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COMMENT 19h ago

And if that doesn’t happen, everybody gets a refund, right?

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COMMENT 2d ago

Not for pasta production at least. The reason for today’s pasta shapes is that they can be mass-produced very inexpensively with a simple extrude/cut/dry process. Adding a step where tiny grooves are etched into the dried pasta will raise the cost enough that this will always be just a novelty, not a bulk packaging savings for the cost-conscious masses. People on a budget will almost always buy the cheapest-to-produce foods.

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COMMENT 2d ago

You’d think Cowboys fans would be better at losing by now.

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COMMENT 2d ago

You’d have to buy larger quantities of silver for it to make sense as investment. The production and certification process adds too much overhead. I would not advise buying one-ounce bars if you’re not going to keep them a long time. Unless you’re buying wholesale, you’ll always pay a premium and sell at a loss. Even gold. The middlemen are not non-profits.

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COMMENT 3d ago

Yeah, but it's still not a $10-$30 spend like the others. And then I'd just want Palladium. Easier to focus on the lower end of the spectrum.

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COMMENT 3d ago

I thought I had it there a few hours ago, but when I came back it was gone.

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COMMENT 3d ago

Yeah, your penny should only cost a zinc.

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COMMENT 3d ago

Amazon. Just search for a metal name plus "1oz".

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COMMENT 4d ago

Just for fun, but now that you mention it, I have been playing a zombie apocalypse video game lately . . .

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COMMENT 4d ago

That would amaze no one more than me, if you can find a link. Cause that would be a real glitch-in-the-matrix moment.

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COMMENT 4d ago

No, I'm just too old to spend it on anything exciting. My daughter can sell it to pay for my funeral.

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COMMENT 4d ago

I can't seem to convince my daughter and her friends that these all weight the same. They insist the gold is heavier than the aluminum. Good talk about density vs weight.

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COMMENT 4d ago

I have been trying the past few hours to exchange it for real platinum, with no luck. I wonder if people know these awards can't be exchanged for actual metal.

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COMMENT 4d ago

Well, I couldn't. Maybe a lopsided hut.

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COMMENT 4d ago

I didn't buy it to sell it. Interesting that you think I wouldn't know that, though.

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COMMENT 4d ago

These are all pure. And I sort of enjoy polishing metal, as long as I don't have to do it for a living (like cruise ship hand rails).

If it tarnishes, it's not one of the metals that's investment-worthy anyway. One $26 silver bar isn't going to make me rich no matter how much I preserve the base. :-)

The gold (and platinum if I ever get it) won't tarnish appreciably. And I'll be dead before anyone cares.

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COMMENT 4d ago

If they ordered them online and displayed them in a glass case, I'd guess yes. But without pics, it's hard to say.

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COMMENT 4d ago

All but the titanium stood on edge just fine. Had to use a blob of putty for the titanium.

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COMMENT 4d ago

Yeah, I got the silver and gold to fondle and fidget. Shucked those cards with no regrets.

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COMMENT 4d ago

I'm not collecting for investment, just for curiosity. Other than silver and gold, the shipping costs are many many times the actual value. Sorta like baseball or pokemon cards, I suppose.

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COMMENT 4d ago

I'll just polish them if when they tarnish. Might build an airtight case once the collection is complete (within reason).

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COMMENT 4d ago

Working on it, but platinum is really expensive and I haven't found tungsten in bar form.

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COMMENT 4d ago

Sure. Can you send me your CC info so I can buy the shipping label? I'll get the address later.

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COMMENT 4d ago

I don't think I could find the back street boy I bought it from.

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COMMENT 4d ago

Some metals I just haven't found in bar/bullion form.