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sovereignsteve

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  1. sovereignsteve liked a post in a topic by prophet800 in Today I received.....   
    This arrived this morning to join it's little sister. 56mm diameter and 84g of lovely aged sterling silver.
    Got to love the old stuff





  2. prophet800 liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in Today I received.....   
    anywhere towards me beginning with a K by any chance?
  3. Numistacker liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in Today I received.....   
    Come on be serious, you live in Cumbria
    Need Dave but look genuine to me on casual inspection, would need to closely study pics of real ones and known fakes to get a better idea. Nice prices if all good. I've not seen that 2oz commemorative before.
  4. sovereignsteve liked a post in a topic by Danny-boy in Have I made a mistake?   
    I'd take one off you for my daughter, she was born on the same day as Prince George.

    For the right price of course.
  5. sovereignsteve liked a post in a topic by HelpingHands in Chinesemedals - Awful Service & ebay Feedback Manipulation   
    I've not read the whole thread but I imagine by page 3 everyone has established their views.
    I think it's worth keeping the thread open in case there are any useful updates.
  6. barney liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in Chinesemedals - Awful Service & ebay Feedback Manipulation   
    No I don't think so, well not on purpose anyway. Why don't you explain it to me?
    How would you have thread titles worded? Are you suggesting tight rules? How about mods changing the wording if these rules are broken or anyone dislikes them?
  7. barney liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in Chinesemedals - Awful Service & ebay Feedback Manipulation   
    Which part of the title do you think didn't happen in this instance?
    "Awful service" or "ebay feedback manipulation"? 
    Many people would agree with the OP.
    This is one thread on a large forum that only really exists for the purpose of discussion and the exchange of information and opinions. It is a reflection of one person's experience. No one will look at the title and assume that is the be all and end all of Chinesemedals; the definitive statement as to their actions and worth.
    People will read the thread with all it's opinions and real life experiences  and make up their own minds.
  8. prophet800 liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in Today I received.....   
    As long it wasn't a moon!
  9. barney liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in Chinesemedals - Awful Service & ebay Feedback Manipulation   
    Which part of the title do you think didn't happen in this instance?
    "Awful service" or "ebay feedback manipulation"? 
    Many people would agree with the OP.
    This is one thread on a large forum that only really exists for the purpose of discussion and the exchange of information and opinions. It is a reflection of one person's experience. No one will look at the title and assume that is the be all and end all of Chinesemedals; the definitive statement as to their actions and worth.
    People will read the thread with all it's opinions and real life experiences  and make up their own minds.
  10. prophet800 liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in Today I received.....   
    anywhere towards me beginning with a K by any chance?
  11. sovereignsteve liked a post in a topic by Roy in Today I received.....   
    great to work with 
  12. danmc82 liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in Chinesemedals - Awful Service & ebay Feedback Manipulation   
    I see no reason to close it. It is and has been a valid topic for discussion. No one is getting enraged and out of hand. Further useful and relevant information may come to light.
  13. danmc82 liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in Chinesemedals - Awful Service & ebay Feedback Manipulation   
    I see no reason to close it. It is and has been a valid topic for discussion. No one is getting enraged and out of hand. Further useful and relevant information may come to light.
  14. sixgun liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in Warning Alert fake NGC gold Eagles about on Amazon   
    you'd think they'd get them the right colour.
  15. MCJ liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in Chinesemedals - Awful Service & ebay Feedback Manipulation   
    I have never dealt with Andy so I'm looking at this as a potential customer.
    As most purchases go through without any problems, it's fine for these customers to jump to the defence of the dealer and say they had no issues. However, it's when things go wrong that you can judge a dealer and assuming this issue panned out as the op outlines, I find the conduct of Andy inexcusable.
    If Chinese dealers take on the task of selling these expensive medals UK they need to take more care with their quality control and say up front that they aren't perfect. Anyone paying the vast premiums for these medals has every right to expect perfection unless they are correctly described.
    All the more reason to take extra care with ebay customers. If he doesn't want the negative feedback he should behave better when things go wrong. The self-feedback is pathetic and totally inexcusable.
     
