...and you have posted this before at least once if not more.
My mistake! I forgot I used my time machine to jump ahead to when this video was made...yesterday...and posted it some time ago.
I will avoid that mistake in the ...future?...Past?...
I couldn't get past about 50 seconds of it this time so much misleading information at best had occurred
Question everything. That is what education
1. By judging data without taking the entire context you missed the point of the video entirely.
2. Watching through to the end would mean having to listen to him say he is not against the companies at all, and he is not condemning any one of them. Context - facts - reality.
3. Further on he produces actual cases which prove the points he is trying to make with this video.
In fact some people would be shocked to hear something he says later in the video about what viewers might have been expecting him to say (b/c of the title of the video) and finding out what his viewpoint actually is."Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in."
#8213; Isaac Asimov
In general there's a reason why dealers complain about the companies, it's because they are the collectors best friend and make it harder for dealers to make huge profits and take advantage of collectors.
Nice generalization but not applicable in this case. Instead of an instant push against what is being presented b/c it violates TPG
holy ground, looking into the actual practices of this guy - a whole Youtube channel worth of data - will show he uses, deals with, and likes the TPGs as a whole. Yes, he points out flaws with them as a desire to see improvement. The reason he does is that despite some raised altars to them, TPGS are not yet perfect.
...it's because they are the collectors best friend...
Me: So Mr. best friend who is also my expert auto mechanic....how good are the brakes in my car? Are they in good condition?
Mechanic: Yes...well...I think so anyway.
Me: What do you mean?
Mechanic: I looked them over and can say they are most likely - like 90% (MS66) OK. Two more expert mechanics here even agree with me.
Me: 90% (MS66)? Will you look at them again?
Mechanic: Well...it will COST you again if I find they are better, but OK.
...Oh...OK...maybe that estimate was a little high...let's say 85% (MS65).
Me: Well, I am planning on selling the car soon and want to make absolutely sure.
Mechanic: You know, if you pay Mr. Greensticker some more money, he will come in and tell you whether the 85% (MS65) is low, good, or a high estimation for how good your brakes are. You could get more money from the sale that way.
Now of course we could actually MEASURE the brake pads to see if they need replaced, then there would be no question, but we choose not to as our business would be affected but the lack of subjectivity.
Furthermore TPGs DO NOT create rarities, they grade what is sent to them.
Again that nagging concept of context led to misunderstanding. His statement about TPGs creating rarities is actually a POSITIVE statement and not negative.
In fact, below is a link to another video this dealer has a video concerning a very rare - only b/c of TPGs) SMS DCAM 1966 MS 68 half he found. His overall idea is that if TPGS did not label coins with DCAM, etc., then these rarities would never be seen in the general hobby as anything special by most. These coins certainly never would seel for the huge amounts they do if labeling/slabs had not entered the scene.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQaOgR78cyo&t=145s
Collectors deserve to have accurate information not conspiracy theories particularly about favoritism.
Don't dismiss new information based upon what has been "predetermined" as fact. And surely don't use blind faith to judge something before making a final opinion. Check everything presented to see if it is fact, opinion, or wishful thinking.
Collect what you like - enjoy the hobby as you like. Just be aware of facts and buy the Coin and not the holder!