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Poetry contest - What does Vaultbox mean to you? (Satire thread that became a reality)

DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,562 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 30, 2023 8:07AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Just Kidding! 😂, please don’t answer the question. Maybe I’ll use this thread as a placeholder for my Vaultbox results on Monday hopefully.

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    I definitely won't answer.

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    U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,619 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Darn, I was about to submit my 1 page times new roman double spaced thesis. :D

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    LazybonesLazybones Posts: 1,394 ✭✭✭✭✭

    HOMEWORK!?!? Awww man.

    USAF (Ret) 1974 - 1994 - The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. Remembering RickO, a brother in arms.

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    WQuarterFreddieWQuarterFreddie Posts: 2,548 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DeplorableDan said:
    Just Kidding! 😂, please don’t answer the question. Maybe I’ll use this thread as a placeholder for my Vaultbox results on Monday hopefully.

    You opened that door!😯

    I tagged you for the new thread I created for VaultBox owners...would appreciate you posting there if you don't mind. 😎

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    DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,562 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @WQuarterFreddie said:

    @DeplorableDan said:
    Just Kidding! 😂, please don’t answer the question. Maybe I’ll use this thread as a placeholder for my Vaultbox results on Monday hopefully.

    You opened that door!😯

    I tagged you for the new thread I created for VaultBox owners...would appreciate you posting there if you don't mind. 😎

    I didn’t see your comment in the other thread until after I created this one, but I’ll be sure to post on that one as well!

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    JWPJWP Posts: 17,743 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Can you say "One Hit Wonder". I rather play cards in Vegas. At least there You know you will probably lose, but it may be fun. B)

    USN & USAF retired 1971-1993
    Successful Transactions with more than 100 Members

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,997 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I applaud any attempt to reach potential new collectors in a new way.

    Whether it changes anything for me depends on whether or not it's successful. It could change nothing. It could change everything. (Hello 10 point scale!)

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    2windy2fish2windy2fish Posts: 817 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DeplorableDan
    Thank you for starting a new thread, i won one as well and received Friday…
    My plan is to NOT open the box or the shipping box until either they are shown to be pedestrian, or i will hang on to the unopened box indefinitely. This is the first series and i would imagine the second series will have a larger run? Regardless there are only 2400 coins/holders with this label.
    Looking forward to seeing what folks get tho!!

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    RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 524 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I watched my first Vault Box opening video on YouTube. The guy opened 2 boxes. Needless to say the contents were underwhelming. Each box contained 3 ASE....that's it. Each graded 9.9 or 10. A losing proposition. I will take a Brock Purdy rookie card and spend the rest on a nice MS62 Large Cent.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,997 ✭✭✭✭✭

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.- But any who should find happiness in ways unnatural to me are fools and rapscallions. And any who should apply their Liberty in a manner not of my choosing shall forfeit their happiness and, in due course, pursuant to due process, their life.

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    JimTylerJimTyler Posts: 3,060 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Newest gimmick in a long line of gimmicks. Can’t wait to see the next one ( sarcasm emoji here )

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    CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,605 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The ONLY reason I opened this thread is because of the author (whom I like) and the ridiculous thread title (thinking, OMG, not another VB thread). Glad to see it was a joke!

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
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    ironmanl63ironmanl63 Posts: 1,971 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When I saw the title I had flashbacks of when I was in high school and forgot to do my homework and had to stay up all night to get it done for first period the next day. Thanks for that! LOL.

    P.S. I Think that may be a run on sentence. Boy I should have studied more. No wonder I turned out to be an Ironworker.

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,676 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Best expressed in a haiku. Maybe.

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    ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,433 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:
    I applaud any attempt to reach potential new collectors in a new way.

    Whether it changes anything for me depends on whether or not it's successful. It could change nothing. It could change everything. (Hello 10 point scale!)

    Math

    It is a 100 point scale.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,997 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:

    @jmlanzaf said:
    I applaud any attempt to reach potential new collectors in a new way.

    Whether it changes anything for me depends on whether or not it's successful. It could change nothing. It could change everything. (Hello 10 point scale!)

    Math

    It is a 100 point scale.

    Math. It's a 10 point scale with decimals. It matters. Or will you take $100.0 for your $1000 coin?

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    ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,433 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:

    @jmlanzaf said:
    I applaud any attempt to reach potential new collectors in a new way.

    Whether it changes anything for me depends on whether or not it's successful. It could change nothing. It could change everything. (Hello 10 point scale!)

    Math

    It is a 100 point scale.

    Math. It's a 10 point scale with decimals. It matters. Or will you take $100.0 for your $1000 coin?

    wow, your an academic right?

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    VanHalenVanHalen Posts: 3,815 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think it is an interesting way to make money for the seller(s). It can be a fun way for buyers to purchase coins if they choose. It also has the potential to bring new collectors into the coin market.

