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 Posted 07/15/2020  4:59 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Suomi to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello, I am looking to sell with GreatCollections, and I just want to ask a stupid question before I ship my coins off.

Do I simply fill out the consignment form, package the coins up, and ship them off? Or do I have to notify GC that I am sending a package to them before-hand? Thanks for your help and apologies if this is posted in the wrong section.
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 Posted 07/15/2020  5:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Alpha2814 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just pack and send, no need to inform them. You should get an email from them within a day or two after delivery tracking shows it's been delivered.
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 Posted 07/15/2020  5:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Suomi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you! And I should send it via USPS correct?
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 Posted 07/15/2020  6:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Alpha2814 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Their instructions for new sellers is at https://www.greatcollections.com/se...instructions . Actually, they do have a note there to contact them so they can "review and confirm they are suitable for our Grade & Auction program". I didn't do that -- all of my submissions have been PCGS certified and similar to what they generally have listed, so I was reasonably confident. I did inquire on a later submission if they would sell a run of Franklin PR66 as a set, and they told me either way was okay. They're very easy to deal with. (I chose to sell as a set, for convenience.)

To your question, I use USPS/insured. The GC link above has good directions for how to pack securely. (If you send by registered mail, you have to use paper tape, so follow USPS regulations as well, depending on how you ship.) All of that is for your own protection -- they can't be responsible for anything that happens before they get your submission.
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 Posted 07/15/2020  10:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BStrauss3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't think Ian posts here, but he is active on other coin boards. I've met him at a couple of coin shows, he's a very nice person and knowledgable. Raeleen too. I haven't met the new member of the team (something about no big coin shows).

Ian is incredibly responsive to email. I messaged him one Friday evening around 10 pm that something was blowing up on a board. By the time I woke up the next morning, he had jumped into the thread, apologized, and solved the issue for the customer.

Make sure you send your package registered and appropriately insured. It will take longer but you will be much more comfortable (and regular mail - although USPS will take your money - can't insure coins).
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 Posted 07/16/2020  10:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add greatcollections to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is definitely not a stupid question!

There's no need to notify us before you ship us a consignment of certified coins. For new consignors of raw/uncertified coins, we do ask for a list of the coins/images e-mailed to info@greatcollections.com so we can ensure they are something we can handle.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-442-6467 or e-mail info@greatcollections.com. We're here to help.

- Ian
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