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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2905 on: February 05, 2024, 03:47:38 PM »
I would like to have a set of postersÖbut that is way too rich for my blood.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2906 on: February 05, 2024, 06:55:21 PM »
Posters are getting harder to find, but I think the demand for them is also very low these days.

It's been a while since I purchased the tough 3, but I think maybe $200 each instead of $250?  The Cheapios has a tape stain, so maybe it's worth even less.
As far as the set of 24, I think maybe $600 (around $25/poster)?  Also 22 of them have two sets of staple holes at the top - so maybe they're worth less for that?
The yellow wrapper is hard to find - maybe it's worth $100.  I'm looking for the Gold Rush gum version and would probably pay that much - but I tend to be a bargain hunter.
IFIRC, Dan tends to run a little high on his prices.
I think Dan's strategy is like mine, set a high price, take offers, settle off ebay as most of the time buyers of wacky packs are pretty easy to hunt down outside of ebay.
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2909 on: February 26, 2024, 08:50:07 AM »
Not super crazy, but cutting some of the titles out of one of the fabric swatches and selling as "rare patches". Such care taken in the cutting too.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2910 on: February 26, 2024, 11:59:17 AM »
Not super crazy, but cutting some of the titles out of one of the fabric swatches and selling as "rare patches". Such care taken in the cutting too.

That is pretty funny.  I wonder if they cut them out when they were a kid and using scissors was a skill they hadn't quite mastered yet.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2911 on: March 01, 2024, 11:21:39 AM »
I don't consider Dan nuts as a person, but his prices tend to be, IMO. Isn't this at least 2-3 times what it's worth, given the condition?

eBay auction: #375285851067

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2912 on: March 01, 2024, 12:07:30 PM »
I don't consider Dan nuts as a person, but his prices tend to be, IMO. Isn't this at least 2-3 times what it's worth, given the condition?

eBay auction: #375285851067
Also, no pics of the inside of the box.  Huge red flag there.
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2913 on: March 01, 2024, 02:46:38 PM »
I don't consider Dan nuts as a person, but his prices tend to be, IMO. Isn't this at least 2-3 times what it's worth, given the condition?

eBay auction: #375285851067
e.g.  buying and flipping the 1st mail away poster, but now with a +$1000 to the price tag
even uses the same pics as the first auction

eBay auction: #266653475603
eBay auction: #375284248230

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2914 on: March 02, 2024, 05:35:25 AM »
I don't consider Dan nuts as a person, but his prices tend to be, IMO. Isn't this at least 2-3 times what it's worth, given the condition?

eBay auction: #375285851067
I've tried to explain this before but seems it takes awhile to be absorbed....I think he does what I would do which is list stuff for over market price, taking offers and selling privately.  In some cases, impatient 'must have now' folks take the buy it nows.  He also does this to draw attention to his auctions in general which results in sales of other items.  I believe Dan has done like $28k in sales in the last couple of months so he is not struggling but I know your post wasn't a worry about that....
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2915 on: March 02, 2024, 08:05:04 AM »
I've tried to explain this before but seems it takes awhile to be absorbed....I think he does what I would do which is list stuff for over market price, taking offers and selling privately.
Honestly, I had forgotten about this aspect of his sales technique. However, if I didn't know who he was and the other "behind the scenes" reasoning, the really high pricing would scare me off, thinking we're too far apart to deal. Just sayin.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2916 on: March 02, 2024, 02:25:08 PM »
thinking we're too far apart to deal. Just sayin.

