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(12-26-2012 01:19 PM)shezdoni Wrote: Extremely bad idea mentioning that you buy "hot packs" on the boards as almost all the better members consider it a form of stealing and definitely a dishonest practice...,and will put buyers/sellers on their "do not trade" with list
as most of the "hot packs" are from "pack searchers" that open the packs remove the better cards and put junkier cards in then reseal the packs, or they pack search the boxes at Walmart, Kmart, Target, etc.... by opening the packs or bending them to find the packs that have "hits" in them and then offering them for sale on ebay., basically stealing from the Kids that can only afford to buy from those places.
(12-26-2012 10:32 PM)jacobystealshome Wrote: 90% are scams. another 9% just simply hurt the hobby.
the remaining 1% is cool (those are the guys that buy boxes to build sets, and dont care about MEM cards, so they weigh the pack and sell those separately, and use the rest to build their sets)
any seller that sells hot packs and singles? scam
any seller that sells hot packs that guarantees a certain player? scam
sellers that guarantee an autograph? scam (for most products, there are a couple exceptions)
if they say it will contain EITHER a refractor/jersey/auto/numbered: it will will be the lowest common denominator
and most guys have resealed their packs, which means you get a jersey card of a scrub
and most guys, if their feedback says that they got a good hit? that is a friend leaving feedback
and even if none of the above is true, the packs have been molested in some way, many of which cause damage. if they do it at a store (if they dont buy the whole box), they are screwing with the overall odds of a box, and ths hurt the hobby
hot pack sellers are worse than the worst dutch sellers from 10 years ago