Retailers Around The World That Accept Crypto, From Pizza to Travel
News by Cointelegraph: Jinia Shawdagor Earlier on, when Bitcoin (BTC) arrived on the scene, most cryptocurrency enthusiasts held on to their coins, as there were only so many places they could be spent. Nowadays, the list of marketplaces and retailers accepting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is significantly larger, providing crypto enthusiasts with more options for making real-world purchases. After all, with recognizable organizations like Microsoft and Wikipedia now accepting Bitcoin as payment, conversations about Bitcoin and the power of cryptocurrencies are becoming more prominent. Currently, several fast-food restaurants and coffee shops have started accepting Bitcoin as payment. This will likely provide traction for mass adoption as cryptocurrency payments become increasingly commonplace in day-to-day purchases. Granted, there are some jurisdictions that do not consider Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency as legal tender. Despite this set back, even big tech companies like Facebook are coming up with payment systems that mimic cryptocurrencies. Here are some of the leading retailers, merchants and companies that will let you book flights and hotels, buy coffee or pizza, or even go to space with crypto.
Pay for a burger in Germany with crypto
The German branch of fast-food restaurant chain Burger King now claims to accept Bitcoin as payment for its online orders and deliveries, but this is not the first time Burger King has warmed up to Bitcoin as a form of payment. The company, headquartered in Florida in the United States, had its Russian branch announce in 2017 that it would start accepting Bitcoin payments, but it ultimately did not take off. The global fast-food retailer reports an annual revenue of about $20 billion and serves about 11 million customers around the world. If all its outlets move to accept Bitcoin as payment, cryptocurrency adoption would inevitably spread.
Spend crypto at Starbucks and other places
For crypto payments to gain traction, merchants need to implement systems that enable swift and easy cryptocurrency spending. Starbucks is one of the companies taking advantage of this concept through Flexa, a U.S.-based payment startup that is helping the cafe giant, as well as dozens of other companies, accept cryptocurrency payments. The company developed an app called Spedn that enables crypto holders to make purchases with merchants like Starbucks. The company’s CEO believes that by making cryptocurrencies spendable in the mainstream, commerce will realize the full benefit of blockchain technology all over the world. Crypto enthusiasts in Silicon Valley’s Palo Alto might already be familiar with Coupa Cafe for other reasons apart from its coffee and food. Through its partnership with a Facebook software developer, Coupa Cafe has been accepting Bitcoin as payment since 2013. Reports show that the cafe received a steady stream of Bitcoin revenue as soon as they started implementing crypto payments — a clear sign of how eager its customers were to pay in Bitcoin. Coupa Cafe is among the few physical businesses in Palo Alto that accept Bitcoin at the moment. The cafe owners believe that their collaboration with the Facebook software engineer will create more traction in terms of Bitcoin adoption.
Buy food with crypto
With over 50,000 takeaway restaurants listed on its United Kingdom-based site, OrderTakeaways is one of the surest ways to get a pizza paid for with crypto delivered to your doorstep. The company has been accepting Bitcoin payments for online takeout orders since 2018. And other similar services include the Korean platform Shuttledelivery as well as German-based service Lieferando and its subsidiaries in several other countries. Apart from online orders, crypto can also be spent at a regular Subway restaurants. As early as 2013, several Subway branches started accepting Bitcoin as payment. Now, for a fraction of a Bitcoin, a Subway sandwich can be purchased at select restaurants.
Pay with Bitcoin to tour space
Besides buying food and inexpensive, day-to-day items with crypto, a trip to space can now be bought with Bitcoin. That’s right. Richard Branson’s space tourism company, Virgin Galactic, started accepting Bitcoin as payment as far back as 2013. Although Branson’s predicted date for the first commercial flight has been pushed back several times, the company achieved its first suborbital space flight last year. Perhaps soon, people will be able to tour the moon on crypto’s dime.
Buy jewelry with Bitcoin
A brick-and-mortar American jewelry company called Reeds Jewelers accepts Bitcoin for both its physical and online stores. What’s more, if a purchase is worth more than $25,000, the company provides free armored delivery for safety. Other jewelry companies accepting Bitcoin include Blue Nile Jewelry, Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry and Coaex Jewelry, to name a few. A big advantage of purchasing large ticket items — like a diamond — with crypto is that it makes moving around large amounts of money cheap and effortless. Reports show that more Silicon Valley investors are buying jewelry with Bitcoin. Last year, Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry reported a 20% growth in crypto transactions, leading to a boost in the company’s sales. The company has been accepting Bitcoin since 2014.
Send and redeem gift cards with Bitcoin
Gyft, a digital platform that allows users to buy, send and redeem gift cards, was one of the first merchants enabling cryptocurrency adoption to gain traction in the real world. The mobile gift card app allows Bitcoin to be used to purchase gift cards from several retailers, some of which include Burger King, Subway, Amazon and Starbucks. The company has also partnered with popular crypto exchange Coinbase to enable users to buy gift cards from their Coinbase wallets.
Travel and pay in Bitcoin
If a traveler only has Bitcoin at their disposal, the following merchants will gladly offer services in exchange for it. TravelbyBit, a flight and hotel booking service, accepts cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Binance Coin and Litecoin (LTC) as payment. With a network of over 300 crypto-friendly merchants, the platform is one of the biggest supporters of crypto adoption. TravelbyBit can also alert you to upcoming blockchain events in order to interact with other crypto enthusiasts from around the globe. Other platforms to book flights with crypto include Destinia, CheapBizClass, CheapAir, AirBaltic, Bitcoin.Travel and ABitSky, among others.
Use crypto to book a five-star hotel in Zurich
If ever one finds themselves traveling to Zurich Switzerland, either BTC or Ether (ETH) can be used to pay for a stay in a five-star hotel in Zurich. In May 2019, five-star hotel and spa Dodler Grand announced that it will start accepting Bitcoin and Ether as payment. The hotel has partnered with a fintech firm Inacta as well as Bity (a Swiss-based crypto exchange) to facilitate the payment and conversion of crypto to fiat money. The hotel boasts an amazing view of the Swiss landscape among other enticing amenities that come with a five-star hotel.
Pay for electronics and more with crypto
For all the gadget lovers, there are a bunch of platforms that allow electronic purchases with cryptocurrency. Newegg, for instance, is an electronic retail giant that uses BitPay to process payments made with digital currencies. Even though one cannot get refunds for Bitcoin purchases, Newegg has a good reputation for quality items. Plus, the company boasts its being among the first merchants to support cryptocurrency adoption. Other platforms for gadget junkies include Eyeboot (a platform that sells crypto mining rigs in exchange for crypto), Microsoft, FastTech and Alza (a U.K.-based online store that sells phones and beauty products).
An ever-expanding list
It seems clear that more retailers are warming up to the idea of accepting cryptocurrencies. There is still a long way to go before full adoption can be achieved, but many companies have nevertheless benefited from being early adopters. Despite the volatile price movements of cryptocurrencies, all evidence points to a future cashless society that uses digital currencies, and crypto is leading the way.
"Buying silver jewelry with bitcoin is not quite as robust of a market as buying silver bullion with Bitcoin. High mark-ups have likely made Bitcoin-holders, who often have a good understanding of basic economics, wary of using bitcoin to buy silver jewelry."
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[WTS] Auction Leftovers #2 (Older/Better World Silver ONLY)
Good morning again! Okay - so Round 1 of "Leftovers" worked out pretty well...found a lot of new homes for coins from my collection. As a result, I'm going to give it a second shot with leftovers from the September 13 Auction. NOTE: I'm also going to incorporate some lessons learned from last time that will hopefully streamline the process. This listing is for items that did not sell during the September 13 Auction (most likely due to BP/fees) - so you can buy anything you want right here and right now - no buyer's premiums, no additional fees - JUST DISCOUNTS: *All the World Silver is 10% off the listed price. *FREE shipping for any order over $100. *NUCLEAR OPTION: Buy everything that remains for 15% off listed asking price. Each lot was individually imaged (front and back) for the auction - so the easiest way for you to see exactly what you're buying is to visit the auction link (the auction is over, so I'm not advertising anything different or advertising an upcoming auction) - so here that is: https://www.auctionzip.com/auction-catalog/Coins-US,-Foreign-,-Rare,-Graded,-Type,-Jewelry,-More-2_PD4EXTCK7K/ Here is the required "prove you still have the stuff" photo with the username card and today's date (I pulled the first five items out of the storage trays so you weren't just seeing the tops of bags): PHOTO Payment: PayPal. I do not have Venmo/Zello/Bitcoin or any other form of digital payment at this time. No notes if using PPFF, please. Thank you. Shipping: I will charge you what it costs me for the USPS label rounded up to the nearest dollar. For First Class that is usually $4, for USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Small Box it will be $9. I will get you a tracking number right after payment is received and will get your package scanned into the USPS system within 24 hours of receipt of payment. I will offer "Risky Shipping" (via stamped greeting card)at my discretionfor $1 - for single, small coins ONLY. What do YOU need to do to buy coins from this group: send me a list of which lots you want (for example, I want to buy lots # 51, 52, 53, 54, 55) and I will send you a total. There are too many coins here (plus there are duplicates) so I cannot look up the coins you want by description - just give me lot numbers and it will be much simpler. I'd like to make a simple and polite request - if I have sent you my PayPal information (meaning we've agreed to a deal) please finish it up as soon as you can so I can check you off the list and move on to the next person. This helps make sure you get all the coins we discussed and no one else is in limbo. I will do my absolute best to update the ad as soon as lots sell. World Silver (remember - 10% off listed price!) 