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#2014348 - 01/03/13 10:46 AM Question about Joe's Vintage Sportscards
vintagetoppsguy
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I've bought from Joe's many times and the service is always excellent and the prices are reasonable. They usually price their cards a little more than VCP, but I don't mind paying a bit extra for the large detailed scans, fast secure shipping (everything they ship is boxed) and excellent customer service. There is a card I want to purchase from them, but the price is more than double VCP. Should I email them and ask them if they made a mistake while pricing the card? I don't want to offend them. Any thoughts?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1956-Topps-15-Er...=item20ce0c4953

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#2014349 - 01/03/13 10:56 AM Re: Question about Joe's Vintage Sportscards [Re: vintagetoppsguy]
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I don't think there's anything wrong with asking them if they're willing to accept what you're willing to spend. They'll either say no, give you a counter offer or they'll accept it.

It's a hell of a card! I wouldn't think twice about asking.

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#2014351 - 01/03/13 11:06 AM Re: Question about Joe's Vintage Sportscards [Re: gaugman]
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There's no pricing data for an SGC 84 (7), but two other PSA 7s sold in 2012 for $122.50 and $121.38. You'd think the SGC counterpart would be somewhere in that ballpark.

I'd be willing to even go up to $150-$160, but can't see paying $270. I'll shoot him an email and see what he says.
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#2014352 - 01/03/13 11:16 AM Re: Question about Joe's Vintage Sportscards [Re: vintagetoppsguy]
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My experiences with Tim have shown that he doesn't budge much. If he made a mistake in price, he will definitely correct it otherwise that will be prettty much the price.

Edited by cammb (01/03/13 11:17 AM)

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#2014401 - 01/04/13 03:45 AM Re: Question about Joe's Vintage Sportscards [Re: cammb]
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I have found that when he has cards that are absolutely dead centers (like the Banks) then the price tends to go up. He had a 55 Mays a while back that I was drooling over. Made several attempts (lower cash offer, trade offer, trade and cash offer) to no avail.....sigh
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#2014402 - 01/04/13 03:57 AM Re: Question about Joe's Vintage Sportscards [Re: Toledo Mudhen]
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Tim is the guy in the Chicago office, Joe is located in FL and calls the shots... I have also purchased from them, nice cards. They now offer ungraded cards, but they are close to high beckett prices.
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#2014406 - 01/04/13 07:18 AM Re: Question about Joe's Vintage Sportscards [Re: oneofthree67]
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I emailed them and Tim's response was "Thanks for the email. This is just a nice Banks and we feel it's under valued in this condition."

It's their card and I respect their decision and appreciate their fast response to my question, but I just can't pay 2X VCP for a fairly common card. If it were a rare T card that or something different, I could understand. However, for that price I could buy 2 PSA 7 Banks cards (and still have a bit left over), send them into SGC for cross over and keep the best one.

Oh well, it didn't hurt to ask.
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#2014415 - 01/04/13 10:30 AM Re: Question about Joe's Vintage Sportscards [Re: vintagetoppsguy]
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I agree it did not hurt to ask.

I think he will sell it eventually at a price close to what he wants
or maybe he will come down more. But it is a nice one. Good
luck with the Banks.

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#2014416 - 01/04/13 12:08 PM Re: Question about Joe's Vintage Sportscards [Re: aconte]
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Worth a shot.

I will say this that is the kind of card that does well on BIN's on ebay, I am amazed how many of my cards do sell and many above VCP. Cant blame a seller for trying to get as much as they can for a card.

I would just wait for the next nice one to come up for auction, to common of a card to not wait for a better deal. Let someone else pay the premium.

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#2014441 - 01/04/13 05:06 PM Re: Question about Joe's Vintage Sportscards [Re: SMtJoy]
Mintacular
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Sweet Banks but that is a dp and not worth x2 VCP. Joes usually does not negotiate much more than 10% off from list price from my experience
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