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View Poll Results: Does putting invisible ink on a card devalue it?
Yes it devalues the card and should been disclosed in the sale. 55 76.39%
No it doesn't devalue the card. Out of sight, out of mind. 8 11.11%
Don't have a clue. 9 12.50%
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:35 PM
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Default Does putting invisible ink on a card devalue it?

I have a card that has a noticeable amount of invisible ink on the front and back when viewed with a black light. These invisible ink marks aren't just a few tiny dots, but are lines that extend along the width and length of the front and back of the card. The seller who later admitted that he put the invisible ink on the card did not disclose that fact in the auction description but rather stated the following in the original auction description (bold added by me for emphasis):

This terrific card features great gloss, no writing, creases or wrinkles, solid corners and the centering is as shown. The back of the card is super clean...... I guarantee this card to be unaltered in any way, and offer a 7 day money back guarantee if you do not like the card.

Was this misrepresentation?
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:36 PM
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Sounds misrepresented to me.
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:40 PM
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PSA/DNA has been doing it with autographs for years.....
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Sounds misrepresented to me.
agreed
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:48 PM
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Sounds misrepresented to me.
+1!
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:55 PM
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Another vote for misrepresented

Edited to add: It wouldn't bother me, but I can understand why it would bother others. So, yes, I feel it was misrepresented, but I voted, "No it doesn't devalue the card."

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Old 08-10-2011, 06:18 PM
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Another vote for misrepresented

Edited to add: It wouldn't bother me, but I can understand why it would bother others. So, yes, I feel it was misrepresented, but I voted, "No it doesn't devalue the card."
+1, I also think it should have been disclosed, but doesn't devalue the card.
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:18 PM
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Whether you can see it or not, it's still there. Why in the world would the seller put the ink on the card?

Have to go with the misrepresented like everyone else.
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:25 PM
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The KGB will never grade it higher than Authentic.
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:51 PM
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Just curious do you usually subject your cards to the rigorous "black light" torture test?
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