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Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 07:59 AM
Replies: 29
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Posted By auctionjmm
I stopped reading after the first paragraph. I...

I stopped reading after the first paragraph. I can't take anyone seriously who views the current stock market as a problem. The stock market is up 39% over the last 3 years, and 22% in the last year...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-14-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 65,762
Posted By auctionjmm
Missed this post in my earlier response....

Missed this post in my earlier response. Definitely #1. Topps knew on December 9th that they could do this I'm sure so they had plenty of time to plan. The fact that the card is hobby exclusive isn't...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-14-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 65,762
Posted By auctionjmm
Being PRINTED in waves doesn't mean PACKED OUT in...

Being PRINTED in waves doesn't mean PACKED OUT in waves. Topps on many occasions has had late additions to products, be it hobby or retail exclusives. As long as the cards are at the factory before...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-14-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 65,762
Posted By auctionjmm
It will end as soon as the next mediocre rookie...

It will end as soon as the next mediocre rookie class comes in. Judge mania rolled into Tatum/Ball/Mitchell/Fultz mania, which is now rolling into Ohtani mania. Lots of buyers chasing players who...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-14-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 65,762
Posted By auctionjmm
The SPs and sets and parallels are worth well...

The SPs and sets and parallels are worth well over 1K so the auto thing doesn't matter. You could make money without a single autograph (at original pricing). These new prices are now more than...
Forum: FOOTBALL 02-13-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 400
Posted By auctionjmm
This poll is 12 draft picks and 100 million...

This poll is 12 draft picks and 100 million dollars too early lol. Guessing now is just coin flipping. Gotta see the final roster first.
Forum: BASEBALL 02-13-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 65,762
Posted By auctionjmm
So question... We have confirmed photos of...

So question...

We have confirmed photos of Ohtani signing for Bowman, Topps Chrome, and Allen & Ginter I believe. Maybe it was GQ...in any case, all of the cards in the photos have a rookie logo....
Forum: BASEBALL 02-12-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 65,762
Posted By auctionjmm
The press release is done. The announcement made....

The press release is done. The announcement made. Ohtani will have pack-pulled rookies in 2018 whether he plays a single game or not. I personally don't think he'll be in Heritage, but I do believe...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-12-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 65,762
Posted By auctionjmm
Yeah I just talked to Brent. He knows a fairly...

Yeah I just talked to Brent. He knows a fairly large (20-30 case) experienced breaker who is going to lose 4 figures this year. I came out even by the skin of my teeth this year after doing quite...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-12-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 508
Posted By auctionjmm
Ditto. I had an angry buyer threaten to open a...

Ditto. I had an angry buyer threaten to open a damage claim against me before the package was even delivered. He said I shorted him some sets on a very large order of Heritage base sets. I have no...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-12-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 508
Posted By auctionjmm
Maybe slightly off topic, but anyone have...

Maybe slightly off topic, but anyone have experience with the processing time for USPS insurance claims when an item gets lost?

I had two high dollar packages lost during Christmas week. Paid for...
Forum: BASKETBALL 02-12-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,309
Posted By auctionjmm
Some buyers pay via PayPal eCheck. Even if they...

Some buyers pay via PayPal eCheck. Even if they have the funds in their bank account right now, Paypal will make you wait 4 business days for the money. It doesn't make someone a delinquent or a low...
Forum: BASKETBALL 02-12-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,309
Posted By auctionjmm
Cards can still be a part of that budget. If I...

Cards can still be a part of that budget. If I bring in 3K after taxes per month and I have every cent budgeted (even if some of that budget is "vacation fund" or "401K" or "card fund"), I'm still...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-12-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 65,762
Posted By auctionjmm
Is it possible that International signees have...

Is it possible that International signees have different rules? I still go back to this quote from the press release:

His first pack-pulled trading card will appear in time for Ohtani to join the...
Forum: BASKETBALL 02-12-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,309
Posted By auctionjmm
eBay isn't the place for you then. Sorry to say,...

eBay isn't the place for you then. Sorry to say, but this situation is VERY normal. It's been that way since eBay started.
Forum: BASKETBALL 02-12-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,309
Posted By auctionjmm
I think it's been stated already, but my...

I think it's been stated already, but my customers who are on a budget only have so much they can use from each paycheck. If an auction ends Sunday and payday is Wednesday, they bid on the card...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-12-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,352
Posted By auctionjmm
I never understood wealthy celebrities and...

I never understood wealthy celebrities and athletes taking these kinds of chances. The allure of the drug trade should only appeal to the most desperate of folks. I have a friend from high school who...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-12-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 65,762
Posted By auctionjmm
Incorrect. He was eligible the moment he signed,...

Incorrect. He was eligible the moment he signed, which is why they released a Topps Now card in Angels uniform already.

Look at this way... we already know he's signed for a bunch of products. If...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-02-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 29,213
Posted By auctionjmm
I wonder if there are rules regarding the release...

I wonder if there are rules regarding the release of a "prospect" card vs. a "rookie" card?

It would make TOO much sense to give him a bowman paper and chrome prospect with auto in regular...
Forum: BASEBALL 02-02-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 29,213
Posted By auctionjmm
I can't tell from the photo but is there a rookie...

I can't tell from the photo but is there a rookie logo on the Bowman?

