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Offline bigtomi

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #245 on: December 12, 2010, 10:45:22 AM »
....  slabbing swill and then treating them like rare gems just rubs me the wrong way.  Ebay is just polluted with it.
All that comes to my mind when I see these sorts of auctions is that the seller just doesn't have a clue as to what they're selling. They just don't bother to research anything.

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« Reply #246 on: December 12, 2010, 11:22:13 AM »
All that comes to my mind when I see these sorts of auctions is that the seller just doesn't have a clue as to what they're selling. They just don't bother to research anything.

you are so right...  when you look at alot of these auctions, it's sportcard peddlers.  But, you can bet your bottom dollar they know how to research sport cards !  At least this guy didn't call them RARE in all caps like many of them do. I have no problem with folks not knowing what they have, but where's the logic in asking 225.00 then.  I say, just start it at a little higher than the slabbing/posting costing and let the market dictate.  That's just me I guess....

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« Reply #247 on: December 12, 2010, 11:26:46 AM »
All that comes to my mind when I see these sorts of auctions is that the seller just doesn't have a clue as to what they're selling. They just don't bother to research anything.

Also, what do you guess goes through the mind of someone who sends cards to be slabbed before they even know what they are holding in their hands?  Wouldn't you want to do 5 minutes of research (which is all it would take nowadays online) first? Geez

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #248 on: December 12, 2010, 01:03:08 PM »
These don't look legit to me (I don't see any Topps markings anywhere) -- thoughts? comments?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Wacky-Packages-Eyeglass-Cases-SUPER-RARE-/270675659079?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f0586c947

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #249 on: December 12, 2010, 04:12:58 PM »
These don't look legit to me (I don't see any Topps markings anywhere) -- thoughts? comments?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Wacky-Packages-Eyeglass-Cases-SUPER-RARE-/270675659079?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f0586c947

it's gotta be one of the least appealing Wacky item I've even seen, legit or not.  They are an eyesore (sorry for the pun).  I wouldn't take them for any price, they are not worth a penny to me...

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« Reply #250 on: December 14, 2010, 08:55:19 AM »

This has been a rare week for great opportunities!  Here's another one...................
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #251 on: December 14, 2010, 08:59:41 AM »
This has been a rare week for great opportunities!  Here's another one...................

I was just going to post this as well!

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« Reply #252 on: December 14, 2010, 09:02:14 AM »
I was just going to post this as well!

I beat you to it.  Here's another one priced right!.................
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« Reply #253 on: December 14, 2010, 09:05:35 AM »
I beat you to it.  Here's another one priced right!.................

I've been posting eBay pics like this as screen shots so when the thread gets old the pictures don't disappear from eBays files.  It's annoying going back several months later and reading posts where the links don't work anymore.   
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #254 on: December 14, 2010, 09:20:32 AM »
This has been a rare week for great opportunities!  Here's another one...................
...and $6 shipping!  This is because of "free listing" periods by ebay.  No cost to the sellers to list total crap but ebay doesn't realize it hurts them as I am tired of sifting through the crap so I am sure I am missing some real stuff to bid on.
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« Reply #255 on: December 14, 2010, 10:00:26 AM »
...and $6 shipping!  This is because of "free listing" periods by ebay.  No cost to the sellers to list total crap but ebay doesn't realize it hurts them as I am tired of sifting through the crap so I am sure I am missing some real stuff to bid on.

It's not just the items in terrible condition but all of the worthless singles you have to sort through, mainly base set singles.  I used to be able to skim through every item a "wack* pack*" search yielded in less than an hour.  I don't know how long it would take now but I would guess 2-3X that amount. 
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« Reply #256 on: December 14, 2010, 10:12:23 AM »
This has been a rare week for great opportunities!  Here's another one...................
You can make an offer! 8)

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« Reply #257 on: December 14, 2010, 03:37:11 PM »
You can make an offer! 8)
I'd offer to place it in my garbage for them...

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #258 on: December 15, 2010, 04:44:36 AM »
I've been posting eBay pics like this as screen shots so when the thread gets old the pictures don't disappear from eBays files.  It's annoying going back several months later and reading posts where the links don't work anymore.   

That's something I've mentioned before about auction links, and the screen shots like you've got here really do help.  And, Plan9's in the art thread are truly creating an archive that will be available for future reference.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #259 on: December 19, 2010, 09:22:48 AM »

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #260 on: December 19, 2010, 11:02:59 AM »
http://cgi.ebay.com/1973-topps-Wacky-Packages-/320632801745?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aa73449d1

this guy is off his nut...$275?..more then 10 available?..LOL


Yeah, but with FREE SHIPPING it's a steal!  ;D


... the "more than 10 available" cracks me up. More than 10 stickers? Exact sets like the one shown? All in great shape (including creases).

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #261 on: December 19, 2010, 11:28:53 AM »
http://cgi.ebay.com/1973-topps-Wacky-Packages-/320632801745?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aa73449d1

this guy is off his nut...$275?..more then 10 available?..LOL

Perhaps you didn't notice... "They all have the right trademark."

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #262 on: December 19, 2010, 11:36:02 AM »
http://cgi.ebay.com/1973-topps-Wacky-Packages-/320632801745?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aa73449d1

this guy is off his nut...$275?..more then 10 available?..LOL

I think and hope that some of these bizarre listings are people who honestly don't have a clue what their item is worth, and instead of doing the research they list it at a very high price thinking they can't go too wrong.
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #263 on: December 19, 2010, 08:41:56 PM »
I think and hope that some of these bizarre listings are people who honestly don't have a clue what their item is worth, and instead of doing the research they list it at a very high price thinking they can't go too wrong.

