Tuesday, April 2, 2013

I'm the April Fool!

I started this blog to share my hobby experiences... both good and bad.  Today's post involves the latter.

It's pretty simple.  I'm the eBay idiot who sometimes forgets to read the whole product description.  And as a result... sometimes I end up paying for it.  Need proof?

Sit back and enjoy...

In October of 2011, I thought I hit the jackpot when I won an eBay auction for a box of 1992 GameDay football cards for $.99 + $4 shipping.  Not bad, right?


Too bad I failed to read the product description and wound up purchasing an EMPTY box of 1992 GameDay football cards for $4.99.

In June of 2012, I thought I was buying hand drawn Star Wars sketch cards.


Unfortunately, I didn't read this description carefully either.  I wound up purchasing COLORED COPIES of Star Wars sketch cards.

Which brings me to my latest, but not necessarily greatest eBay purchase.

During the WBC tournament, I desperately wanted to add a Kenta Maeda card to my collection, so I headed over to eBay and found the card pictured below:


I liked the action shot and simple card design, so I offered the guy $10 for two cards without bothering to read the product's description.

When I received the cards on Saturday, I noticed this...


Which led me to look at the original eBay post, where I read this...


Yup... a 2013 Broder card.  Lol.  I'm such an eBay idiot.  Oh well.  At least it's got a nice design and the quality is pretty decent.  It looks pretty nice in my Japanese Player PC binder.

Happy Tuesday and sayonara!

Oh and don't forget to check out the results from last month's contest and enter this month's contest.  If interested, CLICK HERE.


Extra Edition

Billy says "Yu looked mahvelous"!

14 comments:

  1. I do things like that too. The biggest issue now is that it's so easy to bid and surf on mobile phones...it's easy to not read descriptions and fine print.

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    1. Lol... I wish I could say that I used my phone to bid on this card ;-)

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  2. I just did something very similar.

    A picture of 10 boxed sets should not be allowed to advertise an auction for four boxed sets.

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    1. Yeah, that's not cool. That's very misleading.

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  3. I like when surfing for autographs on Ebay and they include the 2 letters "RP" hmmmm REPRINT which basically means a piece of S#@& copy and no autograph. but I guess some people think any thing for a buck. "Buyer beware" as in anything. Fuji we need to just try and keep these happenings to a minimum!

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    1. Oh... I'm trying. But I guess I'm not trying hard enough. What's the saying... "fool me once, shame on you", "fool me twice, shame on me". What the heck happens when you fool me three times?

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  4. When I made my very first ebay bid (some set or another) I typed in 3000 when intending to type 30.00. My max bid was therefore $3000. Luckily I won the auction for $35 or so. Might have been a disaster!

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    1. Wow, you're right. That could have been bad. I'm pretty sure I've done that a few times myself.

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  5. an inch here or there and Yu is perfect. so close.

    also, tough breaks on those eBay auctions.

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    1. I missed half of the A's game, because there was no way I was going to miss out on history in the making. So close.

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  6. I'm not sure it'll be WBC (probably won't be) but I'll get you a Maeda card or two added to your stack! I hate stupid fake cards on eBay - it's one thing to make your own, it's another to pass them off as real. This is the real "confusion" Topps refers to in the marketplace - greedy conning eBay sellers, not Panini or Upper Deck.

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    1. Thanks. Let me know when you want me to send you that PP payment. Topps should hire this guy, because I actually really like his design.

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  7. I bid on 4 Tony Gwynn cards on Listia from the same seller. Only after I won them did I realized that it was $1.25 shipping for each card, and absolutely no combined shipping. I sent him a note telling to keep the credits and the cards, because I wasn't paying $5 to ship 4 cards.

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    1. If he explained that in his listing, then I feel your pain.

      If he didn't explain that in his listing, then that guy is a butthead.

      Either way, I would have done the same.

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