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How Do You Handle Ebay Buyers With No Prior History?

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 Posted 06/23/2022  2:43 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add HappyMedium to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a few coins on eBay. I received two offers for two separate coins from the same buyer. However this buyer just opened an account today. Is there some sort of scam going on or do they Have to pay?
If they pay and then call eBay saying it's not what they ordered, then what? I take very good pictures and include a picture of the coin in the coin flip. I guess I'm having a hard time because this person offered double of my starting bid on both coins. Any thoughts or help would be greatly appreciated.
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 Posted 06/23/2022  3:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I sell car parts a lot and have sold to new accounts with no problem. I don't know what coins they were and how drastic double the bid would be. If the call ebay they would force you to pay for shipping back to you and you would get the coin back, have to give the coin back, and lose the shipping money.
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 Posted 06/23/2022  3:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At one point, we were all first time buyers. A very few are dishonest, the overwhelming are up-and-up.
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 Posted 06/23/2022  3:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've also had occasional buyers with brand new accounts and no feedback, but I've never had issues with lack of payment, returns, or fraud with those transactions. I think the risk is a little bit higher, and depending on the amount of the sale, you might want to add delivery signature required in addition to tracking just to give an extra layer of security (although I'm not sure that USPS has gone back to actually getting signatures post-COVID). As ijn1944 says, every eBay buyer has to start somewhere.
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 Posted 06/23/2022  4:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kipster to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's difficult to know what to do in that situation. You won't know if it's a scam until its happened. I've seen a few people put "please do not bid etc if you do not have feedback of over 10/20/50" or whatever in their listings recently.

I personally give people the benefit of the doubt, but only the once.
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 Posted 06/23/2022  6:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add captainmandrake1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's weird that they offered you double. I've never done that even when I really wanted a coin.
I wouldn't sell it to them. Isn't that what scammers usually do---offer you something awesome to get you sucked in and then you end up losing. Trust your spidey sense!
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 Posted 06/23/2022  6:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Heather , I think your being paranoid ; A new collector has to start buying coins sooner or later . Put away the guns and let them bid on your coins , not every newbie is a shyster !

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 Posted 06/23/2022  7:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add LuckyPunk to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
20 year ebay seller. Hard to say what double is...might be worth 10x starting bid( or nothing).If you're nervous just let the auction run. Or only accept one offer and ship fast. Unique items can have new or rare buyers. Kind of a teaser now,lol
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 Posted 06/27/2022  11:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add captainmandrake1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What did you end up doing?
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 Posted 06/29/2022  6:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add HappyMedium to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At first I thought that it might be real. I got really excited!I know what I know from sites like this, YouTube guys, but mostly Blue Ridge Silverhound. I thought I totally missed something but was willing to keep my end of the bargain. I insist on payment prior to shipment. Back and forth back and forth. They contacted me privately wanting my PayPal to pay me. While that sounds great and all. It's against eBay rules, and I'm just a real honest person. 🤷 #8205;#9792;#65039;
So both the penny and the quarter will be going back up. Thank you guys.
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 Posted 06/29/2022  6:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Them trying to go around eBay was a big red flag. Good that you decided not to go through with it.
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 Posted 06/29/2022  7:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm glad you didn't listen to my wrong advice .

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and Jim U. rest in peace .
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 Posted 06/29/2022  11:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SpeedDemonND to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good lesson to learn. Ultimately, they are your coins and it's you that has to go through the potential hassle. Listen to your own gut.
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 Posted 06/29/2022  11:32 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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YouTube guys, but mostly Blue Ridge Silverhound


Not to sound arrogant but please throw away most things you learn from them. They misinform so many people on things, there's a reason there's a million do I have a 1964 SMS threads here.
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 Posted 06/30/2022  12:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumismaticsFTW to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm with Grapecollects- Those YouTube guys are a joke.
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 Posted 06/30/2022  01:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wrekkdd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Many YouTubers I have seen (much like the couch collectables guy) just state there are these really rare coins in really high grades but never actually explain any sort of mintages or odds for these rare varieties etc or what the difference from one grade to a next will be. This just makes people aware of extremely rare coins and they think if they look through 1-2 out of several hundred billion minted that they might have found one, so I fully agree with GrapeCollects.
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