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ted_200
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Posts: 12,318
Registered: ‎07-16-2007

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to elheron-grande

1956 feedback!  Reminds Heron of the year 1956. 

 

As of this posting, he's 1963.  I believe that is his own (and my) birthyear!

 

 

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Posts: 1,372
Registered: ‎07-17-2011

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to *smedley*

1956 feedback!  Reminds Heron of the year 1956.  A friend of the family happened to be

a member of the 'draft board'.  Notified us that Heron's number was being called in 30 days.

Heron went to the Air Force recruiter - one year waiting list.

Then the Navy recruiter - 9 months waiting list.

Then, as Heron was departing the building, he saw a small sign that said US Coast Guard.

Heron remember that an uncle was in the USCG during WWII.

Heron went in that office and asked how long was the waiting list?

An older Chief Petty Officer answered, "When do you want to enlist".  Heron answered, right now!

The 30 year CPO remarked 'trying to beat the draft ey?'...

So, Heron listened to the different programs and signed a 6 year contract in order to attend a 6

months training school after basic training.  One a the best things Heron ever did!

 

As for Heron contributing to the 'soapbox' commentarios, there is not much interest in that project.

The 'right' will still be the 'right'.

The 'left' will still be 'leftists'. 

Nothing ever gets resolved.  Just a lot of 'sniping' back and forth regarding politicks.  Yikes!

 

Heron would much rather discuss coins, tokens, and paper money.

Although it appears that this chatting bjord could be headed towards muerte!

Regards,

 

xx

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Community Member
Posts: 3,414
Registered: ‎10-14-2008

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to ted_200

nah... tdz's a rarity: sits on the other side of the aisle but can hold an intelligent discussion w/o getting all ranty and uriney and pulling "facts" out of the air...

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ted_200
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Posts: 12,318
Registered: ‎07-16-2007

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to tdziemianowicz

Sorry, didn't mean to leave you two out!  Especially poor tdz, who probably wishes I'd go back to sticking strictly to the Coin and Seller Boards!

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Posts: 3,411
Registered: ‎03-06-2012

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to mcdcoins

mcdcoins wrote:

ted_200 wrote:

odiescoins, ga_cooke, laddieboy, silverfox, jeff, and I all post over there on and off...


There's a few more of us,

 

Just not on the A team.


Even some on the XX team :smileyembarrassed:

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mcdcoins
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Posts: 1,576
Registered: ‎05-20-2009

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to ted_200

ted_200 wrote:

odiescoins, ga_cooke, laddieboy, silverfox, jeff, and I all post over there on and off...


There's a few more of us,

 

Just not on the A team.

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ted_200
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Posts: 12,318
Registered: ‎07-16-2007

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to b-17blinker

odiescoins, ga_cooke, laddieboy, silverfox, jeff, and I all post over there on and off...

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b-17blinker
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Posts: 53
Registered: ‎10-10-2009

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to mcdcoins

Thanks for the link. I'll pay a visit and see if I 'know' anyone.

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mcdcoins
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Posts: 1,576
Registered: ‎05-20-2009

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

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in reply to b-17blinker

b-17blinker wrote:

Ted, can you provide a link to the Soapbox?


http://community.ebay.com/t5/The-Soapbox/bd-p/2124

 

It is also in it's death throes.

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Posts: 1,372
Registered: ‎07-17-2011

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to ted_200

Hola Ted200: your post of 18 Oct 2014 0249 hrs:  Yes, Heron agrees regarding being

advised re errors in listings.   It is almost impossible for any seller to know ALL things

about all items.  Some sellers did appreciate receiving correct info and some did not

appreciate that!  Nowadays aggravation can be avoided by not saying a word. ha!

Regards,

 

xx

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b-17blinker
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Registered: ‎10-10-2009

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to ted_200

Ted, can you provide a link to the Soapbox?

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ted_200
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Posts: 12,318
Registered: ‎07-16-2007

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to elheron-grande

elheron-grande wrote:

 

Holas Amigos!  A question for our large group of coin & papermoney aficionados:

 

What do youse do when an obvious listing error is detected?

 

Por ejemplo:  Heron was perusing the German States listings and found a listing for

a 1 Pfennig copper coin claiming it was a Prussian coin.

 

It was not!  There is no legend and coin is identified by the 'coat of arms' on obverse.

The coat of arms for that coin was absolutely Waldeck-Pyrmont!  Heron knows this

because he has coins from both of those coin issuing authorities. Plus the catalog

info.

 

The 2nd obvious error in the same listings group was a coin listed as GERMAN STATES

6 Pence 1942.  The coin depicted Geo VI of England!   [Or Gran Britannia if youse prefers].

 

The last time Heron offered advise was about the year 2000.  In return for Heron's assistance

in identifying an item he received about 15 nastygrams. 

