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  1. Broucheion liked Volodya's post in the thread Getting tired of auction houses.

    I pretty much never place book bids anymore, but certainly I used to. It's hard to document, but imo there's no real doubt that dealers...

    Jan 20, 2020 at 1:37 AM
  2. Broucheion liked Aleph's post in the thread Getting tired of auction houses.

    I have seen several cases of probable abuse of online bids lately. For example, in a Bertolami auction I did an experiment where for a...

    Jan 20, 2020 at 1:35 AM
  3. Broucheion liked Gavin Richardson's post in the thread Getting tired of auction houses.

    Sorry for the fine print, but I keep a few charts like these to help me gauge my bidding on the few auctions I participate in. They...

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  4. Broucheion liked IdesOfMarch01's post in the thread Getting tired of auction houses.

    FYI, the majority of U.S. states exempt ancient coins from sales tax: https://www.ha.com/information/state-sales-tax-info.s For the...

    Jan 19, 2020 at 5:57 PM
  5. Broucheion liked dougsmit's post in the thread Getting tired of auction houses.

    I am 100%with RC on this. Auction houses make the money they do because of buyers who are surprised at how much they will pay compared...

    Jan 19, 2020 at 5:41 PM
  6. Broucheion liked Severus Alexander's post in the thread The mystery of ACHILLEUS, the Corrector.

    Thanks so much, @Broucheion, for putting in the effort to clear this up! Much appreciated, although I suppose the main effect will be...

    Jan 19, 2020 at 5:40 PM
  7. Broucheion liked GenX Enthusiast's post in the thread Getting tired of auction houses.

    Paying the wrong taxes, or ones you don't owe by law is of course egregious, but to play Devil's advocate... If taxes are a theft of...

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  8. Broucheion liked Marsyas Mike's post in the thread Tiny 8mm Greek Coin - Plz Help me ID it!.

    Hmmm. This is a toughy. Mysia, Perperene? I found a couple on Vcoins that sort of resembles yours - note the reverse lettering - but...

    Jan 19, 2020 at 1:43 PM
  9. Broucheion liked Roman Collector's post in the thread Getting tired of auction houses.

    To navigate the auction world, it's important to keep in mind: The hammer price is not the price you'll end up paying. For example,...

    Jan 19, 2020 at 1:27 PM
  10. Broucheion liked medoraman's post in the thread Getting tired of auction houses.

    So, in our post Wayfair world, not only am I getting dinged 20% buyer commission, outrageous shipping charges, AND almost 10% sales tax...

    Jan 19, 2020 at 1:26 PM
  11. Broucheion liked Mat's post in the thread Getting tired of auction houses.

    Charging taxes on anything bought online, regardless of where you live. Search wayfair sales tax case. It's cut back on my buying on...

    Jan 19, 2020 at 1:26 PM
  12. Broucheion liked Bing's post in the thread Getting tired of auction houses.

    As have I. I haven't bought a coin in a couple of months mainly because of the issues you've outlined. I look just in case something...

    Jan 19, 2020 at 1:26 PM
  13. Broucheion replied to the thread The mystery of ACHILLEUS, the Corrector.

    Hi @Severus Alexander, @dougsmit, Thank you for making me review the references to understand what's really going on here. It reminds...

    Jan 19, 2020 at 1:18 PM
  14. Broucheion liked Orfew's post in the thread NYINC finds..

    Wow @Swervo513 you have a very nice 12 Caesars set. I really like the choices you made for your set. I hope you do in fact get a nice...

    Jan 19, 2020 at 12:19 PM
  15. Broucheion liked Bing's post in the thread NYINC finds..

    Thank you for the kind comment. No secret to the images. I'm a terrible photographer. I just keep taking images until I am somewhat...

    Jan 19, 2020 at 12:19 PM