End of World War II 75th Anniversary American Eagle Silver Proof Coin

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by fretboard, Nov 2, 2020.

  1. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated Supporter

    Thinking I should get a punch made up and privy-mark a bunch of normal Eagles.
    You know, then they would all end up like Dr. Seuss's Sneeches.

    (I'm just kidding...)
     
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  3. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    you ain't wrong. china will have it figured out in no time, they got chopmark experience!
     
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  4. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Looks like the Mint is getting on top of things this time -- they started crashing ten minutes before the new stuff went on sale at noon!
     
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  5. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    No luck this time. :( By the time I got through checkout, they were gone.
     
  6. jb10000lakes

    jb10000lakes Member

    bullionexchange was doing another "we'll pay you to get this for us" deal. Picked up a silver, but what a bear. They were offering $300 for your roughly $100 purchase (price + quick shipping); same as before, don't open the box.... Heck I probably wouldn't have bothered getting one if they hadn't sent the email. I have no intention of doing their deal (but appreciated the heads up).
     
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  7. Tusky Ranger

    Tusky Ranger Active Member

    Still have one in the cart!! Not getting much further...
     
  8. onecenter

    onecenter Member

    It took 28 minutes to buy the coin. The entire process is beyond ridiculous. The US Mint has created its own mess.
     
  9. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    I got one, my brother was able to get one for his collection and my dad as well. It took a good 20 minutes or so after the item got in the cart to check out.
     
  10. Tusky Ranger

    Tusky Ranger Active Member

    Still wrestling here lol!
     
  11. Virginian

    Virginian Well-Known Member

    What an absolute CLOWN SHOW at the US Mint website on SO many different levels. Must bite tongue to avoid political content about putting our incoimpetent government in charge of various things . . .

    It is truly mind blowing, though, that they can continue to be this incompetent. No one gets fired. No competition, so there ya go.
     
  12. bditto39

    bditto39 Active Member

    Anyone else getting sent to a captha site for verification before getting on the page and then getting rate limit temporary banned for trying to refresh? I have one in cart but it bans me from the site when I go to check out...didn't have this problem with the 2019 W ERP Eagle
     
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  13. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated Supporter

    Meh, they sold 1945 $2600 items in less than 6 minutes. It was a rousing success from their viewpoint. Why would anyone get fired?

    I had a gold one in the cart but by the time I fumbled my way through the checkout, they were gone.

    Went back and got a silver one in the cart but decided I didn't want to pay $86 for it so I left.

    Didn't really want either (I would have flipped the gold) but love a good snipe hunt :nailbiting:
     
  14. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    Honestly, even though their site is garbage when there's a lot of traffic there's really only a lot of traffic on 1-2 products a year. The rest of the time their site is more than fine for what they need it to be. While it's frustrating and no one wants to hear it, it would be more incompetent for them to spend a bunch of money upgrading the site to handle a high volume that they would only need for 10 minutes a year
     
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  15. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    Yes, I kept trying and finally stopped getting that.
     
  16. Tusky Ranger

    Tusky Ranger Active Member

    Guess I lost lol...but it still says I have one in the bag! I've gotten to submit order...3 times; then I get the "access denied". Such fun :)
     
  17. Tusky Ranger

    Tusky Ranger Active Member

    I did it twice lol...
     
  18. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    I was relentless, lol.
     
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  19. Virginian

    Virginian Well-Known Member

    Do not agree. No private business that I have ever seen has a website this messed up. It seems like it was designed by a lobotomized monkey.
     
  20. bditto39

    bditto39 Active Member

    There are plenty of other options than funneling thousands of people to a crap website. A lottery system, outsource to a better third party site that can handle the volume, or even just don't sell extremely limited coins online that will surely create problems and resentment for the mint. The added limit block was just a slap in the face to those who keep getting the refresh page...I'm sure that was intended to limit traffic, but it just unnecessarily pissed me and others off.
     
  21. Tusky Ranger

    Tusky Ranger Active Member

    Patience pays! Had one in the cart since 12:05. Finally....I actually got it!
     
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