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Old 10-03-2012, 11:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Before anyone starts flaming me and tells me that I am in the wrong forum, I am only asking in here because I know most of you in the baseball forum instead of basketball.

Anyway, a friend of mine who does NOT do eBay or forums pulled a Michael Jordan Precious Gems Red 48/150. They have been going for roughly $2000 on average. This card:

#49/150 MICHAEL JORDAN 11/12 FLEER RETRO PRECIOUS METAL GEMS RED PMG RARE ! | eBay

He asked me if I could sell it for him. I have no problem doing that but he said to give him a number for compensation on top of what ebay, paypal, and shipping fees cost which would come to roughly $160. For a $2000 card what would be a fair number to ask for in turn for selling it? Thoughts?

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Old 10-03-2012, 11:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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A friend? Why charge at all, besides the actual fees? What am I missing?
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I'd say 2-3% of the final sale price is not too much to ask. He's going to make a lot more with you listing it than he would by listing it himself. Also, don't forget insurance!
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I'd say 2-3% of the final sale price is not too much to ask. He's going to make a lot more with you listing it than he would by listing it himself. Also, don't forget insurance!
Lol, fees are going to be way more than 2%.
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well for me, if a good friend asked me to sell something like that I wouldnt ask for a fee....but if he insisted, I would say prob about 10% of what the card sells for seems reasonable.
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A friend? Why charge at all, besides the actual fees? What am I missing?
Umm because he offered.. It's not like I'm gonna ask him a ton anyway, I'm just trying to get ideas because I know a lot of people on here have done it before. Plus he got the box for free so he doesnt care.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:57 AM   #7 (permalink)
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$50........
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Lol, fees are going to be way more than 2%.
hes talking about a compensation fee....not ebay or paypal fees
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COnsignors of high priced items usually take 5% of the gross.

maybe a little less for repeat customers.

Take 5% of the gross and any fees and shipping.

He would pay you $100 for your seervice in the above example.

Hold the money until the card is received and a chargeback time has passed though because you will have to shell back the 2K.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:59 AM   #10 (permalink)
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yeah 2-3% is good. GLWS
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Lol, fees are going to be way more than 2%.
Ummm, I was definitely talking 2-3% + additional costs.
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haha thanks guys
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$160 is perfectly reasonable. You're hooking him up, he's sharing the wealth.

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COnsignors of high priced items usually take 5% of the gross.

maybe a little less for repeat customers.

Take 5% of the gross and any fees and shipping.

He would pay you $100 for your seervice in the above example.
What? Single digits? No way. Not real consignors.
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*drooling* I wish I had the dough for a Jordan PMG right now...
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Ummm, I was definitely talking 2-3% + additional costs.
Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm... ok.
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You are really putting yourself out there for a high dollar card. You will be on Ebay constantly if you are putting it up BIN/BO (time + effort). If everything goes smooth? Great.. but until you get feedback, you are going to be sweating buckets as soon as you put it in the mail. Also figure in your Ebay/Paypal/S&H fees.

But for a friend? Give him a flat fee, and if he's happy tell him he can always throw you a bone on top. I would be happy with $50. If it was a complete stranger it would be higher.
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$160 is perfectly reasonable. You're hooking him up, he's sharing the wealth.


What? Single digits? No way. Not real consignors.
The $160 referenced above was the fees invloved with the selling not ehat OP would get.


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