Many people do not like the idea of selling coins through coin dealers, because they have heard numerous stories regarding various coin dealers who ripped off the customers, repeatedly selling the same item that the dealer had already purchased.
Like other business people, coin dealers are entitled to receive a profit. The main thing is that how much they earn by selling the coin is not identified. Most of the coin dealers are found to be honest and earning a normal profit, not earning a huge profit from a single time deal. Instead they prefer to make profit from quick turnover from the lot of product range.
Coin dealers do not hold the coins, and make them sell in the future when they become more valuable. What they do is they want to sell them as soon as possible. For instance, if a coin dealer purchases a coin from you in the morning, what he will try to do is sell it by the afternoon if he gets a marginal profit. He will do so, because every business is commenced in order to earn profit.
This is a competitive business where the price of buying and selling is very important. Simply if a dealer is offering you a low price, you will once surely think that why he is doing so and ultimately you will think that this person is poor in business and you will not continue your business with him.
In spite of various disadvantages, there are various advantages also available. For example, it is easy for you to contact a dealer rather than searching for a collector. In this case, you are the wholesaler selling it to the dealer who acts as a retailer and further sells it. However, you will not be liable to make a sale of that much what you are expecting to sale to a collector.
If you are interested in selling your coin collection through a dealer, make sure that your agreement is in written form. Also, check that everything is packaged properly, so that it can be viewed easily but not changed. You can also set a date by which your coins should be sold, and make a list of all possible negotiations.