Anybody here deal with "confucians" Ebay seller based in Hong Kong

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by serafino, Aug 11, 2018 at 6:27 PM.

  1. serafino

    serafino Well-Known Member

    "confucions" has over 26000 positive feedbacks at 100%. However, seller is in Hong Kong.
     
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  3. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Sounds like he has a lot of relatives.......... devil.gif
     
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  4. wcoins

    wcoins GEM-ber

    I think the trust threshold for Hong Kong is 30,000. Wouldn't trust him.
     
  5. wcoins

    wcoins GEM-ber

    Just kiddin...

    Why is location so relevant since he's got perfect feedback and you can get your money back in case something goes wrong?
     
  6. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    I don't know about Hong Kong sellers on eBay, but Chinese sellers are notorious for finding ways to leave themselves positive feedback on Amazon, and in meaningful numbers.
     
  7. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Only time I use Hong Kong is for ordering underwear and socks.
     
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  8. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    And even then, you're takin' a chance Tommy.........:)
     
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  9. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator


    Yeah . . . Gotta watch out for those Chinese finger traps!
     
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  10. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    OMG, what a belly laugh I just had, made my day. At my age I don't even have to worry about that. LOL.
     
  11. Numismat

    Numismat World coin enthusiast

    There are a handful of reputable HK and China based coin dealers selling on ebay, this is one of them.
     
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  12. serafino

    serafino Well-Known Member


    Thanks for the feedback. I was following a coin they were selling and I did notice what appeared to be shill bidding.
     
  13. Numismat

    Numismat World coin enthusiast

    You will often see what looks like shill bidding when the sellers are based in certain countries. In the case of China, it's mostly due to lack of local availability. Keep in mind that during the cultural revolution many Chinese coins from the empire and provinces were destroyed. A lot of surviving examples are outside of the country and often not available to buyers in China due to a variety of reasons. When you have a local seller there is a lot of interest, which includes new and rarely used ebay accounts.
     
  14. serafino

    serafino Well-Known Member

     
  15. serafino

    serafino Well-Known Member

    Sounds reasonable but the coin I was watching was a 1840's Italian States coin.
     
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