I can't grade coins and now I'm not making any DE sales on E-Bay
I always give the facts on our online sales. Over the past two years sales boomed at one point leaving us under inventoried. At a point in time we bought too much and felt we had too much We only sell DE's and only on E-bay.
Maybe, we sell 50 coins/yr and prob buy 50 as well (all slabbed). WE are the pimple on the elephant (that big? YES).
WE haven't sold a coin online since mid May which has been unusual over the past 2 years.
We have sold 5 coins in June directly to customers so we believe buyers need a bit of a discount to play.
My anecdotal thinking over 1 small sample of time...
Impulse buying is down as the markets/ have shaken some confidence. Gold is flat for the year so price isn't pushing any into immediate action?
I post, mainly in order to determine if our pricing is off and to consider what inventory position is right for us, at the moment. WE don't appear at shows and thus receive little to no feedback on current trends. Everything we do is by the seat of our pants. Thus, I use anecdotal info to keep from losing my shirt.