Never invested a single Satoshi with bitscalper, or mybitcoin, or any of the other rip-offs here.
cough! slvr glbse cough!
Dammit- you reminded me. Yes I did get suckered for that rip-off ...
sorry for the bad memories. I bet they have also educational value. what makes me sad is that they 'salted the water' for everyone else too. I wanted to issue commodity backed assets too but when I searched for examples of previous assets I found that steaming pile and thought it might not be worth the effort. plus there are costs involved (17 btc/yr bank safe, fees for asset creation, sale fees) only to run that thing. and when it comes to redeeming there would be transfer fees just to get back the asset to issuer and shipping the stuff. and maybe EU is not a good place for such thing in the first place (VAT on silver adds to premium for new bullion and chasing junk silver in auctions saves some money but costs extra time and usually ends up over the spot anyway).
but if you'd correct your statement to "this year haven't invested a single Satoshi with bitscalper, or mybitcoin, or any of the other rip-offs here" it could be true