51 World Silver - Panama 1904 5 Centesimos $6.00 53 World Silver - Panama 1904 5 Centesimos $6.00 54 World Silver - Panama 1904 5 Centesimos $6.00 55World Silver - Panama 1930 1/10 Balboa $3.00 57 World Silver - Panama 1931 1/10 Balboa $5.00 58 World Silver - Panama 1931 1/10 Balboa $5.00 59 World Silver - Panama 1931 1/10 Balboa $5.00 60 World Silver - Panama 1931 1/10 Balboa $5.00 61 World Silver - Panama 1931 1/10 Balboa $5.00 62 World Silver - Panama 1962 1/10 Balboa $3.00 63 World Silver - France 1903 50 Centimes KEY DATE $8.00 64World Silver - France 1911 50 Centimes KEY DATE $10.00 67World Silver - France 1872 K 1 Franc $6.00 68 World Silver - Curacao 1900 1/4 Gulden $8.00 69 World Silver - Netherlands 1850 25 Cents KEY DATE $40.00 70 World Silver - Netherlands 1905 25 Cents NICE $20.00 71 World Silver - Netherlands 1917 25 Cents $3.00 72World Silver - Netherlands 1909 1/2 Gulden NICE $20.00 77World Silver - Belgium 1869 1 Franc $15.00 78 World Silver - Belgium 1904 2 Francs $10.00 79World Silver - Belgium 1909 2 Frank $10.00 83World Silver - Great Britain 1817 Shilling $8.00 84 World Silver - Great Britain 1825 Shilling $12.00 85 World Silver - Great Britain 1839 Shilling $10.00 86 World Silver - Great Britain 1857 Shilling $10.00 87 World Silver - Great Britain 1859 Shilling $10.00 88World Silver - Great Britain 1871 (40) Shilling $10.00 89 World Silver - Great Britain 1887 Shilling $8.00 90 World Silver - Great Britain 1864 (4) Sixpence $6.00 91 World Silver - Great Britain 1865 (4) Sixpence $6.00 92 World Silver - Great Britain 1866 (46) Sixpence $6.00 93World Silver - Great Britain 1884 Sixpence $4.00 94World Silver - Great Britain 1892 Sixpence $6.00 95 World Silver - Great Britain 1893 Sixpence $4.00 96 World Silver - Great Britain 1909 Sixpence $4.00 97 World Silver - Great Britain 1912 Sixpence $6.00 98 World Silver - Great Britain 1916 Sixpence $4.00 99 World Silver - Great Britain 1918 Sixpence $4.00 251 World Silver - Bahamas 1970 Proof 50 Cents LOW MINTAGE $8.00 255 World Silver - Bahamas 1974 Proof 50 Cents LOW MINTAGE $8.00 256 World Silver - Bahamas 1974 Proof 50 Cents LOW MINTAGE $8.00 257 World Silver - Bahamas 1976 Proof 50 Cents LOW MINTAGE $8.00 258 World Silver - Bahamas 1970 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE $14.00 259 World Silver - Bahamas 1971 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE $14.00 260 World Silver - Bahamas 1971 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE $14.00 262World Silver - Bahamas 1972 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE $14.00 263 World Silver - Bahamas 1973 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE $14.00 264 World Silver - Bahamas 1974 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE $14.00 265 World Silver - Bahamas 1974 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE $14.00 266 World Silver - Bahamas 1976 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE $14.00 267 World Silver - Bahamas 1971 Proof 2 Dollars LOW MINTAGE $27.00 268World Silver - Bahamas 1972 Proof 2 Dollars LOW MINTAGE $27.00 269 World Silver - Bahamas 1972 Proof 2 Dollars LOW MINTAGE $27.00 271 World Silver - Bahamas 1974 Proof 2 Dollars LOW MINTAGE $27.00 272 World Silver - Bahamas 1976 Proof 2 Dollars LOW MINTAGE $27.00 273 World Silver - Barbados 1973 Proof 5 Dollars LOW MINTAGE $24.00 275 World Silver - Barbados 1973 Proof 5 Dollars LOW MINTAGE $24.00 276 World Silver - British Virgin Islands 1973 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE $23.00 277 World Silver - British Virgin Islands 1973 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE $23.00 278 World Silver - British Virgin Islands 1973 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE $23.00 279 World Silver - British Virgin Islands 1974 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE $23.00 280 World Silver - British Virgin Islands 1974 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE $23.00 281 World Silver - British Virgin Islands 1975 Proof 1 Dollar LOW MINTAGE $23.00 282World Silver - Canada 1973 5 Dollars UNC $22.00 283 World Silver - Canada 1973 5 Dollars UNC $22.00 284World Silver - Canada 1973 5 Dollars UNC $22.00 285 World Silver - Canada 1973 5 Dollars UNC $22.00 286 World Silver - Canada 1973 5 Dollars UNC $22.00 287World Silver - France 1963 5 Francs UNC $10.00 288 World Silver - France 1963 5 Francs UNC $10.00 289 World Silver - Australia 1961 1 Shilling UNC $4.00 290 World Silver - Australia 1961 1 Shilling UNC $4.00 295 World Silver - Australia 1943 S 1 Shilling NICE $6.00 296World Silver - Panama 1947 1/4 Balboa UNC $15.00 297World Silver - South Africa 1958 1 Shilling UNC $4.00 299World Silver - Great Britain 1944 Florin/Two Shillings NICE AU $6.00 300World Silver - Great Britain 1919 1 Shilling NICE AU $20.00 452World Silver - Canada 1948 10 Cents $3.00 453 World Silver - Canada 1948 10 Cents $3.00 454 World Silver - Canada 1948 10 Cents $3.00 455 World Silver - Canada 1948 10 Cents $3.00 456 World Silver - Canada 1948 10 Cents $3.00 457 World Silver - Canada 1945 10 Cents $3.00 458 World Silver - Canada 1937 10 Cents $3.00 461 World Silver - Canada 1935 10 Cents $4.00 462 World Silver - Canada 1935 10 Cents $4.00 463 World Silver - Canada 1935 10 Cents $4.00 464 World Silver - Canada 1935 10 Cents $4.00 465 World Silver - Canada 1930 10 Cents $5.00 467World Silver - Canada 1919 10 Cents $5.00 468World Silver - Canada 1919 10 Cents $5.00 469 World Silver - Canada 1914 10 Cents $4.00 470 World Silver - Canada 1913 10 Cents $5.00 472 World Silver - Canada 1912 10 Cents $3.00 473 World Silver - Canada 1912 10 Cents $3.00 474 World Silver - Canada 1911 10 Cents $6.00 475 World Silver - Canada 1909 "Victorian Leaves" 10 Cents $5.00 476 World Silver - Canada 1909 "Victorian Leaves" 10 Cents $7.00 478 World Silver - Canada 1908 10 Cents $4.00 479World Silver - Canada 1908 10 Cents $4.00 480 World Silver - Canada 1908 10 Cents $4.00 481 World Silver - Canada 1908 10 Cents $4.00 482World Silver - Canada 1906 10 Cents $4.00 483 World Silver - Canada 1904 10 Cents $5.00 484 World Silver - Canada 1904 10 Cents $6.00 485 World Silver - Canada 1904 10 Cents $6.00 486 World Silver - Canada 1903 H 10 Cents $5.00 487 World Silver - Canada 1903 H 10 Cents $5.00 488 World Silver - Canada 1902 10 Cents $5.00 489 World Silver - Canada 1902 10 Cents $5.00 490 World Silver - Canada 1902 10 Cents $5.00 491 World Silver - Canada 1901 10 Cents $6.00 492 World Silver - Canada 1901 10 Cents $6.00 493 World Silver - Canada 1900 10 Cents $6.00 494 World Silver - Canada 1899 10 Cents $6.00 495World Silver - Canada 1899 10 Cents $6.00 496 World Silver - Canada 1899 10 Cents $6.00 497 World Silver - Canada 1888 10 Cents $10.00 498 World Silver - Canada 1882 H 10 Cents $8.00 499 World Silver - Canada 1881 H 10 Cents $8.00 500 World Silver - Canada 1880 H 10 Cents $10.00 653World Silver - Mexico 1900 CnJQ 1 Peso NICE $25.00 654World Silver - Russia 1899 50 Kopeks $10.00 655World Silver - Russia 1897 50 Kopeks $10.00 656World Silver - Austria 1908 5 Corona $21.00 657World Silver - Hungary 1881 1 Forint $11.00 658World Silver - Austria 1907 5 Corona $21.00 659World Silver - Germany (Empire) 1881 A 1 Mark $5.00 661World Silver - Germany (Empire) 1876 A 1 Mark $5.00 662World Silver - Germany (Empire) 1875 D 1 Mark $5.00 663World Silver - Canada (Newfoundland) 1945 C 10 Cents $3.00 664World Silver - Canada (Newfoundland) 1942 C 10 Cents $3.00 665 World Silver - Canada (Newfoundland) 1917 C 10 Cents $3.00 675 World Silver - Canada 1909 25 Cents $8.00 676 World Silver - Canada 1905 25 Cents $10.00 677 World Silver - Canada 1905 25 Cents $10.00 678 World Silver - Canada 1903 25 Cents $10.00 679 World Silver - Canada 1902 25 Cents $10.00 680 World Silver - Canada 1870 25 Cents $12.00 681 World Silver - Australia 1917 M 1 Florin $10.00 682World Silver - Australia 1915 H 1 Florin KEY DATE $20.00 683 World Silver - Australia 1939 1 Florin KEY DATE $15.00 684 World Silver - Australia 1912 1 Shilling KEY DATE $10.00 685 World Silver - Australia 1913 1 Shilling KEY DATE $10.00 686World Silver - Australia 1910 Sixpence $4.00 687 World Silver - Australia 1917 M Sixpence KEY DATE $10.00 688 World Silver - Australia 1918 M Sixpence KEY DATE $25.00 689 World Silver - Australia 1918 M Sixpence KEY DATE $35.00 691 World Silver - Australia 1920 M Sixpence SEMI KEY DATE $10.00 692 World Silver - Australia 1922 Sixpence KEY DATE $15.00 693 World Silver - Australia 1943 D Sixpence NICE $4.00 694 World Silver - Mexico 1906 10 Centavos $4.00 695World Silver - Mexico 1906 10 Centavos $6.00 696 World Silver - Mexico 1910/00 10 Centavos $10.00 697World Silver - Mexico 1912 Low 2 10 Centavos $10.00 698World Silver - Mexico 1907 10 Centavos $4.00 699 World Silver - Mexico 1907 Straight 7 20 Centavos $12.00 700World Silver - Mexico 1919 20 Centavos ONE YEAR TYPE $10.00 851World Silver - Mexico (Maximilian) 1860's 10 Centavos $8.00 852World Silver - Mexico 1880 Zs S 50 Centavos $12.00 853World Silver - Mexico 1875 Do M 50 Centavos $15.00 854 World Silver - Mexico 1890 Pi R 25 Centavos LOW MINTAGE $10.00 856 World Silver - Mexico 1885 Go R 25 Centavos LOW MINTAGE $10.00 857 World Silver - Mexico 1880 Zs S 25 Centavos LOW MINTAGE $10.00 858 World Silver - Mexico 1885 Zs S 25 Centavos LOW MINTAGE $10.00 859World Silver - Mexico 1870 Zs S 25 Centavos LOW MINTAGE $10.00 860World Silver - Mexico 1884 Zs S 25 Centavos LOW MINTAGE $10.00 861 World Silver - Mexico 1887 Zs Z 25 Centavos LOW MINTAGE $10.00 862 World Silver - Mexico 1878 Zs S 25 Centavos LOW MINTAGE $10.00 863 World Silver - Mexico (Alamos) L 25 Centavos LOW MINTAGE $10.00 864World Silver - Mexico 1935 20 Centavos $3.00 865World Silver - Mexico 1940 20 Centavos $3.00 866World Silver - Mexico 1941 20 Centavos $3.00 867World Silver - Mexico 1942 20 Centavos $3.00 868World Silver - Mexico 1943 20 Centavos $3.00 870World Silver - Mexico 1887 Ca M 10 Centavos LOW MINTAGE $3.00 871World Silver - Mexico 1894 Zs Z 10 Centavos $3.00 872World Silver - Mexico 1881 Ga S 10 Centavos LOW MINTAGE $4.00 873World Silver - Mexico 1887 Do C 10 Centavos LOW MINTAGE $5.00 874World Silver - Mexico 1892 Ca M 10 Centavos LOW MINTAGE $4.00 875World Silver - Mexico 1892 Mo M 10 Centavos $3.00 876 World Silver - Mexico 1898 Do R 10 Centavos LOW MINTAGE $5.00 877World Silver - Mexico 1892 Go R 10 Centavos $5.00 878 World Silver - Mexico 1892 Ca M 10 Centavos $3.00 879 World Silver - Mexico 1890 Mo M 10 Centavos $3.00 880 World Silver - Mexico 1890 Pi R 10 Centavos $3.00 881 World Silver - Mexico 1800's Mo M 10 Centavos $2.00 882 World Silver - Mexico 1895 Mo M 10 Centavos $3.00 883 World Silver - Mexico 1899 Zs Z 10 Centavos LOW MINTAGE $3.00 884 World Silver - Mexico 1892 Ga S 10 Centavos LOW MINTAGE $3.00 885 World Silver - Mexico 1891 Go R 10 Centavos $3.00 886World Silver - Mexico 1894 Zs Z 10 Centavos $3.00 887 World Silver - Mexico 1891 Zs Z 10 Centavos $3.00 889World Silver - Mexico 1904 Mo M 10 Centavos $3.00 890World Silver - Mexico 1896 Zs Z 10 Centavos $3.00 891 World Silver - Mexico 1887 Do C 10 Centavos LOW MINTAGE $3.00 893 World Silver - Mexico 1898 Zs Z 10 Centavos $3.00 894 World Silver - Mexico 1886 Zs Z 10 Centavos $3.00 895 World Silver - Mexico 1895 Ca M 10 Centavos LOW MINTAGE $5.00 896 World Silver - Mexico 1892 Zs Z 10 Centavos $3.00 897World Silver - Mexico 1892 Ca M 10 Centavos LOW MINTAGE $3.00 898 World Silver - Mexico 1889 Mo M 10 Centavos $3.00 899 World Silver - Mexico 1894 Ca M 10 Centavos LOW MINTAGE $4.00 900 World Silver - Mexico 1890 Zs Z 10 Centavos $3.00 Finally, THANK YOU and have a WONDERFUL WEEK!
