What really grinds my gears

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by JayAg47, Jul 1, 2022.

  1. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    1. Dealers who don't remove sold items among their inventory, and don't have an option to filter it out.

    2. Removing how much the item was sold.

    Thank you

    Please share your pet peeves.
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  3. ArtDeco

    ArtDeco Well-Known Member

    Dealers of bronzes that don't disclose Bronze Disease.

    Overpriced Julius Caesar coinage.
    Overpriced Brutus Coinage
    Overpriced Marc Antony Coinage
  4. tibor

    tibor Supporter! Supporter

    When 2 weeks later the "SOLD" or "HOLD" coins are still
    listed in the sales offering. What can be so urgent that the
    dealer can't take 5 minutes to update the offering?
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  5. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    Guilty, as charged.

    I can't speak for all other dealers, but I work 50 hours weekly in a different career, drive almost 4 hours weekly to and from that job, and spend the majority of my weekends on landscaping projects, so that doesn't leave much for leisure time.

    As long as the items on a website are suitably marked so potential buyers know they are unavailable until housecleaning can be done, is that such a bad thing?
  6. 1865King

    1865King Well-Known Member

    That drives be crazy too. How hard is to remove the already sold items. I can understand leaving a coin up as being on hold until the customer receives and confirms they will keep it. However, 2 or 3 weeks is way beyond how long something should remain on hold.
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  7. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    My wife enough said!
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  8. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

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  9. The Meat man

    The Meat man Supporter! Supporter

    Heated arguments for/against slabbing ancients. Who cares?

    Don't answer that, by the way. :p
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  10. Mr.MonkeySwag96

    Mr.MonkeySwag96 Well-Known Member

    Dealers that delete their listing off Vcoins. I find Vcoins descriptions of coins to be quite educational, so it’s a shame whenever a dealer removes a listing and the information is lost.
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  11. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    1. The mint which is selling so much junk these days. I can ignore it, but the The Red Book is duty bound to list it all which pushes space for worthwhile stuff out of the reference. Other government mints, such as the British are doing the same. Spink’s solved the problem by dividing their reference into two books. One for the pre-decimal coins and another for modern stuff.

    2. CAC stickers which drive up dealers’ prices even if the coin doesn’t deserve it. The cost of the sticker and the shipping to and from the CAC graders often makes the price coins that sell for say less than $400 unreasonable. My case in point is lower priced Proof coins from 1936 to 1942. I’m sure others have additional examples.
  12. Mr.MonkeySwag96

    Mr.MonkeySwag96 Well-Known Member

    I agree about the Red Book. So much space is taken by non-circulating legal tender (NCLT) such as modern commemoratives and various iterations of state quarters.

    I’d prefer that the Red Book use that space to cover exonumia such as Bryan dollars, Lesher-Referendum dollars, Norse-American medals etc.

    The prices of coins with gold CAC stickers baffles me
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  13. Nicholas Molinari

    Nicholas Molinari Well-Known Member

    Exorbitant fees!
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