What about eBay?

Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by jody526, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. charlietig

    charlietig Well-Known Member

    It is free and is across the world actually but then the issue, your not exactly buying online, people, 9 times out of 10, will more then likely want to meet in person.... which is never a smart thing to do.
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  3. techwriter

    techwriter Well-Known Member

    I try to buy from folks who are members of CoinTalk or from others I know from other forums. Never a problem, especially dealing with those you "know". Besides there is always the peer issue from other forum members. The ones I have purchased from are all honest, decent, fair-minded.
  4. My cyber Monday listing flopped in ebay
  5. serafino

    serafino Well-Known Member

    When comes to volume of coins being bought and sold nothing comes close to Ebay
  6. slackaction1

    slackaction1 Supporter! Supporter

    thats true Serafino... but they are over prized to my liking...but if you watch, sometimes u do very well.. jus sayin
  7. One lot for eBay or break it up

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  8. Same here

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  9. slackaction1

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  10. jmccarty

    jmccarty Active Member

    Slabbed/Graded coins on ebay are not selling other than what it says unless I am missing something?
  11. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    What? I'm not quite sure what you mean.
  12. jmccarty

    jmccarty Active Member

    If it is slabbed by PCGS or NCG it is what they say it it. Isn't it?
  13. Omegaraptor

    Omegaraptor Gobrecht/Longacre Enthusiast

    It's NGC.
  14. josh's coins

    josh's coins Well-Known Member

    I think I understand what you're asking. 99% of the time if a coin is graded MS65 by PCGS or NGC then it is that grade. Sometimes they undergrade or overgrade coins within a margin of 1 grade.
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  15. jmccarty

    jmccarty Active Member

    Yes, NGC. I was not very clear, had just commented on the sauce thread. I have not heard of counterfeit PCGS or NGC casings with out grade coins yet?
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  16. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    For all practical purposes, yes.
  17. GoldFinger1969

    GoldFinger1969 Well-Known Member

    I always wanted to know: Why do some people have their coins on Ebay at very high prices way-above market that attract no followers, bids, or offers ? I know if you are in no hurry to sell you can wait and be patient, but especially on more expensive coins you aren't going to be over the market by 20% or 50% and get lucky, right ?

    Meanwhile, you are paying listing fees, having to re-list items, and waste time. Maybe some people really don't know what the market is for their coins and/or they got in too high and won't cut their prices ?
  18. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Yes to both.
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  19. Chuck S

    Chuck S New Member

    I agree. I have sold on Ebay for years. Antiques, collectibles, coins, junk, you name it. When all is said and done the fees are about 10%. I have used USACOINBOOK.com for the last few months with some success. Ebay is the 900 pound gorrila in the room but USAcoinbook. only charges 2%. Listing is free. I would be interested in hearing from others who have tried it.
    BTW, this is a great site. I have learned a lot already!
  20. GoldFinger1969

    GoldFinger1969 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the heads-up, Chuck.....I never heard of USACOINBOOK.com, will check it out.

    I would guess that it and a place like HA gets more serious and more knowledgeable -- but also more price-sensitive -- buyers than eBay. I don't think professional sites will let you list something and relist it when you are 50% over market value. You're just wasting their time and space.

    Ebay doesn't care if you do that. Witness that $40,000 2009 UHR coin I posted in another thread.
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