Not a Fan of New eBay Authenticity Guarantee
Just received some cards purchased on eBay from Greg Morris that went through eBay’s new “Authenticity Guarantee”.
From my perspective all this service really does is add cost (extra shipping charges due to sending the card off to Florida first), delay the time it takes to get the card and then encapsulates raw cards in a Card Saver I with a fancy seal on the back which cannot be broken if you want to have the guarantee honored. But for those who build sets and put the cards in 9-pocket pages you have to break the seal and nullify your the guarantee to do so.
I’m not interested in displaying cheaply encapsulated cards in eBay magnetic holders.
This service would make much more sense as an optional choice that could be selected at checkout by the buyer, and for which eBay could charge a small fee to perform.
In my case, between Greg Morris’ expertise and my own experience I don’t really get any additional value from a guarantee, especially one that I am going to have to nullify in order to store the cards in the way that I wish to keep them.
One vote against this mandated benefit being forced on us by eBay