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Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 03-27-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2,767
Views: 167,025
Posted By XL5
The challenges keep timing out on me. When it...

The challenges keep timing out on me. When it does work, sometimes, an answer takes like 60 seconds to go through. Tried from two different locations, all browsers. On the plus side, though, it's...
Forum: Off Topic 03-27-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 312
Posted By XL5
Go get a masters in a healthcare field. With...

Go get a masters in a healthcare field. With math and CS you'll be a big QI/UM get. You'll be telling doctors what to do, and making far more than them, in 15 years.

That is, if it's not too...
Forum: BASEBALL 03-26-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,308
Posted By XL5
If you have $1000 and are looking for groceries,...

If you have $1000 and are looking for groceries, buy groceries. Don't buy 2015 Finest.

Finest tastes like crap every single year.
Forum: BASEBALL 03-26-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 964
Posted By XL5
Wonder who signed it first. I have to assume...

Wonder who signed it first. I have to assume Smith and it wasn't an accident.
Forum: BASEBALL 03-26-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By XL5
Shilling up a reserve auction isn't a way to...

Shilling up a reserve auction isn't a way to establish a value. And even un-shilled, un-completed reserve auctions aren't a good indicator anyway. Someone could just be bumping to find out what the...
Forum: BASEBALL SINGLES BUY/SELL/TRADE 03-26-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,517
Posted By XL5
Responding to a thread that hadn't been posted in...

Responding to a thread that hadn't been posted in since before you were a member? Wrong thread? PBM?
Forum: BASEBALL 03-26-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By XL5
eBay auction reserves

They're awesome.
Forum: BASEBALL 03-26-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 964
Posted By XL5
The Finest Middlebrooks card has Ryans Weeny on...

The Finest Middlebrooks card has Ryans Weeny on it.


http://www.blowoutcards.com/forums/baseball/653945-topps-finest-will-middlebrooks-saga-continues.html


But it was Finest so pretty sure it...
Forum: BASEBALL 03-25-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,820
Posted By XL5
Yeah, but they'll be tied by the end of June. ...

Yeah, but they'll be tied by the end of June.


Right? That's what I'm hearing anyway.
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 03-25-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By XL5
I definitely appreciate when someone uses magic...

I definitely appreciate when someone uses magic tape or low impact masking tape. But the easiest solution that will please the most buyers is a teambag. If sealed properly, they hold the card in as...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 03-25-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By XL5
It's because you have everyone and their brother...

It's because you have everyone and their brother trying to flip/break. I get several cards a month in toploaders with no sleeves, loose in envelopes, etc. It's amateur hour out there. It's all...
Forum: BASEBALL 03-25-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,820
Posted By XL5
Beard & sun. And probably some booze and fast...

Beard & sun. And probably some booze and fast women.
Forum: BASEBALL 03-24-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,045
Posted By XL5
Huh? Sales are essentially the monetary...

Huh? Sales are essentially the monetary equivalent of hype. One doesn't exceed the other, one drives the other.
Forum: BASEBALL 03-24-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,045
Posted By XL5
They hype has him as a surefire HOFer. The...

They hype has him as a surefire HOFer. The results are 9 spring training home runs. I don't think he's exceeded the hype yet.

First he has to start in a regular season game. Then he can start...
Forum: Off Topic 03-24-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,221
Posted By XL5
I think because there haven't been any confirmed...

I think because there haven't been any confirmed casualties, only presumed ones.


Is 2014 the deadliest year for flights? Not even close - CNN.com...
Forum: BASEBALL 03-24-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,650
Posted By XL5
These kinds of runs just bring in more...

These kinds of runs just bring in more prospectors and "investors" trying to make a buck. Strasburg-Harper-Trout has created a glut of case breakers and an oversupply of product without a matching...
Forum: Off Topic 03-24-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,221
Posted By XL5
Accident statistics...

Accident statistics (http://www.planecrashinfo.com/cause.htm)
Forum: BASEBALL 03-24-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,650
Posted By XL5
It's not the games. When I was a kid I had an...

It's not the games. When I was a kid I had an Atari 2600. I loved to play it but I wasn't allowed to sit there all day playing games. Simple as that.

Most TiVo/facebook/Netflix generation...
Forum: BASEBALL 03-24-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,097
Posted By XL5
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Forum: BASEBALL 03-24-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,097
Posted By XL5
No. What is the point? Once in a blue...

No.

What is the point?

Once in a blue moon I might throw some ribbing out to someone in the bullpen or the dugout if they look bored but that's more just to have fun with them than anything...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 03-24-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2,767
Views: 167,025
Posted By XL5
This assumes that no shopping cart sales are to...

This assumes that no shopping cart sales are to flippers. I don't think this is correct. My understanding is that all Shopping Cart means is that they added the card to their cart and subsequently...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 03-24-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By XL5
You said "Pacific used to do this constantly." ...

