I GAMBLED on eBay - and I liked it!

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by BigTee44, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. BigTee44

    BigTee44 Well-Known Member

    I've been known to take a chance with poor pictures, no pictures, bad descriptions on eBay. I figured there was enough of us out there to start a forum. Lets see the deals you got by taking a gamble on eBay!

    Heres my latest.
    Title: sitting liberty love token
    Description: sitting liberty love token with the name Kate
    NO PICTURES

    it was a 1876 seated liberty dime. Obverse in vf/xf with problems.
     

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  3. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

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  4. gbroke

    gbroke Naturally Toned

    Nice love token!
    I have had so many amazing deals on ebay I couldn't possibly post them.
    However the first big gamble that paid off was an auction for a album of Canada Large cents including 25 extra.
    The images were terrible and really didn't show much. It also said "Doesn't contain any key dates"
    I figured I could get a decent collection fo them for a reasonable price.
    I ended up winning it for around $75.

    When it arrived, I was pleasantly surprised, to say the least.
    The very first one was the first year (1858). Which is the key date and is at least 3x's more valuable than what I paid for the entire set.
    In fact, it ended up that it was only missing about 9 coins.
    Some real beauties were in there, and in the extra ones.

    A few examples:
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  5. BigTee44

    BigTee44 Well-Known Member

    The Wood grain looks awesome! Great deal for $75! I've also got a great deal on buying a Lincoln album. Upgraded a lot of coins and filled a few open spots! I love eBay! (As a buyer)
     
  6. gbroke

    gbroke Naturally Toned

    I have always found that buying complete or near complete albums can turn out to be a really good score.
     
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  8. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    Let's make this an ongoing thread! Here's my latest!. First are the eBay pics, second are the coin in-hand. $38.50! sd.JPG sdd.JPG DSCN7090.jpg DSCN7074.jpg
     
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  9. spock1k

    spock1k King of Hearts

    you dont gamble you dont win. if you are not collecting on the edge you are taking up too much space. way to go.
     
  10. jloring

    jloring Senior Citizen

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  11. Id say the buyers were no smarter than the sellers were dumb about the product they were pushing.
    GREAT BUYS BUT IT COULD BE THE OTHER WAY HAD THE SELLERS KNOWN MORE ABOUT WHAT WAS BEING SOLD.
     
  12. jjack

    jjack Captain Obvious

    Keep in mind some of the sellers are selling because of hard times (recently widowed) or in some cases they are stolen item and they need to dump it quick for $$$.
     
  13. BigTee44

    BigTee44 Well-Known Member

    So on this weeks edition of, I GAMBLED on eBay and I liked it! we have 2 Indian head Pennies bought from eBay with the most wonderful pictures ever! Check out below

    1906 Indian
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1906-Indian-Head-Penny-Red-UNC-no-reserve-/251275582282?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&nma=true&si=p%252FLiYFE43fqd8HIAoOQKLxeW%252F4g%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

    1885 Indian
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1885-Indian...3fqd8HIAoOQKLxeW%2F4g%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

    This, is what they look like. How do you think I did?

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  14. BigTee44

    BigTee44 Well-Known Member

  15. Those are really nice Bigtee!!!
     
  16. BigTee44

    BigTee44 Well-Known Member

    Okay, so I'm thinking the 1885 might be a double die? There's a lot of doubling... anyone know if there are known DDs for this date?
     
  17. LostDutchman

    LostDutchman Under Staffed & Overly Motivated Supporter

    Most likely Longacre doubling... But it could be a doubled die.
     
  18. coinzip

    coinzip Well-Known Member

    I'm glad there are gamblers out there.......that way I can sleep well knowing you all have it covered and I don't have to take those chances.

    :)
     
  19. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    Got this one yesterday. $13: eBay pics: bg.JPG bh.JPG Coin in-hand: jj.JPG jjj.JPG
     
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  20. alive741

    alive741 New Member

    I picked up a beautiful "1999-2012 mint proof sets"

    description 1999-2012 mint proof sets". No pics, lots of feedback as a buyer, barely any as a seller...

    83 dollars! All were complete, boxes were in great shape besides the 1999. I was sooo happy lol.
     
  21. BadThad

    BadThad Calibrated for Lincolns

    Very nice BigTee! :thumb:
     
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