What in the world is going on here?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by 1916D10C, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. 1916D10C

    1916D10C Active Member

    2 different accounts, selling the very same coin, different prices, and the one listing shows a PCGS coin and then a different coin. Is one seller trying to blackmail another? What in the world???? Something’s rotten in Denmark, and I smell it. Wise members, enlighten me.


    Original listing that has been up several weeks, shows an ANACS Details Coin.
    https://m.ebay.com/itm/1916-D-Mercu...426442&hash=item2139ce82e8:g:wN8AAOSw-CpX-Fxz

    Suspicious: New auction listing, PCGS slab in the beginning and very same coin as above, details not mentioned. Note photos look like someone photographed their computer......
    https://m.ebay.com/itm/1916-D-Mercu...426442&hash=item2cdb44fc90:g:5DkAAOSwDjFbmzQ7

    ETA: Further investigation shows that the reverse photo in suspicious listing matches this coin:
    https://m.ebay.com/itm/1916-D-10c-P...426442&hash=item52103a991d:g:f~sAAOSwvjBbHHgu
     
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  3. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    Just look closely at the photos, particularly the one of the coin in the PCGS holder. There's your answer...
     
  4. 1916D10C

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    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

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  6. 1916D10C

    1916D10C Active Member

    Ok I see a scam. What are you getting at? Tell me.
     
  7. *coins

    *coins Well-Known Member

    Yes, the 0 feedback seller just took photos of 1916-D dimes from other sellers. I have a feeling that someone is probably going to get a regular, circulated 1916 dime. The seller said it is 'ungraded'. That right there shows that they probably have no clue what they are talking about.
     
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  8. 1916D10C

    1916D10C Active Member

    That’s completely dishonest and fraudulent advertising.......
     
  9. *coins

    *coins Well-Known Member

    I wonder where they got the photo of the slabbed one. I tried looking up 1916-D dime PCGS VF-35 graded and eBay, but nothing.
     
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  10. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Imagine that dishonest and fraudulent advertising on ebay, who'd have guessed. :)
     
  11. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    YES! ;)
     
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  12. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    I’d say one bad apple in hundreds (thousands?) of listings is expected. You guys should stop bashing eBay, dishonest people are everywhere.
     
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  13. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Welcome to eBay. You gotta be real careful who you deal with.
     
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  14. 1916D10C

    1916D10C Active Member

    I know I am realizing that. This thread wasn’t intended to bash eBay.

    Then again, I am cautious whenever spending more than $200 on a coin, I certainly would not bid or think about buying a coin worth $1K+ from a seller with zero rep and only that coin listed.
     
  15. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Ebay gets bashed a lot here. But there are reliable dealers that you can trade with with no problems. Just start by using common sense.
     
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  16. 1916D10C

    1916D10C Active Member

    God only knows. I am familiar with this trick just not on eBay. Usually it’s employed by troll members on message boards to pose. A person on the website I used to manage straight lied about coins he owned to pose as a “high roller”. He’d take photos of his computer screen from people’s registries and also from reputable dealer’s inventories. We had patience but he got booted real quick when he trashed one of my mentor’s high end collection saying he could “retrieve better junk from the dumpsters in Beverly Hills”. I later realized through investigation he owned none of the specimens he purported to own.
     
  17. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    Indeed, but eBay gives them a comfy place to congregate and is why it's addressed so often. Still, dishonest buyers represent the bigger problem on said venue, especially since eBay will go out of its way to coddle them.
     
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