Translate German to English - Click here to open Altavista's Babel Fish Translator Click here to learn about all those symbols by people's names.

leftlogo.jpg (20709 bytes)

Upgrade to Premium Membership

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#331158 08/16/2017 11:14 AM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 96
MarcGB Offline OP
OP Offline
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 96
Hi all..

As a newbie that I'm frown I think it would be a good idea to list here trusted sellers.

Inn this way, unexperienced buyers would have a place to look first.

Do you think this is an option?

In other posts I could find:

[url=Http://militarycollectiblesinc.com/product-category/daggers/daggers-ss/][url=Http://militarycollectiblesinc.com/product-category/daggers/daggers-ss/][url=Http://militarycollectiblesinc.com/product-category/daggers/daggers-ss/]Http://militarycollectiblesinc.com/product-category/daggers/daggers-ss/[/url][/url][/url]

[url=Https://www.lakesidetrader.com/German/WWII/Dagger/SS/][url=Https://www.lakesidetrader.com/German/WWII/Dagger/SS/][url=Https://www.lakesidetrader.com/German/WWII/Dagger/SS/]Https://www.lakesidetrader.com/German/WWII/Dagger/SS/[/url][/url][/url]

MarcGB #331159 08/16/2017 12:16 PM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 96
MarcGB Offline OP
OP Offline
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 96

MarcGB #331162 08/16/2017 03:30 PM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 714
Offline
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 714
Lakesidetrader is top seller done business many times

zoza #331164 08/16/2017 03:44 PM
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 127
Offline
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 127
STAY THE HELL OFF OF GUNBROKER.COM!! See my "Valuble lesson learned" thread in this forum.

Patrick69 #331166 08/16/2017 04:34 PM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 96
MarcGB Offline OP
OP Offline
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 96
Sorry for my first post... I wrote the url' s just once... don't understand what happened... I can not edit to let it clean...

MarcGB #331167 08/16/2017 04:40 PM
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 166
Offline
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 166
Originally Posted By: MarcGB


Watch out here...!!!
Know your stuff if you want to buy here.
Know what you are looking for!!!

The best are JR Meda and Lakesidetrader.

Last edited by Krikke; 08/16/2017 04:40 PM.
Krikke #331168 08/16/2017 04:55 PM
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 5,752
Likes: 8
Offline
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 5,752
Likes: 8
Of course, knowing your stuff is the first step... so, buy books, read them, talk about what you see there with others, like here at GDC.

Then, I have had good luck with the following (not in any particular order and not an exhaustive list by any means):

http://www.lakesidetrader.com/
http://www.wwiidaggers.com/
http://www.johnsonreferencebooks.com/
http://www.warrelic.com/
http://www.collectortocollectormilitaria.com/
http://www.theoldbrigade.co.uk/
https://therupturedduck.com/
http://www.vonryansexpress.com/main.htm
http://militarycollectiblesinc.com/

All of the above, while not perfect and always correct, are easy to deal with and back the items they sell. All of these people are also happy to help out both old, experienced collectors and fresh of the boat newbies.

John


Always looking for Eickhorns and etched bayonets.
Krikke #331169 08/16/2017 05:05 PM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 96
MarcGB Offline OP
OP Offline
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 96
Originally Posted By: Krikke
Originally Posted By: MarcGB


Watch out here...!!!
Know your stuff if you want to buy here.
Know what you are looking for!!!

The best are JR Meda and Lakesidetrader.


I assumed Tom Wittmann's was one of the most trusted let's say... gurus in this world. Am I wrong?

Some of the items are restored (mostly grips)... but it's clear on the descriptions.

Your alert surprises me (which means nothing cause I'm a complete newbie... but persistent student).

