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 Posted 02/26/2012  6:03 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add primocoins2011 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Hello All,
I'm new to the forum, and need some advice. I purchased some replica coins from eBay. They were some high value coins, that I wanted to use to fill some spots in my collection. In the auction listing it stated that the coin were marked "copy", and the picture showed coins that had been marked. While waiting on those to arrive, I won a few more replica coin auctions. The first coins arrived in the mail yesterday, it was 5 coins total. And not a single coin was stamped with "copy" or replica. These coins are very good copies. I took them to my local coin shop, and they couldn't tell they were counterfeit until I told them. My question is how can I go about getting out of purchasing these other counterfeit coins from this seller? The seller has even went as far as sending me a message, saying that "if I wanted to buy more counterfeit coins. That they could supply what ever I wanted, or needed". What do I do in this situation to avoid negatives on my EBay account? Thanks for your help.

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 Posted 02/26/2012  6:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TheNickelGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You can ask the seller to send you coins that are stamped with COPY on them. I know they send them with it or without, you can ask for them either way.
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 Posted 02/26/2012  7:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SsuperDdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I see no downside for you here. You knew they were fakes, and therefore paid a price you were willing to pay. It is not illegal for you to own them, just for you to sell them.

You're not going to be able to wipe the seller from the face of the Earth unless they're within the US. I'm guessing they're not. If they are, let me know and we'll....induce a little regret on his part. I don't sense you're morally able to propagate the problem by ever selling them, so enjoy your hole-fillers and just don't patronize the seller in the future.

You could always come up with a stamp of your own if it's that bothersome.

Edit to add: Was all your communication with the seller within the Ebay system? If so, even with an overseas seller you can file a "Substantially Not As Described" complaint against the seller, not so much to recover your money as to make him go away. The Feds would nail Ebay to the wall if they knew Ebay was willingly allowing the sale of non-stamped replicas....another consideration is that, effective February 20th, replica coin sales are banned from Ebay.
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