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Old 05-23-2015, 09:28 PM
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Default I you are considering consignment with Probstein123, read this first

Sorry I am not very active and don’t post very much on this forum but I feel this needs to be shared in hopes that others will not be taken advantage of as I have been. I like to give people the benefit of the doubt and have given Rick Probstein multiple chances to fix the situation but to be honest with you he has pretty much ignored me. Here is the situation…

Over the last few months I have consigned over $3,000 worth of auctions with Probstein123. For the most part all my transactions have went smoothly. Last month one of my lots had finished and I received my payment a few weeks later. The spreadsheet below is what Probstein123 had sent to me.



Fast forward this month I had sent probstein123 another lot of cards. As usual everything finished up and I was sent a spreadsheet of the cards with he had auctioned off for me. The only difference is on this sheet it contains a card that I had previously sold. To my surprise this time it actually sold for $51.50 more dollars than it did previously (First auction here), Second auction here). The spreadsheet sent to me is below.



Now here is where I have a problem. The math does not add up. As you can see from my current lot after fee’s I net gain of $696.73. with the added $45.32 (after his fees) for the resale I should be receiving $742.05 combined total. But somehow I am only receiving $654.38. Rick Probstein resold my card for a higher profit, pocketed the difference then charged me an additional $42.35 for unknown reasons.

Once I noticed the error I emailed Rick Probstein (I may or may not be talking with him IDK, honestly that does not matter) pointing out the error and asking for an explanation. I received a reply (within about 2 hours) telling me yes it is my error “its in the accounting , yes”. So I went back and triple checked everything over again and I do not see it. Probstein123 has a huge “accounting” error in their favor. Again I emailed them to please re-look this over because the math does not add up. The only thing I received back was another spreadsheet charging me money than previously stated. Rick Probstein sold my cards for a $51.50 additional profit ($45.32 should have been my take) then charged me an additional $42.35 to re-sell my card shorting me $87.67 in total.

Given what I have presented to you and if I am in error please explain to me how I am wrong. If you see where I have been short changed and the lack of customer service I have received from Probstein123, please reconsider doing business with this them. There are other alternatives out there like PWCC and I am sure there are others on this board who probably can help you as well. If you have sold items through Probstein123 you may want to double check their “accounting” methods I am sure I might not be the only one who is being shorted.

**based on previous feeback on other forums I need you to understand that I had no idea this card was being re-listed or as to why. Before the shrilling accusations come in look at my invoice and tell me why I would let cards card at a lesser price than it cost to grade not to mention his fees. Also I have nothing against Rick Probstein.
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Old 05-24-2015, 12:23 AM
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Not a Probstein fan myself, but in the interest of fairness I believe you were exposed as shilling your own listing over on the PSA board.

http://forums.collectors.com/message...hreadid=944130

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Old 05-24-2015, 07:44 AM
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Per forum rules, you must post your full name if you are going to say stuff like this about another person or business.
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Old 05-24-2015, 08:15 AM
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Not a Probstein fan myself, but in the interest of fairness I believe you were exposed as shilling your own listing over on the PSA board.

http://forums.collectors.com/message...hreadid=944130

Thanks,
Scott
I thought being able to shill your consignments was why you went with Probstein. Well that or he could sell your baseball player Bill Russell auto as basketball HOFer Bill Russell. Heck he will even list your opened vintage pack of smokes as being never opened and containing a T206 card.

Sorry couldn't resist Probstein runs such a high quality operation.LOL
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Old 05-24-2015, 08:18 AM
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Shilling or not the issue is this person claims that Probstein underpaid them.

Probstein was just fine.

175*.88=154-108.68=$45.32 (what you were paid).

You are wrong.
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Old 05-24-2015, 09:27 AM
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Per forum rules, you must post your full name if you are going to say stuff like this about another person or business.
That is handled.
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Old 05-24-2015, 09:53 AM
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Is this an example of suicide by bulletin board ?

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Old 05-24-2015, 10:19 AM
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Is this an example of suicide by bulletin board ?
No, just the appalling state of mathematics education in the USA today.
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Old 05-24-2015, 12:50 PM
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No, just the appalling state of mathematics education in the USA today.
No, It depends on which State,and if the parents spend time with the their kids

State Rankings for Math and Science Education

RANK STATE SERI
Well Above Average 1 Massachusetts 4.82
2 Minnesota 4.06
3 New Jersey 4.04
4 New Hampshire 4.01
5 New York 3.94

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Old 05-24-2015, 01:17 PM
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Wow. So someone takes the time to put a businessman on blast, and trash him in public....but doesn't take the time to:

1. Check math before mouthing off.
2. Delete the original post.

And also shilled his own card?

Hysterical. #comeuppance.
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