Is the eBay seller 'NumisCorner' (numis_corner) legit?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Topcat7, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. Topcat7

    Topcat7 Still Learning

    I can't find the ebay seller 'NumisCorner' (numis_corner) on my 'Fake Sellers' list, but I notice that this seller OFTEN uses the same photograph for a number of coins that he has listed. Even though the description is different the photo is the same.
    Has anyone had experience with this seller, please?
     
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  3. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

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  4. Topcat7

    Topcat7 Still Learning

    @TIF Thank-you.
    I apologise. I wasn't aware that the subject had been brought up before.
    I have read all of the posts, and yes, they do seem to be priced rather higher than I would have liked but . . .
     
  5. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    It's an understandable question. Their methods aren't typical...
     
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  6. Johnnie Black

    Johnnie Black Neither Gentleman Nor Scholar Supporter

    I find it odd that so many of their coins have a similar dark tone. Maybe it’s just poor photograph lighting.
     
  7. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    Yes, NumisCorner is a reputable seller.
     
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  8. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Numiscorner is the new name of Comptoir des monnaies, just one and the same.

    Yes they are reliable, but...

    - Yes, they flood Vcoins with millions of entries you don't particularily want to see when looking for something specific
    - Yes they do poor pictures and descriptions of their coins (no weight indicated most often)
    - Yes they are largely overpriced

    Q
     
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  9. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    i've seen those stock photos of coins on there too...it's not for me to buy coins like that, a picture's worth a 1000 words..
     
  10. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    I have not observed them using stock photos. I have bought a couple of coins from them, both of which were depicted with images unique to the coins delivered.

    Maybe it's best for the potential buyer to ask if the images are of the offered coin, rather than to simply assume otherwise.
     
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  11. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    They do list the same coin many times though which might give that impression.
     
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  12. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    If you search for "510846 constans" for example they seem to have listed the same coin 10 times.
     
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  13. littlehugger

    littlehugger Active Member

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  14. Topcat7

    Topcat7 Still Learning

    @TIF and to everyone else who contributed. Thank-you.

    @maridvnvm Martin, you are absolutely correct. I hadn't noticed it but in all of the cases I could find where the same photo was used, the same 'SKU' was used (even if the description varied a bit).

    I have taken (all of) your comments on board and I have gone ahead and purchased a couple of 'Celtic' coins. Although the prices were 'premium', that was 'balanced' by the 'Free Postage' (from France to Australia), which is more preferable than the 'eBay Postage' some (US) sellers force buyers to use. (THAT does make the cost of some items 'prohibitive'.)
     
  15. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    i'm now not sure who it was, i was looking at Hadrian coins that popped up while i was looking at Otho, Nero coins. just sayin'...
     
  16. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    Thanks for second-guessing yourself . . . we wouldn't want to deprive someone of hard-earned business without justification.
     
  17. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    right!...;)
     
  18. Okidoki

    Okidoki Supporter! Supporter

    i am no fan of him,
    tooled coin's calling them VF or better on Hadrian's and Sabina's had to mail him on that several times

    over priced
    polished coins on sale so he does them polishing and sell them
     
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  19. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    .thanks Oki..that makes me feel better :)
     
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  20. GregH

    GregH Well-Known Member

    My experiences with Numiscorner have been quite good. Maybe their prices are on the high end of reasonable, but I have been able to negotiate the price down. If you let them know you're looking for a certain coin, they'll email you when they have one.

    If coins appear tooled or over-graded: point it out to them... Same applies when you see cockroaches in a restaurant. The shopkeeper needs to know. Feedback is important. I don't think Numiscorner is in the same category of "Dr" Ilya Zlobin.
     
  21. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    The coins I'd be interested in of his are grossly overpriced, and he was never willing to negotiate prices with me. If vcoins had a block seller option, he'd make my list.
     
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