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Amagi Metals review from an actual purchase 2014-09-21

I placed an order from Amagi Metals on Sunday night, September 21, 2014 at 9:52pm.

Results: Amagi Metals review of Sep 2014

Spot Price
Silver
Store PriceShipping (Denver
to
Florida)
Add'l
Fees
Total Cost Above SpotTotal Cost DeliveredDays to ShipTotal Days Order-to-
Delivery
$17.56
21sep14
$19.83Standard Shipping $2.98No fees$5.27 delivered$22.8313

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1 Ounce Canadian Maple Leaf Silver Coin

1 Ounce Canadian Maple Leaf Silver Coin

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Step-by-step review

Here is a walk-through of the purchasing experience on the Amagi Metals shopping cart. This will be a very detailed review of the buying experience at Amagi Metals, to include any quirks or weirdness I may have encountered during the process.

This time I’m purchasing a 1 Ounce Canadian Maple Leaf Coin, one of the most popular choices for investing in .9999 pure silver.

To make this purchase, I started by clicking one of the Amagi Metals logos on the BuyGoldWithBitcoin website. It links to the homepage of Amagi Metals.


Choose Silver, then Coins

Choose Silver, then Coins

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The Amagi Metals homepage

At the Amagi Metals homepage, I clicked on Silver within the top main menu, then the submenu item Coins.


Selecting the 1 Oz 2014 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin

Selecting the 1 Oz 2014 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin

The silver coins page at Amagi Metals

The silver coins page at Amagi Metals

Within the Amagi Metal’s silver selections array, I clicked on 1 Oz 2014 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin which showed a price of $19.83. (Taking these screenshots delayed the process considerably, so that the price was actually $0.02 higher by the time I checked out.)


1 Oz 2014 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin was added to your shopping cart.

“1 Oz 2014 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin was added to your shopping cart.”

Clicking + ADD TO CART opens the SHOPPING CART page which says “1 Oz 2014 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin was added to your shopping cart.


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Estimate Shipping And Tax

Under Estimate Shipping and Tax fill in the State/Province and Zip/Postal Code and click the “Get An Estimate” button.


These are the shipping options.

These are the shipping options.

Here are the shipping method choices that appear.

  • In Store Pickup (during store hours)
  • First-Class Mail Parcel $2.98
  • Priority Mail 2-Day Small Flat Rate Box $6.02

I chose the $2.98 option.


The total was $22.82 including shipping.

The total was $22.82 including shipping.

This brought the order to $22.82 including shipping.

I clicked Proceed To Checkout.


Checkout as a Guest or Register as a customer.

Checkout as a Guest or Register as a customer.

On the Checkout page, you are given an option to checkout as a Guest or Register to make future purchases easier.


Billing Information

Billing Information

Next is Billing Information.  If you are registering as a customer, this is where you will create a password.

Check Remember Me to remain logged in on your next visit.

Click Continue.


Choose a Shipping Method.

Choose a Shipping Method.

Next is Shipping Method, where your choice is made between the methods of shipping.

Click Continue.


Payment Information provides choices of payment including Bitcoin.

Payment Information provides choices of payment including Bitcoin.

Payment Information is next. The choices are

  • Credit Card
  • Other cryptocurrencies (LTC, DOGE, DRK etc.)
  • PayPal
  • Bitcoin

I chose Bitcoin and clicked the Continue button.


The Order Review page.

The Order Review page.

The next page is Order Review.

My order is shown, and the bitcoin widget from BitPay that says Pay With Bitcoin in the center.

To the right within this widget is a QR code for you to scan with your phone if that is your preferred method.

There is an opportunity to subscribe to the Amagi Metals newsletter with the checkbox under Newsletter Subscription.

The agreement to Terms and Conditions must be checked to proceed.

I double checked all the information here, as this is the last chance I have to check my order.

Click Place My Order.


Selecting the bitcoin address to pay

Selecting the bitcoin address to pay

If you have a bitcoin wallet installed on your computer, tablet or phone you can just click the button in the middle labeled Pay with Bitcoin.

I prefer not to use a software wallet, so I make the transaction by hand. In a moment I will copy the bitcoin payment address appearing here.


The Blockchain.info home page

The Blockchain.info home page

Bitcoin wallet at Blockchain.info

I have one of my bitcoin wallets at Blockchain.info.

To make the payment, I opened my bitcoin wallet at blockchain.info, logged in, and clicked on Wallet.


Logged into my wallet

Logged into my wallet

The Blockchain.info Wallet page

The Blockchain.info Wallet page

On the Blockchain.info Wallet page, I clicked Login Now.

Now I’m looking at my Wallet page. My Identifier is provided by my browser from my previous visit. I only had to input my password.


Wallet is open

Wallet is open

I was now looking at my Wallet, and I checked that I have  sufficient funds available.


Your wallet's Send Money page.

Your wallet’s Send Money page.

I clicked on the Send Money tab.


CLICK FOR FULL SIZE  Copy the address which will receive the bitcoin payment.

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Copy the address which will receive the bitcoin payment.

Now back on the Amagi Metals page, I clicked on View Address, because I need the bitcoin address that receives the payment. The address appears just below the Pay with Bitcoin button. I selected and copied (Ctrl+C) that address to my clipboard, and went back to my wallet page.


Pasting bitcoin address into the To: box

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Paste the address into the To: box of the bitcoin wallet

I pasted the address into the To: box within my bitcoin wallet.


Copy the bitcoin amount

Copy the bitcoin amount

Returning to the Amagi Metals page, I copy the bitcoin amount.

B⃦ is a bitcoin symbol. If you can’t see it well, it looks like the dollar’s capital “S” with vertical bars, but uses a capital “B” instead.


Paste the bitcoin amount into your wallet

Paste the bitcoin amount into your wallet

Paste the bitcoin amount into the left side of the wallet Amount: box. On the right, the equivalent amount in dollars is shown as $22.83.


The blue progress bar shows the transaction completing

The blue progress bar shows the transaction completing

Double check for mistakes! There is no way to go back after this.

Click the Send Payment button. A blue progress bar will appear immediately for a few seconds, and you’ll hear one beep.


Your Order Has Been Received. Thank you For your purchase.

Your Order Has Been Received. Thank you For your purchase.

Looking at the confirmation page on Amagi Metals, it now says, “Your order has been received – Thank you for your purchase!”


The order can be printed

The order can be printed

Link for printing the order confirmation

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The link for printing the order confirmation

Clicking this link will display an order confirmation that can be printed or saved.


CLICK FOR FULL SIZEOrder confirmation arrives by email

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Order confirmation arrives by email

Welcome email to new registered customers

The confirmation email arrived immediately. Also in my mailbox was a welcome email from when I registered as a customer.


CLICK FOR FULL SIZETransaction showing on the blockchain

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Transaction showing on the blockchain

Looking at my wallet, I can see the just completed transaction at the top of the list.

This purchase was complete at 11.17 pm.


CLICK FOR FULL SIZEEmail with tracking number for USPS First Class arrived the next day.

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Email with tracking number for USPS First Class arrived the next day.

The USPS tracking number arrived by email at 6:09pm the next day, just 19 hours after the payment was cleared. It included a link for tracking the order through USPS (Insured) First-Class Mail.


The USPS Tracking page confirms the delivery on Friday, on the 4th business day after ordering.

The USPS Tracking page confirms the delivery on Wednesday, on the 3rd business day after ordering.

The USPS Tracking page provided updates until the order was delivered on Wednesday at 12:47 pm, on the 3rd business day after the order was received. This was two days earlier than the expected delivery day.

 

 

 

 


The coin as it arrived in a Ziplock bag within a folded paper

The coin as it arrived in a Ziplock bag and coin sleeve within a folded paper packing slip

USPS (Insured) First-Class Mail Parcel

USPS (Insured) First-Class Mail Parcel

Here is the coin as it arrived shipped in a clear vinyl flip coin sleeve within a Ziplock bag, tucked inside the paper packing slip within the padded postal envelope.


A one-ounce Canadian Silver Maple Leaf as shipped by Amagi Metals.

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A one-ounce Canadian Silver Maple Leaf as shipped by Amagi Metals.

Here is a better scan of the actual coin. You can enlarge it to see the closeup detail, showing the fine patterned grain added to the 2014 issue. It is a nice example of one of the world’s most beautiful .9999 silver coins, the 2014 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin.


Packing slip

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Packing slip indicated no amount paid, only the contents shipped.

The packing slip was professionally done. It did not indicate the cost of the sale, but only the contents shipped.

Overall, I was quite happy with this purchase.


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Spot Price
Silver
Store PriceShipping (Denver
to
Florida)
Add'l
Fees
Total Cost Above SpotTotal Cost DeliveredDays to ShipTotal Days Order-to-
Delivery
$17.56
21sep14
$19.83Standard Shipping $2.98No fees$5.27 delivered$22.8313

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Amagi Metals News
From an actual purchase of 21st September 2014, a review is posted.
Throughout the year we have seen a sharp increase in our overall Bitcoin-paid sales. As of now about 30-40% of our total business is through Bitcoin customers and we thank you all so much! We are currently working on ways to educate our fiat currency customers on Bitcoin as well as find ways to transfer dollars into bitcoin easily in the future (ie: Bitcoin ATM in our showroom, easy wallet set ups over the phone, etc.) We can't wait to show you more! -- Amagi Metals
Amagi Metals has redesigned their website with many new features! “Our customers will be impressed by the simple design and won’t have to visit numerous sites to retrieve all the information they are looking for in the precious metals and cryptocurrency world. Amagi wants to truly simplify the experience of buying silver and gold with our new features.” - Stephen Macaskill, CEO
Stephen Macaskill CEO of Amagi Metals can be heard on this YMB Podcast.

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