First auction win

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by GH#75, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. GH#75

    GH#75 Well-Known Member

    I just started going on eBay for auctions and ended up bidding $5.50 on this one:

    Pcgs # checks out, and the price guide says it's worth $15, so I think it was a good buy. Sniped it at the very end.

    I think it's cool because I don't have any graded coins in my collection.

    Also, this is literally my first and only auction win. I don't usually bid on things, but I started doing it a few days ago. And won this.
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  3. Kuzoben

    Kuzoben New Member


    I'm new to the hobby, myself. I've recently started bidding on LOTS of ungraded coins, as well. Have won a few. It's been fun,

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  4. Joshua Lemons

    Joshua Lemons Active Member

    Better watch out, you'll get addicted! But seriously, be sure to set boundaries and don't overbid in the heat of the moment. It's a good rule to set a maximum amount you'll pay and stick with it, no matter what.
  5. atcarroll

    atcarroll Well-Known Member

    yes, it's easy to get auction fever and be more worried about beating the other guy than getting what you want at a good price. you're going to lose a lot of auctions, but it's better than looking back with regret because you paid way too much for something.
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  6. GH#75

    GH#75 Well-Known Member

    I understand. I try to keep my limit under $10.
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  7. Endeavor

    Endeavor Well-Known Member

    Nice. Welcome to coin collecting. It can be addicting. My suggestion is to continue purchasing PCGS (or NGC) graded coins. Buying coins "raw" (meaning ungraded) is seriously risky.
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  8. atcarroll

    atcarroll Well-Known Member

    it can be a minefield if you're new. get 20 years under your belt, and then have at it.
  9. GH#75

    GH#75 Well-Known Member

    I will definitely buy graded coins if they are rare... But you know, I've been collecting for about 8 years.;)

    Just never bought any slabbed coins.
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  10. Endeavor

    Endeavor Well-Known Member

    Do what you like and feel comfortable with. It's not a bad idea to start small (with cheaper coins) until you learn more. You remind me of when I started. I bought hundred of coins at <$25. You then realize someday they take up a lot of room and none of them are uncommon.

    Today, I much rather own 10 coins worth $100 each than 100 coins worth $10 each. Not knocking what you're doing, just saying how my progression went. I think you'll find a lot of long-time collectors went the same way.
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  11. Silvergmen

    Silvergmen SILVER & MORGAN Obsessed

    Congrats! I usually do "buy it now" or "make an offer" on ebay, just because i dont have patience for keeping up and bidding and losing auctions all the time. But, i have been pretty successful getting Morgan's at a great price. Good luck as you continue!
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  12. GH#75

    GH#75 Well-Known Member

    Not buying any more coins for a little while. And again, I think I know what I'm doing... Been collecting for 8 years. Another thing... Being 14, I'm not going to spend a heck ton of money on coins because I need it for driver's training, and then later a car.

    And then a lot of other things.
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  13. Endeavor

    Endeavor Well-Known Member

    Well being 14 now I'm sure you know what you're doing then. Good luck with the driver training.
  14. Silvergmen

    Silvergmen SILVER & MORGAN Obsessed

    Sounds like you have a good collection going for your age, good luck saving up for the car!
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  15. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    Happy for you! I won an ebay auction once, the seller refunded me and refused to sell it saying I got it for too cheap, and If I'd like I could buy it after he relists it with a BIN and higher starting price. I've been turned off on Ebay ever since.
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  16. GH#75

    GH#75 Well-Known Member

    I just bought it this morning, so that may happen. Hopefully not though.
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  17. atcarroll

    atcarroll Well-Known Member

    I started collecting when i was 9, i'm 42 now. there have been times where i've sold my whole collection out of necessity, and years where i didn't buy a single coin, but i'm still collecting now, because i can't seem to quit.
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  18. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

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  19. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    That's never happened to me. In one instance, a seller in WV had listed a 1924 quarter which he described as AU condition. When it arrived it was in a PCGS MS-66 paper container (not slab). The seller included a few Mercury dimes as a lagniappe.
  20. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Great price, nice coin, a good value coin for your heirs... Welcome to CT
  21. GH#75

    GH#75 Well-Known Member

    Sorry, but... Why is everyone saying welcome to cointalk? I've been here for nearly 2 years.
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