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 Posted 06/12/2017  12:14 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add RoyCoinBoy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I do not know if this is against eBay's rules, as he DOES show the damaged part of the coin, but I am going to put it here anyway. His first photo of the damaged coin is always cropped so that the damaged area is not shown. As you know, the first photo is the one shown in eBay's search engine. Here's an example.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1803-Draped...AOSwwbdWGVP6

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 Posted 06/12/2017  12:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Meh, anyone that buys this coin not aware it's holed is a complete idiot in my opinion.
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 Posted 06/12/2017  12:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fioti to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Unfortunately, this isn't an isolated incident. Just last night, I came across dozens of these. I wont give an example, as the seller is a member here.

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 Posted 06/12/2017  1:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slider23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I do not have a problem with the listing. Seller list the coin as details. His door photo is showing the coin at its best with the hope buyers will view listing. Can not miss the hole on the other photos.

One thing I did find interesting in the seller's long description there is no mention of the hole.
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 Posted 06/12/2017  2:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
From the description

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remains. Unfortunately, this coin was holed at some point, though it is not bent and does not look cleaned.
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 Posted 06/12/2017  3:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ZenFE99 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ya, this guy always has shady pictures, and alot of coins where he's rubbed the date off the coin; however,,,, I've cherrypicked a few from this guy as he's not too keen on varieties.
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 Posted 06/12/2017  3:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add indian_hoarder to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And he also throws in counterfeits every once in a while, usually around holidays since he assumes they will not get taken down.
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 Posted 06/12/2017  7:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I find no problem with this particular listing . All he's doing is making you look further , and when you do ,(wahla)
you see the hole .
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 Posted 06/12/2017  8:44 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Known repeat offender / garbage seller.
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 Posted 06/13/2017  02:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add man2004 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for the "heads up"!
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 Posted 06/13/2017  1:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TypeCoin971793 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I hate this seller. Not violating any rules, just clogging up eBay's servers with overpriced junk coins.
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 Posted 06/13/2017  4:33 pm  Show Profile   Check Andrew99's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Andrew99 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
LOL, this is my favorite one. An arty cropped photo...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1917-S-Silv...AOSw2gxY3F4g

And only $99 for this holed piece of 90% silver bullion.
The collection is in your mind. Dispose of your albums and free your mind from the tyranny of holes.
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06/13/2017 4:35 pm
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 Posted 06/14/2017  09:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CaddoFarms to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sad.
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 Posted 06/15/2017  06:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nothing wrong with the listing, pretty obvious the coin is holed. He does seem to be pretty proud of his coins though with the prices he is asking.
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 Posted 06/15/2017  9:27 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As long as he is not being deceptive (purposely failing to mention the hole or not showing any pictures of it at all) there is nothing to be done but caution others against purchasing from him.

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 Posted 06/18/2017  10:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mike1487 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It wastes peoples time and gets their items more views. Your main photo is supposed to be the best/clearest photo of the entire item. If you're purposefully not doing this to hide defects, you are a jerk, period.

Ask yourself, would a reputable seller, dealer, or auction house take pictures of 3/4 of an obverse to hide parts of Problem coins?
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06/18/2017 10:23 pm
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