Proof sets for $.01?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by poppa501, May 4, 2012.

  1. poppa501

    poppa501 older'n dirt

    Received this email yesterday. Never had this before. No wonder they were back ordered!

    Thank you for your order. Please do not disclose your order
    number. If for any reason your order cannot be processed,
    we reserve the right to cancel. Inventory may not be
    available to fill orders placed under a "wait list" notice.
    Orders placed before the published on-sale time will not be
    accepted. Orders containing several items may be filled in
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    at www.usmint/catalog. Guest users wth order inquiries or
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    1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

    Order #: XXXXXXXXXX - 1 Order date: 5/03/12



    Order Process Date: 5/03/12

    Merchandise : .01
    Freight . . . : 4.95
    Total . . : 4.96

    Qty 1 @ $.01 - Backordered 05/18/12.

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  3. snapsalot

    snapsalot Member

    They make their money on shipping, kinda like Apmex.
  4. Detecto92

    Detecto92 Well-Known Member

    I remember when apmex had a 24 hour "sale" on silver bullion.

    99 cents over spot....until you went to the checkout and saw they wanted $12.95 for shipping.:eek:
  5. coinsearch

    coinsearch Member

    do you have a subscription or something. that is not supposed to be available until May 7th.
  6. rodeoclown

    rodeoclown Dodging Bulls

    Backordered and it's processing, probably to verify you're credit card on file is good before they actually charge you the actual amount the proof set is going to cost. Trust me, you're likely not getting the Proof set for 99 cents.
  7. snapsalot

    snapsalot Member

    Thats old prices.

    now its like 19.95 minimum and up to 25 or 30 :/
  8. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    The Mint's just taggin' your credit card to see if it works Poppa. This way they know who they can trust (subscription wise) on game day.......
  9. poppa501

    poppa501 older'n dirt

    Gotcha. Didn't really think I was gonna get 'em for a penny. Thought it was funny though.
  10. softmentor

    softmentor Active Member

    Yea, I'm not seeing that 2012 complete sets are listed yet. Did they have then up then take it back down after realizing the pricing error???
  11. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Me too. :) I started a tongue in cheek thread on my experience, regarding the same thing, a few days ago.
  12. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    The folks who have subscriptions for the product always get first crack at it. The mint's just letting us know that game day will be soon upon us.....
  13. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    By selling below face value (assuming its the full set) they are pulling a fast one and profiting on shipping? The scoundrels!

    If you just want to buy an ounce or two, simply go elsewhere. Ever seen what Kitco charges?
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