Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by jody526, Jan 30, 2005.
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He`s not been here for 6 years, he used to post on the eBay C&PM forums but also stopped.
They are not selling at 2.99...They are starting them off at 2.99 or less to hook the bidders in to make that first bid.... Then there is a possibility that those coins are sold.. I personally agree with them as our kids have no interest in numismatics and selling items for a cheap price is better than throwing in the trash by our kids in the future when we are dead... I start my stuff out at .99c and with a reasonable B.I.N so as the average ebay buyer is so greedy and wants things for nothing , that 99c hooks them in and i get rid of my rubbish...I never place in there slabbed items as ebay is not worth having that good stuff...The buyers want to pay nothing for items so in my eyes, they get rubbish ..I have been in there for about 17 years now and i can honestly say e bay bidders are simply parasites...Start low and get the 1st bid there and let it work for you....If you dont want to start low, then the only winner is ebay as they have your listing fees and you will not sell items...Have a nice day..OIO
So my question then is (because what you have said is what I was thinking) where in the devil do you sell your coins? Yes I know about the good stuff, slab it and do it at an auction! But what about stuff you want to sell raw? I bought rolls of stuff over the years that are uncirculated (example 1976d not rs, but would grade out near the top) pcgs says $65 for examples like mine. So again without a grading service and just selling them raw (like the good old days, before grading services became the rage) where does a guy go to get an acceptable price? I’m agreeing with you, I’m just looking for ideas! Thank you in advance for your answer! And you too have a good day!
I can tell you have a great amount of knowledge! I appreciate your input greatly! I have not purchased coins in a long time. I’ve been out of the coin hobby for many years with kids/work/family thing. But as I started this post out this is from the collection I acquired from when I started at a young age. Plus my Father and Mother were collecting through the years. I inherited the rolls when they passed away. Have multiple rolls of different years. Many from very great years. That’s what bothers me. I have these mint coins that I would like to sell but not “give away” ! That’s why I was looking for advice on where else might a person sell his coins other than the people on eBay. Again, thank you for your advice!
In australia, we have what is known as RAM Rolls and then we have just re wrapped rolls.....Personally as a retired dealer, i would not buy rolls as so many people re wrap from the original wrappers and keep the majority of mint stuff for themselves to sell separately..... If i were you i would buy some 2 x 2 coin foldres as when you take the coin out of the roll, technically it will be handled...In my personal opinion, nothing is UNC unless it is in a an unopened set..... I personally would take them to a dealer and just sell them off as the worry that you may get $5 more elsewhere is not worth the effort....Just remember the dealer has to earn something as well so if you want full retail price, i suggest you open a shop, pay for all advertising on line and in newspapers, place the items for sale and then when sold them all, close the business. Too many people with items handed down from previous genserations these days are way too greedy and dont want the person buying them to earn a thing....You could also place them into auction but you will wait 6 months for your money and of course the auctioneer may take 33% out for his/ her fees. You will be the best judge.....Or you can do as i did and have just over 40+ years of experience behind me in the coin and stamp field and sell them off at coin shows on your own stall...
Never just assume a coin will grade at a certain level or "near the top" simply because it was bought as "uncirculated" or even came from an original roll, and is especially true if trying to place a realistic value upon them. Judge each individually.
What type of rolls are you talking about? Generic BU, OBW, circ put-togethers, or...?
Where i am from only BU are in rolls and that is what i grew up with
Again, Oz; reading comprehension is a virtue.
Wish more people believed this - i'll be adopting this. Integrity > the Almighty $$$
For integrity see my avatar
eBay charges their fees now (and for the past several years) on the price realized in the auction + the shipping costs, unlike the scenario you have proposed. It was for this exact reason that the idiots who thought they would always get away with that, caused higher costs for the 90%+ of the honest sellers who tried to be fair.
Feel free to take whatever tone you want. Those with the ability to process what they read already grasp the obvious.
Let's think about this one, shall we?
So according to you we somehow have to assume the mentioned rolls contain circs because "BU" coins come in rolls? Brilliant!
Seriously, Oz; does this make even the slightest bit of sense?
Are you from Oz? Uncirculated is a grade whether you find it on the street or in a grandfather clock in an attic. Coming from a roll of uncirculated coins you would probably get a better one, but they ALL are uncirculated.
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