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What do you hope to buy at FUN 2010?

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I don't want anyone to be giving away CLASSIFIED - TOP SECRET information, but let us know what goals you hope to achieve.

 

Me, I'll be looking for French medals, DMPL dollars, 1878 8TF's and I hope to find Volume II of the 5th Edition of the CPG.

 

Chris

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This is the first time that I'm going to go and not really know what I'm looking for.

 

Just remember to bring your snow boots and sled. There aren't many hills, but it's fun to grab the bumpers of cars going through the parking lot.

 

Are you driving to Orlando or flying?

 

Chris

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This is the first time that I'm going to go and not really know what I'm looking for.

 

Just remember to bring your snow boots and sled. There aren't many hills, but it's fun to grab the bumpers of cars going through the parking lot.

 

Are you driving to Orlando or flying?

 

Chris

 

I should clarify. This is not my first time attending. This is my first time without clear goals.

 

I'll be driving. Its only about 6 hours from Charleston. Can't wait!

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I am torn in 3 directions....

 

 

I would like to get my side business of selling coins on Ebay back off the grand since I haven't had the extra income since my divorce so....

 

Option 1 - I might try to buy up some cheaper coins or low cost toners in hopes of flipping for a profit....

 

Option 2 - I have been getting into currency lately and I have a good plan to just stick with $1 notes to start out with and I really want to pick up a nice PMG graded Black Eagle and also a high grade 1923 SS in say 66.....

 

Option 3- Buy colorfully toned coins for my own collection in hopes of getting it back of the ground with a few nice pieces hm

 

 

If I go with Option 1 and I get some good buys at the show then I will have even more money down the road to go after option 2 & 3 but with the state of the economy there are no guarantees that I can make a large enough profit to make it worth my time and money so it is a risk. hm

 

 

What does everyone think...Option 1, 2, or 3 and why?

 

 

 

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Shane,

 

Since, by your own admission, you would like to get back to selling on eBay, it seems that Option #1 would be preferable. However, it would still be a cr@p shoot given the current state of the economy.

 

You could always check out garage sales in your area. Despite the fact that you don't always find numismatic items sold at such events, it doesn't hurt to ask, particularly for rolls of circulated silver. Offer 3-5x face and sell it for 10x face. If the sellers are elderly, it might be possible that they have a stash that they never considered putting in the sale. If any garage sale ads in your local paper have phone #'s, call them and ask. I've had moderate success doing this, and it saves you from driving all over the place searching for what you want. You shouldn't expect to find Gem coins & notes, but you might be able to get some at a good price to flip for a profit. Please keep in mind that the garage sale mentality rules! You aren't buying coins or currency as you would from a dealer or at a show. Be a real cheapskate just like the other prospective buyers!

 

Chris

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I'd like to find at least one more 19th century presidential medalet for my collection. Beyond that I'll be looking at some of the old gold commemorative coins. I'd like to find a Grant gold dollar or perhaps one of the small (dollar or $2.50) Pan-Pac pieces.

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Well, you can at least have some fun selling some coins. I would hope that whatever you choose, you don't go the route of ripping-off the elderly! Paying people 25 -50% of something's value seems a little below you! Besides, we have enough of those around already!

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I would hope that whatever you choose, you don't go the route of ripping-off the elderly! Paying people 25 -50% of something's value seems a little below you! Besides, we have enough of those around already!

 

If you knew much about Florida, you'd find that better than 50% of the "shoppers" at garage sales are 55+. So who is ripping off whom? For that matter, some of the elderly have stalls at flea markets. When someone advertises a garage sale, you can bet that they will be in front of your home before the sun comes up to gouge you for whatever they can and double or triple their "investment" at the flea market the same day.

 

When I'm referring to an older person who has accumulated a "stash", I'm talking about coins they have taken out of circulation over 10 or 20 or more years. What is wrong with offering them a tidy profit so that you can also make a profit? Do you think a dealer would give them a better deal? Heck, you can buy circulated silver from a dealer at one price, take it back to him 60 days later, and he'll offer you considerably less than you paid him for it in the first place.

 

I'm 62 and I've been unemployed for a good while. Earlier this year, I needed some cash, so I sold 105 rolls of mint-wrapped states quarters to someone I know for $1200. Yes, those same rolls costed me $1800+ from the Mint. When I sold them to him, he said that if I ever wanted them back, he would give them to me for the same amount. Last week, I was in a position to buy them back, and I planned on giving him $100 additional for his effort. When I visited him at his store, he told me that he had just sold them to another acquaintance for what he paid me. The fellow he sold them to is 77, and when he called him to ask if he would sell them back, he wanted $2200.

 

Wake up and smell the garbage dump!

 

Chris

 

 

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Please send me all your junk silver at 3X face. I guess we'll both be happy you made a "tidy profit"! lol,LOL,lol

 

Look, I'm only trying to suggest ways that Shane can get himself turned around. I don't know if you've ever been there, but I have and still am! I'm glad that you think it's funny.

 

Chris

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I'll sell a few coins on day one. I have one coin set aside for a fellow collector and a handful of coins set aside for one of my favorite dealer-specialists. I have a few lower-grade coins that will go to a dealer who builds type sets.

 

If I am able to find one coin to add to my collection, it will be a great show. It's always a good show, even if I come home with no new coins.

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Anyone going to fun please be on the look for me :)

Want to Buy!! 1971-S Roosevelt (PCGS or NGC) PF-69UC

 

 

What would something like that cost....I would have thought it would be a $20 coin but then after seeing your post about the 75-S....I am in shock :o

 

I can certainly keep my eyes out.....

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Anyone going to fun please be on the look for me :)

Want to Buy!! 1971-S Roosevelt (PCGS or NGC) PF-69UC

 

 

What would something like that cost....I would have thought it would be a $20 coin but then after seeing your post about the 75-S....I am in shock :o

 

I can certainly keep my eyes out.....

 

Me, too! If you want, PM me your phone #, and I'll call you if I come across anything.

 

Chris

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Anyone going to fun please be on the look for me :)

Want to Buy!! 1971-S Roosevelt (PCGS or NGC) PF-69UC

 

 

What would something like that cost....I would have thought it would be a $20 coin but then after seeing your post about the 75-S....I am in shock :o

 

I can certainly keep my eyes out.....

 

About $165-$220.

Pcgs price guide is $260 if I remember right!!

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