Disappointed with my sanchez sale on ebay

The_Glavinator

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Just sold last night a: Mark Sanchez RC Auto Orange Refractor #d 7/15 on ebay for $127 and some change. This dissapointed me as I had 32 watchers and only 3 bids in the last few seconds.

What happened to ebay??? I have been out of the ebay game for about a year and noticed a significant drop in card sales at least the $ amount. It is a buyers market out there!

I believe this is due to the overwhelming amount of cards the companies are producing these days.

Remember when...............a Griffey Jersey used to sell for $50.00? back when jersey's were 1:48 packs.

I wish the card companies would slow down with all this and make it a ton harder to get these cards that just never end.

Maybe, I am being a little disgruntled but, that is the game......lol.

I suppose I should just stick to collecting for PC and trade the rest!

I am enjoying my new experience here and LOVE The Bench!

Happy trading to all and to all a good night.

Jason
 

premium1981

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Ebay has been a buyers market for a long time now. Add that with the down economy, and now Christmas shopping, this is the worst time to be selling anything.
 

greyminis

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I agree that the card companies are producing too much. Problem is a lot of it is well done so as long as each release finds a core group of collectors, they'll keep up the volume. What would make card companies take notice is if the big case crackers stop buying cases because they're not making their money back on ebay.

I'll sell a card on ebay every now and then and am amazed that people would even want to sell cards on ebay given the listing fee, the end of auction fee, and the paypal payment fee...the ebay triple dip.

As a collector though, ebay is the reason I can at least attempt to build a numbered set so I am grateful that sellers haven't given up just yet. It will be interesting to see what will happen if the economy continues to be soft.

Collecting 2009 T206 silk/50s, gold/50s and 2009 goodwin magician/8s.
 

mindbinge

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just depends on what you are selling...its like anything else, something is only worth what someone else will pay for it...and most people think that what they have is worth more than what it actually is. Sanchez isn't exactly doing as great as he was early in the season when the buzz on him started, the Jets are probably not going far in the playoffs if they happen to make it in...a lot of things play in to this sort of thing...i remember early on everyone was talking about a Jets v. Giants Super Bowl...Sanchez was winning some games...his stuff got hot...now...kinda just there...when you can get a nice HOF auto for $125 of a QB like Staubach or Bradshaw or Montana....hard to complain about getting that for a kid thats not played 20 games.
 

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You got $127 for an autographed card where the player has already signed 1000's of autos to go onto cards?

That is the mail problem. Supply and demand. If the Jets hadn't gone into the tank and the Jets were 10-2 now and Sanchez was lights out then it would have been double that.
 

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In my opinion the real problem is the people that are just in it to try flipping a buck. Yes the prices for GU cards are pretty much a joke now because of how many are out there compared to when it was still new. They wouldn't have overproduced if everyone wasn't wanting to get the GU, Auto, Serial #'d cards. At the same time of course everyone would like to get the maximum value out of there cards it just all depends on what for? Personally I don't buy product with the hopes of getting something for ebay, I know each time I buy a box odds are I would have been better off just buying that nicer card I'd like to get for my PC then busting a box to probably not even be able to get my money's worth back on ebay and trades but I do it for the hopes of getting a Shaq auto or something for my PC rather then something to flip. If your in the hobby to just hope on getting that sweet ebay pull your better off spending your money on scratch offs or at the casino.
 

Utleyfan

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Overproduction of cards by card companies = less $ on eBay...I wholeheartedly agree with you. I really wish the 'rare' insert cards would actually become rare again and there weren't 43897489357759 different GU/certs to collect. Sometimes there just happen to be steals on eBay, though. Nothing much you can really do about it :(
 

The_Glavinator

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It has all been great feedback from everyone and I appreciate your input. I'm not really into the making my money back but once and a while I like to go brezerk on ebay. However, with the changes that have gone on (I was off ebay for a year) it is hard to make a buck, when some cards that book a $100.00 only sell for $10-$30, but then you got the cards that sometimes go higher than book value. It just depends on who's hot and how hot they are.

