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Ebayer Is Ruining Coins *cringe*

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 Posted 03/01/2022  12:04 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add NumismaticsFTW to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have come across "morgandealer" on ebay

Almost all of his coins look the exact same....heavily cleaned and polished.

It is very cringe, and I know he is doing this to all of these coins.

I truly wish people like this were not involved, he is ruining coins.

https://www.ebay.com/usr/morgandealer

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 Posted 03/01/2022  1:21 pm  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They do look like they have been harshly cleaned, but the photo has also been processed through photoshop or something alike. Double wammy for me.
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 Posted 03/01/2022  1:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They look like they have cartwheel luster though.
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 Posted 03/01/2022  1:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rlars007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That cheek though.......

Uncirculated, but highly polished and therefor worthless. Yuck!
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 Posted 03/01/2022  2:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DoctorBurnzy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All you have to do is read the negative reviews on Ebay to know to stay clear of the seller.......
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 Posted 03/01/2022  2:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I suspect there's a bit of image processing (optimization...) going on as well.

Take a few minutes and read the neutral and negative feedback--rather interesting.
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 Posted 03/01/2022  2:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ericgreen to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They do a ton of image processing to try to hide all the chatter. I purchased a Morgan from them before (when I wasn't as smart). It came with way more chatter than the picture shows and definitely dipped. They are on my seller exclude list.
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 Posted 03/01/2022  2:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ericgreen to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a fun side-by-side of the coin I had bought. I did get a full refund.

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 Posted 03/01/2022  3:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are certainly some altered coins, but most of it looks like major image editing as others pointed out. Why anyone would buy from this seller or how they have any positive feedback at all is beyond me. eBay doesn't care, but it's clearly fraudulent listing practices. Intentionally altering a photo to deceive. In a perfect world they'd be a banned seller.
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 Posted 03/01/2022  3:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slider23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looking at the seller's typical final sales price, the juiced photos are not maximizing the auction bids as many of the final bids are on the low side. It appears that most buyers know what they are bidding on.
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 Posted 03/01/2022  8:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
More honest than most:


Quote:
Due to the large quantity of coins we get, some of the coins had been cleaned. Please take that into consideration.
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 Posted 03/01/2022  9:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add southsav to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Agree, several on the Bay like that. Misleading and trying to cover backside with empty disclaimers.

Beware and look before you leap ..
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 Posted 03/01/2022  9:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That polished one makes me sad.
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 Posted 03/01/2022  9:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumismaticsFTW to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Let's all observe a moment of silence for ericgreen. . .
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 Posted 03/01/2022  9:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thq to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is it polished or is it photoshopped? Polishing takes more effort.

It doesn't matter to me because it doesn't interest me.

But this does. It was bodybagged for altered surfaces and I had to redrill the hole. It still appeals to me more than any Morgan ever will. It wasn't easy to find either.

"Two minutes ago I would have sold my chances for a tired dime." Fred Astaire
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