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Investment Silver

by worship4ever0227 Posted 31st Jan 2007 at 4:31 PM - Updated 20th Nov 2008 at 7:54 PM by -Maylin-
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
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Hello All!

Update 01/31/07: Replaced the 25 and 100 coin increments with lower poly versions. I think they look almost as good, so I am satisfied.

Today, I offer your sims the opportunity of a lifetime!

Do your sims live on a low income? Do they make just over what they need to live on? Well, rather then wasting your money at the arcade, or spending all your college simoleons at the coffee shop, why not buy some silver?

You can buy silver in 5 different increments - from 1 Troy Ounce all the way up to 2500 Troy Ounces.


When you buy this silver, you are buying it as an investment. If your sims hold on to the silver, it will appreciate in value. Over time, you will be able to sell your silver for more simoleons than you purchased it for. For example: Buy 1 silver coin (§15), let it sit for 2 weeks, and then you can turn around and sell it for a 380% profit!

So, you say your sims are already rolling in the dough, and don't want to play around with this 'petty cash'? Why not go large? If coins aren't enough, you can venture off into the world of bars! Currently, you can buy 1 250oz silver bar for under §4000, or you can buy 10 silver bars for §30,000. Now, just imagine how much that kind of investment will pay off!


These beautiful 1oz coins are also known as Englehard Silver Eagles. They make nice decoration, too! No need to hide them in a safe, when they look just as good on a shelf!


Here is all the useful info that you might like:

1 Coin (196 Faces)
1 Troy Ounce - §15

25 Coins (300 Faces)
25 Troy Ounces - §375

100 Coins (1200 Faces)
100 Troy Ounces - §1500

1 Bar (12 Faces)
250 Troy Ounces - §3750

10 Bars (120 Faces)
2500 Troy Ounces - §30000


Enjoy!


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Tags: #Invest, #Money, #Profit, #Silver

Style: Contemporary
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 4:44 PM
This is bloody brilliant! Any chance of you making gold? Its value now is *much* better than silver - 652.00 USD vs. 13.51 USD, when the markets closed yesterday. (Yeah, I know. I'm most likely a giant nerd for knowing that, but hey - my brain is stuffed full with useless knowledge!)

is it can be sims tiem now plees?
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 4:46 PM
Thanks, it's great
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 4:47 PM
Wonderful, perfect for my Gringots Bank for my HP neighborhood...LOL I agree with FionaSkye, all we need now is a gold recolor, or perhapes a gold and bronze recolor, to really make some good banks....Love it!

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Lab Assistant
#5 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 4:53 PM
This is realy nice, Thanks
I think i will Build a Bank to house this in :D

Wow, Nice Idea.. A Sim-Bank...... :D

smaller,faster,better....
Test Subject
#6 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 4:59 PM
This is very useful if you want create a bank! Thanks!
Instructor
#7 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 5:03 PM
hey thank you so much! This will help them out lots!!!
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Lab Assistant
#8 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 5:13 PM
woah, those are some HUGE poly counts. I will be wating for a lower version

Thanks!
Field Researcher
#9 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 5:15 PM
This is a really good idea. And I'd love to see gold versions too sometime. My computer should hopefully be able to handle the polys. Thanks. :]

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Mad Poster
#10 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 5:50 PM
This would be great for banks! Thank you! I'm waiting for lower poly ones though, 196 faces is a bit too much for a coin...
Test Subject
#11 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 6:00 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eliza Blaine
Wonderful, perfect for my Gringots Bank for my HP neighborhood...LOL I agree with FionaSkye, all we need now is a gold recolor, or perhapes a gold and bronze recolor, to really make some good banks....Love it!


this is brilliant!!
i'd like that too
i found some pics of hp coins:
Scholar
#12 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 6:04 PM
Very nice! Thanks

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Test Subject
#13 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 6:28 PM
Whoa...how very unique. This is awesome...mwhahahaha, I cannot wait to build a vault with silver.

You should make an Investment Gold aswell. Quite interesting. Good job!

