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buying Canadian coins from eBay with stock photos being used

 
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 Posted 06/17/2018  4:04 pm Show Profile   Check gidjit's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add gidjit to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
hey everyone just wanted to say how can someone sell coins on eBay showing only one side of the coin? later to find out the pic shown wasnt even the coin being sold,
i noticed a nice (XF or better) vicky cent that could possably be a scarce vriety but the seller only posted the reverse and I need see the obverse to be sure, so I asked the seller if they could show me the other side, this was the respone
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Hello,
we are sorry. Our pictures are representative as we take our items from stock at random. That is the reason why we canīt take any single pictures, also not from reverse.

im tempted to buy the coin and take my chances but would it be wrong to send it back because it doesn't match the description?
please check out my collection of large cents from 1858 - 1920 (under construction)
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/...l=4b87156114
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 Posted 06/17/2018  4:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Be certain they have no hassle returns. You'll still have to pay return postage, most likely.

I'd waste no more time on it, myself.
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 Posted 06/17/2018  4:15 pm  Show Profile   Check gidjit's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add gidjit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
if item not as described I dont think I have to pay return postage
please check out my collection of large cents from 1858 - 1920 (under construction)
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/...l=4b87156114
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06/17/2018 4:24 pm
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 Posted 06/17/2018  5:15 pm  Show Profile   Check silverwolf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverwolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
it is against eBay policy to use stock photos on coins, it is also forbidden to post only one side of the coin, whoever, I have seen it rarely enforced unless the item is reported. I believe nss-52 can have the auction closed for such behavior. and if the item is not as described the seller has to pay for return shipping..
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 Posted 06/17/2018  5:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add basebal21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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if item not as described I dont think I have to pay return postage


They already told you ahead of time that it isn't going to be the coin pictured since they're using a stock photo
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 Posted 06/17/2018  7:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Link the seller. We could offer more concrete opinions.
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 Posted 06/17/2018  8:05 pm  Show Profile   Check gidjit's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add gidjit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
what if someone buys this coin expecting an XF coin but turns out to be a VG? thats where the seller needs to post pics of real coin
please check out my collection of large cents from 1858 - 1920 (under construction)
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/...l=4b87156114
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 Posted 06/18/2018  10:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add papeldog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As far as I'm concerned anyone that does this kind of business is a scammer and a cheat you should receive the coin pictured
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 Posted 06/18/2018  7:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cdncoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is pure laziness on the seller's part. Personally, I would move on as I would not want the potential hassle to return the item (which most likely you will).
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 Posted 06/18/2018  11:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KHatt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Colonial Acres has, on their website an option to order particular coins in "VF or better", "XF or better" etc. As long as it's clearly labeled I have no problems with an eBay seller doing BIN with multiple quantity the same way.

Sucks for variety hunting but for collectors looking for a regular date it works.... if clearly labeled and graded accurately.
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 Posted 08/07/2018  9:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add The Awesome Guys Coins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would not recommend buying that. They might use the photo as a magnet to scam people. If you do decide to buy it, make sure to film the unboxing in case they really don't meet your expectations. It serves as evidence to eBay that you didn't switch the coin or make the condition worse.
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 Posted 08/07/2018  11:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add purelywasted to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would not do it for a valuable coin, but recent coins, no issues (eg. 2016 loonie)
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 Posted 08/09/2018  3:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MoneyPenney to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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it is against eBay policy to use stock photos on coins


Never heard of this policy. Could you provide a link to this policy?

Also, does it apply to NCLT coins as well?
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 Posted 08/09/2018  4:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Send me a seller link. It's not allowed.
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 Posted 08/10/2018  7:57 pm  Show Profile   Check gidjit's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add gidjit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
sent link in the reporting section bobby
please check out my collection of large cents from 1858 - 1920 (under construction)
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 Posted 08/10/2018  8:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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