A little help. Fake?

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  1. barsenault

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    Says "plated" in the description ...

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    Crappy thing about ebay is even if you report it they will just take the item down and the seller will relist it. Horrible thing is because the seller doesn't claim it to be real or official I doubt you'd win your case if you purchased it.
     
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    Oh, there ain't no way I'm purchasing. I'm just trying to look out for the sucker buying that thing for 600+ dollars, only to be deceived into thinking it was the real thing from the RCM. That is said. I can't believe they can get away with doing this...it looks like a duck, talks like a duck, quacks like a duck, walks like a duck...but, it ain't a duck...wow. HOWEVER, the suckers bidding on it need to wake up, you know?
     
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    http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/161406850355?nav=SEARCH#

    This one is a real kick in the head also.
    Apparently, there are a couple of Perth Mint associates who peruse this site.

    Dunno how people are allowed, to get away with using the Perth Mint advertising, because it certainly makes it hard for all the other legitimate dealers.
     
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    Sadly, the small number of filthy dishonest sellers on eBay tarnish what is otherwise a terrific commerce site.



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    I would be more worried by a seller selling fakes who did not have words like " plated ", " 100 mills ", "copy ", or " replica " in his/her description.
    Perhaps if one does not know what these words mean, you should not be buying.
     
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    If these coins are replicas of legal tender then it could be worse than simply exploitation of buyer naivety and is in fact counterfeiting?

    What's the legal status of such replicas?
     
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    Yeah, there is something wrong with creating something that looks like the real thing, but it's not. Too easy to make its way into the real thing. I thinks this stuff should illegal, and fines levied against this sh*t from circulating.
     
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    I asked the seller a question on this....well ,really more of a comment on the" lack of transparency" in the headline to the listing.

    So far it has not shown up on the questions/answers box.Not an eBay basher ..I buy and sell there occasionally, however there system seems to be designed for maxing sales and minimising truth.

    Bit like most of the commercial world today :)
     
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    Well, they're not going to be 24 ct gold plated. Buy/ test/report
     
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    This guy is VERY misleading in the Selling subject, ONLY the description mentioned about the Gold Plating, but the Main selling title does NOT mention! A crook seller.

    I reported the item, perhaps not matter :)
     
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    At least the price is for a plated. But the buyer for that superman coin must have thought it was a real gold coin. The crook seller ONLY mentioned in the description, NOT in the listing title, it is very misleading!
     
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    Regardless of the odd word in the description claiming plate, replica etc, the fact that the coin is an exact copy stamped with 999 fine silver etc is in my mind criminal. If a fake replica gets mixed with the genuine item and impossible to differentiate then this must be a crime. Replicas at least must be stamped in some way to prevent them getting confused with the genuine article.
     
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    Many sellers do not say clad - one auction I contacted the seller asking if 100mills or clad, who replied they did not know what I meant by clad!. The fake bars sold for $260 for 10x 1oz bars . Felt so sorry for buyer
     

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