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I'm leaning that way as well. I just signed up for a couple of the forums and
have had some hit and miss success. Have a Killebrew auto coming in that I
could never touch locally for under 50 bucks and it's costing me a Fred Lynn
Donruss Significant Signatures #'d to 100 with a BV 40.00
Got some vikings autos coming in, some wally autos coming in, some neat stuff
all in all, all for stuff I dont mind dealing. I even had some REAL collectors
emailing me about absolute crap like a 98 Press Pass Brian Simmons auto.
My experiences have always been like this. Perhaps not as extreme,
but the same principle none the less. People don't just want to get a
card they want for one they have but don't want. They want to get
over on the other person. Instead of wanting a fair trade for both
parties, they want one of the traders (them) to make out better then
the other. It is a competition thing.
I have tried to use the card trader forums, but I had a bunch of
people try to trade common 1:4 inserts for 1:72 inserts. Another
reason eBay is the sports card collector's best friend. Sell cards
you don't want for the true fair market price and then use the money
to buy what you want.
On Fri, 14 Nov 2003 21:14:07 -0600, "Mike"
Trading is really getting rediculous these days.Everyone thinks they have
GOLD and their cards are always better than yours.So therefore they think
they deserve the better end of the deal.As if you owe them something.Not
everyone does this but it sure seems it's moving in that
direction.Especially with all of these serial #'ed cards that are #'ed 25 or
less.they think they can get the world with those cards just because they
are too scarce to list in Beckett..I put up this post looking for a $15.00
autograph.( am a member of many trading groups.)
This guy answers and says he has the said card I was looking for.I asked him
to have a look at my trade page to see if there was anything he liked.He
answers back and says he's interested in a bunch of my $100.00 and $200.00
auto's.I have tons and tons of $15.00 to $25.00 auto's he could have choosen
from.But no he has to pick the best stuff I have for a nobody auto of his.I
don't think my cards are gold and think that my cards are the best.But that
is crazy.Other people have this crazy rule for trading, One guy wanted a
$30.00 rookie of mine.I looked at his trade page and said I would trade him
my $30.00 card for one of his $20.00 auto's.
He writes back like he is offended that I would even dare ask him for such a
crazy deal and writes in extra bold type "AUTO"S FOR AUTO'S,GAME USED FOR
GAME USED AND ROOKIES FOR ROOKIES"
Now who the hell made up this rule and set it in stone.He's getting a $30.00
rookie on the Beckett hot list for a $20.00 auto.
It's getting like this in almost all of the trade groups,You can't just make
a lower ended trade anymore.Or trades where the book values are
close.Everyone thinks they always have to get the better deal.
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