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Folks irked by Obama coins that are simply stickers placed on 50-cent pieces
katu.com ^ | 2/13/09

Posted on 02/14/2009 8:12:57 AM PST by DogBarkTree

They thought they were buying a piece of history but many customers now say they were ripped off.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0bama; bho2009; democrats; foolsgold; montelwilliams; obama; obamunism; schadenfreude; sucker; zeroworship
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See video at link. This is better than a fool and his money parting ways. This is justice in some small way.
1 posted on 02/14/2009 8:12:57 AM PST by DogBarkTree
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To: DogBarkTree

caveat emptor...


2 posted on 02/14/2009 8:13:49 AM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: DogBarkTree

That’s change I can believe in.


3 posted on 02/14/2009 8:13:53 AM PST by AU72
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To: DogBarkTree

ROFL!


4 posted on 02/14/2009 8:14:01 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: DogBarkTree

Another “DUH” moment for some of those duped in the adoration of this Chicago thug.


5 posted on 02/14/2009 8:14:14 AM PST by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: DogBarkTree

Oh, the wonderful perfect symbolic beauty!


6 posted on 02/14/2009 8:14:38 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: DogBarkTree

You have got to be kidding? You mean it is not REAL?


7 posted on 02/14/2009 8:14:58 AM PST by sugarbabe
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To: DogBarkTree

Good!


8 posted on 02/14/2009 8:15:05 AM PST by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: DogBarkTree

Do not make fun of the Obama commemorative coins.. In a few years they will be worth more than a Camel cupon.


9 posted on 02/14/2009 8:15:11 AM PST by screaminsunshine (f)
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To: DogBarkTree
Not having watched the ad closely I thought they'd simply made up a plastic piece and spray painted it with mirror finish acrylic.

Silly me ~ they printed a sticker!

Bwahahahahahaha!

10 posted on 02/14/2009 8:15:29 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: DogBarkTree
They thought they were buying a piece of history but many customers now say they were ripped off.

They thought they were VOTING FOR A REAL PRESIDENT but many customers now say they were ripped off.

11 posted on 02/14/2009 8:15:32 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: AU72

You now you won this little discussion ~ fantastic post!


12 posted on 02/14/2009 8:16:51 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: DogBarkTree

Wait until the stimulus bill does nothing the RATS promised. Coin is an example, sorry you liberals and cult followers, you been had real good.


13 posted on 02/14/2009 8:17:01 AM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: DogBarkTree
A fool and his money vote are soon parted.
14 posted on 02/14/2009 8:17:48 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.)
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To: DogBarkTree

3 words: Dumber than dirt.


15 posted on 02/14/2009 8:18:02 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective.)
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To: DogBarkTree

Fake-out Obama coins! That sure fits in with this whole Obama thing...fake, fake, fake. LMAO!


16 posted on 02/14/2009 8:18:07 AM PST by Larry R. Johnson (From the State of Western New York)
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To: DogBarkTree
They thought they were buying a piece of history but many customers now say they were ripped off

Talk about an understatement. And the coins are not the only rip off. The Messiah also is a fifty cent piece with a cheap covering.

17 posted on 02/14/2009 8:18:59 AM PST by mort56
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To: DogBarkTree
I watched the vid and feel bad for the people. They seem like they are genuinely nice people that were ripped off. However, I have seen several stories about the poor quality of these coins since they were first available. A little research would have eliminated a big problem.
18 posted on 02/14/2009 8:19:57 AM PST by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: DogBarkTree
LOL

Montel Williams is the pitchman that is scamming the brothers and sisters.

19 posted on 02/14/2009 8:19:59 AM PST by csvset
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To: DogBarkTree

20 posted on 02/14/2009 8:20:29 AM PST by Dumpster Baby ((Sigh) Some days, it's just not worth trying to chew through the restraints.)
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To: DogBarkTree

:-D )))


21 posted on 02/14/2009 8:20:36 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: DogBarkTree
They thought they were buying a piece of history but many customers now say they were ripped off.

This is not the first time the Obamanians were ripped off and it will surely not be the last.

22 posted on 02/14/2009 8:21:10 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Stimulate this Obama!)
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To: DogBarkTree
They thought they were buying a piece of history but many customers now say they were ripped off.

What a shock it will be when they eventually realize that their Messiah is "simply stickers" placed on an arrogant misanthrope.

Mr. niteowl77

23 posted on 02/14/2009 8:21:40 AM PST by niteowl77 (You wanted him, and now you have got him. I say, "Good day to you," America.)
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To: Travis McGee

Peel off the gaudy veneer and you have dross...


24 posted on 02/14/2009 8:22:11 AM PST by ArmyTeach (You have a Republic, Madam, if you can keep it...)
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To: beer

Bush’s fault.


25 posted on 02/14/2009 8:22:26 AM PST by evets (beer)
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To: DogBarkTree

Schadenfreude!

BTTT


26 posted on 02/14/2009 8:24:08 AM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogBarkTree

I wonder why the video didn’t get a white person to throw in for balance?


27 posted on 02/14/2009 8:24:22 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: DogBarkTree
I really, really, really, really don't understand this at all?????

The folks who spend their money on these things only to find out that they are phony, are the exact same folks who spent their vote on this communist only to find out he's a phony.

I'd say they are getting exactly what they paid/voted for!!

28 posted on 02/14/2009 8:24:32 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (Welcome, one and all, to the islamo-muslim states of obammica!)
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To: DogBarkTree

SUCKERS


29 posted on 02/14/2009 8:24:34 AM PST by boomop1
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To: DogBarkTree

Irony - the image was only skin deep. Back to the old days of biting the coin first.


