Is anyone familiar with http://www.collectorsinternet.com/ ?

Is anyone familiar with http://www.collectorsinternet.com/ ?

Post by Eric Hochma » Sun, 31 Jul 2005 12:41:16



I happened onto their site http://www.collectorsinternet.com/ and they
have what look like some good deals -- unless of course there is
something dodgy about them.  I couldn't find any reviews or comments
(good or bad) about them.

Has anyone here bought from them?  What was your experience?

Thanks!
Eric

 
 
 

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Post by Ira Stei » Sun, 31 Jul 2005 14:29:26


Quote:

> I happened onto their site http://www.collectorsinternet.com/ and they
> have what look like some good deals -- unless of course there is
> something dodgy about them.  I couldn't find any reviews or comments
> (good or bad) about them.

> Has anyone here bought from them?  What was your experience?

> Thanks!
> Eric

The sellers have raw coins that they describe as MS-65! Are they? Or,
is it hype?
The so-called certified coins are slabbed by ACCCG, the "American Coin
Club Grading Service." Another of dozens of self-slabbers that have no
currency in the resale market. Extreme caution is advised. I would take
the desciptions with a heavy grain of salt. The text is also highly
suspect, if not long winded.

Haven't you read the posts on this forum about the self slabbers? Might
pay to go back and read them.

 
 
 

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Post by Bernhard Ri » Sun, 31 Jul 2005 16:29:07


No scans for coins valued under $5,000.00? So I am supposed to purchase
a $4,500.00 coin with out the benifit of even a scan?

Their bargain lots sound alot like the one I fell for in CW about 45
years ago. Not saying that it is a scam, haven't done business with
them.

Anybody here want to  buy one of their bargain lots and post what they
get?

 
 
 

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Post by LM540 » Sun, 31 Jul 2005 20:41:02


Nothing jumps out and says "don't buy from these people", but a few things
do say "be very, VERY careful".

They don't take credit cards.

They don't take phone orders.

They say to allow five business days for an email response.

I have never liked the term "BU", ESPECIALLY when used as "BU65" or "BU
MS65" et al.

Google "collectorsinternet" -- no real info comes up that I saw, but some
interesting reading.


Quote:

> I happened onto their site http://www.collectorsinternet.com/ and they
> have what look like some good deals -- unless of course there is
> something dodgy about them.  I couldn't find any reviews or comments
> (good or bad) about them.

> Has anyone here bought from them?  What was your experience?

> Thanks!
> Eric

 
 
 

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Post by Larry Louk » Sun, 31 Jul 2005 20:52:14


"Eric Hochman" was wondering about this outfit:

Quote:
> I happened onto their site http://www.collectorsinternet.com/ and they
> have what look like some good deals -- unless of course there is
> something dodgy about them.  I couldn't find any reviews or comments
> (good or bad) about them.

> Has anyone here bought from them?  What was your experience?

I note on their opening page that they offer Liberty Nickels from the years
1866 to 1913, Two Cent pieces from 1851 to 1873, and Barber dimes from 1891
to 1916. I know of no other source that purports to have such coins from
these years. <wink>

Larry
'oh, the joys and benefits of proofreading!'

 
 
 

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Post by Anit » Sun, 31 Jul 2005 23:01:21



Quote:
> Nothing jumps out and says "don't buy from these people", but a few things
> do say "be very, VERY careful".

> They don't take credit cards.

> They don't take phone orders.

> They say to allow five business days for an email response.

> I have never liked the term "BU", ESPECIALLY when used as "BU65" or "BU
> MS65" et al...

My thoughts exactly. The site was not very professional, IMO. The
terminology was odd and I couldn't figure out what the letters meant. Was it
ACCGS? Is that a grading service? I didn't tarry on the site long enough to
try to figure it out. Perhaps the letter explained it.

I have been burned a couple of times when I bought a slab sight unseen.
There are some ugly coins out there. If a seller doesn't have time and
resources to take pictures of their wares, I don't have time and resources
to shop with them -- the only exception being if I know and trust them. It
is hard enough to buy coins, even with good pictures. Buying without
pictures is asking to be duped.

Anita

 
 
 

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Post by Eric Hochma » Mon, 01 Aug 2005 07:19:27


Quote:

> Their bargain lots sound alot like the one I fell for in CW about 45
> years ago. Not saying that it is a scam, haven't done business with
> them.

> Anybody here want to  buy one of their bargain lots and post what they
> get?

What was the deal offered in CW, and what did you actually get?
 
 
 

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Post by dh3 » Fri, 24 Feb 2006 16:50:24


Beware!! I sent them money to order coins they advertised. It took me more
than 20 emails to find coins they had(Sounds like a bait and switch). Then
one of the coins was fake at $1700.00 and the others were so over graded it
was amazing. They gave me a run arround and I got most of my money back,
Thank God. So be careful. I wouldn't do it if I were you!
 
 
 

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Post by dh3 » Fri, 24 Feb 2006 16:57:09


I got one of those accgs coins. A 1916 Walking Liberty Half in AG4. I got
it from collectorsinternet in a bulk lot. The coin had an appraised value
of $1500.00 on it. It had no date! I looked under a microscope! Still no
date! 1916 and 1917 are the same, but worth $10 or $2000? That is what
they call subjective grading. A term I have learned dealing with these
people. Good luck and If it sounds to good it is!!
 
 
 

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Post by Dale Hallmar » Thu, 23 Feb 2006 22:50:53



Quote:
>I got one of those accgs coins. A 1916 Walking Liberty Half in AG4. I got
> it from collectorsinternet in a bulk lot. The coin had an appraised value
> of $1500.00 on it. It had no date! I looked under a microscope! Still no
> date! 1916 and 1917 are the same, but worth $10 or $2000? That is what
> they call subjective grading. A term I have learned dealing with these
> people. Good luck and If it sounds to good it is!!

I trade coins with people overseas quite often and I always start small,
only a few dollars.
After some successful trades, a few 10's of dollars and have traded with a
few
after some years for well over 500 dollars worth of stuff.

I treat on-line dealers the same, starting slow and building up.
I am sorry for your experience but I have a very hard time
imagining sending anyone the types of money you seem to be talking about and
never having
traded or bought from the before.  I jus ain't a gonna do it!

Dale

 
 
 

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Post by Aram H. Haroutunia » Fri, 24 Feb 2006 09:36:43


Quote:

>I got one of those accgs coins. A 1916 Walking Liberty Half in AG4. I got
>it from collectorsinternet in a bulk lot. The coin had an appraised value
>of $1500.00 on it. It had no date! I looked under a microscope! Still no
>date! 1916 and 1917 are the same, but worth $10 or $2000? That is what
>they call subjective grading. A term I have learned dealing with these
>people. Good luck and If it sounds to good it is!!

Are you referring to a Standing Liberty Quarter here?  There are ways
to differentiate a 1916 and a 1917 if you are.  And the price
difference is as described.  Not the Walking Liberty Half Dollar,
though.
Aram.