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What's the Deal With This eBay Seller?

giorgio11giorgio11 Posts: 3,818 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 20, 2022 7:34AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Very odd listings ... "No bids allowed"; "bids will be removed" and yet clearly set up for bids. Some nice coins listed ... SVDBs and even a 1914-D Lincoln, both 65RD PCGS. Anyone have any experience dealing with this company?

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  • silverpopsilverpop Posts: 6,597 ✭✭✭✭✭

    no bids, just buy it outright at that price is what i gathered this seller is saying

  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,831 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The price is right.

  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,454 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PerryHall said:
    Is he using eBay for free advertising in an attempt to sell outside of eBay?

    I think it's a scam. Seen the exact same format with a couple other sellers based in the UK with jewelry and watches. Photos are stolen from other sellers.

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  • DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,234 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nothing scammy about taking transactions off eBay but this guy crosses a few red lines in terms of ethical considerations.

    Professional Numismatist. "It's like God, Family, Country, except Sticker, Plastic, Coin."

  • burfle23burfle23 Posts: 2,189 ✭✭✭✭✭

    2 accounts doing the same thing; both reported.

  • 1madman1madman Posts: 1,287 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Stolen/hacked ebay accounts. This has been happening for a few weeks with many different seller accounts

  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,835 ✭✭✭✭✭

    down in the description it posts their price .... I doubt you would see anything but your money go away

  • MonsterCoinzMonsterCoinz Posts: 1,509 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I report these every time they get cancelled/relisted but eBay hasn't done anything to the account.

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  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 32,193 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They have monster boxes listed below melt

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  • giorgio11giorgio11 Posts: 3,818 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MsMorrisine said:
    They have monster boxes listed below melt

    What Could Go Wrong? :o

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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,482 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Isn't that against ebay policy to do that?

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @johnny9434 said:
    Isn't that against ebay policy to do that?

    Absolutely, but they are still up somehow

    Collector, occasional seller

  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,341 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Many many offerings are now showing up using this format.
    When will eBay act?
    Wayne

    Kennedys are my quest...

  • grote15grote15 Posts: 29,510 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 20, 2022 5:40PM

    It's a scam. The seller has none of these items in stock. All the images are stolen. This has been going on for a while now. The listings get deleted, then pop up again.



    Collecting 1970s Topps baseball wax, rack and cello packs, as well as PCGS graded Half Cents, Large Cents, Two Cent pieces and Three Cent Silver pieces.
  • grote15grote15 Posts: 29,510 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DelawareDoons said:
    Nothing scammy about taking transactions off eBay but this guy crosses a few red lines in terms of ethical considerations.

    It's a total scam. You wont get anything in return if you are foolish enough to send any money.



    Collecting 1970s Topps baseball wax, rack and cello packs, as well as PCGS graded Half Cents, Large Cents, Two Cent pieces and Three Cent Silver pieces.
  • jt88jt88 Posts: 2,830 ✭✭✭✭✭

    He wanted to do it off ebay.

  • DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,234 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @grote15 said:

    @DelawareDoons said:
    Nothing scammy about taking transactions off eBay but this guy crosses a few red lines in terms of ethical considerations.

    It's a total scam. You wont get anything in return if you are foolish enough to send any money.

    That is why I usually pay via goods and services...

    Professional Numismatist. "It's like God, Family, Country, except Sticker, Plastic, Coin."

  • daltexdaltex Posts: 3,486 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DelawareDoons said:
    Nothing scammy about taking transactions off eBay but this guy crosses a few red lines in terms of ethical considerations.

    Just a violation of the ToS you agreed to. . .

  • DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,234 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @daltex said:

    @DelawareDoons said:
    Nothing scammy about taking transactions off eBay but this guy crosses a few red lines in terms of ethical considerations.

    Just a violation of the ToS you agreed to. . .

    Cry me a river. eBay will get between $10,000-$20,000 in revenue from me this year barring unforeseen changes. They're doing fine off me.

    Professional Numismatist. "It's like God, Family, Country, except Sticker, Plastic, Coin."

  • commoncents05commoncents05 Posts: 10,078 ✭✭✭

    Other than being against eBay's TOS and the listings getting nuked pretty quickly, it is a pretty sophisticated scam. I emailed them about a coin they had listed, and they sent me what looked to be a "private listing" for the coin on eBay at the appropriate price. The email appeared to be from eBay, and clicking the link sent you to a page that looked like eBay, but the URL was slightly off. The transaction would have not been through eBay. I didn't click through to pay, so I don't know if they are looking to steal your credit card information, PayPal/eBay log in information, or just take your money and run.

    -Paul

    Many Quality coins for sale at http://www.CommonCentsRareCoins.com
  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @commoncents05 said:
    Other than being against eBay's TOS and the listings getting nuked pretty quickly, it is a pretty sophisticated scam. I emailed them about a coin they had listed, and they sent me what looked to be a "private listing" for the coin on eBay at the appropriate price. The email appeared to be from eBay, and clicking the link sent you to a page that looked like eBay, but the URL was slightly off. The transaction would have not been through eBay. I didn't click through to pay, so I don't know if they are looking to steal your credit card information, PayPal/eBay log in information, or just take your money and run.

    -Paul

    This information would be useful for eBay customer service to close these accounts. Have you contacted them?

    Collector, occasional seller

  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,341 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As the saying goes "fools and their money are soon parted".
    Many are going to fall for this scam.
    I feel for them as this is not a greed scam to buy at a terrific price so you can sell it at a huge profit.
    This is a scam to offer you a coin at a BIN price.
    If you do, you lose.
    Wayne

    Kennedys are my quest...

  • giorgio11giorgio11 Posts: 3,818 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @commoncents05 said:
    Other than being against eBay's TOS and the listings getting nuked pretty quickly, it is a pretty sophisticated scam. I emailed them about a coin they had listed, and they sent me what looked to be a "private listing" for the coin on eBay at the appropriate price. The email appeared to be from eBay, and clicking the link sent you to a page that looked like eBay, but the URL was slightly off. The transaction would have not been through eBay. I didn't click through to pay, so I don't know if they are looking to steal your credit card information, PayPal/eBay log in information, or just take your money and run.

    -Paul

    Useful information. There is no way I would try to buy something from these folks, but still useful to anyone who might consider such a transaction.

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