So You Want To Buy Ancients On E-Bay...

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Kentucky, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    You are absolutely correct and there are MANY great dealers not in North America and it is a failing on my part that I don't know many. That is part of the reason for this posting.
     
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  3. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Nailed it!

    A huge percentage of my Ancient coins are from overseas Sellers. However, I know them and trust them. I researched their reputation, and ensured that I had comfortable knowledge about the coins I targeted.
     
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  4. ma-shops

    ma-shops Active Member

    MA-Shops does not sell on eBay. And yes, I'm in the MA-Shops US office in Business Development. It has been and is helpful for me to learn from seasoned collectors and forums like this one to learn more about coins/currency, about what people are looking for, trends, concerns, etc. Any suggestions or helpful advice you can offer to me is appreciated!
     
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  5. THCoins

    THCoins Well-Known Member

    What i do not like on MA-Shops is that some dealers present large numbers of the same low-quality coins month after month as new offer to get on top of the list again. Deters me from browsing the site.
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2020
  6. philologus_1

    philologus_1 Supporter! Supporter

    @ma-shops I have purchased from MA several times and have never had any issue with service, shipping, or product! :)
    I just wish the search function was as detailed and as narrowing as, for instance, VCoins.
     
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  7. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Since this thread is about buying on e-bay, your input is welcome and perhaps other members will respond to you.
     
  8. ma-shops

    ma-shops Active Member

    Thank you for this feedback.
     
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  9. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    I have purchased several coins from the various MA-Shop Dealers. I had NO problems with shipping, authenticity, or any other issues. The Sellers I dealt with were courteous, and easy to deal with. They are "overseas" to me, but the relationships I developed were seamless, just like they were the next town over from me. I feel this is a great venue.
     
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  10. ma-shops

    ma-shops Active Member

    Good to hear of your positive experiences!

    Can you offer specific suggestions for additional search functions that would be helpful to you? Here's a recap of current search functions: https://www.ma-shops.com/shops/help.php?lang=en&id=5
     
  11. ma-shops

    ma-shops Active Member

    Thank you for this feedback; it's great to hear about your positive experiences and relationships!
     
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  12. limmle

    limmle Active Member

    I’ve bought from Zurqieh frequently on EBay and the Vcoins shop. Buying from his Ebay site allows easier bargaining. He always reaches a good deal and I’ve never had any problems. The issue with the fake patinas is much discussed on line so you know what your getting if you do a bit of reading and research. Some people like them and they’re easily removed.
     
  13. Factor

    Factor Well-Known Member

    I personally would really appreciate a possibility of searching sold coins. Very helpful and offered by many auction sites and VCoins.
     
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