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Anybody Seen This Crazy Lot Being Auctioned On Ebay?

 
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 Posted 11/05/2019  10:21 pm Show Profile   Check edweather's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add edweather to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
https://www.ebay.com/itm/ESTATE-SAL...123958126891

Looks like a total scam to me. Get out the...

edit: The leading bidder looks like a shill.

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 Posted 11/05/2019  10:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Total insanity. I'm dumbfounded.
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 Posted 11/05/2019  10:31 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The account is fresh, the bidders are all the same person. That tells me what I need to know.
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 Posted 11/05/2019  10:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add basebal21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The jar of what appears to be shredded money is my favorite
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 Posted 11/05/2019  10:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2012 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Classic case of "if it looks too good to be true, it probably is"

I don't even know where to start. The "never before seen" lot of crap that every coin dealer has too much of, the artwork that supposedly worth $400k. This is too much!

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 Posted 11/05/2019  10:45 pm  Show Profile   Check CalzoneManiac's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CalzoneManiac to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
"Estate" sales are one of the reasons why I loathe searching for coins on eBay.

Same thing goes for those listings with tons of coins in the picture but you only get 10-20 coins in actuality, mostly junk Wheaties and one or two Mercury dimes, if you're lucky.
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 Posted 11/06/2019  03:46 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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the bidders are all the same person.



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The leading bidder looks like a shill.


Maybe I'm nave, but what is the evidence for these claims?
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 Posted 11/06/2019  08:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
One of the most craziest listings I've ever seen on e-bay .
To bad there were bidders after the 99 start and stayed that way to the end of the bid . That would have shut that seller up once and for all .
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 Posted 11/06/2019  09:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CitationSquirrel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
But look at all you get ..... an old baby pic, someone's OBGYN residency certificate, and a Liza Minnelli Albumn.

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 Posted 11/06/2019  09:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add flag4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Clever way to market this lot. There is some value there. Maybe not 12K worth. We need an art expert to value the paintings.
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 Posted 11/06/2019  09:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Unfortunately these types of listings have been around since eBay has.
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 Posted 11/06/2019  10:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Picasso and Renoir ("valued over 440K")
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 Posted 11/06/2019  10:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You mean I shouldn't make a bid on this ? ;)
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 Posted 11/06/2019  11:14 am  Show Profile   Check silverwolf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverwolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
what's 80 pounds of pre 1964 silver worth, in melt alone?
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 Posted 11/06/2019  11:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Observations -

The high bidder at the moment has a feedback number of 23.345. Seller's corresponding number is 0.

I see a lot of $1 silver certificates; I don't see $1,700 face value in old U.S. currency. I see a lot of coins; whether there's over 100K of them seems problematic. I see rings set on Cartier boxes; whether the rings are the real deal, who knows, no closeup shots to judge them by.

If there's indeed 80 pounds of 90% U.S. silver coinage, that'd alone work out to something like $18K as bullion, so I can see the calculation as to risk at the current level of the bidding.

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 Posted 11/06/2019  11:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To tell you the truth I would love to go through all that stuff at my leisure . But would not spend that kind of money to do so .
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