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Old 07-17-2017, 12:18 PM
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Default Best Grab from Ebay BIN

Normally, it is slim pickings for me when mindlessly trolling Ebay pre-war BINs but on the theory that "even a blind squirrel sometimes finds an acorn" would love to hear about anyone's success finding just the right card using this medium.
I have one story: Sometime ago, I grabbed a E92 Wagner batting with a Nadja back PSA 3, which had been just listed. A quick check on pop reports showed it was the only graded example. It wasn't cheap but sometimes you have to just pony up to the bar, so I pulled the trigger. It was a beautiful card, but thinking I could reap a fast profit consigned it where it did poorly. Barely recouped my investment. We deal in a fickle marketplace.
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:29 PM
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Jay Cee
Join Date: Jan 2010
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It's possible that many people look at past sales, which they base their decision on how much money to spend. I was looking at buying a rare and cool photo on eBay and did some quick research on it to find out it was bought a month ago in an auction for 1200. The seller wants close to 10k now. I'm sure he is flexible on the price, but it's hard to pay that kind of markup in that short time frame.
Love Ty Cobb rare items
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:38 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: SC
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Just last night a seller that I have bought from a couple times listed a card that I had been looking for. It was a BIN OBO listing. I bought it for a good deal.
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:03 PM
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And.rew Mil.ler
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: MA
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Not baseball, but snagged a Tom Brady Bowman RC PSA9 for a $100 BIN...I think I grabbed it within seconds of them listing it.
Working on the 1957 Topps set.
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:08 PM
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Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Iowa
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I got a rare notebook cover one time.
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:05 PM
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Ke.n Su.lik
Join Date: Apr 2011
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back quite a while, someone posted a game used Goose Gossage bat for 99 bucks. It was paypal only, and I didn't have it, so while I was signing up as fast as I could, someone bought it.
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:29 PM
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B. Schneider
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: New York, NY
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Recently picked up a T213 Type 1 for a cheap BIN price. The ebay seller even had a best offer option, but I jumped on the full price because it was such a steal. I didn't feel all that bad because the seller had a ton of cards and was clearly a card dealer but didn't know what he had. He had a ton of t213's but all were type 2 minus the one type 1 I found.

If you look hard enough you can find a T213 Type 1 or a T206 Piedmont Factory 42 on ebay for a bargain, although type 1s are very difficult.

Posted my pickup in another thread:
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:49 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Kansas
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Default CJ

About a year ago I found a raw 1914 Cracker Jack of Beals Becker. Super Rare and tough card from the set. BIN was $250 and it graded a 2 by PSA. I end up selling it for over triple what I paid.
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:50 PM
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Default I almost got one

I once found a T206 Lenox back that was listed at a BIN price of $24.95. But before the seller shipped a member here contacted the seller and bought it for $100 (according to the seller). Somebody here got a great deal but not me.
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Old 07-18-2017, 02:28 AM
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A while back a seller had a 51 mantle and Mays listed separately. I made an offer for both at what I felt was a pretty good deal for me and he accepted.
Successful transactions with peter spaeth, don's cards, vwtdi, wolf441, 111gecko, Clydewally, Jim, SPMIDD, MattyC, jmb, botn, E107collector, begsu1013, and a few others.
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