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Old 05-03-2017, 04:25 PM
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Guess its to be expected, and I've seen it before, but stuff sold only a few days ago at a leading auction house immediately shows up on eBay at grossly inflated prices. An item that sold for $1200 a few days ago is now $3000. Always makes me scratch my head when I see this. Are there really a lot of people out there dropping this kind of loot on Ebay who don't see what is going on at the leading AHs?

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Old 05-03-2017, 05:14 PM
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I see sometimes when some of the major auction houses auctions end usually late at night the next day the guy has it listed on Ebay. That isn't even possible in my view. Even if you pay the next day it can't be shipped by the time it's listed maybe 10 hours or less later and the auction house don't ship out hours after the auction ends. I always think what if it sells on Ebay and the item gets lost to the Ebay seller waiting for it to come from the auction house. Not what you tell the Ebay buyer Sorry I don't have it in hand. It's a joke.
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Old 05-03-2017, 05:37 PM
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Like a photo sold at RMY for $40 makes its way to ebay for $800. Then touted on Net54's BST with a "discount" off ebay price. Folks can do what they want, but some cases are just laughable.
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Old 05-03-2017, 06:17 PM
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I've seen people buy photos at RMY and then try to sell for 10x on ebay.
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Old 05-03-2017, 06:20 PM
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That's a modest mark-up in some cases.
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Old 05-03-2017, 06:42 PM
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lol...are you talking about some of the photos on ebay that are being listed for insane prices? Just turns people off who are looking to get into collecting and see the prices. Many do not sell and just sit and sit. Nothing wrong with wanting to make a profit but god daaaaaaaaamn

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Old 05-03-2017, 06:49 PM
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lol...are you talking about some of the photos on ebay that are being listed for insane prices? Just turns people off who are looking to get into collecting and see the prices. Many do not sell and just sit and sit. Nothing wrong with wanting to make a profit but god daaaaaaaaamn
Well it's easier to ask outlandish prices on photos because there is no standard database of past sales. No VCP. There is a photo right now on BST for multiples of $1000, I will say no more, which I'm guessing is easily 200% higher than it would sell on RMY.

You can get some really cool stuff at RMY for $80 or $100.

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I have settled with the fact that people will do absurd, crazy, dishonest and selfish things because they have problems. I ignore them and don't let it bother me (or at least try to not let it bother me.)

I recently sold a piece of memorabilia on Ebay for a $50 BIN, because it was worth $50 and little more. It was a piece I have a lot of knowledge about. I saw it then being resold for $1500 by someone who is just fishing for some uneducated misguided person to come along and buy it.

Shortly after it was listed for $1500, I had some other ebayer send me a message saying basically that "I was stupid for selling it for $50 because it was now being resold for $1500 and that I should do my homework"...HA!!

I won't get into the details of what I replied, but basically I told that idiot that just because someone lists something for $1500, doesn't make it worth that, and that I am not the one who needs to do some homework.

I was not bothered by the fact someone relisted the $50 item for $1500, but I was bothered that some unknowing person could come along, be tricked, and think the item was something that it is not.
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As long as there is no deception in the listing I don't have a problem with someone trolling for a buyer at an inflated price. The educated buyers will just stay away.

There are a million reasons why something can sell for more in one venue over another. Not all of them are nefarious. I know of some collectors who do not like to do business through eBay because they don't have the time or inclination to troll thousands of listings. Some AH's don't have the reach to sell through certain items to the right market so they go cheap. All it means is that the right buyer wasn't watching that particular auction. Which is probably why I've run listings on eBay for months only to have them sell later. Just took the right buyer.
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As long as there is no deception in the listing I don't have a problem with someone trolling for a buyer at an inflated price. The educated buyers will just stay away.

There are a million reasons why something can sell for more in one venue over another. Not all of them are nefarious. I know of some collectors who do not like to do business through eBay because they don't have the time or inclination to troll thousands of listings. Some AH's don't have the reach to sell through certain items to the right market so they go cheap. All it means is that the right buyer wasn't watching that particular auction. Which is probably why I've run listings on eBay for months only to have them sell later. Just took the right buyer.
I agree Adam, your are right. In my case the problem was there was deep deception involved in the listing.
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