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Have you ever bought a coin from this seller? For sale a monster slabbed 1915 buffalo nickel but ?

BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,706 ✭✭✭✭✭

Have you ever bought a coin on ebay from APMEX ?. For sale a monster slabbed 1915 buffalo nickel
that is graded MS65 by NGC and looks to be better. This would be a nice pickup for any buffalo collector.
But wait! First there are no returns and if you read the fine print you will read

Photos in this listing may or may not be stock photos.
The photos are meant to be an indication of the product you will receive.

So what they are saying here is just send us $524.05 and we will send you an ngc slabbed ms65 piece
Since the asking price is a whoping 524.00 then you might think you will probably bet the coin pictured
but no gaurantee. Would you take a flyer and buy this piece or pass?



Collector of Buffalo Nickels and other 20th century United States Coinage
a.k.a "The BUFFINATOR"

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    P0CKETCHANGEP0CKETCHANGE Posts: 2,284 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If it was a coin I really wanted, I would call APMEX directly and discuss it with them.

    Nothing is as expensive as free money.

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    TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    punt, just for their stupidity and being obnoxious.

    Frank

    BHNC #203

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    liefgoldliefgold Posts: 1,659 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @P0CKETCHANGE said:
    If it was a coin I really wanted, I would call APMEX directly and discuss it with them.

    Yes, I have done this with them. Ask them if the coin pictured is the coin you will receive. They also sell coins from other dealers' inventory so check around for the coin listed elsewhere. Also, they will normally sell for less than the ebay price if you go direct.

    liefgold
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    1Bufffan1Bufffan Posts: 626 ✭✭✭

    A lot of times you also read on their description that this is one of Three available pieces, so you don't know what you are going to get, yes it maybe a ms 65 coin that looks like crap!!

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    Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,650 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Apmex. Everything I have ever purchased has been really nice. 6 or so purchases. They have actually been some of the best quality coins I’ve received. Nice folks easy to deal with and they do have a return policy.

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

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    johnny010johnny010 Posts: 1,109 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jzyskowski1 said:
    Apmex. Everything I have ever purchased has been really nice. 6 or so purchases. They have actually been some of the best quality coins I’ve received. Nice folks easy to deal with and they do have a return policy.

    Good experience for me as well. One purchase.

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    vplite99vplite99 Posts: 1,191 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was satisfied with my 2 gold purchases from Apmex.

    Vplite99
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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,432 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @johnny010 said:

    @Jzyskowski1 said:
    Apmex. Everything I have ever purchased has been really nice. 6 or so purchases. They have actually been some of the best quality coins I’ve received. Nice folks easy to deal with and they do have a return policy.

    Good experience for me as well. One purchase.

    Same here.

    Pete

    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
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    AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,576 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), bobinvegas1989@yahoo.com
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    Che_GrapesChe_Grapes Posts: 1,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Bullion only from dealers like apmex or providentmetals or kitco - buy the numismatic stuff from real dealers - just my opinion

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    Type2Type2 Posts: 13,985 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well if I’m selling something I post a pic of what I’m selling and just like the BST or even post here on the board what is the 1st thing we ask where is the pic. I don’t do business like that and expect others to do the same. If that is the case of having multiple’s then take all the pic and I’ll pick the one I like. Reminds me of a pool guy that came over to give me a estimate on a pool he sat down opened his book looked at me and the wife and said you know I’ll put together a pool for you and you’ll like it sign right here. I told him there’s the door thank you for coming. Crazy that some will say that is okay wow.



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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,910 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There have been threads about them here before ... sometimes you get the coin pictured, other times not. They have a commodity mentality being mostly a bullion dealer and don't feel the need to spend much time on a $500 sale.

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    crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,872 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I for one do not deal with sellers that have stock photos. Every time you will get something not even close to what they show. If in doubt I would contact the seller and ask them if the coin in their listing will be the coin I receive.
    Great looking Buff by the way👍

    The bitterness of "Poor Quality" is remembered long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.
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    Type2Type2 Posts: 13,985 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For some $500 is there coin budget for the year. But I’ll just buy bullion from them can’t mess up that.



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    WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,387 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If I want a coin that states "stock photo", I will call them direct to ensure that I get the coin I want.
    They can email me a photo of the coin.
    If they don't, I won't buy it.
    Wayne

    Kennedys are my quest...

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    WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 9,027 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 29, 2022 12:20PM

    @crazyhounddog said:
    I for one do not deal with sellers that have stock photos. Every time you will get something not even close to what they show. If in doubt I would contact the seller and ask them if the coin in their listing will be the coin I receive.
    Great looking Buff by the way👍

    I agree. I saw a coin that they had on eBay that I really liked, so I DM'ed them and asked them, if I would receive the same coin. They never answered my question. They only told me what I already knew that "they use 'stock photos' and I may not receive the identical coin." Their evasiveness turned me off, so I didn't buy it. Maybe I'd have gotten further with a phone call? Don't know, as I didn't pursue it any further...

    “I may not believe in myself but I believe in what I’m doing” ~Jimmy Page~

    My Full Walker Registry Set (1916-1947)

    https://www.ngccoin.com/registry/competitive-sets/16292/

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,456 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I immediately pass on any stock photo coins and do not go back to that dealer. Not a question in my mind that dealer's with stock photos send the worst coin first and so on. Just my opinion.
    Jim


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,910 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jesbroken said:
    I immediately pass on any stock photo coins and do not go back to that dealer. Not a question in my mind that dealer's with stock photos send the worst coin first and so on. Just my opinion.
    Jim

    I am going to start that policy. I got a 1981-S proof group of all type 2 mintmarks that arrived yesterday. Only the quarter is type 2. :(

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,201 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’m not seeing anything remotely close to a “monster”. But either way, I certainly wouldn’t assume that the pictured coin is the one that a buyer would receive.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

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    MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,261 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BUFFNIXX said:

    But wait! First there are no returns and if you read the fine print you will read...

    To be fair, that "fine print" is highlighted with a red font and is part of the item description.

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    Type2Type2 Posts: 13,985 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Like this. Not saying they will do this but why take a chance with stock photos or adds that say nice collator coins almost new. I found out the hard way with some Indians back in the day they where all wizzed.

    It’s like that with everything just stay sharp.



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    jedmjedm Posts: 2,960 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Almost never do any business with "stock photo" sellers. Exception would be bullion type stuff.

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