Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Alyssa2176, Jul 2, 2012.
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What exactly are you looking for, and we can point you in the right direction.
14 milligrams of "pure gold". If you took the time to figure it out, you would learn that this is worth less than $1 and they usually sell them for $19.95.
Best advise is simple, DON'T!
In general, the prices they charge will be, at a minimum, twice what it will cost you to buy the same item from a dealer either online or at a coin show. A four times markup is over a dealers price is not unusual.
You need to learn as much as you can about the coins or bullion you are interested in and then, armed with your new-found information, attend some coin shows. Talk to people and learn more detail about the grading and pricing. When you think you really understand the product, then start shopping at online coin dealers, coin shops, eBay, coin auctions, coin shows...
That said, I wouldn't ever buy any coins from TV. It's just never a good deal.
IN all collectibles, knowledge is both power and money. This is especially true in coins. If you gain the knowledge of where to buy good coins cheaper than TV or telemarketers, you are saving money due to this knowledge. You can NEVER know "too much" about coins. All knowledge will either make you a better buyer, a better shopper, or increase your enjoyment in the hobby.
Never stop learning. I have only been learning about coins for 35 years now, but know other collectors who have continued to learn over 50 years. You know what? They continue to do so since they are intelligent enough to know they don't know everything.
They are selling coins though, mostly in commemorative sets, many of which aren't worth anything hardly and you just pay for the frame they are in.
You have to be confusing QVC with someone else. They do not currently nor have they ever sold coins.
HSN, yes. Coin Vault, yes. QVC, no. ShopNBC did at one time but does not currently, either.
Don't buy from those HSN SHOP ZONE shows. They're overpriced and can be found for more reasonable prices on eBay, or from a local coin store.
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Why don't you go to QVC.com and search coins. You will see coin sets they are selling.
Ebay can be good sometime but one thing it does do is tell you how much people are willing to pay for things but you have to consider things are more expensive in some areas than others throughout the country. Coin shops can be good but I notice a tendency for them to try to get more for coins than what they are worth. It can also depend on who is selling the item within the same shop. I know the one guy at a local PM shop who handles the coins likes to overcharge for stuff. He tried to sell me AG common date Barber halves $4 over melt which to me was too high, those were worth melt. During the same visit though I received a decent VG quarter at $5 from the owner. Truth is you can overpay anywhere but you will overpay by gross amounts on home shopping.
You shouldn't have posted those links. I had to talk myself down from buying those 51 historic coins. Luckily I remembered I have a few thousand of them in a bag around here somewhere - well except for those mercury dimes.
I like those "rare coins" that dealers have tubs full for a buck a piece they can't get rid of. I also like the bicentennial half and quarter but just remembered that I can get them both at the bank for 75 cents.
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