Risky Bid/Purchase???

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by Endeavor, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. Endeavor

    Endeavor Well-Known Member

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  3. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    At the bottom, the condition says "Uncirculated".
    This is not true as folds are evident and it's a 35 grade.
    The skeptic in me wonders if this note really belongs to the seller,
    or if they are just using the photograph and some Ebay hassle fraud
    game is going to result in this purchase.
    They also don't accept returns. I didn't realize China was a market for
    old graded US currency. It might be legit, but I'm not bidding on it.
     
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  4. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    He has 570+ positives, none against. PMG authorized dealer on Ebay for 10 years, I would say better than the average US ebay seller. Jim
     
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  5. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    Evidently , he is the private bidder, keeping the amount up, no cheap buy here I am afraid. I went up and so did the private bidder. :) Jim
     
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  6. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Don't the colored security threads look a little too strong or obvious, or maybe in the wrong place to you guys? They seem to be gathered in only two areas on each side. Is that normal?
    I admit I am NOT any kind of expert on these, but I have seen a few, and those threads immediately drew my attention.
    Plus the folds and creases are just awful.

    My last look it was at about $34. If the note is real, I would think that is a very good price.

    Now $38.

    With 6 days left I would expect it to finish over $150.
     
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  7. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    You got to be very careful, anything from China, i would consider high risk !
    they can fake just about everything now a days.
     
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  8. Mountain Man

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  9. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Coming from China, I'd most definitely sterilize it if I won. LOL
     
  10. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    Good point, allot of sellers use stock photos, which may mean similar but not
    exact like the one pictured plus the fact that there banking on if it isnt the exact one it would be
    to much of a pain to return it, best bet just avoid.
     
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  11. Mkman123

    Mkman123 Well-Known Member

    just exercise caution but there are legit dealers from China. In fact there is a very large Chinese coin dealer who sells world coins.......buys a lot of slabbed, attends asian shows, and sells a lot.
     
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  12. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Always Learning

    The eBay feedback (100% positive) indicates this seller is trustworthy and has been a member since September 2010. It appears he ships globally, all with good reviews. Good looking Black Eagle with original paper, what’s not to like ?!
     
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  13. Endeavor

    Endeavor Well-Known Member

    Just want to say that after everyone's comments and further reviewing this seller, I would not hesitate to buy from them. They may be located in China but they seem to be on the up and up across the board. I just want to clarify that so no one thinks that I was purposefully trying to disparage the seller by creating this thread. I would never do that unless someone did it to me first.
     
  14. KSorbo

    KSorbo Well-Known Member

    I’ve bought certified world currency from Chinese sellers on a couple occasions with no issues. I see a lot of that type of material coming from HK and mainland China. It doesn’t surprise me that there would be an occasional US note in the mix. They are an economic superpower after all so there has to be some legit sellers.
     
  15. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    The problem is your dealing with someone from a country that has a less then
    stellar reputation, that,s the issue, its nothing against the seller but you have
    to be a little suspect, just saying...
     
  16. slackaction1

    slackaction1 Well-Known Member

    Well I believe you all... but I messaged him yesterday about the folds and creases and it was pointed out that is was uncirculated condition and if this was a stock photo and would be this bill here pictured the one to be sent out..... no answers yet.
     
  17. slackaction1

    slackaction1 Well-Known Member

    I bid 55.00 ..got smoked immediately by private secret 007 spy bidder incognito.
     
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  18. Dynoking

    Dynoking Well-Known Member

    I tried $65 and was out bid like you
     
  19. atcarroll

    atcarroll Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't touch that one with a 10' pole, or an 11' German.
     
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  20. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    Obviously there are way to many what "If,s" on this ebay purchase
    best just to buy on this side of the pond :)
     
  21. Dynoking

    Dynoking Well-Known Member

    How high would you go for this dollar? Just for fun I’ve been bidding on it. My bid of $75 has been out bid.
     
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