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  1. #1
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    May 2008
    Virginia
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    Why can't I get this lucky?

    This is crazy, he is making thousands off this bag he bought at an estate sale, bet he got it dirt cheap. He is selling 30 - 35 coins for $78.75, he weighs them.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...:X:RTQ:US:1123
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    Re: Why can't I get this lucky?


    No, he's telling a good story and getting paid extremely well for all his low value coins that can't be sold as singles. So he fooled you and 33 others! There's nothing stopping anyone else from doing the same thing, you just need a lot of low end coins to take the picture. And hell, not even that many, just gotta make it look full.

  3. #3
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    May 2008
    Virginia
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    Re: Why can't I get this lucky?

    Actually I didn't buy any, I'd only pay that price for the full bag.
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    Re: Why can't I get this lucky?

    Quote Originally Posted by relichunters
    Actually I didn't buy any, I'd only pay that price for the full bag.
    I know, and you're lucky because you probably would have got a pretty sad batch of coins.

  5. #5
    us
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    Re: Why can't I get this lucky?

    Yeah, these guys are great story tellers. It's amazing how many of these kinds of lots exist on ebay and just how well they do.

    When they say there is a sucker born every minute, they aren't lying, ha.

  6. #6

    Re: Why can't I get this lucky?

    Quote Originally Posted by bazinga
    Yeah, these guys are great story tellers. It's amazing how many of these kinds of lots exist on ebay and just how well they do.

    When they say there is a sucker born every minute, they aren't lying, ha.

    I think the "hombre" probably bought a few of those lots. It would explain things quite a bit.

  7. #7

    Jul 2006
    Auburn, Wa.
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    Re: Why can't I get this lucky?

    The thing I find interesting is they are totally unsearched but he knows they are all US coins. (?)

  8. #8
    us
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    Re: Why can't I get this lucky?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch
    Quote Originally Posted by bazinga
    Yeah, these guys are great story tellers. It's amazing how many of these kinds of lots exist on ebay and just how well they do.

    When they say there is a sucker born every minute, they aren't lying, ha.

    I think the "hombre" probably bought a few of those lots. It would explain things quite a bit.
    Haha, which is why he has plenty of KY available to lend to me for all of my unfair dealings.

  9. #9
    us
    "Is that a Geiger Counter?"

    Feb 2006
    South Central Upstate NY in the foothills of the headlands
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    Re: Why can't I get this lucky?

    The bag may be unsearched (and foam rubber filled except the last 2") but that doesn't mean each 1/3 pound bag he sends you won't be. I'm skeptical enough to believe if the rest of the story is true that he's keeping an eye out for the key dates of certain types as they go in a sell bag.
    America was founded by tough hell-raisers. Rugged citizens who evaded taxes, spoke strongly against tyranny, grew tobacco, brewed beer, distilled spirits, and smuggled weapons. And it will be saved by those same types of citizens.

  10. #10
    us
    Mar 2011
    NEPA
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    Re: Why can't I get this lucky?

    wow- I'd pay $80 for that whole bag of coins...if he could give me exactly what is in the picture...but yeah I'm sure he's cherry picked out the key dates- guess it depends on what your looking for ...a collection or just junk silver...the listing is vague so you really don't know what the heck your going to end up with after dropping down your money... I have bought coins off of e-bay before/ about $14.50 in silver cost me about $50 - I wanted junk silver, and that is what I got- not really a coin collection, but nice enough to get me interested in collecting coins... it's all good- meaning we should all be checking the auctions looking for estate sales of old junk coins. and I know everyone here would love to find that bag with a detector! that would rock!

  11. #11
    us
    Apr 2011
    20

    Re: Why can't I get this lucky?

    I highly doubt those handles on that satchel would support that much weight in coins...those poor handles are gonna be hanging on for dear life! I agree with Charlie that the satchel is more than likely stuffed with something to make it look full.

  12. #12
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    Feb 2006
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    Re: Why can't I get this lucky?

    A sucker is born every minute...
    The more one learns the more he understands his ignorance. I am simply an ignor ant man trying to lessen his ignorance
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  13. #13
    us
    Jun 2010
    Baltimore MD
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    Re: Why can't I get this lucky?

    1.The plastic twine on the handles is well after the silver coin era.
    2. He had over 4 hours of chat with the seller?
    3. Why on God's green earth would someone who bought a bunch of coins at an estate sale drag hundreds of pounds of coins into the woods to take pictures?
    4. Seriously, look at that bag in the woods with the twine holding the handle. Imagine putting that bag there for a picture. How would you do it? How much does it weigh, taking that into consideration?

    You could get 1/3 lb pocket change for your $79 with the info he has posted.

  14. #14
    us
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    Jan 2011
    New Orleans
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    Re: Why can't I get this lucky?

    There is no such thing an an unsearched bag of coins IMO.... unless you're talking about bank bags of loose coinage. I know for a FACT that if I bought a bag of coins that big, the first thing that would happen when I got home would be me dumping it on the floor and spending all night looking through them. Then I'd irritate everyone on this site for days posting pics of what I found in it..........

    I feel kinda sorry for the poor rubes that bought one, but not really.
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  15. #15
    us
    Jan 2008
    Black Hills of South Dakota
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    Re: Why can't I get this lucky?

    The only time I ever believe "truly unsearched" is when I go to a Fed auction - they just pack up stuff in a box, tape it up, and only god and greyhound knows whats in it. If they find separate key days, they sell them separately, but, quite often you can get "grab bags" - anywhere from a small box to a huge crate - and you can get some really interesting stuff in there. (you don't get to open it until they are yours and you take them out.

    Everyone else - I just do not believe the "unsearched" statement - I don't care how many wonderful comments they may have.

    Beth
    "Irony is the rule"

 

 
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