Yard sales are often a good place to buy silver at responsible prices. I had done some river panning in the Sierra Mountains and foothills for gold. When I lived back East I used a metal finder and found some old coins.
Haha, gotta get used to this new forum. I almost did the same thing just now. I clicked "New Topic" at the bottom thinking it was the reply button.
Thanks for the info. I am still in Afghanistan for the rest of the year, so yard sales are not an option unfortunately :( Maybe I can send the wife on a silver bargain hunt. The only thing that would worry me is whether or not I am getting the real deal for my money.