You all know my regular Ebay habits, so you know I tend to stick to lower priced cards. I’m currently winning a 1989 Fleer Jack McDowell at $.25/shipped. Which is my max for a base card but I didn’t have it so I put a bid on it. Now notice I said winning, not won. It doesn’t end till tomorrow. But I got a message earlier today that asked me if I could purchase something else since my bid doesn’t even cover a stamp. Seriously? He placed the minimum bid, not me. Now when the auction is over, and if I win it, I always check for other things listed that I might want in order to take advantage of shipping. I went ahead and checked his listings and the only other thing he had that interested me was a reprint of an old cracker jack card but the minimum bid is $.65 which is more than I want to pay for it.
On one hand, I understand being frustrated at having to send a card for less than the price of a stamp. But it’s an 1989 Fleer, did you really expect to get a bunch of money for it? While Jack McDowell was a great pitcher, his cards aren’t worth much.
He also asked if I wanted any other cards he could throw up for me to bid on. I’m debating on whether to even respond of just ignore it. What say all of you? Should I reply and tell him I’ll take any base card I don’t have for, I don’t know, $.10/piece or just ignore the message and see if he ships it?