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Offline ToadallyDude

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2520 on: September 05, 2021, 07:52:53 PM »
"Wackim"...  now there's a flash from the past!!   :o

Why does that sound familiar?  Anyone want to shed light on that story?
I do remember, "foobar", very early in the eBay golden-age.  Is that guy still around?

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« Reply #2521 on: September 15, 2021, 04:52:30 PM »
   PSA 9 (oc)   what? what planet am I on?.....   https://www.ebay.com/itm/294398787222?hash=item448b88fe96:g:qIIAAOSwfAFg7c9k

Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2522 on: September 15, 2021, 05:03:21 PM »
   PSA 9 (oc)   what? what planet am I on?.....   https://www.ebay.com/itm/294398787222?hash=item448b88fe96:g:qIIAAOSwfAFg7c9k
National Spittoon posted that one on here last month. Good times.

Offline MadMike

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« Reply #2523 on: September 15, 2021, 10:09:58 PM »
Good luck identifying the center of that POS. As far as being graded, I am not sure people even know what PSA is when they list.

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« Reply #2524 on: September 16, 2021, 04:44:48 AM »
I think a lot of it is people using another listing as a template.

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« Reply #2525 on: September 16, 2021, 05:53:55 AM »
I think a lot of it is people using another listing as a template.

I agree, and sometimes ebay makes it difficult to change details.  But this one has PSA 7 in the details, and PSA 9 in the title, so the seller was even sloppy there!

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« Reply #2526 on: September 16, 2021, 04:19:49 PM »
   PSA 9 (oc)   what? what planet am I on?.....   https://www.ebay.com/itm/294398787222?hash=item448b88fe96:g:qIIAAOSwfAFg7c9k
Oh crap this isn't really PSA 9 card?   8)  Best $2 I ever spent I have some good karma going for me lately,  I needed this for a cut doubles collection.
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« Reply #2527 on: September 16, 2021, 04:27:58 PM »
There is a uk gloom with a pin hole out there with 4 junker regular wackys for $10 shipped if anyone is interested.  Ping me and i will send link.
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« Reply #2528 on: September 17, 2021, 02:27:22 AM »
   PSA 9 (oc)   what? what planet am I on?.....   https://www.ebay.com/itm/294398787222?hash=item448b88fe96:g:qIIAAOSwfAFg7c9k

This listing is hilarious.  There were definitely people out there on eBay & the wrapper who graded stuff like this all the time.  I've never been a purist when it comes to condition, and I can enjoy an EX+ just as well as a NM/MT.  But it's amazing how many times I'd get "NM" stickers that were literally borderless and/or creased down the middle, or with writing on the back, etc.  One guy wanted to sell me a book full of Wackys that had all been stuck to notebook paper for $300, and was insulted that I'd questing his grading of them when I arrived to see it. Ug.

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« Reply #2529 on: September 17, 2021, 03:09:10 AM »
I don't go on eBay much anymore, and I haven't actually bought anything on there for many years.  But I check now and then... and I just can't believe someone would pay this much for a PSA9 Hostess Wacky.  I know they're really rare, and PSA9 is awesome.  But $14K is a freaking car, or at least one-of-a-kind piece of original art or something...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/273786872318?hash=item3fbef821fe:g:9lAAAOSwai5eErHT

Is there some kind of 'limit' to what people will pay for a sticker of any rarity, just based on pure logic?  Or are there just so many people with disposable bitcoin fortunes or real estate equity that can throw that kind of cash around for this stuff?  I mean, $200 for one of these H-pairs back in the day was almost ludicrous.  I still have a hard time justifying that for a 1977 sticker or something.  Are these people nuts (like this thread implies), or have I gone nuts thinking this is nuts?

Offline bigtomi

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« Reply #2530 on: September 17, 2021, 09:56:40 AM »
Are these people nuts (like this thread implies), or have I gone nuts thinking this is nuts?
This auction is for a full set of 19 graded pairs. I'd still say $14K is high, though, eh?

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« Reply #2531 on: September 17, 2021, 10:49:16 AM »
Is there some kind of 'limit' to what people will pay for a sticker of any rarity, just based on pure logic?  Or are there just so many people with disposable bitcoin fortunes or real estate equity that can throw that kind of cash around for this stuff?  Are these people nuts (like this thread implies), or have I gone nuts thinking this is nuts?