I would have thought prospect auto for bowman and rookie auto for bowman chrome. That's how you get him into both!
Forum: BASEBALL 02-01-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 46,503
Posted By auctionjmm
The company that Paypal merged with last year for...

The company that Paypal merged with last year for business loans already has a platform that uses many variables to approve business loans. PPWC is too much of a cash cow to go away. My guess is they...
Forum: FOOTBALL 01-31-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,904
Posted By auctionjmm
Hence why they fired their GM and hired a new one...

Hence why they fired their GM and hired a new one with lots of experience acquiring veterans as part of a build.

There is nothing wrong with "CLEVELAND" in terms of city, location, stadium, etc....
Forum: BASKETBALL 01-31-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,569
Posted By auctionjmm
So OP alleges to be able to predict the future...

So OP alleges to be able to predict the future and yet doesn't provide a single example?

And the stamping has nothing to do with shops pulling case hits due to "market research". It's called a...
Forum: BASKETBALL 01-31-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,702
Posted By auctionjmm
Just like the Cavs were up 2-1 without Love or...

Just like the Cavs were up 2-1 without Love or Kyrie the first time around. I'll trade you 2015 for 2016 if you want, but the Cavs were getting one of those.
Forum: FOOTBALL 01-31-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,904
Posted By auctionjmm
They are a S-hole in part because they are $111...

They are a S-hole in part because they are $111 million dollars below the cap. Let's not act like the Browns have taken advantage of parity the past few years. The old FO started this whole rebuild...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-31-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 46,503
Posted By auctionjmm
You need to refine that search a bit. There's not...

You need to refine that search a bit. There's not really 10K listings. You are just picking up other crap that has "series 1" in the title. It's not all cards from this set.
Forum: BASKETBALL 01-30-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 8,329
Posted By auctionjmm
The difference is LLC v.s. Sole Proprietor and...

The difference is LLC v.s. Sole Proprietor and whether or not the SP has a second source of income to "shelter". If an LLC loses money 10 years in a row they are not going to receive a tax refund....
Forum: BASKETBALL 01-30-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 8,329
Posted By auctionjmm
Losses. Business losses can be deducted from...

Losses. Business losses can be deducted from personal income via Schedule C so people used to create sham businesses out of their hobbies to shelter their income. Just write off losses year after...
Forum: BASKETBALL 01-30-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 8,329
Posted By auctionjmm
It doesn't matter what your cards are worth. All...

It doesn't matter what your cards are worth. All that matters is what you PAID and what you SOLD them for. Appreciation or depreciation of inventory isn't really a factor except in unusual tax...
Forum: BASKETBALL 01-30-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 8,329
Posted By auctionjmm
Excuse my frustration that a person who runs two...

Excuse my frustration that a person who runs two businesses is on an internet forum asking tax questions. The thread was clearly talking about hobby expenses, not business expenses. It felt like you...
Forum: BASKETBALL 01-30-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,702
Posted By auctionjmm
IF playing for a title is #1 priority, neither LA...

IF playing for a title is #1 priority, neither LA team gets him closer to a title than Cleveland does. The Lakers would be more of a long play, where Lebron would need a year or two to play with the...
Forum: BASKETBALL 01-27-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 8,329
Posted By auctionjmm
I assumed based on your response that you...

I assumed based on your response that you received a 1099. I don't think the responses are so much smug as they are just disbelief that people who DO sell over $20,000 per year are coming to this...
Forum: BASKETBALL 01-27-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 8,329
Posted By auctionjmm
This question was already answered earlier. Why...

This question was already answered earlier. Why aren't people reading this thread????? This is the second time I've responded to someone who asked a question that was already answered. Threads are...
Forum: BASKETBALL 01-27-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 8,329
Posted By auctionjmm
But the government doesn't know this. That's what...

But the government doesn't know this. That's what I meant by " sliding by". They see 20k in income with no explanation. The tax return is your chance to explain that you lost money. The general...
Forum: BASKETBALL 01-27-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 8,329
Posted By auctionjmm
No, nobody is saying that. Read the thread man!

No, nobody is saying that. Read the thread man!
Forum: BASKETBALL 01-27-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 8,329
Posted By auctionjmm
Any "collector" who is doing $20,000 in...

Any "collector" who is doing $20,000 in documented sales per year should seriously consider operating as a business. No government is going to let that money fall through the cracks without at least...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 01-27-2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,094
Posted By auctionjmm
I charge $3.75 so you must REALLY hate me.

I charge $3.75 so you must REALLY hate me.
Forum: BASKETBALL 01-26-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 8,329
Posted By auctionjmm
Then you are screwed. Sorry to say but there is...

Then you are screwed. Sorry to say but there is no getting around it. You'll probably owe $4,000-$5,000 in taxes on that amount. If I was you I would dig up every receipt I possibly could to offset...
Forum: BASEBALL 01-26-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 65,762
Posted By auctionjmm
Stadium Club is June 27th. Topps said Ohtani's...

Stadium Club is June 27th. Topps said Ohtani's first rookie would arrive in packs in time for Spring Training which had most of us speculating Heritage or Tribute. But for sure Bowman, Finest, and...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 01-26-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,094
Posted By auctionjmm
Why are you paying this much? eBay sellers with...

Why are you paying this much? eBay sellers with Paypal saw an increase from $2.61 to $2.66. Are you not shipping through eBay/Paypal?
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