How secretive are you about your stack?

Please put all polls here.

Who knows you stack PM's?

Absolutely nobody besides myself (and my internet friends :lol:)
10
5%
Wife
49
23%
Kids
30
14%
Parents
32
15%
spouses family
11
5%
extended family
7
3%
close friends
34
16%
Friends/aquaintences
8
4%
friends of friends
0
No votes
Neighbors
3
1%
Co-workers
13
6%
Mailman
10
5%
Random people that I meet at parties
0
No votes
Random people that I meet on the street
0
No votes
Random people in the service industry (waiters, batenders, hairdresser, ect)
1
0%
Insurance company
3
1%
Bank tellers
6
3%
mostly everyone I meet
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 217

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Re: How secretive are you about your stack?

Postby Brades » Mon Jul 30, 2012

I pay $150 a year for a small PO box in Canada :shock:

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Re: How secretive are you about your stack?

Postby j-son » Mon Jul 30, 2012

I pay $50 and $80 for two boxes at different banks.
Both small sizes.

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Re: How secretive are you about your stack?

Postby DRP270 » Mon Jul 30, 2012

I have been a coin collector since I was a kid so family knows that, mailman delivers Coin World so he knows, some people at work. They think I am collecting coins but don't generally talk about it unless they have a coin they want me to evaluate. If asked I just say I am coin collector and that some of the coins contain gold or silver; I will mention pre33 gold coins and junk as examples of what is in my collection. My wife has seen and helped me move silver but I swear she must believe that it is near worthless. Flash a little gold and she goes bezerk. I am the only one that has a clue how much it all adds up to.
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Re: How secretive are you about your stack?

Postby skylersfriend » Mon Jul 30, 2012

A mid sized P.O. Box in Newport Oregon is a hundred a year and I would pay more if I had to. Mail box theivery (especially in rural areas) is considered a sport.
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Re: How secretive are you about your stack?

Postby Induz » Mon Jul 30, 2012

Now let me see -

1. Wife - she knows I have a stack but I don't think she knows how much. She has access to the SDB and every other place I have the stack. Never complains about whatever I buy, gold or silver.

2. One friend who is given access to my SDB if I travel out of town for too long. He may move out of town soon though.

3. Owner of LCS 1. Guys at LCS 1.

4. Owners of LCS 2 and LCS 3

5. Oh and most members of this forum :D
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Re: How secretive are you about your stack?

Postby H2SO4 » Mon Jul 30, 2012

DRP270 wrote:I have been a coin collector since I was a kid so family knows that, mailman delivers Coin World so he knows, some people at work. They think I am collecting coins but don't generally talk about it unless they have a coin they want me to evaluate. If asked I just say I am coin collector and that some of the coins contain gold or silver; I will mention pre33 gold coins and junk as examples of what is in my collection. My wife has seen and helped me move silver but I swear she must believe that it is near worthless. Flash a little gold and she goes bezerk. I am the only one that has a clue how much it all adds up to.


thats funny- my fiancee is the opposite! she sees all the silver rolling in (haha- jk) and gets annoyed. when its gold, she does not realize the size/price and does not say much.
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Re: How secretive are you about your stack?

Postby natsb88 » Mon Jul 30, 2012

Do you guys with the medium and large POBs get them for packages, magazines, or just because that's what was available? I have only ever had a small one, and just pick up most packages at the counter. SFRBs won't fit in the next size up anyway, I'd have to get one of the big drawers at the bottom. Don't know what they cost, but I do know my 68-pound MFRBs of pennies still won't fit in there :lol:

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Re: How secretive are you about your stack?

Postby slickeast » Mon Jul 30, 2012

I have the smallest box available. They put a key in mine if I have a package. I just have to get it out of the large boxes they use for large packages. It is about $40 a year.

Why is everyone so secret about their stack? We are talking about pancakes...right?
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Re: How secretive are you about your stack?

Postby MaxGravy » Mon Jul 30, 2012

:lol: I maintain a live video feed of my stack over the internet:

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Re: How secretive are you about your stack?

Postby b4/Vj()z » Mon Jul 30, 2012

What stack?????? :? :?
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Re: How secretive are you about your stack?

