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Old 04-09-2018, 08:23 AM
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I don't think I've ever bought a BIN card. I've bid on plenty of auctions but I haven't ever made a BIN. I also don't bid on auctions with reserves. So if you want my bids, you'll have an auction and you'll start it at 99 cents. Sure I'm not alone on that either.

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Old 04-09-2018, 09:42 AM
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As long as a BIN has a best offer I would give it a shot if I wanted the card. Sometimes even if it does not have a best offer option I will still make one. Have bought several cards that way.
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As long as a BIN has a best offer I would give it a shot if I wanted the card. Sometimes even if it does not have a best offer option I will still make one. Have bought several cards that way.
Yep. I do the same.

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Old 04-09-2018, 12:01 PM
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I don't think I've ever bought a BIN card. I've bid on plenty of auctions but I haven't ever made a BIN. I also don't bid on auctions with reserves. So if you want my bids, you'll have an auction and you'll start it at 99 cents. Sure I'm not alone on that either.
Yea, but from a seller's point of view, the only .99 cent sellers who are successful are PWCC and Probstein. Whether legit or for nefarious reasons, that is what I have noticed (as a .99 seller NOT named PWCC/Probstein).
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Old 04-09-2018, 12:02 PM
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As the great Yogi once said, "It's Deja Vu all over again". I would swear I have read this exact same post more than once before.
I like Yogi....he's a pretty smart dude.
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Old 04-10-2018, 06:40 AM
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Yea, but from a seller's point of view, the only .99 cent sellers who are successful are PWCC and Probstein. Whether legit or for nefarious reasons, that is what I have noticed (as a .99 seller NOT named PWCC/Probstein).

Depending on what you term successful, I use .99 starting bid with no BIN and, most of the time, I make money...I trust the market and wait for the feeding frenzy.

I have a PSA-8 Mantle out there right now.

Oh...and....

probstein is still dead to me.
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Old 04-10-2018, 08:29 AM
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Depending on what you term successful, I use .99 starting bid with no BIN and, most of the time, I make money...I trust the market and wait for the feeding frenzy.

I have a PSA-8 Mantle out there right now.

Oh...and....

probstein is still dead to me.
There are certain cards that are exempt from that. Mantle being one of them. Try it with a high grade Gabby Hartnett and see if you get the same results.
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Old 04-10-2018, 12:27 PM
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I don't have anything at all against the OP , but hasn't he started this same or a very similar version of this thread several times previously?

I am certainly not wealthy, but I don't really see the angst over a sub $200 card. Sometimes you make money and sometimes you lose money on a card -- unless you want to sit on your inventory forever. I could see a Diamond Stars Red Ruffing sitting for a long time as a BIN.

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Old 04-10-2018, 12:50 PM
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Doesn't matter. Too many people use VCP as the Bible.
Your issue is that too many people know what a particular card is worth?
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Old 04-10-2018, 02:08 PM
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There are certain cards that are exempt from that. Mantle being one of them. Try it with a high grade Gabby Hartnett and see if you get the same results.


A fair point, Robert, but I never purchase a high-grade unless I'm fairly certain I can resell it for at least what I paid...I've been caught by not sticking to that in the paste, so I usually stick in the EX-5 range for pre-war, 6 or 7 for post-war.

IMO - I agree with the prior post in which it was state that you only held the card in question for two weeks and still made a little...that's almost day-trader planning.

Again, IMO Baseball cards are like stocks in that you frequently have to hold until the time is just right.

My issue is that I frequently buy Baseball cards emotionally, rather than rationally, which is when I get in trouble.


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