Post by seymourbarf on Nov 15, 2017 20:50:34 GMT -5
I will say that I didn't want to sell singles for the next 20 years, or even break it into several lots. I'm happy to have one-and-done'd it. But I had a brain fart when setting the price. How much do you think I cost myself, considering I wanted to sell it all at once?
So gems go for around 10-15$ each, figure maybe 10% of your stack. One step below that are about 3-5 each. Lower grade than that about a buck each. Really good sets go from 100-150 each. I've seen a best of the best minty set go for over 300. Took multiple boxes though.
Post by seymourbarf on Nov 15, 2017 22:21:08 GMT -5
Thanks for posting these estimates, they are very helpful. Do these per-card estimates ($10-$15/$3-$5/$1) hold when selling cards in large lots? Because if so, then I royally screwed up.
But I've seen complete pack-fresh variation sets sell for $150 (so, about $2/card), and I've also seen 85-card pack-fresh lots (with a high % of duplicates) sell for $25 (about 30 cents/card). I was trying to estimate a cost for my lot based on those parameters. I didn't have a complete set, and also didn't have as high a duplicate % as the 85-card lots, so I landed at 50 cents per card. I figured since I was selling it all at once, I was going to get less per card than if I had sold it littte by little. I know people sell singles at $3-$5, but I didn't want to spend years trying to sell off my stock.
My gut feeling is that $160 was too little to charge for 300 mostly pack-fresh cards, but could I realistically have expected even $300 ($1/card) when selling such a large lot without there being a complete set? I guess I'm trying to figure out how much I realistically cost myself, assuming I would have sold it all in one lot. Would someone realistically have paid $150 more for this lot? $50 more? This is what's been bouncing around in my head all day.
I mean you could have easily got a dollar each with the same amount of work but nothing to beat yourself up over. Try to get them back if you can, Steve is legit. You might even say 2 legit. Again yours wasn't a big deal in the scheme of things even if you can't get it back, ask Steve about how much he sold his OS1 final for. Thats a heart breaker
Post by seymourbarf on Nov 16, 2017 8:28:19 GMT -5
Hi Steve and Tommy, thanks for the feedback. You've helped me wrap my head around this. I am very appreciative.
I was killing myself all night over this. But I thought more about what Tommy said, and about the condition of the cards I had. Maybe it isn't so bad. Because of the 300 cards, 150 of them came from a high-volume seller, and I paid $100 total for them. I'm assuming he'd already taken out the gem mints and the better cards. So at best he was selling me $1 cards.
Of the remaining 150 cards, 85 came from someone selling his childhood collection & were handled cards.
So only 65 cards out of the 300 were pack-fresh and pulled by me. I screwed up by not sorting out potentially gem-mint cards or $3-$5 cards. But how many of them could there have been?
Given this information, what now would be a reasonable price for this 300-card lot, if sold all at once?
Post by seymourbarf on Nov 16, 2017 11:17:28 GMT -5
Frank Costanza once had a silver dollar collection, and Steve presumably collects GPKs, so the similarities are mounting!
I'm not going to beat myself up any longer about these die-cuts. I had a smaller lot of them listed on eBay for months with no interest, and finally sold them after lowering the price to something less than what I wanted. I did not want to go through that again. Based on my experience, it would have taken months more to sell the rest of them. I'm not a professional seller- I was doing this as a hobby but I'm winding down on the selling. If you think I could have sold them in one lot for double what I got for them, so be it. I'll take the $160 now rather than $300 in six months.
Thanks again for your help! I feel very welcomed here.
Post by seymourbarf on Nov 16, 2017 16:24:15 GMT -5
UKM: Well, kind of working
Nov 9, 2022 20:45:35 GMT -5
UKM: I had no clue this forum was still up and working
Nov 9, 2022 20:44:55 GMT -5
morghar: I'm starting with one figure for now to see how it goes: Still Jill in blue. You can access the auction here: www.ebay.ca/itm/354331927387
Oct 16, 2022 19:38:42 GMT -5
morghar: Hi, I'm selling some of my old toys and I have these plastic toys. I'm from Canada and most of these are from series 2 it seems except one. Are they worth a lot? Here's a picture: photos.app.goo.gl/cR6zipehwmorDyRD9
Oct 9, 2022 18:34:37 GMT -5
toonami90boy: whats up with chis mess?
Sept 17, 2022 17:56:22 GMT -5
JasonDecay: King Kun...where you at brother? I'd love to connect.
Jul 8, 2022 8:23:44 GMT -5
Dxtc0187: Barf check your email
Jun 24, 2022 19:38:00 GMT -5
seymourbarf: If you’re talking about my manhood, the joke’s on you - it fell off!
Mar 19, 2022 20:52:41 GMT -5
Dxtc0187: Not true! I've heard Barf can only measure things that are that small! He's only seen thicker on his pc!
Mar 17, 2022 13:27:35 GMT -5
seymourbarf: Probably not on this board. I don’t have a way to measure something that small, and no one else really comes to this board anymore. You would have better luck asking your question on the new GPKUG site. Good luck!
Mar 8, 2022 8:10:55 GMT -5
drunkken9b: Thank you. I'll take a look at the new board. I saw that website and the 1/32", but I'm measuring cards that are 1/64" or 0.015" which makes me think I bought some counterfeit cards? Any chance someone could measure card thickness and verify this?
Mar 8, 2022 0:12:53 GMT -5
seymourbarf: As for card thickness, I’m not sure this is official, but I am seeing a measurement of 1/32nd of an inch: www.wgpkr.com/GPK/US/
Mar 7, 2022 22:23:46 GMT -5
seymourbarf: Hey, this is the old message board. It’s pretty much shut down. The new board is here: www.gpkug.com/
Mar 7, 2022 22:21:20 GMT -5
drunkken9b: Hey all, I'm new here and guess I can't post stuff yet, not sure? But one question for the group - can someone tell me exactly how thick a GPK card should be? I came across some cards on ebay that seemed too thin to be genuine.
Mar 7, 2022 22:10:17 GMT -5
Game8: I’m sure he has some gems in there. Let alone unpublished stuff
Feb 18, 2022 10:49:34 GMT -5
seymourbarf: That is a good point. I wonder just what is in his private collection. I am sure he has pieces that would make my jaw drop. I would probably die from the overwhelming desire to own at least a few of them!
Feb 18, 2022 10:04:36 GMT -5
Game8: I would definitely buy more if it were pieces I really wanted. But what he has left is in his private collection. So if he ever sells those it’s going to cost me lol
Feb 18, 2022 9:55:26 GMT -5
seymourbarf: You don't have to name specific CRs, of course.
Feb 18, 2022 9:44:24 GMT -5