HURRY HURRY 1921-D MORGAN "WOW WHAT A BARGAIN"

HURRY HURRY 1921-D MORGAN "WOW WHAT A BARGAIN"

Post by Vecto » Fri, 23 Jun 2006 08:09:02




Quote:
>Wow! Now, that's just way beyond optimistic pricing! What would lead
>this guy to believe he can get bids this high on these coins?

Its eBay, and it could've happened.  Didn't someone pay $70 for an air
guitar a few years ago?  I witnessed a bent paper clip go for nearly
ten bucks. There are millions of fools waiting to be fleeced.

But, glad nobody got fleeced by these.   I bought a whole roll of
'21-Ds for considerably less than his asking price for a single coin.
But, if someone had bought ... wouldn't that be internet fraud?  Even
if not an eBay infraction?

 
 
 

HURRY HURRY 1921-D MORGAN "WOW WHAT A BARGAIN"

Post by Wes Chormicl » Fri, 23 Jun 2006 09:38:55


This looks like it was listed by one of those "Seller's Assistant" type drop
off places.  It could be that the owner set the opening bid and paid the
"Seller's Assistant" the listing fee.

It's not fraud, but it is certainly unethical.

 
 
 

HURRY HURRY 1921-D MORGAN "WOW WHAT A BARGAIN"

Post by Eric Babul » Fri, 23 Jun 2006 20:33:10




Quote:

>>Wow! Now, that's just way beyond optimistic pricing! What would
>>lead this guy to believe he can get bids this high on these coins?

> Its eBay, and it could've happened.  Didn't someone pay $70 for an
> air guitar a few years ago?  I witnessed a bent paper clip go for
> nearly ten bucks. There are millions of fools waiting to be
> fleeced.

> But, glad nobody got fleeced by these.   I bought a whole roll of
> '21-Ds for considerably less than his asking price for a single
> coin. But, if someone had bought ... wouldn't that be internet
> fraud?  Even if not an eBay infraction?

I don't know that it would be fraud. He listed a coin. He gave it a
grade (fairly accurate, BTW). He shows pretty decent pictures. And, he
gave it a Starting Bid price. Yes, that starting bid price is
outrageous, but I don't know how it could be fraud.

I still have no clue how this guy can think he can get these kinds of
prices from these coins. Maybe he is trying to scam some unsuspecting
bidiot. Or, maybe he's just clueless and honestly thinks he has some
sort of treasure there. I guess it's time to ask the seller.....

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Eric Babula
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA