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Huh? Can Someone Explain This?

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 Posted 12/05/2022  9:39 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Heymikep to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am not understanding this and all of his auctions? Is he trying to bypass EBay fees and rules? Or is this some type of scam? This one auction shows up every week or other week for the past 6 months (or longer) and disappears but the BIN price keeps getting a little lower each time. Take a look at all of his auctions and all the pics, why hasn't EBay banned this account?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/304728749715
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12/05/2022 9:40 pm
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 Posted 12/05/2022  9:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That guy also posts several Seated dollars that I've seen around for a long time. Cheezy scheme, not sure what he is trying to pull. I like to bid small because his description says to not bid.
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 Posted 12/05/2022  9:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add eaglebub7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've placed bids with this seller. I have also reported his scheme to the bay, but they don't seem to care, apparently.
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 Posted 12/05/2022  10:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kbbpll to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm enjoying the "Item specifics" list, which includes "Stove Type Compatibility."

I'm pretty sure the image was stolen and colorized from this https://www.ebay.com/itm/275286151889 which conveniently displays in "also viewed" right at the top of this scam listing. Even the listing title was stolen.
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 Posted 12/05/2022  10:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add eaglebub7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice catch kbbpll! Wow, what lengths people go to, to pump up a $900.00 coin, even on it's best grading day, couldn't fetch more than $31K. Just shows the sales/marketing technics used to try to hook uninformed buyers.

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 Posted 12/06/2022  12:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jaobler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Was the coin in the original listing a legitimate branch-mint proof? If so a $39,000 price tag might actually be reasonable.

I remember an encounter at the Long Beach expo maybe 25 years ago. I was interested in an 1875-S twenty-cent piece in a dealer's case. I was shocked when he quoted a $5,000 price. He explained the high price was because this was one of the very rare branch-mint proofs of this date. Wish I'd managed to buy it then; the current Coin Facts listing shows a price of $200,000 in 62 grade.
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 Posted 12/06/2022  01:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kbbpll to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Was the coin in the original listing a legitimate branch-mint proof?
It's gone. But the coin it was copied from in my link isn't a "branch mint proof" anyway, it's graded SP62, = specimen. Then their comparison coin for value, $937,500, is just what some unknown seller is listing another one for. Which is like saying you saw it listed on Etsy for $$$.
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 Posted 12/06/2022  03:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TimNH to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Those "don't bid, email us and this is the price" auctions seem to pop up a lot, I always assume it is a hacked account, because their feedback and history generally looks fine. Not sure about this one in particular though, as it has been removed.
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 Posted 12/06/2022  04:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe Bobby can take care of it?
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 Posted 12/06/2022  11:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's gone .
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 Posted 12/06/2022  11:45 am  Show Profile   Check nss-52's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add nss-52 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Does anyone remember the seller name?
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 Posted 12/06/2022  12:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kbbpll to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Does anyone remember the seller name?
I do not. I downloaded the coin image but not the one with the contact info. I reported the item three different ways, too bad ebay doesn't give me a history of items reported or something.

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 Posted 12/06/2022  12:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add eaglebub7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I didn't keep up with the sellers name however, I searched for item (1995 W 10th Anniversary proof set) that he was "offering" in the past, selling the same way, they are not popping up anymore. Maybe they took him down completely,.
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 Posted 12/18/2022  8:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Heymikep to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like this one is back at it only after 2 weeks! The seller this time is https://www.ebay.com/str/childswearinternational and has a 98.9% rating with over 8,400 feedback and 127 followers!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1861-O-Bra...404061885249
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 Posted 12/18/2022  8:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add burfle23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Like whack-a-mole; reported.


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