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In the Corner with Dan Hughes

Nov 7, 2014

It all started when a classmate of mine told me she'd bought her grandson some inexpensive civil war relics she'd found on eBay.  They were being offered by a treasure hunter who had found them with his metal detector. 

And I thought, what a great idea!  We all have boxes or jars or buckets full of stuff we've dug that may not be worth anything to us, but just might be considered fun and exciting to non-treasure hunters.

So I did a little research, and what I found just might surprise you.  I will tell you this much:  It didn't turn out quite the way I thought it would.  For the rest, just listen to the show.  (It's short - about 3 1/2 minutes). 

P.S.  The photo is of an assortment of metal detector finds that sold recently on eBay, all as one package.  I discuss it in the show.

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James Bizzell
over four years ago

When Ebay first began, nearly all of the items sold were used items and there were bargains to be had. Today, nearly all the items are new and there are many sellers from China. I do agree with your advice, Dan. Be careful to both sellers and buyers. The seller got burned on this deal but the buyer made out like a bandit.