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Considering a safe/vault?
« on: February 09, 2011, 04:46:03 AM »
If you can carry it out of the store, they can carry it out of your house.

Remember that $4000 bag of silver coins you bought around five years ago?  It's now closer to $20,000, and there are a lot more guys out there looking to steal it.  Isn't it worth $1000-2000 to make it worth their while to go elsewhere?

Do you have stamps or other paper that should be stored in something fire/water resistant?

I've been poking around a lot lately and this guy seems to have one of the best selections, plus they can make custom sizes, including some huge double door models and even vault doors.

http://www.privatesecurityproducts.com (ebay store)
http://www.MyGunSafes.com (lots of good info in the blog)

Chris seems like a nice guy, willing to answer any and all questions.


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Re: Considering a safe/vault?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2011, 04:50:20 PM »
Love our gun safe.  We'll have to leave it when we move, though.  NO way that's coming out of the basement - we had to have it installed in pieces and assembled on site.  That's ok, though.  We always know the house could burn to the ground, and we'd find everything of value safely stored in the safe.  My father in law (silver collector and gun enthusiast/hunter)has 2 of them in his house.


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Re: Considering a safe/vault?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011, 03:47:53 AM »
You may be lucky enough to catch a bank that's closing an office because of mergers or whatever.  Two items sometimes come up for sale, vault doors and lock box sections.

A modern time-lock vault door can sometimes be bought for $1000-2000.  If you luck out, have it installed by a vault expert.  Properly installed, a door weighing tons can be moved with one finger.  The least bit off plumb, and you'll need a tractor to budge it.  Build a concrete block cell with rebar and poured solid, and you're set for life.

A lock box section has two advantages.  First, they're tough to move, even if they're not protected by a vault.  Second, all those drawers provide a way for you to sort things (randomly, with a master sheet stored elsewhere to tell you which is the wheat cents and which is the gold pieces). 

A side benefit is that even if criminiminals get to it, they've got to break in to one box at a time.  High-value businesses like jewelers divide their valuables among several safes so that they're not 100% at risk, even if one safe is compromised.
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Re: Considering a safe/vault?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2011, 01:44:54 PM »
There should be a number of places in any major city that sell, deliver, and install "used" safes. Most of them also have new stuff. I bought used "postal" safes for our retail pharmacy operations on a regular basis. Used restaurant supply houses seem to be fertile ground.

Don't ask me how the Materials Management geek ended up buying certain commodities for the pharmacy. I don't know myself.

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Re: Considering a safe/vault?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2011, 05:15:27 PM »
Slight - tangent - but related - I grew up in a house that had a hidden panel   you clicked a button on the sconce on the fireplace and the panel in the den opened and there was -a safe behind it.  No kidding.  As kids we made up all kinds of stories and had sooo much fun imagining the fortune it held.  Of course no one had the combination.  We didn't own the house -just rented it so my parents never did anything about it - I supposed we could have called the company - but in those days with no internet- it was not easy to find the number, etc.

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Re: Considering a safe/vault?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2011, 08:45:41 PM »
Don't have any bags of silver coins.

However I do have a gun safe and love it. Need another one.

I also have a boerboel that is loaded for bear 24/7/365!

  

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