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ThePaleKing

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@ThePaleKing you may feel you have had a frosty welcome to the silverforum. This is quite usual for members who appear and immediately offer coins for sale. The whole forum runs on trust and you have to earn this.

New members to sell coins will usually need to post photos with a piece of paper with the name of the member and the current date displayed on it so we can see these are your coins and you currently have control over them.

It is likely a buyer will ask you send the coins to him/her before payment so they can be checked them out.

In all the time i have been here i am not aware of any longstanding member cheating another. Indeed members work very hard to ensure their good names remain unblemished. You can check people's trading records on their profiles under the feedback tab. No longstanding member would cheat another b/c that would be the end of them here. So there should be no worries about dealing with longstanding members. Currently i have bought coins and bars from two members here which they have been holding for several months to save me or them on postage. i do not lose a wink of sleep over this.

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Just to update fellow members.
Jamie ( the seller ) did offer to send the coins in advance of payment so that's why I am sharing this information.
It shows a high degree of trust and is welcome.
I pulled out at the last minute though because the original pictures were not of the actual coins and that's a lesson for newbies.
That is not the best way to earn brownie points so part of the learning curve.
Many thanks to fellow stackers for posting the warnings.
 

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When I first joined the SF I put up a 1989 3 coin gold set and was asked by a member to send the set to him first so he could check it out. I thought it was pretty good condition for a nearly 30 year old set and conveyed this but he wanted to check it so it was sent to him. After over a week of checking it was returned as defective with the member saying the the sov and double had problems and the half was OK. I subsequently sent it to Russell for grading where it got a 70/69/69 for the £2/£1 and half. My bet is that the member had the set really checked thoroughly and finding that it would not get a perfect 70 (he has a reputation for wanting perfection at really low pricing hence me and others blocking him) he rejected it. I guess it is OK to do this and i am wondering what lessons to learn from this?  Should a set be returned if the person who buys it thinks it will not get a 70? I can understand returning it if it had a bad scratch, was cleaned or was fake but because it is not a perfect 70 in the eyes of the receiver. I am glad that I have gained enough of a reputation as a trusted seller to not be put thru this again but as someone new to this forum, I feel sorry for anyone else having to be put thru this and I doubt yuo can return a set on ebay just because it would not get a 70. Seems an unfair expectation especially if you are selling the set for 50% less than a 70 set would achieve.   

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@ThePaleKing

You're being very fair and your offer to use BYB's excellent intermediary service is wise.

That's a cheap piece of gold with little risk, I'd say.

In the spirit of the forum however, I'll advise you that you'd get more from HGM today and the coin would only need to be sent once.

https://www.hattongardenmetals.com/sell-scrap-gold.aspx

Good luck with your sale although I do hope a forum member buys it and new relationships are developed.

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@Roy Actually I sold x2 1 oz Britannia gold coins yesterday to HGM but I want to keep my sovereigns and Krugerrands plus some silver for trying to sell on the silverforum. Trying to build a good reputation which obviously will take time but I don`t mind selling less on here because selling on thesilverforum gives me an alternative than selling to a bullion merchant.

regards

Jamie

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Many thanks to @ThePaleKing

I received two 2018 sovereigns today. I contacted about these on Wednesday, late afternoon and they were sent, special delivery on Thursday. 

Seller agreed to send and receive payment on arrival. I offered to pay half upfront but there was no need. 

Received two sovereigns today and I have paid in full.

Many thanks and a great display of trust from both sides. 

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