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Dave99BDave99B Posts: 7,055 ✭✭✭✭✭

PCGS MS 63 1899 $5 gold pieces. Two easy payments of just $550. Supplies are very limited!

Dave

Always looking for original, better date VF20-VF35 Barber quarters and halves, and a quality beer.
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  • lkeigwinlkeigwin Posts: 16,196 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Typo? I think you mean one payment of $550. Still a bit high.
    Lance.

  • pcgscacgoldpcgscacgold Posts: 67 ✭✭✭

    Looks like Rick is making pretty good money here. Recent sales of MS63 1899 half eagles have been in the $500-700 range. I suppose he will get a few people to buy.

  • bearcavebearcave Posts: 2,997 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Rick's ad on tv says 2 payments of 547.50!:😂

    Ken
  • JeffMTampaJeffMTampa Posts: 2,709 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Don't forget the additional Shipping and Handling charge!

    Perhaps Rick thinks $99.99 for that is fair?

    I love them Barber Halves.....
  • ike126ike126 Posts: 515 ✭✭✭✭

    One of Rick's famous lines is this is a "once in a lifetime opportunity" call now supplies are limited!! Yeah sure he has to be one of the more annoying ones on TV lol

  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 734 ✭✭✭✭

    I love Rick's deep cameo Franklins but his prices are ridiculous

  • davids5104davids5104 Posts: 796 ✭✭✭✭

    i will say, he recently overpaid on one of my coins via the bay

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  • fathomfathom Posts: 231 ✭✭✭

    Maybe his source is overcharging.

    I need to get his #.

  • metalmeistermetalmeister Posts: 4,267 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I met Rick by chance at a local restaurant years back. Really nice guy and is extremely knowledgeable. Really big in high grade Franklin's and proof coinage.

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  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 25,269 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 10, 2021 11:29AM

    this is Rick Tomaska btw

    I'm surprised the infomercials haven't been endlessly talked about by now.

    since it is RT, I'm just going to leave my opinion of these infomercials out

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  • goldengolden Posts: 6,745 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Let the buyer beware!

  • No HeadlightsNo Headlights Posts: 1,391 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's not cheap going to Europe and digging through old bank vaults. :)
    I always wonder how many possible new coin collectors are turned off by this type of offering after finding out they paid too much!

  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 6,773 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @airplanenut Mitch Hedberg was the BEST!!

    LMAO....He was a trip!!! Loved him!!!

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    ~Salvador Dali~
  • CryptoCrypto Posts: 1,472 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 10, 2021 12:03PM

    I am going to take the contrarian point of view.

    First off TV spots are not cheap and it isn’t like he can get PCGS choice UNC gold much cheaper than the Vest pockets with no overhead types.

    Second the people he is talking to isn’t the specialist forum types. They are cranky old uncle types who are as likely to buy bogus coins and collectibles plated in .5 mincrons of pure 24k gold tribute Buffalos crap. Rick knows what he is doing and his Buyers end up with legitimate if not slightly generic collectibles which are by their nature luxuries which by their nature have a spectrum of values that vary by venue. A bottle of Dom costs different at a store vs a restaurant vs a club.

  • dbldie55dbldie55 Posts: 7,322 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love watching these shows. Last night, was going between 3 of them.

    I am sure many here have access to produce these shows at no cost. I hope you let us in on your secrets.

    Collector and Researcher of Liberty Head Nickels. ANA LM-6053
  • PhillyJoePhillyJoe Posts: 2,633 ✭✭✭

    I’ll admit I watched the 5 oz of shipwreck gold dust in a pcgs slab last night until I saw the $19,995 price tag.

    The Philadelphia Mint: making coins since 1792. We make money by making money. Now in our 225th year thanks to no competition. image
  • cameonut2011cameonut2011 Posts: 7,900 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @davids5104 said:
    i will say, he recently overpaid on one of my coins via the bay

    Until you see it upgrade to a top pop slab or near top pop slab...

  • cameonut2011cameonut2011 Posts: 7,900 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 10, 2021 12:27PM

    @lkeigwin said:
    Typo? I think you mean one payment of $550. Still a bit high.
    Lance.

