ED Magedson – Founder
Topless Collectable Coins1415 kunze road East Tawas, Michigan United States of America
I should have known this guy was not legitimate when he spelled Collectibles wrong on his company website and his company's title.
They were advertising old buffalo nickels for sale, which I am an avid collector of and have a great collection already. The coins appeared to be nice in the photos. I left a message and sent an email asking if the coins were "Acid Restored". Ronald Combs emailed back and stated they were his fathers coins and that his father was "insulted" that I even asked. He stated that these definitely were not "Acid restored" as he has had experience with acid restored nickels. I then entered my bids on his coins through a website called "Proxibid", confident that a person who owns a company that specializes in coins would not mislead, especially when they were his coins. I spent $1619 on the coins. When the coins arrived, they were ALL acid restored coins. These were all ungradeable by PCGS, the company I am building a Registry Set for, and essentially worthless. My local ANA dealer told me he'd pay 30 cents a piece for them.
I sent the coins back immediately and I tried to contact Ronald Combs via phone and email. I finally received an email saying he would look into it. A week later I finally get a response from Combs that says all sales are final, but he is willing to give me an Acid restored 1916/16 nickel instead of the refund. He stated that this nickel was worth $2000 to $3000. Unfortunately, due to the acid restoration, it is only worth about $20 and is still NO use to me because PCGS will not grade it due to the restoration. BOTTOM LINE IS DO NOT PURCHASE ANYTHING FROM THIS SELLER. HE INTENTIONALLY MISLEADS AND LIES AND DOES NOT STAND BEHIND HIS SALES.
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