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Posted 07/07/2017   1:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add wert to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
A guy on eBay is selling this stamp for $4,999.00 because of the line on the left...Is this legitimate..?

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Posted 07/07/2017   1:43 pm  Show Profile Check Battlestamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Battlestamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No, nothing legitimate about it. Either the person is a scammer or just doesn't know any better and is fishing.
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Posted 07/07/2017   1:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add alub to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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A guy on eBay is selling this stamp for $4,999.00


Actually he is "listing" it for that price. He is not going ever "sell" it for anything near that price.

There seems to be a new fad on eBay about these "green line errors" see:

http://goscf.com/t/55034
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Posted 07/07/2017   2:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chasa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Depends on your interpretation of legitimate. I believe everybody should price their own stamps at whatever price they like. I don't really care if they are wasting their time and eBay's bandwidth.
At 500,000 times true value, I have seen worse on eBay.
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Posted 07/07/2017   3:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The disclaimers are interesting.


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Please look at the pictures carefully. I am not a dealer and do not grade any coins or stamps. I only have a few stamps and even fewer coins. I try to list my items at below other listings on eBay, so we both get a fair price. If you have any question, please ask. I try to list my items as honestly and clearly as possible, so please look at the pictures carefully before using the "buy it now" or making an acceptable offer. Thank you much for looking at this listing.


The person seems to know enough he thinks it is worth $1000.
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Posted 07/07/2017   3:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dkucyk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just saying....I don't do eBay for any reason neither Craig's list.

wert....your joking...right?

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Posted 07/07/2017   3:28 pm  Show Profile Check kcaramat's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add kcaramat to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's a by product of all of the free listings. Back in the day where the starting price determined the listing fee, it would have cost the seller $50 just to list it. They would have learned in a hurry.

I'm offended that they waste my time with crap like this. There is a group of stamps that fit into one of my search criteria. I know this group has been listed on eBay for 2 and 1/2 years. He started it out at $24.95, dropped it to $19.95 and has finally settled at $29.95. It's probably worth $2. Yet a couple times every week I have to float past that lot.

There's even one seller from down under that has figured out if he used 1 day listings with automatic re lists his items will always be at the top of searches.

Get rid of free listings and lower final value fees. Make this an auction site again. If I wanted to see the same stuff over and over I'd go to Delcampe, Hipstamps, Stamps To Go, or the APS store.

I'm getting off my soapbox before I break an ankle.

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Posted 07/07/2017   4:57 pm  Show Profile Check Battlestamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Battlestamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It wasn't completely necessarily the free listings, but eBay got rid of the sliding scale for listing fees and pushed many sellers into stores. Of course if anyone is tired of seeing the same material from any seller again and again - block them.
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Posted 07/07/2017   7:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add uboatnut to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
How do I block a seller?
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Posted 07/07/2017   7:18 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think he meant that you can exclude specific sellers from your searches. Do a search, then click on More Refinements on the left. Click on Seller, then check the box, make sure the drop-down shows Exclude, and enter the seller's name.
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Posted 07/07/2017   9:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The search with blocked seller(s) can be saved. I block Anglo American Appraisal in all my searches.
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Posted 07/08/2017   06:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What is the background on Anglo American Appraisal? I know the minimums seem to be high.
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