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Friday, February 28, 2014

Ebay Day


I usually make it a habit to avoid new release cards as the prices are at a premium.  Thankfully when I came across this patch of Gerrit Cole the seller and I were able to come to a quick agreement on a price after just one offer.  Always nice to find a seller who doesn't try and nickel and dime you for every last penny.  I was happy to add a premium patch of Cole.  I have several auto's, but only one other patch card.  This one is from Topps Tribute and it is numbered out of /24.

The other day I was putting a best offer on a card that I really wanted.  I believe the seller had a buy it now of $10 or best offer.  It was card I really wanted so I put a bid of $8 thinking that would be a sure thing. The seller came back with $8.75.  I walked away from it out of principal.  Why even have the best offer function?  I'm sure everybody has had at least one moment like this on Ebay.

Hope everybody has a good weekend.  Happy card hunting!

10 comments:

  1. Wow, great card, i like these and only numbed to 24, grats !

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    1. Thanks! The nice patches are hard to find because the cuts are so small, so I was happy to get this one.

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  2. That card is beautiful. As for eBay offers... sometimes the counteroffer is a blessing. One time I offered way too much for a Kurt Suzuki autograph I wanted (found one on COMC for a lot less) and luckily the guy countered my offer and let me off the hook.

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    1. Thanks Fuji! Yeah I have a love/hate relationship with the best offer. Sometimes I get in that zone and bid on too many cards so the counteroffer has got me off the hook a few times too.

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  3. Amazing card!!! I'm very jealous of this one. As for eBay, if its a $50 BIN or BO and I offer $25 cause that's what I value it at and they counter with $30, I normally pull trigger. If its listed as $10 and I offer $6 and its countered with $9.50 I say F it!

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    1. I seem to have more trouble with the best offer function on cheap cards like your last example.

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  4. Here's an example just happened earlier today. A guy had BIN 39.99 or best offer with free shipping for a David Wright Triple Threads auto. I've been watching the same type of cards numbered to the same or less go low to mid 20s at auction and I offered him 20 and he came back at 29.99 so I countered 25 and he can back at 29.99 again. Another offer I put in for a card at what it's been sellin for at auction which was about half of the BIN price and he countered with a dollar less than his asking price. I just don't get some people and their reasoning

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    1. You shouldn't be spending your hard earn money on David Wright anyway. All purchases should be of WVU and Pirate cards that you give to me. :)

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