If anybody wants to buy gold coins for $50 please come to my house I have some here for sale. But you had better hurry up before the chocolate
I would be skeptical of this offer also - On The Street!
Now if wants to start offering this in a different environment, such as through a brokerage firm, I would have bought him out completely.
If someone had an idea about what gold is about, they would understand a coin that small wouldn't weigh an ounce unless it was good The coin is
the size of a American silver dollar yet weighs 1 ounce Gold is a soft metal; when the guys in the cowboy movies would bite down on a gold coin,
they were actually testing to make sure it was gold
I wouldn't buy a shiny new red Ferrari off the street for $50. Even claiming something is solid gold does not mean it is.
On a side note, this reminds me of a joke I used to pull years ago. I would be buying something at the store and ask the cashier if they accepted
Hawaiian currency. Bonus laugh points if they had to consult a manager to find out and the manager told me that they do not accept it. No one ever
accepted my 'Hawaiian currency' so I just had to use my 'American money.' lol
Originally posted by camaro68ss
HAHA, WOW, this just shows you how dumb and brain washed people are.
Actually it shows you that people make a reasonable assumption that no one would sell a REAL one ounce gold coin for $50, and that combined with the
camera make them suspect they are going to be made fools of.
Maybe he has some really bad breath cause everyone seems to be moving away from him when he opens his mouth... Besides, the video is clearly edited
and I'm sure those who agreed to buy the coin were told that its just a joke and left out of the clip. Seems to be a case of selective sampling if
you ask me.
I know the price of gold, but my first reaction would be "This has to be a scam".
A friend of mine was in Paris, and a homeless guy came up and offered to sell her a cheap gold ring for 20 Euro. Supposedly he seemed authentic and
honest, so she dickered with him and paid him only 10 Euro. She thought she had a bargain, until she checked the ring out and found it was brass and
only worth a few cents.
I live in a little hick town in Arkansas. Most people who live here work for convenience stores, Wal Mart, Bemis, Or Georgia Pacific. If it were not
for the factories here, many would be out of a job.
There is a guy at a local convenience store and he is buying silver dollars for six dollars each.
Mom had a broken 10k gold chain that weighs .97. He weighed it and said he'd give one hundred dollars for it. She paid two hundred for it. It should
be worth more than a hundred dollars. I know he has to make a profit but this seemed like such a scam.
We didn't sale it to him. I think he is getting rich off of poor people who live down here and need money and don't know how much gold is worth.
I experienced something similar when living in Dallas in 2000. My boyfriend and I were out on a date when a man approached us trying to sell jewelry
(diamond rings, gold watches, etc.). They DID look real, which led me to believe they were stolen.
He claimed he needed gas money to get to his kids. But he was going to sell me a rolex for $20? I don't think so. lol When I called the police, he
So that is what this guy reminded me of. Wanting to sell a gold coin so he could buy coffee at Starbucks. It's not so much that people don't realize
something's value- it's that too many conmen are running around.
I would be forced to assume something is either fake or stolen. And IF it was a matter of them just not knowing any better like trying to sell me a
famous painting at a garage sale for $5, I would let them know because I would feel bad taking advantage of them.
Wow! this really makes my head hurt! although most likely it has been edited. There must have been someone who said yeah OK! but just wasn't
I can understand resistance to buying something on the street. However even a cursory check can check authenticity. Most of the resistance here seemed
to be based on the fact that it was "Canadian" and therefore worthless. Had i been there, I would have checked it our, and probably given him the
$50 and bought him his Starbucks!!
But in the end I am OK with people like this. it leaves more real money to be bought by me! and others around here.
Because it's a douche bag on a crusade to prove his own self righteous belief he knows all things economics.
I buy silver. I wouldn't buy silver on a street corner. I wouldn't buy gold for $50 on a street corner. In fact, I'd tell the guy to !%%@
himself and stop being a douche bag. I buy my metals from reliable sources and test everything I hold.. I wish someone woulda grabbed his coin and
chucked it at his face.
I can understand being hesitant to trust a stranger on the street with a camera, who obviously has something to prove. However, a one ounce Canadian
coin doesn't seem like it would be that easy to fake, convincingly. Almost none of them even wanted to look at it. I didn't hear any of them ask him
why he was selling it. One lady even refused to let him give it to her.
My favorite part was the man who asked him what his "R" stood for and when he head it was "Resistance to the New World Order," he clearly thought
the man was a total idiot. That, to me, was a better illustration of how brainwashed people are.
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