Who buys this story?

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by ToughCOINS, May 2, 2018.


Who is the prime suspect in arranging for this "loss"?

  1. The tattooed black man

  2. The buyer living in the trailer park

  3. The seller who shipped the gold

  4. The UPS driver

  5. All of the above

  1. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    It’s supposedly FL not Aspen
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  3. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    You know what they say happens when we assume.... right?
  4. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    Not when it comes to the New Jersey of the south. There’s a reason why almost every crazy story is from there
  5. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    Haha... bravo! :)
  6. mynamespat

    mynamespat Dingus

    ^^that really sucks. I had a fairly recent run-in with some sleeze after a family member's passing. Luckily, I had photographed a large portion of the items they stole and they were quickly tracked down. It was not an Ocean's 11 style heist. Just desperate people doing desperate things after a series of bad decisions.

    I'm not so sure you can stay in the RV park at Aspen for less than 100k/year... maybe Tahoe. Undeveloped, build-able, only the size of a small house lots cost well over a million in Aspen.
  7. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    Since the trailer dweller I'm thinking of is now long deceased, I'll reveal that the guy who I nearly bought the 1802 half dime from lived in a trailer park. Despite me missing out on that coin, I still paid him north of $10K for what coins he didn't sell out from under me.

    He was a humble, shrewd, and wealthy old codger who knew his wristwatches, pocket watches and french clocks inside and out. He always carried a thick wad of cash in his pocket, ready to seize an irresistable opportunity, and only dabbled in coins to turn a profit, but profit he did.

    So, let's be careful, speaking about books and covers . . .
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  8. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    There's obviously exceptions to every rule, and some do enjoy that freedom or had something happen where in their later years that is more appealing. That said its far from the norm. I wouldn't count someone out if I had a table at a show trying to sell things, but in these cases yea assumptions are generally right
  9. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    Thanks. It really set me back at the time, but I've moved past it.
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  10. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    JM Bullion has this on their site ( take as you will)

    Why Registered Mail?
    USPS Registered Mail offers the pinnacle of both safety and insurance. In fact, you can get up to $25,000.00 of insurance per Registered Mail parcel.

    With FedEx or UPS, they do not offer insurance for precious metals and unless you are a precious metals dealer with a 3rd party insurance policy, you’ll want to stick with USPS Registered Mail when mailing your gold and silver bullion.
  11. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    50k is the max I believe, also the others is what people use with private insurance
  12. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    Oh, there are more examples that it seems would surprise you greatly, but they still walk among us so I'll refrain from discussing their details.
  13. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    They wouldn’t surprise me at all. There could be 10s of thousands of examples and that’d still be a minsicule oversll percentage.
  14. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I once knew this little old man. He drove an old truck and dressed like he had not changed clothes in a month. He lived in a small house he gave $21,000 for.
    When the day came, his family had to deal with about a million dollars in rare coins. His estate was about three million.
    There are a lot of folks out there, just like this. You don't hear much about this kind of thing because of security and tax issues.
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  15. Jebocement

    Jebocement Member

    The part I most identify with is the UPS truck being intentionally stopped and the driver allowing the packages to be signed and marked delivered.
  16. tmeyer

    tmeyer Active Member

    Yup, it was fowl play......(70) American Eagle Gold
    Coins :)
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  17. bear32211

    bear32211 Still Learning

    Stereotyping. Just because one live in a "trailer park" does not mean one is a "tramp". I'm retiring and looking into a "park" here in the state. Many are in excellent condition and well kept. They are inexpensive and easy to maintain. All said, "inside job" ! Who hangs out knowing just the exact day the delivery will take place.
  18. Jebocement

    Jebocement Member

    Good one!
  19. Lembeck13

    Lembeck13 New Member

    My money is on Miss Scarlet, in the double-wide, with the crack pipe. Of course, my theory would change completely had this crime been reported at 1153 or 1155 hours in which case my prime suspect would that ever vigilant (and tax deductible) Texan "Doug."
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  20. Exskywarrior

    Exskywarrior Well-Known Member

    I have met several seemingly dirt poor individuals who’s lifestyle choices did not equal their net worths. Very humble Multi millionaires that you wouldn’t know had two nickels.
    The flip side is the all too common one hundred dollar millionaires that seem to be everywhere.
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  21. mynamespat

    mynamespat Dingus

    There was a lady in my area. She was a bag lady locally known for collecting rubbish from trash bins, wearing shabby clothes. When she passed away it came to everyone's attention that she was a multi-millionaire. She was the beneficiary of a very large inheritance from a prominent family. She had spent very little of this money and lived a live of squander. She had family. They reported that they had tried to get her to live a healthier life multiple times. This was simply the way she wanted to live despite having the means to live luxuriously.

    Of course, that is an extreme example, but I try not to judge anyone by their cover. A guy living in a multi-million dollar house, driving a sports car, very easily (and often times) owns less than someone living in a shack driving a beat up truck.
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