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 Posted 07/04/2020  06:40 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Finally revealed - the official guide to listing coins on eBay!

How to sell coins on e-Bay:

1. Empty your pockets, look behind the sofa cushions or in the car cup holder, find all the loose change you've got.

2. If you don't have any coins because you're the sort of person who always uses plastic, don't worry. Withdraw some money from the ATM and buy some groceries from the supermarket. You're bound to get some coins in change.

3. Remember that every coin is incredibly valuable and of interest to a collector!

4. Take photos of the coins. It doesn't matter if the photos are small, out-of-focus, upside-down or too dark to see any detail: coin collectors aren't fussy about that sort of thing. It doesn't matter either if you hold the coins between your fingers and get greasy marks all over them - collectors won't worry about that either. And if the coins are a bit dirty, why not clean them up a bit with some metal polish or a wire wool pad?

5. List your coins on eBay, bearing in mind that any coin must be worth at least $100. If it's a quarter with a special picture on it, such as one of the National Parks, or if it's dated before about 1980, then it must be worth at least $500. You can always check on eBay to see what other people are selling them for. (Note: Always look at the current selling and "Buy It Now" prices - don't look at the sold listings). And always use the words "Extremely Rare" when listing coins.

6. If the coin is discoloured, has dents or edge knocks, or has a hole in it, describe it as an 'error'. Coin collectors love errors, and you'll get even more money for it!

7. Pay extra to list your eBay auction items with "Buy It Now" prices. What's a few extra cents when you are going to get $500 for that 1982 quarter or 1997 Memorial reverse penny in a few days' time?

8. Think seriously about using eBay's Promoted Listings scheme for some of your coins. That way, far more collectors will see them, and more and more people will realise that you're a coin specialist! The great deals you are offering on your coins may also attract buyers to any clothes, hi-fi accessories or anything else you've also listed on eBay!

9. Just wait for the bids to come in! There are thousands of billionaire collectors out there who will happily pay crazy money to get one of your coins!

10. You are now an expert on coins. No need to buy a coin catalogue or join one of those forums on the internet with all those crusty old collectors who spend valuable coins every day without realising it! Of course they're valuable - otherwise why are so many other eBay sellers listing them for similar prices?
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07/04/2020 08:29 am
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 Posted 07/04/2020  07:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's funny
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 Posted 07/04/2020  6:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pertinax to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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How to sell coins on e-Bay


I suggest some extra rules.

a) Specify no returns.
b) Make sure your postage costs are covered 3 times over.
c) Underline rarity or genuineness by making a statement that's likely to instil confidence. 'A coin expert told me this coin is very rare.' or 'Sotheby's confirmed this coin is genuine.'
(I saw the latter statement on a lot with a replica Oxford pound.)
d) I post once a week.
e) Ensure you don't answer questions.
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 Posted 07/07/2020  5:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add David Graham to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And one more rule for selling coins:
If you want to double the money a collector will pay, just mention words like "unsearched" or "deceased estate" when selling multiple coins in a listing. The coin collectors will salivate and pay squillions for the hidden gems in your cache.
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 Posted 07/08/2020  08:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add joecoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A coin collector needed a 1916-D to complete his Mercury dime collection. He saved and saved until he had at least twice as much money as he thought he needed.

He went to his local coin shop and asked them if they had any 1916-D's.

The dealer said; "I have this very nicely toned mint state example, here, take a look."

The collector said; "That's a fantastic coin! But, I really like to collect coins that are not toned that much." The dealer said; "You're in luck! I have a nice white 1916-D in the safe. I'll go get it."

The dealer took the toned dime with him into the back room, where he gave it a quick dip. He came back and showed it to the collector.

The collector said; "That's great! You know, while you were gone I got to thinking about it. I have enough money, I'll take both coins."
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 Posted 07/08/2020  10:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The collector said; "That's great! You know, while you were gone I got to thinking about it. I have enough money, I'll take both coins."
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 Posted 07/08/2020  10:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fplagge to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Finally revealed - the official guide to listing coins on eBay!