Good morning! I'm trying something new today - so let's see how this goes. (If it works, I'll do it again. It it doesn't, I won't waste anyone's time with it next time because it's a LOT of work.) What we have here are the leftovers from yesterday's auction. I have heard from a few people that the buyer's premium and other fees the auctioneer adds on (so he can make money and pay for the auctions) are too high - so I'm offering them all here for sale individually. No buyer's premiums. No additional fees. In fact, I'M OFFERING DISCOUNTS: *All the World Silver is 10% off the listed price. *All the World Non-Silver marked $1.00 are now $.75 each. *FREE shipping for any order over $100. Each lot was individually imaged (front and back) for the auction - so the easiest way for you to see exactly what you're buying is to visit the auction link (the auction is over, so I'm not advertising anything different or advertising an upcoming auction) - so here that is: https://www.auctionzip.com/auction-catalog/Coins-US,-Foreign-,-Rare,-Graded,-Type,-Jewelry,-More-3_Q37IBJZ4W1/?page=0&searchWithAll=&size=200&sort= Here is the required "prove you still have the stuff" photo with the username card and today's date (I pulled the first five items out of the storage trays so you weren't just seeing the tops of bags): PHOTO Payment: PayPal. I do not have Venmo/Zello/Bitcoin or any other form of digital payment at this time. Shipping: I will charge you what it costs me for the USPS label rounded up to the nearest dollar. For First Class that is usually $4, for USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Small Box it will be $9. I will get you a tracking number right after payment is received and will get your package scanned into the USPS system within 24 hours of receipt of payment. What do YOU need to do to buy coins from this group: send me a list of which lots you want (for example, I want to buy lots # 51, 52, 53, 54, 55) and I will send you a total. I will do my absolute best to update the ad as soon as lots sell. World Silver (10% off listed price!) 51World Silver - Philippines 1944 S 50 Centavos $8.00 52World Silver - Philippines 1944 S 50 Centavos $8.00 53World Silver - Philippines 1944 S 50 Centavos $8.00 54World Silver - Philippines 1944 D 20 Centavos $3.00 55World Silver - Philippines 1944 D 20 Centavos $3.00 56World Silver - Philippines 1944 D 20 Centavos $3.00 57World Silver - Belgium 1909 1 Frank $5.00 58World Silver - Philippines 1944 D 20 Centavos $3.00 59World Silver - Philippines 1944 D 20 Centavos $3.00 60World Silver - Philippines 1944 D 20 Centavos $3.00 61World Silver - Philippines 1944 D 10 Centavos $2.00 62World Silver - Philippines 1944 D 10 Centavos $2.00 64World Silver - Philippines 1944 D 10 Centavos $2.00 65World Silver - Australia 1942 (m) 1 Shilling BETTER DATE $5.00 66World Silver - New Zealand 1941 1 Florin NICE $12.00 67 World Silver - Switzerland 1920 1/2 Franc $2.00 68 World Silver - Switzerland 1951 1/2 Franc $2.00 69 World Silver - Switzerland 1952 1/2 Franc $2.00 70 World Silver - Italy 1959 500 Lire $9.00 71 World Silver - Italy 1960 500 Lire $9.00 73 World Silver - Spain 1869 (69) SN-M 1 Peseta KEY DATE $25.00 74World Silver - Sweden 1938 1 Krona $6.00 75 World Silver - France 1913 50 Centimes $2.00 76World Silver - Hong Kong 1884 10 Cents $3.00 78 World Silver - Canada 1913 25 Cents $5.00 79World Silver - Canada 1906 25 Cents $5.00 80 World Silver - Canada 1910 25 Cents $5.00 81 World Silver - Cyprus 1901 9 Piastres $10.00 82 World Silver - Canada 1917 25 Cents $5.00 83 World Silver - Canada 1918 25 Cents $5.00 84World Silver - Canada 1888 10 Cents $3.00 85 World Silver - Canada 1906 10 Cents $3.00 86 World Silver - Canada 1916 10 Cents $3.00 87 World Silver - Canada 1918 10 Cents $3.00 88 World Silver - Philippines 1917 S 10 Centavos $2.00 89World Silver - Canada (Newfoundland) 1942 C 10 Cents $3.00 90World Silver - Guatemala 1894 2 Reales Pendant $5.00 92World Silver - Great Britain 1917 3 Pence $2.00 93World Silver - Great Britain 1917 3 Pence $2.00 94World Silver - Great Britain 1916 3 Pence $2.00 95World Silver - Great Britain 1919 3 Pence $2.00 97World Silver - Great Britain 1920 3 Pence $2.00 98World Silver - Great Britain 1916 3 Pence $2.00 99 World Silver - Caribbean Country 1915 20 Centavos $5.00 100 World Silver - Caribbean Country 1953 25 Centavos $5.00 252World Silver - Great Britain 1918 3 Pence $2.00 253 World Silver - Switzerland 1945 1/2 Franc $3.00 254 World Silver - Switzerland 1950 1/2 Franc $3.00 255 World Silver - Switzerland 1953 1/2 Franc $3.00 256 World Silver - Switzerland 1975 1 Franc $8.00 257World Silver - Switzerland 1903 1 Franc $5.00 258 World Silver - Switzerland 1958 1 Franc $6.00 259World Silver - Great Britain 1919 3 Pence $2.00 260World Silver - Great Britain 1916 3 Pence $2.00 261World Silver - Great Britain 1919 3 Pence $2.00 263 World Silver - Australia 1914 (L) Sixpence $4.00 264World Silver - Australia 1916 M Sixpence KEY DATE $15.00 265World Silver - Australia 1919 M Sixpence $8.00 266 World Silver - Australia 1922 Sixpence $10.00 267 World Silver - Australia 1922 Sixpence $10.00 268 World Silver - Australia 1923 Sixpence $6.00 269 World Silver - Australia 1923 Sixpence $6.00 270World Silver - Australia 1936 Sixpence $3.00 271 World Silver - Australia 1939 Sixpence $4.00 272 World Silver - Australia 1911 Shilling $5.00 273 World Silver - Australia 1912 Shilling $8.00 274 World Silver - Australia 1912 Shilling $10.00 275 World Silver - Australia 1914 Shilling $6.00 276 World Silver - Australia 1920 Shilling $8.00 277 World Silver - Australia 1920 Shilling $10.00 278 World Silver - Australia 1922 Shilling $6.00 279 World Silver - Australia 1928 Shilling $8.00 280 World Silver - Australia 1943 Shilling $10.00 281World Silver - Germany (Bavaria) 1902 D 5 Marks $28.00 282World Silver - Germany (Saxony) 1876 E 2 Marks $20.00 283World Silver - Great Britain 1889 Sixpence $4.00 284World Silver - Great Britain 1889 Sixpence $6.00 286World Silver - Great Britain 1900 Sixpence $4.00 287World Silver - Great Britain 1904 Sixpence $4.00 288World Silver - Great Britain 1907 Sixpence $10.00 289World Silver - Great Britain 1921 Sixpence $4.00 290World Silver - Great Britain 1925 Sixpence NICE $12.00 293World Silver - Germany (Prussia) 1849 A 1/6 Thaler $8.00 294 World Silver - Portugal 1933 2 1/2 Escudos KEY DATE $8.00 295World Silver - New Zealand 1939 6 Pence $3.00 297World Silver - Great Britain 1872 (14) Shilling $8.00 298World Silver - Great Britain 1873 (81) Shilling $8.00 299 World Silver - New Zealand 1943 6 Pence $3.00 451World Silver - Seychelles 1944 25 Cents (mintage 36k) $3.00 453World Silver - Columbia 1874 10 Centavos LOW MINTAGE $4.00 454 World Silver - Guatemala 1899 1 Real $4.00 455 World Silver - Philippines 1868 20 Centimos $6.00 457World Silver - Great Britain 1918 Shilling $6.00 458World Silver - Great Britain 1924 Shilling $6.00 459World Silver - Great Britain 1925 Florin KEY DATE $15.00 463 World Silver - Egypt 1917 2 Piastres $3.00 464World Silver - Canada 1882 H Ten Cents $8.00 465 World Silver - Canada 1882 H Ten Cents $10.00 466 World Silver - Canada 1886 Ten Cents $15.00 467World Silver - Curacao 1944 D 1/4 Gulden NICE $6.00 468World Silver - Canada 1888 Ten Cents $8.00 469 World Silver - Canada 1891 Ten Cents $10.00 470 World Silver - Canada 1899 Ten Cents $8.00 471 World Silver - Canada 1902 Ten Cents $6.00 472 World Silver - Canada 1902 H Ten Cents $3.00 474 World Silver - Canada 1908 Ten Cents $4.00 476 World Silver - Canada 1908 Ten Cents $6.00 477 World Silver - Canada 1909 Ten Cents $4.00 478 World Silver - Canada 1909 Ten Cents $4.00 479World Silver - Italy 1887 1 Lira $5.00 480 World Silver - Poland 1840 MW 10 Groszy $2.00 482 World Silver - Canada 1916 Ten Cents $3.00 485World Silver - Norway 1898 50 Ore LOW MINTAGE $6.00 486World Silver - Sweden 1877 25 Ore $6.00 487World Silver - Germany (Empire) 1919 F 1/2 Mark $6.00 489World Silver - Germany (Empire) 1918 F 1/2 Mark $6.00 490 World Silver - Canada 1948 Ten Cents $3.00 491World Silver - Canada 1951 Ten Cents NICE $3.00 492World Silver - Canada 1870 25 Cents $10.00 493 World Silver - Canada 1871 H 25 Cents $10.00 494World Silver - Canada 1872 H 25 Cents $10.00 495World Silver - Germany (Lippe) 1860 A 1 Silver Groschen $10.00 497 World Silver - Canada 1874 H 25 Cents $8.00 498World Silver - Germany (Reuss-Schleiz) 1846 A 1 Silver Groschen (mintage 62k) $6.00 499 World Silver - Canada 1881 H 25 Cents $15.00 500 World Silver - Canada 1948 25 Cents $6.00 651 World Silver - Canada 1954 50 Cents NICE $9.00 652 World Silver - Canada 1903 25 Cents $8.00 653 World Silver - Canada 1904 25 Cents $8.00 654 World Silver - Canada 1905 25 Cents $8.00 655 World Silver - Canada 1905 25 Cents $8.00 656World Silver - Canada 1907 25 Cents $6.00 657 World Silver - Canada 1908 25 Cents $8.00 658 World Silver - Austria - 1868 10 Kreuzer $2.00 659 World Silver - Canada 1912 25 Cents $6.00 660 World Silver - Canada 1916 25 Cents $6.00 661 World Silver - Canada 1916 25 Cents $8.00 662 World Silver - Spain 1892 (92) 50 Centimos $3.00 663 World Silver - Canada 1921 25 Cents $8.00 664 World Silver - Canada 1921 25 Cents $8.00 665World Silver - Norway 1899 25 Ore $8.00 666 World Silver - Canada 1931 25 Cents $6.00 667World Silver - Canada 1931 25 Cents $8.00 669 World Silver - Russia 1879 20 Kopeks $4.00 672World Silver - Germany (Prussia) 1856 A 1 Silver Groschen $3.00 673World Silver - Germany (Empire) 1877 F 50 Pfennig $10.00 675World Silver - Germany (Empire) 1918 D 1/2 Mark NICE $3.00 677 World Silver - Switzerland 1955 1/2 Franc BETTER DATE $4.00 678World Silver - Germany (Empire) 1911 A 1 Mark NICE $6.00 679World Silver - Germany (Prussia) 1870 A 2 1/2 Silver Groschen $4.00 680World Silver - Sweden 1875 ST 50 Ore $10.00 681World Silver - Germany (Hesse-Darmstadt) 1842 6 Kreuzer $6.00 682World Silver - Philippines 1918 S 20 Centavos $5.00 683World Silver - Philippines 1919 S 20 Centavos $6.00 684 World Silver - Saint Thomas & Prince Island (Sao Tome et Principe) 1951 2 1/2 Escudos LOW MINTAGE $25.00 686World Silver - Germany (Wurttemberg) 1833 6 Kreuzer $4.00 687 World Silver - Dominican Republic 1891 1 Franco $10.00 688 World Silver - Straits Settlements 1895 10 Cents NICE $12.00 689 World Silver - Straits Settlements 1910 10 Cents $5.00 690World Silver - Straits Settlements 1919 10 Cents $3.00 691 World Silver - Germany (Empire) 1918 F 1/2 Mark NICE $15.00 692World Silver - Great Britain 1915 Shilling NICE $12.00 693World Silver - Japan 1899 20 Sen $6.00 694 World Silver - Japan 1932 50 Sen $6.00 697 World Silver - Canada 1929 10 Cents $3.00 700 World Silver - Canada 1948 10 Cents $3.00 851 World Silver - Egypt 1916 5 Piastres $6.00 852 World Silver - South Africa 1962 20 Cents $6.00 854 World Silver - Egypt AH1293 (Year 10; 1884) 10 Qirsh $12.00 857 World Silver - Panama 1931 1/10 Balboa $5.00 861 World Silver - Egypt AH1327 (1910-1913) 5 Qirsh $6.00 863 World Silver - Turkey AH1327 (Year 6; 1914) 5 Kurush $6.00 864World Silver - Turkey AH1293 (Year 24; 1898) 2 Kurush $3.00 865 World Silver - Egypt AH1384 (1964) 5 Piastres $3.00 867 World Silver - Syria (United Arab Republic) 1959 50 Qirsh $4.00 869World Silver - Great Britain 1834 Sixpence $8.00 870World Silver - Great Britain 1859 Sixpence $8.00 871World Silver - Great Britain 1866 (53) Sixpence $8.00 874World Silver - Great Britain 1835 1/2 Crown (LOW MINTAGE) $20.00 875World Silver - Australia 1917 M Sixpence $12.00 876 World Silver - Australia 1920 M Sixpence $10.00 877 World Silver - Australia 1912 Shilling $12.00 878 World Silver - Australia 1913 Shilling $12.00 879 World Silver - Australia 1914 Shilling $6.00 880World Silver - Australia 1925/3 Shilling $6.00 882World Silver - Australia 1914 Shilling $6.00 885 World Silver - Morocco AH1380 (1960) 1 Dirham NICE $6.00 886 World Silver - Canada 1902 10 Cents $6.00 887 World Silver - Canada 1908 10 Cents $5.00 891 World Silver - Canada 1949 10 Cents $3.00 892World Silver - Canada 1882 H 25 Cents $20.00 893 World Silver - Canada 1902 H 25 Cents $10.00 894 World Silver - Canada 1903 25 Cents $10.00 895 World Silver - Canada 1909 25 Cents $10.00 896 World Silver - Canada 1912 25 Cents $8.00 899 World Silver - Canada 1948 25 Cents $6.00 World Non-Silver (If it's listed at $1.00, it's .75) ALL BASE METAL SOLD, THANK YOU THANK YOU AND HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!
