Thursday, February 14, 2008

Some eBay Sellers Are On Crack

I ran across this auction on eBay of a 2008 eTopps Allen & Ginter card of Barack Obama. The opening bid is $2,008.00. Does this seller expect anyone to bid on this? If someone purchases this card from this seller, they must have eaten paint chips as a kid, then had a frontal lobotomy.

I get the cuteness in offering it for $2,008 dollars. Ha ha. A more practical opening bid would have been $20.08. If someone is stupid enough to purchase a potato chip in the shape of Jay Leno, then someone is stupid enough to pay over $2,000 for this card.

What a shock, the last feeback as a seller is negative. This is the only thing that the eBayer is selling. It's stuff like this that makes me not like Topps. I want to like Topps, but they shoot themselves in the foot all the time.

These cards go to the sellers, not the purchasers. Every eTopps card that I've bought, a total of 3, I've bought off eBay. I have never puchased a card directly from Topps. This makes me suspicious, but that's just me. As a public service, please avoid sellers like this like the plague. I'll gladly take this card off the seller for 1 cent. It would serve the seller right.

7 comments:

dayf said...

The guy even misspelled Barack... guuuh

White Sox Cards said...

I know. I thought that was funny!

csd said...

Have you seen the Hillary card as Morgana? It was at $1,500 with well over two days left. I forgot to check on it to see what it went for.

White Sox Cards said...

That's insane!

No Brainer Bargains said...

Thanks for the recent 20 cent listing day on ebay, some etopps sellers like to draw attention to both themselves and the cards by asking for these crack-influenced asking prices. Some etopps sellers take advantage of this promotion by listing their accumulation of one etopps card (ie 1% of a print run) either to show off how many them have or to start the bidding at a place they would feel comfortable without paying much for the listing fee.

White Sox Cards said...

Thank s for the great comment! I'm all for paying what a card is worth, but when a card is selling on average for just over $30, having the opening bid be over 66 times the average selling price is unethical and greedy. But if someone is willing to pay that, who am I to stop them?

Derek said...

Exactly, WSC. And they get to eat the FVF from ebay. These promotional listing offers bring out the show-offs who thrive from the negativity. One big-time etopps in-hand seller had a so-called 1 of 1 etopps promo Babe Ruth Classic Baseball in-hand card from the Chicago National about two years ago. His asking fixed price was a modest $1,000,000! He got a lot of questions that were posted in the listing and brought a lot of attention from this. I wouldn't encourage such a high publicity listing because it's bound to back-fire one way or another.

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