Ebay Alternative for selling coins
Be nice if EAC (and other collector groups/clubs) started our own coin selling website, where members only could
post coins to sell. At least have EAC start one. Then we would not have to put up with all the Ebay stuff. We could require payment by paypal or money order, and have other strict requirements, to make it a viable tool for selling. (Some of you guys with the big bucks could start one! Haha!)
Last edited by cudabob496; 04-17-2012 at 10:34 PM.
Boy, I've had that same thought many times. Back a dozen years ago, I used to sell all kinds of things, musical instruments, cameras, pottery, and I think I only paid about one or two percent, a figure I thought was pretty fair considering the broad audience I was getting. I went to sell a bunch a proof sets a few months ago and had to pay nine percent. Doesn't seem too bad 'til you cough up nearly thirty bucks for a three hundred dollar sale. From that point, I can't bring myself to list anything, and boy, do I have a lot I'd like to sell....
..........and, I'd rather buy from friends and have the money go into their pockets than some stranger.
Plus, the trust factor between EACers has gotta be hands down better than e-bay. Chris and Bob
really do a tremendous job getting our catalogue out once a year, and I know it represents a ton of work,
but if we had something similar, quarterly, and I be willing to pay for it, with a selection of coins from members,
I might never go to e-bay again......nice business op. if it could pay for itself......scott
Ya, I remember in the sixties our large coin shop had an auction board that we could post coins on, and
every two weeks you could get some good deals! Small fee to post a coin! I am sick of Ebays policies
and requirements. EAC could sponsor an ebay like website, and with profits going to the EAC!! I vote Shawn to run it! He's got a lot of free time on his hands!!
At the least, could there be a section where you could post your want list? Prospective sellers could contact you by private message(s).
For example, my current half cent want list includes:
- 1795 C1 or C2a; desired EAC grade is VF20
- 1811 C-1 4-star break desired EAC grade is VF20
I have bought directly from EAC members before (via Region 8) and the transactions have worked out well. Obviously, the list would need be be editable so that it could be updated.
If there was to be a For Sale section, I would recommend that it allow for photos so the prospective purchaser could get an initial assessment of the coin(s).
There is a Buy, Sell, Trade subforum here:
I think you could post a want list.
Last edited by beef1020; 04-22-2012 at 12:29 PM.
I had an easy time selling my New Jersey here on the BST forum and I see a few others have had success as well. I would love an alternative to eBay (or "feeBay" as I like to call it) but that kind of development is beyond me!
I was looking at ebay items the other day and I think ebay will discontinue selling raw coins soon. Some of the grading is unreal. I saw a large cent that was a 1 graded an 8. I do not think ebay will put up with this much longer. I think good pictures and no grade is better than a lie.
Hi Bob--Let's see if this works: 1794 S22 for sale. I call it F15 Obverse, VG8 Reverse. $750. shipped. If this works, can't you do this on the buy, sell, trade forum or is it against the rules?1794 S22 O.jpgS22R.jpg
Last edited by Rogercm98; 06-12-2012 at 10:10 AM.