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Test Subject
#14 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 6:45 PM
Finally a investment plan for my legacy sims who have suffered so much in the past, and u cant call it cheating ... right? hehehehe (but stops to realise that his computer cant handle it at the moment) well im am definitely downloading it just to give it a try... thanks
Alchemist
#15 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 6:55 PM
Your silver coins look so real.

Update: July 2009-I am back now to make invisible and tranparent recolors again in sims 2. You can pm me if you want your objects to be invisible and transparent from now.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#16 Old 1st Feb 2007 at 7:13 AM Last edited by worship4ever0227 : 1st Feb 2007 at 7:27 AM.
Okay, the poly counts are fixed! Thanks for everyone's replies.

Gold is coming in the future, but not in the form of a recolor. Since the value of gold is a lot higher than the value of silver, I will be making some drastic changes... and due to the fact that I can not price anything higher than about §30,000, I will not be able to offer such high quanties of gold.. but it is coming!

Quote:
Originally Posted by FionaSkye
This is bloody brilliant! Any chance of you making gold? Its value now is *much* better than silver - 652.00 USD vs. 13.51 USD, when the markets closed yesterday. (Yeah, I know. I'm most likely a giant nerd for knowing that, but hey - my brain is stuffed full with useless knowledge!)

Hah, nah... I'm an investor myself so I don't find it unsual to know the gold and silver price. I don't keep track of it as closely as my dad does, but I keep 'in touch' with it. LOL

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Test Subject
#17 Old 1st Feb 2007 at 9:15 AM
Can I add a couple more ideas - property investment/rental - say represented by a "monopoly" house - would have a higher "buy in" price - perhaps a lower return. Plus, wonder if you can build in a slight random chance that the bottom falls out of the gold/silver market and get a lower return, or even lose out... The risk of speculating...

CG
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Original Poster
#18 Old 1st Feb 2007 at 2:52 PM Last edited by worship4ever0227 : 1st Feb 2007 at 2:59 PM. Reason: typo
Somewhere on MTS2 there is a renter hack, or something to that effect..

I honestly don't know how to add a chance in or anything. Causing this to appreciate was a pretty simple process.

Though, one of the reasons that I chose silver (which is also the reason that I invest in it) is because it has virtually no chance of bottoming out. Yes, the price fluctuates a lot and may be higher one day than another, but ultimately the course is up.

I HAVE on the other hand, had a report of the silver depreciating in value at some point, but based on what I have done to it, I can't comprehend how that possibly could have happened. :S

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Instructor
#19 Old 2nd Feb 2007 at 1:39 AM
Test Subject
#20 Old 2nd Feb 2007 at 5:06 AM
In the TS1 I would have Sims that were art collectors, because in the original game you could buy sculptures and they would appreciate in value. I really missed that. Great mod!
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 2nd Feb 2007 at 12:55 PM
I just want to say thank you! There was somthing like this for the sims 1 it looked like a pot of gold. you never knew how much money you were goign to get but it cost a dollar. It was one of my fav items untill someone came up with somthing like this it was investment certificets that where int he decore section. they gained intrest really fast. I was hoping someone would make somthing like this for TS2. I thought it would be nice if wealther familys got them for there kids and when they left home they could put them in there inventory and cash them in after they get there own house. Thank you so much!

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Forum Resident
#22 Old 2nd Feb 2007 at 2:31 PM
Cheers W4E, this'll be useful - thanks for sharing!...

To all, of the very talented MTS-2 creative types - my sincere thanks for taking the time to create/upload/share...
Test Subject
#23 Old 2nd Feb 2007 at 4:06 PM
Holy Moly, this is a fabulous idea! I can't wait to play around with it. Thanks a million!
Test Subject
#24 Old 3rd Feb 2007 at 12:03 PM
Fantastic work, I love it! I have quite strict rules on how my sims can use their money, so realistic investment objects like this are just perfect for my game. And they look beautiful, too. Well done!
Test Subject
#25 Old 5th Feb 2007 at 2:36 AM
Thanks for making these, but I can't find them ingame, for some reason, and I've been searching all the catologues. You listed base game, but does it not show up unless there's an expansion?
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