    But did it sticker? >:)

  • cameonut2011cameonut2011 Posts: 7,900 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    Let me be very clear.... I am NOT the Rick of Rick's U.S. Coins.... :D;) Cheers, RickO

    Of course not. Rick (Tomaska) is a toner guy.

    Believe me there is this garnish MS68 FBL Franklin with a finger print on it that even made me want to vomit (and I like toned coins generally). :D

  • davids5104davids5104 Posts: 796 ✭✭✭✭

    Here is what he got from me... 66+ CAC


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  • ambro51ambro51 Posts: 13,440 ✭✭✭✭✭

    He’s promoting coin collecting.

  • CryptoCrypto Posts: 1,472 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PhillyJoe said:
    I’ll admit I watched the 5 oz of shipwreck gold dust in a pcgs slab last night until I saw the $19,995 price tag.

    But it was 5 ounces of sunken treasure gold dust from the California gold rush. I am not saying it is x2 premium but what a hunk of gold IMHO

  • SeattleSlammerSeattleSlammer Posts: 9,423 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 10, 2021 10:48PM

    @Crypto said:
    his Buyers end up with legitimate if not slightly generic collectibles which are by their nature luxuries which by their nature have a spectrum of values that vary by venue.

    That’s a lot of acrobatics to justify exorbitant overcharging. Surely anyone that buys this particular $5 coin will feel badly manipulated should he/she go to sell and learns the truth.

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 25,238 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 10, 2021 10:51PM

    @MsMorrisine said:
    this is Rick Tomaska btw

    I'm surprised the infomercials haven't been endlessly talked about by now.

    since it is RT, I'm just going to leave my opinion of these infomercials out

    I've seen a number of his commercials.

    He has a lot of PCGS coins.

  • ShaunBC5ShaunBC5 Posts: 714 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks, @airplanenut. Love me some Mitch (RIP), and frankly, I love the Franklin Half book I have by Rick.
    I think my wife got it for one easy payment that was pretty reasonable :smiley:

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 25,238 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 11, 2021 12:13AM

    There are numerous threads on Rick on the forums, including the following:

    Here's a post from the first thread that mentions Rick's prices are "full retail". From the posts above, are the prices full retail, or 2x retail? What's the definition of retail? In the example in the OP, is retail closer to the price in the ad, half the price, or are both prices retail?

  • CryptoCrypto Posts: 1,472 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @SeattleSlammer said:

    @Crypto said:
    his Buyers end up with legitimate if not slightly generic collectibles which are by their nature luxuries which by their nature have a spectrum of values that vary by venue.

    That’s a lot of acrobatics to justify exorbitant overcharging. Surely anyone that buys this particular $5 coin will feel badly manipulated should he/she go to sell and learns the truth.

    logic does not equal acrobatics and retail is over charging for a coin with a 5$ face value. I am not saying a seasoned collector can't go to a wholesale auction and get it cheaper, I am just saying you shouldn't expect wholesale on TV. I doubt he could offer them much cheaper and pay his producer and make it worth his time. You ever order a 10$ drink at a bar? I know where you can get it cheaper

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 25,238 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 11, 2021 6:52AM

    @Dave99B said:
    PCGS MS 63 1899 $5 gold pieces. Two easy payments of just $550. Supplies are very limited!

    Dave

    Wait a minute! Is that coin the rare 1899 "P" mintmark coin? I just looked it up on the PCGS Price Guide and there is no "1899-P" coin! :o

    According to the guides, the 1899 is $765 in PCGS MS63 and $625 in NGC MS63.

  • OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 1,471 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Crypto said:

    logic does not equal acrobatics and retail is over charging for a coin with a 5$ face value. I am not saying a seasoned collector can't go to a wholesale auction and get it cheaper, I am just saying you shouldn't expect wholesale on TV. I doubt he could offer them much cheaper and pay his producer and make it worth his time. You ever order a 10$ drink at a bar? I know where you can get it cheaper

    True, but Most people going into high overhead establishments understand they will be paying a premium. Are you saying that people who buy coins from TV are also are making a conscience choice to pay a high premium for the convenience?

