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post Apr 17 2012, 09:27 PM
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Well...since last update sold a couple of cards...first one was funny. It was the Votto RC that I had gotten an offer of $2 earlier. This time the offer was $1.50. Passed on that as well of course. Decided if I was already 25% lower than the next lower card that I could actually raise the price by 50 cents. About three hours later it sold for the asking price.

Tonight I sold a SI for Kids Cal Ripken childhood photo card for the asking price. After about two weeks, I have just about sold enough for my fees to be covered..and have not been disappointed with the prices.

Mu current asking price of cards is still $433 and BV is just short of $900.

Looking forward to my next shipment getting uploaded. I have included some Marvel chrome cards that I picked up some place along with some regional Clevelad Indians cards and alot more low value GU and autos.



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post Apr 20 2012, 09:11 PM
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wow great news! It shows promise..



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post Apr 21 2012, 08:06 PM
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One of the things that got me going to the site first was the fact that they show BVs of card. I had a bunch of basketball cards that I had picked up from some Craigslist purchases in my 25 cent box (from when I set up in my garage or in small shows). Checked it out on the site before sending my first batch and found it had a BV of $8. It sold the other day for $3. Nice turnaround from the quarter box.

I haven't flipped any cards yet..kind of surprised by that...But now I have just about covered my listing fees on the first batch. Now I need to cover postage..




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post Apr 23 2012, 08:07 PM
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sales have slowed down...so I went in the other night and lowered some prices...nothing drastic. A quarter off of $2 cards, a dime off $1 cards...and $1 off of cards over $10. Sold three more cards within a few hours for a total of $3.50. I only changed maybe 30 cards...so I need to go in and change another 50 or so, but once again, not in any hurry to sell everything off...still getting about 35-40% of the cards

I still haven't sold any of the cards I bought to flip though...

With my $3.50, I did put in an offer on a 08 Classics cards that I need that is GU and #d/27. That would be an awesome trade if I did it that way.



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post Apr 30 2012, 09:27 PM
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well, I had gone a week without selling anything...but finally sold something else tonight. 40% of BV..

My second shipment is at 10% and due on the 15th.



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post May 3 2012, 06:34 PM
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uuugh are you making money..seems like you broke even and now are down..



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post May 3 2012, 08:25 PM
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hmmm..I am pretty even at this point..unless you are taking into consideration the next batch of cards already been paid for...that will be a larger batch...sold another card tonight as well....



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beanschat, Very informative thread!

I don't think you mentioned this before but COMC waves the monthly fees one each card that for sale under .25.



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post May 13 2012, 12:05 PM
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not much has taken place for me...I think I sold one more card. My second batch will be uploaded this week.

It should be mentioned that NYMETSJETS held a port sale and sold everything in one quick sale. A very attractive lot. Whether or not he is happy with the final cost I don't know.



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post May 25 2012, 02:09 PM
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Been almost two weeks since I last updated....second batch has since been uploaded to the site. Sales seem to be going fairly well. I sold four or five cards yesterday alone, and another one so far today. Seems more expensive cards are going fairly well. Nothing huge, but had a nice RC auto that I couldn't get rid of for quite awhile that I sold for $5. My total sales so far are about even with my fees at this point. I currently have over 420 cards listed with a BV of over $2000.

I also finally flipped a couple of cards...once again nothing big...a 78 Rose I made a whopping 40 cents off of after a month, and a 76 Seaver that I made .50 in a couple of days. It at least pays some fees for some cards.

I also picked up a Werth GU for $1, a Milt Pappas RC for $1, a '57 Piersall for $1...all of them relisted and I would be happy to keep them if I don''t make the .75 to $3 profit that i have listed on each. I have also picked up some very reasonably priced Classics for my own collection.

I also have another deal for 1:1 that I own that someone offered $9 when I had it listed for $18. I countered at $15. We'll see if he bites...I still need to cover postage before I am ahead and that would put a major dent in it. Considering I got this 1:1 in a trade with a Grienke 1:1 for a Beckett 1:1 that I got in a $50 lot of thousands of cards, I think I would still be doing well...




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post Jun 3 2012, 07:35 AM
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The 1:1 didn't pop

Here are my stats after almost 60 days.

I have added 430 cards to the site.
I have 417 cards for sale, 6 that are not (PC that I have bought).
I have sold 57 cards and bought 44. If I would stop buying...I would be on pace to sell everything in about 14 months. In the last few weeks though I have started to pretty consistenly sell 2 cards a day.
My BV of cards available is $1996 and my asking prices total $825.
I currently have a credit of $44.61.