Proof: https://imgur.com/a/7xQGIbC All prices based on spot price of gold @ $1,970/oz , silver @ $24.25/oz, platinum @ $915/oz (7/31/20). Prices good with gold spot below $1990, silver below $25. I am not a coin grader. The condition of any coin listed is how it was listed when I acquired it. I will be more than happy to provide any detailed, unedited photos for any coin. Unless specifically mentioned, assume coins are in generally good condition. Noticeable defects potentially affecting the value will attempt to be noted. I try to price my items substantially below the lowest price I can find online from a national dealer. If you see a legitimate cheaper price, let me know and I may very well adjust my price. FYI, I am in Eastern time zone if I do not respond, may be sleeping. PLATINUM LISTINGS Proof:https://imgur.com/a/FcUg9BV Physical platinum has been hard to come by and premiums have been high. Lucky to have these to list: 1 oz Argor-Heraeus Platinum Bars in assay x 10 9 8 — $990/ea (spot plus $75) GOLD LISTINGS Proof: https://imgur.com/a/bGofCRx 2009-W Ultra High Relief Proof St. Gauden 24K in OGP. Quite simply, this may be the coolest coin I have ever seen! — $2,250 1 oz slabbed American Gold Eagle 25th Anniversary Early Release, MS70 NGC (2011) — $2,150 (Note: slab has some scratches on it, the coin is fine) 1924 slabbed $20 St. Gaudens gold double eagle, MS63 PCGS — $2,050 1925 Slabbed $20 St. Gaudens gold double eagle, MS64 PCGS -- $2,275 1911-S Slabbed $20 St. Gaudens gold double eagle, MS63 Blanchard — $2,200 1910 Raw $20 St. Gauden gold double eagle — $2,025 $10 Gold Liberty Head x 2 (1894, 1899) — $1,010/ea 2018-W Slabbed First Strike PCGS MS70 American Gold Eagle — $2,175 Cleaned 1899 $5 Liberty head gold coin — $535 2002 slabbed Salt Lake City Olympics $5 gold commemorative, MS69 PCGS (0.2419 oz) — $485 Proof: https://imgur.com/a/bGofCRx 100gm (10x10) Valcambi Combicard in assay. Individually @ $73/ea x 100. I will risky ship up to 3 of these in an envelope for $1 @ buyer’s risk. It will not be tracked and I do not like doing it. Would prefer $4 bubble mailer, but buyer’s choice. 1 oz gold bars in assay [Valcambi x 2 1, Sunshine Mint, PAMP Religious Romanesque (Note: some peeling of clear cover for PAMP — pictures if desired)] — $2,030 1 oz Credit Suisse gold bar, in plastic but not assay — $2,030 Sterngold, 99.95%, used in making dental alloys, 1gm each x 30. This is a unique item not likely to be found in many collector’s stash. I will risky ship up to 3 of these in an envelope for $1 @ buyer’s risk. It will not be tracked and I do not like doing it. Would prefer $4 bubble mailer, but buyer’s choice— $71/ea Proof: https://imgur.com/a/wa1mLWZ 1oz American Gold Eagle, BU (1989, Roman numerals) — $2,060 1oz American Gold Eagle (1986, Roman numerals) — $2060 1 oz gold Pandas (1987, 2011) — 1987 sealed, BU — $2,175 ; 2011, uncirculated — $2,250 1 oz Gold Apartheid era South African Krugerrands x 42 (1975 x 2, 1977, 1978, 1979 x 27, 1980, 1981 x 8, 1982, 1984) — $2,040/ea 1 oz Gold American Buffalos (2016 x 1, 2006 x 2) [NOTE: both 2006 have a slight ding on the rim. Sealed in plastic, not ex-jewelry, but slight ding. Photos if desired)] — $2,070 for 2016, $2,065/ea for 2006’s with ding 1 oz Gold Brittania, BU (2020) — $2,065 1 oz unique Canada Golden Eagle, BU (2018). This is .99999 pure (that is five 9’s). Highest purity I am aware of — $2,070 1 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonics, BU (1994 x 1, 1999 x 1) — $2,040/ea 1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leafs x 8 (1980 x 2, 1981, 2002 with red on “F” of fine gold on reverse, 2002 x 3 with some small scratches, 2011) — $2050/ea 1/4 oz American Gold Eagles x 6 4 (1988 Roman Numeral, 2013, 2014, 2015 x 2, 2020) — $565/ea 1/10oz American Gold Eagles in display (5 coins), BU (2006, 2012) — $1,200/ea Empty case to display your own set of 5 1/10 oz American Gold Eagles— $10 1/4oz Gold Brittanias, BU (2013 x4) — $600/ea 50 Pesos Mexican Gold x 10 (1947 Restrikes x 8, 1943, 1944) — $2,460/ea for restrikes, $2,470/ea for ’43, ’44 1/2 oz Gold Apartheid era South African Krugerrands x 3 (1980 x 2, 1981) — $1,100/ea 1/10 oz Gold Apartheid era South African Krugerrands x 2524 23 (various dates 1980-1984, 2011 (not apartheid era) x 1) — $240/ea 1/10 oz American Gold Eagles (various dates x 43, Roman numeral x 11 7) x 5450 45 — $240/ea for various dates, $260/ea Roman numeral dates Proof: https://imgur.com/a/KCjdPAy 2006 American Gold Eagle Proof Set (1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz — 1.85 total troy oz) in OGP — $3,875 1997 Jackie Robinson $5 gold commemorative set. Comes with COA, baseball card, pin, patch, presentation box. There are some dings on the box. Pictures if desired. (0.2419 oz) — $700 (A portion of the proceeds will go toward a reputable social justice charity) 1987 & 1988 UK Gold Sovereign Proof Sets in nice case (each set has a Double Sovereign: 28.4mm, Sovereign: 22.05mm, Half Sovereign: 19.3mm) -- $1,850/each set (NOTE: the 1988 set is missing the COA.) Austrian Ducat 4 gold coin x 2 (1915 x 2 ), 0.4438 tory oz gold — $895/ea 20 Francs Gold x 2015 6 (1110 4 — Roosters, 54 2 -- Swiss Francs, 4 1-French Empire), 0.1867 troy oz of gold/ea — $380/ea Netherlands Gold 10 Guilder x 5, contain 0.1947 troy oz/ea (1926 x 2, 1927, 1932, 1933) — $470/ea Gold Libertad 1/20 oz (2016) — $200 OBO Gold Libertad 1/10 oz, BU (2016) — $340 OBO Gold Libertad 1/10 oz proof (2016) — $350 OBO Gold Sovereigns x 5 1, contain 7.315g gold/ea (1902, 1911, 1927 x 2 x 1, 1928) — $475/ea 1/4 oz Gold Canadian Maple (2005) — $565 Proof: https://imgur.com/a/VXzaDUN Late Addition: 5 3 additional 1976 1 oz Krugerrands — $2,040/ea 6 additional Pandas: Don’t ask me why the premiums on Pandas are so high. They just are. I tried to price about $20+ dollars below the cheapest I could find them online at large dealers. If you find a legitimate lower price, let me know and I may very well adjust the price. 1985 — $2,150, 1987 — $2,120, 1988 — $2,095, 1990 — $2,150, 1991 — $2,150, 2002 — $2,200, 2011 — $2,240 26 25 1/10 oz Australian Battle of the Coral Sea Battle in the Pacific, in capsules — $225/ea 14 additional Netherlands gold 10 guilders — $470/ea LOW PREMIUM LISTINGS Proof: https://imgur.com/a/jlE0Xuu All the time I see posts looking for precious metals “at or near spot.” Well here is your chance. If you don’t purchase these, then you are not really looking for gold at or near spot, you are looking for premium items without the premium. Those deals may be out there, but they are few and far between, with lines of buyers looking to snap them up, including myself. Items here will generally be available for spot + <2%. To get a physical form of a precious metal refined, assayed, and produced into an identifiable and verifiable form/weight/purity for a tad above spot is pretty darn good, regardless of the collectability of the item. I see people paying more premium for scrap gold than some of these. 1976 Canadian Montreal Olympic $100 commemorative (one in OGP (signs of wear), one loose with OGP in worn state but coin is fine, 0.25 oz each). You are not purchasing these for the packaging. — $500/ea American Arts Gold Medallion Grant Wood, 1 troy oz — $2,005 2010 US Mint First Spouse Series Gold Uncirculated Mary Todd Lincoln 1/2 troy oz in OGP, NOTE: red spot on obverse (See Photo) — $1,005 Cleaned, ex-jewelry $5 Liberty head gold coin (1900, 1906 ), Note: some rim damage, will send photos if desired — $485/ea JEWELRY LISTINGS Proof: https://imgur.com/a/QEVcW0F CRESCENT sterling silver pocket watch case, twist on bezel. Marked with CRESCENT, Sterling, serial number 4188. Amateur engraving with a marked name and 1919. Weighs over 100 grams!!! Pre-owned, with expected signs of tarnish and wear. A ding on back of case (see photo close up) — $75 1913 $5 Indian Head gold coin in 14K bezel, bezel weighs 1.30g — $575 2014 1/10 oz American Gold Eagle in 14K eagle pendant, bezel weighs 3.487g — $400 SILVER LISTINGS Proof: https://imgur.com/a/MTK1BfP Proof: https://imgur.com/a/54maJxn 25 Slabbed and Graded American Silver Eagles — Whole lot for $1,000 OBO. May make offers on individual rounds. (SOLD '92. '93, '14W) For reference, on 8/15, APMEX wholesale site is asking $100/ea for the ‘94’s. Offering to buy ‘14-S for $50 and the NGC MS70 for $120.