    I don't know about you, but I never heard anybody say the $12 beer at a football game was a once in a lifetime buy, or were comparing the value to a $15 beer at another stadium.

    You could use the same argument to justify the methods used by some Telemarketers and Used car salesman. Just people trying to sell a product, cover their overhead, and make a profit, right? There's a reason why those professions have entrenched stereotypes in our society.

    You can keep sharing your logic to justify these business models, but I don't think you're going to convince many people that this is just some guy trying to earn out a living in a high overhead market.

    Member of the ANA since 1982
  • SanctionIISanctionII Posts: 9,653 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looking at the screen shot of the television shows that an NGC coin graded MS 63 is being offered for sale, while the picture shows a coin in a PCGS slab

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 25,238 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @SanctionII said:
    Looking at the screen shot of the television shows that an NGC coin graded MS 63 is being offered for sale, while the picture shows a coin in a PCGS slab

    It says "NGC/PCGS MS63" which indicates to me that they are interchangeable and you can get either one.

  • silverpopsilverpop Posts: 5,292 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll pass

    the old saying, if it looks too good to be true it is comes to mind

  • SanctionIISanctionII Posts: 9,653 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Zoins.

    You are correct. I only saw NGC and co.pletely missed the PCGS right next to the NGC.
    :(

  • SeattleSlammerSeattleSlammer Posts: 9,423 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Crypto said:

    @SeattleSlammer said:

    @Crypto said:
    his Buyers end up with legitimate if not slightly generic collectibles which are by their nature luxuries which by their nature have a spectrum of values that vary by venue.

    That’s a lot of acrobatics to justify exorbitant overcharging. Surely anyone that buys this particular $5 coin will feel badly manipulated should he/she go to sell and learns the truth.

    logic does not equal acrobatics and retail is over charging for a coin with a 5$ face value. I am not saying a seasoned collector can't go to a wholesale auction and get it cheaper, I am just saying you shouldn't expect wholesale on TV. I doubt he could offer them much cheaper and pay his producer and make it worth his time. You ever order a 10$ drink at a bar? I know where you can get it cheaper

    The difference is he’s presenting the coin’s horrendously inflated price as a real deal for his viewers. Indeed he goes to great lengths to present it as a super buy. I see it as especially egregious given his real bonafides within numismatics. There really isn’t any defending it .... but I still appreciate your efforts to play devil’s advocate, because I like doing the same in many cases. 🤓

  • CryptoCrypto Posts: 1,472 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Oldhoopster said:

    @Crypto said:

    logic does not equal acrobatics and retail is over charging for a coin with a 5$ face value. I am not saying a seasoned collector can't go to a wholesale auction and get it cheaper, I am just saying you shouldn't expect wholesale on TV. I doubt he could offer them much cheaper and pay his producer and make it worth his time. You ever order a 10$ drink at a bar? I know where you can get it cheaper

    True, but Most people going into high overhead establishments understand they will be paying a premium. Are you saying that people who buy coins from TV are also are making a conscience choice to pay a high premium for the convenience?

    I don't know about you, but I never heard anybody say the $12 beer at a football game was a once in a lifetime buy, or were comparing the value to a $15 beer at another stadium.

    You could use the same argument to justify the methods used by some Telemarketers and Used car salesman. Just people trying to sell a product, cover their overhead, and make a profit, right? There's a reason why those professions have entrenched stereotypes in our society.

    You can keep sharing your logic to justify these business models, but I don't think you're going to convince many people that this is just some guy trying to earn out a living in a high overhead market.

    Your examples prove my point. To use your thread I have never seen someone demand to be able to sell their 12$ beer back to a different vendor (for as much if not more then they paid for it) as a condition to judge the morality of the guy walking the seating sections selling beer. Tell you what, arguing with the guy that you could get it cheaper else where wont get you far either. Our thoughts on his prices are not relevant

    And yes if you buy something off of TV, you are paying for the convenience. If i had a family member buying coins off of the TV I would hope they would buy from Ricks specials. Better than the "platinum" plated state quarter set my Aunt got me one year.

