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(11-08-2013 10:29 PM)diablo71 Wrote: This is just an opinion, BV is actually pretty annoying if you ask me. I understand the concept of people wanting to trade BV for BV, but everyone has to be honest. When it comes to certain trades it makes it impossible to really have an equal value... Case and point.... I collected the 98 preferred precious metals set.. Go look at the BV of these cards.... Now go to ebay and look at the actual SV of these card. Makes no sense.. The Griffey just sold for 710 on eBay. BV. I won't say it as it is against rules but lets just say it is less than 1/8 of that. Come on, if I went on BV I could offer a trade (2004 leaf rookies and stars Roy Williams and Mchael Clayton) for the Griifey then complain and say the guy won't trade me and I am offering him 1.5 times in BV that the Griifey goes for. While I do understand that when people are trading for the hobby and pure enjoyment..... don't think that for every 1 of these people there aren't 5 who don't see it this way. I sympathize with your pain but I think everyone needs to be realistic. I am not faulting your post just giving another perspective.
(11-09-2013 09:06 AM)Phillies_Joe Wrote: I understand how frustrating it can be, but as Diablo & RJ said, be respectful to your trader and just walk away. I refuse to let anyone or any situation take the joy away from "my hobby".
The trading "game" here is very complex. My trading philosophy is different than most. Firstly, I do not trade any high dollar cards nor put them in my org (sell/trade them private). Those cards I do put in org for trade are ones I do not want. Second, for these cards, I place more in the cost value then in BV or SV; meaning that if I trade 1 card to someone that cost me $0.13 @ retail and they will trade me 3 cards that I want and need, I get the better end of the deal. I have had many trades where BV has been 2x's + in favor of the other person, but again I don't care if I end up with more cards or something I really need. Now I don't let people willy-nilly take advantage of me, but if they are up for trade, that means I don't want them and will work hard to move them if you have something I want.
Also, as you build your trade partners up and get a relationship going, folks remember your "good deeds". I just had 2 trades where I ended up sending 4 cards and a Chipz gift and got 30 plus awesome cards back in return. I made them happy and they made me happy. And that's what this is and should be all about.
(11-09-2013 10:43 AM)snappyjoe75 Wrote: i have to agree with rentzington, lots of good points. and i have to also agree with rjcj2017, decline the trade politely. thats what got me ticked off to begin with. telling me that he can get the card i was trading for x amount on the bay vs his. bottom line, dont be a dick while declining a trade. lol!!! thanks all!!