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ybbodeus
01-09-07, 12:23 PM
I picked up some 1981 Canadian Maple Leaf coins over the weekend--gifted to me by my grandfather--and I was going to see what kind of value they had. I can see an ounce of gold is around $623 to $635.

Any experience with selling those? Houston Numismatic advertises a lot. Just looking for ideas/tips/heads ups.

thanks.

excalibear
01-09-07, 12:34 PM
Not sure about the street value of the coins but I can get up to $1,500 for your grandpa......if he has his shots and stuff.

whitetrash
01-09-07, 12:35 PM
There used to be a a bunch of traders set up right outside the main entrance to the Temple, but a guy came along a while back and threw them all out.

ybbodeus
01-09-07, 12:47 PM
"And they swam and they swam right over the dam!"

You guys are GREAT!

Ol' grandpa's deceased, excali, so the price has gone up.

excalibear
01-09-07, 01:05 PM
I was afraid of that. I guess put him on eBay and see what happens.

fubar
01-09-07, 01:24 PM
Dead grandpas usually get about $400 on ebay. More if you can get the smell out. Even more if he isn't quite dead yet.

So I'm told.

excalibear
01-09-07, 01:30 PM
I've got a couple of dead grandpas myself and frankly we haven't had any luck at all movin' 'em. I spent most of last weekend at the entrance of Wal-Mart with a sign that said AKC Lab Puppies for sale. I was trying to do the ole bait-n-switch but I didn't have any luck. I thought I had a buyer but when she asked to see the parents.....the deal fell apart.

Took me close to two hours to load up the guys at the end of the day.

fubar
01-09-07, 01:43 PM
That's a durned interesting point you bring up that I neglected: Shipping. You may be surprised to know this, but FedEx and UPS sometimes refuse to ship dead grandpas. That presents a dilemma.

I do have a couple suggestions. If the buyer is in, say, LaPorte, ybbodeus could just load the body on a wheelbarrow and push it over. That doesn't work so well if the collector is in Merriam. In that case, I suggest shipping grandpa a couple days before he actually dies ... by the time of delivery, he'll be stone dead. There's also the National Lampoon's Vacation method, but that is SO early 1980s.

excalibear
01-09-07, 01:45 PM
And for crying out loud, do NOT take the insurance!

excalibear
01-09-07, 01:48 PM
Once, we tied 73,549 helium balloons to my dead grandpa as a joke and my stupid cousin accidentally let go of him. Haven't seen him since.

Bexar Fan
01-09-07, 02:11 PM
Once, we tied 73,549 helium balloons to my dead grandpa as a joke and my stupid cousin accidentally let go of him. Haven't seen him since.
I'll send him back if you pay for the 73,549 helium balloons.

BHJ
01-09-07, 02:20 PM
just go to a large reputable coin dealer.

heritage in dallas. medlars in san antonio.

someone like that.

- lfs

ps even better bet, hang on them. they'll double within 5 years.

just put them in the safe deposit box.

BHJ
01-09-07, 02:27 PM
i should say double again...... i did tell everyone here to buy gold 4 years.

GoBearsGo
01-09-07, 04:56 PM
watch out. reputable and gold coin dealers do not go together. They have a HUGE mark up. Be very carfeful. I would do a lot of my own research before I sold them. Google the crap out of it.

BearChick
01-09-07, 05:31 PM
Holy cow. This is the funniest thread I've read all day.

BearChick
01-09-07, 05:33 PM
Even better, melt them down and make a sweet gold chain. Let your chain hang low, and keep your shirt buttoned even lower, to let the world know you're a playa.

Do your grandpa hang low?
Do he wobble to the flo'?
Is he platinum is he gold?

Wacoso
01-09-07, 05:36 PM
Does your grandpa live low?
Is he buried under the flo?
Is he buried or cremated?

fubar
01-09-07, 05:50 PM
You can melt dead grandpas down and make a gold chain? Sweet! That's way better than shipping 'em or helium ballooning 'em ... in my opinion.

tommie
01-09-07, 06:10 PM
Not sure about the street value of the coins but I can get up to $1,500 for your grandpa......if he has his shots and stuff.
He shoots, he scores

ybbodeus
01-09-07, 06:11 PM
just go to a large reputable coin dealer.

heritage in dallas. medlars in san antonio.

someone like that.

- lfs

ps even better bet, hang on them. they'll double within 5 years.

just put them in the safe deposit box.

That's what I did. The nice little man at the jewelry store, Mr. Wasserman, said as much. Thank you, Mr. Ja-ve--ja-ve-a-lina----Ja-ve-la-Jave; Ja-ve-a-lina!

fubar
01-09-07, 06:13 PM
That's what I did. Now I'll have to kill you!
Not now! Wait until he becomes a grandpa, then melt him down into a sweet gold chain.

ybbodeus
01-09-07, 06:15 PM
By the way, Grandpa, if you're in heaven and reading this, SURELY there's more to do in heaven than read this site? To the point, however, if you're reading this somewhere......sorry.

ybbodeus
01-09-07, 06:16 PM
Not now! Wait until he becomes a grandpa, then melt him down into a sweet gold chain.

Should I put that chain on my sweet bike instead of under my unbuttoned shirt?

fubar
01-09-07, 06:31 PM
By the way, Grandpa, if you're in heaven and reading this, SURELY there's more to do in heaven than read this site? To the point, however, if you're reading this somewhere......sorry.
If God won't let us read this site when we're in heaven ....

Come to think of it, maybe hell is being forced to read certain posters' analyses of our football coaching situation, all day, every day, without the ability to respond.

(P.S. Gold chains with your shirt unbuttoned. Duh!)

turk4037
01-09-07, 09:20 PM
This will give you an idea. Couldn't find anything on dead grandpa's though.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Canadian-Maple-Leaf-1-oz-1980-Gold-Bullion-Coin_W0QQitemZ160071738051QQihZ006QQcategoryZ3360Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item1600 71738051

ybbodeus
01-09-07, 10:33 PM
If God won't let us read this site when we're in heaven ....

Come to think of it, maybe hell is being forced to read certain posters' analyses of our football coaching situation, all day, every day, without the ability to respond.

(P.S. Gold chains with your shirt unbuttoned. Duh!)

Maruski's got his own board in the part of hell where bad Baptists are forced to go and made to read him.

ybbodeus
01-09-07, 10:35 PM
Thanks, Turk. That's about what I'm seeing market wise after three phone calls today.

Wacoso
01-09-07, 10:38 PM
How many and where do you live?

ybbodeus
01-10-07, 12:30 PM
You plannin' on breaking and entering with intent to burglarize?

fubar
01-11-07, 01:37 PM
You might check with BUmaruski to see if you have one of these:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16572783/?GT1=8921

ybbodeus
01-11-07, 02:09 PM
Trading for $612!