    P.S. I'd love to see a pre-1965 US coin VaultBox priced at $295.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,997 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:

    @jmlanzaf said:
    I applaud any attempt to reach potential new collectors in a new way.

    Whether it changes anything for me depends on whether or not it's successful. It could change nothing. It could change everything. (Hello 10 point scale!)

    Math

    It is a 100 point scale.

    Math. It's a 10 point scale with decimals. It matters. Or will you take $100.0 for your $1000 coin?

    wow, your an academic right?

    Yes. With a math degree. When it goes from 0 to 10, you call it a 10 point scale. There's millions of possible decimals between 0 and 10, but so what? And if you look at the grading scale as used, it does NOT have 100 gradations because they don't use every 0.1 gradation.

    Now about that $100.0 coin...

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    cameonut2011cameonut2011 Posts: 10,062 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This reminds me of a near identical thread I started about CAC. 🤣

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    DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,562 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @cameonut2011 said:

    This reminds me of a near identical thread I started about CAC. 🤣

    I stole it from you most likely. I recall a cac thread when there were 3 other running highly controversial cac threads, it began with “short essay thread….” I’m sure that one had to be yours then 😂

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    spyglassdesignspyglassdesign Posts: 1,514 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It can be fun if you are into that kinda thing 🤷

    I am curious to see what @DeplorableDan and others get, though!

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,997 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @VanHalen said:
    I think it is an interesting way to make money for the seller(s). It can be a fun way for buyers to purchase coins if they choose. It also has the potential to bring new collectors into the coin market.

    P.S. I'd love to see a pre-1965 US coin VaultBox priced at $295.

    Actually, I wouldn't mind a post-1965 VB in the $100-$150 range. Obviously, they sold out quickly at $600. But there's a much bigger market with a lower price point.

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    ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,433 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:

    @jmlanzaf said:
    I applaud any attempt to reach potential new collectors in a new way.

    Whether it changes anything for me depends on whether or not it's successful. It could change nothing. It could change everything. (Hello 10 point scale!)

    Math

    It is a 100 point scale.

    Math. It's a 10 point scale with decimals. It matters. Or will you take $100.0 for your $1000 coin?

    wow, your an academic right?

    Yes. With a math degree. When it goes from 0 to 10, you call it a 10 point scale. There's millions of possible decimals between 0 and 10, but so what? And if you look at the grading scale as used, it does NOT have 100 gradations because they don't use every 0.1 gradation.

    Now about that $100.0 coin...

    There are 100 different grades in this system.

    Academia is so pious.

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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,864 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:

    Academia is so pious.

    Expertise via research—same as you. Confession by accusation.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,997 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:

    @jmlanzaf said:
    I applaud any attempt to reach potential new collectors in a new way.

    Whether it changes anything for me depends on whether or not it's successful. It could change nothing. It could change everything. (Hello 10 point scale!)

    Math

    It is a 100 point scale.

    Math. It's a 10 point scale with decimals. It matters. Or will you take $100.0 for your $1000 coin?

    wow, your an academic right?

    Yes. With a math degree. When it goes from 0 to 10, you call it a 10 point scale. There's millions of possible decimals between 0 and 10, but so what? And if you look at the grading scale as used, it does NOT have 100 gradations because they don't use every 0.1 gradation.

    Now about that $100.0 coin...

    There are 100 different grades in this system.

    Academia is so pious.

    Really, you're the one who jumped on me for simply referring to it as a 10 point scale.

    There are not 100 different grades. There's 29.

    It starts at 1.0. Right off the bat, you're down to 90 possible numbers between 1.0 and 10.0. Then they don't use any numbers except full integers and half integers until 8.

    The numbers being used are:
    1
    1.5
    2.0
    2.5
    3.0
    3.5
    4.0
    4.5
    5.0
    5.5
    6.0
    6.5
    7.0
    7.5
    8.0
    8.3
    8.5
    8.8
    9,0
    9.1
    9.2
    9.3
    9.4
    9.5
    9.6
    9.7
    9.8
    9.9
    10.0

    So, I've got numbers from 1 to 10 and a total of 29 grades. How is that 100?

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,997 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Fraz said:

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:

    Academia is so pious.

    Expertise via research—same as you. Confession by accusation.

    https://www.ngccoin.com/specialty-services/ngcx-10-point-grading-scale/

    There's only 29 grades in the system. All between 1 and 10. If calling it a 10 point scale (as NGC does) is pious, I plead guilty.

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    ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,433 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 29, 2023 6:58PM

    I did not go and read the hype from the website.

    It is a 100 point scale. Just because they chose not to use all the points on that scale, that is on them.

    Now if there was only a 9.5 and 8.5, then that would be a 20 point scale. But they chose otherwise.

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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,864 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don’t have a candle at this wake. A generalization aggravated me to react.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,997 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 29, 2023 7:02PM

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:
    I did not go and read the hype from the website.

