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Old 10-23-2017, 07:07 AM
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Did you ever see something you were possibly interested in but the exaggerated write up is such a turn off that you just write it off entirely because you have a gut feeling that buying the item would somehow be rewarding the idiotic write up? Maybe just me, but when you start throwing around terms like “once in a lifetime opportunity” and stuff like that you are on a very short pier.

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The 'Don West' Phenomenon...........
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absolutely! such hyperbole turns me off to a whole auction house.

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I know my want list pretty well. I do not care what they say about the items, only is it on my list, what condition is it in, and how much do they want for it ( or alternatively how much am I willing to spend on it). I actually find the write ups to be entertaining sometimes.
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No question about it...too much flowery writing makes for a big stink.

What also bothers me is when a member writes a description giving the impression like they are an expert and I know for a fact that they have no clue.

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I skim the paragraphs looking to see where the card attributes are. I do my best to ignore the rest. It would be nice if an auction company would do it all the same way. Say, put the flowery crap at the top but have the last paragraph (or first would be better) say what I really want to know. A flat screen is not 3d so things can be missed on cards and those I want to know about. I don't need to know Ty Cobb was great or Ruth was Ruthian, anymore. I got it.

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As long as the scans are clear, I don't even read the description.
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