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OPINION: DO YOU PREFER BUYING/SELLING FROM YOUR LCS OR ONLINE??

JDsCoinsJDsCoins Posts: 135 ✭✭✭
edited November 16, 2022 7:14AM in Precious Metals

Don't know why this question popped into my head but I was wonder??

Do you prefer doing business in person and do you find you get better deals working in person or online?

Just Curious :smile:

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  • jmski52jmski52 Posts: 22,271 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would always do some comparison shopping, regardless. Online gives you the ability to do that, but a local LCS has the advantage of sight-seen stuff, and immediate resolution of the transaction.

    So, my answer is "it depends". ;)

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  • JDsCoinsJDsCoins Posts: 135 ✭✭✭

    Yeah I agree, I love the having what you buy immediately BUT then I also LOVE getting the lowest premiums online haha

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I always preferred the LCS or a coin show. However, since retiring and moving East, there are NO LCS or Coin Shows......So, now it is online, either websites or BST. Cheers, RickO

  • JDsCoinsJDsCoins Posts: 135 ✭✭✭

    Oh I get it, I live in a very very rural area so I only have 1 real coin shop and it is a drive for me

  • derrybderryb Posts: 36,033 ✭✭✭✭✭

    on line

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  • blitzdudeblitzdude Posts: 5,303 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Used to have some good local shops back in Texas which were nice to go in to chat with the owners but due to premiums and variety the bulk of purchases were usually online. I would occasionally buy from the LCS though.

    No shops down the street where we live now but anything within a 50 mile radius are all a bunch of shysters. 100% exclusively online now.

    The whole worlds off its rocker, buy Gold™.

  • PppPpp Posts: 453 ✭✭✭✭

    Lcs
    I like face to face interactions. I have about six lcs in my area.

  • JDsCoinsJDsCoins Posts: 135 ✭✭✭

    @Ppp said:
    Lcs
    I like face to face interactions. I have about six lcs in my area.

    LUCKY haha

  • 3stars3stars Posts: 2,278 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If pricing / quality is equal the LCS. No waiting

    Previous transactions: Wondercoin, goldman86, dmarks, Type2
  • RobMRobM Posts: 528 ✭✭✭

    Best of both worlds... When your LCS is one of the larger coin and bullion dealers, has a good reputation, and a strong online presence to include real time sell and buy prices.

  • dcarrdcarr Posts: 7,905 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Coin shows.

  • Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,320 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For generic bullion, online is just fine. For numismatic material, nothing beats a LCS or coin show.

    Dave

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  • jmski52jmski52 Posts: 22,271 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Coin shows.

    Yeah, coin shows can be good for both buying & selling - while the money is sloshing around, it seems that more mutually-beneficial deals & trades can be had.

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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,333 ✭✭✭✭✭

    both coin show and online, fwiw

  • tyler267tyler267 Posts: 1,233 ✭✭✭✭

    I prefer LCS but think Online dealers can be a good option. I am careful with online dealers, I avoid the ones that have lower premiums and future ship dates, especially if these terms cover their entire inventory. Just a little to risky for me.

  • thefinnthefinn Posts: 2,652 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Depends. Are we talking bullion or collectible coins?
    If it’s coins, I want to see what I’m buying.

    thefinn
  • CoinHoarderCoinHoarder Posts: 2,385 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As far as junk silver and common date silver dollars, I prefer my LCS. He allows me to search and hand pick the coins that I want. I do not like to buy these types of coins sight unseen.

    For bullion, I prefer to shop online as well as the BST.

  • JDsCoinsJDsCoins Posts: 135 ✭✭✭

    @Ppp said:
    Lcs
    I like face to face interactions. I have about six lcs in my area.

    LUCKY haha

  • boxerdadboxerdad Posts: 46 ✭✭

    if you buy online there is a record of your purchase,and yes i do occasionally when the deal is good.
    for the most part FTF/LCS when buying gold or silver.

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