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Collector flanders private msg quote post Address this user
Found this 25 cent comic listed for a deal of $750:

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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
This seller is listing raw comics with "CBCS" grades? And by the looks of it, he can't grade at all! How can he have 100% feedback?

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No big surprise to see that this "sale" has been relisted. I don't really understand what happens in these situations. Do people buy their own books and cancel the sell? I can't imagine any legitimate buyer paid $2,000.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/INCREDIBLE-HULK-180-SIGNED-5-1ST-WOLVERINE-CAMEO-WEIN-TRIMPE-ROMITA-CGC-CBCS-KEY-/223788076992?hash=item341acf0fc0%3Ag%3ARRQAAOSw5rdd7mSZ&nma=true&si=7qccAdYw%252FPiMTACI9aUGS1g6Di8%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
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Anyone ever have issues shipping to Singapore? Is their postal system reliable? I have a gentleman from Singapore with 11 feedback and a name change (after becoming an eBay member in Dec 2019) who would like to not use the Global Shipping Program, because he wants multiple books which can't be combined with the GSP from my understanding.
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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
@EbaySeller Even BINs have an expiration date, usually something like a month. If you sort his items by end date you'll see it has about a month to go. eBay can auto-renew it or I guess you can have it set so that you can repost it.
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@Studley_Dudley how can you tell if someone had a name change?
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@Studley_Dudley how can you tell if someone had a name change?

On the desktop site, I just clicked on the name. When it takes me to their profile page, there was an icon to the right of the name that said the profile was updated. Click the icon and it takes you to the update history.
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@Studley_Dudley Good to know. I've just recently been in a conversation with a buyer from Singapore with 1 feedback, so I was worried I might be in the same situation. Looks like it's just a new account.
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@EbaySeller Even BINs have an expiration date, usually something like a month. If you sort his items by end date you'll see it has about a month to go. eBay can auto-renew it or I guess you can have it set so that you can repost it.


True, but I found the book in an advanced search for sold listings.
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@EbaySeller That is weird. I know in my personal selling page it counted a book that someone bought but never paid for, so I had to cancel the sale. Maybe it was something like that. I don't know if that makes it to the search portion of eBay.
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Anyone ever have issues shipping to Singapore? Is their postal system reliable? I have a gentleman from Singapore with 11 feedback and a name change (after becoming an eBay member in Dec 2019) who would like to not use the Global Shipping Program, because he wants multiple books which can't be combined with the GSP from my understanding.


Yes - no problem - many sales to Singapore, but they have GST and Singapore Post is a bit slow to deliver
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This seller is listing raw comics with "CBCS" grades? And by the looks of it, he can't grade at all! How can he have 100% feedback?

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I sent the seller a message and asked him about these and this is what he said:


New message from: browndrake43 (2,075Red Star)
I’m not a comic guy. I just used their rating scale to give an accurate description
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Originally Posted by esaravo
This seller is listing raw comics with "CBCS" grades? And by the looks of it, he can't grade at all! How can he have 100% feedback?

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I sent the seller a message and asked him about these and this is what he said:


New message from: browndrake43 (2,075Red Star)
I’m not a comic guy. I just used their rating scale to give an accurate description


I just did a quick check of his feedback as a seller. Yeah, I see coins, hummel figures, beer cans, just about everything except comics. He got his 100% by accurately describing, quick shipping and secure packing. He probably googled "comic book grading guidelines" and found the ones on the CBCS website. I don't see this guy as trying to pull anything over on anyone. He probably ran across a few comics and decided to sell them.
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Originally Posted by esaravo
This seller is listing raw comics with "CBCS" grades? And by the looks of it, he can't grade at all! How can he have 100% feedback?

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I sent the seller a message and asked him about these and this is what he said:


New message from: browndrake43 (2,075Red Star)
I’m not a comic guy. I just used their rating scale to give an accurate description


I just did a quick check of his feedback as a seller. Yeah, I see coins, hummel figures, beer cans, just about everything except comics. He got his 100% by accurately describing, quick shipping and secure packing. He probably googled "comic book grading guidelines" and found the ones on the CBCS website. I don't see this guy as trying to pull anything over on anyone. He probably ran across a few comics and decided to sell them.


That's exactly what I was thinking, If I used CGC grading standards I might have said the same thing.
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Collector flanders private msg quote post Address this user
I sold one of these in far worse condition today.

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I offered $10, his listing isn't set to auto-decline, no response yet.


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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
kellyssuperheroes....ugh!
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Collector southerncross private msg quote post Address this user
Love how they want shipping price on top of the drunken prices 😜

For those prices I'd expect them to fly personally over to me and hand deliver the book on a silk pillow 🤪
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Originally Posted by Jesse_O
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Originally Posted by MutantMania
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Originally Posted by esaravo
This seller is listing raw comics with "CBCS" grades? And by the looks of it, he can't grade at all! How can he have 100% feedback?

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I sent the seller a message and asked him about these and this is what he said:

New message from: browndrake43 (2,075Red Star)
I’m not a comic guy. I just used their rating scale to give an accurate description


I just did a quick check of his feedback as a seller. Yeah, I see coins, hummel figures, beer cans, just about everything except comics. He got his 100% by accurately describing, quick shipping and secure packing. He probably googled "comic book grading guidelines" and found the ones on the CBCS website. I don't see this guy as trying to pull anything over on anyone. He probably ran across a few comics and decided to sell them.

