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Whine, whine, whine - I missed out on CRO's EarlyBird e-mail.

BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,733 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited October 3, 2017 2:35PM in U.S. Coin Forum

AT 10:05 MDT today I received an e-mail with CRO's EarlyBird listing of coins. I didn't see it for a couple of minutes. At 10:11 I was on the phone with John, wanting to purchase one coin for sure and one "almost for sure."

They were both already gone. :(

Unbelievable!

Kudos to John for being able to find the sorts of coins that keep us on our toes.

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    JustacommemanJustacommeman Posts: 22,847 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I missed a piece as well. Grrrrrr

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    LakesammmanLakesammman Posts: 17,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Surprising how fast they are snapped up!

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    ChrisRxChrisRx Posts: 5,619 ✭✭✭✭

    @BryceM which coins did you want? I did some snapping up myself...

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    KyleKyle Posts: 1,821 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 3, 2017 4:38PM

    Seemed like a lot of coins sold quickly. Everything I was remotely interested in was on hold by the time I looked at the email.

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    YorkshiremanYorkshireman Posts: 4,494 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 3, 2017 5:42PM

    @Boosibri said:
    I snapped one up 12:05

    Nice job, Boosibri! I wanted that one myself.

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    smallchangesmallchange Posts: 192 ✭✭✭

    I was able to grab the 1892 Barber 25c in MS63. First time purchase from them, probably won't be my last. I felt lucky to get it before someone else did,

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    YorkshiremanYorkshireman Posts: 4,494 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 3, 2017 5:41PM

    I did buy the cool toned Franklin

    Yorkshireman,Obsessed collector of round, metallic pieces of history.Hunting for Latin American colonial portraits plus cool US & British coins.
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    JustacommemanJustacommeman Posts: 22,847 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 3, 2017 6:16PM

    @Yorkshireman said:

    @Boosibri said:
    I snapped one up 12:05

    Nice job, Boosibri! I wanted that one myself.

    Brian I nquired about that one myself 3 minutes after you. I knew it was you which is good and bad. Nice job

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    FullStrikeFullStrike Posts: 4,353 ✭✭✭
    edited October 3, 2017 6:13PM

    Does he take requests? Lately haven't seen too much in my price range. Of course the ones I do want are always gone.

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    BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,733 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 3, 2017 7:19PM

    @ChrisRx. I was hoping to grab the classic $5 gold in AU53. Was a pretty coin.

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    WeissWeiss Posts: 9,935 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BryceM said:
    I was hoping to grab the classic $5 gold in AU53. Was a pretty coin.

    Gotten to the point that I try to pick out the one or two CRO pieces that will say "HOLD" when I click on them. :D

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    cecropiamothcecropiamoth Posts: 959 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Boosibri said:
    I snapped one up 12:05

    That is a killer early date cap and rays 8R. Glad to see you snapped that one up BB. Of course I saw the email about three hours too late. Damned work got in the way again.

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    scubafuelscubafuel Posts: 1,734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Weiss, I play the same game! I've gotten pretty good at it.

    Some criteria:

    1. Low to moderate price. People rarely pull the trigger 1 minute after viewing a $3k+ coin
    2. Old holder + some color on classic silver. Usually does the trick.
    3. Great-looking South American silver, high grade
    4. Classic or Liberty head gold (not $20) original skin, old holder
    5. Coins with "the look"

    I'm sure you have some others as well.

    What does not get snapped up quick?

    Colonials (I'm sure this will change at some point)

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    scubafuelscubafuel Posts: 1,734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Btw the Voce Populi guy looks like a toad.

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    airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 21,908 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The real key is to get on the secret Earlier Bird list that gets the email at 8:59.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is a very nice Mexican coin.... excellent detail. Cheers, RickO

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    EXOJUNKIEEXOJUNKIE Posts: 1,609 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hmmm, I wish John could accept eBay Bucks.... :p

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