Hello fellow collectors. If I don't find some awesome cards during my annual Memorial Day Weekend Garage Sale-ing, this will most likely be my last post until Monday night or Tuesday.
I have a retaining wall to build, landscaping the yard, a couple of golf rounds to get in, see Water for Elephants, grill on the deck, squeeze in a nap or two, visit my parents, and the usual stuff (church, dog, etc.).
Go have a great weekend everyone!
OK. a quick reminder about buying on eBay. Having sold a good amount of cards on eBay, and having bought a good number, I have learned that sellers make some of their profit on the shipping & handling. With eBay fees what they are now, along with the subsequent PayPal skimming, and the USPS rate hikes, it's getting tougher and tougher to make a buck selling the low value cards. It's also tougher find value in buying low end cards. Sellers don't want to sell a card for a buck, pay a bunch in fees etc. and walk away losing money.
Here's what I do. I find a card I like. I search for the lowest cost that includes S&H. I then see if the seller offers combined shipping. Most do. After I commit to a card and a seller, I search for the sellers other items for sale. If there is something there I like, at a price I like, I grab it too.
Case in point; I am seriously thinking about building this 2009 SP Legendary Cuts Destination Stardom game used jersey set. I spotted a King Felix for .99cents. I bid and won it for $1.04 plus $1.95 s&h. That's $2.99 total. Not too shabby for a King Felix card. But, paying $2.99 for the Liriano and Span cards would have been pushing my limits (not because I am a Tigers fan and am sworn to hate all things Twins related). Before I paid for the King Felix, I checked the sellers other items. He had these for .99 cents each plus .25 cents combined S&H. So, I got the additional cards for $1.24 each. Recapping the whole deal. I got three jersey cards for $5.47 shipped. Don't forget to check the sellers other items for sale before paying. You might find a great deal like this.
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