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16 minutes ago, mrbadexample said:

 

1 hour ago, Martinminerva said:

Totally against eBay rules! He should be reported to eBay,  but I can no longer see a suitable category for reporting this...

If anyone knows what options to use to report the items, plural, he sells, with his small print that these are not actual pictures, please do so and tell us here how to do likewise!

What's the point? They won't do anything that interferes with their profits. 

 

I know what you mean, but...

I have successfully reported items before for other wrongdoing reasons and eBay have removed them.

If sufficient numbers report, eBay can and do suspend sellers breaking their rules.

The seller might get the message if a lot if items are removed, they cannot get away with what is essentially fraud.

Whilst I guess the seller didn't twig that his picture was of a 1903 open 3 penny and so worth a bit, had PWA bought it, he would have received an item not as listed - the pictures form part of the listing and this is why eBay have the rule about it. I see this seller also has, for example, a picture of a lustrous Unc 1904 penny (or actually allegedly two of them!) when I am sure any buyer would receive one in far lower grade! It just annoys me that lazy sellers, or worse still deliberately misleading ones, can get by because of apathy either on the part of eBay or by much more knowledgable potential buyers... Rant over! 😊

 

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I have a recollection of somebody MANY YEARS ago having images of desirable collectibles (coins, stamps, cards, etc.) as part of the listing; and in a small font and a white or light font color (so as to be virtually unreadable although searchable) the information that " This Auction is for a Photograph of the item imaged and NOT for the item itself.

A lot of money passed hands from a lot of disappointed, disillusioned, disgusted, and disgruntled buyers. Not sure what the end result was of all the complaints though

CAVEAT EMPTOR!!!

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˙ou 'ʎɹɹos

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sʞɔolloq ɥo

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EF-UNC. 😂😂😂

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EF OFF?

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I've sent a request that they remove it from the auction. It's a convincing fake to someone not experienced, but to us it's an obvious repro because we know what to look for.

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This photo is from their website, resident coin specialist Ken Payne, perhaps grading a coin?0210AF65-8C70-451E-B7DB-A90DF3C39C76.jpeg.b51e66e5b0abea89f7db07e9bda5bffc.jpeg

sorry Ken

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18 hours ago, Peckris 2 said:

I've sent a request that they remove it from the auction. It's a convincing fake to someone not experienced, but to us it's an obvious repro because we know what to look for.

I also emailed them and they've replied asking for further information. I sent back their images with the tooth count illustrated. 130 teeth on either side - numbers which don't exist on genuine coins. Also sent them pictures of a fake 1869 penny with the same obverse/reverse, pointing out that that an 1881 penny would have a an "aged" portrait. And referred them to my varieties website for further info.

They have now replied and are going to remove the coin from their auction.

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5 hours ago, secret santa said:

I also emailed them and they've replied asking for further information. I sent back their images with the tooth count illustrated. 130 teeth on either side - numbers which don't exist on genuine coins. Also sent them pictures of a fake 1869 penny with the same obverse/reverse, pointing out that that an 1881 penny would have a an "aged" portrait. And referred them to my varieties website for further info.

They have now replied and are going to remove the coin from their auction.

yeah, I told them about the expertise on this forum. I also told them that genuine pennies don't have a bust that is so deeply engraved with such 'modeled' hair and bodice details.

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8 hours ago, secret santa said:

Somebody's 'avin a larf with that offering.

Is it the comic relief bit of the auction?   

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17 minutes ago, 1949threepence said:

Somebody's 'avin a larf with that offering.

Is it the comic relief bit of the auction?   

bit early for April Fool's!

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A right minger LOL

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It certainly makes you doubt their professionalism

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I would say it is probably one of the least nice/ interesting /worse grade decimal coins in existance , best busted out and spent ...

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What a shame.

 

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On 4/12/2022 at 10:38 PM, Michael-Roo said:

What a shame.

 

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May as well hang a rarity around your neck if you’re going to! I’ve always had an old E1 sixpence on leather cord around mine…lost 2 along the way though! I often think of the pool attendant in Greece who’ll likely have stumbled across one of them!

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On 3/30/2022 at 5:33 PM, 1949threepence said:

Somebody's 'avin a larf with that offering.

Is it the comic relief bit of the auction?   

Result: sold!  not!

 

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3 hours ago, Sword said:

Result: sold!  not!

 

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Good, if they can sell this, more and more of the same must be offered by them in near future.

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On 5/18/2022 at 12:50 AM, Bruce said:

Good, if they can sell this, more and more of the same must be offered by them in near future.

Bet you would have a problem finding a worse minger than that ........

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Is this really a modified effigy, despite the slab? Looking at the BM initials, and the colon after BRITT,  I have doubts. But apparently a good investment.

Jerry

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265719087505?hash=item3dde178191:g:HdMAAOSweUFimGwD

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