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#1 Tue, Nov 15, 2011 - 11:50pm
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Fellow Turdites,

A few beers and a couple of PHP (that's computer programming code for you non-techies) headaches later, a little pet project of mine is now officially live. I think you may find it somewhat useful, as (in its currently very rough stage) the website grabs silver prices from all the online bullion dealers in real time for a quick price comparison.


I'm also recording all the premiums and information in real time so we can have some real premium-price data to work with (my plan is to expose in concrete terms the disconnect between the paper and physical market for bullion). As always, I'd love to hear some feedback you all might have, or any features you might be interested in seeing. 

All the best!

Edited by: bernard on Nov 8, 2014 - 5:08am
Wed, Nov 16, 2011 - 11:55am
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Good utility for shopping

Only suggestion I would make is to make the whole table a little smaller. My little laptop is a pain in the ass that way =) 

Actually, you could probably make a few dollars off it. Check and see which of the retailers you have listed have affiliate codes available...

Wed, Nov 16, 2011 - 12:03pm
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Are these cash prices or

Are these cash prices or credit card prices?

Any way you can factor in S&H?

Agree that the table is way too big - too much whitespace makes it hard to read.

I find the 45 second auto-refresh annoying. I'd rather refresh the page manually if I wanted an updated spot price.

Love the idea.

Wed, Nov 16, 2011 - 4:34pm
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I like were you are going

I like were you are going with this.

Suggestion - what about adding generic rounds/bars prices? for 1oz, 10oz, 100oz

also maybe 90% prices?

Wed, Nov 16, 2011 - 8:35pm
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Brilliant! No improvement

Brilliant!

No improvement suggestions, I think it's great the way that you have it. Bookmarked.

Kemp-you can play around with the zoom to fit the table on your laptop. Explorer gives a zoom option under "View" menu, or you can hold Ctrl and scroll the wheel on your mouse.

Wed, Nov 16, 2011 - 8:43pm
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thanks for the suggestions! I

thanks for the suggestions! I will definitely lessen the white space and consider factoring in other cost measures like S&H. in terms of products, I could list as many as you'd all like to see, but again it would make the page bigger. 

Do you guys have any suggestions for more bullion dealers I could list?

The prices quoted are for check/wire/cash and do not include S&H which most often scales with the value of the purchase.

Wed, Nov 16, 2011 - 10:36pm
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thanks plunder! most

thanks plunder! most appreciated. I updated it a bit further and added my favorite Futures / COT chart. :D

Wed, Nov 16, 2011 - 11:08pm
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Price Check

Check Texas Precious Metals https://www.texmetals.com/

Thu, Nov 17, 2011 - 10:03am
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I'm seeing mysql error

I'm seeing mysql error messages right now when I try to see your updates.

Thu, Nov 17, 2011 - 5:16pm
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Bullion Direct -

Thu, Nov 17, 2011 - 5:53pm
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I will be adding texmetals

I will be adding texmetals and bulliondirect this weekend! sorry for the error earlier, was working on some stuff :) should be all fixed now. thanks for the suggestions--keep em coming!

Tue, Nov 22, 2011 - 8:39pm
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Added TexMetals.com ,

Added TexMetals.com , Kitco.com, and Blanchardonline.com! Enjoy :).

Tue, Nov 22, 2011 - 9:52pm (Reply to #12)
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Hey bestever, the site is

Hey bestever, the site is looking really good. It's interesting to see the percentage premium each dealer is charging. When I am in the market for some physical I will surely check in on it!

Thu, Nov 24, 2011 - 6:00am
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Added BullionDirect and

Added BullionDirect and Goldsilver.com, now comparing a total of 12 online bullion dealers. Happy Thanksgiving everyone, take care of yourselves and keep stacking

Mon, Nov 28, 2011 - 8:51pm
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Added GoldDealer.com as well

Added GoldDealer.com as well as the 500 oz ASE Monster box -- keep stackin'!

Tue, Nov 29, 2011 - 5:00pm
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if you could get generic

if you could get generic rounds/bars on there, that would be dope

Wed, Nov 30, 2011 - 5:57pm
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Added generic rounds! Enjoy !

Added generic rounds! Enjoy !

Thu, Dec 1, 2011 - 4:21pm (Reply to #17)
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Nice, how about 1oz generic

Nice, how about 1oz generic rounds/bars. All i saw was 10 and 100oz

Thu, Dec 1, 2011 - 5:33pm
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I added in 1 oz generic

I added in 1 oz generic rounds -- would add bars too but the pricing is almost the same hehe

Thu, Dec 1, 2011 - 5:44pm
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http://autrading.us/home.php

https://autrading.us/home.php

seemed to have some good pricing, haven't tried them yet, great site you put together!

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Fri, Dec 2, 2011 - 5:32pm
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bestever - suggest you look

bestever - suggest you look at adding Goldmart.com. They seem to have very competitive prices.

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