A few things that I have learned...

Most sales occur on cards listed for .25 to $3. I have not popped many for more than $3 (I did sell a Sparky Anderson GU for $5 though).
I suspect there are alot of international buyers, as I seem to sell more cards when I am asleep than when I am awake.
Don't list all your cards at one time...make it last, and do it at night...that way your cards remain as the newly listed more often and longer.



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Very interesting beans!



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hmm..been awhile since I updated...the 1:1 DID pop, but not to that buyer, and I got the full $18. Have sold several other cards now and have another lot of 500 set to upload on the 18th. I have already paid for that lot and with those expenses included, I am down $50, $1900 BV still there and am expecting at least another $3000 in the next lot.

I did run an ad for 10-20% off. It cost be $5, and didn't really pay for itself. The action I did get though was for full price as you can only make offers if you have a credit on the site.

I also flipped a couple of other cards in this last month that paid all of my fees for the month, plus some extra..



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alright Beans-if this fails its all your fault.. I sent off 800 cards this weekend and started prepping more. I need to learn more about these port sales, but decided the inserts and low end game used that are laying around are doing just that...laying around. So why not? I just picked up a huge vintage collection that I will try and push on the boards and then move the rest to COMC. Anyways, this may be a fun venture. If it fails, well then I can blame it on you. Lol.

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The views and opinions expressed in this thread may or may not be the views, opinions, or thought s of anyone in particular, especially ME!! laugh.gif



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Been awhile since I have updated....i had another batch of cards upload last week and sticking with my strategy of just listing some each day to keep my cards reappearing under the recently added categories, I just finished pricing all of my cards today.

I have another batch ready to upload on 8/9, so a few more weeks on that front.

Currently, I have 856 cards listed with a BV of $3560.90. My total asking price is $1502.

I have sold 108 cards for a total of over $196 and currently have a $10 offer on a $25 Wally Joyner auto I haven't decided on because I just listed it a couple of hours ago. I also countered 2 offers of $10 on a Mourning Ultra Platinum card a couple of days ago with a BV of $30. I still have one of my counters open at $15.

I have sold 5 cards today for $8.73. I have 5 consecutive days now with selling at least one card each day. Two of the cards I sold in the last week were immediately relisted for much higher prices, though I had them listed between 37% and 50%.

I bought one Jordan insert yesterday for $1.50 that i relisted at $2, BV of $5.

Seems as if it is really picking up. The batch I added this week doubled my inventory. The next batch I have to upload is another 500 cards from my recent basketball Craigslist pickup that I have in another thread here.



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Sales Month Total Sold Price # Sold Sold BV Average BV % Off
July $53.55 25 $111.30 $4.84 $0.64
June $59.09 35 $114.65 $3.37 $0.64
May $47.20 30 $125.25 $4.47 $0.68
April $36.33 18 $81.45 $4.79 $0.59



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wow..stats took a jump since last post...the card that I had received 2 $10 offers that had BV of $30 sold for my asking price of $20.



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Batch # Date # Cards Sales # Sold Batch BV Sold BV # Donated # For Sale For Sale BV Asking Price
281508 7/12/2012 18:30 471 $91.30 $41.00 $1,709.85 $194.35 $0.00 425 $1,515.50 $648.79
264968 5/15/2012 11:10 264 $74.04 $61.00 $1,092.45 $193.70 $0.00 194 $898.75 $355.99
245260 4/4/2012 1:45 166 $92.68 $43.00 $824.25 $190.70 $0.00 114 $633.55 $232.79

Here are my batch totals so far...

I tried something lately of going in and updating my prices...up a penny or down a penny, unless I wasn't the lowest on the price...in the last two days I have sold 13 cards...



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well..almost 2 months since my last update..yesterday I went over the $500 sold plateau. I have sold 292 items...

In September I sold 70 items for $94.51 at an average BV of 66%, which is my second highest discounted month.

Also Saturday, i shipped another 752 cards to them as it was the last to at their old pirces. This month they have increased their price to .25 per card.

My sales have still just pretty much covered their costs...however, I currently have 1655 cards active with a BV of $6247.15.

As a part of the increased costs, they have commited to more advertising including in every issue of Becket..so I hope to see increased traffic.



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