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Old 01-20-2017, 11:07 PM
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Default The card that got away twice...is it gone for good? & Share your cardhunting stories!

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I have been hunting down this particular T206 card since early January. I check eBay and N54 often for any Kling, so I was shocked when this card slipped past my defenses...twice. Initially, it was sold as a lot in early January, but then changed hands again...boo. Gee whiz!

Do you have any stories you'd like to share about hunting down a particular card? How long were you searching for?

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1 + 2: Card sneaks past me in a lot that sells on 1/12
3: Card is then relisted by the purchaser of the lot and is sold in 6 minutes
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Old 01-21-2017, 12:53 AM
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Oh Snap...

It was puchased 6 minutes after it was listed... That means some one out there has a Kling Old Mill saved as an instant, super, mega alert. Don't kick yourself... you had no chance unless you watched ebay 24/7!

The funny thing is the guy who bought the original lot thought that the Matty was the tough card, then the Evers port, then a few others... lastly, he thought, I'll list this OM Kling for $70.
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Old 01-21-2017, 12:56 AM
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I was the underbidder on a T206 Plank three times before I finally got one.

Not really a good comparison I suppose. I was the underbidder on the same card, a Street/ Lenox, twice in two months. I still haven't found another one.
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Old 01-21-2017, 10:14 AM
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I was the underbidder on a T206 Plank three times before I finally got one.

Not really a good comparison I suppose. I was the underbidder on the same card, a Street/ Lenox, twice in two months. I still haven't found another one.
Whoa! A Street Lenox sounds like a tough card to find. Grateful you found a Plank, Sean--one of my favorite designs in the set!
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Old 01-21-2017, 10:24 AM
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I once bought an Ebay BIN within minutes of it being listed. The seller is a great contributor to this board as well. Just one of those things....I sat down on a Friday night looking to do some deep searches and it just happened to be listed at the same time. Card was a 1939 Canadian Goudey, particular player that I collect. Just not many out there.

A few years ago I let one particular 1959 Volpe slip away assuming it was a reasonably easy catch. Havent seen another example since.
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Old 01-21-2017, 10:42 AM
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You can have an eBay alert go directly to a text on your phone in case anyone doesn't know. I have bought a few things less than a minute after posted.

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Just recently, I was bidding on some 52 Topps cards, which the seller had replied to me that they did in fact ship to Canada, but didn't tell me the fees.

Assuming (bad decision) shipping was likely around $8-$15, I carefully bid on some cards but kept my bids under $15.00 per card. I ended up winning 3 and found out shipping was only $1.45

If I had of known (my fault for not asking) I definitely would have bid higher on quite a few more cards, which I seen, after the fact, they sold for very reasonable prices.

I also think back, when I joined the site, the many cards I seen that I wanted but being uneducated I didn't purchase any only to see those same cards now out of reach for me!
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Ebay sends me emails on my followed searches. How can you change it so that you receive texts? Would rather my wife doesn't get all of the search emails.
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Ebay sends me emails on my followed searches. How can you change it so that you receive texts? Would rather my wife doesn't get all of the search emails.
I second this question...
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I do most of my ebay trolling on my phone with the mobile app. When you do a search, there is the option (upper left corner of screen) to Follow it. Once you hit follow you'll get two options Alerts over email and Alerts over phone. You can choose either or both. Obviously you need to register your mobile number with ebay to get phone alerts.

I can't figure out how to set up texts on their regular internet site. Maybe you can only do by phone, but that's stupid if it's the case.

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