I was interested in purchasing some proof coins. I found them at Ray Komka Coins. I did research on Coin Talk, which is a reputable forum afaik, where one person related a positive experience. There was another member who said that his prices were high, but the price listed on his website was fair. There was even a 2% discount forpaying with a check, which benefits everybody. So I made the order.
I immediately called and talked to him. I said I wanted to make sure everything was in order, and asked him his procedure when paying by check, since there is a delay from a credit card payment. He said, "I put the coins aside, I deposit the check and wait for it to clear, and then ship the coins.".
I sent the check, then waited. I never heard another word or email from Ray. Twelve days later I'm wondering why the coins haven't shown up. I check on the order status and it says, "Sorry, we have to cancel your order and return your check. Oversold inventory.". But, checking on the website, there are the very same coins!!! Oh, but at ver 25% higher price. So it wasn't an "oversold inventory" after all, it was Ray Komka greed.
So this lowlife is definitely NOT a man of his word, but additionally he is a real jerk. He wasn't man enough to notify me via email, and wouldn't answer his phone when I was calling. He wouldn't even confirm that he sent my check back when I merely asked in an email. So I had to pay another $25 to my bank. Not his problem though. He cost me the opportunity to purchase at another dealer for almost two weeks, and now the price has increased at other dealers (which I understand, I had no agreement with another dealer).
I suppose he figured that since I'm over 1000 miles away I couldn't do anything, that is why I appreciate websites such as Ripoff Report. I am going to try to file a complaint with the Attorney General in New York. He took my coins, he caused monetary damages to me, and he shouldn't be able to get away with it. If I don't make any progress in a year, I'll try to picket at the big coin show in Florida. Maybe I'll even find some other unhappy customers. But I would be highly suspicious of any positive reviews. The one Coin Talk member was right, his prices are high, and even higher after you buy the coins.