Hey folks, there is a pariticular ebayer who always bids on cards that he already has in psa 8's (I document all cards I bid on and who outbids me) and no matter how many times the same card comes up he makes sure he bids for an amount close to what he paid to keep the value high, especially the more expensive cards in the set. I do bid within the last few seconds of auction ending so it is not personal.
I just can not get a break because he is working on every set in the 60's, and they are all on the PSA registry.
A little frustrated and just venting but curious if anyone else experienced this kind of behavoir when bidding from other ebayers.
I have had more luck bidding on cards using a sniping service like www.ezsniper.com to place my bids for me at the last second of the auction.
There are other services that do the same thing. But your first three are free. Give them a try. I use them to bid on hundreds of cards at one time. I place a low price and 99% of the time I get outbid. But on the 1% I almost steal these cards.
I've seen this happen occasionally, and it is frustrating. I know sometimes eBay's Buy It Now items from shops can be pricey, but occasionally some fair prices pop up. There are currently several hundred PSA 8 1960's cards on eBay from shops at Buy It Now prices, some with the "best offer" feature. Have you tried this? Also, how about Beckett's marketplace?
Paul, that is an interesting concept that I will definently try out. Thanks
Dave, I check buy it now every day and got a couple of cards through submitting my best offer but overall the graded 8's are way over priced. I never heard of Beckett's market place but will investigate as well. Thanks
No worries David, as I do well at the Toronto card shows and a few shops for completing my sets. It is just the ebay route with this one seller that I'am sure every seller of post war hockey knows because of his "if I need it I will get it no matter what cost" policy. If he overpays he makes sure that the next time the card comes up, so will everybody else. If he wins it again it just does not matter because he has won the same card twice and bids again when the same card comes up to drive up the price.
vandenberg i understand your trying to sell me your sgc 96 terry s 51 parkie. i'm low on funds now and i can't buy it. maybe if you still have it in a couple months we can do a deal. i know its a great card and i hope you get what you want for it. signed greg