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Has anyone noticed that since the Covid scare that eBay seems to be letting the sale of Purple Hearts and other items go through to completion?

 

I'm sure it's due to them working from home. So if you have some you want to sell or buy, belly up folks!

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I was just noticing that as well, I thought that maybe I had missed something? There is one Silver Star that does not look to be authentic, very shiny!

 

Robin-

I Collect USMC WWII uniforms, gear, patches, insignia. medals and ribbons. I also sell and trade Militaria of primarily the U.S. Military.

 

R.Delaney

 

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The Purple Hearts I‘ve seen are overpriced in my opinion. An unnamed Purple Heart can be found cheaper elsewhere. They aren‘t rare. But they are rare on eBay and that has to be the reason they always sell for so much.

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The Purple Hearts I‘ve seen are overpriced in my opinion. An unnamed Purple Heart can be found cheaper elsewhere. They aren‘t rare. But they are rare on eBay and that has to be the reason they always sell for so much.

 

Isn't this bidding higher than you'd expect for a WW II Army Europe KIA PH?

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Purple-Heart-Medal-WWII-Named-in-Case/153893795657?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908131621%26meid%3De6541e8c07e84ccfaa822975543e5c79%26pid%3D100678%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Des%26sd%3D124150538093%26itm%3D153893795657%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100678.m3607&_trkparms=pageci%3A83ae1adb-7da6-11ea-8ffe-74dbd1806cf5%7Cparentrq%3A7470a4bd1710aa13eab6a49dffebc35e%7Ciid%3A1

 

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Even though sales are completing, eBay will still give a warning/policy violation weeks after the sale is done, medal shipped/received, feedback left. Then boom... policy violation. 3 times in 3 month equals locked account.

Exactly why its not worth the chance.

 

Dont deceive yourselves.

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Even though sales are completing, eBay will still give a warning/policy violation weeks after the sale is done, medal shipped/received, feedback left. Then boom... policy violation. 3 times in 3 month equals locked account.

 

Agreed, they will retroactively still policy violate your account. I sold a sten gun magazine spring and they hit me 2 months later!

 

Robin-

I Collect USMC WWII uniforms, gear, patches, insignia. medals and ribbons. I also sell and trade Militaria of primarily the U.S. Military.

 

R.Delaney

 

Semper Fidelis-

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I just watched this one end at $150 with 30+ bids...

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Military-Medal-Purple-Heart-Never-Issued-/264691673604?nma=true&si=PxjrUOzpF6fmjzydv%252FmVv%252FQ4LIo%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

 

I had my account suspended for 30 days about a year ago for listing a Purple Heart. Still tempting to list a couple and see if I can get 2 or three times retail like some of these are going for :rolleyes:

 

Edit: Immediately after posting this I got a notification from Ebay with a purchase recommendation...

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Looking for Purple Hearts to service members from Roanoke Virginia and the surrounding area (Bedford, Botetourt, Vinton, Salem, Floyd, Franklin, Craig, Giles, etc.)

I'm willing to pay a premium. $$$

Also looking for:

Purple Hearts named to service members buried in the Normandy Cemetery or Arlington Cemetery.

Dog tags named to service members from Virginia.

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Only about 250% of what it would actually sell for at a show or on here.

 

On the 12th of April, a bad fake was sold by macs_military_antiques for $350.

 

There was a privately engraved WIA one that sold for $465 on the 10th of April. The seller claimed it was to a KIA Marine. It was not. It was a beautifully engraved WIA one...not worth anything near $465.

 

I have screenshots of all these auctions that I'll post when I have the bandwidth to do so, just so we have them for the record...

 

I plan on offering my book on eBay shortly...maybe they'll buy it and educate themselves on what's rare, not rare, and not what they want to believe it is...

Only a weak society needs government protection or intervention before it pursues its resolve to preserve the truth. Truth needs neither handcuffs nor a badge for its vindication. -Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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