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Where have all the nickel, dime, and quarter bins gone?!

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Hey everyone,
I just wanted to take some time out to rant/question another thing that I have noticed lately...


I have been a member on this website for some time now and these seem to be getting rarer and harder to come across. I search this things endlessly; hoping to find a card that could finish a set or start another one.

Additionally, when considering the option to sell cards, most collectors are on a budget and would like to get the most cards for their buck. I know that I am willing to pay a quarter for a card when needed, and I would also like to pay 10 cents when the card is a common or set filler.

Also, these bins are great ways to move some of those low-end cards to make room for whatever else you might collect. Heck, you could have one card that someone is looking for. My card that I have been looking for since about 2000 is the 1991 Leaf Gold Rookies Numbered Variations #266 Luis Gonzalez. This is the only RC that I am unable to come across and frankly, I dont even know if it exists anymore.

People would be surprised if they dug out some of those older cards and started listing them. In my opinion, it seems like people are willing to list an Auto or Relic rather than take the time to move out lots of cards. I have seen card lots from these bins where people drop more money on them rather than buy a single $30 card.

Now, I am asking people or trying to persuade them to sell Autos and Relics for that much; just those high Serial #'d/prospects/commons/parallels/inserts.

I leave you with one final thought... something to consider...

If you have cards laying around that you no longer want; why keeping asking for globs of money when they would probably move faster if you dropped your prices. Better yet, why should anyone buy those cards for a buck when they can get them cheaper somewhere else?

I am not here to preach about selling cards less, and I know SOMEONE will throw the "It's their card to sell at so-n-so price," and that is their defensive argument and opinion.

Well, thanx for reading this and hopefully we get to see somemore of those bins being put back out in the forum.


Updated 10-21-2010 at 05:18 PM by BAM1984



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