I see vids and read articles that this is quite complex, especially for higher amounts.
I’m European, this complicates things more, there is hefty import tax AND 21% on basically everything. Gold is so far VAT exempt, but for how long…?
I was thinking of buying gold/platinum on my next travels. In stead of packing them als coins, putting them in check-in or hand luggage, perhaps it’s best to roll them in toilet paper and just put in your wallet to go through the x-ray machine. 1oz coins would be noticed, but older 3-6g gold coins and half ounce platinums might be indistinquishable from nickle currency?
Also I might bring some Canadian Wildlife back to Canada or USA. Tubes full. Impossible to pull off? Or can that be considered money as it’s got nominal value and is offical mintage from national mints?
Else I may have to resort to simple making a trans-atlantic parcel and declaring whichever to explain any x-ray checks?
I’ve also wondered about that XC Scater I have been thinking of heading home to Scotland if things got really bad here and I would love to take my stash with me but going through customs would be a hassle (to much weight) even for baggage luggage. Maybe that’s the way to go instead of carrying it on the plane and the only thing you would have to worry about is customs when you get to your destination.
I usually take a direct flight to Scotland from the States when I visit and when I get to the customs they always say welcome home and pass me through without checking my bags. Lol
Maybe I should rent a boat and go that way, lol but then again heard to many stories about guys losing their stack and the boat. Lol
" this is reminiscent of Mt Gox, not that we need to think back more than a week. Inept management, possibly corrupt, failing to deliver Will this is something more commonplace in the future? Maybe this is another crack in the wall that lets the flood through "Reply To: Tulving GONE???!!!
" Given that many people who purchase physical PM's also own guns, Hannes Tulving, Jr. may want to make every possible effort to ensure these people do not lose a tremendous amount of money due to the publicized failure of his firm. "Reply To: Tulving GONE???!!!
I looked at that crap, not a single firearm in the place!
Just cheap jewelry from what I saw. IMO they are hoarding the PMs.
Like my friend's jewelry shop does, and ... "Reply To: Pawn Shop
" This has been ongoing for quite some time, i'd believe it. He filed for bankruptcy protection once before. Too bad and feel sorry for the investors who thought they had something.
Just a reminder that pms in your possession may be safe, but need to trust your counterparts. "Reply To: Tulving GONE???!!!
" Also, stay away from any coins that have been encapsulated or graded. The fakers really like these coins because they are permanently sealed and graded which means its impossible to remove and weigh or check with a magnet.
Maybe 90% circulated dimes and quarters are the way to go unless you'r... "Reply To: Counterfeit 2012 Silver Maples?!?! Agh! Hope Not…
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