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Old 01-20-2012, 03:17 PM
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While the title may have a sarcastic tone, this thread isn't. There's been an abundance of "bad experience" threads lately, and not many on the positive side.

Don't you love it when some one contacts you out of the blue because they have a card they think you want? No auction; no competition; just a friendly message and a fair price. Now this isn't the first time this has happened to me, but it is the latest. I recently received the following PM:
"I was just looking at your set and see you don't have a Huggins (port) I have one I'd be willing to sell if your interested?"
Friggin' awesome. This one was an absolute beauty and I'm super excited to have it in my collection. Thanks again, Reg! Anyone else have similar experiences lately?

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Old 01-20-2012, 03:22 PM
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I actually did this with a card I had and sent it to a board member as a birthday present. Don't know when his birthday is amd didn't care. He was looking for cards so I sent one he needed no strings attached. The only stipulation was that he enjoyed the card.
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:25 PM
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Great idea!

Surprises like that are always the best part of the hobby.. so many to name...

A fellow board member named Andrew messaged me saying he had a nadja that would fit my collection. Instead of going with the "I'm not looking to part with it, but if you blow my mind I'll consider selling it" route, he actually did it a fair way. He said he wasn't going to sell it anyone else, and said it belonged in my collection. I offered him a pretty fair price, and he was cool with it. Best transaction ever; there wasn't even any negotiating to get me to up my price. It even happened two weeks before Christmas?


Rob D was patient with me as I gathered my funds up to pay for his e107 Lajoie. He even had other suitors that I'm sure would have paid much more quickly, but I do appreciate the patience.

Leon and I had a 6 month back and forth on a certain card, and I appreciate him keeping the window open in the end so I could purchase it! Most people would have probably ignored mee after a little One of my fav cards.
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:28 PM
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I'll add a feel good story.

In Iggy's trade game thread (itself a feel good story. Thanks, Iggyman), brianp-beme sent me the Geo Kelly W517 for free, out of the blue, after realizing he already had one.

thanks again, Brian.

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Old 01-20-2012, 03:30 PM
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He said he wasn't going to sell it anyone else, and said it belonged in my collection. I offered him a pretty fair price, and he was cool with it. Best transaction ever; there wasn't even any negotiating to get me to up my price.
I had a VERY similar experience with Lee. I was looking through his set registry and saw a miscut name on top that I REALLY liked. His comment was almost identical to that... it belonged in my collection. I offered him a price I thought was fair and it was mine.

And Johnny V. also sent me a card for my collection simply because I told him about an auction that he ended up winning.

Those are just a few experiences... some great guys here on N54.

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Old 01-20-2012, 03:45 PM
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Unfortunately, it is our society as a whole. Everyone looks for the negative. The media/news keeps pushing it at us, over and over every day. Right before Xmas I went to my local lunch diner and my bill was $12. I gave the lady at the counter a $100 and said that I didn't want any change, just treat the next several people to lunch. She looked at me as if I had three heads and said that was the "weirdest" request she had ever gotten. Really?? You can't just do anything positive any more without being evaluated for mental health or some kind of ulterior motive.

Sad that it has come to this, but we all have the power to change it!!!
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:54 PM
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Several great experiences on here.

Tim traded two trickier to find 649 backs and backed off a few auctions to help complete my run.

Bill Brown offered up the last two 649s I needed in exchange for two of my doubles. One is back with him now and the second one is in the works

Myself and Johnny V have backed off a few error cards & rare backs to help each other out. I get as much enjoyment watching great people like him get the cards they collect as I do getting them myself.

For the most part, you guys rock!
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I had a great experience with a board member. He advertised a T205 I wanted. We negotiated a price and I sent him my address. At first he thought I was trying to pull something, but then finally said, "We can just meet somewhere in town and I'll give it to you rather than ship it." It turned out we lived in the same town and didn't even know each other! We chatted for almost an hour and now it turns out I've made a collecting friend through this board.
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David, where do you live in Socal?
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I had a VERY similar experience with Lee. I was looking through his set registry and saw a miscut name on top that I REALLY liked. His comment was almost identical to that... it belonged in my collection. I offered him a price I thought was fair and it was mine.

And Johnny V. also sent me a card for my collection simply because I told him about an auction that he ended up winning.

Those are just a few experiences... some great guys here on N54.
I hate to one-up people, but Lee once sent me a card for free, just because I had said something about it in a thread. Others have done the same - Bill Cornell, Jacklitsch (Steve), and a few others.
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