—ALL NGC MS69 — 1992, 1993, 1994 x 3, 2000, 2001 x 2, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007 —ALL NGC MS69 — 2007 Early Release x 7 —NGC MS69 — 2014(W) —NGC MS69 — 2013 First Release —PCGS MS69 — 2008 First Strike —PCGS MS69 — 2014(S) First Strike —PCGS MS69 — 2003 —NGC MS70 — 2003
100 oz silver bars (Engelhard x 1, Ohio Precious Metals —don’t believe they will be making either of these anymore) — $2,775 /ea 20 oz Scottsdale kit kat bars (2) — $555/ea (1 left) 10 oz Queen's Beasts Series Falcons x 4 — $400/ea 2 oz Queen's Beasts Series -- tubes of Falcons x 4 ($800/ea), Yales x 4 ($580/ea) 1 oz Sunshine Minting Silver Bars x 237 199 — $28.50/ea 1 roll 2006 90% San Francisco Mint Proof Colorado State Washington Quarters — $210 (NOTE: it looks like there might be some small surface scratches on some of the coins. Therefore, they are being priced as just uncirculated.) Men in Space Series I First Edition, .925 commemorative medals x 2 sets. These are not just sterling silver medals but history depicting the major events in the early years of NASA. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/danbury-mint-men-space-series-first-411707135 One set in original presentation packaging just like the link. One set loose with a few extra medals (2 additional medals from the 1969 Men in Space series II — 2nd Moon Landing, 1st Space Rescue; one duplicate medal from series I, and one additional First Manned Landing on the Moon Apollo 11 (slightly larger, from unknown series to me)). Sold in lots only. Lot with packaging (21 medals, 0.7 oz each) — $360. Loose lot (25 medals, 0.7 oz each plus 1 slightly larger Appollo 11 as above) — $375 Proof: https://imgur.com/gallery/hRX6XlB Mexican Silver Lot -- Sold in lots of (10) @ $175/lot. YOU MAY MIX/MATCH —1952-53 Mexican 5 Pesos Hidalgo, 72% silver, 0.643 troy oz silvecoin (x10) —1977-79 Mexican 100 Pesos, 72% silver, 0.643 troy oz silvecoin (x10) —1968— Mexican Olympic 25 Pesos, 72% silver, 0.521 troy oz silvecoin (x20) 1973 Mundinero World Trade rounds x 2 tubes — $600/ea 1973 Mundinero World Trade Rounds with 14 of the 20 being High Relief — $640 Generic Rounds (mostly buffalos, I believe ) x 10 tubes — $560/tube Few loose generic rounds x 6 — $28/ea 2 Painted American Silver Eagles — $30/ea ’84-’85 Engelhard Prospector Rounds x 2 tubes — One tube of (20) — $660; One tube of (17) — $560 Canadian Maple Tubes of 25 x 3 (2012 x 2, 2008 x 1, NOTE: 2008 rounds have some milk spots) — $725/tube Proof: https://imgur.com/a/XnRiLPW Lot of 17 premium rounds: Philharmonics x4, Brittanias x 5, 2018 Republic Of Chad African Lion x 2, Krugerrands x 3, Australian Kangaroo x 1, Super Pit Australia x 2 — $488. Sold only as a lot. Lot of fractional silver rounds, 1.35 ASW — 1/4 oz indian head, 1/4 oz walking liberty, 1/4 oz buffalo nickel, 1/10 oz indian head x 3, buffalo x 1, Morgan x 1 — $44. Sold only as a lot. LOW PREMIUM LISTINGS Proof: https://imgur.com/a/R9NuZj8 All the time I see posts looking for precious metals “at or near spot.” Well here is your chance. If you don’t purchase these, then you are not really looking for silver at or near spot, you are looking for premium items without the premium. Those deals may be out there, but they are few and far between, with lines of buyers looking to snap them up, including myself. Items here will generally be available for spot + <2%. To get a physical form of a precious metal refined, assayed, and produced into an identifiable and verifiable form/weight/purity for a tad above spot is pretty darn good, regardless of the collectability of the item. I see people paying more premium for scrap than some of these. Silver war nickels @ $1.36/ea (BELOW SPOT), 8,500+ available, minimum quantity of 100 Large lot of Canadian — further info on request. Prefer to sell this in larger lots grouped together, not piecing it out or small lots. Take the whole lot for $3,000, or:
—$1.75fv, .925 — $33 —$20.25fv, ’67-’68, 50% (mostly all quarters) — $185 —$164.35fv, pre ’67, 80% (includes 65 $1) — $2,400 —1976 Montreal Olympic .925 $10 commemoratives x 9, 1.4454 troy oz/ea — $40/ea —1972 .925 $25 Cayman Island Silver Anniversary x 1, 1.5271 troy oz — $42.50
TERMS: All eligible items are verified with a sigma precious metal verifier or Kee gold tester. Prices are generally based on the underlying spot price. Large fluctuations in spot prices could affect the price of items listed. Shipping will generally be at cost. USPS first class starts @ $4, SFRB @ $8.50, signature @ $2.50. Will insure for 1.1% of purchase price. Shipping is at buyer’s risk. All items will be tracked, but I cannot be responsible for what happens on your porch. Would recommend delivery to a secure box for precious metals. Accept in order of preference: 1st — Zelle or Venmo; 2nd — PPFF (no comments), PPG&S @ +3.0%; Last resort: I have recently acquired the ability to accept Bitcoin, but am still learning. Be patient and fees will be at buyer’s expense, but I will try to work with you if other options do not suffice. Other forms of payment will be considered. Thank you!
Discuss: Bitcoin currently has no value, because storing value requires utility first. Assets that aren't useful can't be used to store value.
This makes Bitcoin currently worth between $0.00 and $0.01 in my mind. Why? Because ten years of development and exposure has lead to less layer 1 utility than in 2010. That's pretty bad and it indicates that the network has been captured by bad actors that are only interested in the short-term financial gains it can bring. For those who are banking on the Lightning network... proposed layer 2 solutions do not compete against alternatives proposed by much more interesting projects like Ethereum and IOTA (which are both going for an industry-first approach, the only viable way to bring a complex technological product like cryptocurrencies to the masses). "But... but... what about fiat money? What about gold? Both of those store value, right?" - Well, yes. Both store value, but both have actual utility too. Bitcoin doesn't because its utility is speculative, which requires much more unpredictable criteria. Starting with fiat money, what gives it utility is the fact that it's legal tender. It can be used to pay your taxes and buy literally anything in most given countries (that's not a hyperbole, in a lot of places the definition of 'legal tender' is that it has to be accepted by a seller in exchange for a good or service - they cannot refuse your fiat money). For the case of gold, you probably don't know that about half of all gold on Earth is used to make jewelry, with about 15% used in random industries (from art to aerospace, electronics, etc.). Only about 35% is held in reserves, which means the price of gold is most likely between 1/3 and 1/2 speculation (which is fine for any commodity, zero speculation is impossible as long as it's traded). Comparatively, Bitcoin's speculation is damn near 100% of its price. If a major flaw is discovered, or another cryptocurrency is adopted as actual money before it, it's game over, Bitcoin is going back to literally zero. Not only that, but absolutely nothing indicates that it'll be a dominant force even in the medium-term (first-mover advantage is a joke considering how few people even know about cryptocurrency and how few people actually spend their Bitcoin). Meanwhile, groups like Grayscale are just going full steam ahead with the purely speculative approach in trying to chuck Bitcoins at every random person, focusing only on ads showing how corrupt the current financial system is and equating that with Bitcoin being the money messiah. It's a circus and it bothers me that nobody seems to see it, but it has been obvious that things are engineered that way. On the same breath you have people demonizing every single decision that has been made in the history of finance, while on the other the same people are cheering at the prospect of any possible Bitcoin derivative asset imaginable. One day it's about transacting quickly and evading greedy bankers and their fees, the other it's about being 'digital gold'. Now I feel like this nonsense is engineered opacity and confusion: when you walk into a room where everyone is screaming, you can't understand a thing. To conclude: Bitcoin is obviously not the future, so why are there so few candid discussions about it? My answer is that there are, but our media (this is both social and traditional media) is designed in a way that heavily favors confirmation bias. Furthermore, very few experts on this subject actually exist (would need both a deep understanding of crypto, finance and macroeconomics) and even fewer have adopted a truly neutral stance since there is so much money to be made scamming noobs. Things are quite simply too chaotic and uncertain for the people with real integrity to step in and set the record straight yet. What do you think?
Hello visitors and subscribers of scams! Here you will find a master list of common (and uncommon) scams that you may encounter online or in real life. Thank you to the many contributors who helped create this thread!
If you know of a scam that is not covered here, write a comment and it will be added to the next edition.
Caller ID spoofing It is very easy for anyone to make a phone call while having any number show up on the caller ID of the person receiving the phone call. Receiving a phone call from a certain number does not mean that the person/company who owns that number has actually called you. Email spoofing The "from" field of an email can be set by the sender, meaning that you can receive scam emails that look like they are from legitimate addresses. It's important to never click links in emails unless absolutely necessary, for example a password reset link you requested or an account activation link for an account you created. SMS spoofing SMS messages can be spoofed, so be wary of messages that seem to be from your friends or other trusted people.
The most common scams
The fake check scam (Credit to nimble2 for this part) The fake check scam arises from many different situations (for instance, you applied for a job, or you are selling something on a place like Craigslist, or someone wants to purchase goods or services from your business, or you were offered a job as a mystery shopper, you were asked to wrap your car with an advertisement, or you received a check in the mail for no reason), but the bottom line is always something like this:
The scammer sends you a very real looking, but fake, check. Sometimes they'll call it a "cashier's check", a "certified check", or a "verified check".
You deposit the check into your bank account, and within a couple of days your bank makes some or all of the funds available to you. This makes you think that the check is real and the funds have cleared. However, the money appearing in your account is not the same as the check actually clearing. The bank must make the funds available to you before they have cleared the check because that is the law.
For various and often complicated reasons, depending on the specific story line of the scam, the scammer will ask you to send someone some of the money, using services like MoneyGram, Western Union, and Walmart-2-Walmart. Sometimes the scammer will ask for you to purchase gift cards (iTunes, Amazon, Steam, etc) and give them the codes to redeem the gift cards. Some scammers may also give you instructions on how to buy and send them bitcoins.
Within a couple of weeks, though it can take as long as a month, your bank will realize that the check you deposited was fake, and your bank will remove the funds that you deposited into your account and charge you a bounced check fee. If you withdrew any of the money from the fake check, that money will be gone and you will owe that money to the bank. Some posters have even had their bank accounts closed and have been blocked from having another account for 5 years using ChexSystems.
General fraudulent funds scams If somebody is asking you to accept and send out money as a favour or as part of a job, it is a fraudulent funds scam. It does not matter how they pay you, any payment on any service can be fraudulent and will be reversed when it is discovered to be fraudulent. Phone verification code scams Someone will ask you to receive a verification text and then tell you to give them the code. Usually the code will come from Google Voice, or from Craigslist. In the Google version of the scam, your phone number will be used to verify a Google Voice account that the scammer will use to scam people with. In the Craigslist version of the scam, your phone number will be used to verify a Craigslist posting that the scammer will use to scam people. There is also an account takeover version of this scam that will involve the scammer sending a password reset token to your phone number and asking you for it. Bitcoin job scams Bitcoin job scams involve some sort of fraudulent funds transfer, usually a fake check although a fraudulent bank transfer can be used as well. The scammer will send you the fraudulent money and ask you to purchase bitcoins. This is a scam, and you will have zero recourse after you send the scammer bitcoins. Email flooding If you suddenly receive hundreds or thousands of spam emails, usually subscription confirmations, it's very likely that one of your online accounts has been taken over and is being used fraudulently. You should check any of your accounts that has a credit card linked to it, preferably from a computer other than the one you normally use. You should change all of your passwords to unique passwords and you should start using two factor authentication everywhere. Boss/CEO scam A scammer will impersonate your boss or someone who works at your company and will ask you to run an errand for them, which will usually be purchasing gift cards and sending them the code. Once the scammer has the code, you have no recourse. Employment certification scams You will receive a job offer that is dependent on you completing a course or receiving a certification from a company the scammer tells you about. The scammer operates both websites and the job does not exist. Craigslist fake payment scams Scammers will ask you about your item that you have listed for sale on a site like Craigslist, and will ask to pay you via Paypal. They are scamming you, and the payment in most cases does not actually exist, the email you received was sent by the scammers. In cases where you have received a payment, the scammer can dispute the payment or the payment may be entirely fraudulent. The scammer will then either try to get you to send money to them using the fake funds that they did not send to you, or will ask you to ship the item, usually to a re-shipping facility or a parcel mule. General fraudulent funds scams The fake check scam is not the only scam that involves accepting fraudulent/fake funds and purchasing items for scammers. If your job or opportunity involves accepting money and then using that money, it is almost certainly a frauduent funds scam. Even if the payment is through a bank transfer, Paypal, Venmo, Zelle, Interac e-Transfer, etc, it does not matter. Credit card debt scam Fraudsters will offer to pay off your bills, and will do so with fraudulent funds. Sometimes it will be your credit card bill, but it can be any bill that can be paid online. Once they pay it off, they will ask you to send them money or purchase items for them. The fraudulent transaction will be reversed in the future and you will never be able to keep the money. This scam happens on sites like Craigslist, Twitter, Instagram, and also some dating sites, including SeekingArrangement. The parcel mule scam A scammer will contact you with a job opportunity that involves accepting and reshipping packages. The packages are either stolen or fraudulently obtained items, and you will not be paid by the scammer. Here is a news article about a scam victim who fell for this scam and reshipped over 20 packages containing fraudulently acquired goods. The Skype sex scam You're on Facebook and you get a friend request from a cute girl you've never met. She wants to start sexting and trading nudes. She'll ask you to send pictures or videos or get on webcam where she can see you naked with your face in the picture. The scam: There's no girl. You've sent nudes to a guy pretending to be a girl. As soon as he has the pictures he'll demand money and threaten to send the pictures to your friends and family. Sometimes the scammer will upload the video to a porn site or Youtube to show that they are serious. What to do if you are a victim of this scam: You cannot buy silence, you can only rent it. Paying the blackmailer will show them that the information they have is valuable and they will come after you for more money. Let your friends and family know that you were scammed and tell them to ignore friend requests or messages from people they don't know. Also, make sure your privacy settings are locked down and consider deactivating your account. The underage girl scam You're on a dating site or app and you get contacted by a cute girl. She wants to start sexting and trading nudes. Eventually she stops communicating and you get a call from a pissed off guy claiming to be the girl's father, or a police officer, or a private investigator, or something else along those lines. Turns out the girl you were sexting is underage, and her parents want some money for various reasons, such as to pay for a new phone, to pay for therapy, etc. There is, of course, no girl. You were communicating with a scammer. What to do if you are a victim of this scam: Stop picking up the phone when the scammers call. Do not pay them, or they will be after you for more money. Phishing Phishing is when a scammer tries to trick you into giving information to them, such as your password or private financial information. Phishing messages will usually look very similar to official messages, and sometimes they are identical. If you are ever required to login to a different account in order to use a service, you should be incredibly cautious. The blackmail email scam The exact wording of