Mint and proof sets, buying and selling
A local long term collector of US mint sets called me up wanting me to come over to look at his collection and maybe buy it. So I went over the Greysheet pricing of his coins. I bought a folder of low grade Peace dollars, a few Morgans that were in a tin. He also had an Ike set in a Dansco holder. Most all the raw classic coins were low grade. Then when leaving he asked me to take a box of some of his proof sets and mint sets to sell for him. It took a long time to list them, and I did that in groups priced at wholesale. I've sold around a half of the group in a week. A long time dealer said the way I priced them with shipping profit was just too low to justify selling them on ebay. I know for many dealers these are the bane of their buying and selling, too bulky and minimal profits. I know there are buyers who will pay upwards of 80-90% of Greysheet. Is that the best way to go?