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Collector comicsforme private msg quote post Address this user
Any one take a look at My Slabs?1% is looking pretty good and not 10%or even 8%.Take a look and give me some imput.
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Collector Pedigree private msg quote post Address this user
Just saw this on another forum. Fantastic, this needs to take off. F Ebay.
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Collector vacaboca private msg quote post Address this user
I saw it and was intrigued... maybe I'll give it a shot.
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Collector Nuffsaid111 private msg quote post Address this user
ditto.
I know I've seen them before; but never really payed much attention
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Collector Broker1 private msg quote post Address this user
Love the idea. Only drawback to me so far is that PayPal is the only way to receive payment, although support says other options are coming...
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Collector comicsforme private msg quote post Address this user
Unfortunately they do sale PGX.😒
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Collector comicsforme private msg quote post Address this user
Im like u Broker1.I hate PayPal,we dont get along.There goes ebay.🎉😃😍
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Collector Nuffsaid111 private msg quote post Address this user
After reading through the entirety of their literature, I'm not seeing (or feeling) anything alarming. In fact, it sounds much like the way Ebay SHOULD be running from a policy standpoint.
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Collector MutantMania private msg quote post Address this user
Love the 1% commision fee. Who's going to try if first?
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
I read around the site a bit. It sounds like they only charge 1% because they're going to do the bare minimum. All protection is via PayPal. All shipping is handled by the seller. Any tax issues are on the seller; they automatically add sales tax if the buyer and seller are in the same state but they leave it to the seller to do whatever's proper. If there's a problem, the buyer is supposed to talk to the seller. The rules state that comics must be CBCS or CGC and any other third-party grading is not allowed, but they clearly have a number of PGX books. So it sounds like everything should work out great until it goes terribly wrong.
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Collector CatCovers private msg quote post Address this user
@xkonk Basically, you're saying it'll be perfect so long as buyer and seller are both rational human beings. Now I'm thinking I'll avoid it.
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Collector HairlessWookiee private msg quote post Address this user
I'm giving it a try. I went through the application process to be a seller. It wasn't too bad. They just want to see a screenshot of my ebay seller feedback. I've only got two slabs for sale on it so far but I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes.
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Collector Nuffsaid111 private msg quote post Address this user
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I'm giving it a try. I went through the application process to be a seller. It wasn't too bad. They just want to see a screenshot of my ebay seller feedback. I've only got two slabs for sale on it so far but I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes.


Would be interested when you do sell, your feedback.
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
@CatCovers you have the same protections as you get on the CBCS forum but no history of interaction to help you decide if you want to trust someone or not. And they charge you 1%.
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Collector comicsforme private msg quote post Address this user
I notice some of the prices are high.Maybe they are adding the taxs too.
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Collector Nuffsaid111 private msg quote post Address this user
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I notice some of the prices are high.Maybe they are adding the taxs too.


I think I read that prices includes shipping
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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
I know prices have gone up considerably on many books over the last year, but looking at these types of sites, the vast majority of prices seem to be way over FMV. Unless these sites put a time limit on listings, say 60 or 90 days for example, they just fill up with over-priced books that no one will buy, which makes it time-consuming to navigate and hard to find anything worth buying. And yes, I know you can make an offer, but I wouldn’t even bother if the asking price is already twice what it should be.
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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
I saw there was a representative on the CGC forum giving information and answering questions. If that representative makes his way over here I will probably give it a shot. Some of my more valuable books I would prefer to sell directly this way rather than ship to MCS.
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Collector Nuffsaid111 private msg quote post Address this user
I am going to give it a shot. I signed up
I'll start with 2 or 3 inexpensive books and go from there
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Collector the420bandito private msg quote post Address this user
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@xkonk Basically, you're saying it'll be perfect so long as buyer and seller are both rational human beings. Now I'm thinking I'll avoid it.


This is a good point. Ebay has been in business for 25 years and they still seem to be evolving their dispute process. Something is just bound to go wrong. Humans gonna human.
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
@esaravo I thought the prices seemed fairly high as well. Plus, I would have liked to have seen more CBCS graded books for sale before receiving an email pushing their service to CBCS customers. However, that's just me being a whiny ass.
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Collector xvipah private msg quote post Address this user
I signed up today as well. Just got approved to be a seller. So we'll see how it goes. Not sure what I want to try selling there first.
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Collector Belarak private msg quote post Address this user
The email I received was from Beckett Partner Services. Beckett owns CBCS so I would think it would be a good place to sell slabs.

