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DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,166 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 9, 2024 7:54PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Drinking isn't reserved to the sellers. Received this GSA just like this today.

Not a bad coin though.

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  • DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,166 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ShaunBC5 said:
    At least they put the air cushions in there with it. Slow the rattling down a bit.

    Guy from the PO was like "it doesn't feel like there's anything in there but you can hear it!" And gives it a good shake. I woulda laughed if I wasn't so surprised.

    Not sure it woulda made it intact if it was anything but a quick trip over the Delaware River.

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  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It shook itself out of the original black box and then the cert flew out along the way, 'eh?

    Actually that is about the worse packing, or lack thereof, that I have ever seen.

    bob :)

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  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,606 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I had someone mail me a Newfoundland $2 gold piece (they all have tiny mintages) raw in a business letter envelope and it arrived bent because the envelope was machined.

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  • logger7logger7 Posts: 7,942 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Appealing GSA dpl gem.

  • LeeBoneLeeBone Posts: 4,260 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow, really?

  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow. That is the complete opposite of a coin I bought off ebay. Coin was in a capsule, tapped shut with several layers of tape, wrapped in paper, bubble wrapped and taped inside a bubble mailer, and inside a box with more packing stuff. Box was big for a single raw coin I was questioning if there was anything in there when I got it.

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  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,665 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well the packing effort failed the straight face test...

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  • tincuptincup Posts: 4,721 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As mentioned, a larger box may be less likely to be stolen. However, if that is the reason the coin was shipped this way, I would hope the slab was at least taped to the bottom cardboard! Otherwise it would be a rattler! bouncing around inside the box during shipment... not a good idea. I'd say overall, not much care was given to this shipment. Something to bear in mind if you may do business with that seller in the future.

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  • lcoopielcoopie Posts: 8,662 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Box within a box is my standard.

    LCoopie = Les
  • LakesammmanLakesammman Posts: 17,251 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here are a couple of recent feedbacks I've received. For some reason, I packed the catalog in a plastic zip-lock bag. :D

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  • 2windy2fish2windy2fish Posts: 772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Got this in the mail from a Whatnot seller last week, shockingly everything was intact.
    He did get a bit of an earful from me however!

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,002 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I hate sellers who ship 5lb reference books in a mailer the same size as the book. As if the post office isn't going to drop it 1000 times and smash the corners.

  • logger7logger7 Posts: 7,942 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Or why ebay sellers put their "store" on vacation after a spate of unreasonable returns....

  • lcoopielcoopie Posts: 8,662 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those sticky corrugated things are always nice.

    LCoopie = Les

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