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Hobby boxes from ebay - dartchef180 - 01-19-2013 04:24 PM

Having just recently got back into card collecting, I was wondering if there are real disadvantages to buying hobby boxes from ebay. I know you can pick up boxes cheaper on ebay than online or an LCS but are the odds of good pulls really the same. Is it more likely that a seller has purchased a case, opened a few and gotten the case hit, and then sells the rest at a slightly discounted price? Any info from your experience would be helpful.

RE: Hobby boxes from ebay - Jukeyou - 01-19-2013 04:53 PM

That is the whole reason I don't try to buy boxes off ebay because I am afraid they just had the big hit from the case and are selling the rest of the boxes. To me Its worth paying a little extra just buying boxes from an online store that buys there case straight from the company.

RE: Hobby boxes from ebay - chrisjoy - 01-20-2013 02:08 AM

It depends on the seller, I've got case hits before, and I've got quite a few good cards from my boxes. I usually buy boxes from sellers with 100% rating.

RE: Hobby boxes from ebay - TBarn291 - 01-20-2013 02:02 PM

I'm sure there are people who buy a case and get the case hit(s) and then sell the rest, but I know several sellers that buy cases and resell all of the individual boxes to make a profit. Like the other user said try to find sellers that have large amounts of feedback, 100% positive.

RE: Hobby boxes from ebay - quavis - 01-21-2013 12:56 PM

The best hits Ive gotten have come from a distibutor like DA or Blowout. Never gotten anything good from ebay boxes so I stopped. Pretty sure the sellers know what they are doing. Its cheaper for a reason. 100% Feedback doesnt mean they are not getting the case hits. Whos gonna leave bad feedback for not getting a case hit? As long as they sold what they said they were, of course they will have good feedback. Positive feedback doesn't mean they got big hits. Thats not a good reason to buy a box from a seller.

RE: Hobby boxes from ebay - alstott9adams - 01-24-2013 07:27 PM

Yeah only buy from power sellers