Thread: Why Did I "Buy It Now"?
08-19-2013, 10:37 PM #11
I needed Patrik Stefan to complete my 99-00 SPA FW Rookie Set, actually it was the last card I needed. I had all the SOTT's, all the Inserts, and all the 1st Tier SP's. About 350 cards in all and very difficult to put together.
I paid $69.00 for it when most were selling for $115.00. I still paid $68.00 too much.
Patrik Stefan is the only player in 50 plus years of collecting where I was a bona-fide Bagholder. I still have about 5 Rookie Cards, and another 5 or more Rookie Inserts, sitting rotting in a box somewhere in this house.Collecting many HOF Cards, Old OPC, Old Parkhurst, Old Topps.
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08-19-2013, 10:51 PM #12
08-20-2013, 02:00 AM #13
Paid $29.99+$3.99 S&H+$1.80 GST!!!! for a 13-14 SCORE Yakupov RC the first few days it showed up online!!! Ouch....
If u all remember,they released retail boxes a week in advance,so seller claimed gettin hooked up/havin connection @ Panini and got them early....So i jumped all over it to hopefully make a buck or two! lol! Cuz i was kinda comparing it to Nugent-Hopkins RC from 11/12 Score,back then i bought 3 boxes and pulled one and sold it for $60 right away! So i was kinda hopin for that......Then a few days later they were poppin on ebaynlike popcorn!! And today u can pick one up dlvd under $10 :(((
That was 1 of my many screw ups,a bunch more that are from the past & we wont talk about,so sharing this one cuz it was my recent one ;)
Thanks for reading guys.....tc
08-20-2013, 10:56 AM #14
Once I thought I over paid for a item. Mainly $32 for a case of Panini stickers 1995-96. All I wanted was the habs for my PC. But over time I realize it was a good deal. First I paid $32 shipping included for 2,000 + stickers with 40 album mint in their plastic. Then when I receive it, I realize the seller spent $38 just to ship the case. So the seller lost more then $6 if you add all the fees. I also ,probably since then, traded for more then $32 in BV to players collector. So even if I felt bad after pushing the buy it button, time proved me wrong.
08-20-2013, 02:41 PM #15
08-20-2013, 03:48 PM #16
When Trilogy released, I saw a Nathan Beaulieu Level 2 /399 rookie auto going for $30, cheaper than the $69.99 BIN options so I grabbed it without thinking. Then I realized it was being shipped from the states, so the total came up to $37.00dlvd. A couple weeks later, they go for $15dlvd.
I've done this many times and have accepted that I'll never learn.
08-20-2013, 03:59 PM #17
The "must have first/now" mentality does us all in at some point. I remember when UD1 came out in 2010-11 and sending a FB message to Karine that I was so happy to see $30 Subban YG's posted...
08-20-2013, 04:12 PM #18
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08-24-2013, 03:18 PM #20
Not a Buy It Now, but I paid $100 for a Titanium Brendan Smith Draft Position /27 in an auction when it first came out. I hadn't even seen the set and somehow I figured it was the real Rookie card thinking his Jersey number was in fact 27 and not 2, which of course is the only number you can see on his jersey. I have since bought a couple more for cheap which lowers my DCA so I am actually not too mad about the whole ordeal. Just another one of those stupid things one sometimes does. Oh and the bid did not look shilled either.
Does that take the cake? :P
And does anyone know if an actual Brendan Smith Rookie /2 has been pulled? They could both still be out there. I have 14/14 Nyquist and an Andersson too.Completeing Sets and collecting strictly Detroit Red Wings. Will always take trade-bait.
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