More eBay "joy"
I put "eBay" in the title so as not to waste the valuable time of board members who feel eBay is not relevant to the coin market, or at least the market that interests them.
I sell mostly common numismatic items and silver, gold, and platinum bullion coins.
My last auction ended Sunday, 11/6. I was dismayed to see a 0 (zero) feedback eBayer win an auction for a one ounce gold Krugerrand with a last minute bid.
I was even more unhappy when the next morning I received the following message:
"New message from: ayinder* (0)
Sorry for the delay of the payment.Email me some recent pictures of the item for proper viewing on (email@example.com) because most sellers do post stolen items in order to extort money from buyers and I wouldn't like to be a victim of that. Just for reassurance purposes before making payment.
Get to know ayinder
• Located: Atlanta, GA, United States
• Member since: Nov 06, 2022"
I substituted asterisks for part of the name for privacy considerations, however undeserved. I was unable to follow this person's reasoning, if any.
I knew I had an idiot or scammer "buyer", but I took and sent a few pictures.
After a series of similar bizarre communications from this person, in which he tried to convince me he had paid for the coin, I copied them and reported the incident to eBay, which cancelled both the sale and the person's account. I did not lose anything except time and effort, plus a small amount of faith in Humanity.
Selling on eBay can be such a joy.