Originally Posted by 101stLee
Ugh, why do they do that? It seems they get first "dibs" before us regular folks.. Anyone agree?
The cards that are available on eBay are available equally.
Some of the dealers who sell outside of eBay have a preferred buyer list because those buyers have spent thousands of dollars with them in the past.
The "high-end" buyers seem to always have thousands to spend, so it makes sense to make them happy and loyal.
That is just the system that has evolved over a few years, for better or worse. I have always been able to find the artists and characters I want, with a few exceptions. It is a thrilling treasure hunt at midnight, for sure.