I agree the fee's are ridiculous for example the Sanchez cost me $17.00 in total fee's including insertion, final, and paypal, plus I offered free shipping and that was $2.63. So, if I base it off the box I bought I made money but, unfortuanetly I bought a case and that was the BIG pull. I am however trying to build the master set so, the money I got back on the card will go towards finishing the set.

I only buy football when the season is here and buy baseball all year and have never pulled a card for my PC. It seems I just can't pull any Braves GU/Auto's. I have had to buy all my PC. I think I will stick to trading and buying for PC after my auctions end but, who knows.......?


Jason
 

sandman43103

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I figured the Sanchez would go for much more, too.

I'm also bummed I didn't catch you had the Brandstater up on the bay for sale...would have wanted to grab that one for my cousin. I snoozed, I lost!!
 

mindbinge

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i like to bust a box every now and then just for the fun of it...if i get lucky then i get lucky...otherwise i just buy what i want...mostly on ebay.

if you run in to someone else who is looking for what you are trying to buy, it can get crazy...doesnt happen often but it happens...i lost a Bradshaw print plate once that went for over $100...wasn't even auto'd...have no idea who beat me on that one but I was in a hurry and just threw out a $100 bid to cover whatever...was shocked I didn't win it...but...that's the way it goes...that plate should have gone for $20 or so...went for over 5x that. I bet the seller was happy on that one, unless he screwed up and tried to schill it up and went to high...lol.
 

The_Glavinator

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Brandstater

I figured the Sanchez would go for much more, too.

I'm also bummed I didn't catch you had the Brandstater up on the bay for sale...would have wanted to grab that one for my cousin. I snoozed, I lost!!
I was bummed to when it only sold for $18.50 dlvd! plus all my fees I might have got $9.00 for it. I think next time I will put lower #d cards up with best offers instead at least this way if it doesn't go for what I want I don't have to sell it!!!!!
 

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You now have $127 that you did not have before.

Nothing wrong with that

Thank you. That is what a lot of people seem to be missing. Back when these cards were going for more, it is because they were MUCH tougher to pull. I know people that busted five sealed cases of 1991 Donruss and pulled one Elite card. I have personally busted at least 20-30 boxes of that and never pulled one. If those kind of odds were still around, yes, they'd be going for more, but the chances are you would never have pulled it to begin with and would be sitting on a pile of base cards. Imagine buying six boxes of Bowman Chrome and not pulling a single autograph. Those were the odds in 2001
 

mindbinge

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Thank you. That is what a lot of people seem to be missing. Back when these cards were going for more, it is because they were MUCH tougher to pull. I know people that busted five sealed cases of 1991 Donruss and pulled one Elite card. I have personally busted at least 20-30 boxes of that and never pulled one. If those kind of odds were still around, yes, they'd be going for more, but the chances are you would never have pulled it to begin with and would be sitting on a pile of base cards. Imagine buying six boxes of Bowman Chrome and not pulling a single autograph. Those were the odds in 2001
hard to believe those Elite cards were numbered to what 3,000 or 5,000 and that was limited...lol.

I was at the local shop the other day and there were some old boxes laying around and it said something like 3,000 or 5,000 autos of some old player inserted at random...might have been Ripken Jr. or Gwynn or Clemens in a Fleer or whoever...doesn't really matter....I just know I busted a ton of those boxes and never got one...lol.

Hard to believe that is "limited"...how the hobby has changed.
 

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This has probably been said, as I didn't read all of the replies, but saturation has watered down the market significantly. "Rare" numbered cards are so common place now, that even 1/1 cards don't raise an eyebrow much above.."Oh, another 1/1 I need".

I remember paying $30-40 for regular Frank Thomas inserts that were 1/Box! I remember paying $75 for jersey cards #'d to 25!
I remember bidding $300-500 on certain 1/1 cards (luckily I lost every time)!

I bet that card you sold will be selling for half that by this time next year.
 

stephj24

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The economy is awful and it's the holidays. Cards simply aren't in people's budget as they used to be. I know personally I have opened almost zero new products this year and been concentrating on my player collections exclusively when I allow myself to spend some spare cash.

Steph
 

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