It extends to sports cards too!  This one should be in the $40-80 range for an ungraded near mint card.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/363542414378

Either the seller is nuts to think someone would pay the $10K BIN for this, or he thinks there is someone out there nuts enough to pay it and not smart enough to find another one on eBay that is graded and much cheaper.  The blurry photo in the scratched up holder and the lack of any description are just bonuses.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2021, 10:51:26 AM by drono »

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2532 on: September 17, 2021, 12:34:48 PM »
     As a past sports memorabilia shop owner, this is someone who found this in a drawer and because of the somewhat "famous" name condition matters very little. They should at least use lighting to increase visibility and a new top loader with a plastic sleeve. We all see items on eBay that are over the top over priced and sometimes they do sell.  But yes this card is $50 on a good day.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2533 on: September 23, 2021, 03:45:07 PM »
   PSA 9 (oc)   what? what planet am I on?.....   https://www.ebay.com/itm/294398787222?hash=item448b88fe96:g:qIIAAOSwfAFg7c9k

 I know you guys were all really concerned, this psa9 card arrived safely!
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2534 on: September 23, 2021, 09:01:08 PM »

 I know you guys were all really concerned, this psa9 card arrived safely!

  Nice Ernie, maybe take a chance and have PSA regrade it for a possible 10.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2535 on: September 25, 2021, 01:11:02 PM »
Anyone feel like paying $1,289.99 for a single Band-aches? There is one on e-bay, if you do….

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2536 on: September 25, 2021, 01:53:40 PM »
     John. maybe if it were tan back and graded PSA 10.

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« Reply #2537 on: September 25, 2021, 02:11:42 PM »
     John. maybe if it were tan back and graded PSA 10.

It is a tan, but its top/bottom centering is off.  You can see a tiny bit of the border on the card above it and the copyright is cut in half on the bottom.

The same seller has two more Tandaches with bigger issues with BIN prices of $389.99 and $899.99 and a black ludlow for $699.99.

Out of curiosity, what is the order in rarity of tan, black ludlow, red ludlow?
« Last Edit: September 25, 2021, 02:14:42 PM by drono »

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2538 on: September 25, 2021, 02:24:19 PM »
It is a tan, but its top/bottom centering is off.  You can see a tiny bit of the border on the card above it and the copyright is cut in half on the bottom.

The same seller has two more Tandaches with bigger issues with BIN prices of $389.99 and $899.99 and a black ludlow for $699.99.

Out of curiosity, what is the order in rarity of tan, black ludlow, red ludlow?

I believe it is just as you have it:  tan, black ludlow, red ludlow (the scarcest)
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2539 on: November 09, 2021, 10:50:43 AM »
Is this a sure sign than an ebaydiot is lurking?





The second image shows that one user bidding 24 times on this item, increasing each one by $1, and also bidding more than 10 times on 12 of his/her 30 items over a 30-day period, with a high of 46!
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« Reply #2540 on: November 09, 2021, 10:55:22 AM »
Is this a sure sign than an ebaydiot is lurking?





Looks like he's gambling that the market will come up with a reasonable price.  Will be interesting to see where it ends up.
Marc

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« Reply #2541 on: December 04, 2021, 09:42:38 AM »
Yikes, I will be watching to see if anyone actually buys this.  Some sellers simply do ZERO research don't they?   https://www.ebay.com/itm/393761560998?hash=item5bae0499a6:g:qGUAAOSwDuFhojpr

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« Reply #2542 on: December 04, 2021, 02:02:30 PM »
Even if the price wasn't outrageous, $10.04 to ship one wax pack certainly is.

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« Reply #2543 on: December 18, 2021, 09:34:09 AM »
This is wacky, but not Wacky Packages related.

There is a seller on eBay selling an expired Spiderman No Way Home opening night movie ticket that he thinks will be worth something.

LMFAO! By the way...I saw the movie. It's fantastic!!!!!!!!




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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2544 on: December 21, 2021, 09:08:46 PM »
Was searching an unreasonable amount for an item for some seller. I decided to see what he was asking for other stuff. Holey Sh-nikes!



