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Old 02-22-2017, 07:13 AM
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In my experience pretty much every dealer at a show is this guy. I honestly don't think they really want to sell their cards. The concept of a show price has always baffled me. Gone are the days of only being able to buy what's in front of you. I see these types of sellers as the same people with museum collections on eBay. I think there is a big dealer population who just like displaying cards.

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Old 02-22-2017, 07:13 AM
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One thing for sure: selling cards is a lot trickier than buying cards. Maybe that's why there's so many auction houses these days. The guys who couldn't make it as actual dealers figured out that it makes more sense to take a cut of an auction rather than try to directly buy and sell stuff.
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Old 02-22-2017, 07:32 AM
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Yep. Card right now on eBay was $1800 BIN or make an offer. I offered $1500 and dude came back with $1750. I rejected it is seconds as a stupid move and was done with him. It's now discounted to $1350 and I refused to buy it.
Right thats only in this hobby. If there was an item for sale at Walmart for $1800 (in theory) and i was offended by that price and was willing to offer $1500 which was reasonable to me and 2 weeks later the item was $1350 and i still wanted the item and had the same financial means as i did 2 weeks before, i happily buy the item at that cheaper that i would of paid earlier price, but in the card buying and selling hobby, its a hobby not a business for most.

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Old 02-22-2017, 07:54 AM
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I think there's a major difference though: Walmart isn't an individual.
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:27 AM
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I think there's a major difference though: Walmart isn't an individual.
Well if i was looking to buy a used card from an individual who wanted $5000 and i thought $4000 was fair and i needed this car to go to work and i saw it listed for $3500 a month later, i would want it. (even if there was a lot of disputing about whether $5000 or $4000 was closer to a fair price earlier and i was accused of lowballing at $4000) I would be happy to pay the $3500

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Old 02-22-2017, 10:33 AM
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I agree with that but to me that's not an apt comparison since baseball cards aren't necessary.
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I agree with that but to me that's not an apt comparison since baseball cards aren't necessary.
Opinions vary greatly on if they are necessary or not.
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Old 02-22-2017, 11:08 AM
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Haha fair point.
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Yep. Card right now on eBay was $1800 BIN or make an offer. I offered $1500 and dude came back with $1750. I rejected it is seconds as a stupid move and was done with him. It's now discounted to $1350 and I refused to buy it.
Sounds like someone I have dealt with or rather, tried to deal with, before.
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I would be willing to bet for every dealer that has never sold on eBay there are a hundred collectors that have never bought on eBay. They don't have a computer, they don't like/understand technology or they just want to hold the card in person before they buy.

Go to any decent size show and look at how many guys are there with notebooks or sheets of paper with their checklist. Why don't they have their checklist on their phone or iPad? Because they are old school and not into technology.
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