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logger7logger7 Posts: 8,094 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited November 23, 2022 1:53PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I was talking to a high value ebay seller who got an ID verification demand from ebay (Driver's license) a month or so ago with a deadline in January. He figured there wouldn't be any issue if he delayed sending them images to when it was required.

Then he notices that none of his coins over a couple hundred dollars were selling any more on ebay. He figured they must have ghosted his listings over a few hundred bucks. He contacted them and they said nothing about limitations. Weeks later when he got around to sending them a copy of his DL miraculously he started selling his high value coins again. Has anyone else had something like that happen? I've also heard they change their algorithms from time to time and some people get more sales because of that.

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,056 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @logger7 said:
    I was talking to a high value ebay seller who got an ID verification demand from ebay (Driver's license) a month or so ago with a deadline in January. He figured there wouldn't be any issue if he delayed sending them images to when it was required.

    Then he notices that none of his coins over a couple hundred dollars were selling any more on ebay. He figured they must have ghosted his listings over a few hundred bucks. He contacted them and they said nothing about limitations. Weeks later when he got around to sending them a copy of his DL miraculously he started selling his high value coins again. Has anyone else had something like that happen? I've also heard they change their algorithms from time to time and some people get more sales because of that.

    He “started selling his high value coins again” or his high value coins were showing up/listed again?

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

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,788 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My few listings were ended because I have not yet provided whatever it is they asked for.

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    logger7logger7 Posts: 8,094 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:

    @logger7 said:
    I was talking to a high value ebay seller who got an ID verification demand from ebay (Driver's license) a month or so ago with a deadline in January. He figured there wouldn't be any issue if he delayed sending them images to when it was required.

    Then he notices that none of his coins over a couple hundred dollars were selling any more on ebay. He figured they must have ghosted his listings over a few hundred bucks. He contacted them and they said nothing about limitations. Weeks later when he got around to sending them a copy of his DL miraculously he started selling his high value coins again. Has anyone else had something like that happen? I've also heard they change their algorithms from time to time and some people get more sales because of that.

    He “started selling his high value coins again” or his high value coins were showing up/listed again?

    @MFeld said:

    @logger7 said:
    I was talking to a high value ebay seller who got an ID verification demand from ebay (Driver's license) a month or so ago with a deadline in January. He figured there wouldn't be any issue if he delayed sending them images to when it was required.

    Then he notices that none of his coins over a couple hundred dollars were selling any more on ebay. He figured they must have ghosted his listings over a few hundred bucks. He contacted them and they said nothing about limitations. Weeks later when he got around to sending them a copy of his DL miraculously he started selling his high value coins again. Has anyone else had something like that happen? I've also heard they change their algorithms from time to time and some people get more sales because of that.

    He “started selling his high value coins again” or his high value coins were showing up/listed again?

    He could see his high value coins, but no one was buying until he provided the front and back of his DL photos. Within 24-48 hours the buyers started buying those high value items. Personally I complied within a few days as they seemed persistent.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 32,001 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @logger7 said:

    @MFeld said:

    @logger7 said:
    I was talking to a high value ebay seller who got an ID verification demand from ebay (Driver's license) a month or so ago with a deadline in January. He figured there wouldn't be any issue if he delayed sending them images to when it was required.

    Then he notices that none of his coins over a couple hundred dollars were selling any more on ebay. He figured they must have ghosted his listings over a few hundred bucks. He contacted them and they said nothing about limitations. Weeks later when he got around to sending them a copy of his DL miraculously he started selling his high value coins again. Has anyone else had something like that happen? I've also heard they change their algorithms from time to time and some people get more sales because of that.

    He “started selling his high value coins again” or his high value coins were showing up/listed again?

    @MFeld said:

    @logger7 said:
    I was talking to a high value ebay seller who got an ID verification demand from ebay (Driver's license) a month or so ago with a deadline in January. He figured there wouldn't be any issue if he delayed sending them images to when it was required.

    Then he notices that none of his coins over a couple hundred dollars were selling any more on ebay. He figured they must have ghosted his listings over a few hundred bucks. He contacted them and they said nothing about limitations. Weeks later when he got around to sending them a copy of his DL miraculously he started selling his high value coins again. Has anyone else had something like that happen? I've also heard they change their algorithms from time to time and some people get more sales because of that.

    He “started selling his high value coins again” or his high value coins were showing up/listed again?

    He could see his high value coins, but no one was buying until he provided the front and back of his DL photos. Within 24-48 hours the buyers started buying those high value items. Personally I complied within a few days as they seemed persistent.

    Might be coincidence. I did it immediately on one account and waited on the other. I saw no difference in sales.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I had no idea identification is now required to sell on ebay..... Wow... must be for tax purposes. Years ago, you listed and sold... Cheers, RickO

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    DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,254 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Easy way to check and see if eBay is hiding your listings is to search for them in an incognito window where you aren't logged in.

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

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    logger7logger7 Posts: 8,094 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The weird thing is that this major ebay dealer said that they gave him until January to provide the ID then limited his ability to sell. He said he called ebay and though they denied it, it was clear that nothing over a certain amount, around $250 was selling; and then when he gave them the ID, within a day or two the got a lot of major sales, mainly gold.

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