october

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  1. Just speaking from bitter experience. There are gems in those eBay fields, but way more landmines.
  2. Well, buying a book with undisclosed trimming is generally considered a bad thing, but YMMV. And full disclosure, I buy off of eBay almost every day.
  3. eBay is a GREAT place to buy if: You know how to grade to CGC standards. You are good at recognizing defects in small scans and less than ideal pictures. You can spot every type of restoration, especially color touch. You have a lot of time on your hands to search. You don't mind returning books. If any one of those doesn't apply, you are going to have a bad time.
  4. Just an FYI, I bought the 6.0 for $100. It was a BIN on eBay and it lasted less than a minute. Obviously not at all indicative of the actual value.
  5. I have a 6.5 and a couple of 8.0s. What are you looking to pay vs GPA?
  6. I have a few low grade copies. A 2.0 and a remaindered copy. Shoot me a PM if you are interested.
  7. I get the OSPG part, but GPA? Any seller that gets angry when I cite actual sales data isn't someone I want to do business with. That's ridiculous.
  8. Going to cons became nigh-pointless years ago. The last few I went to were illuminating. Prices were so outrageous I skipped sticker shock and went straight to laughter. I don't know who pays these prices, but it's not going to be me. Online is also considerably tougher than it used to be, or at least more hit or miss. A day of on and off searching used to result in 3-4 nice deals, now it's nothing as often as not. The piles of keys I used to wholesale quarterly to dealers? A thing of the past, and when I do get some in they go out at retail. Selling at a discount only makes sense when sourcing is easy, and it's been a challenge for the last 2-3 years. I'd say overall I make about half of what I did in my best year (probably 2015), though to be fair I knew those results were not sustainable.
  9. 5.0 with missing panels. Cool. Really inspires confidence.
  10. Had several that went from "Scheduled for grading" to "received". Also had one go from shipped (but no tracking link) to "In Process".
  11. Hard not to love that book. I sold this one for my buddy like 15 years ago, then spent the next 14 years trying to get it back. Not going anywhere this time.