  • CryptoCrypto Posts: 1,472 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @SeattleSlammer said:

    @Crypto said:

    @SeattleSlammer said:

    @Crypto said:
    his Buyers end up with legitimate if not slightly generic collectibles which are by their nature luxuries which by their nature have a spectrum of values that vary by venue.

    That’s a lot of acrobatics to justify exorbitant overcharging. Surely anyone that buys this particular $5 coin will feel badly manipulated should he/she go to sell and learns the truth.

    logic does not equal acrobatics and retail is over charging for a coin with a 5$ face value. I am not saying a seasoned collector can't go to a wholesale auction and get it cheaper, I am just saying you shouldn't expect wholesale on TV. I doubt he could offer them much cheaper and pay his producer and make it worth his time. You ever order a 10$ drink at a bar? I know where you can get it cheaper

    The difference is he’s presenting the coin’s horrendously inflated price as a real deal for his viewers. Indeed he goes to great lengths to present it as a super buy. I see it as especially egregious given his real bonafides within numismatics. There really isn’t any defending it .... but I still appreciate your efforts to play devil’s advocate, because I like doing the same in many cases. 🤓

    You mean sales people are full of poop??? Crazy talk. At least he is selling grade B-A stuff.

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 17,014 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sheet is 600, he's a bit high :D

  • OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 1,471 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Crypto said:

    @Oldhoopster said:

    @Crypto said:

    logic does not equal acrobatics and retail is over charging for a coin with a 5$ face value. I am not saying a seasoned collector can't go to a wholesale auction and get it cheaper, I am just saying you shouldn't expect wholesale on TV. I doubt he could offer them much cheaper and pay his producer and make it worth his time. You ever order a 10$ drink at a bar? I know where you can get it cheaper

    True, but Most people going into high overhead establishments understand they will be paying a premium. Are you saying that people who buy coins from TV are also are making a conscience choice to pay a high premium for the convenience?

    I don't know about you, but I never heard anybody say the $12 beer at a football game was a once in a lifetime buy, or were comparing the value to a $15 beer at another stadium.

    You could use the same argument to justify the methods used by some Telemarketers and Used car salesman. Just people trying to sell a product, cover their overhead, and make a profit, right? There's a reason why those professions have entrenched stereotypes in our society.

    You can keep sharing your logic to justify these business models, but I don't think you're going to convince many people that this is just some guy trying to earn out a living in a high overhead market.

    Your examples prove my point. To use your thread I have never seen someone demand to be able to sell their 12$ beer back to a different vendor (for as much if not more then they paid for it) as a condition to judge the morality of the guy walking the seating sections selling beer. Tell you what, arguing with the guy that you could get it cheaper else where wont get you far either. Our thoughts on his prices are not relevant

    And yes if you buy something off of TV, you are paying for the convenience. If i had a family member buying coins off of the TV I would hope they would buy from Ricks specials. Better than the "platinum" plated state quarter set my Aunt got me one year.

    You missed (or chose to ignore) the point I made regarding the purchase decision. The majority of people buying expensive drinks (or meals, or fashion) know they are paying a high mark up for the convenience and luxury. Are you trying to say that the majority of people buying numismatic items on TV know they can purchase elsewhere for significantly less? Sorry to repeat the same question, but you seemed to have missed it in the previous post

    Technically you were correct in pointing out that Mr Tomaska needs to recover the high cost associated with his business model and I don't think many here disagree with that point. My concern is his selling methods (great buy, opportunity of a lifetime, don't miss out) is geared towards neophyte collectors, who may not know they are paying a significant premium for "convenience". Do you feel that the selling methods he uses are justified?

    Member of the ANA since 1982
  • ElcontadorElcontador Posts: 6,800 ✭✭✭✭

    If it's advertised on television, you shouldn't buy it. Period.

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  • Dave99BDave99B Posts: 7,055 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 11, 2021 1:01PM

    There is a good reason I pay $11.25 for a can of semi-warm Budweiser at Seahawk games.

    I have a choice of one (1) seller, and he sets the price. I'm well aware I'm being hosed, yet I partake anyway.

    It's not clear to me that TV viewers understand they are suffering the same fate. :D

    Dave

    Always looking for original, better date VF20-VF35 Barber quarters and halves, and a quality beer.
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