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Old 10-04-2012, 02:37 PM   #1
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Question Grab Bag sales on eBay?

I have some giant lots of lower end cards.

They're not junk, but most are not worthy of selling individually on eBay (Max card value is probably $15/20).


I have over 800 relic cards, over 400 autos, and over 1000 serial #d cards.

They're all in brand new sleeves and top loaders.

If I was to sell as lots, I'd probably only get like $.50 for each auto/jrelic at most ... and I don't want to sell myself short, mainly because these are being sold on consignment for someone.

There are a ton of star players, tons of expensive sets, many low #'d, dual/triple autos, etc.

It's just too overwhelming. I would have liked to list individually in my eBay store, but I don't have time to list and deal with 2000 cards sold individually if they're low end.




So I was just randomly thinking of what to do, and I remember seeing sellers having auctions for 'grab bags'.


I was thinking to make grab bags that include 1 auto, 2 game used, and 5 serial numbered cards.


I figure this is a great way to maximize $$$ and minimize the effort of listing individually.


The only thing I fear is customer dissatisfaction. But I see so many people literally almost ripping people off by selling fake cards, junk, etc ... and somehow maintaining great feedback?

Of course I'd make the lots worth the value, but I could put a Jordan auto in every lot for $20 and someone would STILL find a way to complain!


What are your guys thoughts on doing something like this? Has anyone ever done this before?
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:53 PM   #2
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As long as the list & description is clearly stated I would see no problem with it. Offer free shipping & accept returns for customer satisfaction (buyer pays RS) & you should have no problems.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:54 PM   #3
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Would you be willing to sell cards on here? Interested in football serial #'d and maybe some other stuff. LMK.
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If you put a Jordan auto in a $20 lot, I swear I won't complain

Good luck with this though.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:44 PM   #5
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As long as the list & description is clearly stated I would see no problem with it. Offer free shipping & accept returns for customer satisfaction (buyer pays RS) & you should have no problems.

Thanks for the advice, I'll definitely use those guidelines if/when I create them!


Manmadeofsteel: I actually do have a football lot and a baseball lot as well, PM me if interested!


GatorBoyInTN: Haha you won't, but someone will! I might throw one in by mistake, who knows haha. Thanks!
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:47 PM   #6
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Prepare to have your feedback destroyed if you go this route. I have no interest in doing listings like these but if you look at those that do, check their feedback. People will not even think twice about giving you a negative if they aren't happy with what is in the lot you sell them.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:53 PM   #7
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I would buy all the stars and HOFers if you would like to sell them to me direct?
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:21 PM   #8
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Or you could have all cards listed and let the buyers pick there lot. Like you can choose any 1 auto, any 2 game used and any 5 serial numbered cards for X amount.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:33 PM   #9
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Got any Reece Gaines?
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:57 PM   #10
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Thanks for the insight guys! I'll have to think this over, and how I want to go about doing this.

This is legal to do on eBay, right? I know it's not allowed here on the boards ... but I wasn't sure on eBay anymore.

As for what I have in the lots, there are literally over 2,000 cards ... so I'm really not sure and I honestly don't have the time right now to go through every single card. There are a TON of HOFer cards ... I'm not sure about any Gaines, if so it wouldn't be anything significant, likely just common autos/game used/inserts.
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Thanks for the insight guys! I'll have to think this over, and how I want to go about doing this.

This is legal to do on eBay, right? I know it's not allowed here on the boards ... but I wasn't sure on eBay anymore.

As for what I have in the lots, there are literally over 2,000 cards ... so I'm really not sure and I honestly don't have the time right now to go through every single card. There are a TON of HOFer cards ... I'm not sure about any Gaines, if so it wouldn't be anything significant, likely just common autos/game used/inserts.
You can't call it a grab bag on eBay anymore.. they will flag you for it and remove the listing.. so technically.. no it's not. I wrote a thread about this, but it turned into a troll fest lol
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:08 PM   #12
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You can't call it a grab bag on eBay anymore.. they will flag you for it and remove the listing.. so technically.. no it's not. I wrote a thread about this, but it turned into a troll fest lol
Haha I knew I remembered hearing something about that!

I think now the proper term is "Mystery Pack" haha

I guess at this point the only thing I'm worried about is my feedback, even if I am certain I provide enough value in the lots! hmmmmm
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Haha I knew I remembered hearing something about that!

I think now the proper term is "Mystery Pack" haha

I guess at this point the only thing I'm worried about is my feedback, even if I am certain I provide enough value in the lots! hmmmmm
GL to you either way.. I've tried them in the past with mild success... still would buy all your star and HOF GU if you change your mind lol
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:38 PM   #14
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GL to you either way.. I've tried them in the past with mild success... still would buy all your star and HOF GU if you change your mind lol
Thanks for the help! I decided to go ahead and make about 300 packs and put up an auction, hopefully they sell well!

Whatever eventually doesn't sell, I'll get back to you on with the HOFer stuff!
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:37 AM   #15
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Thanks for the help! I decided to go ahead and make about 300 packs and put up an auction, hopefully they sell well!

Whatever eventually doesn't sell, I'll get back to you on with the HOFer stuff!
Just call them Dutch Auctions. Here is a good example for you to look at.

GAME USED AUTO LOT DUTCH AUCTION RC S# GUARANTEED 1 AUTO/GAME USED FREE SHIPPING | eBay
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Old 05-10-2017, 07:27 PM   #16
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Default people are skeptical of mystery bags or dutch auctions.

I was in a similiar situation with my Football and Baseball card lots, and tried the whole dutch auction thing unsuccessfully. What I decieded to do was just make up the lots I would have sold as "dutch auctions" and post pictures of all the cards included. Each lot would contain 2 autographs (1 game used auto), three game used cards, and the rest were inserts rookies or stars. This was somewhat successful for me. The only problem I ran into was some lots that had a total value of $125 would sell for $8 and others that only had a value of $90 would sell for $15. It was very unpredictible, what do you guys look for when purchasing these lots?
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Old 05-10-2017, 07:31 PM   #17
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Darn near 5 year bump, and a Paul bump at that.
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Old 05-10-2017, 07:32 PM   #18
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What the fudge? Don't be so obvious PBM
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Old 05-10-2017, 07:39 PM   #19
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Awwww man I thought Paul was back
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Old 05-10-2017, 07:40 PM   #20
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Haha, come on guys he's just a dad who collects
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Old 05-10-2017, 07:41 PM   #21
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Haha, come on guys he's just a dad who collects
I bet his son collects LeBron, Curry, and Durant if anyone wants to donate to the new collection
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What led to Imac's banning?

Edit: found it
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Old 05-10-2017, 07:45 PM   #23
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I bet his son collects LeBron, Curry, and Durant if anyone wants to donate to the new collection
Or PSA 10 Jordan cards...
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What led to Imac's banning?
I believe it had to do with falsely accusing a Mod of something. Or a similar type of scenario.
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