 

Since that time, Heron has not offered his assistance to any seller. 

 

Have things changed?  Is it ok to offer assistance now?  Just curious is Heron!

Regards,

 

xx


I'll sometimes message them, but usually not anymore... it just depends on if I think they deserve any help.  I always appreciate it when users contact me if I've got some screw up in a listing though...

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ted_200
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Posts: 12,318
Registered: ‎07-16-2007

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to jeffs_new_and_used_coins

jeffs_new_and_used_coins wrote:

Nice job on the C&PM Board, by the way. I see that people are using it to the tune of as many as two or even three posts a day!

 

Impressive.



Well, that's to be expected, they hauled it off to Groups (a dark corner where no one can find it) and they send out nastygrams if you discuss anything worth discussing here.  There are now more CPM Board users on the Soapbox than there are here, which is exactly what I'd predicted.  In fact there are more CPM Board users in my non-eBay private seller's forum, and that isn't even geared towards coins at all.  Similar crackdowns have rendered the CFe Group just as inactive and useless.  This isn't el heron's fault, it's Jeff Terrell's fault, and it is just how he likes it. 

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Posts: 425
Registered: ‎07-06-2011

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to elheron-grande

Nice job on the C&PM Board, by the way. I see that people are using it to the tune of as many as two or even three posts a day!

 

Impressive.

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Registered: ‎07-17-2011

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to jeffs_new_and_used_coins

 

Of course you have!  Don't be shy.  The Inglich Langwich?  Always changing and now mostly abbreviations...!

 

xx [Dos Equis!]

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Registered: ‎07-06-2011

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to elheron-grande

elheron-grande wrote:

 

Not likely! el Heron doesnt use your method of communication.  Regards.

 

xx


And, yet, I've never received any "nastygrams." Maybe they're just confused by your unique take on the English language.

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Registered: ‎07-17-2011

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to jeffs_new_and_used_coins

 

Not likely! el Heron doesnt use your method of communication.  Regards.

 

xx

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Posts: 425
Registered: ‎07-06-2011

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to elheron-grande

elheron-grande wrote:

 

Holas Amigos!  A question for our large group of coin & papermoney aficionados:

 

What do youse do when an obvious listing error is detected?

 

Por ejemplo:  Heron was perusing the German States listings and found a listing for

a 1 Pfennig copper coin claiming it was a Prussian coin.

 

It was not!  There is no legend and coin is identified by the 'coat of arms' on obverse.

The coat of arms for that coin was absolutely Waldeck-Pyrmont!  Heron knows this

because he has coins from both of those coin issuing authorities. Plus the catalog

info.

 

The 2nd obvious error in the same listings group was a coin listed as GERMAN STATES

6 Pence 1942.  The coin depicted Geo VI of England!   [Or Gran Britannia if youse prefers].

 

The last time Heron offered advise was about the year 2000.  In return for Heron's assistance

in identifying an item he received about 15 nastygrams. 

 

Since that time, Heron has not offered his assistance to any seller. 

 

Have things changed?  Is it ok to offer assistance now?  Just curious is Heron!

Regards,

 

xx


Maybe it's your way of informing them.

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Community Member
Posts: 3,411
Registered: ‎03-06-2012

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to elheron-grande

elheron-grande wrote:

 

Holas Amigos!  A question for our large group of coin & papermoney aficionados:

 

What do youse do when an obvious listing error is detected?

 

Por ejemplo:  Heron was perusing the German States listings and found a listing for

a 1 Pfennig copper coin claiming it was a Prussian coin.

 

It was not!  There is no legend and coin is identified by the 'coat of arms' on obverse.

The coat of arms for that coin was absolutely Waldeck-Pyrmont!  Heron knows this

because he has coins from both of those coin issuing authorities. Plus the catalog

info.

 

The 2nd obvious error in the same listings group was a coin listed as GERMAN STATES

6 Pence 1942.  The coin depicted Geo VI of England!   [Or Gran Britannia if youse prefers].

 

The last time Heron offered advise was about the year 2000.  In return for Heron's assistance

in identifying an item he received about 15 nastygrams. 

 

Since that time, Heron has not offered his assistance to any seller. 

 

Have things changed?  Is it ok to offer assistance now?  Just curious is Heron!

Regards,

 

xx


I occasionally notice an error like the ones you mention, and if i send the seller an email via ebay, I usually get a polite response.

 

 

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Posts: 3,414
Registered: ‎10-14-2008

Re: --THE NEW COIN CHAT ROOM--

in reply to elheron-grande

when it's an obvious honest mistake by the seller, i'll send them an ebaygram... sometimes a long time goes between ebaygrams, but i've sent two in the last couple of weeks and both sellers were glad to have been informed...

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