Problem with dealer
This is a painful experience; I did a $7K plus transaction with a NY dealer around a year ago. I saw him at a coin show some months ago and bought several Morgan dollars. One I identified after the I examined it later in the day as an altered surfaces coin on the obverse. The matter at stake was not huge, less than $100. I emailed him, got no response. I sent the coin back and got an email late in the week from him acknowledging receipt of it more or less admitting the problem. Part of my shipping it back to him was that he would be alert to "altered surfaces" issues. He had my address for the refund, but what followed was an almost daily barrage of insults and queries on the issue, he really didn't want to seem to put the issue behind but opened up hostile invective which caused me to block his email, etc.. Because the dealer's increasingly hostile and intimidating communication before I blocked him was verging on harassment, I took the issue up with the state consumer affairs department. I wanted to get this dealer's abusive and hostile rhetoric on record. Since then he bought a coin on ebay and left a deranged negative which ebay quickly deleted as well as a gmail review on an account which I don't really used because I buy only from dealers which was quickly deleted. I had determined early on not to respond to his insults and attempt to provoke me. A couple weeks ago I contacted the local police said that it didn't really rise to "harassment" because I hadn't told him to stop contacting me which I later did. How would you deal with this dealer, I'm thinking of talking to a lawyer even if it costs a pretty penny, it might be worth the peace of mind.