Saturday, March 23, 2013
Auction #1: 2011 Topps Diamond Parallel Babe Ruth SP
Duration: As long as it takes
Buy It Immediately Price: $15.00
Description: Pulled from a pack many moons ago, I decided to put this up on my own auction site to see if I could attract anyone's attention. No reasonable offer refused.
Shipping: PWE is free, otherwise single cards are shipped in a bubble mailer for a cost that I feel like charging you depending on the day of the week.
If you haven't grasped it yet, this post is a semi-humorous/semi-serious attempt at poking a little fun at our friends over at eBay. I've thought about this post for a couple of days now, largely due to the response I've seen over the increase in fees that eBay is putting in place. I wonder how big a hit (if any) eBay will take from card sellers decreasing/removing their auction load altogether. eBay does have the power of a world wide audience, but you know that some people are just going to be fed up with all the extra money they are losing and they'll end up searching for other avenues to sell their product.
Like it or not, most of us do sell cards. My success recently with the numbered Gwynn and Pfister cards only helped to enhance my collecting/blogging experience by affording me the luxury to buy cards such as the Brett and Yount RCs from 75 Topps.
With the money that eBay and other auction sites charge for fees, I wonder when someone will turn their own blog into a money making venture by incorporating auction style posts into their day to day posting regimen.
For all I know, there may be somebody out there doing it now, and I just haven't come across their blog as of yet. If they are, all the power to them if they can make it work.
Little guys like me, who knows what the future holds when it comes to selling cards...
thanks for reading, Robert