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Old 10-19-2017, 11:30 AM
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I've actually been doing a bit of tracking on this, and BO's regularly pull a higher price than the same card (grade/backing) as a card which is auctioned. Straight BIN also pulls a higher price, but I assume the seller is willing to sit and wait to get the higher price.

There are, of course, exceptions.
****Southern League****
Old Mill (SL) PSA 3: 3/48
Old Mill (SL) PSA 4: 5/48
Hindu Brown: 1/34

****NY Highlanders Team Set****
Basic Team Set: 13/28
Master Team Set: 13/315
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Old 10-19-2017, 12:28 PM
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Fascinating glimpse into the quirks of human behavior...
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Old 10-19-2017, 12:48 PM
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There's a famous story about a jewelry store that was having trouble selling a particular kind of jewelry (I think it was turquoise but could have it wrong). The owner was going on vacation and left a handwritten note for the store clerk to put the jewelry on sale at half the price. The store clerk misread the writing on the note and doubled the price of the jewelry. When the owner returned from vacation, all the jewelry had sold out.

This never happens to me, though
Always looking for Billy Sullivan Jr. and Sr. memorabilia.

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Old 10-19-2017, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by insidethewrapper View Post
Did this with a lawn mower once. Put it in my front lawn by the road for $ 10, nobody wanted it. Raised the price to $ 25 and it sold that day.[/QUOTE}

A friend once told me a story that is a slight variation of this theme. I believe it was a set of tires that they had on the lawn with a free sign. They just sat there, no one wanted them. They finally decided to put a sign up for them for $25, and the tires were almost instantly stolen.

Oh yes, this works well. People would rather steal from a stranger than accept a free gift.
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Old 10-22-2017, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by judsonhamlin View Post
So I am confused as to this sales model -- seller has x card on eBay for a set price/obo (and not a museum priced seller, either). Zero offers and 28 days later, the card is relisted for almost twice the first price. If it didn't sell at the lower price, why list it at a much higher price? Is there a legit strategy at work here?
When I was in the auction business, more than once I forgot to take something off of my site which was for sale in the auction (of course the auction ruled)...then it would go for more in the auction than on my site. I have gotten emails asking if they could pay the price on my site AFTER the auction in which they won it ....Human nature is a funny thing. An auction format HAS to be cheaper than a straight saie, right?

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Old 10-22-2017, 03:25 PM
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I like this one. It's been listed 4 times at $99.99 OBO with free shipping. Now it is $0.99 OBO with $99.99 shipping. SMH.
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Old 10-22-2017, 06:34 PM
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Old 10-23-2017, 11:10 AM
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Maybe a seller will list an item they’re really not interested in selling. They list it because it’s popular and will bring more customers to their eBay store? So they list the item at what seems like a ridiculous price?

Not exactly what you’re talking about but I wonder if this is going on sometimes when I see overpriced auctions.
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