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 Posted 04/03/2020  07:22 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Silver101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've recently started making purchases from the online auction sites: Geoffrey Bell, Heritage and others. There's really no comparison to eBay. Prices are generally lower and there appears to be far fewer trashy, poorly graded, cleaned-retoned-cleaned-retoned-cleaned-retoned coins.

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 Posted 04/03/2020  08:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ironhorse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How exactly do they have "no comparison", what is fundamentally different?
Are you experiencing auction house fees and premiums etc and exorbitant shipping rates in your purchases or are you finding the on the doorstep costs in line or better than the E?
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 Posted 04/03/2020  10:37 am  Show Profile   Check Pacificoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Pacificoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You just can't throw out a blanket statement like you did and not back it up with facts and figures .
Some definite examples ....really would be appreciated .
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 Posted 04/03/2020  11:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silver101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't have a detailed list of facts and figures but I do have experience with both. I find that prices at eBay tend to follow the trend prices which most of us feel are inflated. It's possible to search the old auction results on Heritage (as one example) and the total prices tend to be lower.

Recent example:
1885 Newfoundland 5c, PCGS-graded at XF-40, sold for $360 USD. That's about 50% of the trend cost. See:

https://www.coinsandcanada.com/coin...ts-1865-1896

There are lots of similar examples. No idea what accounts for this - maybe a more informed clientele? There are fees associated with these auctions (just as there are with eBay).
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 Posted 04/03/2020  11:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silver101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Which is not to say that I'm not going to use eBay any more - I've made plenty of good purchases there and have excellent relationships with a number of dealers. It's more that I was sort of intimidated by these other auction forums and I'm glad that I've overcome the activation energy and started figuring them out.
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 Posted 04/03/2020  12:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add johnnysprawl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I find the opposite.

Prices on Torex and iCollector are often higher than what is on Ebay.

For example there is a 1953 25c PL-66 on iCollector with a current bid of $375; with premium and shipping will probably be around $525 all-in.
https://www.icollector.com/25-cent-...tr_i36361159

On Ebay there is a similar coin with a Make an Offer at $415, all-in.
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Canada-1953....m1438.l2649

But, of course, it all depends on what you are looking for...
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 Posted 04/03/2020  12:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiecoiner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
When buying at auction, you have to include the juice and postage, if not duties as well. $400 US is $560 Cdn. With juice and postage, you are out a lot of $$$$
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 Posted 04/03/2020  12:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silver101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Okay - I guess there's a diversity of experiences. It's worked out well for me anyway even with the exchange and postage etc...
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