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Old 11-19-2011, 02:29 PM   #21
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The lower they drive the price of silver, the fewer big bars seem to be available. coincidence?
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:35 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by GoldCore :
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From the GoldCore Trading Desk

There are reports of some US and UK bullion dealers not having supply of certain bullion product – particularly silver bars.

We currently have stock of nearly all major bullion products in volume and ready for immediate delivery.

However, supply issues are developing with regard to 10 oz silver bars which are not available for now. 100 oz silver bars in volume require a 2 week wait.
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/eurozo...-supply-issues

Sprott is going to have a hard time sourcing his silver.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:31 PM   #23
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Just checked apmex and they are reporting 961 of the 100oz silver bars available.
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:10 PM   #24
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tulving now reporting 550,000 ozt of silver available. Perhaps they sold a lot of those Black Friday specials on 90% silver. They still have stock on a few different mints/brands of 100 ozt silver bars.

apmex is now reporting 1,065 of the 100 ozt silver bars currently available.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:05 AM   #25
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Just did my rounds checking things. Apmex currently reporting only 930 of the 100ozt silver bars available. That's a drop of 135 bars (or >10% of last reported inventory) in one week.

Tulving is now reporting only 450,000 ozt of silver in stock although they appear to have a good variety of 100ozt bars available.

Both provident and gainesville list a variety of 100ozt bars available.

I'll keep a closer eye on this as the price of silver drops drops this holiday season.
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:37 AM   #26
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Checked just now and Apmex reports 920 of the 100ozt silver bars available.
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:31 PM   #27
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Checked just now and Apmex reports 872 of the 100ozt silver bars available.

Tulving still reporting 450K+ ozt silver in stock, but it appears that the selection of 100 ozt bars is shrinking. I'm seeing some new listings (I think they are new - I don't recall seeing them previously) for new items like boxes of ATBs, Australian Kookaburras and Canadian Cougars.
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:27 PM   #28
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Checked just now and Apmex reports 837 of the 100 ozt silver bars available. Roughly 4% of their inventory gone in 24 hours.
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:31 PM   #29
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The paper selling is going to force a lot of folks in to physical. anyone who buys on the great deleveraging we are going to see play out will be the victor.
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Old 12-14-2011, 04:13 PM   #30
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Just checked and apmex now reports 631 bars of 100ozt silver available. The smash down in silver price definitely spurred physical buyers as they have sold more than 200 bars or 25% of their reported inventory in 24 hours.
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:32 AM   #31
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540 this morning (I couldn't help myself). I'll check again around 3:30pm to keep the 24 hour window checking going, but Apmex has sold off ~35% of their inventory (or pulled it from sale) in the last ~40 hours.
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Old 12-15-2011, 04:48 PM   #32
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507. Another ~20% gone in the last 24 hours.
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:10 PM   #33
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If I had the time, I´d monitor all the big dealers. I´m sure they all sold signifcant parts of their inventory.
The small dealers probably didn´t even sell. Small unhedged miners probably didn´t either.
Silver looked strong compared to gold today.
In September we went down to 26. We never came even close to that during the current mini crash.
Gold, on the other hand nearly touched it´s september lows.

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Old 12-16-2011, 06:43 AM   #34
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I just started (yesterday) an Excel worksheet to track inventory and premiums of 1 ozt and 10 ozt gold bars as well as 100 ozt silver bars - and to do it with better detail than I've been doing so far in this thread. In the spreadsheet, I'm detailing the inventory for each brand/item within each category so I should be able to see for sure when new items are introduced, etc.
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Old 12-16-2011, 11:26 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by PMBug View Post:
I just started (yesterday) an Excel worksheet to track inventory and premiums of 1 ozt and 10 ozt gold bars as well as 100 ozt silver bars - and to do it with better detail than I've been doing so far in this thread. In the spreadsheet, I'm detailing the inventory for each brand/item within each category so I should be able to see for sure when new items are introduced, etc.
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:30 PM   #36
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OK. I started a new thread since I'm tracking gold now too.

http://www.pmbug.com/forum/f13/physi...ory-watch-352/
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:52 AM   #37
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Excellent PMBug! I would like to see your methodology too. I once asked my blog readers if there was an easy way to call up local coin shops and get THEIR inventory info (+/- OK).

But, someone pointed out to me that they would not likely divulge such information, probably for security reasons.
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Old 12-17-2011, 10:50 AM   #38
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Originally Posted by DoChenRollingBearing View Post:
Excellent PMBug! I would like to see your methodology too.
Go to an apmex product page like this one:

http://www.apmex.com/Category/1193/1...lver_Bars.aspx

You can enter 9999 into the box next to the "add to cart" button for every product (one at a time, naturally). You will get a pop-up error message telling you when you have exceeded their available inventory and they will then show you the current max available.
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:29 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by PMBug View Post:
Go to an apmex product page like this one:

http://www.apmex.com/Category/1193/1...lver_Bars.aspx

You can enter 9999 into the box next to the "add to cart" button for every product (one at a time, naturally). You will get a pop-up error message telling you when you have exceeded their available inventory and they will then show you the current max available.
Interesting. I did that with each 100 oz. bar type, as it automatically changes the max quantity available in the box, and added each to my cart. If I bought all 100 oz. bars shown as available it would be 476 bars at a total cost of $1,497,154.
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:40 PM   #40
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Hahahaha! I though I was the only one who knew to do that. Just goes to show you what an arrogant prick I really am. ;-)

Thanks SD. I also have been watching as heavy bars flow inexhorably out and away from the dealers. I can't wait for Asia to open tomorrow night.
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