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Old 10-08-2012, 04:18 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by alexlazarevich View Post
Case breaking in 10+ cases is such a huge undertaking, I can see many trying it, but failing miserably.

Just think of all the shipping supplies needed. You have to have stock of bubble mailers, team bags, sleeves, top loaders, paper, ink for printer, labels if you use a thermal printer which you MUST USE if you ship 100+ items in a week, card boxes which hold sets (presuming you puts sets into card boxes), etc. etc. And you need to have purchased all those supplies in bulk, or you are going to blow all your profit away on supplies.

Plus, you have to have OCD to sort 20,000+ cards. No way in heck can a non-OCD person do it. My brother is a normal person. Said he'd help me. He loved opening the packs. Once we were done opening, we started sorting. He sorted for 10 minutes and said "this sucks ass", he got up, grabbed a beer, turn on the TV and watched reruns of South Park. At that point I was stuck sorting twice as many cards as I thought I was going to sort. I knew it might happen so I was ready for it. But normal people won't sort. They just won't.

I don't think there's any problem sharing any of this info. Most people, if they really tried to bust 10+ cases, would do it once, lose thousands, and never do it again.
Minus the beer, South Park, and the swearing, this was my wife.

Your last point ... you are exactly right. Most people won't have the stomach to bust more than 6 or so cases, not more than once anyway. That's why Brent is not afraid to share and give out information ... the market has a way of correcting itself so that profits are right where they ought to be for those that are willing to do the work.

My saving grace, and the only reason I'll seriously consider doing this again, is that I have an equally-OCD best friend who will help with the next break. He was out of town for this one.
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