He knows they have the "right" trademark so he must be well trained in wacky knowledge  :^)
Between the online price guide and e-bay there should be no excuse for stupidity.
I think alot of these people are really nuts,but many also are just tryin' take advantage of newer collectors

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #264 on: December 20, 2010, 04:09:17 PM »
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190481862771&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123

I'm no expert on unopened packs by any stretch but, this seemed slightly overpriced. Please coorect me if I'm mistaken.

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« Reply #265 on: December 20, 2010, 07:20:44 PM »
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190481862771&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123

I'm no expert on unopened packs by any stretch but, this seemed slightly overpriced. Please coorect me if I'm mistaken.

No, I don't think the price is that unreasonable. A high grade 11th yellow pack is worth at least $100, and every one of these
is graded 8.5 or 9. I think the problem is more that very few people would want 19 of them.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #267 on: December 21, 2010, 11:41:04 AM »
http://cgi.ebay.com/1973-topps-Wacky-Packages-/320632801745?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aa73449d1

this guy is off his nut...$275?..more then 10 available?..LOL

I think he left the  Bum Chex , Choke Wagon and Spit variation off camera....  that's the only way I can explain it ! LOL

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #268 on: December 22, 2010, 04:04:03 PM »

This person's stuff always seems high (and often seems to be $500), but this one takes the cake imo.

I'd say more like $25? The pack doesn't seem to be in the greatest shape? Is it just because of the COA?

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #269 on: January 01, 2011, 02:42:43 PM »
This person's stuff always seems high (and often seems to be $500), but this one takes the cake imo.

I'd say more like $25? The pack doesn't seem to be in the greatest shape? Is it just because of the COA?

I have no idea why it would be that much. I had to reclick on your link to check if it was maybe Art, but no, just the pack and a card with COA. Ouch.
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #270 on: January 01, 2011, 04:21:06 PM »
I have no idea why it would be that much. I had to reclick on your link to check if it was maybe Art, but no, just the pack and a card with COA. Ouch.
it's originally from toppsvault, so it's gotta be worth way more than $500. that's a bargain!!   ;)
yeah, the majority of the stuff sold by toppsvault won't get you diddly-squat on the open market, but they sure pulled in a lot of $$ for topps when they first sold.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #271 on: January 01, 2011, 07:18:57 PM »
it's originally from toppsvault, so it's gotta be worth way more than $500. that's a bargain!!   ;)
yeah, the majority of the stuff sold by toppsvault won't get you diddly-squat on the open market, but they sure pulled in a lot of $$ for topps when they first sold.

Just mmmmaaaybe if the orginal buyer got a tour of the inside of the Topps Vault, (with free round trip & lunch included) then it's worth the 5 Benjamins ya know.

How bout this one? http://cgi.ebay.com/1973-TOPPS-WACKY-PACKAGES-POSTER-TEST-WAX-PACK-WRAPPER_W0QQitemZ230561762955QQcategoryZ60240QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4712.m263QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DSIC%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%252BDDSIC%26otn%3D8%26pmod%3D290509941879%252B140425554101%252B190481862771%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D6074053339598857927
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« Reply #272 on: January 02, 2011, 04:33:07 PM »
One thing I really hate ( which we can usually get a laugh out of ) is what i call ebay "spamers". They put something out there and have no idea what it is actually worth! Some people put things on ebay for way to little droping the value of that item,while others put things insainly HIGH!! I dont know about you but sometimes that realy anoys me.

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« Reply #273 on: January 02, 2011, 06:47:11 PM »
Speaking of ebay tactics, I love when sellers add the word "wow" at the end of the description. Do they really think that when I read the word "wow" that I'll think I meant it?

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« Reply #274 on: January 02, 2011, 06:55:00 PM »
Speaking of ebay tactics, I love when sellers add the word "wow" at the end of the description. Do they really think that when I read the word "wow" that I'll think I meant it?

I just saw the word "wow" twice in your post and knew it would be something fascinating and valuable.
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #275 on: January 02, 2011, 09:44:16 PM »
One thing I really hate ( which we can usually get a laugh out of ) is what i call ebay "spamers". They put something out there and have no idea what it is actually worth! Some people put things on ebay for way to little droping the value of that item,while others put things insainly HIGH!! I dont know about you but sometimes that realy anoys me.

It doesn't annoy me because you can either get a really good bargan (if your the buyer of a lowly listed item). On the other hand, you could try to sell something high if you wanted to because the buyer should really educate themselves 1st on the average price of the particular item they are seeking. I don't list high to try to take advantage of ignorance, but I can see why people at least give it a go. So neither of it annoys me.

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« Reply #276 on: January 03, 2011, 10:24:47 AM »
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #277 on: January 03, 2011, 01:26:03 PM »
RARE! WOW!! L@@K!!!


This is a really excellent reply.

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« Reply #278 on: January 03, 2011, 04:10:34 PM »
RARE! WOW!! L@@K!!!
I particularly like the items that are "Rare and Hard to find!"

versus just one of those, I guess.  :^)

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« Reply #279 on: January 03, 2011, 05:33:43 PM »
I particularly like the items that are "Rare and Hard to find!"

versus just one of those, I guess.  :^)

One of my Math professors used to put down a result and write: "True Fact:" and then say....it's better than that other kind.

 

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