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Pierre_Henri

What is going on with bidding on 1965 RSA coins? Is there some scam going on?

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Pierre_Henri

I don't know if it is a Nigerian scam, but the prices of 1965 RSA coins are being driven up by bidders who have mostly African sounding names ...

With a few exceptions, they don't pay after winning items, and when blocked, it's probably the same person or group that pop up again after re-registering under new names (false aliases)

Here are a few of them ...

SbuDum1236(no ratings)

Chisawo12

Tobslove-1

dinana-2

monmas3478-1

 

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testrarossa

Hi Pierre, yes there’s something up too me thinks. Sold a 1965 Proof set on eBay last week. While it was active a member who said he was in SA (had zero feedback) asked if I was willing to send to SA. I had Africa under a exclusion zone. 

I said I am willing to post to SA but won’t use the PO as they declined too much so courier would be the only option and prices start at £35. 

I said to him/her they would be better buying on BOB due to the expensive postage and relative cheap coins (it sold for £20). It didn’t put him off  and was very keen paying whatever the postage cost would be. 

Now if it was something you can’t easily source in SA I would have believed him but unfortunately not on a 1965 set. Now you also mention something shady. If it sounds to good to be true...

 

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GROOVIE MOVIES

Whenever I have put up listings in the past and I've received bids from poor or no ratings, I immediately removed their bids. I'd rather set my auction back down to credible bid and be assured the sale, than have nosebleeds drive up the auction and waste time and money.

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CapeCurrencyCoin

Yes, very interesting, i noticed it as well ,I sold a 1965 English Silver rand (R1 auction) to a gentleman with an African sounding name, fortunately he did pay, one of the users on your list ,Chisawo12, did win an 1893 2 Shillings ZAR but hasn't paid, not yet anyway.

Perhaps some of these buyers are going to try sell these coins as the "rare 1965 version" to less knowledgeable collectors (ie speculators, probably)since its a bit of a "celebrity' year when it comes to RSA coins and everyone is familiar with 1965 as an important date, but probably less familiar with the nuances ,ie English or Afrikaans ...or perhaps they are genuinely interested, I guess we will see what transpires, or maybe we wont! 

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Pierre_Henri

I am busy deleting this gentleman's bids on my 1965 coins - see his shocking ratings - 100% negative

SekMot7624-9

 

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Pierre_Henri

And again ...

R790.00   6 Sep 15:53   SbuDum1236(no ratings)

 

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Pierre_Henri

Andries,

Is daar nie 'n manier om hierdie scam op BidorBuy te stop nie? 

Dit is mos baie duidelik wat hier aangaan?

Julle by BidorBuy moet ons beskerm teen hierdie nonsens - dit tel teen julle  en almal kry seer

Groete

Pierre

 

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admin

Hi Pierre,

Unfortunately they are not linked on the system. I have disabled 2 for high negative ratings and/or not concluding deals.

Groetnis van huis tot huis.

Andries

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Pierre_Henri

You are a star Andries

Thank you for rooting these trouble makes out...

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Pierre_Henri

I have been deleting bids on suspects (bidders) continually ... 

a 1965 1c and the same people (probably) are zooming in - what on earth are going on?

Deleted KatMan9076(no ratings) 0 of 1 4,395.00 each 1 Nov 18 17:22:46  No Reserve  
Deleted LehThe5997(no ratings) 0 of 1 4,395.00 each 1 Nov 18 00:12:43  No Reserve  
Deleted Schallavh-1 0 of 1 4,395.00 each 31 Oct 18 17:55:33  No Reserve  

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Pierre_Henri

I have listed a 1965 50c that closes tomorrow night - Please look at the three top bidders' names ... African sounding?

Must I delete all of them or hold thumbs?

R260.00   7 Nov 17:11   BokMoh9680(no ratings)

R250.00   6 Nov 11:56   JosNko70138

R120.00   5 Nov 19:49   ThaMar57291

Here is the actual listing

Republic of South Africa : Fifty Cent (Afrikaans) of 1965 (Brilliant Uncirculated)

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Mike Klee

At least one of the sellers (JosNko7013) has previously bought a coin from you? It was an RSA Proof Set of 1965 and you gave him a rating on the 29th June 2018 of "Full Marks and Five Stars ***** Your Courier made the pick up; Skynet 019911159442"

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Pierre_Henri
13 hours ago, Mike Klee said:

At least one of the sellers (JosNko7013) has previously bought a coin from you? It was an RSA Proof Set of 1965 and you gave him a rating on the 29th June 2018 of "Full Marks and Five Stars ***** Your Courier made the pick up; Skynet 019911159442"

Well, strange names - some good - some bad

Never heard of the Skynet though ...

Are they couriers?

Where did you get that name from?

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Mike Klee

Skynet is a courier company. I just used the tracking number for the waybill in your rating of JosNko7013 to see the physical progress  of the purchase from you. It was delivered to an address in Pretoria.

BTW, one has to be suspicious of "buyers" out there, especially when they want to physically collect goods which have supposedly been paid for. A courier company provides a good firewall and makes it more difficult for crooks to get away with a scam.

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Pierre_Henri

I am having major problems currently with bidders with African sounding names - maybe they are from Nigeria but some are local.

I recently sold this coin to a person with the name of Faith Nongqotho

  Presidential Inauguration R5 of 1994 : NGC graded PF69 Ultra Cameo  

She did not pay me so I send her a friendly reminding email to ask for payment

This was her e-mail replay .... (Hold your breath)

Hey, Are you selling or wanna buy my coin? I'm selling not buying. Regards

Maybe we can start a small fund with the OK of BidorBuy to educate people of what auctions are all about?

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