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Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Seascape, May 14, 2021.

  1. Seascape

    Seascape U.S. & World Collector

    Anybody ever use this site? What was your experience?
     
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  3. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

    Like vcoins, you are buying from individual dealers. I use it all the time and have had many good experiences. A lot of the dealers are in Germany, and they recently went under more lockdowns, so don’t expect quick shipping to the US anytime soon
     
  4. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    I've used it before. I've seen several coins on there that I just couldn't find on eBay for any price. And sometimes I'd find coins cheaper than eBay, but also the other way around. Many of the sellers have very, very high shipping rates to the U.S. I had one order get lost on its way here and the seller gave me a refund with no questions asked.
     
  5. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    Over the past 5+ years I've bought from several different
    dealers on this platform. Each transaction has been flawless.
    Even during the recent pandemic shipping was timely,
    1-2 weeks. I highly recommend MA Shops and the dealers
    that use their platform. MA Shops does not sell numismatic
    items, they provide a platform for dealers to sell.
     
  6. calcol

    calcol Supporter! Supporter

    I've bought from several dealers outside the U.S. via MA Shops. Never had a real problem ... sometimes shipping is a bit slow but always received coins eventually. One advantage is that overseas sellers never charge state sales tax. :)

    Cal
     
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  7. Exodus_gear

    Exodus_gear Well-Known Member

    I've used MA-Shop several times over the last year to purchase Ancient Coins in specific. I have not had any issues with the site itself nor with the sellers.
     
  8. Seascape

    Seascape U.S. & World Collector

    Thanks. They seem to have reasonable prices and some good examples. I'll keep all this in mind.
     
  9. Old World Coins

    Old World Coins Well-Known Member

    I bought two coins this month and it was no issue.
     
  10. gmarguli

    gmarguli Slightly Evil™

    I've ordered off the site several times dating back to 2009. Never had any bad issues with the sellers, they seem honest. The only issues I've noticed are:

    1) S&H can be high for some sellers. For some it is really out of line. One wanted $73 to ship a couple of lightweight coins totaling under $300 in value.

    2) Some sellers charge extra for paying via credit card/PayPal. I personally feel that should be incorporated into the selling price of the item.

    3) Some sellers say prices include VAT. However, as a US buyer this is questionable to be charged. I know there are ways to get a refund for the VAT, but the time it'd take is not worth the money.

    4) Prices can be high. I'm not sure if the sellers are trying to compensate for high MA-Shops selling fees, but I can buy a lot of the coins significantly cheaper in the US than on the site.
     
  11. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Unwell Unknown Unmembered Supporter

    I’ve used it several times for dealers in Denmark and Germany, always looking for ducats.
     
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  12. QuintupleSovereign

    QuintupleSovereign Well-Known Member

    Used them for several items, ranging from $25 to $2500. Only issue was delayed shipping due to Covid on my last order.
     
  13. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    I've used them many times with no issues.
     
  14. Seascape

    Seascape U.S. & World Collector

    I went small to try it. 103.00 order from Germany. Nice coin and seller has good communication so far. I'll let you know! He said expect 6 weeks delivery. I've got 6 coins sitting in customs right now. But whatta you Do? I wanted those examples so... it is what it is I guess.
     
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  15. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    I've used them a number of times with good results each time. Also, I have a coin still sitting in Japan (my avatar) due to COVID that I bought back in August...
     
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  16. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    I bought some coins recently from Dirk Loebbers in Germany after seeing one I wanted on MA Shops. Shipping didn't take too long. I got one within 2 weeks, the other a week later.
     
  17. ma-shops

    ma-shops Active Member

    @Seascape
    MA-Shops offers many numismatic items at varying price points; all are guaranteed. You can customize your account settings to receive auto alerts for specific items of interest. Our customer service team is available to assist you with any questions. Also feel free to reach out to me anytime with questions or feedback. We've been around since 2005 and value our relationships with the coin community!
     
  18. Seascape

    Seascape U.S. & World Collector

    Thanks for popping in. That goes a long way with me.
     
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  20. Mkman123

    Mkman123 Well-Known Member

    highly recommend Ma-shops! Great company with lots and lots of sellers that sell tons of great coins
     
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  21. gmarguli

    gmarguli Slightly Evil™

    After giving praise to MA-Shops, now I have an issue.

    Ordered a bunch of items from a few sellers. One of them sent most of the coins, but not all of them. Emailed them on 5/24 and 6/4 and cannot get a response. Don't want to do a chargeback as I received most of the order, but may not have an other option.
     
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