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What is the dumbest thing you have ever heard a collector say?

BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,816 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 5, 2024 5:33PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Seems only fitting to add this thread to match the post regarding dealers.

I’d start with “I can’t afford X coin because of the buyers premium”

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  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,825 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Boosibri said:

    @Walkerfan said:
    I'm gonna apply for a HELOC, tomorrow at the bank, so I can afford this coin for my set. :p

    What’s wrong with that?

    Umm, not a good idea, as far as I'm concerned.

    If you want to do it; be my guest.

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  • BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,816 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Walkerfan said:

    @Boosibri said:

    @Walkerfan said:
    I'm gonna apply for a HELOC, tomorrow at the bank, so I can afford this coin for my set. :p

    What’s wrong with that?

    Umm, not a good idea, as far as I'm concerned.

    If you want to do it; be my guest.

    Joke

  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,825 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Boosibri said:

    @Walkerfan said:

    @Boosibri said:

    @Walkerfan said:
    I'm gonna apply for a HELOC, tomorrow at the bank, so I can afford this coin for my set. :p

    What’s wrong with that?

    Umm, not a good idea, as far as I'm concerned.

    If you want to do it; be my guest.

    Joke

    Oh man, you really got me!! :D

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    https://www.ngccoin.com/registry/competitive-sets/16292/

  • BustDMsBustDMs Posts: 1,554 ✭✭✭✭✭

    After showing me a Walmart parking lot find and my telling them it is not a rare error.

    “But I looked it up on the internet and it is worth (insert stupid amount here). You don’t know what you are talking about.”

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  • lermishlermish Posts: 1,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Torey said:
    Can I just tag the person? >:)

    If that's allowed I can just tag myself and save some time narrowing down the list of stupid things I've said.

  • TypekatTypekat Posts: 87 ✭✭✭

    “I can grade a coin on a 70-point scale by seeing two pixelated photos”

  • renomedphysrenomedphys Posts: 3,469 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 6, 2024 10:55AM
  • RobertScotLoverRobertScotLover Posts: 505 ✭✭✭✭

    @Walkerfan said:

    @Boosibri said:

    @Walkerfan said:

    @Boosibri said:

    @Walkerfan said:
    I'm gonna apply for a HELOC, tomorrow at the bank, so I can afford this coin for my set. :p

    What’s wrong with that?

    Umm, not a good idea, as far as I'm concerned.

    If you want to do it; be my guest.

    Joke

    Oh man, you really got me!! :D

    I have done it about 5 times, I lost track, no joke

  • NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,980 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was at a coin show in NYC several years ago. A collector purchased an expensive coin, I think it was a world coin. When he asked the dealer how much it would cost to ship it to him he was making a fuss. The shipping price sounded reasonable to me.

  • Project NumismaticsProject Numismatics Posts: 1,270 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @emeraldATV said:
    What ?

    I enjoy and appreciate your comments @emeraldATV . Please carry on!

  • seatedlib3991seatedlib3991 Posts: 401 ✭✭✭✭

    I have been in online coin sites since about 2017. I always wonder what people think coin collecting is when they ask some version of this: "I have about a thousand/10thousand/etc. to spend. which coins are going to double in value or more in the next year?" just happened on a different coin site last week. Again. James

  • marcmoishmarcmoish Posts: 6,146 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @emeraldATV said:
    What ?

    This!

    this gem of a response says it all, period end of story.

  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,659 ✭✭✭✭✭

    WHAT!? WHAT!? WHAT MCHALE!?

    Couldn't resist...

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  • BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,679 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I bet that little spot will come right off.......

  • A guy came into a coin shop while I was browsing. He sounded manic and was constantly looking to the coin dealer for approval of his conspiracies. Started out nuts and went waaay beyond. Silver prices are going to be higher than gold price. Some conspiritorial governement agency was going to remove the greenbacks and introduce a federal universal currency. Rothschild and antisemitism. The coin dealer was just "Yup, sure, thats right" to all of it.
    The dude didn't stay in the shop long, but it was memorable.

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  • ColonialcoinColonialcoin Posts: 616 ✭✭✭✭

    Me-I can’t pay anywhere near the MS-66 price on this coin as there a 1/2 inch scratch on the eagle.

    Him-Yes, but it is MS-66 because the label says MS-66.

  • olympicsosolympicsos Posts: 679 ✭✭✭✭

    @hfjacinto said:
    Another time, a couple come in with a few modern coin mostly SBA in Littleton bags.

    Dealer looked at the coins and says “ These are only worth face value, you can just deposit them, they were badly stored and are covered in scratches”

    Couple goes “ you are trying to rip us off I saw on eBay/instagram/facebook that peope were selling the Susan B Anthony dollar for $100’s of dollar”

    Dealer goes “I recommend you try to sell them on those website”

    At this point they see me pulling out a few hundred dollar bills for a proof V Nickel. The wife asks me what I’m buying “I’m picking up a 1905 liberty V Nickel”

    Wife goes “ WTF!! See he is buying a nickel for $100’s my SBA are $1, they should be worth 20 times what the nickel costs”

    Definitely either a new collector or someone with an inheritance.

  • DoubleEagle59DoubleEagle59 Posts: 8,138 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hearing how one grades his or her own coins.................sometimes extremely laughable.

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  • blitzdudeblitzdude Posts: 5,273 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Buy the cacs and the rare old plastic, you need not care about the actual coin encased inside. RGDS!

    The whole worlds off its rocker, buy Gold™.

  • lermishlermish Posts: 1,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @blitzdude said:
    Buy the cacs and the rare old plastic, you need not care about the actual coin encased inside. RGDS!

    Spend every moment on a board criticizing how other people collect. THNKS!

  • mikee999mikee999 Posts: 321 ✭✭✭✭

    If I wash the coin with soap & water, will it be shiny again?

  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,824 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 7, 2024 4:34PM

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  • No HeadlightsNo Headlights Posts: 2,024 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What is the best way to clean a coin.

  • JWPJWP Posts: 16,371 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Do you sell coins here

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  • Klif50Klif50 Posts: 656 ✭✭✭✭

    I bought this set of Ike dollars a week ago but now I don't like them and I want my money back.

  • horseyridehorseyride Posts: 114 ✭✭✭

    @Boosibri said:
    I’d start with “I can’t afford X coin because of the buyers premium”

    Ive said that, even as I was bidding on it

  • mikee999mikee999 Posts: 321 ✭✭✭✭

    @PerryHall said:

    @Klif50 said:
    I bought this set of Ike dollars a week ago but now I don't like them and I want my money back.

    New collectors are used to buying from Walmart, Amazon, Target, etc who all accept returns. It's important for the coin dealer to tell new customers his return policy upfront at the time of sale. "All sales are final!!!"

    Most mail order dealers have a return policy.

  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,749 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 24, 2024 4:32PM

    .

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,186 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @mikee999 said:

    @PerryHall said:

    @Klif50 said:
    I bought this set of Ike dollars a week ago but now I don't like them and I want my money back.

    New collectors are used to buying from Walmart, Amazon, Target, etc who all accept returns. It's important for the coin dealer to tell new customers his return policy upfront at the time of sale. "All sales are final!!!"

    Most mail order dealers have a return policy.

    I think everyone here already knows this. The one exception is bullion related coins.

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  • RYKRYK Posts: 35,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "I'll take it!"


    "There are no called strikes in coin collecting."--Henry David Thoreau RYK

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