I used to visit this place frequently a few years back and it wasn’t this bad. I had purchased few assets from this place and was greeted and served well. However, from last two years, I did not have a chance to visit that place as I was busy with my work and life.
In 2018, when I went there, I was shocked to see the overall condition of the store. It used to be stuffed with customers, but that day, there was no one apart from me. I was left to wait for almost 15 minutes outside. When they called me in, they asked me to wait for more 10 minutes. Knowing that they did not have to attend any other customer, it felt like they were rude.
An old guy came over and got straight to the point. He asked me the reason for coming. He wanted to know if I was there to sell something or buy. He did not even greet me or smiled at me. That was fine if he was ready to pay the right amount of my bars. I would have gone forever.
But, that did not happen. When I informed that I was there to sell my 100 oz bars, he offered me a price 25% less than the spot market price. He did not even bother to check the bars. I asked the reason for such a price and wanted to know if he at all was aware of the spot market price or not.
That guy seemed unconcerned and said that the company was not interested in those bars. I remember, a few years back, this company used to have a variety of coins and bars but nothing was similar to what it used to be.
I roamed around and checked few coins and other things that they had. But, they were short in the exquisite assets that they owned earlier and the prices of those coins that they sell were a lot more overpriced.
I have a hobby to collect precious coins and know a lot about the market prices. But, this store is full of frauds. They did not say a word about my disappointment either. It was not at all the shop I knew before.
I left and never went there. I found many stores selling coins and other kinds of stuff. A shop even paid a good amount for those bars. There were many shops around as well. It was like a coin shop complex. I should have dealt with these people from start.
Continental Coin is no more a place to trust. These guys are rude and shady. If you would not be aware of the market prices, you would be scammed a big time. The guy was interested in buying my bars at a very low price but as soon as he knew that I was aware of the spot market price, he changed his sentence. He instantly had no wish to buy those bars.
This is what I call a scam. Do not trust this company at all.