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post Jul 10 2013, 01:15 PM
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I see a bunch of *hufe football card lots* for sale on Ebay. Should I spend the money on them or assume that the seller is savvy enough to comb through for RC/AU/GU and only sell commons?


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post Jul 10 2013, 01:45 PM
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Not always like everything in life but usually the folks selling lots are trying to get rid of the common stuff and have already picked out the decent stuff and sold individually. Basically if they not listing what is in the lot or some examples then more than likely not going to be very much exciting in there. And don't buy the "I don't know anything about cards so may be some gems" or "I don't have time to go thru them" lines as usually it is not true and they have picked thru them or know what they are doing (you can check their feedback and see if they sold a bunch of Sports Cards then more than likely they have a clue what they doing).


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^ Basically what Dwight said.

Also ALWAYS avoid folks who use stock photos for cards. Stock photos are OK for unopened CDs or DVDs but never for cards. Also pictures that show boxes and boxes of cards in a warehouse.

Also check the shipping cost to auction price carefully. Some dealers try to sucker you in with a super low opening bid and then charge $10 or more shipping (depending on the size of the "lot").

Another thing to do is to contact the seller and ask some generic questions that aren't really answered in the listing. If they don't respond or respond in a huffy type of way then avoid.

Always read and reread the listings carefully. Even then some of these sellers sneak stuff by.

I've noticed a lot of those warehouse lot listings show tons and tons of cards and start talking about having so many boxes and "unopened packs" of cards and say you'll get such and such or a "chance" for such and such and then the actually listing says they will send 100 random cards.


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Those lot auctions as others have noted are really "buyer beware", which means know what you are buying or don't buy it. Too many junk products overproduced in the 1990s that people put in these types of boxes / lots and unload to the people who don't know or realize what they are getting.



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