,,..auction irregularities with Heritage....

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by princeofwaldo, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Way too much drama. I would guess the OP had problems with HA in the past.
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  3. JPeace$

    JPeace$ Coinaholic

    I've purchased 100+ coins from Heritage. Never had a problem. In fact, they have re-holdered two coins for me because they were damaged and at their cost + return shipping.

    Agree with the drama comments.

    Edited to add: It's my #1 go to online for nice coins.
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  4. mark_h

    mark_h Somewhere over the rainbow

    To me it is a minor rim bump. Then again if it was in an older solid NGC holder you would never have noticed it.
  5. Vegas Vic

    Vegas Vic Undermedicated psychiatric patient

    Not my #1 but I do like them. However my wife gets pretty upset when she sees the heritage name on a package. She has learned that means I spent a lot on a coin. Sort of a Pavlovian thing now.

    And I think the op was already looking for a problem prior to receiving the coin. The coin is graded you can always send it to ngc they will compensate for the mistake in grading assuming there is one.
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  6. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Yeah, I know that one as well sir. Whenever a CNG box shows up, the wife gets extra grumpy because she knows its not any $20 Ebay purchase.....
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  7. princeofwaldo

    princeofwaldo Grateful To Be eX-I/T!

    You just need to make sure she sees you make a killing once in a while flipping a coin.
  8. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    That can't happen to easy if I never sell, and she knows that. :(
  9. geekpryde

    geekpryde Husband and Father Moderator

    I love it when it all makes sense. Good work, thanks for stopping by. HA is one of the best coin sites out there, period. You guys do good work.
  10. geekpryde

    geekpryde Husband and Father Moderator

    I have only won a few coins from them, but I would 100% agree with the sentiment.

    I love the internet and all, but I'm starting to think people shoot from the hip way too often. Why not ask first, get the answer (or non-answer), and THEN start an angry thread? Starting the thread first is putting the cart before the horse, no wait, it's like buying the cart and you don't even have a horse! :confused:

    There's a @brg5658 pun in there somewhere. ;)
  11. geekpryde

    geekpryde Husband and Father Moderator

    The current SB Auction site works as well as I'd imagine the HA website worked in the 1800's, which is to say, it doesn't. And I use SB!
  12. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    That wasn't very nice.......
  13. Vegas Vic

    Vegas Vic Undermedicated psychiatric patient

    How is it not nice? Sometimes major companies monitor message boards.

    I'm not a nice guy. So if you want to hang me for it go ahead. Please just use the right color rope.
  14. desertgem

    desertgem Senior Errer Collecktor Supporter

    Stewart has been a member for 5 years and over 800 posts. He is a coin person just lucky to have a job with a company like Heritage. Also he states straight up who and what he is , unlike some other company representatives. He wasn't trying to protect his company, he just offered the explanation and his professional phone # to call with questions. Vic is correct, many companies and ebay sellers use search engines to look for references to themselves. No harm, No foul.
  15. JPeace$

    JPeace$ Coinaholic

    Too funny. That is usually what it means! Legend has been getting some of my business as well.
  16. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Yes, I'm blunt! Get over your "feeeeelings".

    Ze Answer ist zimple, no? If du must be ein Kollector, du must first rrrrrremove ze Schpouse, ja? Ziss ist exschpensive, ja, das ist korrectly. Aber it ist vhat du must do. (Twice in my case.) :cigar:
  17. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Yes, I'm blunt! Get over your "feeeeelings".

    Huh. I've never had an issue with either one, HA or SB. Yes, they are very different, but I haven't found either any fundamentally less functional. I wonder if the particular browser in use matters.
  18. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    Can you elaborate on "removing" the spouse? :)
  19. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Yes, I'm blunt! Get over your "feeeeelings".

    C'mon, you know very well what I mean - lawyers, judges, Special Masters, psychologists administering MMPI tests to both parents, custody orders, the whole enchilada, and of course I'm being flippant, because that path WILL send you on at least a temporary financial downturn. But at the output end of that tunnel, I am now a truly happier and more ardent numismatist, because what I call "spousal revenge spending" is off the table. And I get to devote 100% of my vacations to serving the American Numismatic Association at conventions, and not dealing with having to go to beaches, which I hate with a passion anyway.

    And if you think getting what you want in that litigation is tough, and it is, try it with an opposing party that's on a first name basis with the Judge, because they work together. I STILL won, even though I did a lot of the legal prep myself.

    The topper? The ex of now 16 years came along to Atlanta with my son and I last February to see what all the fuss is about. She now sort of gets it. Rhonda Scurek almost had her recruited to do character acting at future ANA shows. :yawn::jimlad::lock: What the ex got most of all is how wonderfully nice and magnificent everybody with ANA staff is, from Walt and Kim and Rhonda, on down to the newest intern.

    I'm already game planning my ANA summer convention trip for Denver in 2017. The following week is a total solar eclipse crossing the whole nation from coast to coast. The ultimate geek trip - coins AND astronomy. Throw in a MacWorld expo, and the bliss might be too much to take.
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2014
  20. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Yes, I'm blunt! Get over your "feeeeelings".

    Oh, a note to all former Teletrade users - if you had an active account with Teletrade when SB acquired it, you now have a SB account too. You just may not know you do.
  21. geekpryde

    geekpryde Husband and Father Moderator

    SB has been plagued, and I mean PLAGUED with technical issues since the new site launched. It was very bad, then got better, than got bad again, and now seems to be okay for the past two weeks. If you have not experienced inability to connect, inability to log-in, inability to place bids, inability to search/ filter, site crashes, and other strange behavior, I think you have either not been using it very long or very often, or you are just plain lucky! ;) These issues have been reported from many users, across many regions, different times of day, different browsers, different hardware (PC,mac, phones, tablets, etc) over many months.

    SB has confirmed some of the issues and has promised they are working on improving the site. I personally have had email conversations with them. For awhile the problems were getting worse, so I thought they basically didn't care about the online/web bidding part of their business. However, it has gotten better in past few weeks, so it does look like they are trying to fix the database and website issues.

    Their sorting / filtering / categories are still 10 years behind HA, but they told me they are working on that too. Not sure if they really will improve that part.

    I still think SB is a great company, and I have won coins, and will continue to bid. They have a good coin selection, and their billing and shipping department seems really good. The only thing is, there site needs to be continually improved and fixed, and I am worried they are going to just leave it "good enough".

    HA has always been great since I started using it two years ago, not sure if it was ever bad. A+
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