"COINS - AS SEEN ON TV" SPECIAL ALERT! AAN-TV OUT OF BUSINESS!

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Norsk64, Nov 12, 2017 at 10:47 PM.

  1. Norsk64

    Norsk64 The Coin TV Critic

    Wow! Didn't realize my not-so flattering Review of AAN-TV a while back would result in them closing their doors. But effective November 3rd, AAN-TV employees received the bad news...Out-of-Business. Thirteen years of selling jewelry, rugs, property, and a number of other things including coins, gone. Channel 324 on DirecTV, has been eliminated. The same for DISH, Spectrum, and others. I wasn't surprised. AAN was a prime example of what not to-do when selling coins on TV. As I pointed out in my last write-up featuring AAN, their scores in areas of Honesty, Value, Customer Service, Shipping Time, etc. were abysmal. But what really bothered me was that their on-air coin personalities routinely, flat-out deceived viewers with false facts and figures. And hiding facts and figures. Made my blood boil because they preyed on the New collector and/or aged collector. They lasted much longer than they should have.

    As always, comments appreciated!

    J
     
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  3. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    I never saw AAN-TV, having a cable company that didn’t pick it up. That’s two TV coin sellers that have gone belly up recently. ESN Direct went off in June.

    Another outfit went out of business earlier this year, but I can’t remember which one it was.

    Good riddance.
     
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  4. SorenCoins

    SorenCoins Well-Known Member

    Though it's unfortunate about them losing their jobs, I am highly against the,.
     
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  5. Lemme Caution

    Lemme Caution Well-Known Member

    This is admittedly more in the 'buyer beware' department, to wit, that when you are confronted with the words "As Seen On TV" you should immediately run, not walk, to the nearest exit. On the other hand, those rather unfortunate souls who instead find themselves inexplicably but unavoidably seduced into making a purchase due to the use of that same nonsensical catchphrase are sadly more than a bit of a lost cause.
     
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  6. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    Exactly, simply being on TV should be an alert it's going to be more expensive. Air time and production aren't free and the channels are usually taking a cut of sales.
     
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  7. Lemme Caution

    Lemme Caution Well-Known Member

    Those are excellent points and should serve as a further warning to avoid the spurious world of TV merchandising.
     
  8. Mike Drop

    Mike Drop Active Member

    Would you say that TV Coin market is relatively popular?
     
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  9. Lemme Caution

    Lemme Caution Well-Known Member

    I have very little doubt that it must be quite popular, and least with those customers who aren't as coin and price savvy as the typical coin collector/numismatist, or that particular TV enterprise would have faded and folded long ago.
     
  10. Mike Drop

    Mike Drop Active Member

    Yeah, TV Coins appeal more to the regular person who wants a 1895 Morgan Dollar for only 59.95
     
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  11. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    So, uh... your little write-up was solely responsible for putting them out of business?

    No offense, but this little flash of Detecto-itis truly made my morning. Thank you!
     
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  12. Lemme Caution

    Lemme Caution Well-Known Member

    I'm estimating that's roughly $3900 under market rate for an uncirculated 1895-S. That seals it...I for one am staying glued to my TV coin shopping channel tonight! :wideyed:
     
  13. Lemme Caution

    Lemme Caution Well-Known Member

    So he was funny, and now you're even funnier, and we others all get to have a much-needed and well-deserved laugh. Kudos, my friend! :happy:
     
  14. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot

    I had the same laugh. It reads like he shut them down. I doubt he thinks that. At least, I hope not. When one becomes a writer, they need to consider the words that they choose and how they will be digested by the reader.
     
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  15. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Besides HSN, which will never go away, just how many of these outfits are still functioning? I recently saw the Cable Shopping Network’s infomercial on the History Channel early one Saturday morning. It was on CNBC late nights, but later vanished.
     
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  16. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Pretty sure you need to tap your sarcasm detector, the needle may be stuck. ;)
     
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  17. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    Perhaps you're right, and it did cross my mind that it may have been tongue-in-cheek, but as @mikenoodle said, it does read as if he's taking credit, even after ingesting his post as a whole.

    That said, you were here for the Detecto Show; tell me you don't see the similarities? ;)

    Unless you're a Mr. Brooklyn alt (the only other member I recall with such posting "habits"), I'm guessing you've no idea what I'm talking about.

    If you want a real laugh, though, go check out some of the episodes from said show. Like swamp politics, the entertainment value is priceless.
     
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  18. Norsk64

    Norsk64 The Coin TV Critic

    Yes, my thoughts exactly. I can't recall any other network/show that may have folded earlier in the year, but then again, I just may not had access to it. Thanks for the comment!
     
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  19. Norsk64

    Norsk64 The Coin TV Critic

    Yes, I do feel bad for the good employees that lost their jobs. I had an insider there that quit for health reasons, about 6 months back. The operators were always friendly, for the most part. It came as quite a shock to them when they were told the news.
     
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  20. Norsk64

    Norsk64 The Coin TV Critic

    No offense taken...it was a joke. As if...
     
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  21. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Well, I imagine that HSN has a totally dominant position in the TV coin market. Everyone else may just be fighting over a relative handful of viewers and bank accounts.
     
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