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Attended a very large multi-family yard sale today and ....

Klif50Klif50 Posts: 658 ✭✭✭✭

Our local police department put on a huge multi-family yard sale today. We attended and walked around looking at all the clothes, rip-off Nike sneakers, kitchen ware, books and toys and came upon one dealer with a large (LARGE) number of "silver" rounds, gold one ounce bars and Franklin Mint medals.

The rounds were marked .999 silver or .999 platinum, one ounce, with various figures or Mercury Dime obverse styled obverses. They were all in plastic cointains (except the bars) and when I picked some of them up they were noticeably light in weight. The gold bar was a funny color. The Franklin Mint medals were bronze I believe. He wanted $25 each for the Franklin Mint medals in their original packaging and I have no idea what those were worth. He quoted $30 each on the silver rounds, $35 on the platinum one and $50 on the gold bar. When asked if they were real silver he wouldn't look me in the eye.

I am not sure where all the fakes came from but if you weren't weight aware you might be taken in with the silver ones. The plat and gold were ludicrous. All this being sold on the grounds of the Police Station.

I didn't bring my good magnet but my small one I carry was attracted to all the rounds and bars.

Got to watch what is going on there.

The next booth had a lot of Pokemon cards and baseball cards that were all suspect.

The fake Nike's didn't fit.

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  • HalfpenceHalfpence Posts: 442 ✭✭✭✭

    This was at a police department yard sale?

  • blitzdudeblitzdude Posts: 5,300 ✭✭✭✭✭

    LOL welcome to "Merica". SMH!! RGDS!!!

    The whole worlds off its rocker, buy Gold™.

  • Klif50Klif50 Posts: 658 ✭✭✭✭

    @Halfpence said:
    This was at a police department yard sale?

    The police department provided the spaces ($10 for a space) and sellers provided their own tables, canopies and chairs. I spoke to one of the officers and he asked if I was an expert on those items and if I would be willing to make a complaint. I'm not an expert and wasn't willing to make a complaint so I don't know if the seller ended up selling any of not.

    Buying anything at a yard sale like there, where the sellers don't have a store front or even a name on a sign to come back to later, is always taking a chance.

  • rte592rte592 Posts: 1,387 ✭✭✭✭✭

    So where are the pictures.
    Sorry I would have called out that seller and made an argument for counterfeit items.
    Maybe make the seller uncomfortable and they would leave.
    Contact the local news crew.

  • tincuptincup Posts: 4,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The irony.... at a police yard sale! It's commonplace and mainstream. Buyer beware.

    ----- kj
  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yeah.... I would have made an issue about the fakes with the seller... and if I got attitude, would have made a formal complaint. Got to push this issue wherever found. Cheers, RickO

  • dcarrdcarr Posts: 7,904 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @blitzdude said:
    LOL welcome to "Merica". SMH!! RGDS!!!

    But I thought you said everything in America is great ?

  • blitzdudeblitzdude Posts: 5,300 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @dcarr said:

    @blitzdude said:
    LOL welcome to "Merica". SMH!! RGDS!!!

    But I thought you said everything in America is great ?

    'Merica is great! Come join the team. SMPR!!!

    The whole worlds off its rocker, buy Gold™.

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,208 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @blitzdude said:

    @dcarr said:

    @blitzdude said:
    LOL welcome to "Merica". SMH!! RGDS!!!

    But I thought you said everything in America is great ?

    'Merica is great! Come join the team. SMPR!!!

    Am I the only one here that has no idea what SMPR means? :#

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

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

    Am I the only one here that has no idea what SMPR means? :#

    Nope.

    Q: Are You Printing Money? Bernanke: Not Literally

    I knew it would happen.
  • tincuptincup Posts: 4,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Probably Semper Fi abbreviation?

