Fake gold for sale on eBay

Discussion in 'Fakes & Counterfeits' started by SteelHand, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. SteelHand

    SteelHand Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I do not understand why anyone would buy bullion from eBay (even if genuine), when the same item can be directly bought from a dealer (Perth Mint etc) for about the same price - or often less.
     
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    It's the adrenaline of getting a fake!
     
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    Two bids! He's selling it!
     
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    "Cheap" gold. If you sell on Ebay you'll get some stupidity low time wasting offers. The reason they do it is often sellers bite and take your offer. Earlier this year I got 55% under spot. A couple of weeks ago in the dip I got 9% under, and yes it's real gold.
     
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    If you know what are you doing,you can buy even gold on Ebay-there are some bargains from time to time,but one must be careful. In the last month I was able to purchase 1/2 oz and 1/4oz new gold coin year of mouse for the prize of $4 and $12 respectively over spot-you can't get this from any dealer anywhere....
     
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    But I wonder if all the research time and effort involved, plus the increased risk of fakes, should be included in the cost of any "bargain"?
     
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    that's a well known toy coin maker Lauer
     
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    And at a bargain price too! :D
     
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    Can't say for sure from those photos that it is not legit, but I would not bother or waste my time, too risky.
    Seller has been eBay member since Feb 2020 with 2 positive feedbacks, one of which says No No No!:D
     
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    The shit spelling and grammar doesn't instill confidence either. And that baloney about it taking 3 weeks for PayPal to pay him so he'll accept bank deposit only is funny too. I've added it to my watchlist just to see how it ends :D
     
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    Actually that part of his ad might be legit, I had the same thing happen to me a few years ago on eBay.
    I started selling a lot of expensive coins on eBay then, and for the first month or so PayPal would hold on to my money
    for a similar period of time.
    I guess it is PayPal's way to make sure that the buyers receive their goods, and that they are not going to be sending them back for refund.
    I legitimate seller should not have an issue with that.
     
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    Yes, that is true but it provide the perfect cover for someone trying to avoid the PayPal protection buyers get from using it.
     
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    100% Fake Gold Bars for sure :eek:
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Fake Bars (above) ... "ONE" TROY OUNCE 999,9 ... :confused: (comma instead of dot)
    plus big difference on the reverse ... with the shape and space ... above Lady Fortuna's head

    Real Bar (below) ... 1 TROY OUNCE 999.9 ... and has a Cert No. starting with "C"

    [​IMG]
     
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    Do ebay remove items that are reported as fakes or replicas?
     

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