TRUSTWORTHY AND HONEST SELLERS OF AUTHENTIC ANCIENT COINS ON EBAY UK
Ebay,quite apart from being one of the greatest buying/selling tools available,is also a world wide community,operating very much on mutual user honesty and trust. Perhaps the greatest blight on ebay is it's abuse by deliberate fake sellers. This is particularly so in the field of ancient coins,with large numbers of fake pieces,many of high quality[eg extremely dangerous] being placed on ebay.I specify Deliberate-no one is infallible,and even the most honest and knowledgeable of sellers can occasionally make an error of identification. Their honesty and integrity is demonstrated by their ready response to any such error,and a speedy and trouble free refund. But such Extremely infrequent errors are not the problem.
The real problem,especially for the less experienced buyer,is how to spot the deliberate fraudster,especially as the fake ancient coin material being offered is often as mentioned above of a fairly high quality,and such sellers regularly change their ebay identities,once they receive a few negative feedback comments. Obviously ,therefore , one cannot offer a listing of such dishonest sellers.
But as these people are doing untold harm to our great hobby,in both defrauding and demoralising many victims,and undermining Trust on ebay into the bargain,I intend to put together and maintain a list of Honest and Genuine sellers,in which I at least would place 100% confidence.
I will not include any seller who has been listed as a known fake seller on forumancientcoins,but I have now decided to include some clearly honest sellers who keep their auctions private-regrettably however their auctions are not accessible to reference,and therefore my inclusion of such sellers is less unconditional.
This list initially will be of sellers with whom I have had personal trading experience-I may expand it to include others recommended to me in the future.So,this list is neither a guarantee,or a blaccklist by exclusion-it is purely based on my ten years of ebay buying,and my positive experiences in that period. These are the sellers who,in my opinion,make ebay worthwhile and rewarding-this guide therefore is also my small way of thanking them!
I never sell on ebay-I therefore have no axe to grind or business aim to further-I simply love my hobby,and want to give any help practicable to others out there who feel the same way.
If you wish to see good,honest,Genuine ancient coins currently on offer on ebay uk,simply type in,or copy and paste,any of the following user id's into the enter user id box at the top of the community page[reached by clicking on the community tab at the top right of any ebay page]
To list All honest sellers of ancient coins would be impractical,and would make any such list too long to be of any practical use,so I have tried in the following list to concentrate upon long term ebay uk sellers who's main focus is Ancient coins-if any of the sellers that I have dealt with in the past feel that they should be added,please do not hesitate to contact me-if you are in accord with my abovementioned criteria I will add your name to the list with pleasure!
Again,please note that this list is neither exhaustive nor a guarantee-but hopefully it will be of some small use in our ongoing fight against fraud and fake.
In conclusion,do not be put off by the few bad apples-enjoy your hobby!!
Guide created 15/6/09
Guide last updated/revised 21/1/13