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Very interested.

I hereby declare that no ancient coin I bought has ever exceeded 8 EUR. Including fees. And transport. And a beer I  drank to celebrate the new coin.

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The following is the rough logic my wife uses for valuing coins:

IF the package arrives from the US THEN
     coin value = $25
ELSE
     coin value = $200
END IF

IF she has to sign for the package THEN
    coin value = coin value * 10
END IF

IF coin is big and shiny THEN
    coin value = coin value * 10
END IF

IF I later show off the coin to someone THEN
   coin value = coin value * 10
END IF

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22 hours ago, kirispupis said:

The following is the rough logic my wife uses for valuing coins:

IF the package arrives from the US THEN
     coin value = $25
ELSE
     coin value = $200
END IF

IF she has to sign for the package THEN
    coin value = coin value * 10
END IF

IF coin is big and shiny THEN
    coin value = coin value * 10
END IF

IF I later show off the coin to someone THEN
   coin value = coin value * 10
END IF

My wife is quite adept with such calculations. (Especially if there's a customs bill with the parcel). Whatever she thinks I spend on coins, she spends on home decor / the pets / days out. Every coin always costs double.

Fortunately, I'm usually able to intercept enough packages to reduce the estimate. Plus, she thinks the coins with a patina are cheaper. (Although, I'm sure she does the same with her purchases, so neither of us are incentivised to investigate too deeply).

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On 9/1/2022 at 1:16 AM, LuckyLuudje said:

You all make me laugh.

But seriously, my wife is always with me as I buy a coin and she pays most of the time.

 

 

I'm with you @LuckyLuudje : For the less valuables items she doesn't care much. When it comes to the pricey ones, I tell her my intention to buying them and she usually encourages me to take the plunge.

Q

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33 minutes ago, Qcumbor said:

I'm with you @LuckyLuudje : For the less valuables items she doesn't care much. When it comes to the pricey ones, I tell her my intention to buying them and she usually encourages me to take the plunge.

Q

That is also a way to go....ha ha.

What is even more funny is that I don't buy any coins online. I don't have an Ebay account but my wife does for her Japanese antiques.

Once in a while I look at ebay to see if there are any interesting coins.

A few months ago I had to work and asked her to bid for a coin with an absolute maximum of 400 Euro.

I was a little dissapointed when she said that the bidding went higher and I forgot about the coin.

A week later I got a present from her....she never listens, but I don't mind.

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