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Old 03-04-2013, 10:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dang, someone got a STEAL..

I didn't see this, but I wish I had..

I checked the feedback and the seller actually shipped it.

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Old 03-04-2013, 10:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's not a steal until you actually get the card, though
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow, now that is a steal. BTW I think everyone who sells a baseball card, no matter what they get for it, should ship every card they sell....
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It's not a steal until you actually get the card, though
The buyer left positive feedback.
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The buyer left positive feedback.
Nice--I was too lazy to check that. Quite a steal in that case
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Wow, now that is a steal. BTW I think everyone who sells a baseball card, no matter what they get for it, should ship every card they sell....
I have never made a mistake like that, but if I did I think I would ask the buyer the cancel the transaction. I would offer some stuff for free to make up for my mistake.

I have bought cards with .99 cent BIN's that were supposed to be auctions and have always agreed to cancel. The seller didn't send me anything though..
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I can't wait until someone uses this auction as an example to try to haggle a member down to $30 DLVD on a Ruth relic .
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I can't wait until someone uses this auction as an example to try to haggle a member down to $30 DLVD on a Ruth relic .
Yep! haha my LCS has this exact card in his showcase with a 250.00 tag on it! I have haggled him as low as 160.00 in the past. I am going to show him this auction and flash 2 twenties in his face and laugh!

I know this card is worth way more than this auction went for. I am just going to have a little fun with my lcs guy
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:24 AM   #9 (permalink)
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This was the sellers fault. Nothing good ever comes from starting your auctions at a high price.....just turns off bidders for some reason. If you want to insure a certain minimum than go the BIN/BO route and suck up the extra $.50.
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Seller has a 4 Feedback. Rookie mistake, I imagine. And lesson learned?
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I'm not even sure about lesson learned. Unless someone messages them and tells them they will probably never even know they left money on the table.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:38 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Not to doubt the integrity of the transaction, but it is certainly possible the buyer and seller knew each other and the seller was trying to help his friend out by making a fake sale so he could get feedback...

Then again, maybe the entire thing really happened.
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Seller has a 4 Feedback. Rookie mistake, I imagine. And lesson learned?
Well....all his listings are auctions with high start prices and a slightly higher BIN. So I would say "no".

And every completed listing features just one bid.
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Not to doubt the integrity of the transaction, but it is certainly possible the buyer and seller knew each other and the seller was trying to help his friend out by making a fake sale so he could get feedback...

Then again, maybe the entire thing really happened.
Based on the rest of his listings i would doubt this....unless he has a bunch of seedy friends.
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Based on the rest of his listings i would doubt this....unless he has a bunch of seedy friends.
The rest of his sales and listings seem reasonable compared to the Ruth sale. Also, though I remain skeptical at the veracity of the Ruth sale, I wouldn't go so far as to call them seedy...just misguided on the impact of one positive feedback. And again, it could be legit which would make me wrong. Sadly, that wouldn't be the first time.
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It's funny how there's this mental block when someone starts their auctions like that.

I have bought several cards well below ebay like that because I was the only bidder haha. I guess people just glaze right over it unless it's $.99 even if the card is worth $100.

I got a Zunino Draft auto for $30 because that's what the auction started at, poor seller.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:25 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Well, he didn't put "jersey" "game used" "bat" on his listing title.
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It's funny how there's this mental block when someone starts their auctions like that.

I have bought several cards well below ebay like that because I was the only bidder haha. I guess people just glaze right over it unless it's $.99 even if the card is worth $100.

I got a Zunino Draft auto for $30 because that's what the auction started at, poor seller.
I don't get it either...but there is no question that .99 auctions arouse more watchers and bidders. Why mess with the formula. Futhermore, there is the BIN/BO option, seems like thats what this guy should be using.
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You mean $20 because they are a poor college student that is only looking to make only around 10% after fees.

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This was the sellers fault. Nothing good ever comes from starting your auctions at a high price.....just turns off bidders for some reason. If you want to insure a certain minimum than go the BIN/BO route and suck up the extra $.50.
While I agree with you, it isn't just $.50. Auctions are 2% lower in fees and also have a maximum fee limit.
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While I agree with you, it isn't just $.50. Auctions are 2% lower in fees and also have a maximum fee limit.
You are right, but 2% of $50 is still just a $1......so it's clearly still worth it to go BIN/BO in MOST cases.
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