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(04-25-2012 10:48 AM)tha penguin Wrote: Anyway, if anybody want to do a bulk trade... give me a shout... lol
(04-24-2012 09:07 PM)nemesis77777 Wrote: Diverse Stock? I started about a year ago, with 2 boxes of 2006-07 victory i cracked back then lol. It takes a while, but also i break next to no wax as well, and ive been unemployed the whole time.... oh and did i mention i live in AUSTRALIA lol and it costs a mint just to get stuff shipped here.
So many people now only interested in collecting players whose value are going to retain in the long term, no one cares about collecting their fav team lol. The amount of Edmonton collectors ive seen spring up in the last few years is phenomenal... Looks like its going to stay that way for a while too, with them having another Phenom in the ranks.
Makes it hard to even bother keeping half the stuff you get in, because no one wants a card from Minnesota, or Phoenix, or Dallas because the value wont stay up. F#$%ing profiteering, slowly sucking all the fun out of the hobby. The amount of times ive seen someone snipe me or someone else for a card thats worth a penny and get it for cheap, then have it up on the bay the following week for 10x the price as a BIN is ridiculous. This isnt to say that i dont sell cards at all, or ive never bought a card and then sold it to someone else either - i think the majority of people know what i mean... lol, and if you dont, dont bother bringing it up.
I just wish this whole deal was more about helping people out and less about business. For Upper Deck and Panini its a business, for the rest of us it should be pleasure. Lol imagine if there was no market for cards and they were all worth the cardboard they were printed on haha, now that would be kind of cool. I remember back in my young school days, with basketball cards - people that would only collect players over 7'0 tall or something like that, lol who cares what its worth, if the guy was 6'9 - too bad lol.
Maybe im reading into it a bit too much, maybe im not right in the head to think these things. Just my opinion for what its worth, and its probably not even worth the screen its printed on lol.