Thursday, June 10, 2010
Everybody point and laugh...
Point and laugh. Point and laugh. In a way, I'm glad that ebay makes them pay to post items like that. They should lose money trying to sell cards at that price.
But I've said time and time before - if there's an expert who could make actual "book-values" of Nicolas Batum cards and trends, it's me. I'm not bragging. Just stating the facts. Dirk Nowitzki, Lebron James or even Brandon Roy? I have no right to say I could price any of their cards by sight alone. Nicolas Batum? Give me a pen and paper and I'll make you the damn book-value in a couple of minutes.
I was asked how much Batum's printing plate cost me. It was $79.99 with free shipping. Do I feel I got robbed? No. It just so happened that the only income I've made doing this site came in that same week and I was able to use those funds to snatch that card as soon as it came up. It's actually an amazing story. I was about five seconds from buying something else with my newly acquired funds and just happened to browse Batum cards once more. And there it was. The printing plate in a Buy-It-Now format. What luck. That card wasnt' listed for more than an hour. If the seller had taken the time to auction it, he could've made more money with it. Like I said, I know what it's worth.
But that's not the point of this article. Every once in a while, like I said, a seller posts something that defies reason. Here's today's "Point and Laugh" item.