Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by philjam, Sep 21, 2019.
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@philjam most of the people on FleaBay can't grade and are too cheap to pay anything more than silver spot for any raw coin.
There are exceptions, but I don't think serious buyers visit eBay more often than just once a week to see if anything good has surfaced. Speaking for myself, there's so much swill to wade through these days that it would be a waste of a lot of my time to visit as frequently as I used to. I'd be very surprised if that isn't a common sentiment among most of the long-time collectors.
There was a time when I would browse eBay everyday looking for interesting coins. Not anymore. Too much junk and over-priced slabbed stuff. Just don't go there anymore.
I knew it wouldn't take long for someone to respond to that post . . .
My eBay listing volume has dwindled to about 20% of what it once was, in favor of listing elsewhere.
I do look for the "Make an offer" ones on certain graded coins. I found that some sellers will shoot for the moon on their BIN prices. However if you make an offer (that you are comfortable with) within a couple days of the ending, sometimes they surprise you and accept.
All I can say to that is 'everything I own is paid for'.
I don't own much but me too.
Because those of us that grew up building our collections with raw coins are fading away. Ethics have deteriorated and the younger savvy coin buyer for the most part is not very trusting of a nice raw coin.... And for good reason too I might add. I do the vast majority of my deals with a local shop. I would be in trouble if he retired or closed shop.
I think that's the key Ethics have taken a downturn to collector selling to a collector with honesty. Ive been tru with my dealings, but well also had bad experiences. don't have a good buddy at a coin shop.
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