30 posted on 02/14/2009 8:24:40 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Travis McGee

You said it!


31 posted on 02/14/2009 8:24:42 AM PST by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: ArmyTeach
Peel off the gaudy veneer and you have dross fifty cents, which is better than nothing. If you have seven, you can buy a box of Girl Scout cookies.
32 posted on 02/14/2009 8:25:10 AM PST by Tax-chick ("Global leadership means never having to say you're sorry." ~IBD)
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To: DogBarkTree

They thought they were voting for a President, too. How did that turn out?


33 posted on 02/14/2009 8:25:28 AM PST by popdonnelly (I went to an Obama Townhall and threw away my crutches!)
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To: devane617
A little research would have eliminated a big problem.

That could be said about voting for the Presidency as well.

34 posted on 02/14/2009 8:25:58 AM PST by Mygirlsmom (How much longer till the rest of America figures out they've been HOPE-a-DOPED?)
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To: DogBarkTree

whomever put Schadenfraude in the keyword list owes me a new keyboard. That was the first thing I saw when I clicked the link. Nice!


35 posted on 02/14/2009 8:26:38 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (If the Average nObama Voter is Antyhing Like Peggy Joseph, The Next 4 Years Will Be A Hoot!!!!)
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To: DogBarkTree

My Grandfather used to say: “A fool and his money are soon parted.” Boy was and is he right.


36 posted on 02/14/2009 8:27:04 AM PST by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: DogBarkTree

Couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch of morons.


37 posted on 02/14/2009 8:27:09 AM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: DogBarkTree

http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2009/02/portlander_finds_obama_coins_n.html


38 posted on 02/14/2009 8:27:11 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: DogBarkTree

It wasn’t the change they were hoping for?

How ironic!


39 posted on 02/14/2009 8:27:45 AM PST by airborne (My Stimulus Bill - 10% raise for all active duty military, every year for the next 3 years!)
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To: DogBarkTree
Folks irked by Obama coins that are simply stickers placed on 50-cent pieces



40 posted on 02/14/2009 8:29:06 AM PST by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: AU72
"That’s change I can believe in."

LOL That is priceless.

41 posted on 02/14/2009 8:30:12 AM PST by DogBarkTree (Sometimes you have to let it go in order to get a Grip.)
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To: DogBarkTree

https://www.obamacoincollection.com/#order

Read the text and watch the video carefully. They got just what was advertised - an Obama image on existing coins. Maybe low quality, but that’s a chance you take when you buy sight unseen.

A very clever operation, in my opinion.


42 posted on 02/14/2009 8:30:14 AM PST by BobL (Drop a comment: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2180357/posts)
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To: ArmyTeach
If an Obama supporter is getting ripped of that's a good thing! The symbolism of a cheap, phony, fraud is perfect they should see their messiah in there somewhere.
43 posted on 02/14/2009 8:30:23 AM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: Mygirlsmom

Do you believe, as I do, that the average Dim voter had no idea what they were voting for? Or, equally no idea what happened yesterday? You think we will start hearing questions from dumb Dims about the new package? Yep, I do.


44 posted on 02/14/2009 8:31:28 AM PST by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: DogBarkTree

They are all going to want to be bailed out by The Messiah for their mistake. So we will wind up paying for it.


45 posted on 02/14/2009 8:32:05 AM PST by reg45 (Be calm everyone. The idiot child is in charge!)
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To: DogBarkTree

A few years ago, the Franklin Mint created Silver Surfer coins (to promote the movie) by plastering decals over the reverse of the California quarters and released them into circulation. As I recall, the US Mint jumped all over them. Wish that could happen here - but it won’t...


46 posted on 02/14/2009 8:32:07 AM PST by spaced
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To: DogBarkTree

*grins*...???...no no..”broad SMILE*


47 posted on 02/14/2009 8:32:18 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: xcamel

Phony coins depicting a phony leader how appropos.


48 posted on 02/14/2009 8:32:30 AM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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coin ripoff


>>Most Obama coins being sold are unofficial marketing ploys. The Obama coin depicted here was made in a special, private, limited edition of 300 for party supporters.

>>One of the most heavily marketed types of Obama coins are the Obama Inaugural Dollars. The ads for these coins have slick TV and Web videos showing emotion-laden footage of Obama walking among crowds of ordinary Americans, and speaking to flag-waving crowds. One ad claims that you can "own a piece of American History" and then goes to incorrectly identify a normal, circulating Presidential Dollar as a "Presidential Inaugural Dollar." These Obama coins are being sold for prices ranging from $9.95 plus shipping (total: $14.90) to nearly $30 each, and all they really are is defaced Presidential Dollars that you can get for $1 at the bank!

Most of the Obama coins which use a Presidential Dollar for the host coin are colorized through the application of a decal, which is permanently fused to the coin's surface using a hot glue process. In doing so, these marketers are wiping out the faces of our nation's Founding Fathers and placing their garish colorized designs on our U.S. legal tender coinage. The result is a coin that is numismatically worthless; in other words, these colorized Obama coins will never have any value to coin collectors as collectible Presidential Dollars because the original surfaces of the coins have been destroyed by the colorization process.

49 posted on 02/14/2009 8:33:11 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: DogBarkTree

They shoulda just ordered the pie....


50 posted on 02/14/2009 8:33:19 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Here's hoping the Kennedy family trust is in deep....with Madoff)
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