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I notice all the wooden coin cabinets on the Royal Mint website are on backorder. Is this anything to do with the pandemic and people have found more time at home taking up the hobby? I heard Warhammer figure collecting has soured recently. As for coins I was hoping to get them cheaper with the mistaken belief people will generally tightening their belt because of fears of being laid off during these tough times but the opposite is true with prices actually going up.

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There are always plenty in coin auctions although it's often not clear what size coins the trays are drilled for.

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That is quite a beast! The pictures of the crane used to get it out of it's old home brings home quite what a task it would be to install.

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1 hour ago, Diaconis said:

I cannot conceive how wealthy I would have to be to not want to spend the money on coins instead. :blink:

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1 hour ago, mrbadexample said:

I cannot conceive how wealthy I would have to be to not want to spend the money on coins instead. :blink:

You're already there - you have a house, a car, you go on holiday, you save for a pension etc etc. All of which you have already determined are more desirable than buying coins.

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3 minutes ago, Rob said:

You're already there - you have a house, a car, you go on holiday, you save for a pension etc etc. All of which you have already determined are more desirable than buying coins.

These things are a bit more important than a box to keep them in though. :)

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On 9/12/2020 at 10:14 AM, secret santa said:

There are always plenty in coin auctions although it's often not clear what size coins the trays are drilled for.

Very true. 

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1 hour ago, Rob said:

You're already there - you have a house, a car, you go on holiday, you save for a pension etc etc. All of which you have already determined are more desirable than buying coins.

There's a HUGE difference between 'desirable' and 'necessary'.

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On 4/12/2021 at 4:02 PM, Peckris 2 said:

There's a HUGE difference between 'desirable' and 'necessary'.

'Necessary' is a very small box in the context of life. 'Desirable' on the other hand covers a multitude of sins, many of which are conveniently shifted into the 'necessary' box to justify the expenditure. You only have to look at the vast amount spent on vanity and ego to see that. How much is spent on clothes that never get worn? How many people feel the need to be seen in a high end motor, and for how many is it necessary expenditure? For a few it will be a spacious car with seating at bum level for ease of access on account of physical issues, but for the vast majority it will be a case of 'because I can afford it', or 'look at me'. Once you have risen above the destitute, this blurring affects all levels of society, so I'm not sure the safe is any different.

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3 hours ago, Rob said:

'Necessary' is a very small box in the context of life. 'Desirable' on the other hand covers a multitude of sins, many of which are conveniently shifted into the 'necessary' box to justify the expenditure. You only have to look at the vast amount spent on vanity and ego to see that. How much is spent on clothes that never get worn? How many people feel the need to be seen in a high end motor, and for how many is it necessary expenditure? For a few it will be a spacious car with seating at bum level for ease of access on account of physical issues, but for the vast majority it will be a case of 'because I can afford it', or 'look at me'. Once you have risen above the destitute, this blurring affects all levels of society, so I'm not sure the safe is any different.

But three of your 4 examples were house, car, and pension. Sorry, but those really are necessary (though car could be managed without IF you live in a city AND you don't have a family).

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On 4/14/2021 at 12:08 PM, Peckris 2 said:

But three of your 4 examples were house, car, and pension. Sorry, but those really are necessary (though car could be managed without IF you live in a city AND you don't have a family).

Yes, if you're on your own you can manage without a car (maybe get a pushbike, e bike, or motor bike instead). But you're spot on about a house and pension being necessary. These days both are priceless commodities.

I really feel for generation rent who in many cases will always be in rented accommodation. They'll never get the capital together for a deposit. There but for the absolute grace of God.........

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20 hours ago, 1949threepence said:

rented accommodation

luxury,

I remember when.......

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4 hours ago, Diaconis said:

luxury,

I remember when.......

...our dad murdered us every night before we had to go and work for 25 hours a day licking the lake dry wi' no food or drink before we went home to our shoe box. And you try telling that to young folks today. They won't believe you.

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