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AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,346 ✭✭✭✭✭

I think this ebay seller is polishing each and every coin he has up..............tell me I'm wrong.
bob :(
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_ssn=morgandealer&store_name=morgandealer&_dmd=2&_oac=1&_trksid=p2047675.m3561.l2562

Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), [email protected]

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  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,346 ✭✭✭✭✭

    example:

    Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), [email protected]
  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,008 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The toning and that melts me your onto something. I hope I'm wrong

  • shorecollshorecoll Posts: 5,445 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Many old school dealers did that pre 90's. Ugh!

    ANA-LM, NBS, EAC
  • LogPotatoLogPotato Posts: 2,172 ✭✭✭✭

    I had the same reaction the first time I noticed their coins. :(

  • MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @shorecoll said:
    Many old school dealers did that pre 90's. Ugh!

    Must be a regional thing. I don't remember any dealers where I lived whose inventory looked like that.

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,476 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Every single piece on the first page has a buffed or whizzed appearance... I stopped when I got to this one. I just couldn't take it anymore... :-/

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/194971960708?hash=item2d653c0584:g:jP8AAOSwjdliVGH~

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  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,001 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Many of the coins look like whey have been messed with and ALL of the photos are photoshopped.
    Sellers negative & neutral feedback tell the story.

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,074 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @AUandAG said:
    I think this ebay seller is polishing each and every coin he has up..............tell me I'm wrong.
    bob :(
    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_ssn=morgandealer&store_name=morgandealer&_dmd=2&_oac=1&_trksid=p2047675.m3561.l2562

    You might be wrong - maybe he's buying them that way.

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

  • Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well the seller certainly knows natural toning and has a keen eye 👁 for premium pieces 😉🙀🦫

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,346 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:

    @AUandAG said:
    I think this ebay seller is polishing each and every coin he has up..............tell me I'm wrong.
    bob :(
    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_ssn=morgandealer&store_name=morgandealer&_dmd=2&_oac=1&_trksid=p2047675.m3561.l2562

    You might be wrong - maybe he's buying them that way.

    No, not wrong. I've messaged him and he's not responded. I've watched his auctions for over 6 months now. I have waited to post here because I though he's listen to reason but alas I am wrong again.
    bob :)

    Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), [email protected]
  • ajaanajaan Posts: 16,932 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm just amazed at prices the coins are bringing.


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    Don
  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 3,974 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 11, 2022 12:24PM

    It looks like he’s “smoothing” the image to the max and layering the portrait back on that’s more in focus and is trying to mimic “cartwheel” on the blurred smoothed out fields with the lighting. It might fool a newbie, but will instantly turn off anyone who has ever taken any kind of coin photo. And the coins underneath the photo manipulations all look harshly cleaned, except the sulphured walking Liberty halves and others which look to be cleaned harshly and then ATd

    Mr_Spud

  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 3,974 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here’s a quick attempt at producing that polished look by Cranking “noise reduction” to the max in the picture editor in my iPad

    Mr_Spud

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,388 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very interesting, thanks for sharing this problem. Peace Roy

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  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,173 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've noticed their garbage showing up in some of my saved searches lately.
    They are altering their images, highly unethical and IMO they should be removed from eBay. Dealers and collectors alike should be outraged by this practice.
    Take a look at their feedback.

    Collector, occasional seller

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,345 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 11, 2022 5:51PM

    @AUandAG said:

    @MFeld said:

    @AUandAG said:
    I think this ebay seller is polishing each and every coin he has up..............tell me I'm wrong.
    bob :(
    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_ssn=morgandealer&store_name=morgandealer&_dmd=2&_oac=1&_trksid=p2047675.m3561.l2562

    You might be wrong - maybe he's buying them that way.

    No, not wrong. I've messaged him and he's not responded. I've watched his auctions for over 6 months now. I have waited to post here because I though he's listen to reason but alas I am wrong again.
    bob :)

    I'm not sure how watching him for a month proves he's not buying them that way. With a couple phone calls, I'm sure I could come up with 1000 polished culls. I don't have to polish them myself.