Postby Kutzy » Mon Jul 30, 2012

hkut7835 wrote:Wife, 4 yr old daughter, parents, brother, and a coworker. And everyone on this site. :lol:



its that 4 year old that gets you in trouble... Makes you spend too much because she wants a pretty panda or a big bar she can barely carry.
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Re: How secretive are you about your stack?

Postby SilverRider » Mon Jul 30, 2012

For me...my wife, my Dad, one close friend and the BS community.

Nobody but me know how much it is all worth though (and sometimes I don't even know).

I was thinking about this the other day....If I die, I'm going to have to have somebody help my wife dispose of my collection at FMV. She knows roughly what silver and gold is worth, but she's not going to know the difference between a 2009 UHR and a 2012 AGE. I think we should start something up like that here. We can have a pool of volunteers that would help to dispose of a forum member's stack at FMV, we can even pay a small percentage for their troubles. Then the proceeds would go back to the forum members' beneficaries.

Could you just imagine the look I'd get when I tell my wife:
"Don't worry honey...when I die, just contact this guy by email and he'll tell you where to send all of my gold and silver. No I've never met him... Don't worry, he'll send you the cash as he sells it."
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Re: How secretive are you about your stack?

Postby MaxGravy » Mon Jul 30, 2012

SilverRider wrote:For me...my wife, my Dad, one close friend and the BS community.

Nobody but me know how much it is all worth though (and sometimes I don't even know).

I was thinking about this the other day....If I die, I'm going to have to have somebody help my wife dispose of my collection at FMV. She knows roughly what silver and gold is worth, but she's not going to know the difference between a 2009 UHR and a 2012 AGE. I think we should start something up like that here. We can have a pool of volunteers that would help to dispose of a forum member's stack at FMV, we can even pay a small percentage for their troubles. Then the proceeds would go back to the forum members' beneficaries.

Could you just imagine the look I'd get when I tell my wife:
"Don't worry honey...when I die, just contact this guy by email and he'll tell you where to send all of my gold and silver. No I've never met him... Don't worry, he'll send you the cash as he sells it."


:lol: That's pretty funny, but it sounds like a dang good idea to me.
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Re: How secretive are you about your stack?

Postby Fabio » Mon Jul 30, 2012

SilverRider wrote:For me...my wife, my Dad, one close friend and the BS community.

Nobody but me know how much it is all worth though (and sometimes I don't even know).

I was thinking about this the other day....If I die, I'm going to have to have somebody help my wife dispose of my collection at FMV. She knows roughly what silver and gold is worth, but she's not going to know the difference between a 2009 UHR and a 2012 AGE. I think we should start something up like that here. We can have a pool of volunteers that would help to dispose of a forum member's stack at FMV, we can even pay a small percentage for their troubles. Then the proceeds would go back to the forum members' beneficaries.

Could you just imagine the look I'd get when I tell my wife:
"Don't worry honey...when I die, just contact this guy by email and he'll tell you where to send all of my gold and silver. No I've never met him... Don't worry, he'll send you the cash as he sells it."


I'll volunteer :D Also, I'd like to be the president of the rest of the volunteers :twisted:
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Re: How secretive are you about your stack?

Postby Storm Drifter » Mon Jul 30, 2012

SilverRider wrote:For me...my wife, my Dad, one close friend and the BS community.

Nobody but me know how much it is all worth though (and sometimes I don't even know).

I was thinking about this the other day....If I die, I'm going to have to have somebody help my wife dispose of my collection at FMV. She knows roughly what silver and gold is worth, but she's not going to know the difference between a 2009 UHR and a 2012 AGE. I think we should start something up like that here. We can have a pool of volunteers that would help to dispose of a forum member's stack at FMV, we can even pay a small percentage for their troubles. Then the proceeds would go back to the forum members' beneficaries.

Could you just imagine the look I'd get when I tell my wife:
"Don't worry honey...when I die, just contact this guy by email and he'll tell you where to send all of my gold and silver. No I've never met him... Don't worry, he'll send you the cash as he sells it."


