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Old 04-13-2017, 01:48 PM
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Default I don't get sellers on COMC

Okay perhaps I'm just venting because I just had a seller on COMC counter my offer with a 3 cent price raise (really you'd walk away from a sale for 3 cents?), but I just don't get sellers on COMC that counter offers.

Every buyer on COMC knows you can offer about 50% of list price, so no smart buyer is ever going to offer you full price as their first step. Right? They're going to put in a low price, and see how low an offer the seller will accept.

When they do that, COMC responds based on what discount price this particular seller has told them that they will accept.

So unless you accepted the default % off (which most don't), then you are in effect telling your buyer the lowest price you would accept. Why?

Because you as a seller cannot reasonably counter offer when I offer you the price that YOU set! You are saying "offer me at least X." I offer you X. You can't then say "Oh, the X price that I told you to offer me isn't enough. Give me more."

Yet, almost every single seller counters. Duh. Of course you won't get a sale if you do that. You are in effect pulling a bait and switch.

As a buyer, I love COMC (great scans front and back). But unless they knock some sense into their sellers (I won't even comment on the insane starting prices) they are going to go out of business.

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Old 04-13-2017, 02:26 PM
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I was not aware of this, however in a lot of ways it is like auto rejecting BIN offers on Ebay.

Some get instantly rejected, so you increase your offer and it no longer gets instantly rejected. This tells me that I am at least close to 'in the range', but they may not accept your offer.

It is basically the same thing. 3 cents? My gut intuition would say that is a mistake rather than a real counter offer.
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Old 04-13-2017, 04:42 PM
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Default i feel the same way

love the concept as a buyer but the prices for the cards I am interested in are 5x-10x actual value. When I put a market price offer in on these cards they were all auto rejected with a minimum offer stated that was still 3-5x actual market value.

every now and then i find a reasonable buyer with reasonable prices, so patience is the key, as it is with other buying/selling platforms.

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Old 04-13-2017, 05:47 PM
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love the concept as a buyer but the prices for the cards I am interested in are 5x-10x actual value. When I put a market price offer in on these cards they were all auto rejected with a minimum offer stated that was still 3-5x actual market value.

every now and then i find a reasonable buyer with reasonable prices, so patience is the key, as it is with other buying/selling platforms.

Mike
I agree with COMC becoming a museum. It is sad because I used to buy a lot of cards there and now rarely do.

My favorite is when I make an offer that is rejected the seller then raises the price on the card.
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Old 04-13-2017, 07:14 PM
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There are jerks on every site, and there are plenty of sellers on COMC that I think stopped logging in. My best suggestion is to put those cards on your watch list, and wait for the seller to run a sale. I have picked up some beautiful cards in the last 6 months during their sales or my making offers.

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Old 04-13-2017, 09:29 PM
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I agree with COMC becoming a museum. It is sad because I used to buy a lot of cards there and now rarely do.

My favorite is when I make an offer that is rejected the seller then raises the price on the card.
+1 on both these comments
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Old 04-13-2017, 10:03 PM
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I sent in 25 or so psa graded cards in the last month. These are all popular registry vintage cards that trade frequently. I priced them within 0-10 percent (under) of the low-end recent eBay sales when I auto accept a 20% discount, figuring they would sell relatively quickly. Half of them sold within 1 hour to major vintage comc flippers and were immediately reposted for 200% to 300% of what I sold them for. I have no problem with that--I got a reasonable price without eBay/Pwcc fees. Here's the thing I don't get: even with heavy discounts, these cards can be had for much less on eBay bin. What's the angle? I think this creates the museum effect, which I didn't find with comc 1-2 years ago.
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Old 04-14-2017, 05:38 AM
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My experience (mjohnatgt) is that sellers get the best volume of sales when they're running a sale on the site. I run sales anywhere between 30-50% off, and consider offers down to the site minimum of 50% off. I accept probably 75% of all offers that come in, and I normally counter-offer any I don't accept. So if I buy a card to flip on site, I have to double or triple the price on it so that when it sells during a sale, I don't lose money on it. There are many times where those cards sell through eBay or Amazon at full price, even when I'm running a sale on COMC for 40% off. COMC sales do not propagate pricing to eBay or Amazon. So I could have a card with a regular price of $100 on COMC discounted to $60. It will actually show up on eBay as $110 because they embed the shipping/insurance cost on cards over $25 into the card price, so that they can claim they offer free shipping.

For the OP, obviously the guy who is charging you 3 cents extra is a jerk. Some people don't accept their minimum offers on every card because they don't want to lose money on a specific card. COMC keeps track of what you bought each card for, so you can see if you turn a profit on it. Some people hate taking a loss on any card; I have actually taken a loss of $100 on a card before on COMC. It was a Johnny Manziel auto card that I had sent to Beckett. So if someone offers me a half price offer on a card I spent more on, I might counter them to just over my purchase price.

On the flip side, I've bought many cards on COMC for 10% of what I have them listed for on COMC. Most of those I either bought in a liquidation "port" sale for 10-20% of the entire lot price so I have a lot of profit embedded, or I have picked them up when sellers run sales on their cards from 75-90% off. People have different strategies. I have no problem accepting half off offers for those cards.
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What is COMC ?
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