    ----- kj
  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well... one meaning is Social Media Press Release.... Cheers, RickO

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,602 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Which is why I carry a hard drive magnet and pocket size digital scale to all flea and yard sale adventures. Just picked up a nice undated, circa 1980's silver round corporate swag piece, Wilmington Trust marked JM .999 (Johnson Matthey) and a toned 87 ASE, both at spot. Enjoy. Peace Roy

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  • rte592rte592 Posts: 1,387 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Namvet69 said:
    Which is why I carry a hard drive magnet and pocket size digital scale to all flea and yard sale adventures. Just picked up a nice undated, circa 1980's silver round corporate swag piece, Wilmington Trust marked JM .999 (Johnson Matthey) and a toned 87 ASE, both at spot. Enjoy. Peace Roy

    Roy do you usually ask if the seller has anything else?
    Nice pickups and I'd probably need a 10x loupe to see the JM logo.
    I should get together a GO bag for the car.
    My friends father that was always scoring stuff had a loupe around his neck.
    Can't tell you how many deals he got, but I was witness to at least 2 diamond rings over a carat.

  • cohodkcohodk Posts: 18,512 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @blitzdude said:

    @dcarr said:

    @blitzdude said:
    LOL welcome to "Merica". SMH!! RGDS!!!

    But I thought you said everything in America is great ?

    'Merica is great! Come join the team. SMPR!!!

    Oo-rah!!!

    Excuses are tools of the ignorant

    Knowledge is the enemy of fear

  • dcarrdcarr Posts: 7,904 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Namvet69 said:
    Which is why I carry a hard drive magnet and pocket size digital scale to all flea and yard sale adventures. Just picked up a nice undated, circa 1980's silver round corporate swag piece, Wilmington Trust marked JM .999 (Johnson Matthey) and a toned 87 ASE, both at spot. Enjoy. Peace Roy

    Nice find on the JM round. Good deal on the Silver Eagle as well, of course.

  • dcarrdcarr Posts: 7,904 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 17, 2023 2:49PM

    @blitzdude said:

    @dcarr said:

    @blitzdude said:
    LOL welcome to "Merica". SMH!! RGDS!!!

    But I thought you said everything in America is great ?

    'Merica is great! Come join the team. SMPR!!!

    Pointing out the flaws and failings in the system is NOT anti-American.
    In fact, it is a patriotic act to do so.

    PS:
    If you think things are so great with America, why do you have any gold ?
    You should sell all your metal and buy Treasury Bonds.

  • cohodkcohodk Posts: 18,512 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @dcarr said:

    You should sell all your metal and buy Treasury Bonds.

    Bought some today. 5.13% for 100 days.

    Nice tip on the magnet Namvet69.

    Excuses are tools of the ignorant

    Knowledge is the enemy of fear

  • blitzdudeblitzdude Posts: 5,300 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @dcarr said:

    @blitzdude said:

    @dcarr said:

    @blitzdude said:
    LOL welcome to "Merica". SMH!! RGDS!!!

    But I thought you said everything in America is great ?

    'Merica is great! Come join the team. SMPR!!!

    Pointing out the flaws and failings in the system is NOT anti-American.
    In fact, it is a patriotic act to do so.

    PS:
    If you think things are so great with America, why do you have any gold ?
    You should sell all your metal and buy Treasury Bonds.

    Why on earth would I sell the Au to buy more bonds? I already own bonds amongst many other things. It's called diversification. Perhaps you were sleeping the day they taught ECON101?

    Some spend their entire existence trying to point out the "flaws and failings" in the system. Others simply choose to live and ENJOY life. Try it sometime brother, It's a beautiful world once you venture above ground. PEACE!

    The whole worlds off its rocker, buy Gold™.

  • dcarrdcarr Posts: 7,904 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @blitzdude said:

    @dcarr said:

    @blitzdude said:

    @dcarr said:

    @blitzdude said:
    LOL welcome to "Merica". SMH!! RGDS!!!

    But I thought you said everything in America is great ?

    'Merica is great! Come join the team. SMPR!!!

    Pointing out the flaws and failings in the system is NOT anti-American.
    In fact, it is a patriotic act to do so.

    PS:
    If you think things are so great with America, why do you have any gold ?
    You should sell all your metal and buy Treasury Bonds.

    Why on earth would I sell the Au to buy more bonds? I already own bonds amongst many other things. It's called diversification. Perhaps you were sleeping the day they taught ECON101?

    Some spend their entire existence trying to point out the "flaws and failings" in the system. Others simply choose to live and ENJOY life. Try it sometime brother, It's a beautiful world once you venture above ground. PEACE!

    So you "diversify" with Treasury Bonds and gold.
    What is the gold for ?
    To protect against a default on the Treasury bonds ?

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