the emails varies, but there are generally four main parts. They claim to have placed software/malware on a porn/adult video site, they claim to have a video of you masturbating or watching porn, they threaten to release the video to your friends/family/loved ones/boss/dog, and they demand that you pay them in order for them to delete the video. Rest assured that this is a very common spam campaign and there is no truth behind the email or the threats. Here are some news articles about this scam. The blackmail mail scam This is very similar to the blackmail email scam, but you will receive a letter in the mail. Rental scams Usually on local sites like Craigslist, scammers will steal photos from legitimate real estate listings and will list them for rent at or below market rate. They will generally be hesitant to tell you the address of the property for "safety reasons" and you will not be able to see the unit. They will then ask you to pay them a deposit and they claim they will ship you the keys. In reality, your money is gone and you will have no recourse. Craigslist vehicle scams A scammer will list a vehicle on Craigslist and will offer to ship you the car. In many cases they will also falsely claim to sell you the car through eBay or Amazon. If you are looking for a car on Craigslist and the seller says anything about shipping the car, having an agent, gives you a long story about why they are selling the car, or the listing price is far too low, you are talking to a scammer and you should ignore and move on. Advance-fee scam, also known as the 419 scam, or the Nigerian prince scam. You will receive a communication from someone who claims that you are entitled to a large sum of money, or you can help them obtain a large sum of money. However, they will need money from you before you receive the large sum. Man in the middle scams Man in the middle scams are very common and very hard to detect. The scammer will impersonate a company or person you are legitimately doing business with, and they will ask you to send the money to one of their own bank accounts or one controlled by a money mule. They have gained access to the legitimate persons email address, so there will be nothing suspicious about the email. To prevent this, make contact in a different way that lets you verify that the person you are talking to is the person you think you are talking to. Cam girl voting/viewer scam You will encounter a "cam girl" on a dating/messaging/social media/whatever site/app, and the scammer will ask you to go to their site and sign up with your credit card. They may offer a free show, or ask you to vote for them, or any number of other fake stories. Amateur porn recruitment scam You will encounter a "pornstar" on a dating/messaging/social media/whatever site/app, and the scammer will ask you to create an adult film with hehim, but first you need to do something. The story here is usually something to do with verifying your age, or you needing to take an STD test that involves sending money to a site operated by the scammer. Hot girl SMS spam You receive a text from a random number with a message along the lines of "Hey babe I'm here in town again if you wanted to meet up this time, are you around?" accompanied by a NSFW picture of a hot girl. It's spam, and they'll direct you to their scam website that requires a credit card. Identity verification scam You will encounter someone on a dating/messaging/social media/whatever site/app, and the scammer will ask that you verify your identity as they are worried about catfishing. The scammer operates the site, and you are not talking to whoever you think you are talking to. This type of scam teases you with something, then tries to make you sign up for something else that costs money. The company involved is often innocent, but they turn a blind eye to the practice as it helps their bottom line, even if they have to occasionally issue refunds. A common variation takes place on dating sites/dating apps, where you will match with someone who claims to be a camgirl who wants you to sign up for a site and vote for her. Another variation takes place on local sites like Craigslist, where the scammers setup fake rental scams and demand that you go through a specific service for a credit check. Once you go through with it, the scammer will stop talking to you. Another variation also takes place on local sites like Craigslist, where scammers will contact you while you are selling a car and will ask you to purchase a Carfax-like report from a specific website. Multi Level Marketing or Affiliate Marketing You apply for a vague job listing for 'sales' on craigslist. Or maybe an old friend from high school adds you on Facebook and says they have an amazing business opportunity for you. Or maybe the well dressed guy who's always interviewing people in the Starbucks that you work at asks if you really want to be slinging coffee the rest of your life. The scam: MLMs are little more than pyramid schemes. They involve buying some sort of product (usually snake oil health products like body wraps or supplements) and shilling them to your friends and family. They claim that the really money is recruiting people underneath you who give you a slice of whatever they sell. And if those people underneath you recruit more people, you get a piece of their sales. Ideally if you big enough pyramid underneath you the money will roll in without any work on your part. Failure to see any profit will be your fault for not "wanting it enough." The companies will claim that you need to buy their extra training modules or webinars to really start selling. But in reality, the vast majority of people who buy into a MLM won't see a cent. At the end of the day all you'll be doing is annoying your friends and family with your constant recruitment efforts. What to look out for: Recruiters love to be vague. They won't tell you the name of the company or what exactly the job will entail. They'll pump you up with promises of "self-generating income", "being your own boss", and "owning your own company." They might ask you to read books about success and entrepreneurs. They're hoping you buy into the dream first. If you get approached via social media, check their timelines. MLMs will often instruct their victims to pretend that they've already made it. They'll constantly post about how they're hustling and making the big bucks and linking to youtube videos about success. Again, all very vague about what their job actually entails. If you think you're being recruited: Ask them what exactly the job is. If they can't answer its probably a MLM. Just walk away.
You should generally avoid answering or engaging with random phone calls. Picking up and engaging with a scam call tells the scammers that your phone number is active, and will usually lead to more calls. Tax Call You get a call from somebody claiming to be from your countries tax agency. They say you have unpaid taxes that need to be paid immediately, and you may be arrested or have other legal action taken against you if it is not paid. This scam has caused the American IRS, Canadian CRA, British HMRC, and Australian Tax Office to issue warnings. This scam happens in a wide variety of countries all over the world. Warrant Call Very similar to the tax call. You'll get a phone call from an "agent", "officer", "sheriff", or other law enforcement officer claiming that there is a warrant out for your arrest and you will be arrested very soon. They will then offer to settle everything for a fee, usually paid in giftcards. [Legal Documents/Process Server Calls] Very similar to the warrant call. You'll get a phone call from a scammer claiming that they are going to serve you legal documents, and they will threaten you with legal consequences if you refuse to comply. They may call themselves "investigators", and will sometimes give you a fake case number. Student Loan Forgiveness Scam Scammers will call you and tell you about a student loan forgiveness program, but they are interested in obtaining private information about you or demanding money in order to join the fake program. Tech Support Call You receive a call from someone with a heavy accent claiming to be a technician Microsoft or your ISP. They inform you that your PC has a virus and your online banking and other accounts may be compromised if the virus is not removed. They'll have you type in commands and view diagnostics on your PC which shows proof of the virus. Then they'll have you install remote support software so the technician can work on your PC, remove the virus, and install security software. The cost of the labor and software can be hundreds of dollars. The scam: There's no virus. The technician isn't a technician and does not work for Microsoft or your ISP. Scammers (primarily out of India) use autodialers to cold-call everyone in the US. Any file they point out to you or command they have you run is completely benign. The software they sell you is either freeware or ineffective. What to do you if you're involved with this scam: If the scammers are remotely on your computer as you read this, turn off your PC or laptop via the power button immediately, and then if possible unplug your internet connection. Some of the more vindictive tech scammers have been known to create boot passwords on your computer if they think you've become wise to them and aren't going to pay up. Hang up on the scammers, block the number, and ignore any threats about payment. Performing a system restore on your PC is usually all that is required to remove the scammer's common remote access software. Reports of identity theft from fake tech calls are uncommon, but it would still be a good idea to change your passwords for online banking and monitor your accounts for any possible fraud. How to avoid: Ignore any calls claiming that your PC has a virus. Microsoft will never contact you. If you're unsure if a call claiming to be from your ISP is legit, hang up, and then dial the customer support number listed on a recent bill. If you have elderly relatives or family that isn't tech savvy, take the time to fill them in on this scam. Chinese government scam This scam is aimed at Chinese people living in Europe and North America, and involves a voicemail from someone claiming to be associated with the Chinese government, usually through the Chinese consulate/embassy, who is threatening legal action or making general threats. Chinese shipping scam This scam is similar to the Chinese government scam, but involves a seized/suspicious package, and the scammers will connect the victim to other scammers posing as Chinese government investigators. Social security suspension scam You will receive a call from someone claiming to work for the government regarding suspicious activity, fraud, or serious crimes connected to your social security number. You'll be asked to speak to an operator and the operator will explain the steps you need to follow in order to fix the problems. It's all a scam, and will lead to you losing money and could lead to identity theft if you give them private financial information. Utilities cutoff You get a call from someone who claims that they are from your utility company, and they claim that your utilities will be shut off unless you immediately pay. The scammer will usually ask for payment via gift cards, although they may ask for payment in other ways, such as Western Union or bitcoin. Relative in custody Scammer claims to be the police, and they have your son/daughtenephew/estranged twin in custody. You need to post bail (for some reason in iTunes gift cards or MoneyGram) immediately or the consequences will never be the same. Mexican family scam This scam comes in many different flavours, but always involves someone in your family and Mexico. Sometimes the scammer will claim that your family member has been detained, sometimes the scammer will claim that your family member has been kidnapped, and sometimes the scammer will claim that your family member is injured and needs help. General family scams Scammers will gather a large amount of information about you and target your family members using different stories with the goal of gettimg them to send money. One ring scam Scammers will call you from an international number with the goal of getting you to return their call, causing you to incur expensive calling fees.
Online shopping scams
THE GOLDEN RULE OF ONLINE SHOPPING: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Dropshipping An ad on reddit or social media sites like Facebook and Instagram offers items at huge discounts or even free (sometimes requiring you to reblog or like their page). They just ask you to pay shipping. The scam: The item will turn out to be very low quality and will take weeks or even months to arrive. Sometimes the item never arrives, and the store disappears or stops responding. The seller drop-ships the item from China. The item may only cost a few dollars, and the Chinese government actually pays for the shipping. You end up paying $10-$15 dollars for a $4 item, with the scammer keeping the profit. If you find one of these scams but really have your heart set on the item, you can find it on AliExpress or another Chinese retailer. Influencer scams A user will reach out to you on a social media platform, usually Instagram, and offer you the chance to partner with them and receive a free/discounted product, as long as you pay shipping. This is a different version of the dropshipping scam, and is just a marketing technique to get you to buy their products. Triangulation fraud Triangulation fraud occurs when you make a purchase on a site like Amazon or eBay for an item at a lower than market price, and receive an item that was clearly purchased new at full price. The scammer uses a stolen credit card to order your item, while the money from the listing is almost all profit for the scammer. Instagram influencer scams Someone will message you on Instagram asking you to promote their products, and offering you a discount code. The items are Chinese junk, and the offer is made to many people at a time. Cheap Items Many websites pop up and offer expensive products, including electronics, clothes, watches, sunglasses, and shoes at very low prices. The scam: Some sites are selling cheap knock-offs. Some will just take your money and run. What to do if you think you're involved with this scam: Contact your bank or credit card and dispute the charge. How to avoid: The sites often have every brand-name shoe or fashion item (Air Jordan, Yeezy, Gucci, etc) in stock and often at a discounted price. The site will claim to be an outlet for a major brand or even a specific line or item. The site will have images at the bottom claiming to be Secured by Norton or various official payment processors but not actual links. The site will have poor grammar and a mish-mash of categories. Recently, established websites will get hacked or their domain name jacked and turned into scam stores, meaning the domain name of the store will be completely unrelated to the items they're selling. If the deal sounds too good to be true it probably is. Nobody is offering brand new iPhones or Beats or Nintendo Switches for 75% off. Cheap Amazon 3rd Party Items You're on Amazon or maybe just Googling for an item and you see it for an unbelievable price from a third-party seller. You know Amazon has your back so you order it. The scam: One of three things usually happen: 1) The seller marks the items as shipped and sends a fake tracking number. Amazon releases the funds to the seller, and the seller disappears. Amazon ultimately refunds your money. 2) The seller immediately cancels the order and instructs you to re-order the item directly from their website, usually with the guarantee that the order is still protected by Amazon. The seller takes your money and runs. Amazon informs you that they do not offer protection on items sold outside of Amazon and cannot help you. 2) The seller immediately cancels the order and instructs you to instead send payment via an unused Amazon gift card by sending the code on the back via email. Once the seller uses the code, the money on the card is gone and cannot be refunded. How to avoid: These scammers can be identified by looking at their Amazon storefronts. They'll be brand new sellers offering a wide range of items at unbelievable prices. Usually their Amazon names will be gibberish, or a variation on FIRSTNAME.LASTNAME. Occasionally however, established storefronts will be hacked. If the deal is too good to be true its most likely a scam. Scams on eBay There are scams on eBay targeting both buyers and sellers. As a seller, you should look out for people who privately message you regarding the order, especially if they ask you to ship to a different address or ask to negotiate via text/email/a messaging service. As a buyer you should look out for new accounts selling in-demand items, established accounts selling in-demand items that they have no previous connection to (you can check their feedback history for a general idea of what they bought/sold in the past), and lookout for people who ask you to go off eBay and use another service to complete the transaction. In many cases you will receive a fake tracking number and your money will be help up for up to a month. Scams on Amazon There are scams on Amazon targeting both buyers and sellers. As a seller, you should look out for people who message you about a listing. As a buyer you should look out for listings that have an email address for you to contact the person to complete the transaction, and you should look out for cheap listings of in-demand items. Scams on Reddit Reddit accounts are frequently purchased and sold by fraudsters who wish to use the high karma count + the age of the account to scam people on buy/sell subreddits. You need to take precautions and be safe whenever you are making a transaction online. Computer scams Virus scam A popup or other ad will say that you have a virus and you need to follow their advice in order to remove it. They are lying, and either want you to install malware or pay for their software.
