How are they getting away with this fake on Amazon?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Peter Economakis, Jul 15, 2020.

  1. Peter Economakis

    Peter Economakis Active Member

    The title says it..
     

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  3. Arkos

    Arkos Member

    Could be just me, but the all caps "restrike" tells me that
     
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  4. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    LOL
     
  5. Peter Economakis

    Peter Economakis Active Member

    Not all seem to know..
     

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  6. Arkos

    Arkos Member

    As leading as the name and wording is, it isn't like they didn't say it wasn't real
     
  7. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    As bad as eBay is at detecting/deleting fakes (which is REALLY bad), Amazon has even fewer resources to detect them.
     
  8. Arkos

    Arkos Member

    imo that should but up to the buyer. Initially there is nothing the platform can do. It is up to you to know. And I understand in most cases that is not possible, but I mean in this one it is literally all caps
     
  9. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    If I'm gonna dish out that much money for a "Cupronickel Silver Color" "RESTRIKE", it better well be an 1893-S!!!
     
  10. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    There are a lot of great things to buy on Amazon. Coins ain’t among them.
     
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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's being sold by a souvenir company and it's advertised as a restrike. The ad also says copronickel which isn't silver. As for the price, I think it's in line with what it is. I also think a lot of people will get suckered into buying it and it's basically worthless and always will be. I see nothing misleading in the ad itself.
     
  13. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I was going to say the same thing. Email Amazon the 1978 Hobby Protection Act makes this a blatantly illegal item to be sold in the US.
     
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  14. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Except we have a Federal Law making any object like this illegal. If we do not try to enforce it, do you think anyone else in the world will?

    I do not CARE about this ad. The truth is, this item will be bought, and people will inherit it and try to sell it. When told its a fake, they will hate all coin collectors and accuse all of us of being crooks. However, if the word COPY is stamped in it, there is a chance they will not hate us, and accept grandpa bought a copy and not a real coin.
     
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  15. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Active Member

    At least Amazon allows comments/questions to appear. I see a number of reviews/comments stating the item is a fake. When I purchase anything on Amazon, I first review all of the comments/questions/reviews. Most times than not, I can get information which helps me determine if I'm still interested in the item or not. I think ebay stopped allowing comments/questions to appear on auctions years ago.
     
  16. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    But, the problem is they and their ilk are killing the little guy.
     
  17. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    What gets me is that even though the Hobby Protection Act says it's illegal to sell here, it's not illegal to buy from Alibaba or Tencent. Kind of like here in Mass. It's illegal to use a radar detector here but you can still buy one in Mass. Make it illegal to buy this garbage from China.
     
  18. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Depends on where the seller is located. If they are in China it is perfectly legal for them to sell it

    It IS illegal. It is legal for the sellers (if they are in China) to sell them, but it is still illegal for the buyer here to import them into the country. So the seller isn't breaking any laws, the buyer is.
     
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  19. Peter Economakis

    Peter Economakis Active Member

    Yes, they might of tried to legally cover themselves but word silver is right next to
    copronickel. That could trick at least 50% of the targeted people.
     
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  20. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    Would make no difference. You can't police what other countries are selling and customs have about a million things that is far more important for them to be searching for than a cheap replica coin
     
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  21. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I think a lot of people will fall for this, just like they did for colorized Quarters at 12.50 each.
     
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