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Missie
02-05-2011, 01:50 AM
Take a look at this ebay listing:

http://cgi.ebay.com/1787-4-CINQ-P-R-FUGIO-1C-STATES-UNTD-VF-NCS-25-OFF-/330524592852?pt=Coins_US_Individual&hash=item4cf4cd0ad4#ht_1787wt_907

They only show one side of the slab and the additional pictures aren't even of the coin they have for sale, look closely the other pics are missing the big green booger the slab coined has AND I'm not even sure they're from a "real" Fugio, but I know they're not from the Fugio listed for sale. :hammer:

Treashunt
02-05-2011, 07:06 AM
Bogus listing.

Mark_H
02-05-2011, 10:14 AM
Well the text does say the first picture is the coin you will receive and the next two are examples from wikipedia. While I find it kind of misleading I doubt ebay will.

CheetahCats
02-05-2011, 10:17 AM
That Fugio is worth at most $60.

Here's another item: http://cgi.ebay.com/1788-PERIOD-ONE-CENT-MASSACHUSETTS-VG-DETAILS-SCARCE-/330502473850?pt=Coins_US_Individual&hash=item4cf37b887a
She wants $195 for it. With the buckshot, it's worth at most about $60 too.

Of course, the real charmer here is the cheezy Members Only jacket she's trying to hock: http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-STYLE-MEMBERS-ONLY-LEATHER-JACKET-REDUCED_W0QQitemZ330507397874QQihZ014QQcategoryZ57 988QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Mark_H
02-05-2011, 10:33 AM
Looks more like a seller who goes out and buys problems coins cheap - then marks them up and sells em on ebay. Lots of auctions to look at in the list.

PennyGuy
02-05-2011, 11:04 AM
I reported the listing, lets see what happens

Missie
02-05-2011, 12:23 PM
I thought if it was a slabbed coin you had to show both sides of the slab. :confused:

I reported it too

Missie
02-05-2011, 12:29 PM
That Fugio is worth at most $60.

Here's another item: http://cgi.ebay.com/1788-PERIOD-ONE-CENT-MASSACHUSETTS-VG-DETAILS-SCARCE-/330502473850?pt=Coins_US_Individual&hash=item4cf37b887a
She wants $195 for it. With the buckshot, it's worth at most about $60 too.

:rofl: My favorite part of that listing is under Strike Type: White Slab - 4 Prong :doh:


Of course, the real charmer here is the cheezy Members Only jacket she's trying to hock: http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-STYLE-MEMBERS-ONLY-LEATHER-JACKET-REDUCED_W0QQitemZ330507397874QQihZ014QQcategoryZ57 988QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

It's not even a real Members Only jacket like I had to have and then lost in middle school, it's a Korean knock off. :nono:

Missie
02-07-2011, 11:41 AM
Here is the listing (http://cgi.ebay.com/1787-4-CINQ-P-R-FUGIO-1-C-STATES-UNITED-/230574984085?pt=Coins_US_Individual&hash=item35af570b95#ht_518wt_907) where the seller bought this Fugio on 1/23 for $402. Her pics seem to be borrowed from that seller and she now has it listed for a BIN of $712.50.

Slab # 5268202-005

She also bought this (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rt=nc&nma=true&item=230575694194&si=4KyzDeuP3vLgTI8az5AwZwIumaA%253D&viewitem=#ht_642wt_907)from the same seller and has it listed for sale (http://cgi.ebay.com/1837-HARD-TIMES-HT-32-TOKEN-ILLUSTRIOUS-PREDECESSOR-VF-/330524610048?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cf4cd4e00#ht_1541wt_907)on ebay and it appears that she's using the sellers pics once again. What's funny to me is they're both in an "inventory reduction" sale and she JUST bought them. :confused: :rolleyes:

CheetahCats
02-07-2011, 12:37 PM
One of the purest examples of buffoonery on ebay. That Fugio is NOT worth $402 by any stretch of the imagination.

WingMcCallister
02-07-2011, 02:41 PM
The pics are a New Haven Restrike too. This listing is complete BS. I also came across it in pursuit of a 3rd and shook my head and moved on.

Vroomer
02-07-2011, 05:55 PM
It's like what a group of Russians is doing here.

My folks enjoy going to antique auctions and estate sales. Once my folks went to an "estate" sale and all the stuff was new, fresh from the home items department at Macy's or Bed, Bath, and Beyond. They left. A few weeks later, they went to another "estate" sale at a different house and the same people (zee Russians) were doing the sale with the same stuff from the last sale were there trying to sell the new, non "estate" type items. (Personally, I'm going with 'front' operation.)

Can't stand flippers like that Fugio auction. Glad you all reported that auction. :)

FreakyGarrettC
02-07-2011, 06:47 PM
It's like what a group of Russians is doing here.

My folks enjoy going to antique auctions and estate sales. Once my folks went to an "estate" sale and all the stuff was new, fresh from the home items department at Macy's or Bed, Bath, and Beyond. They left. A few weeks later, they went to another "estate" sale at a different house and the same people (zee Russians) were doing the sale with the same stuff from the last sale were there trying to sell the new, non "estate" type items. (Personally, I'm going with 'front' operation.)

Can't stand flippers like that Fugio auction. Glad you all reported that auction. :)

There is nothing wrong with flipping a coin for a profit. It is all part of the hobby. The problem arises when someone uses pictures that are off a completely different coin and/or steals the original sellers picture.

Vroomer
02-07-2011, 07:28 PM
There is nothing wrong with flipping a coin for a profit. It is all part of the hobby. The problem arises when someone uses pictures that are off a completely different coin and/or steals the original sellers picture.

Dealers flip coins for profit all the time. No issues with them there.

It's the unscrupulous flippers, like this Fugio auction, that don't deserve our hard earned money and we are better served reporting the listings to eBay and not buying. :)