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  1. Meliah's Avatar
    I've busted a few cases--2007 Topps Series 1 Jumbo boxes (which worked out very well thanks to that Jeter/Bush card and all the Red Backs) and 2010 Topps T206 was fun but not a good flip.
  2. Loyalty32's Avatar
    I've been wanting to bust a case of 1989 Upper Deck for some reason.

    Thanks
    Craig
  3. David K.'s Avatar
    I agree about the case break or bust.....that 2008 ud heroes case was awesome! Makes you long for another bust.......Just got my federal refund deposited today. Part goes to my vacation trip this year and the rest? Best regards, David
  4. Meliah's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by thedarkbrown
    So you sold cards and turned $100 into $350... But did you account for the $$$ you had to pay for those 264 cards? While it's great to start moving cards and making money, it doesn't look like a realistic profit becuase you aren't accounting for how much those cards cost you originally.

    Don't get me wrong, I'd love to get rid of boxes and boxes of cards and this seems like a great way to get something for the cards sitting around the house (if they sell).
    Maybe I'm in the minority here but I don't really keep a running total of what cards cost me from trades, lots bought or box breaks. Like most collectors, I assume, I have boxes and boxes of cards laying around here from the years of box breaks and collecting.

    Here is what I do now, all the cards I sent COMC were not "worthy" of being listed on Ebay, my average BV is around $6. High end cards with a market I sell on Ebay, mid-range cards seem to do quite well on COMC and commons can be moved on SportLots if you have the time.
    Updated 02-20-2014 at 04:35 PM by Meliah
  5. VASteelersFan's Avatar
    cjay101 and Meliah

    Thanks so much for your input
    George
  6. thedarkbrown's Avatar
    I find that I have to "pace" myself at work. I do so much that I have more than enough for my review after only a few months of going to work. If I don't pace myself, I get nothing in return for everything that I do i.e. raise, and it would also raise everybody elses expectations. I am invloved with many different things at work so it's easy for me to have an overabundance of work.
  7. thedarkbrown's Avatar
    So you sold cards and turned $100 into $350... But did you account for the $$$ you had to pay for those 264 cards? While it's great to start moving cards and making money, it doesn't look like a realistic profit becuase you aren't accounting for how much those cards cost you originally.

    Don't get me wrong, I'd love to get rid of boxes and boxes of cards and this seems like a great way to get something for the cards sitting around the house (if they sell).
  8. Meliah's Avatar
    George, you have a fair amount of auto,GU and #'d cards in your area but many of them are football, I'm more of a baseball guy. I'll buy anything on COMC but when it contains many cards I do not have the greatest pulse on I go by BV or asking price and bid by whatever is cheaper (10% of BV or 20% of asking price). I've actually won many ports by bidding the absolute lowest allowed. Cory's advice for ports seems quite solid from a selling aspect.

    Since I just started at COMC the new site and fees don't bother me. When I look at other selling sites COMC saves me so much time I still find them to be a bargain and a great outlet for selling cards. The option to buy and then flip without costing you anything to do that (other than a potential storage fee down the road) is what I love the most.
  9. cjay101's Avatar
    In my experience selling a port...just make a classified ad for a few dollars, list it at 30% of BV and see what offers you get. If it is chock-full of auto/jersey or high end stuff, maybe start it higher than 30%. 90% of the offers you receive will be the bare minimum (usually 50% of list price). I have no problem moving a lot of insert and rookie junk for 15% of BV. I don't sell stuff I am still trying to move, but once the sales started drying up, I listed a port and took what I could get for it.
  10. VASteelersFan's Avatar
    Meliah:

    You have done well in the 2 months. I too have done well on COMC. i have been a seller since Feb of 2010, and have sold very well and bought many cards for my set needs and player/team wants from there.
    I have a couple of questions for you.
    How do you like the new site and the new fees
    How much do you normally pay for a port.

    I ask these questions, as i'm not going to quit or not buy from COMC, but since the changes were announced in August, my sales have fallen. Normally after the National last year, sales were great, but have since fallen short this August and as well for September. I have considered selling my port also, but don't know what I should try to get for it.
    If you want or could, take a look and give me your imput as to what you think it may sell for. It is a 71 card port and my sellers name on COMC is GML1262

    thanks and look forward to your responce
    George
  11. JJLevitsky's Avatar
    Just added it to my wish list on my nook. Sounds VERY interesting.
  12. worldwideed's Avatar
    Gotta, like that. I create my own, "down time", also known as when no one else is around.
  13. Meliah's Avatar
    Totally free Tim! They have a ton of things you can sign up for but you only get selected for the ones you qualify for I guess--kind of like a survey site in terms of selection if you know what I mean. I can get the link from my wife if you want to check it out.

    We had one before for potty training from a diaper company. They sent us free pull-ups, training videos, door hangers saying "Potty training In Progress" and a bunch of coupons. We were treated like royalty at day care for a month
  14. timfsu2k's Avatar
    Dang! They send you that stuff for free or did she have to pay to get into the group? Either way it sounds pretty cool. I hear you on the weekend stuff, I especially hate working weekend night shifts.
  15. OriolesFan8's Avatar
    I had four or five metal Tonka trucks as a kid. I stilll have one or two but they are trashed. We use to have neighborhood demolishon derbys - tie strings to the front bumpers and smash them into each other.

    Nothing like bring home some "heavy metal" to the son.
  16. worldwideed's Avatar
    I need to hit the thrift stores more often. We used to sit on those trucks and ride them down the logging hill on my grandpas property, some of the best memories of my life.
  17. Champs96ws's Avatar
    Nice finds...I remember having a few old school Tonka Trucks, THOSE WERE THE DAYS!!!!