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Old 11-11-2012, 11:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Anyone else 'round these parts get caught up in the Chrome hype and overpay?

I'm beginning to see that I've been over valuing cards of my PC guy, getting caught up in the hype of Chrome without really paying any attention to eBay completed sales.

I'm happy to get the cards I'm getting but does anyone else do that? Get caught up in the hype and realize you've paid/gave more value than needed?

Or am I the only knucklehead?
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You are not alone! Just check out recent sales.
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I'm beginning to see that I've been over valuing cards of my PC guy, getting caught up in the hype of Chrome without really paying any attention to eBay completed sales.

I'm happy to get the cards I'm getting but does anyone else do that? Get caught up in the hype and realize you've paid/gave more value than needed?

Or am I the only knucklehead?
I've reached the point where I hold off on the new stuff until it drops in hype and value. The first ones always go the highest, after that, I fnd stuff for cheap.
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I've been chrome drunk since Friday

It's too hard not to buy this stuff right now. So pretty.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Knuckleheading is just a part of PCing. The cards are worth more to you than the average collector, so you're often willing to may more than the average collector if you have to.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah I'm having to wait on Dwayne Allen chrome auto redemptions. Stupid blue wave packs
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Funny this thread was made when everyone over in the other thread is complaining that sales are way down lol. I have gotten stupid money for some of my pulls so far so I would say a heck of a lot of people are paying big money for guys they collect and resale has been great because of it.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i over pay for stuff all the time...i dont mind really...it's not a lot and i'd rather knock it out as fast as i can...got too much to look for already. I completed the chrome AB stuff before it even hit Beckett's checklist.

just need the superfractor and the plates..
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Chrome is like the bug zapper and I'm the clueless bug flying along. Its just so pretty.

I completely understanding the waiting on new products, yada yada yada, but this is specifically a Chrome question.

I just cant seem to help myself. And then I look back and realize I just gave up what exactly to get that?
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Chrome is like the bug zapper and I'm the clueless bug flying along. Its just so pretty.

I completely understanding the waiting on new products, yada yada yada, but this is specifically a Chrome question.

I just cant seem to help myself. And then I look back and realize I just gave up what exactly to get that?
as long as you are happy with it when you pick it up, dont go second guessing yourself...it'll drive you nuts.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Word son.....word.
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F- no. You all are like moths flying into the bug zapper!

OHHHHH SO PRETTTTTYYYYYYY! ZAP!
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I've noticed the same. Im holding off for awhile until the prices come down. It was kind of like platinum when they came out. Base autos are atleast half of what they were when they first came out.
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I just wait. Absurd when player x autos to /50 are selling for $20 on all other products, and chrome autos to /50 are $125+. Few weeks will be down in line with other products.

To quote Public Enemy" Don't believe the hype"
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I can't wait to see some of the '12 TC Northcutt's that are pulled. Surprisingly, they must be SSP's since none have hit eBay yet.
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Mosquito:Harry, no! Don't look at the light!

Harry the Mosquito: I-can't-help-it. It's-so-beautiful.

Bzzzt!

Yup. That's chrome.
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Yes, I way overpaid for a super but I'm stoked anyway, I did ya'll the courtesy of doing it off ebay though to keep sales somewhat sane.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:11 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Why did you ask if I bid on it when you had already purchased it?
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Hadn't purchased it at that time, seller wasn't responding to me but did shortly after.
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Yep i've done it more than once LOL
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:46 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I'm about $30.00 into 2012 Topps Chrome at the moment. Been taking a different strategy than most & group breaking some of the latest products. Depending upon how you hit, you could walk away with a better deal. I had the Eagles, Colts, Redskins, and my PC team, the Dolphins in a 2012 Topps Chrome 2 box break, so I almost got a box of Chrome cards!

Edit: Against my better judgment I just picked up the Falcons in a 4 hobby box break of 2012 Topps Chrome Football. Been having a lot of customers asking for the product!
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