Friday, August 2, 2013
I have pages of notes for this trip to the coin show.
I've been doing a lot of research because a couple of my friends have bankrolled me to make some buys for them. As a former coin dealer, I still can get the dealer's discount when I make purchases at these coin shows. Plus, and I hate to say it, a man with a mobility device gets treated more fairly by the dealers.
Maybe I can make some good buys for myself too! But right now, the bid/ask for precious metals is low, so lots of dealers are in too deep and won't sell at the new lower prices.
The paratransit van will pick me up before the sun rises, and I'll stay at the coin show all day long. For almost 3 years after my stroke, Mrs. AOW had to go to the coin show with me because of bathrooming issues. Now I can manage on my own! Except that I fall in the john once in a while. The guys at the coin show come to pick me up when I do fall; I call them from my cell phone, which I always wear in a special pouch around my neck
Wish me luck so that I can make some good buys - for my friends and for myself. Now is a good time to invest!