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I want to buy my first meteorite and I don't want to get scammed.

this is what I found: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-x-Meteorite-Campo-del-Cielo-Santiago-Estero-in-Argentina-de-3-a-5-grammi/152978926579. 

This is what the seller wrote me when I asked him if it's real: "Hello, thank you for your message, if you buy to me you can be sure is real meteorite, i buy it from biggest seller of meteorite of the world, he is an mondial expert since more than 30 years, size is approx 2 cm
Regards
Arthur"

I also found this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Campo-del-Cielo-Meteorite-Iron-Meteor-Space-Rock-FREE-SHIPPING-IN-USA/291027874832

Do you think any of those are real?

Thanks

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Yes. Both are sold by long time sellers so you can be assured that both are meteorites. 

I would buy this one.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Campo-del-Cielo-Meteorite-Iron-Meteor-Space-Rock-FREE-SHIPPING-IN-USA/291027874832

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2 hours ago, Lior said:

You don't see the actual meteorite they send you in the above link. Also, 3 to 5 grams is pretty small. 

The other meteorite has much more character and probably more weight. Did you ask the seller how much it weighed?

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This one..https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-x-Meteorite-Campo-del-Cielo-Santiago-Estero-in-Argentina-de-3-a-5-grammi/152978926579

It shows a picture of the actual meteorite and you now have a weight and size. Also shipped from the USA.

The other has no photo of the actual meteorite and no weight. Ships from France but if you don't like it, then you have to pay the return postage which isn't going to be cheap in spite of it's size.

Of course this is imho. Others may differ.

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Again, I would prefer the second one since there's an actual photograph, size and weight. 

The first one gives approximate weight and no photo. Also.. the seller is from France.

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On 1/19/2019 at 12:34 PM, Lior said:

I want to buy my first meteorite and I don't want to get scammed.

this is what I found: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-x-Meteorite-Campo-del-Cielo-Santiago-Estero-in-Argentina-de-3-a-5-grammi/152978926579. 

This is what the seller wrote me when I asked him if it's real: "Hello, thank you for your message, if you buy to me you can be sure is real meteorite, i buy it from biggest seller of meteorite of the world, he is an mondial expert since more than 30 years, size is approx 2 cm
Regards
Arthur"

I also found this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Campo-del-Cielo-Meteorite-Iron-Meteor-Space-Rock-FREE-SHIPPING-IN-USA/291027874832

Do you think any of those are real?

Thanks

Are you looking for strictly iron. I can give you a deal on some Canyon Diablo Iron or an Ordinary Chondrite. 

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