Interesting eBay seller...

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  1. GH#75

    GH#75 Trying to get 8 hours of sleep in 4. . .

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  3. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

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  4. Mountaineer

    Mountaineer Member

    Many of his/her positive ratings are from buying stuff. I have a 100% rating with a total of 6700 ratings and I very rarely sell stuff (and I buy way too much!)
     
  5. mynamespat

    mynamespat Well-Known Member

    From looking at the sellers feedback, it appears only a few of his recent ebay feedback points are from coin sales. It appears more than a year ago the seller was selling low end jewelry at a moderate volume- I see naval rings mentioned in multiple feedbacks. Maybe it is a new sales venture, maybe they bought an ebay account.. I dont know, but almost none of the feedback is actually from coin sales.
     
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  6. Greg Bayes

    Greg Bayes Where's the loo?

    In the olden days, we referred to guys such as this as small-time hustlers.
     
  7. MisterWD

    MisterWD Active Member

    Wow. Profile picture is beyond creepy. I wouldn't buy anything from him for fear he touched it.
     
  8. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    How much does it really cost to ship a nickel? 50 cents for 1st Class envelope. Would it be 2 first class stamps for the extra weight? A little bit of packaging. Could a person realize a dollar profit on each?
     
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  9. Mountaineer

    Mountaineer Member

    Oh my!
     
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  10. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    The profile pic is a screenshot from Sacha Baron Cohen's comedy film Borat. It's not the seller.

    On the other hand, I'm not sure how comfortable I'd be buying from someone who thinks using that photo is a good idea...
     
  11. Michael M Mabb

    Michael M Mabb Supporter! Supporter

    Something is amiss with this guy either he hasn't sold much in a while or most of his neutral and bad feedback has dropped off over time because he has a lot of it.
    Plus noticed a lot of bad spelling in comments from him and buyers that really has nothing to do with anything except it was something that was very noticeable to me.
    Can't believe after sighing up to this great site that you all have that my first post would be commenting on a guy's feedback on his e-bay page. Lol Lol. Enjoy reading Coin Talk find it all very interested. I have been a collector since I was 8 years old when my grandfather got me started will be 67 this August. Life has been a great ride.
     
  12. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    And you don't mean Covid-19.
     
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  13. New Windsor Bill

    New Windsor Bill Well-Known Member

    When selling coins on ebay , you mail them in a regular envelope. You will need one first class stamp plus one 21 cents stamp not because of the weight but the bulge it causes in the flat envelope, because of the PO. machinery it would get hung up. But the problem with sending a coin this way is that the coin rarely makes it to the buyer. It is stolen and the buyer receives an empty envelope, reason being, it can be felt very easily through the envelope. Another thing is that when you send a coin this way, there is no tracking and a lot of times the buyer will say they never received it (total loss) and you have to refund the buyer. It is really hard to sell on ebay because people do not realize the high price to send a package with tracking which is the only way I send out a coin and that is about $3. I have sold on ebay since 2006 and have received many packages that were stamped by the PO., empty with the hole taped up. The only way to send a coin safely is to disquise it by making it totally unrecognizable when in a soft padded envelope. I use a thin hard cardboard and put the coin in the middle.
     
  14. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Exactly my method. :)
     
  15. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

  16. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    I buy four coins on ebay per month on average. One that cost me $325—an NGC slabbed Peace dollar—arrived by itself in a padded envelope; many less expensive ones come far better packed than that. Some are packed so well that it takes five minutes or so to get to the coin. Very few come in paper business envelopes.
     
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  17. MisterWD

    MisterWD Active Member

    Now I know why I didn't watch BORAT.
     
  18. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Just one of my several reasons. (I've always kind of cringed at "gotcha" humor.)
     
  19. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    This (other) seller offers his large inventory of common coins one by one for inflated prices but free shipping - I guess it works for him - I've purchased single Merc dimes from him whenever I have a few eBay Buck$ to spend ;)
    https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=&LH_BIN=1&_ssn=desertcoins&_sop=15
     
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  20. GH#75

    GH#75 Trying to get 8 hours of sleep in 4. . .

    Yeah, well when I said common, I meant VERY common. I'm talking memorial pennies, and late 60's - 70's dimes. The rarest coin he is trying to sell is a 1996 quarter or something with a grease filled die that reads "god we rust" for $300. I buy single mercury dimes too, for a little extra than the price guides, but I wouldn't buy any of the stuff this guy has to offer. I would just find them in coin rolls.
     
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  21. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    The seller is a RARE individual indeed. I found one listing where he didn't use the word rare.
     
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