    Hardly an excuse and certainly not a recipe for successful dealings on ebay.
  16. sovereignsteve liked a post in a topic by Orchestral in Chinesemedals - Awful Service & ebay Feedback Manipulation   
    You might be right, seems to have been a problem with some postage coming out of China round this time though. A friend at work pointed out on a Transformer toy collector forum he belongs to that loads of people were still missing packages specifically from early December and another friend hasn't received his shipment of Chinese tea from the very same date as my order.
    Full disclosure for those that have the patience & inclination to read it:
    28th Nov – Purchased Shenyang Lunar Monkey from Chinesemedals.com (first time customer). 29th Nov- Emailed Andy to pre-order my 1st Lunar Rooster Proof, payment sent. 4th Dec – Purchased via ebay 2nd Lunar Rooster Proof & Rooster Antique combination.- Tracking number was provided very shortly after purchase. 4 coins now on order. 13th Dec- Received Lunar Monkey. I emailed Andy asking for a replacement, Andy wouldn’t replace but said he’d refund me. I asked him if the damage was normal for the series, he response was ‘Nothing is perfect, not even the Mona Lisa’ and he sent me loads of photos of imperfect Shenyang coins, though none as bad as the one I received, just minor hairlines etc (which are acceptable). Felt like I was being talked into accepting a coin I wasn’t happy with. 14th Dec – I sought the advice of this forum. http://thesilverforum.com/topic/7663-non-fiat-lunar-panda-questions/ 16th Dec – I decided I would indeed return the coin & posted it back. 21st Dec - Messaged Andy on ebay because the tracking number for the 2nd Rooster & Antique combo still said ‘invalid’, I asked on this day specifically because @Silverstackeruk had received his roosters the day prior so I expected mine to arrive shortly. 27th Dec – Andy got back to me saying he wouldn’t send the coins until he’d shown me photos & I had accepted(?), hence the tracking number was 'fake' because the coins STILL weren’t even posted, weren't intended to be posted, and I hadn't been told. Annoyed but I asked to see the photos. 29th Dec – Andy sent me photos of a sheet of antique roosters ‘with problems’, I said they looked good to me for all I could see. 2nd Jan – Andy sent photos of proofs, some graded and said “most have residue or hairlines. No return or refund. Make decision on it.”, they looked fine to be honest but the photos were bad, unfocused and resolution low. 3rd Jan – partial refund, $188 short – I complained. 4th Jan – fully refunded. Total amount owed was $837 and a whole lot of wasted of time for the both of us.The other day I left negative feedback, yesterday I noticed his fake feedback.
    Andy was within his rights to not sell to me, I'm also within my rights to be displeased and share this experience with others.
    What I took biggest issue with was the fact I kept checking my post & checking the tracking number for weeks up to Christmas, then tracking number turned out to not have any parcel assigned to it and I wasn't told this until the 27th Dec.. when I specifically asked.
    I hope that clears things up. Maybe I was in the wrong, you be the judge.
    Anyway, I could do without my new coin hobby being this stressful, I've just become a father and started the process of buying a new home, that's enough stress right there thank you very much!!
  17. MCJ liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in Chinesemedals - Awful Service & ebay Feedback Manipulation   
    I have never dealt with Andy so I'm looking at this as a potential customer.
    As most purchases go through without any problems, it's fine for these customers to jump to the defence of the dealer and say they had no issues. However, it's when things go wrong that you can judge a dealer and assuming this issue panned out as the op outlines, I find the conduct of Andy inexcusable.
    If Chinese dealers take on the task of selling these expensive medals UK they need to take more care with their quality control and say up front that they aren't perfect. Anyone paying the vast premiums for these medals has every right to expect perfection unless they are correctly described.
    All the more reason to take extra care with ebay customers. If he doesn't want the negative feedback he should behave better when things go wrong. The self-feedback is pathetic and totally inexcusable.
     
