PFS Buyers Club: New US Mint Coin Deal ($150+ Net Profit, August 2021 #2)

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Another new coin deal on Tuesday, August 10th, 2021. PFS Buyers Club has another coin deal on two limited edition Silver Dollars (Morgan and Peace). See details below.

Background (skip if already familiar). The US Mint regularly releases limited-edition coins to collectors. The coin sets are often limited to one per household, but later often end up selling for more than the initial cost (similar to concert tickets or limited-edition Nike shoe drops) PFS Buyers Club is a coin broker that recruits regular folks to buy their allotted coin set with a set markup amount, with the agreement that they will sell it directly to PFS Buyers Club.

Deal details: On Tuesday, August 10th at 12:00 pm Noon Eastern Time, there is a new fixed profit opportunity. Two limited edition Morgan Silver Dollars are being released, with each one having a purchase limit of three per household (2 coins x 3 sets of each = 6 coins max). The cost of each Silver Dollar is $85.00, times six coins plus $4.95 shipping charge, for a total of $514.95.

Total net profit opportunity of $155+. PFS will pay you a fixed commission of $145.05 for a full 6-coin order, on top of your cost for the set. ($660 total.) You’ll also earn credit card rewards on your ~$500 purchase (worth another ~$10 here at 2% cash back), or also possibly satisfying the requirements for some $500+ value credit card bonuses. This makes the net profit at least $150+.

In addition, this is the third coin deal from PFS regarding Morgan Silver Dollars. If you complete all three with them, they will add on an extra $100 cash bonus.

I have had reports of the Fidelity 2% back card not awarding points on US Mint purchases. I have used a BofA card (earning an effective 2.6% back with Preferred Rewards) without issue. AmEx says they don’t award points for bullion and precious metal, but in my experience US Mint purchases are not coded as bullion or precious metal. You may still choose to avoid them to be safe.

Note that the eventual value of the set may exceed that elsewhere – you may be able to get more on eBay, for example – but if you want to make that bet, don’t promise to sell to PFS Buyers Club. Just buy it on your own and try to sell it yourself. Keep in mind that eBay seller fees can be 10% of the selling price, you run the risk of the buyer claiming you sent them a box of pennies, and you’ll be responsible for other costs like the proper shipping with adequate insurance. The PFS Buyers Club price includes a free prepaid mailing label (including insurance) and they will pay you via eCheck (no fees), paper check, or PayPal.

Here are the two coins for this deal: Morgan 2021 Silver Dollar and Peace 2021 Silver Dollar.

Note: This coin is not expected to ship until October, but they also won’t charge your card until October. But be around that you’ll need to be around to receive the package and then drop it off at FedEx.

My past experience. I used PFS back in March for the first time and in July most recently, and everything went smoothly and I was paid my money in full without issue. The amount of communication was great and better than expected; I was kept up-to-date every step of the way. The total time commitment was about an hour total (30 minutes each deal) for $700+ profit, including the stop at the Fedex store to drop off the box with prepaid label. The eCheck option worked great – I printed the check out at home and deposited immediately via mobile app. PFS has a very solid reputation online, and I referred several blog readers last time and did not receive a single complaint. The primary issue is that the coins usually sell out quick, so you have to be fast.

If you want to jump on this, you can sign up to join PFS Buyers Club here. Sometimes these deals fill up, so I would sign-up and opt-in sooner rather than later. You can still opt out of the deal until an hour prior to the coins going on sale. PFS will provide *very* detailed instructions. Read them ahead of time, and follow them carefully to help you buy the coin before it sells out. If you use that link as a first-time buyer, I will receive a referral fee the first time you successfully sell your coin for a profit. Thanks for those that use it, and for those that already used it in the past. I will be opting in myself as well.

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Comments

  1. I’ll ask again on a fresh conversation string, but how is this kind of arbitrage treated from a tax perspective, and also how is the income reported? Doesn’t change my intent to do it, but I want to be semi-prepared come next tax season.

    • You can always count anything as income on your tax return if you feel the need to. The IRS won’t argue with you about it. If you want to know if PFS Buyer’s Club reports it, then you could ask them.

      • Thanks. PFS Buyer’s Club doesn’t have my Social Security Number, so I’m sure they’re not reporting to the IRS. I’ve never had the need to report income that wasn’t part of a W-2 or a 1099 form.

    • If you want to report it on your return, my guess is it would be treated as a purchase and sale of an asset. Schedule D short term capital gain.

  2. Can you commit to less than 6? i’d like to buy 6 but keep two for my collection. should I buy on two separate transactions? or it doesn’t matter

    • I just read the terms carefully as I’m considering doing this.

      You must commit to 6 and you must send them the box unopened as delivered to you (i.e. don’t open anything). If you want 2, you have to order from a separate account, and ship the second order to a different mailing address.

    • joshua katt says

      You need to buy all 6 per the opt in contract.

    • PFS doesn’t let you commit to anything less than 6.

  3. thanks all for your answers!

  4. So I made it through on this one (my first time).

    As mentioned, the process is very well detailed and very smooth and the PFS emails / communication is extremely thorough and useful. I haven’t fully decided if it’s worth it, though – there’s a bit of mental overhead, a time commitment, and then the driving to drop off the packages.

    At least the purchasing part is pretty well constrained to a ~10 minute window (based on my experiences with this one and the one on Aug-12th). Just a lot of retrying the same thing until the US Mint website cooperates.

  5. Has anyone received the extra $100 for doing all 3 Morgan Silver Dollar deals ?

    • I wasn’t eligible for the bonus, but this is my third deal to (almost) complete with them, and they are being significantly slower for this one. Last two deals my shipment was confirmed same-day of receipt, and payment was sent same-day of request. This one there have been several days delay each time. I’m sitting on “payment requested”.

      This one also had a minor scare for me where UPS miss-delivered the package. Luckily the recipient was honest and brought it to my house a couple of days later.

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