Out East Metals started in the spring of 2020 after the free stimulus money provided by the federal government.
The return on the stimulus money was so great that it was decided that I would roll this into a side business with all the global uncertainty with our COVID economy.
I have a puppy who loves to eat and ride in my truck inhaling all the local smells so I have to provide for him, keep my almost 30 year old truck running and also pay my bills. This allows me to do so.
The first American Silver Eagle I ever touched I immediately fell in love with stacking silver. I felt the same way when I got my Krugerrand commemorative also at an excellent price. Then I got hooked on chasing both in slabs.
PayPal can process Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover even if you do not have a PayPal account. It provides me, a seller, a level of protection.
I understand PayPal is misunderstood and has some people with strong feelings about the company. I have over 15 years of solid, never had an issue absolutely ever loyalty with PayPal and that's more than I can ever say that I have with a bank.
I am looking into options where you can submit a payment where your order would be held in progress and you could submit a payment through an acceptable solution that we negotiate that works best for the two of us.
I have Venmo.
I can ship up to 16 ounces for about $5 via US Post Office first class mail.
For about $8, I can ship in a small flat rate box.
$3 might sound cheaper but in that small flat rate box, I have more space for packing material to protect your item where the first class mail packaging is thinner material. It's shipping grade material but it's a 9" x 6" x 1" bubble protection on the inside envelope.
For the most part, the shipping has been 100% in my area. What I have found is waiting for the daily mail pickup is the best solution because any time I have dropped off a package at a mailbox, handed it to a random mailman, dropped it off at a post office or went to the nearby annex it takes 48 - 72 hours for a pickup or acceptance scan. Each time I just let the mailman do his daily pickup from either my house or the second location where I ship packages, I almost immediately get a pickup scan when the mailman receives the package on the pickup.
So with that, I just would rather do that than drop off 10 packages in the four scenarios above and have to file 10 missing package complaints.
You can click the button for my eBay seller account and you can see I'm dedicated to communication. There's no negative ratings on my seller account either. All my packages have been delivered with the biggest problem being a 48 - 72 hour delay due to some issue with USPS or a storm is forecast to impact my area and is offshore so mail was diverted.