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Beckett values VS. True value
10-25-2012, 05:38 PM
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Beckett values VS. True value
Comparing Beckett value (on graded cards) to what you're willing to pay, what percent would you pay?

I see a lot of enticing cards to buy well below BV on eBay, then I look at completed auctions and they're never anywhere close. I'm just wondering so I can [possibly] prevent myself for overpaying.

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10-25-2012, 05:43 PM
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(10-25-2012 05:38 PM)jlandry287 Wrote:  Comparing Beckett value (on graded cards) to what you're willing to pay, what percent would you pay?

I see a lot of enticing cards to buy well below BV on eBay, then I look at completed auctions and they're never anywhere close. I'm just wondering so I can [possibly] prevent myself for overpaying.

It depends on the grade of the card.

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10-25-2012, 05:46 PM (This post was last modified: 10-25-2012 05:50 PM by jlandry287.)
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(10-25-2012 05:43 PM)nolan5000 Wrote:  It depends on the grade of the card.

The cards i usually buy are 9.5 or 10's

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10-25-2012, 05:54 PM
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(10-25-2012 05:46 PM)jlandry287 Wrote:  The cards i usually buy are 9.5 or 10's

Oh, Ok. The price difference is b/c there's no Registry.

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10-25-2012, 07:03 PM
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As with everything from water to cars to food, every price is relative to supply, demand, what someone want to pay, and what someone wants to make off the sale.

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10-25-2012, 07:27 PM
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RE: Beckett values VS. True value
If BV was $10 on a raw card, what would you be willing to pay?

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10-25-2012, 07:29 PM
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depends on the card

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10-25-2012, 07:35 PM
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One of my favorite ways to buy really nice cards is to set up at shows. You can be amazed at what collectors are selling . You may have to be patient but I am constantly amazed at the quality of of cards people are looking to sell at bigger shows . You have to pay the table rent and have enough nice stuff to sell but you can buy at 25% to 40% all day. Not particularly fond of ebay with all the shilling and underhanded deals but occasonally still buy there.

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10-25-2012, 07:51 PM
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(10-25-2012 07:35 PM)sparty78 Wrote:  One of my favorite ways to buy really nice cards is to set up at shows. You can be amazed at what collectors are selling . You may have to be patient but I am constantly amazed at the quality of of cards people are looking to sell at bigger shows . You have to pay the table rent and have enough nice stuff to sell but you can buy at 25% to 40% all day. Not particularly fond of ebay with all the shilling and underhanded deals but occasonally still buy there.

I live in southwest Louisiana and there are no shows near here, and the only card shop has high markups. So I'm confined to buying off ebay

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10-25-2012, 08:20 PM
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The way to prevent yourself from overpaying is by doing exactly what you've done - check completed auctions. Keep track of what cards have sold for so you eventually get an idea of what a card is worth. Then you can figure out when you're getting a steal, etc.

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