I have a couple I'm going to throw up there too.

Heres a video from the site: https://youtu.be/8g6An0MjHGc
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Collector Mikeoliver1313 private msg quote post Address this user
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Collector Mikeoliver1313 private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by comicsforme
Unfortunately they do sale PGX.😒
why is that unfortunate I’ve sent many books to PGX and I have nothing but great thins to say about them
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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by comicsforme
Unfortunately they do sale PGX.😒


There's no reason why they shouldn't sell PGX.

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I notice some of the prices are high.Maybe they are adding the taxs too.


I don't think there will be a sales tax liability in most cases. Cross-state sales tax only occurs when a seller reaches a minimum threshold, typically in the 6 figures. But even if there were, it would vary from state to state. These prices are the sellers actual asking prices. However, pretty sure that most of us will not have to pay the sales tax that we would have to pay through Ebay. I don't think this is a selling platform, I think they are just introducing sellers to buyers without facilitating the sale.
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Collector IronMan private msg quote post Address this user
We have two different threads on this going on at the same time. Can a moderator somehow combine?
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Collector IronMan private msg quote post Address this user
I reviewed the site, looked over the books and tried to work my way through all the various (and sometimes conflicting) rules and FAQ's. For instance there are three DIFFERENT answers on different pages about slabs received damaged and how much a buyer might be compensated for a reholder.

For a quick summary, this service is much like the Exchange on ComicLink. Sellers upload images and prices of what they want to sell. Books are in their possession. I like it that unlike say CL, sellers are expected to respond quickly to offers. But I dislike that the seller ships directly to the buyer. MySlabs never sees the book, never confirms condition. One potentially will have all the problems you might have with any private seller. Maybe they don't package well. Maybe they sold the book last week and have failed to take down this listing

Overall, I don't believe it's likely their current business model will lead to success. One percent doesn't seem adequate to operate a business. Neither is one percent completely accurate because payments are processed through PayPal so the seller has that 3% as well. Four percent is a good rate - but ComicLink and ComicConnect are 10%. MCS is often 10% and is less on more expensive items. To be successful financially they are probably going to need to raise more $$ than one percent will generate. But I could be wrong. They don't do much more than provide a platform. Bare minimum.

The biggest problem I see though is buried in the Terms of Use. Basically their terms of use attempt to circumvent PayPal protection rules regarding returns. Their rules say all sales are final and items are as is with very limited exceptions. Legally it's pretty simple - you use the PayPal payment system then PayPal rules are final. MySlabs basically acknowledges this by stating that if you initiate a refund via PayPal that you are banned for life from using their site.

It will only be a matter of time before PayPal or a State consumer protection agency take exception to their terms.

All that said - I registered and made a purchase. A CBCS slab. We will see how it goes. But the purchase is really between the seller and myself, with PP handling the transaction. MySlabs was simply where the listing was at. Maybe I might list a few items for sale just to see but most likely I'll just watch for good deals as a buyer.
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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
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All that said - I registered and made a purchase. A CBCS slab. We will see how it goes. But the purchase is really between the seller and myself, with PP handling the transaction. MySlabs was simply where the listing was at. Maybe I might list a few items for sale just to see but most likely I'll just watch for good deals as a buyer.


There will be a few wrinkles and the pioneers will take some arrows, but I do think this is the future of online selling for low volume sellers. By not facilitating the transaction the sales tax liability is eliminated for all inter-state sales. Next year the $600 IRS reporting requirement will go into effect for online sales platforms such as Ebay...most of us are not prepared to deal with that. This is more like Autotrader.com than Ebay. But the savings between buyer and seller can total 30% or more in many cases, even when the books sell for the same price as on Ebay. 10% saved in seller fees, 10% saved in Sales Tax and 10% or more saved in IRS hassles.

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The biggest problem I see though is buried in the Terms of Use. Basically their terms of use attempt to circumvent PayPal protection rules regarding returns. Their rules say all sales are final and items are as is with very limited exceptions. Legally it's pretty simple - you use the PayPal payment system then PayPal rules are final. MySlabs basically acknowledges this by stating that if you initiate a refund via PayPal that you are banned for life from using their site.


This seems like a mis-step. They would be better off to wash their hands of returns and say that it's between the buyer, the seller and the payment processor.
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Collector Nuffsaid111 private msg quote post Address this user
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Next year the $600 IRS reporting requirement will go into effect for online sales platforms such as Ebay...most of us are not prepared to deal with that.


This is, more than any other reason, the reason I hope this Myslabs works out for me.
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