Steppenfool Posted March 1 · Member Share Posted March 1 (edited) I was the second highest bidder on the following coin at the Roma Numismatics E-Sale that occured recently. A nice coin, to be sure. My final bid was a £100 hammer or £120 including Buyer's Premium. The bid that defeated me was £110 or £132 including Buyer's Premium. A fair price, I thought, but a bit too much for me given the lack of obverse legend and general detail. I was happy for the person that won it, and hoped they'd enjoy the new addition to their collection. However, scrolling through eBay, I find this exact coin up for sale, with a sizeable price increase. I can't help but wonder who would pay this much? It is simply not worth the price tag, esepcially considering the added risk of eBay where fakes are abundant. The seller also can't state the provenance to prove legitimacy, because that would reveal the price increase that has occured. There must be a market for people who are totally unaware of vcoins/mashops/biddr/Roma etc. and think the only place to buy coins is eBay. It is a shame that people who enjoy the coins in their own collection have to do battle with the resellers. They say all is fair in love and war, but I suppose they should add in business to this proverb. Edited March 1 by Steppenfool 11 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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