    Hardly an excuse and certainly not a recipe for successful dealings on ebay.
  18. MCJ liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in Chinesemedals - Awful Service & ebay Feedback Manipulation   
    I have never dealt with Andy so I'm looking at this as a potential customer.
    As most purchases go through without any problems, it's fine for these customers to jump to the defence of the dealer and say they had no issues. However, it's when things go wrong that you can judge a dealer and assuming this issue panned out as the op outlines, I find the conduct of Andy inexcusable.
    If Chinese dealers take on the task of selling these expensive medals UK they need to take more care with their quality control and say up front that they aren't perfect. Anyone paying the vast premiums for these medals has every right to expect perfection unless they are correctly described.
    All the more reason to take extra care with ebay customers. If he doesn't want the negative feedback he should behave better when things go wrong. The self-feedback is pathetic and totally inexcusable.
     
    Hardly an excuse and certainly not a recipe for successful dealings on ebay.
  19. sovereignsteve liked a post in a topic by Kman in Chinesemedals - Awful Service & ebay Feedback Manipulation   
    These are my takeaways from the thread
    Andy is a perfectly fine legitimate seller... unless you're unhappy with a coin and want a refund
    If you ever want a refund, he will begrudgingly do it but don't expect to buy any more coins from him
    + People here seem very worried about souring Andy as a contact because they might lose out on their Chinese Medal crack fix  
  20. Kman liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in Chinesemedals - Awful Service & ebay Feedback Manipulation   
    Actually, good point. The 5 feedbacks all saying "great to work with" are from 5 "private" purchases made by Andy from a seller called "chinesemedals" that has actually been active since 2001 and it says based in the US. I think it's too big a coincidence that these appeared immediately after the negative feedback was given by the OP. It's possible that there is no connection I suppose but I would guess it's either the same person or someone with whom they have a long standing buying/selling relationship. The use of the term "great to work with" seems unlikely otherwise, hardly something you would say about someone you have simply purchased from?
    There is also another "great to work with" feedback from another buyer at around the same time.
    I have never seen this term used in feedback on ebay before.
    Too many coincidences but I will be happy to eat my words if shown to be jumping to conclusions.
  21. sovereignsteve liked a post in a topic by Lindeman in 2017 MS70 $1 Dragon & Phoenix, 1 oz silver, Perth Mint.   
    Sure we can - we just did! Just needs to be run properly ...of course.


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  22. MCJ liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in Chinesemedals - Awful Service & ebay Feedback Manipulation   
    I have never dealt with Andy so I'm looking at this as a potential customer.
    As most purchases go through without any problems, it's fine for these customers to jump to the defence of the dealer and say they had no issues. However, it's when things go wrong that you can judge a dealer and assuming this issue panned out as the op outlines, I find the conduct of Andy inexcusable.
    If Chinese dealers take on the task of selling these expensive medals UK they need to take more care with their quality control and say up front that they aren't perfect. Anyone paying the vast premiums for these medals has every right to expect perfection unless they are correctly described.
    All the more reason to take extra care with ebay customers. If he doesn't want the negative feedback he should behave better when things go wrong. The self-feedback is pathetic and totally inexcusable.
     
    Hardly an excuse and certainly not a recipe for successful dealings on ebay.
  23. MCJ liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in Chinesemedals - Awful Service & ebay Feedback Manipulation   
    I have never dealt with Andy so I'm looking at this as a potential customer.
    As most purchases go through without any problems, it's fine for these customers to jump to the defence of the dealer and say they had no issues. However, it's when things go wrong that you can judge a dealer and assuming this issue panned out as the op outlines, I find the conduct of Andy inexcusable.
    If Chinese dealers take on the task of selling these expensive medals UK they need to take more care with their quality control and say up front that they aren't perfect. Anyone paying the vast premiums for these medals has every right to expect perfection unless they are correctly described.
    All the more reason to take extra care with ebay customers. If he doesn't want the negative feedback he should behave better when things go wrong. The self-feedback is pathetic and totally inexcusable.
     
    Hardly an excuse and certainly not a recipe for successful dealings on ebay.
  24. sovereignsteve liked a post in a topic by Quicksilver in Today I received.....   
    Temple of heaven medals from Andy at Chinese medals Silver gold and antique Silver.
     




     
  25. sovereignsteve liked a post in a topic by Orchestral in Chinesemedals - Awful Service & ebay Feedback Manipulation   
    Wrong. The tracking number was given for items that he hadn't ever posted. If it wasn't a fake number, what was the tracking number for exactly?