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Old 06-28-2012, 09:26 AM   #1
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Related to my very first post on this website:
http://www.pmbug.com/forum/f3/silver-storage-661/

I have over the past few months gotten back into buying silver. While I am a big fan, silver lacks the concentration of wealth of gold or platinum. Unless you are fairly wealthy, you can still find random places to split up your stack and store them in your house/bank/ect. However, when you start thinking about moving your stack it makes you ponder the viability of silver.

Example 1: What if I were to take a long term international job assignment? How do I even get a large quantity of silver through the clutches of the TSA?

Example 2: SHTF situation; you need to get out of dodge quickly and not come back; Are you really going to be able to cart 100, 200, 500 pounds worth of silver with you?

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I hope to have the 200-500lb problem some day! At the point silver becomes too overwhelming, trade some for platinum or gold!
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While not discussing weight or quantity, I was transporting my stack recently in a boat, and we hit rough water in a sudden squall which sunk the boat in very, very deep water. The stack was lost forever to Davey Jones's Locker, but we managed to escape with our lives because we were all wearing U.S. Coast Guard approved life vests.
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Originally Posted by 69mach351 View Post:
I hope to have the 200-500lb problem some day! At the point silver becomes too overwhelming, trade some for platinum or gold!
Consider the average retirement advice tells you to save up $500,000 or more. Now consider 500 pounds of silver at current prices is ~$192,000. You really do have to start switching over to platinum or gold at a certain point.


With crazy things happening the U.S. such as:
http://www.pmbug.com/forum/f9/you-have-kidding-me-1187/

I am seriously considering international work next year. Hopefully the conversion rates are not bad, because I would most likely convert my silver prior to moving.
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Originally Posted by ancona View Post:
While not discussing weight or quantity, I was transporting my stack recently in a boat, and we hit rough water in a sudden squall which sunk the boat in very, very deep water. The stack was lost forever to Davey Jones's Locker, but we managed to escape with our lives because we were all wearing U.S. Coast Guard approved life vests.
I don't know if I have a worse one or not. My kid likes to play with the few ASE's I have (had) and took them outside the other day. Threw them into a pond that is down the street. I couldn't believe it. It is really not safe to go in and get - not sure I would ever be able to find it anyways. Oh well, mark it up to experience.



Originally Posted by benjamen View Post:
Consider the average retirement advice tells you to save up $500,000 or more. Now consider 500 pounds of silver at current prices is ~$192,000. You really do have to start switching over to platinum or gold at a certain point.
Agreed.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:21 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by ancona View Post:
While not discussing weight or quantity, I was transporting my stack recently in a boat, and we hit rough water in a sudden squall which sunk the boat in very, very deep water. The stack was lost forever to Davey Jones's Locker, but we managed to escape with our lives because we were all wearing U.S. Coast Guard approved life vests.
What? You were wearing U.S. Coast Guard approved life vests? You did not protect your stack with U.S. Coast Guard approved life vests?
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I knew I should have posted a footnote about assuming no watercraft accidents!

Back on topic; How would you move a hypothetical stack quickly an/or long distance?
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Keep your precious metals in ammo cans. That's the easiest and most convenient method I have found to safely transport heavy, bulky items. Guess that's why Uncle Sam packs bullets in them.
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Melt the silver down, make them into 20" rims - Bling bling! 22" and 24" are the "in" thing now, so they won't get stolen. You will just blend into the crowd then.
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Originally Posted by HCA1961 View Post:
Keep your precious metals in ammo cans. That's the easiest and most convenient method I have found to safely transport heavy, bulky items. Guess that's why Uncle Sam packs bullets in them.
Ammo cans are for ammo ONLY. Sooooo, make silver bullets and ammo cans will work just fine.
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Originally Posted by mmerlinn View Post:
Ammo cans are for ammo ONLY. Sooooo, make silver bullets and ammo cans will work just fine.
And no more worries about vampires. And for those worried, zombies go down no matter what type of ammo you use.
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You guys are a riot!
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Originally Posted by HCA1961 View Post:

You guys are a riot!
Then we need rubber bullets. I don't think anyone is stacking rubber

Edit...stacking rubbers....may not be a bad idea either.
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...all the riot aside, there is no real physical alternative for moving that size of stacks, other than water transport ....

Practically - why do you think gold historically was for big boys/welth preservation - the correct way of looking at this, is; gold's scarcity, making it so much more valuable, was making it much more convenient/practical, to preserve LARGE sums/significant wealth.

Silver, while I believe in certain scenarios may represent much higher INVESTMENT return in the years to come, in practical terms, is not that great for wealth preservation - exactly for the size/price factors. Certainly, not when mobility is cosidered as an important factor.

Speaking of extreme measures, like melting it - if you are to melt several hundred pounds of it, why not melt it into the boat's ballast? Practically, undetectable. And you could also clad it with lead. Just imagine - fake lead, with silver core
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Originally Posted by bushi View Post:
... Speaking of extreme measures, like melting it - if you are to melt several hundred pounds of it, why not melt it into the boat's ballast? ...
Be super careful who you pick for your boating crew.

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hmmm

i begin to see the advantages of digits
collect enough hard drives to make ballast then if / when you need geld, go mining for bitcoin (-:
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Originally Posted by rblong2us View Post:
hmmm

i begin to see the advantages of digits
collect enough hard drives to make ballast then if / when you need geld, go mining for bitcoin (-:
...you need fast & multiple cores for that, not the disk space
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I don't know how anyone plans to transport their stack...
But Please,don't sew a monster box into your clothes,especially if going boating.
This was a public service announcement.


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Originally Posted by bushi View Post:
...you need fast & multiple cores for that, not the disk space

fast multiple cores it is then

better fire up google translate methinks

You a bitcoin miner, Bushi ?
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Edit...stacking rubbers....may not be a bad idea either.
Probably a good idea since when the SHTF their value may double or triple. OTOH, rubber "melts" down over time, so when you need one, all you have is a sticky mess.
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