(11-26-2012 04:00 PM)crimedawg47 Wrote: I hear ya, some sellers dont know when to call it a day and make a deal. Ive been through it many times as well. Very frustrating. I hate it most when they lie to you though. Tell you they got an offer for $X amount so I say ya at that price you better accept, and then the card sits out there for months. Those situations have usually been nickel and dime type crap. The worst are the people who list a card at 2-5X what the card is really worth and it sits for months and they still arent willing to budge. I understand some people make a living off this but holding excess inventory of cards instead of cash isn't the wisest move IMO.
(11-26-2012 04:32 PM)pingbling23 Wrote: greed folks, plain and simple.
(11-26-2012 04:42 PM)cweiland Wrote: Yeah I guess you can say it's the seller's loss. Karma.
(11-26-2012 05:25 PM)taffster74 Wrote: Ping, you say Greed - i say idiocy.
(11-27-2012 02:04 PM)TBarn291 Wrote: I really hate dealing with some sellers on ebay for that very reason. I have been trying to purchase the Alonzo Mourning Preferred auto I need and the same two have been on Ebay since I started collecting this set. Seller wants $80 which is FULL value, I got boyj the James Harden #ed/25 and the Hakeem #ed to 15 for less than that. I have talked to both sellers numerous times but for some reason they would rather just keep relisting them. It frustrates me so bad that I decided I will not complete the set unless I can find one for $60
(11-26-2012 02:58 PM)kenarm79 Wrote: They turned it down only to relist the item two more times. The eventually sold it for $160???
(11-28-2012 01:22 PM)kstjst Wrote: For the guys that aren't collectors they sometimes have to hold steady on prices. Sometimes you get lucky, sometimes you don't as a seller. And yes, sometimes you gotta just cut your losses. So for all of you guys who are collectors and want to just throw numbers out there, that's up to you guys. And the bay now has free listings on certain items, so I wouldn't blame the seller for trying because it's not really costing them anything more to wait a bit.
..but let me ask you this...
...were you the winner of the card? Did you get the card you wanted? You may not have needed it, and that's all good, but you still took the time to put in an offer and then track it...so you obviously had some desire for the card...and you could have had it for just $20 more than what you asked for...now you gotta go and find another one.
I'm not saying that anyone here is wrong, but just as collector's think that the price they want to pay is enough, there may be, just may be, another collector out there that may want it bad enough.