Two of the most deceptive sellers on ebay with their coin images...
Many of you already know of the infamous Morgan Dealer https://www.ebay.com/str/morgandealer and their liberal application of guassian blur in Photoshop meant to deceive the uninitiated...
So I decided to make a little purchase (only about $20 to test my hunch) from Great Southern Coin https://www.ebay.com/str/greatsoutherncoin even though my gut told me that their images are a bit deceptive...ummmm yeah, just a bit lol!!
Not only are they massively over saturating and darkening for even more pretend colors...but they are also deliberately darkening/manipulating specific areas of the image to straight up hide damage. They also deliberately post images that are lower resolution so that they can't be blown up to check for non-obvious things...I know, I was a willing victim. But that absolutely doesn't make the purposful deception part ok.
Having been a Photoshop certified expert since the early 90's their EXTREME image manipulation is truly not appreciated lol. On top of that, my ebay account is literally almost from day one and I jump on opportunities to protect the ebay community and buyers. I've only called ebay a few times over the years and they definitely took me seriously...I'll be calling ebay once again tomorrow to make sure they understand the level of intentional deception happening.
Guess which images are my snapshots when the coin arrived and which were their original listing photos lol!
Check out that serious crater on the top of the obverse that they entirely hid in their manipulated images...
Thanks everyone...just needed to vent a bit right now
Anyone else run into any other ebay sellers who are at such incredibly high sales volumes but are clearly intentionally deceiving buyers?! Great Southern Coins has almost 600,000 sales and MorganDealer has almost 300,000 sales.
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