BAIT AND SWITCH???

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Chip Kirkpatrick, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Active Member

    8EC8BA96-283C-45B3-9144-4EA6D3CF44DA.png 58AA8183-BC94-4D81-96B7-FBABD98B6C54.png Saw this ad on Facebook this morning.

    I asked since it’s a $5 gold coin being offered at 50% off, can I buy them for $2.50?

    They were NOT amused.
     
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  3. Autoturf

    Autoturf Well-Known Member

    That's not real, price should be 500 or so?
     
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  4. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    $15.99

    something smells fishy ....
     
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  5. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Buy one. Take it to the pawnshop. With the money gained from that sale, go and buy 50 of them. Rise repeat, millionaire in no time.
     
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  6. kevin McGonigal

    kevin McGonigal Well-Known Member

    With gold on the rise, why would anyone discount the price unless the price were already highly inflated?
     
  7. Hamilcar Barca

    Hamilcar Barca New Member

    If the coin is advertised on the internet, it must be legit. Right?
     
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    At that price it must be made of gold painted lead. If would make a nice but costly fishing weight. But hey, you can buy 8 of them and get 20% off.
     
  9. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated

    Visited their website for kicks. Clearly Chinese junk, but nowhere do they declare the coins are fake (shame on them). This quote on the home page made coffee come out my nose.

    Trust
    Our Team Here At Trendinging Is Providing The Best Deal For The Best Price, Not Only Do We Offer Exclusive Products. But We Stand Behind Our Belief Of Quantity Over Quality!
     
  10. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    That's perfectly delightful. PLEASE, nobody tell them. :joyful:
     
  11. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    I could really build an impressive looking collection if I just bought from overseas!!
     
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  12. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    The second picture of the obverse has the luster of a Matte Proof and the sharpness of a polished coin. I don't think that it has even seen the inside of the third Philadelphia Mint where the original coins were struck.
     
  13. 2x2 $averKrazy

    2x2 $averKrazy Hopelessly coined in

    if it looks to good to be true it is where coins are concerned!
     
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  14. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

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  15. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    ...who is violating both the HPA and eBay's policy. I'm sure eBay will hop right on that. :rolleyes: :facepalm: :rage: :banghead:
     
  16. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I never click on anything that says "Sponsored".
     
  17. 2x2 $averKrazy

    2x2 $averKrazy Hopelessly coined in

    pretty sure that's one of those after market reproduction very thinly plated deals isn't it?
     
  18. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

  19. 2x2 $averKrazy

    2x2 $averKrazy Hopelessly coined in

    thought so Jim thanks has copy stamped rite on it!
     
  20. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Might be violating ebay policy, I'm not sure about that, but he is in compliance with the HPA, assuming you get a piece like the one in the picture. It DOES have COPY stamped in the feathers of the headdress.
     
  21. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Guilty of not clicking through the link. :rolleyes: I assumed "the same coin" meant the same unmarked copy -- but, AFAIK, eBay policy still bans even marked copies. Allegedly.
     
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