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,074 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @AUandAG said:

    @MFeld said:

    @AUandAG said:
    I think this ebay seller is polishing each and every coin he has up..............tell me I'm wrong.
    bob :(
    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_ssn=morgandealer&store_name=morgandealer&_dmd=2&_oac=1&_trksid=p2047675.m3561.l2562

    You might be wrong - maybe he's buying them that way.

    No, not wrong. I've messaged him and he's not responded. I've watched his auctions for over 6 months now. I have waited to post here because I though he's listen to reason but alas I am wrong again.
    bob :)

    I'm not sure how watching him for a month proves he's not buying them that way. With a couple phone calls, I'm sure I could find up with 1000 polished culls. I don't have to polish them myself.

    Agreed and the fact that the seller didn’t respond doesn’t say anything about whether he’s buying his coins that way, either.

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

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just based on the pictures, I would immediately move on (just two or three pictures are enough). Whether purchased that way, photo manipulated, or polished by the seller... I would not even consider those coins. Cheers, RickO

  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,120 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Reminds me of some of the stuff I have seen at the local flea market.
    Wayne

    Kennedys are my quest...

  • silverpopsilverpop Posts: 6,559 ✭✭✭✭✭

    well just another way to part fools with their cash

  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,346 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 12, 2022 8:38AM

    I went back through my messages sent to see what I said to him back in February. Should I have worded it differently? If I had gotten this message I sure would have responded.

    bob

    New message to: morgandealer
    Please refrain from further wizzing of your coins up for sale. I know they are just silver but there is no need to damage them.

    Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), [email protected]
  • ElKevvoElKevvo Posts: 3,983 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 12, 2022 8:57AM

    Between polishing / whizzing the coins plus layering a filter / overlay or ?? on the photos as all of the 'luster' in the photos is basically the same plus I don't think the seller can grade well (MS++++ with dings in it?) I would not even consider these. But...I know a guy who buys coins like this. I have chatted with him about his coins and he is correct when he says 'Grading is only an opinion' and I suppose if he is happy then goal achieved I guess,. He does have a nice shiny collection that is sure to impress folks who don't know what they are looking at.

    K

    ANA LM
  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,074 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @AUandAG said:
    I went back through my messages sent to see what I said to him back in February. Should I have worded it differently? If I had gotten this message I sure would have responded.

    bob

    New message to: morgandealer
    Please refrain from further wizzing of your coins up for sale. I know they are just silver but there is no need to damage them.

    I believe that many people would choose NOT to reply to such a message.

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

  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,395 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @AUandAG said:
    I went back through my messages sent to see what I said to him back in February. Should I have worded it differently? If I had gotten this message I sure would have responded.

    bob

    New message to: morgandealer
    Please refrain from further wizzing of your coins up for sale. I know they are just silver but there is no need to damage them.

    I would say that your message told the seller that you are not the type of buyer he is seeking, thus no need to reply.

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  • MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @AUandAG said:
    I went back through my messages sent to see what I said to him back in February. Should I have worded it differently? If I had gotten this message I sure would have responded.

    bob

    New message to: morgandealer
    Please refrain from further wizzing of your coins up for sale. I know they are just silver but there is no need to damage them.

    I'm not in favor of whizzing coins but they're his, and it's up to him to decide what to do with them. I noted that his eBay listings say that his coins may be cleaned or artificially toned and he has received negative feedback from buyers complaining that the coins they bought were cleaned or artificially toned. Plenty of "fail" to go around here.

  • shorecollshorecoll Posts: 5,445 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I had a wealthy uncle who used to buy this junk, I brought some of my nice original toned and slabbed halves and he hated them. He told me he didn't care, he liked them and was only spending $1000/month on them. While he was alive, he probably spiked EZest sales in our area by 25%.

    ANA-LM, NBS, EAC
  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 44,838 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That seller knows exactly what he is doing. He is catering to the non-collectors and the new collectors who don't understand that tarnish and originality is a good characteristic for coins. These are the same collectors who would find an old coin and scrub it until it's bright and shiny. Most people aren't experienced collectors and they prefer coins that are bright and shiny rather than dirty and crusty.

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  • amwldcoinamwldcoin Posts: 11,269 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don’t know about his other stuff. But every Barber Buba Sully lists looks freshly dipped to me and they are all AG-VG. :s

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