Chinese Brushing / direct shipping If you have ever received an unsolicited small package from China, your address was used to brush. Vendors place fake orders for their own products and send out the orders so that they can increase their ratings. Money flipping Scammer claims to be a banking insider who can double/triple/bazoople any amount of money you send them, with no consequences of any kind. Obviously, the money disappears into their wallet the moment you send it.
Door to door scams
As a general rule, you should not engage with door to door salesmen. If you are interested in the product they are selling, check online first. Selling Magazines Someone or a group will come to your door and offer to sell a magazine subscription. Often the subscriptions are not for the duration or price you were told, and the magazines will often have tough or impossible cancellation policies. Energy sales Somebody will come to your door claiming to be from an energy company. They will ask to see your current energy bill so that they can see how much you pay. They will then offer you a discount if you sign up with them, and promise to handle everything with your old provider. Some of these scammers will "slam" you, by using your account number that they saw on your bill to switch you to their service without authorization, and some will scam you by charging higher prices than the ones you agreed on. Security system scams Scammers will come to your door and ask about your security system, and offer to sell you a new one. These scammers are either selling you overpriced low quality products, or are casing your home for a future burglary. They ask to enter your home While trying to sell you whatever, they suddenly need to use your bathroom, or they've been writing against the wall and ask to use your table instead. Or maybe they just moved into the neighborhood and want to see how you decorate for ideas. They're scoping out you and your place. They want to see what valuables you have, how gullible you are, if you have a security system or dogs, etc.
Begging With a Purpose "I just need a few more dollars for the bus," at the bus station, or "I just need $5 to get some gas," at a gas station. There's also a variation where you will be presented with a reward: "I just need money for a cab to get uptown, but I'll give you sports tickets/money/a date/a priceless vase." Three Card Monte, Also Known As The Shell Game Unbeatable. The people you see winning are in on the scam. Drop and Break You bump into someone and they drop their phone/glasses/fancy bottle of wine/priceless vase and demand you pay them back. In reality, it's a $2 pair of reading glasses/bottle of three-buck-chuck/tasteful but affordable vase. CD Sales You're handed a free CD so you can check out the artist's music. They then ask for your name and immediately write it on the CD. Once they've signed your name, they ask you for money, saying they can't give it to someone else now. Often they use dry erase markers, or cheap CD sleeves. Never use any type of storage device given to you by a random person, as the device can contain malware. White Van Speaker Scam You're approached and offered speakers/leather jackets/other luxury goods at a discount. The scammer will have an excuse as to why the price is so low. After you buy them, you'll discover that they are worthless. iPhone Street Sale You're approached and shown an iPhone for sale, coming in the box, but it's open and you can see the phone. If you buy the phone, you'll get an iPhone box with no iPhone, just some stones or cheap metal in it to weigh it down. Buddhist Monk Pendant A monk in traditional garb approaches you, hands you a gold trinket, and asks for a donation. He holds either a notebook with names and amounts of donation (usually everyone else has donated $5+), or a leaflet with generic info. This is fairly common in NYC, and these guys get aggressive quickly. Friendship Bracelet Scam More common in western Europe, you're approached by someone selling bracelets. They quickly wrap a loop of fabric around your finger and pull it tight, starting to quickly weave a bracelet. The only way to (easily) get it off your hand is to pay. Leftover sales This scam involves many different items, but the idea is usually the same: you are approached by someone who claims to have a large amount of excess inventory and offers to sell it to you at a great price. The scammer actually has low quality items and will lie to you about the price/origin of the items. Dent repair scams Scammers will approach you in public about a dent in your car and offer to fix it for a low price. Often they will claim that they are mechanics. They will not fix the dent in your car, but they will apply large amounts of wax or other substances to hide the dent while they claim that the substance requires time to harden. Gold ring/jewelry/valuable item scam A scammer will "find" a gold ring or other valuable item and offers to sell it to you. The item is fake and you will never see the scammer again. Distraction theft One person will approach you and distract you, while their accomplice picks your pockets. The distraction can take many forms, but if you are a tourist and are approached in public, watch closely for people getting close to you.
Hi all, I have a few basic questions about bitcoin. Like most of you here, I‘m following the crypto-topic for a few years now. I never bought or owned any crypto, because it just too expensive (Bitcoin in particular). Recently I decided to invest some of my savings in 0.5 BTC (bought it for around 4150€). I got excited and started reading and researching even more about bitcoin. One of the basic ideas, which is clearly very popular, is the idea of decentralization. Another one is the cashless digital currency of the world etc. Eventually providing financial possibilities for people without any access to banks. In my short experience from buying to storing the „coin“ a few thoughts and questions emerged, which I‘d like to share with you and hear your opinion on them. 1.The first thing, which was the most obvious: you still need a bank account, in order to buy any amount of bitcoin. All of the exchanges require you to connect a bank account, in order to buy crypto. Or you can of course exchange crypto for crypto, but then you need to buy the crypto in first place anyway. How is this going to solve the problem of decentralizing? You still need a bank, which provides the original buyer with a bank account, right? In other words, how should one imagine a world with bitcoins only? If they are limited only to 21 million, the rich-poor inequality could become even bigger and worse than now, because (theoretically) only one single person could own all of it. 2.Storing bitcoin.I have to admit, storing bitcoin is relatively easy, but one wrong move could make all your crypto disappear. After I bought the 0.5 BTC, I wanted to store it securely. I read too many stories of people’s wallets being hacked and loosing all their crypto etc. So I decided to buy hardware wallet (Trezor One). The experience was not good. First, I pay transaction fees to move the asset from MY OWN software wallet to MY OWN hardware wallet. This is basically paying transaction fees to move your money from A to B, whereas A and B are in the same room. That worked OK, but then I decided to have some ETH as well. Transferred the ETH to Trezor and boom, my ETH was not visible. The amount of € was correct (Bitcoin + Eth), but only the Bitcoin was visible. Nevertheless I managed go see my ETH through Exodus wallet and transferred it back to my software-wallet, because I felt nervous not seeing it in the Trezor Wallet itself. More transaction fees. Then I tried backing-up the hardware wallet. Everytime the application said „Application error: Interruption“ or something like that. I had to google to find out that probably the usb-cable was shitty. I bought Ledger Nano X and it‘s much better. Long story short. My thoughts on this: storing crypto securely is relatively simple, but I don’t see how this could be adopted by the whole world. Although my parents are good with IT stuff in general, I don’t know if securing bitcoins will be their thing. One wrong move and your coins could be gone. Additionally, a crypto wallet costs money and you can never be sure if the software-company behind it will exist forever to support wallet updates etc. So, I have to admit: adoption of money is not that different. Having cash in your pocket is risky, because you can get robbed. Your bank account could be hacked. For people who get paid in checks - you have to take the check, go to the bank, stay in line and wait for your money. Takes time. But there are laws, which protect you from losing money. In most european countries, you are insured for up to 100k EUR per bank account. So if your money gets stolen, the bank is obliged to give it back to you. And for stolen money in cash, there is police etc. And yes, one more thing about the transaction fees: there are no transaction fees when I pay my rent for example. 3.Volatility: today bitcoin is around 8600€, tomorrow it could be 400€, the day after tomorrow 20000k. If it is supposed to be a currency, it should be more stable, right? How can you be sure that you have the same amount of „money“ tomorrow? 4.Buying „bigger“ things. Imagine buying a house. It costs 100 BTC. You meet the seller and then what? You transfer him 100 BTC, then wait for like 3 days until the full transaction is being processed and then? He receives the bitcoins and handles you the keys to the house. Is it yours? How can you prove that it‘s yours? In this type of bigger deals, I don‘t mind when there is a third party like a lawyer or a bank, which approves the contract. What are your thoughts on this? 5.I see quite often that bitcoin is being compared to gold. And I agree, you can‘t do many things with gold either. You can‘t really „pay“ in gold in the supermarket or buy a house. Storing gold is even more difficult. Neither gold nor bitcoin solve any real problem, except that you could eventually make jewelry and nice churches from gold, which is - from point of view - not important. And still here comes my general question at the end of this post: What kind of problem does bitcoin solve? Why is there so much hype around it? Am I overseeing something? Maybe it‘s not about being a currency, but something else/something more? I want to understand why or if it‘s worth holding my 0.5 BTC or rather sell it now, when the price is a bit higher and invest the revenue somewhere else. Thanks for the comments and the discussion! EDIT: I don't want to sparkle any battle between "bitcoin is good" and "bitcoin is bad". I just want to help myself and other readers understand the topic better and answer these basic and very fundamental questions.
With central banks around the world debasing their currencies by printing money out of thin air, I have been giving increasingly more thought on converting my assets into hard money. The debate that rages on in my head is which is the superior hard money. Gold, the standard for hard money that has withstood the test of time over millennia, or Bitcoin, the world’s first decentralized cryptocurrency. Here are my thoughts. Intrinsic Value Gold is often toted as being superior to Bitcoin because gold, unlike Bitcoin, has intrinsic value as a commodity. That is, there is gold demand for purposes outside the functions of money. Gold is used in a variety of industries such as dentistry, electronic hardware, aerospace, jewelry, glass-making and more. This means that gold will have value whether or not gold is being used as money. Bitcoin, on the other hand, has no intrinsic value. If people do not accept Bitcoin’s monetary functions then it has no value. However, if we accept Bitcoin as money, then the fact that it has no intrinsic value is a significant positive. A money founded on something of intrinsic value will always be subject to supply shocks. For example, imagine that demand for gold has been increasing steadily as the aerospace industry expands and gobbles up more gold. Then one day, our brilliant scientists come up with an alloy that renders the functions of gold in aerospace obsolete. The value of gold begins to drop rapidly as we no longer buy gold for aerospace and begin to melt down the existing gold components. The value of gold will always fluctuate based on the demand for its monetary and intrinsic properties. Bitcoin has the luxury of not being subject to intrinsic volatility. In summary, I have some fear of people abandoning Bitcoin as money and as it has no intrinsic value, I could end up with nothing. However, the fact that it has no intrinsic value means that Bitcoin is resistant to supply shocks, making it a superior money with little chance of the demand dropping to zero. Confiscation To me, the threat of confiscation is a real one. The United States, Great Britain and Australia have all passed legislation in the past forbidding the ownership of gold. Citizens were required to exchange their gold for government paper. In the United States, failure to comply could have netted you a 10 year prison sentence. Today private ownership of gold is allowed, but I am not positive this will remain the case. The political climate is becoming dangerous. The wealthy (and wealth creation itself) are increasingly demonized and cries for socialism and wealth distribution are growing ever louder. This coupled with an imminent economic collapse make ripe conditions to destroy wealth, through both inflation and confiscation. Already I have concerns. If I convert my savings into gold and try to fly from China to the United States, will the government harass me or potentially even confiscate my gold holdings in the future? Even now, the US Customs and Border Protection state that I have to declare currency and monetary instruments in excess of $10,000, failure to do so may result in seizure. With Bitcoin I have no concern. No government can go through my bags and find Bitcoin to confiscate. As far as my understanding of Bitcoin goes, there is no, or very very little, risk of confiscation. Please correct me here if I am wrong. Divisibility & Distribution In terms of divisibility and ease of transfer, there is no debate that Bitcoin is infinitely superior. I am looking into making my first purchase of gold and damn is it a pain in the ass. If I wish to purchase it online at a place such as Schiff Gold, I would need a couple of months, at least, before I could hold my tiny gold bar. They suggest that I store any gold I purchase in their Singapore vault, but then I don’t feel like it is truly my gold and would have to pay storage fees. If I wish to purchase it here in China, I need to set up an appointment at a bank, and as much as I love China, I hate the idea of handing over my info to state run banks to make a gold purchase. Also I’m confined to purchasing units of 10g, 20g, 50g, 100g, 1kg. There is no easy way for me to purchase a value amount that is perfectly suitable for me. All this being said, to me gold has one large advantage and that is its history and global distribution. Central banks around the world have massive gold reserves and it is common for everyday citizens to hold a little gold in wedding bands and other jewelry. Everybody knows and understands gold has value. It may be quite sometime before Bitcoin can achieve the same status. Already countries such as Russia and China have been increasing their gold reserves, undoubtedly preparing for an event where fiat money collapses and the world goes back to a hard money standard. Clearly the bet of these governments is a gold standard. And why not? It is what the world used for thousands of years and governments around the world already have large gold reserves. At the end of the day, I still choose Bitcoin. I choose Bitcoin because I believe the power of the people will always be greater than the power of the government. Governments can try to maintain power by going back to a gold standard and confiscating the gold of citizens, but if people choose Bitcoin over gold, then it will not matter. Money and power will have become truly decentralized.
