Discussion in 'World Coins' started by serafino, Sep 18, 2020.
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Is there any other major online marketplace in the European countries that resembles Ebay's auction format for coin purchases. I'll be specific.....if an Italian coin buyer in Italy is looking for say a 1735 Sicilian 12 Tari coin minted in Palermo, would he look at Italian Ebay for a good buy or is there another online place that would be better ?
Also you could sign up as a member of Numista, they have a lot of multinational members who all have coins for sale, swapping etc. It is also one of the most comprehensive info sites around
If I'm selling coins on eBay.uk I can check a box for International site visibility.
Also offering international shipping allows it to be visible worldwide except for the countries I don't ship to.
eBay DE is better in terms of variety for german coins than eBay US. The same goes for Italy and Spain for its corresponding national coins.
I assume this is the norm because more people collect or focus in the national coinage. It’s the same if I visit a coin shop in Italy I probably will be looking for Italian coins.
Sometimes eBay US has better prices, but the shipping cost ruins it.
Yes, there are other popular sites here, “MA shops” for example. But I find eBay prices to be better.
A tip - often you can get much better deals for coins "out of country" - so US coins are invariably much cheaper on the UK site than on the Ebay.com - even allowing for postage. Bear in mind that in the UK grading and encapsulating coins is far less popular, so excellent coins can be found in the raw.
When you say items do you mean coins ? Do you know if you can use PayPal on those other sites.
Yep, mostly coins. As far as payment, it really depends on the individual seller. For example, with Tradera, some sellers accept Paypal, while others require payment via bank transfer. Same with Ricardo. I've actually gotten around that issue by using Transferwise, which helps cut down on currency conversion fees.
I have used Transferwise as well, but understand that if they don't use PayPal, there's no buyer's protection. Also, you can use paypal for foreign transactions and tell paypal to let your credit card company convert the funds. Assuming you have no foreign transaction fees, you will always pay less converting it with your credit card instead of PayPal. Just like you should always pay in whatever the local currency is when traveling.
Not sure about everyone on MA-shops accepting PayPal, but the several sellers there that I have ordered from all did. So would guess that at least a fair number accept PayPal. When you are viewing a seller's item, the payment methods will be clearly visible, just below item price, so you will know right away what your options are.
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