Coin selling tips ( Help )

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Noah Finney, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. Noah Finney

    Noah Finney Morgan / Gold Indian Member

    Hi Cointalk, I have a question considering selling coins...... As most of you know I am a younger cointalker. Lately I have been saving for a car... The hobby of collecting coins has got in the way a bit so it makes it kind of hard for saving, lol :banghead:... I am trying to make more money so I am beginning to sell some coins (I am keeping my best coins so no worries). if i sell coins i typically use my parents ebay account with my parents permission, but I want make sure I am making the most money I can .... . Other than taking good pictures and having a good description, do you guys have any advice?
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  3. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    You can never be sure what someone is willing to pay especially if you plan to keep the best coins for yourself. Please keep in mind that one person's treasure is another person's dreck.
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  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Do what I did, keep all the coins, get a job and then buy a car. Making payments builds your credit rating. It worked for me so it should work for you.
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  5. Noah Finney

    Noah Finney Morgan / Gold Indian Member

    I do, I cut grass around the neighborhood..... I am 15 so I cant really get a get a job till im 16 but I am very excited too..
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I basically did the same thing. I picked apples and picked and sold blackberries at that age. I was 18 when I bought my first car. I kept all my coins but I stopped buying and saved for a down payment.
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  7. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    If you are auctioning coins, be sure you select dates and times of day for end of auction when people are likely to be bidding. Not during major sporting events, not at 2:00 AM, not on a common traveling holiday, etc.
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  8. goossen

    goossen Senior Member

    Best advice ever
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  9. GH#75

    GH#75 Well-Known Member

    Hey, I'm a younger cointalker too! And you actually can get a job at 15. I literally applied for a job this morning, and I'm 14! Just look up on the internet: jobs for 15 year olds. There are dozens of them. And I believe McDonalds is one of them.
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  10. Noah Finney

    Noah Finney Morgan / Gold Indian Member

    Wow!!! Thank you... I will look into this, I think my closest mcdonalds is 10 mintues from my house!
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  11. Noah Worke

    Noah Worke Member

    Hey, I'm 15 too, I've been looking on here for a while and finally decided to make an account here. I'm also saving up for a car, (trying to get an older one to work on) and What I've been doing is coin roll hunting rather than just buying. That cuts some of the cost, although I usually do cents so I can't really sell them unless they're really valuable.
    Other than that, not sure how I can help you but I will respond with a follow up if I think of anything else.
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  12. GH#75

    GH#75 Well-Known Member

    Can I see the coins you are selling?
  13. Silvergmen

    Silvergmen SILVER & MORGAN Obsessed

    As a regular buyer on ebay, i can tell you some things that might help you sell it faster or for more money.

    1) Have great feedback
    2) accept returns
    3) take good pictures
    4) really good titles and product descriptions
    5) set the auction to end at a good time of the day
    6) when appropriate utilize buy it now and make an offer features to give people more options

    Good luck, and don't worry the coin will be there for you after you settle down in your 40's.
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  14. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Don't forget the For Sale section right here on CT. You can by-pass the costs associated with eBay and other sites.
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  15. Chiefbullsit

    Chiefbullsit CRAZY HORSE

    On Ebay I had good luck selling on Thursday and Sunday nights.
    Thursday bc lots of people get paid on Friday.
    Sunday bc lots of eyes.

    Good luck to you.

    btw, my first car was a 1970 Duster 340
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  16. Noah Finney

    Noah Finney Morgan / Gold Indian Member

    I will get pictures and pm them too you soon...
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  17. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    This is a good venue. You can also try USA Coin Book. I sell on there and the fee's are not as bad as ebay.
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  18. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    I was doing farm work at 14. Was doing odd jobs around the neighborhood from 8 on. Really mad money on heavy snowstorms and blizzards. And mowing lawns. Was also buying and flipping and refinishing antique furniture and coins too. And also sold pumpkins and other produce I grew. Yeah I was busy. By the time I was 18 I owned my own business. At 16 I was working stripping roofs for $10 an hour cash when minimum wage was $4. I was driving a beat up 84 Chevy pickup too I poo aid $500 for. Rusty but ran goid. Then I bought a 68 chevelle ss 396 too. Had that for a couple years and needed a new truck so I sold it
  19. Noah Finney

    Noah Finney Morgan / Gold Indian Member

    Wow! That's how it should be! I cut 8 lawns around the neighborhood and make $10 an hour......This year was tough though because there was a drought where im at but....... I have a lot saved up just not enough for a decent car.
  20. Noah Worke

    Noah Worke Member

    Yeah, decent cars are hard to get for a good price; where I live AWD is a must, which is problematic seeing as I wanted to buy a '96 Corvette. Might have to settle for a Taurus until I can move out. What car are you looking to buy?
  21. Noah Finney

    Noah Finney Morgan / Gold Indian Member

    I live in pa, and awd is a must here too.... I may buy a Toyota Tacoma or a nice chevy truck.
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