You said "Pacific used to do this constantly." So not just talking about one sought after foil variation. Out of curiosity, what were box/case MSRP prices? Topps Series 1 isn't a high end set just...
Forum: BASEBALL 03-23-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,853
Posted By XL5
Tribute that got recalled? How is Topps going to...

Tribute that got recalled? How is Topps going to work that?
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 03-23-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2,767
Views: 167,025
Posted By XL5
COMC on eBay is a pipe dream. eBay/paypal buyer...

COMC on eBay is a pipe dream. eBay/paypal buyer protection policies ensure that.

If the problem is inability to sell high-end on COMC, there may be a solution but eBay ain't it. The failed Vault...
Forum: BASEBALL 03-23-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,556
Posted By XL5
That's the only number that matters. Are you...

That's the only number that matters. Are you happy with the total you paid for your 10 graded cards?

Don't look it like you could have maybe got them for $10 less with combined shipping. Is...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 03-23-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By XL5
Foil variations are merely annoying for low end...

Foil variations are merely annoying for low end stuff but National Treasures is supposed to be a high-end set. At least Triple Threads uses different photos/sayings when they pull this crap.

The...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 03-23-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By XL5
It's impossible to tell with the different...

It's impossible to tell with the different scanners and backgrounds.

But if it is indeed two different, but essentially identical #/5 sets, it's not a whole lot better than double printing the...
Forum: The National Sports Collectors Convention 03-23-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,074
Posted By XL5
I'd say that Fans Authentic is Tampa Bay with...

I'd say that Fans Authentic is Tampa Bay with 7,000 fans. It's still the majors and there's still elite talent, but it's not a sold out Wrigley Field or Yankee Stadium for that truly epic feel.
...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 03-23-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 522
Posted By XL5
Look at it from the buyers point of view. He...

Look at it from the buyers point of view. He buys the refractor (what is that, a $30 card?) and gets a base, which isn't worth a buck.

Then he's told to ship the base back. It's not worth the...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 03-23-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By XL5
Ahhh, Panini America. Such a shady operation. ...

Ahhh, Panini America. Such a shady operation.

For posterity:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-8w0QYGbin4A/VRAeBOsEyqI/AAAAAAAAZro/sq-IYqHHUdQ/s640/Kris-Bryant.jpg...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 03-20-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By XL5
If you file a USPS claim for insurance, you'll...

If you file a USPS claim for insurance, you'll have to demonstrate that the card is worth whatever you say it worth. They don't just take your word for it. A receipt is the best way but if you...
Forum: BASEBALL 03-20-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,308
Posted By XL5
Boom went the dynamite. 4 days ago. Then it was...

Boom went the dynamite. 4 days ago. Then it was less boomy.

Read the rest of the thread.
Forum: BASEBALL 03-20-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,308
Posted By XL5
Other topic ideas: Kris Bryant Is he...

Other topic ideas:


Kris Bryant
Is he related to Kris Benson? Does anyone know?

Kris Bryant
Will he start by April 5th?

Kris Bryant
Forum: BASEBALL 03-20-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,460
Posted By XL5
Oh, I wonder how much 2015 Tribute makes it into...

Oh, I wonder how much 2015 Tribute makes it into future replacements. There are some HOF relics in there...
Forum: BASEBALL 03-20-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,460
Posted By XL5
Since the product is so bad that it needs to be...

Since the product is so bad that it needs to be recalled, the value is probably very low.

What is the value of a smudged auto on an oily card that nobody wants?



My guess is that we'll see...
Forum: BASEBALL 03-20-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,477
Posted By XL5
A "Topps representative" can be anyone who latter...

A "Topps representative" can be anyone who latter attests to Topps that the athlete signed the card. It could be an agent or a some front office lackey or whoever. Possibly even the signer himself?...
Forum: BASEBALL 03-19-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,272
Posted By XL5
As was already pointed out, for Bryant to be the...

As was already pointed out, for Bryant to be the reason they won 1 of those 9 games, he would basically have to play at a 18 WAR season pace out of the gate. For him to be the reason they won 2 or...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 03-19-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,066
Posted By XL5
To paraphrase what someone once said, "Better to...

To paraphrase what someone once said, "Better to remain silent and thought a millennial than to speak out and remove all doubt." d2r baited that well.




Also,
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 03-19-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 445
Posted By XL5
Depends on the value of those 600 cards. And...

Depends on the value of those 600 cards. And your time.


I mean checkoutmydeals' instructions are good but he may as well be talking about making origami or parking an 18-wheeler or having...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 03-19-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 445
Posted By XL5
Or just ship in a flat rate box and then use...

Or just ship in a flat rate box and then use those skills to make a ship in a bottle.
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