Coin shops that won't let you cherry pick junk silver?

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by myownprivy, May 2, 2019.

  1. myownprivy

    myownprivy Well-Known Member

    I have never experienced this before. I was told the US junk silver was their choice. I could NOT look through the halves, quarters, or dimes to pick out the ones I wanted.

    Have you ever experienced this before?
    Last edited: May 2, 2019
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  3. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    Huh? Is there a typo in here?
  4. myownprivy

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  5. Legomaster1

    Legomaster1 Cointalk Patron

    Yes, I have had this experience. Some coin shops have to keep someone watching while you do this (a trust issue), so, because their staff could be assisting other customers, they discourage this.

    Unfortunate, because I still need some years/mints of silver Roosevelts for my album.
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  6. Legomaster1

    Legomaster1 Cointalk Patron

    Occasionally, if you come in on a weekday, they'll have fewer buyers/sellers, so it's highly likely they will let you pick out whatever specific coins you need.
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  7. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Might have to look like a serious buyer :p
    Just put $100 bill on the table and ask nicely if you can find some random dates for your nephews coin collection.
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  8. Numiser

    Numiser Active Member

    Was it your first time in the shop?

    Some shops like to get to know you first.

    I hope you weren't wearing your long black Highlander coat!
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  9. myownprivy

    myownprivy Well-Known Member

    Yes, first time in this shop. I also am putting together sets at spot, so I prefer to poke around for what I need.
  10. goldcollector

    goldcollector Member

    Lol. $100 makes you a "serious buyer" in the world of silver. I can't make this EDITED up.

    READ the rules on language, abbrev., emojis. or special characters, do not make it.
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  11. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    You did notice the little pink figure in the post YES?
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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's their business and they can run it as they see fit. You can always leave if you don't like it.
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  13. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Junior Member

    do high rollers buy large lots of silver at a LCS?
  14. Yankee42

    Yankee42 Well-Known Member

    Ive been to places like that.
  15. WildWest

    WildWest Obsessive Compulsive Disarry

    Luckily I have no shops like that around here. I enjoy picking out the dates I like!
  16. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Most often, to pick is more per ounce than just run of the lot. I guess the dealer could be concerned with theft and not let someone pick through it if they don't have someone there to watch you. When I did this the dealer usually was not busy so he did watch me unless he knew me pretty well. Today I have a few local dealers who would probably let me take the whole tray home and bring back what I wanted to buy and what I didn't the next day. Build a relationship with a dealer, and they will ease up.
  17. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Yup, it's all about building a relationship with the dealer.
    My local shop will bring stuff out on the counter and go about his business.
    He will come back when I've sorted things into piles and take my money.
    I'm still a small time buyer compared to some guys, But I've spent $1,000's of dollars there so that helps.....he's also got cameras all over:D
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  18. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Exactly this. I know my dealer so well he lets me plunder through his safe..... Think of it like this. We all probably have freinds that we enjoy our coins with without a care. And we all likely have freinds that when they are around we lock our coins up tight. Dealers have to be cautious when a trusting relationship has yet to be developed.
  19. goldcollector

    goldcollector Member

    Hi rollers don't buy silver. Kind of like Bill Gates doesn't buy powerball tickets.
  20. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter World Numismatist

    Developing a positive relationship with your local coin dealer goes a long way in establishing trust.
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