How to sell coins on e-Bay:

1. Empty your pockets, look behind the sofa cushions or in the car cup holder, find all the loose change you've got.

2. If you don't have any coins because you're the sort of person who always uses plastic, don't worry. Withdraw some money from the ATM and buy some groceries from the supermarket. You're bound to get some coins in change.

3. Remember that every coin is incredibly valuable and of interest to a collector!

4. Take photos of the coins. It doesn't matter if the photos are small, out-of-focus, upside-down or too dark to see any detail: coin collectors aren't fussy about that sort of thing. It doesn't matter either if you hold the coins between your fingers and get greasy marks all over them - collectors won't worry about that either. And if the coins are a bit dirty, why not clean them up a bit with some metal polish or a wire wool pad?

5. List your coins on eBay, bearing in mind that any coin must be worth at least $100. If it's a quarter with a special picture on it, such as one of the National Parks, or if it's dated before about 1980, then it must be worth at least $500. You can always check on eBay to see what other people are selling them for. (Note: Always look at the current selling and "Buy It Now" prices - don't look at the sold listings). And always use the words "Extremely Rare" when listing coins.

6. If the coin is discoloured, has dents or edge knocks, or has a hole in it, describe it as an 'error'. Coin collectors love errors, and you'll get even more money for it!

7. Pay extra to list your eBay auction items with "Buy It Now" prices. What's a few extra cents when you are going to get $500 for that 1982 quarter or 1997 Memorial reverse penny in a few days' time?

8. Think seriously about using eBay's Promoted Listings scheme for some of your coins. That way, far more collectors will see them, and more and more people will realise that you're a coin specialist! The great deals you are offering on your coins may also attract buyers to any clothes, hi-fi accessories or anything else you've also listed on eBay!

9. Just wait for the bids to come in! There are thousands of billionaire collectors out there who will happily pay crazy money to get one of your coins!

10. You are now an expert on coins. No need to buy a coin catalogue or join one of those forums on the internet with all those crusty old collectors who spend valuable coins every day without realising it! Of course they're valuable - otherwise why are so many other eBay sellers listing them for similar prices?


C'mon, guys! Haven't we learned ANYTHING from those TV commercials? Always charge $19.99 (plus P&H) But WAIT! we will DOUBLE this offer - just pay a separate fee!

P&H can be as high as you like. (my MSRP is $10,000.00)
And, to show that you are on the up-and-up, offer a double-your-money-back guaranty. (less P&H)

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 Posted 07/08/2020  10:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The collector said; "That's great! You know, while you were gone I got to thinking about it. I have enough money, I'll take both coins."


This was funny!
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 Posted 07/08/2020  6:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add David Graham to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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C'mon, guys! Haven't we learned ANYTHING from those TV commercials? Always charge $19.99 (plus P&H) But WAIT! we will DOUBLE this offer - just pay a separate fee!

P&H can be as high as you like. (my MSRP is $10,000.00)

ebay already does that with their GSP charges.
$22-25 to ship a $1 farthing (0.3g) from UK to Australia.
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 Posted 07/08/2020  10:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add David Graham to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like the Robs EBay rules are now being used on Gumtree as well.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sca...s/1252109704

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 Posted 07/09/2020  04:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Absolute Gold Rob, meanwhile ebayers I have a rare 1990s $2 coin that has had 20 mysterious years in circulation and it has the wear to prove it. Imagine how this coin could speak.

Once worth $2, now unique and yours for just $99.95 plus $25.99 postage and papackaging, plus $3 pen wear and conveyage, plus $2 to get another worn $2 coin to sell off to some dumb mugu (Nigerian 419 speak for idiot).

Silver picker does a wonderful expose on the Home shopping network and their coin rip offs - its really good and not foul.

PdM40_Okcn4


They sell legitimate stuff but at hugely marked up prices.
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
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 Posted 07/14/2020  06:00 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
From Coin Yearbook a few years ago...
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 Posted 09/26/2020  3:31 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Coin collectors always know when it's Fall (Autumn) because that's when mylar coin envelopes and album leaves start to split if you're not careful with them!
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