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    #16
    Quote Originally Posted by katester44 View Post
    I am hoping that The Bench is able to right itself and get back to being the best place to trade on the internet. But at the same time, I have joined a couple of other sites - Blowout and SCF. To me SCF is the better of the two sites - seems much friendlier to collectors/traders like me. Those that are more interested in building their collections and not their bottom line. Just my humble opinion.

    But getting back to card prices....only cards I have busted lately were in bags of Utz Chips. Can't beat the price for a pack, and you get 12 bags of chips with it!
    Yes, let's believe that the Bench can be saved!

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    #17
    The problem for me with joining another site is having to start over. I have (almost) 8 years at the Bench and being a 'newbie' again on SCF or one of these other sites is just not appealing right now. I know you have to put your time in but I've done that at Peggy's long ago and I'm just to the point where I'm feeling like a member at the Bench.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jweech View Post
    The problem for me with joining another site is having to start over. I have (almost) 8 years at the Bench and being a 'newbie' again on SCF or one of these other sites is just not appealing right now. I know you have to put your time in but I've done that at Peggy's long ago and I'm just to the point where I'm feeling like a member at the Bench.
    Honestly, that was my biggest fear/hesitation as well, starting over. But based on the number of familiar names that I see, especially on SCF, it really doesn't feel any different at all. Only thing will be getting used to navigating the site, which is just a little different. But that shouldn't take too long.

    Again - hoping The Bench can be resurrected and we can all continue here as a big, happy family.
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    #19
    Do these high prices have anything to do with factory shut downs due to the Coronavirus which makes these issues legitimately short printed? I started a topic on this a little over a month ago wondering if potential factory shut downs would cause the supply of 2020 sports cards to be much lower than normal and therefore demanding a higher price than in preivious years..

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    #20
    Quote Originally Posted by jweech View Post
    The problem for me with joining another site is having to start over. I have (almost) 8 years at the Bench and being a 'newbie' again on SCF or one of these other sites is just not appealing right now. I know you have to put your time in but I've done that at Peggy's long ago and I'm just to the point where I'm feeling like a member at the Bench.
    You can bring your bench points over to SCF so you won't be labeled a newbie

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    #21
    Here why Bowman is outrages Jasson Dominguez his Bowman Chrome Prospect is selling for $100+

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    #22
    With our trade manager issues, I think it will be hard to transfer bench points over to SFC. Maybe there is another way to skip the newbie status at other sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SymphonicMetal View Post
    Do these high prices have anything to do with factory shut downs due to the Coronavirus which makes these issues legitimately short printed? I started a topic on this a little over a month ago wondering if potential factory shut downs would cause the supply of 2020 sports cards to be much lower than normal and therefore demanding a higher price than in preivious years..
    There is something to be said for this. Would probably cause a shortage.

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonslayer913 View Post
    You can bring your bench points over to SCF so you won't be labeled a newbie
    This would be cool.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chavezforprez View Post
    With our trade manager issues, I think it will be hard to transfer bench points over to SFC. Maybe there is another way to skip the newbie status at other sites.

    Billy
    But if it can't happen, then I'll deal with it. Truly is a first world problem that I shouldn't be complaining about.

    Side note...after almost 8 years, I finally figured out how to multi-quote, lol.
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    #24
    Quote Originally Posted by Chavezforprez View Post
    With our trade manager issues, I think it will be hard to transfer bench points over to SFC. Maybe there is another way to skip the newbie status at other sites.

    Billy
    Good point..I wonder If they would do references ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SymphonicMetal View Post
    Do these high prices have anything to do with factory shut downs due to the Coronavirus which makes these issues legitimately short printed? I started a topic on this a little over a month ago wondering if potential factory shut downs would cause the supply of 2020 sports cards to be much lower than normal and therefore demanding a higher price than in preivious years..
    I don't think so -- I truly believe it is a byproduct of the breakers and the speculators driving prices up.2018 Topps U/H went nuts because Acuna went nuts. 2020 Bowman is going nuts for a player that hasn't seen a pitch in the minor leagues yet. Eventually the bubble will burst and it will be left to us little guys to support the market.

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonslayer913 View Post
    You can bring your bench points over to SCF so you won't be labeled a newbie
    I thought I read in their FAQ that they no longer accepted points from other sites. May have to double check, but can see why they wouldn't.
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    #26
    Quote Originally Posted by dragonslayer913 View Post
    Good point..I wonder If they would do references ?

    They use to transfer points but no longer do it.
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    #27
    Quote Originally Posted by katester44 View Post
    I don't think so -- I truly believe it is a byproduct of the breakers and the speculators driving prices up.2018 Topps U/H went nuts because Acuna went nuts. 2020 Bowman is going nuts for a player that hasn't seen a pitch in the minor leagues yet. Eventually the bubble will burst and it will be left to us little guys to support the market.
    I would have thought that collectors would have learned from past experience that speculting on these prospects (many of whom turn into suspects) is not a good idea. Baseball card history is littered with these overhyped guys since the 1980s. For every Mike Trout there are 100 Gregg Jeffries.

    Just taking the lower figure of $300 a box youd be surprised how many HOF RCs one could buy for that amount of money. From the mid 60s Joe Morgan, Jim Palmer, Fergie Jenkins and Don Sutons RCs add up to $280 high book which is less than what some are paying for a box of current products!?!?! Well, you know the old saying about "fools and their money".

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    Quote Originally Posted by SymphonicMetal View Post
    I would have thought that collectors would have learned from past experience that speculting on these prospects (many of whom turn into suspects) is not a good idea. Baseball card history is littered with these overhyped guys since the 1980s. For every Mike Trout there are 100 Gregg Jeffries.

    Just taking the lower figure of $300 a box youd be surprised how many HOF RCs one could buy for that amount of money. From the mid 60s Joe Morgan, Jim Palmer, Fergie Jenkins and Don Sutons RCs add up to $280 high book which is less than what some are paying for a box of current products!?!?! Well, you know the old saying about "fools and their money".
    Couldn't agree more. It is funny that you mention Trout - don't think many thought of him as a star when his first card came out. It was only later that everyone got on the train. Looking at buying boxes to break and hand collating or just buying a finished set - financially the latter is the better choice and than using the $$$'s saved to go out and grab nice vintage cards isn't a bad way to go.
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    #29
    Someone is selling the 2020 Topps series I with the rookie medillion for $79.99...down from $90.00 ....at Target only $9.99.....now there hogging all the retail stuff at Target and Walmart!! Come and get your Kool aid while its hot!!
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    Let me make a profit of 600 or 700 per cent.........don't care if I'm going to hell.......just want your dollars for my Honey!
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