I was there a few days ago to look for 2 coins and a capsule. He did not have the coins I wanted and the service was poor. He was not rude but for sure not friendly answering my questions with 1 word answers and in a very angry tone. I did see however a few RCM coins at a decent price so I will return this weekend. If i buy the coins or not depends on his attitude. Price is a little high for some things but its like 2 or 3$ diff so as long as im treated nicely I don't mind. If not I don't mind travelling further for better service and cheaper prices
I have always found this a convenient place to buy coin and stamp supplies when on the go. Stock of recent RCM products is decent and well-priced. Older (pre-1950) Canadian coins and paper money are generally both over-graded and over-priced, though it should be clear to any serious collector that this is not the place to search out older coins--for this reason, novices may wish to use caution on non-RCM products until they have a better grasp of grading and values.
I read the previous Review but gave it a shot anyway. I agree with the previous reviewer. Unfriendly, poor stock, but primarily rude. I went in there prepared to buy a high end item. The guy refused to take out a tray to show me his stock, clearly irritated that I wanted to take a closer look. Made sure I felt unwelcome so I left. Avoid this store. Pointless dealing with this guy.
Too many coin store owners play little games when people come in to sell them an item. The 'how much do you need', 'how much do you want' game is played out so many times, in so many situations. Why do some coin dealers think that the public is so stupid, and unaware of what they have? Peter doesn't take this position. How would you you feel if a coin dealer paid you significantly less than a coin's value- would you return? Not likely! Honest prices paid may cut into the bottom line (a coin dealer still must make a profit- the lights don't magically stay on by themselves, bills need to be paid). However, paying a fair price, and establishing a long term relationship with their customers, is what has kept Bay Coins & Stamps in business for so many years, while so many other coins stores in Toronto have simply vanished. For foreign currency exchange, the buy/sell rates are posted right there, in full view, and updated as necessary. No surprise fees- NO TICKET FEE AT ALL!, and no minimums. Try getting that type of service at other foreign exchange counters, or your bank!