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« Reply #2545 on: December 27, 2021, 04:25:45 AM »
     A few forum members know that I actually have had tan backs in my collection that I overlooked as series 1, but they turned out to be Wonder Bread.(Thanks Joe). Honesty is so important to me and so I came across this mislabeled Wonder Bread issue and "tried" to inform the seller that he might want to re-list with accurate information regarding the actual series. We went back and forth about 5 times. Seller seemed to be content with leaving it for the buyer to get a false tan back rather than being honest. I simply can't stand people like him, it's just wrong. Buyer beware.       https://www.ebay.com/itm/203764318635?mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsid=e11051.m43.l1123&mkcid=7&ch=osgood&euid=9eef50c4b33c49bc9d9f81a7ea358711&bu=43209198147&osub=-1%7E1&crd=20211227050247&segname=11051&sojTags=ch%3Dch%2Cbu%3Dbu%2Cosub%3Dosub%2Ccrd%3Dcrd%2Csegname%3Dsegname%2Cchnl%3Dmkcid

     Matt.
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« Reply #2546 on: December 27, 2021, 07:47:49 AM »
Honesty is so important to me and so I came across this mislabeled Wonder Bread issue and "tried" to inform the seller that he might want to re-list with accurate information regarding the actual series. We went back and forth about 5 times. Seller seemed to be content with leaving it for the buyer to get a false tan back rather than being honest. I simply can't stand people like him, it's just wrong. Buyer beware.

I've done the same with other sellers, and it was always to no avail, so I've given up trying.  I collect beach volleyball memorabilia and have tried to help sellers with auctions by identifying autographs, pointing out that the autograph was a gold medal winner, etc.  I've never had one listen, so I've stopped wasting my typing.

The seller of the 1st series tan, I remember best discussing, pointed me to the paragraph on wackypackages.com about the copyright being different.  However, he was selling a Lavirus that is distinguishable by the die cut and in a paragraph farther down.  I asked him to read the entire page.  I even tried to imply logic as to why he would think a 1st series white or ludlow back and a 1st series tan back would have different die cuts when they were made from the same uncut sheet die but just with different sticker paper for a backing.  It didn't do any good.  He said he stood by his items and had never had a complaint.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2547 on: December 27, 2021, 11:41:03 AM »
     A few forum members know that I actually have had tan backs in my collection that I overlooked as series 1, but they turned out to be Wonder Bread.(Thanks Joe). Honesty is so important to me and so I came across this mislabeled Wonder Bread issue and "tried" to inform the seller that he might want to re-list with accurate information regarding the actual series. We went back and forth about 5 times. Seller seemed to be content with leaving it for the buyer to get a false tan back rather than being honest. I simply can't stand people like him, it's just wrong. Buyer beware.       https://www.ebay.com/itm/203764318635?mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsid=e11051.m43.l1123&mkcid=7&ch=osgood&euid=9eef50c4b33c49bc9d9f81a7ea358711&bu=43209198147&osub=-1%7E1&crd=20211227050247&segname=11051&sojTags=ch%3Dch%2Cbu%3Dbu%2Cosub%3Dosub%2Ccrd%3Dcrd%2Csegname%3Dsegname%2Cchnl%3Dmkcid

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« Reply #2548 on: December 30, 2021, 08:57:08 AM »
I think this kind of fits the thread title, but in a good way...is it me or is this being offered for a mighty good price? Wish I had a couple grand just sitting around, I'd snatch it up...

eBay auction: #363673439141

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« Reply #2549 on: December 30, 2021, 11:40:52 AM »
I think this kind of fits the thread title, but in a good way...is it me or is this being offered for a mighty good price? Wish I had a couple grand just sitting around, I'd snatch it up...

eBay auction: #363673439141


I agree that price is a steal.  The 16th series plus puzzle is worth at least 75% of the total price. 
Still looking for Series 17

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« Reply #2550 on: December 30, 2021, 11:57:11 AM »
Agreed that is a great price...if you have $2, 195. I have seen 16th series by itself listed for that amount. He seems to be pretty precise with his grading, does not necessarily mean he is accurate. I have always disliked the guy with money who instantly buys a better collection than I have, and I have been collecting for years...

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« Reply #2551 on: December 31, 2021, 07:22:35 AM »


I agree that price is a steal.  The 16th series plus puzzle is worth at least 75% of the total price.
Series 16 in ex isnt worth $1500
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« Reply #2552 on: December 31, 2021, 07:45:11 AM »
Series 16 in ex isnt worth $1500
I agree, top end in ex/5 i wouldn't pay more than 25-30 for the more desirable titles, and less for the more commons and the non favorites.

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« Reply #2553 on: December 31, 2021, 05:19:09 PM »
Series 16 in ex isnt worth $1500

I didn't see any solid pics of the series 16's so maybe not as much as I thought.  But if they are close, they can go for about $50 or so a pop.  Plus the full puzzle has been selling for 400 buck give or take.  I would have definitely taken a chance if I would have seen it.
Still looking for Series 17

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2554 on: January 01, 2022, 10:57:32 AM »
OK, back to the truly nuts...or at least clueless: eBay auction: #154775387179

 

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