I have had concerns about this myself. My wife and I have talked about it and she would like some sort of list left with the stack. However, the list can and will change often for both bullion and numi stuff. I do not have ay family members that I would trust with my stack and her family live in the U.K. I am sure we could set something like this up but, I think it may be better handled by region or how close we may live to one another. Some of us may have a collection or accumulation that would be a little too big to send by mail. I do live close to a couple of members here that I would trust with such a task.
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Re: How secretive are you about your stack?

Postby Decoy12 » Mon Jul 30, 2012

It's known among family and friends that I coin collect. They ask me if I have gotten any new coins and such.

As far as stacking the metal, only my father, my girlfriend, 3 close friends and all you guys here know I stack silver. I don't have a lot, and I don't buy a lot at a time but I think every bit helps and should grow over time!

I do however read all these stories on the news of prevalent metal theft. It used to be copper that was not bolted down, then it turned into raiding vacant homes/businesses. But lately there have been a lot of coin collectors/dealer thefts. Jewelry shop thefts, and the occasional "collection stolen redeemed at the coinstar" tales :roll:

We all know that gold/silver will one day shoot to the moon, unfortunately they have those rip off commercials on tv of the "cash for gold" and the likes, telling everyone that their gold and silver are at all time high... that's probably what sets thieves and would-be thieves off.

That is why I am less likely to now tell other people about my collection/stack, especially because the golden state has its tough gun laws... I'd probably have to sell my stack to pay the guy I shot trying to take it :shock: :? :roll:
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Re: How secretive are you about your stack?

Postby skylersfriend » Mon Jul 30, 2012

MaxGravy wrote:
SilverRider wrote:For me...my wife, my Dad, one close friend and the BS community.

Nobody but me know how much it is all worth though (and sometimes I don't even know).

I was thinking about this the other day....If I die, I'm going to have to have somebody help my wife dispose of my collection at FMV. She knows roughly what silver and gold is worth, but she's not going to know the difference between a 2009 UHR and a 2012 AGE. I think we should start something up like that here. We can have a pool of volunteers that would help to dispose of a forum member's stack at FMV, we can even pay a small percentage for their troubles. Then the proceeds would go back to the forum members' beneficaries.

Could you just imagine the look I'd get when I tell my wife:
"Don't worry honey...when I die, just contact this guy by email and he'll tell you where to send all of my gold and silver. No I've never met him... Don't worry, he'll send you the cash as he sells it."


:lol: That's pretty funny, but it sounds like a dang good idea to me.


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Re: How secretive are you about your stack?

Postby natsb88 » Mon Jul 30, 2012

SilverRider wrote:...just contact this guy by email and he'll tell you where to send all of my gold and silver. No I've never met him... Don't worry, he'll send you the cash as he sells it."

Ya know, a couple years ago I would have thought that to be absurd, but at this very moment I have products belonging to four different people, none of whom I've met, totaling...well...a lot, doing exactly that. BS and RC are pretty amazing communities.

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Re: How secretive are you about your stack?

Postby PeacePeople » Mon Jul 30, 2012

I have an excel spreadsheet set up for my bullion. At the top I have current spot loaded in and that is my base. I list all my bullion under that with a formula for what FMV is for each item, ASE is spot +$2 and so on down the line to the lunars. The numis are a little different and I keep updating that with just a FMV value for each coin and how many I have. I update it about monthly or so, and it is helpful in forcing me to keep some balance in my stack, IE not all premium stuff and not all strictly bullion. It takes some effort to set it up and you do need to adjust the formulas as FMV changes, but most of the stuff I have doesn't have wild swings, so far.

I showed it to the one person that will end up with all of this stuff and she seems to understand what I'm talking about in the most nonchalant way at first, until she saw the FMV value vs the flat bullion value assigned on the side of the page with just weight of metal x current spot and saw the difference. Then the little light bulb went off that she should probably know what the stuff is. That and she knows this website and my login and password, and you'll know it's not me if she logs in, trust me....
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Re: How secretive are you about your stack?

Postby BotanicusRex » Mon Jul 30, 2012

Lawyer doesn't know.. accountant doesn't know.
One brother and one bro-in-law know (our co-executors).
Wife of course knows.
And I know. :D
The end!

These four people also have access to SDBoxes.. and knowledge of where and how to access an inventory program.. plus there is a yearly updated dispersal directive of the surviving spouse.
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