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Old 01-24-2019, 02:54 PM
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It is mostly about speculation. Someone sees a raw card and thinks it could be a 9 or whatever and gambles.

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Old 01-27-2019, 01:10 PM
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I just dont get it either. It makes no sense.
what does make perfect sense is to not by a thing from Garret Morris and their 10% sales tax from CA on top of it. NO NEED.
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Old 01-27-2019, 06:08 PM
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I said it before and I'll say it again. There seems to be something at play with GM Cards. Without casting aspersions, because I am not leveling any actual accusations, anyone who used to buy from them a couple of years ago (to take advantage of the $3 shipping total, no matter how many cards you purchased) sees how things have changed. I used to purchase a lot of stuff at nice prices (and I fell a little short a thousand times, so clearly there were other people bidding, too) to upgrade my sets, but then their whole existence suddenly flip flopped. Instead of being an inexpensive go-to ebay seller - a convenient place to get cards at fair prices - their sales prices soared and everything they had started going through the roof (like anecdotes from this thread show). It made absolutely no sense. Now the first thing I think of when I see a GM auction is, "How high am I going to have to bid to even have a chance of winning that one??" and skip it entirely. Again, I'm not accusing them of anything, but now I scroll past their stuff the same way I do with frickin' Dean...and I'm sure they couldn't care less.

People will say the reason for their growth into an incredible revenue-grabbing success is great customer service, or that they grade their items accurately, or ship fast and whatever else. Apologist stuff. Blah blah blah, come on, 99% of the ebayers I buy from do the exact same things. Why pay 200% of what the 'same' card is selling for from a different seller????? Pure lunacy!!!
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:31 PM
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Ok.
So besides what's going on with Greg Morris and Dean's, what is the opinion on paying more for a well centered raw card with sharp corners? Personally, I have no problem paying more for an ungraded card that is well centered with sharp corners. I have no need for a psa 7 that is off center.
I have 3 sets where centering is the main focus. 1958,1959 and 1960. I have probably paid too much at times for cards that are very hard to find centered.
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Ok.
So besides what's going on with Greg Morris and Dean's, what is the opinion on paying more for a well centered raw card with sharp corners? Personally, I have no problem paying more for an ungraded card that is well centered with sharp corners. I have no need for a psa 7 that is off center.
I have 3 sets where centering is the main focus. 1958,1959 and 1960. I have probably paid too much at times for cards that are very hard to find centered.
If centering is the key factor for your sets, then absolutely grab ungraded ones that really work for you, and pay what you must.
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I've been bidding on GM cards for past three weeks but only win about 10% of my bids. I too wonder why the high winning bid on some.
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Old 01-28-2019, 12:10 PM
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Check out last nights auction. 1984 Donruss Don Mattingly - raw - $455. It looks nice but if you get a 9 youre out a lot of money.
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Check out last nights auction. 1984 Donruss Don Mattingly - raw - $455. It looks nice but if you get a 9 youre out a lot of money.
I saw that. I saw it maybe an hour before it closed when it was around 350. I was so taken back I even stopped what I was doing to show my wife the insanity. She really could not care less, fyi. Nice that there are folks on here that do.
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His prices are extremely high.
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