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Friday, October 1, 2010

Opening Day

 Well, it's finally here.  We opened our precious metals store today.  This has been one heck of a week!

I'm going to keep my "pimping" of the store to a minimum on this site, although I'll be talking about precious metals forever!  I'll be doing this introductory post, another when we are ready to start taking phone/Internet orders, and I'll make mention when I put an advertising icon on this page.  I'm sure there will be others, but that's all I have in my head right now.

I'll probably also do a post (or maybe a series of them) on what we went through to get this open.  It's been interesting as hell, and I think that some of what we learned might be helpful to others.  Opening a retail store was VERY different from my training/preparedness business, which is home-based.

We're called Solano Coin, Gold and Silver, in Vacaville, California.  We'll have two primary businesses - the buying and selling of primarily non-numismatic gold and silver coins, and the buying and selling of gold jewelry.

I need to do a post on buying scrap gold for your own stash (you can buy it on eBay).  There are some risks - which are very manageable - and great upside potential.

It's also one of the few regular ways you can buy gold for less than its melt value...

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Ryan said...

Congrats! Interested in how it goes. Sure the subsequent posts on the topic of PM's will be quite interesting.

Anonymous said...

Congrats - I look forward to browsing your online coin selection!

MikeH. said...


I wish you the best of luck and success.


Chief Instructor said...

Thanks, folks. Much appreciated!

Joseph said...

Nice to see the day has finally arrived, put the pedal to the metal...couldn't resist.

Chief Instructor said...

Joseph... buh dum bump (drum rim shot)!