    It is a 100 point scale. Just because they chose not to use all the points on that scale, that is on them.

    Now if there was only a 9.5 and 8.5, then that would be a 20 point scale. But they chose otherwise.

    "A New Era of Coin Collecting Starts Now
    NGC is the first grading authority to offer a 10-point grading scale for modern coins, with the same precision, consistency and guarantee we've been known for since our founding in 1987. Coexisting with NGC's industry-standard 70-point grading scale, NGCX makes it easier than ever for collectors of comics, trading cards, sports cards and other collectibles graded on a 10-point scale to expand their interest to coin"

    If you would like to refer to it as a 100 point scale or an alligator scale or a fish scale, I don't really care. But calling me out for calling it what NGC calls it is a little pious, don't you think?

    Now, about that $100.0 coin. Can I get it for $10.00 instead?

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    ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,433 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Such a brilliant idea that I sent my coins in for the new new 7 point scale ...

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,997 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:
    Such a brilliant idea that I sent my coins in for the new new 7 point scale ...

    That's actually super interesting. Makes me wonder who programs their computer. There's no reason why that field should even allow a decimal point.

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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,864 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:
    Such a brilliant idea that I sent my coins in for the new new 7 point scale ...

    You’re a dang magician. You segue smoothly into an example of metaerror.

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    FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,857 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DeplorableDan said:
    I regret (but not really?) to announce that I’ve accepted an offer for my box on eBay and the buyer has paid, I will be shipping it off to its final destination tomorrow when it arrives.

    After seeing results of opened boxes and subsequent Vaultbox offers I’ve decided that it’s in my best interest to get out while the getting is still good. After eBay fees I will net around 900, so a 50% roi isn’t too shabby. I really did not intend to buy one to flip it, but when I considered the strong possibility that my $900 could become $300 tomorrow, I prefer not to sacrifice a guaranteed profit for the chance that I’ll “get lucky” and get a box worth $600-$700.

    I think it's funny that over the many pages of VaultBox threads, no one really seemed to consider this third option. It appears to be a relatively safe gamble to try and flip the boxes, with more than a few selling for over $1000 on Ebay. So much arguing over this where there appears to be a simple, and relatively smart, way out.

    Young Numismatist, Coin Photographer.

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,676 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Touche' @UpGrayedd

    Box red box dead box
    Gift grift drift quiet riot
    Your fate awaits you

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    WQuarterFreddieWQuarterFreddie Posts: 2,548 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Namvet69 said:
    Touche' @UpGrayedd

    Box red box dead box
    Gift grift drift quiet riot
    Your fate awaits you

    Let's start a riot! A riot! Let's start a riot! Great song by a great band🤣😂

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,997 ✭✭✭✭✭

    VaultBox something new
    Imprisoned by familiar
    They reject all change

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    P0CKETCHANGEP0CKETCHANGE Posts: 2,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pitchforks and torches
    Made him sell it on eBay
    The contents unknown

    Nothing is as expensive as free money.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Regarding the original question - two words... Stay Away.... Cheers, RickO

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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,864 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Gang, does he have to show us how to count syllables, too?

    @jmlanzaf said:

    VaultBox something new
    Imprisoned by familiar
    They reject all change

    Ugh, Sylvia Plathish, though.

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    OnastoneOnastone Posts: 3,786 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Inspired by Seuss:

    Knox, Fox, Stocks, Box
    Fox buys stocks.
    Knox buys box.
    Fox stocks climb some.
    Knox keeps his box unopened maintaining mystery values some.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,997 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Fraz said:
    Gang, does he have to show us how to count syllables, too?

    @jmlanzaf said:

    VaultBox something new
    Imprisoned by familiar
    They reject all change

    Ugh, Sylvia Plathish, though.

    5-7-5

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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,864 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Math. It's a 10 point scale with decimals. It matters. Or will you take $100.0 for your $1000 coin?

    @jmlanzaf —This wrote itself last night

    Math
    It’s a ten point scale
    With decimals it matters
    Take a hundred?

    Maybe a day of haiku, will chill us, and make us think before we write.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,997 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Fraz said:
    Gang, does he have to show us how to count syllables, too?

    @jmlanzaf said:

    VaultBox something new
    Imprisoned by familiar
    They reject all change

    Ugh, Sylvia Plathish, though.

    5-7-5> @Fraz said:

    Math. It's a 10 point scale with decimals. It matters. Or will you take $100.0 for your $1000 coin?

    @jmlanzaf —This wrote itself last night

    Math
    It’s a ten point scale
    With decimals it matters
    Take a hundred?

    Maybe a day of haiku, will chill us, and make us think before we write.

    LOL.

    If I didn't have actual work to do, I'd point out to EOC that since the + system came into play, according to his rules, the Sheldon scale is now a 700 point scale!!!

    All in favor of NGCX 10.00?

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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,864 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like both you guys. It’s like seeing mommy and daddy bicker.

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