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Experience With Ma-Shops?

 
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 Posted 05/12/2021  9:40 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have come across a couple of interesting coins from European sellers on MA-Shop, but I have never used that site before.
Does anyone have experience buying through MA-Shops and having coins shipped from Europe to the USA?
Do they guarantee authenticity? Any hassles? Or is everything A-Okay?
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 Posted 05/13/2021  07:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@numis, yes I've bought from some of the coin stores at ma-shops and have been very happy with my purchases. While vcoins seems to be a bit more USA-centric, ma-shops is more EU-centric. To be fair, plenty of shops sell on both of these online malls.

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 Posted 05/13/2021  12:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add captainmandrake1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Bought from a German seller recently-really fast shipping, nice coin, good packaging. It was my first experience and worked out great.
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 Posted 05/13/2021  12:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add owatchman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've used them a couple of times. No problems with either order.
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 Posted 05/13/2021  1:45 pm  Show Profile   Check Collects82's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Collects82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with everything that Spence said.

Being EU-centric, they often have better selections on some stuff than the US-centric vcoins often has.

I've bought through ma-shops maybe 6 times and every time went well. The dealers are reputable. Negotiating much of a discount is about the only thing I've not got much accomplished with, most of dealers I have talked to set a price and hold to it.
My hoard of '82s is up to 204! 218 BC x 1, 118 BC x 3, 18 BC x 1, 82 x 1, 182 x 1, 282 x 2, 382 x 1, 582 x 2, 682 x 1, 782 x 2, 882 x 1, 982 x 4, 1082 x 1 1182 x 8, 1282 x 2, 1382 x 1, 1482 x 5, 1582 x 13, 1682 x 15, 1782 x 57, 1882 x 49, 1982 x 33
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 Posted 05/16/2021  11:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Any idea how long it takes to ship from Europe to the US?
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 Posted 05/16/2021  11:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In my experience, it is as short as a couple weeks and as long as several months (at the height of COVID last year).
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 Posted 05/25/2021  2:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add LiveWell to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
MA-Shops offers many numismatic items at varying price points; all are guaranteed. You can customize your account settings to receive auto alerts for specific items of interest. Our customer service team is available to assist you with any questions. Also feel free to reach out to me anytime with questions or feedback. We've been around since 2005 and value our relationships with the coin community!

See link for warranty info: https://www.ma-shops.com/shops/gara...php?curr=USD
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 Posted 05/25/2021  3:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add captainmandrake1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Any idea how long it takes to ship from Europe to the US?

Depends how much is charged for shipping. My most recent order cost me about 14 dollars in shipping and I got the item in about 10 days. Another dealer out of Vienna that I buy from also raised shipping cost to 15 dollars and the items get here very quickly even during COVID slowdown.
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 Posted 05/26/2021  5:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I contacted the vendor since I hadn't heard from them since the purchase and they told me they shipped the coin two weeks ago. I suppose it can arrive any day now.
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