This is how i feel. With outlandish prices i just walk away. Thinking i just don't want to deal like that.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2917 on: March 04, 2024, 03:16:43 PM »
This is how i feel. With outlandish prices i just walk away. Thinking i just don't want to deal like that.
That is good to know, less competition for buying.  I make offers no matter what, my feelings don't get hurt if they say no.
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2918 on: March 04, 2024, 03:19:32 PM »
Honestly, I had forgotten about this aspect of his sales technique. However, if I didn't know who he was and the other "behind the scenes" reasoning, the really high pricing would scare me off, thinking we're too far apart to deal. Just sayin.
Agree the poster price is really high but I hope it sells as I have all three with mailing tubes that someday I will part with.  I don't think your assessment on the 12th box is accurate.  I would buy that box in that condition for your "$80" fair price all day every day.....boxes are much harder to find than people give credit and they are some of the coolest visible items to collect.  I would never ever ever spend more money on an overpriced fabricated rare plastic super impulse item than an original series display box as a point of reference....
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2919 on: March 04, 2024, 04:00:22 PM »
I don't think your assessment on the 12th box is accurate.  I would buy that box in that condition for your "$80" fair price all day every day.
Ern, not sure where you came up with "my (your) $80" price for the 12th box. Dan has it listed for almost $500, I guessed it to be 2-3 times too high. My math shows that to come to $170-$250...though even that range seems high to me, as well.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2920 on: March 04, 2024, 05:31:14 PM »
Ern, not sure where you came up with "my (your) $80" price for the 12th box. Dan has it listed for almost $500, I guessed it to be 2-3 times too high. My math shows that to come to $170-$250...though even that range seems high to me, as well.
Oh I saw it listed for $250 my bad.  $500 is definitely excessive.
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2921 on: March 11, 2024, 10:05:47 PM »
Not wacky, but related to our recent discussion of old coins and currency.   I laughed out loud when I saw this picture:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/395112651234
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2922 on: March 12, 2024, 05:40:40 AM »
It looks like someone tried to make change with it!  ;D

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2923 on: March 12, 2024, 10:55:07 AM »
It looks like someone tried to make change with it!  ;D
Well, each half is worth a buck, right?  :P

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2924 on: March 12, 2024, 02:24:57 PM »
Not wacky, but related to our recent discussion of old coins and currency.   I laughed out loud when I saw this picture:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/395112651234
Is there a market for those?  I think I have a bunch stashed away somewhere.
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2925 on: March 12, 2024, 02:25:48 PM »
Not wacky, but related to our recent discussion of old coins and currency.   I laughed out loud when I saw this picture:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/395112651234
that is in worse shape than the battered sand dollar we found on the beach in Florida
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2926 on: March 12, 2024, 04:49:15 PM »
What bothers me is not the idiotic asking price, delusional morons like this are a dime a dozen, but the horrific excuse for a tape repair.  Looks like the taping on the butt end of a hockey stick.  This is arguably not even legal tender any more.  What a dope.

BTW, Iím told many major banks have plenty of $2ís in stock, crisp and there for the asking.  Iím sure itís hit and miss, but I would suggest starting there if you want any $2ís.  Iíd only go to eBay for an older red seal bill.  They were printed well before 1976.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2927 on: March 12, 2024, 08:42:18 PM »
He has another one listed in better shape, but still $148 overpriced.

I always thought $2 bills were cool. I don't know why they're considered unlucky by some. Maybe it's linked to their association with the racetrack.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2928 on: March 12, 2024, 10:18:33 PM »
Is there a market for those?  I think I have a bunch stashed away somewhere.

For 1976 and beyond, the two's that demand the highest prices are star notes, according to my Whitman Official Red Book (7th ed. c2020).  The 2003 A Atlanta(F) note that is featured in this auction is listed at $5 for UNC-63 grade.   I can't imagine the one pictured getting a grade above ONE.  Like someone joked earlier, I wonder if it's even worth $2.  :]  A 2003 A Atlanta star note, however, is priced at $120 for UNC-63 grade.   We're talking only 320,000 in circulation.   The only other star notes from 2003 A, the San Fran(L) ones, are slightly more quantity-wise(384,400), but for some reason they are priced a little higher at $150 for UNC-63 grade.

The highest price listed for a non-star note 1976 and beyond, UNC-63, is $35 for a 2003 St Louis(H), and next best is $25 for 2003 A San Fran(L).

Non-star notes from 1976 range from $9-$20 in UNC-63.
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2929 on: March 12, 2024, 10:21:26 PM »

I always thought $2 bills were cool. 

Me two!   Maybe 'cause they're the closest legit thing to the queer three dollar bill.    8)
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2930 on: March 12, 2024, 10:25:56 PM »
Iím told many major banks have plenty of $2ís in stock, crisp and there for the asking.  Iím sure itís hit and miss, but I would suggest starting there if you want any $2ís.   

