So, I recently sniped a great deal on Ebay, but I have had a bit of sniper’s guilt. I am wondering if anyone else has experienced this same phenomenon.
I sniped a complete set of 1st Edition Base Set for $1500. The seller had the cards marked as 2nd editions. I placed a best offer of $1500 thinking that there was no way that he would accept it. But, he did. I then thought there is no way that he ships these to me. But, he did. So, I am now the new owner of a complete 1st edition base set with a bit of sniper’s guilt.
A few days ago I saw a PSA 10 Fan Club Eevee sell for 1,400, there’s no guarantee the bid would have gone any higher regardless. Auctions on ebay can sometimes just be a coinflip depending on who sees it in time. Congrats on the win!
A bunch of flippers fire sale’n em out at the same time. It’s a popular card but most collectors are only buying 1, investors maybe buying 2. The demand can’t keep up with the supply right now. It will eventually rise again but then you can expect the price more to pop up graded now that PSA Japan is happening.
Crazy set for the price. Very jealous. Ebay is a service that anyone can list anything for any price they want. You were simply the first one to hop on the opportunity. If the seller performed 5 minutes or more of research, they would have seen that they undervalued their listing by a lot. No ones fault here except for the seller.
Then again, maybe they were stolen or there was some other circumstance that resulted in the seller wanting to liquidate them same day.