D100 Ways to Mess With "I wish for all the gold in the world!"
It rains down on the character and kills them
Infinite gold is just a single gold piece that constantly reappears in your pocket after being spent
That's the gold from the town treasury used to pay it's workers, now there's rioting in the streets
Can't be arsed to go through all the comments but all the gold could teleport back into the interior of the world - to the mines it originated in or just like dispersed through the mantle again?
All of the gold in the world is condensed into one single coin that flotas in front of the wishmaker for a few seconds. When he goes to grab it, it stops floating and the combined mass of all the gold in the world is to heavy for any mortal to hold. It tears through his hand and throws him to the ground, leaving a 20 meter wide crater where the coin landed. Nothing can pick up the coin, but that just means that no one can steal it from the wish maker.
Everyone in the world gains the belief that gold is your personal property and feels weird about possessing it. It's like an old roommate's CDs, or an ex boyfriend's hoodie. They'll put the same amount of effort into returning it to you, but only when it's convenient. You can't really spend it anywhere either, unless they have an unhealthy desire for your possessions.
"ok it's all yours, go get it". (no gold moves)
Trade continues with coins made of other metals, and gold is a weird fringe metal that nobody will honor
All your gear is now gilded, and all other gold coins lose their color. Nobody other than you remembers the old color of gold
The uncaring diety that granted your wish also brought all the dragons that guarded hoards of gold
All the gold from underground bursts from the earth in front of you, with no convenient way to move it.
All the gold in the rest of the world disappears. Widespread chaos and confusion reigns. Literally all the gold in the world is carried in his pack. No gold in temple decorations.. magical items with gold no longer work.. etc.
The world is not defined as this world. You got all the gold in the only diamond world, so, none.
"All the gold in the world" was a poem written by a bad bard. You get a worthless piece of paper with a lackluster poem.
"All the Gold" is almost dead nag of a riding horse and was in the world. The rapid trip to get to you kills it.
You are encumbered by the gold in your possession and can not empty your inventory fast enough to escape encumbrance in the middle of nowhere. (Hope a town eventually forms around you fast.)
You get what you wish and everyone and everything else knows it, but, you do not immediately know. (good luck with all the thieves, assassins, nobles, bandits, demons, etc. gunning for you and your gold.)
Every creature that falls under "fae" or similar are forced to deliver the gold to you. Everyone from a common fairy to fae deities come one after the other, each with only one gold piece until you have all the gold in the world. They're concious of their actions but can't move freely until the deed is done. Who knows what they'd do to you once they regain control of their bodies
You get the gold... but its somewhere. Good luck finding it.
All the gold in the world, except for what’s on your person, vanishes in an instant.
All gold within 60’ of the wish maker flies to them as metal to a powerful magnet and sticks to them. They can only remove gold from their body that they are giving/donating to a person, cause, church, or kingdom/city-state, empire etc. (the person must be a stranger or passing acquaintance, no more than that, or they are using as payment for goods or services or repaying a financial debt. STR checks for movement and CON checks to remain standing will eventually be needed.
They get all the gold in the world in a spendable and secure manner. But some of that gold is cursed by various wizards and magical entities in various ways for various reasons. The owner of it now bears at least a dozen unrelated curses, maybe more.
You get all the gold but now no one has any so it holds no value. We move back into a barter system until a new form of currency can be established.
They get midas' touch and everything they touch turns into gold but if they touch a creature the creatures gains +5 ac and can still attack and move normally
The character becomes coated in gold, lowering mobility but greatly increasing defense
All gold not owned by them turns into silver.
They get their gold, only to find that the primary currency is now platinum. Gold is now only used as a component some spells, or for the properties of the material itself.
All the gold in the world disappears. There is no gold, so you have all that there is.
The gold stays where it is but technically IS their property. Good luck convincing everyone else that...
All of the gold in the world immediately teleports to their location, killing the PC immediately via crushing and flattening entire cities at once beneath thousands of tons of gold ore, coins, and dust
Ok, you now own all the gold in the world. However, it is still located exactly where it was before. You own it but it hasn't moved. Go get it if you want. And try convince the current possessor of it that you are the owner.
All the gold comes with all the dragons...
.. they cant physically shift the huge mountain of gold and people come from far and wide to take a wheelbarrow full of gold that is too large to be protected by the party..
Theres no gold anywhere else so everyone reverts to spending lead coins instead. Gold decreases in value substantially. ...
All the gold in the world technically belongs to the player but it's still wherever it was before he/she owned it. It now depicts the players head on every coin and people everywhere say things like "hey I know you you're from money!" Etc
It’s in bitcoin, what’s bitcoin? Just wait a couple thousand years.
Because wishes are directed to the gods themselves, and they see the entire universe as their "world" the gold from all around the universe is summoned to the PC's or NPC's location, the sheer amount of gold is so large that the entire planet is destroyed, along with any moons it might have, if the dm decides that the universe the campaign is in is very very very VERY rich in gold, he might aswell say that because so much gold was teleported to a specific location, it collapsed upon itself and formed a black hole.
Your players hear a loud, familiar sound of earth moving as if an earth elemental started traveling beneath them. Your player hears something rustle in the grass, PC looks down and there, under a dead leaf, lies a single spec of gold ore. Pulled from the earth they stand on the gold ore inside the earth always moves up towards the player. If they stay in one spot for longer than a week it begins to pile.
It is in one enormous coin, and nobody can make change. You try to break it into smaller pieces, but are stopped by the authorities because it has the emperor's face on it.
Everyone else will see the color gold as a muted grey.
You now possess all the gold in the world, but now everyone wants to kill you for it
The wisher get the world's supply of fool's gold (pyrite). Hope they enjoy the irony.
Every sentient creature is "informed" that you are now the owner of all the gold in the world. No gold actually moves anywhere and it is up to you to enforce your righteous claim.
The color "gold" is suddenly drained from all things which become more brown or yellow. Now only you can bestow this color onto objects and creatures.
You get your wish, but no one has any gold left so the economy crashes.
All the gold in the world includes the gold guarded by every dragon. Bringing the gold to you also brings you its previous owner or notifies them of your act.
This could also be applied to innumerable other monsters as well.
At first, the gold rivers streaming through the air above the wisher's location is amazing. Verucai Saltberry can eat her heart out. Then, as the rivers make landfall, a nervous quiet overcomes all those who witness the spectacle.
All the gold in the world now rains down upon their location.
After half of one hour, 2d12 * 10 acres are covered in anything made of gold. Coins. Ore. Candelabras. You name it. I don't think there are enough dice to calculate the weight...
Hot molten gold floods in your direction
The world decides that gold is now useless since no one has it. They switch to using electrum.
You get it. Exactly as you intended, all the gold coins in the world. But, every dragon, king, crime boss, even members of your own party just had all their gold stolen from them, and they aren't happy about it.
The color gold dissapears from everything in the world unless it is owned by the wisher. Gold is suddenly indistinguishable from silver except by alchemists and smiths and dragons. As a trade currency it becomes almost worthless. The economy plunges into turmoil and as the value of gold plummets so do dragons interest in it. The land devolves into chaos as they suddenly struggle to work out wealth. Gems and iron both skyrocket in value. Dragons, furious at their essentially worthless hordes that they’ve amassed over the years rage across the land. Gold dragons go black. They’ve lost their color. There is a sudden increase in black dragons. Chaos takes hold and the black dragons start taking over the land.
All the gold in the world disappears leaving only what they have on their person
The dragons of the world soon realize where their horde has been taken. They all have you in their sight.
It’s in one solid brick that’s practically worthless for the size
You find yourself atop a mountain of all of the world's gold. Every greedy dragon in the world will soon be converging on your location to fight for this prize, with you in the middle. This being all the gold, that pile includes the scales from every gold dragon in the world, which you've just forcibly torn apart with your wish. Even the good-aligned dragons now see you as a genocidal monster that must be destroyed for the safety of their own kind. Your death is suddenly the singular goal that unites almost every dragon in the world. Also, all Electrum becomes a sort of brittle silver. That will please our DM, who hates having to include electrum coins in currency conversions.
"Granted" and it seems as if nothing happens.Then, after a moment passes, there is a slight thump nearby.And then something light hits the player, rattling off of him, looking down he sees a small, wonderful necklace with a lithe, golden chain attached to it.And then a coin lands next to it.And then another.And another.The sound of falling gold escalates, turning into a storming, crashing chaos as all gold in the entire world falls from the sky in a roaring hail of death.And then all is silent, coins, jewelry, ore, newly refined gold and everything else stands as a small mountain where once there was a campsite and a forest, all of the players are dead or dying underneath that silent, golden hill.
The planet's core loses all of its gold, which, in a supercritical molten state, appears floating as a series of masses overhead. This explodes and showers the area in forcefully-flung chunks of gold. Good job.
The gods of wealth and trade are suddenly obliterated, and you are filled with divine power contained only by your mortal vessel, which wrecks havok on the divine realms and the mortal world. You probably don't survive. Good job.
The gold is helpfully contained for you, and only consists of gold coins! ...Unfortunately, they appear in every single container or vessel you own or touch, forever, making it impossible to eat or drink except off the ground and makes clothing, home ownership, or trade tricky. Good job.
They now own the license to obscure Half-Orc Bard Elzic Pagavian's folk album "All the gold in the world". Elzic is, however, an extremely competent adventurer and will not stand for having his art stolen out from under him.
The power behind the wish misunderstands the intent and makes the wisher the only person to have a thing of that color.
They get all the gold in the world, being the only one to posses gold, it becomes useless and the world's currency standards change.
They didn't specify which world, molten gold pours in from a fire world
Granted, since they specified “in the world” they now have a mountain sized pile of unrefined and impure Gold Ore, this pisses off all the Dwarvern clans as each ones mining operation is funded mostly by processing and selling Gold and similar materials. You and the party are now enemies of every dwarf Clan and their allies.
I started an entire campaign with a similar premise involving a lamp, an efreet, and a Wish. I had a kingdom's worth of gold appear in a magical bag (like a bag of holding), but it was a solid cube that couldn't be pulled through the tiny opening of its container. Made for a lot of memorable scheming on the part of the players!
They get all the gold in the world, the economy is no longer based on gold as there is none in circulation, brass coins replace gold coins
You immediately stand upon a mountain of all the gold in the world. Seeing as you are the only one who has any, Silver becomes the dominant currency, making gold worthless. In addition, you piss off several dragons with hoards. At the same time, most kingdoms fall into financial ruin as they desperately attempt to find a new currency. While all this is happening, sinkholes begin to appear around the world as huge underground deposits of gold have vanished, allowing the ground to give way.
All the gold not owned by the players is suddenly converted into silver. Currency now takes up 10x the amount of space which means any storage suddenly becomes limited.
For the wealthy lords, it’s a nuisance that their pockets are suddenly weighed down or overflowing. For the banks that have just exploded... it’s a different matter.
All the gold deposits from underground are drawn to the PCs creating huge destructive geysers and destroying everything in their path on the way to them.
All the gold deposits from underground are drawn to the PCs creating huge destructive geysers and destroying everything in their path on the way to them.
They start magnetically attracting every coin they walk by forever.
All the gold in the world disappears and the world is changed to a paper-money system. The gold you have is the only gold remaining in the world, but it is useless as a currency. Maybe some alchemist will buy it from you?
The rest of the gold in the world disappears, all that's left is what three player has on them
Assuming they mean currency they're giving all the gold in the world translated into copper and they need to find a way to haul the several million metric tons of copper they have now. assuming they mean or they are now surrounded by all currently existing veins of unrefined gold ore
The player now owns all the gold in the world... And the accompanying tax bill.
Elderly people appear
You get all the Gold in the world, and everyone is hunting you for thievery
Gold is molten, appears in your pocket
total collapse of the gold economy because there’s a lot more gold beneath the crust than in it, and it’s all technically in the world
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