I'm a sworn 90% silver buyer only, but I found an auction for two ASEs for $1 over spot each and simply couldn't resist. So now I own 2 oz of 999 bullion coins.
Fell off the wagon. . .
I got some Kookaburras off APMEX a month or two back. I love how they're packaged in individual containers. But you're right, 90% silver coins are a way better deal.
You've fallen and you can't get up! Keep stacking Eagles! Anything you can buy understand spot is probably to good to b e true.
I have a friend that recently swore off 90%. He has over 1000 dimes and 200 franklin halves. He thinks that he has enough 90 for barter and is going pure ASE/Maples/Prospectors from here on out. The buy back value on 90% is too risky. Depending on which dealer he found, he noticed that if he had 300 dollars of 90% spot value, he was being offered as low as 200 dollars on a buy back! This is unacceptable gap and he's not willing to risk it anymore. He says you get what you pay for with 90%, and that after accumulating enough to cover a barter scenario down the road, you're better off with high quality recognizable .999 rounds for true wealth preservation. Even though the premiums stink now, premiums will be irrelevant in the future when the price is triple dig.
Because you will get more money with a dealer. FeeBay charges you to sell. 12% for a fixed price and 9% for an auction.