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 Posted 12/07/2019  5:58 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
A few months ago I had posted about a coin that I sold on eBay, where the buyer toned the coin artificially and resold it for a profit several weeks later.

Well, I noticed a post by @tropicalbats a few days ago calling attention to an eBay seller who was selling acid dipped Lincoln cents. The seller name sounded familiar, and I realized he had purchased an AU Barber quarter from me in October. I checked his recent sold listings, and sure enough, it appears he sold my AU quarter as a proof Barber quarter last month for a tidy profit. His photos were poor quality, so it's hard to tell if he treated the coin, but I'm 98% certain it was my coin because of a few matching bag marks on the nose, obverse field, and eagle tail feathers.

I suppose there's no rule that says you can't flip an eBay purchase, but I think his listing was pretty deceitful. Here's my original listing and his more recent listing.

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 Posted 12/07/2019  6:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am not sure if it is really the same 1/4 dollar, but the second item is certainly not proof. It looks cleaned to make it look like a proof. Not very ethical in my opinion.
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 Posted 12/07/2019  6:59 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What makes me mad the most is Jack butts like this who ruin perfectly nice coins for their own gain. I hate these people the most because unlike someone who knows doesn't better, these folk do it on purpose.
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 Posted 12/07/2019  10:40 pm  Show Profile   Check edweather's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add edweather to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Many sleazy sellers on ebay. Calling it a proof is clearly a lie. Also Lots of bidiots to feed the sleazbags.
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 Posted 12/08/2019  09:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I keep far, far away from ebay.
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 Posted 12/08/2019  3:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I am not sure if it is really the same 1/4 dollar


Despite the dramatically different photos, I'm certain this is the same coin based on timing of the sales and the matching marks on the coin.

I think the key to buying on eBay is to avoid shady sellers and to be very good at evaluating and grading from pictures, regardless of how poor they are.
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