Ebay has more and more of these adds--Makes Etsy look good -one example of many

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by 1953, Aug 5, 2023.

  1. 1953

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  3. russell1256

    russell1256 Well-Known Member

    Does eBay charge for listing an item? These kind of listings really hurt our hobby. I wish there was a way tio stop this.
     
  4. derkerlegand

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  5. mlov43

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    Oh yeah? How about gems like this listing:
    Just give us 3 grand and we PINKY SWEAR to send it to you...

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  6. calcol

    calcol Supporter! Supporter

    Seller’s hoping Barnum was right.

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  7. Joshua Lemons

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    If it wasn't auction style, they should have listed as a BIN. Also, it's posted everywhere in eBay for sellers and buyers not to take things off of the platform, so I'm surprised eBay hasn't caught that email address yet. eBay can be a good place to buy, but you really have to use some common sense. And if course the old dating, if it's too good to be true it probably is, always applies!
     
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  8. mlov43

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    They use multiple accounts. eBay seems powerless against them.

    The only thing keeping eBay a legit platform is the buyer's own common sense...
     
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  9. longnine009

    longnine009 Darwin has to eat too. Supporter

    If people can't or won't take the time to learn about coins before buying then hey: Darwin's gotta eat too doesn't he?
     
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  10. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    Man, all those rare dateless buffaloes I passed on and spent in my youth! I could have been rich. At least the one in the link can, in fact, be dated (1913, Type 1, but I can't make out the mint mark in the blurry photo). It reminds me of a cartoon I saw once in a magazine of a kid with a lemonade stand and a sign "$100.00 a cup." A passer-by said, "You won't sell many at that price!" The kid answered, "True, but I only need to sell one."
     
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  11. Jim Dale

    Jim Dale Well-Known Member

    And I have been holding Buffalo nickels without their dates since my father gave them to me about 20 years ago.
    Are there really people that naive, that they would buy one?
     
  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    A no date Buffalo Nickel. If I could get that price for mine I’d sell all 500 plus of them in an instant. Cash only. Lol
     
  13. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    "but believed to have been made between year 1913 to 1938 by San Francisco Mint" REALLY
     
  14. Sunflower_Coins

    Sunflower_Coins Importer and Exporter

    I just ignore those kinds of listings. Yeah, they're pretty dumb, but I don't think they are fooling anyone (I think you'd be hard-pressed to find someone cough up that money). Mainly an annoyance.


    I think we have to suffer through them in a way because tighter restrictions on listings will always mean genuine ones will end up getting flagged. This already happens with eBay reporting system for counterfeits.
     
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