal scam artists...
So get this.
There is this company called The Bradford Exchange. They are selling a subscription service that gets you a brand-new ASE every year when they come out. It includes what looks like a beautiful, mahogany box to store what looks like it'll hold about 25 coins. It's a subscription service, so you'll eventually end up with a bullion quality BU coin for every year of issue, including future ones, delivered "every month or two". I guess until they've caught up to the present day.
Plus, the coins are slabbed!
Doesn't sound like a bad plan for a casual collector who would like to have a complete set one day, right?
But here comes "The Other Shoe".
First, the slabs come from... The Bradford Exchange. And they only rate the coins as "Brilliant Uncirculated", which ain't that hard for modern coins still in production. I just bought a PCGS MS70 2021 Morgan myself, and it's beautiful and absolutely flawless. (It's cert #44544125 for anyone who wants to take a look.)
But here's the real kicker... The whole deal is available for the low, low, low, low price of....
Wait for it....
$119.00 PER COIN!!!!
Now, on the one hand I kinda wish I could figure out a way to sell <$35 coins for $119, on the other, that just seems so entirely unethical to me that I probably wouldn't do it even if I did come up with a scheme that worked, unless I was providing some other significant added value of some kind.
I'm as big a capitalist as you'll ever find, but I find this to be a disgusting example of a firm taking advantage of people who simply don't know they can buy these coins every single day for a quarter of that price on sites like EBay, USA Coin Book, etc. And I'd bet a lot of their customers are older folk who don't know any better.
Anyway... rant over, I guess..