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Solid133
post Nov 7 2019, 11:57 PM
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So I've been an on and off collector since 2005 and coming back this time it seems like almost all the places are dead. Beckett done, SCS done, this place looks done. All that's left seems to be BO forums and SCF and even they are fairly slow. Did everyone just leave the hobby or is everything on FB now?

If most of you have transition to FB do you have any recommendations for groups? I've started to relist my old inventory and would like to start trade/sell/buy again.

Sad to see everyone has basically moved away from these and other forums, 10+ years ago was a great time to be a collector.

Anyways I'm determined to jumpstart this again and see if anyone has any recommendations.



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post Nov 8 2019, 11:03 AM
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Welcome back to the hobby.

It seems that most now are either on Facebook or Twitter.

I personally don't like to clutter my Facebook with trading card stuff largely in consideration of my family and friends who are unaware of my hobby hoarding habits. Although some trading card stuff sneaks around my FB NewsFeed. I don't do much on Twitter. I'm mostly here, around the blogs, SCF for the football team trader group mostly (which along with that site is also becoming a ghost town and the Trading Card DataBase.


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post Nov 9 2019, 11:23 AM
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I know some of our hockey group are on facebook. Not sure why sites are dying off, could be the hobby itself. Products seem to be getting more watered down with less hits for the money. Too much manufactured hits or event used hits in products too. I don't think the younger people are into the hobby anymore.



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Welcome back, Joey!

Seems all the forum sites are dying off and hitting the social media instead, mostly facebook as it's getting bigger and bigger with trade sites and box breaks, most of the forums like this one are converting over and setting up a group page there. I've set one up for our site, here's the link....

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2814226331926824/

It's a new FB page as the other TCC FB groups got left abanded so I started a new one, it is a closed group and I have to approve any member that wants to join, same rules apply there as here but it's mostly folks from this site and others and I try to promote members there to use the forums here to do they're Transactions here on the main site, not working as good as I wanted too though.

And also I agree with northicehero99, the money for product is not what it was for the money, less hits and a insane amount of parallels, RC, AU, etc...and with shipping cost it doesnt help.






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