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(12-12-2012 06:13 PM)rjcj2017 Wrote: I agree, his loss. Pay attention!
(And that comes from someone who sells on the bay.)
If your conscience is bothering you, maybe check and see what other auctions he has and throw him a bone by buying another one of his cards (maybe even the other variation you were supposed to get?) either for yourself or your buddy — give it to him for his birthday or something.
Then he would have the complete "set" of both cards, PSA 6.
Although, when this year's Heritage first came out, I bought the Fielder SP base card for my Tigers PC ... but when I received it, the seller had accidentally sent me the variation with the black and white photo as the main one ... not a huge discrepancy in BV, but I contacted him and asked if he would like me to send the card back.
He said nah, keep it, and thanked me for my honesty.
(12-12-2012 06:44 PM)uvaspina Wrote: Your situation is a bit different. I'd say that because you already gifted the card to someone else, a fair thing to do would be to offer paying the difference between the 2 cards. If the card you received was the one pictured, I'd say you have no obligation (moral or otherwise) to do anything further.
(12-12-2012 06:13 PM)kstjst Wrote: I'd also see how much difference there was in the price.
I know that the variants can be significant in terms of price though. How about if you ask your friend? Being a collector himself, he may understand.
Ultimately, however, you should ask yourself this one question, "if the shoe was on the other foot, what would I want done?"
(12-12-2012 06:00 PM)thepozr Wrote: I've never had it happen, but I think I would tell the seller that you've already gifted it someone. Depending on the actual $$ difference, I might offer to send some $$ back to the seller. But, the fault is their own and it's on them.
(12-12-2012 09:50 PM)DrMitchJ Wrote: If the shoe was on the other foot, I wouldn't have sent the seller the wrong card in the first place
(12-13-2012 10:50 AM)kstjst Wrote: We all try our best. I pride myself on sending items out as quickly and as securely as possible. But now and again, it happens. If you think other wise, you're in for a big surprise when it does.
Personally, if I was the seller, I'd ask, then if the buyer is unwilling to help out in the situation, I'd have to just kick myself about the error. Live and learn.