What are your pet peeves buying coins on eBay.

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Detecto92, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. Detecto92

    Detecto92 Well-Known Member

    Mine are:

    1. Poor photos. I've seen poor/blurry photos on $10,000 coins. If your gonna sell a $10,000 coin, why not invest $150 on a halfway decent camera?

    2. Loosely using the term "rare". A 1913 Liberty Nickel is rare. A 1964 Jefferson Nickel is not.

    What are some of your pet peeves?
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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Easy, high shipping. Why is it $5 or more to ship one tiny a** coin? I avoid listings when the shipping is excessive.

    Over priced coins in BIN is another thing I detest.
  4. Detecto92

    Detecto92 Well-Known Member

    I agree with both. I think a lot of overpriced bins are just dealers fishing for a sucker.

    I dislike free shipping. Say a coin is $4 with free shipping. The seller pays $2 to ship it. Now if you buy 2 with $5 free shipping, the seller probably pays an extra 25 cents, but you pay double, since you don't get a break for combined shipping.
  5. coleguy

    coleguy Coin Collector

    Sellers that offer a "Make Offer" option along with their BIN price, but won't accept any offers below their BIN. Like they assume I'm going to offer a higher price than the BIN or something?
  6. thecoin

    thecoin New Member

    When the coin is 99 cents, or 1 cent, and shipping is 13.00, I dislike losely using he term rare to, only 3,000,000 minted, and only 700,000certified, makes their 1964 graded au 50 by IGC, worth 50.00
  7. Detecto92

    Detecto92 Well-Known Member

    I'm not joking. There was a $10 item with a "make offer" button. I offered $7.50, the seller countered with $9.73.
  8. thecoin

    thecoin New Member

  9. Boxeldercoin

    Boxeldercoin New Member

    The high fees that sellers have to pay EBAY and Paypal. I can send coins to great collection and they do all the work of selling the coin and shipping the coin for half of what it cost to sell on EBAY.
  10. hontonai

    hontonai Registered Contrarian

    "Knowledgeable" sellers who insist that they are correct and Krause is wrong in attributing a coin.
  11. coleguy

    coleguy Coin Collector

    Ebay fees aren't that bad. Most auction houses use a 17% fee that is passed on to the buyer. Buyers adjust accordingly. All an Ebay seller has to do is adjust their pricing to reflect the fees. Simple.
  12. dsmith23

    dsmith23 Gotta get 'em all

    People trying to sell errors that aren't errors is my biggest pet peeve.
  13. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    1. People who list all their coins with adjectives like "Beautiful! Must see! L@@k!!!! Fantastic shape!" and then you look at the coin and it looks like it was run over in the parking lot a few times.
    2. As mentioned, high shipping fees.
    3. People who put no description of the coin, but a 2,000 word description of their business philosophy and all the things they will or won't do. Then they have all these graphics that clutter up the page as I look in vain for their combined shipping discount.
    4. People who don't give the coin's date and only show one side - the side without the date, of course.
    5. People who write in ALL CAPS.
    6. People who won't combine shipping.
  14. jjack

    jjack Captain Obvious

    Fyi, the photos are blurred on purpose in some cases because they stole the pictures from other auction listing or google. Because they are fruadelent listing (some kinda of paypal scam), ship you a counterfiet item or just lazyness.
  15. longnine009

    longnine009 Most Exalted Excellency Supporter

    1) WOW!!!! LOOK!!!! (Get a life.)
    2) Tilted images (Hi there. Am I suppose to tilt my
    head through the computer screen?)
    3) $6 shipping for a $10 item. (Anything else? Donation
    to your kid's college fund?)
  16. rockford

    rockford Member

    These are all good ones. One of the biggest ones that bug me is on key date non-graded coins. A lot of them try and self grade and charge AU Price for a VF Morgan. I run into this ALL THE TIME while i'm trying to finish my Morgan CC collection.
  17. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Oh, cant forget the this one.

    Sticker guy!

    When i've searched U.S. coins I have to scroll through countless listings with stickers all over the holder the coin is in. Damn I detest that seller.
  18. Detecto92

    Detecto92 Well-Known Member

    You mean the one that has stickers like "same as 3 pizzas"?
  19. rockford

    rockford Member


    Looks perfect, eh?
  20. Detecto92

    Detecto92 Well-Known Member

    I bet those stickers are not easy to remove either.
  21. hontonai

    hontonai Registered Contrarian

    The stickers come right off. It's the glue that stays behind.
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