MarcGB #331170 08/16/2017 05:12 PM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 96
MarcGB Offline OP
OP Offline
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 96
Thanks Krikke, let's add JR Meda to the list!

medamilitaria.com

MarcGB #331172 08/16/2017 05:49 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,692
Likes: 4
S
Offline
S
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,692
Likes: 4
Martin Stiles Hannahsreich top notch trustworthy and knowlegable our very own Bob Iqbal Collector to Collector of course Paul Hogle and JR whom I both recommend to everyone always and often No one is perfect but how they respond in "crisis" is what defines them cheers, Ryan

MarcGB #331173 08/16/2017 05:51 PM
Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 46
M
Offline
M
Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 46
For me my first 2 purchases went well but the third not so much buying from lakeside trader. Somehow there was an online ordering mix up and I never received an iron cross I ordered. As far as I know we are still waiting on a refund after inquiring into it.



Last edited by Mikes73; 08/16/2017 06:01 PM.
Mikes73 #331180 08/17/2017 12:35 AM
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 61
Offline
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 61
JR is absolutely top of the game. Couldn't recommend him any higher.

Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 28
R
Offline
R
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 28
My advice on trusting dealers is, don't trust a dealer. You have to remember its your money they want and some will say anything to get it. There are fakes and parts daggers popping up all the time on dealers sites and inaccurate descriptions about the pieces to fool you into buying them. If you want to buy a particular dagger then do as much of your own homework on the piece as you can, then if your still not certain ask on forums like this one where people with no financial interest will help you. I wont name any but there are dealers who in the militaria business are the equivalent of dodgy car salesmen.

Best Russ.

Russ1 #331183 08/17/2017 05:58 PM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 96
MarcGB Offline OP
OP Offline
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 96
Agree 100% Russ.

But in any case it's a good starting point for those who don't have the possibility to see the item and have to deal just with pictures.

I published a dagger here last week... your help was really appreciated indeed !!!!!! But still have doubts about possible repaintings of scabbard and motto... difficult to decide without a dagger in your hands... I found no reference about the seller and retracted to buy...

MarcGB #331184 08/17/2017 06:16 PM
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 28
R
Offline
R
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 28
Good decision not to buy, if in doubt leave it out, that's what I say. Also remember if your taking a chance on a dagger then wish to return it your going to be out of pocket with postage, import tax, etc, as you wont get that refunded.

Best Russ.

Russ1 #331185 08/17/2017 06:25 PM
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 5,752
Likes: 8
Offline
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 5,752
Likes: 8
And don't forget about the scam of a 'restocking fee '.


Always looking for Eickhorns and etched bayonets.
Russ1 #331186 08/17/2017 07:40 PM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 96
MarcGB Offline OP
OP Offline
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 96
Agree 100% Russ.

But in any case it's a good starting point for those who don't have the possibility to see the item and have to deal just with pictures.

I published a dagger here last week... your help was really appreciated indeed !!!!!! But still have doubts about possible repaintings of scabbard and motto... difficult to decide without a dagger in your hands... I found no reference about the seller and retracted to buy...


Link Copied to Clipboard
Popular Topics(Views)
2,209,784 SS Bayonets
1,706,407 Teno Insignia Set
1,072,990 westwall rings
Latest New Threads
SS Dagger 941/36 - Please review
by KaoHsin - 12/06/2021 08:03 AM
Maker Mark Galleries
by Vern - 12/05/2021 04:57 PM
New SS ring addition
by hdmarley - 12/05/2021 02:57 PM
SS Dagger
by ollar - 12/04/2021 04:31 PM
Going price for scabbaerd
by jimdvan - 12/02/2021 02:19 AM
Latest New Posts
Tiger stripe handle!I
by ed773 - 12/07/2021 09:26 PM
Finnish March Badges
by derjager - 12/07/2021 05:53 PM
New SS ring addition
by Gaspare - 12/07/2021 06:04 AM
Malsch & Ambronn Kriegsmarine!
by Dave - 12/06/2021 10:58 PM
RAD Leader dagger for determining originality
by norg - 12/06/2021 05:21 PM
Forum Statistics
Forums42
Topics30,975
Posts320,968
Members7,064
Most Online5,900
Dec 19th, 2019
Who's Online Now
11 members (ed773, Sarcasmos, max baer, Texasuberalles, Jonesy, Honestmike, behold, Documentalist, 12472, Baz69, Oleg67), 36 guests, and 88 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5