Now that I'm back up and running, let's have a look at some of my eBay wins from last week. I've enjoyed scouring for cheapo '64 Topps lots, so cheap that I've bid $1.99 as my maximum, and if I don't win them, oh well!!
The first auction I won was for a lot of 6 Angels cards, for $1.99, and this is easily the best lot of cards that I have ever picked up...I've scanned 4 for your viewing pleasure:
No creases, no dinged corners, the backs are in great shape...love it! These cards may be the closest to NRMT that I see for this set without scouring the 4 corners of the earth.
I'm more used to lots such as this:
This last lot was also $1.99, and is more along the lines of cards I expect to pickup as I go.
What about the eBay misfire you ask? Well I'm glad to relay this little story, which demonstrates the mistrust I have in people some times. I won another auction...64 Topps lot of Senators...el cheapo $1.99 + shipping. I paid the guy within a day as is my custom, and a few hours later I was refunded my money. Here's the note I was sent by the seller.
Message from merchant: I am sorry but I apparently mailed the wrong cards out to another buyer which actually was the cards you won so I am giving you a full refund... Norm.
This kind of stuff is where I have mixed emotions. The hot tempered Scotsman in me says screw it, I don't believe it for a second, and should leave negative feedback because I won an auction for cards that I really wanted and all I wound up doing is wasting my time. Also, the seller probably didn't get the price he wanted for the cards and wanted to relist them.
The rational thinking person on the other hand thinks, well, the guy left me positive feedback quickly, refunded the entire amount quickly (it was within a day), and he may be telling the truth and had mailed the cards off to the wrong person.
In the end, I just decided to let it slide, because the guy does have 100% feedback, and the hassle over an auction for $1.99 isn't worth it. No cards, no feedback...easy enough??!!
Not bad so far anyways, 53 cards picked up so far out of the 587 card set, mostly commons (save for the Duke Snider). It has been fun searching for cheapo lots on eBay as well, hopefully more success comes my way in the future.
thanks for reading, Robert