That's exactly what I was thinking, If I used CGC grading standards I might have said the same thing.

OH! That makes total sense now. He's just saying, What's the grade? It's a "CBCS 7." He doesn't know that that's a standard across the industry, and not just CBCS. Heh.

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kellyssuperheroes....ugh!

Aren't these the guys that are well known for being crooked? Like, breaking out purple labels and selling them raw, or something like that? Lots of color touch and trimming?

[LATER]: Okay, I found it. It's assumed that kellyssuperheroes is Danny Dupcak operating under a new(ish) account.
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I’ve wondered why I see people listing a book for $1,000+ over the value and over the price of every other sellers listing for the same book. Is this something that some collectors do, in order to write off the price they paid to purchase the book? But a book, keep the receipt, list it for an ungodly amount for their “home business”, then at the end of the year, claim it as a loss when filing taxes? If not, what is the strategy? That someone will pass over all the other 9.8’s and buy the one that costs 10 times the amount?
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in order to write off the price they paid to purchase the book? But a book, keep the receipt, list it for an ungodly amount for their “home business”, then at the end of the year, claim it as a loss when filing taxes? If not, what is the strategy?


No, a tax write-off couldn't occur if you still owned the book, it's just inventory on the balance sheet. For a loss it would have to move to the Profit and Loss statement, the loss would occur after you sold it for less or otherwise disposed of it at an actual loss.
One theory is they want to use it to bring attention to their other listings.
Another theory is that they are trying to influence the market value of the price by convincing other sellers to list for higher and convincing buyers that other listings are a great deal.
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@ebayseller That makes sense, Tanks!
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Originally Posted by TranthamJ
I’ve wondered why I see people listing a book for $1,000+ over the value and over the price of every other sellers listing for the same book. Is this something that some collectors do, in order to write off the price they paid to purchase the book? But a book, keep the receipt, list it for an ungodly amount for their “home business”, then at the end of the year, claim it as a loss when filing taxes? If not, what is the strategy? That someone will pass over all the other 9.8’s and buy the one that costs 10 times the amount?
@TranthamJ ok, this is something i am guilty of (the listing of certain items at a ridiculously high price). While i cannot speak for other sellers, i have and had listed certain pieces that i really would prefer to hold on to like my marvel Fanfare # 1 that Michael Golden signed for me when i was a teen or my 9.9 Hellstorm 1. If someone was to pay 1399 or 999 for thos, sure will sell them, but don’t expect to. They are click bait in a sense.

Then there are a few items that i have listed at 999.99 that are place holders. That is my anal retentive / inner Rainman coming out as i have the comics in grading or re-slab, and like my listings in alpha numeric order, so when i get it back, i can snap photo, and drop the price accordingly on those i usually have my sample shipping photo as the main photo in the interim.

That’s my story, cant speak to the psyche of others.
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I am confused...






Plus this seller charges $15-30 for shipping!! At these prices shipping should be free.
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Plus this seller charges $15-30 for shipping!! At these prices shipping should be free.


Free shipping would cut into their slim profit margins.
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More of a complaint about eBay itself, but recently I got a couple of emails saying that eBay decided to turn on offers for a few of my listings where I was not allowing offers. Considering that allowing offers is the default, and so I explicitly had to turn them off, I'm kind of peeved that they would just go and turn them on.
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More of a complaint about eBay itself, but recently I got a couple of emails saying that eBay decided to turn on offers for a few of my listings where I was not allowing offers.


I noticed Ebay has gotten a lot more aggressive in the last year or two. Send me emails encouraging me to offer discounts to people watching my items. Also send me relist notifications just because I had clicked on an item. "Everyone deserves a second chance" it says. Yeah, that's real clever considering I wasn't even interested enough to add it to my watch list.
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@EbaySeller I've been getting a lot of that lately the ones that make me laugh are the messages that say they're offering you a discount because you showed interest in the item I go to look and it says sorry you missed out
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Good old Kelly. I’m surprised anyone buys from them anymore
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@EbaySeller I've been getting a lot of that lately the ones that make me laugh are the messages that say they're offering you a discount because you showed interest in the item I go to look and it says sorry you missed out

Heh, maybe a week or so I got one that made me laugh. You know when they say something like, "People who bought what you just bought have also bought one of these?" Well, "one of these" was that ridiculous comic with a terrible Spider-Man drawing by Stan Lee. (Stan the Man is notorious for not having a lick of drawing skill.) They have it priced at something like $1,000,000.

Sure, eBay ... people buy that comic all the time. That's totally believable.
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@EbaySeller I've been getting a lot of that lately the ones that make me laugh are the messages that say they're offering you a discount because you showed interest in the item I go to look and it says sorry you missed out


I have been getting one or two of those a week. The last one I received was from a guy I just purchased a comic from, and it hadn’t arrived yet. So I figured I would wait to the last minute, hoping the book would get here so I could see how it was packaged and what condition it was really in. It didn’t arrive in time, so with a little over an hour left in the offer period, I said why not take a shot and buy it anyway. Don’t you know he had ended the offer period early and re-listed the item. Then I get another ebay notice, this item re-listed. If he had kept to the original offer period, he would have had the sale and wouldn’t have had to re-list it!
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