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I sold a PCI coin on eBay

MS66MS66 Posts: 200 ✭✭✭
edited January 3, 2023 9:02AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Auctions are risky. Naturally I obscured the grade, and explained in the listing text that this is required by eBay for non-approved TPGs.

Furious email: "You cross out grade in you coin! So you admitting that you cheating! Fake coin fake grade. I report to ebay! You should be ashame!"

I actually explained and then blocked him. What do you know, winner of the auction is another person from the same town. What are the odds?

Edit: I should have made this a poll, so people can guess what happens next.

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  • AlanSkiAlanSki Posts: 1,818 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Post an image of the coin. But you are correct. eBay doesn’t recognize PCI grades and as such, you must cross the grades off.

    As long as that is stated in the description you should be safe. Then again, eBay usually sides with the buyer regardless of their rules.

  • tincuptincup Posts: 4,761 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For my clarification.... I thought you could post an actual picture of the coin (in which the PCI grade shows)... but just could not make any mention of the grade in any description or title?

    ----- kj
  • LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MS66 said:



    :D

    one of those can't win for losing. lol

    the person that bought it returned it for improper description or disagreement for assigned grade?

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  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,734 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 3, 2023 10:30AM

    I'll bet the new bidder claims its fake and tries to get a refund while keeping the coin.

  • DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,532 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If allowed by the forum, perhaps you could share the winning bidders eBay handle, so that other sellers may block him and preemptively save themselves a future headache

  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Far less headaches just selling non eBay approved slabs on the BST here.

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  • jdillanejdillane Posts: 2,362 ✭✭✭

    Was it a green label PCI or gold label? The green labeled PCI's are generally fairly graded, imo.

  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MS66 if its a quarter in a green PCI holder I am looking for one.

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  • oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,889 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If I were to sell a pci holdered coin, I would crop it down to just show the coin.

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  • BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 3,155 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jdillane said:
    Was it a green label PCI or gold label? The green labeled PCI's are generally fairly graded, imo.

    Depend on which generation of PCI Green label - the originals, sure. The retro and the out-and-out fraudulent ones, not so much.

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  • airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 21,901 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don’t know if it would help since this could be a malicious buyer, but when selling coins like this I often add something to the effect of “due to eBay policy this coin is being sold as a raw, ungraded coin.”

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  • metalmeistermetalmeister Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've cracked out old green PCI holders and got upgrades from the big three.

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  • messydeskmessydesk Posts: 19,680 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @airplanenut said:
    I don’t know if it would help since this could be a malicious buyer, but when selling coins like this I often add something to the effect of “due to eBay policy this coin is being sold as a raw, ungraded coin.”

    Full disclosure is no match for an illiterate buyer.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sounds like trouble brewing... I would cancel the sale and save the potential issues. From your description it is the same person (or his buddy) and will try some sort of scam if you ship the coin. Cheers, RickO

  • airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 21,901 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @messydesk said:

    @airplanenut said:
    I don’t know if it would help since this could be a malicious buyer, but when selling coins like this I often add something to the effect of “due to eBay policy this coin is being sold as a raw, ungraded coin.”

    Full disclosure is no match for an illiterate buyer.

    Oh, I know. That said, I've had stupid claims quashed before because I was able to point out to an eBay rep that I wrote something or showed it in a photo. I strive to make my listings accurate, but I also do some CYA.

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  • FranklinHalfAddictFranklinHalfAddict Posts: 651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As at least one other member has stated, I would cancel the sale and block the winning bidder.
    Too much of a coincidence that the winner is in the same town as the author of that bizarre message.
    According to Google, there are more than 108,000 towns and cities in the United States…

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,816 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hmmm... sounds a bit sketchy to me... especially if it's smaller town. The odds of two ebay bidders on the same coin coming from the same place after one of them contacted you about the coin for sale?? Yeah... I'd go run and play the lottery...

    Let us k ow what you decide and how the transaction plays out...

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  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,612 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 4, 2023 6:01PM

    Haven’t had any PCI for a long time. I would think all that stuff gone by now. Best of luck with your situation. Just execute the return once received back / they will hold your funds on it until he’s refunded.

    eBay accepts Anacs, ICG, PCGS, NGC.

    As far as that guy in same town strange low probability stuff happens. I have it had it happen to me. Once made leomonade out of a lemon experience.

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  • logger7logger7 Posts: 8,069 ✭✭✭✭✭

    On the rare occasion that I have a Segs or PCI graded coin I will have a picture of the holder as one of the last ones so that buyers can make up their own minds and use if for reference. Sell the coin as an AU or BU or whatever. Only "woke" and misled people will report coins like this where all the information is out there and people can return it if they don't like it.

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