Two's that are in current circulation include the following series:
1976
1995
2003
2003 A
2009
2013
2017 A
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2931 on: March 16, 2024, 09:31:54 AM »
For 1976 and beyond, the two's that demand the highest prices are star notes, according to my Whitman Official Red Book (7th ed. c2020).  The 2003 A Atlanta(F) note that is featured in this auction is listed at $5 for UNC-63 grade.   I can't imagine the one pictured getting a grade above ONE.  Like someone joked earlier, I wonder if it's even worth $2.  :]  A 2003 A Atlanta star note, however, is priced at $120 for UNC-63 grade.   We're talking only 320,000 in circulation.   The only other star notes from 2003 A, the San Fran(L) ones, are slightly more quantity-wise(384,400), but for some reason they are priced a little higher at $150 for UNC-63 grade.

The highest price listed for a non-star note 1976 and beyond, UNC-63, is $35 for a 2003 St Louis(H), and next best is $25 for 2003 A San Fran(L).

Non-star notes from 1976 range from $9-$20 in UNC-63.
So I decided to go get some at the bank myself this week, and the teller had them on hand.  Not CU consecutive-numbered notes from a fresh stack like I was hoping, but minimal wear on most of them.  Exchanged a $20 for ten $2ís.  All 2013 except for one 1995.  The one surprise was that half of them were star notes.  So Iím thinking star notes must be common as dirt for 2013.  But why are there any in the first place?  Nobody uses the dang things.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2932 on: March 16, 2024, 09:34:39 AM »
Iíve also never seen premium value assigned to a note originating from a particular federal reserve branch location.  Signature combinations and sometimes low serial numbers or weird sequences yes, but never the A through L designation.

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« Reply #2933 on: March 16, 2024, 02:50:05 PM »
  The local scrap yards here in the late 80's and early 90's used to pay out  in $2 bills for some reason. I was helping a contractor on a job and when he sold the scrap, he paid me all in $2 bills. I must have at least 50 somewhere, probably consecutive too.   

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« Reply #2934 on: March 16, 2024, 03:37:04 PM »
So I decided to go get some at the bank myself this week, and the teller had them on hand.  Not CU consecutive-numbered notes from a fresh stack like I was hoping, but minimal wear on most of them.  Exchanged a $20 for ten $2ís.  All 2013 except for one 1995.  The one surprise was that half of them were star notes.  So Iím thinking star notes must be common as dirt for 2013.  But why are there any in the first place?  Nobody uses the dang things.

Star notes are replacements for printing errors, not for bills worn from circulation. You can probably check online to see what kind of premium they carry, if any.

Fancy serial numbers are also fun. I once got $4 for a dollar bill beginning with four threes in a row, and values increase exponentially with each additional consecutive matching digit. Serial numbers that are eight-of-a-kind are highly in demand, and I've seen estimates of $15,000 for any bill numbered 00000001.

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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2935 on: March 16, 2024, 03:53:07 PM »
Iíve also never seen premium value assigned to a note originating from a particular federal reserve branch location.  Signature combinations and sometimes low serial numbers or weird sequences yes, but never the A through L designation.

The different federal reserve banks sometimes have wildly different production numbers within a single series, which is why some are more worth than others.
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« Reply #2936 on: March 16, 2024, 03:59:57 PM »
So I decided to go get some at the bank myself this week, and the teller had them on hand.  Not CU consecutive-numbered notes from a fresh stack like I was hoping, but minimal wear on most of them.  Exchanged a $20 for ten $2ís.  All 2013 except for one 1995.  The one surprise was that half of them were star notes.  So Iím thinking star notes must be common as dirt for 2013.  But why are there any in the first place?  Nobody uses the dang things.

Actually you lucked out because, as similar with 2003, the only star notes from 2013 come from Atlanta, San Fran, and New York.    Atlanta stars are listed at $45 in UNC63 condition, while NY and SF are both at $20.   If they're in nice, crisp condition, try 'em out on ebay and see what you can get!
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Re: Are these people NUTS???
« Reply #2937 on: March 16, 2024, 05:33:50 PM »
Actually you lucked out because, as similar with 2003, the only star notes from 2013 come from Atlanta, San Fran, and New York.    Atlanta stars are listed at $45 in UNC63 condition, while NY and SF are both at $20.   If they're in nice, crisp condition, try 'em out on ebay and see what you can get!
Iíll have to get some more from the bank and see if the conditions are any better.  The ones I got are still close to new with no hard creases but definitely some signs of minor wear.  If only strict CU carries a premium, Iím probably not looking at any profit potential.  Truth be told my knowledge of currency is minimal in comparison to coins.