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AITA?: Ebay'ers asking your opinion on raw card condition?

ndleondleo Posts: 4,039 ✭✭✭✭✭

I receive several questions a month about my opinion about raw cards I sell on ebay. The cards I sell are modern. I scan the both sides of the card in a penny sleeve with an Epson V550. If there is an obvious defect, I either don't list or call it out, otherwise I use NM-MT to be conservative.

Most of the questions come from newbies with less than 200 feedback. I don't want to be a jerk, but even if I think the card is really nice I am hesitant to say so with ebay's seller unfriendly return policies. I think their real question is "Do you think it will a pull a 10?"

Am I overreacting? How do you respond to this question?

Mike

Comments

  • RonSportscardsRonSportscards Posts: 735 ✭✭✭✭

    "Seller does not accept returns."

  • RufussCkingstonRufussCkingston Posts: 1,444 ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 20, 2023 4:46PM

    50-199 feedback is a newbie?

    I'd suggest not scanning them in the penny sleeve, as that can be an obstruction to a perfect view dependin on the light source reflection and imperfections on the sleeve (looks like scratches).

    As for the questions, are they asking for a number grade? NM-MT is still an 8. Technically NM-MT is NOT an official recognized condition descriptor based on eBay's new guidelines. You can see them here

    https://pages.ebay.com/cardconditions/

  • TabeTabe Posts: 5,905 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @RonSportscards said:
    "Seller does not accept returns."

    Doesn't apply to items that don't match the description.

  • ndleondleo Posts: 4,039 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 20, 2023 6:49PM

    I'm actually going to take the NM-MT off all the listings. I checked out some of the larger consignors and they don't even list a condition or go with excellent. Some won't even answers questions or one in case state that if you want a Gem Mint card, buy a Gem Mint card. I guess if it works for them,

    I am also debating if the 10% FVF discount is worth the 30-day return policy. The savings is small and I don't think being a Top Rated Seller Plus makes a difference to most buyers.

    Mike
  • daltexdaltex Posts: 3,461 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ndleo said:
    I'm actually going to take the NM-MT off all the listings. I checked out some of the larger consignors and they don't even list a condition or go with excellent. Some won't even answers questions or one in case state that if you want a Gem Mint card, buy a Gem Mint card. I guess if it works for them,

    I am also debating if the 10% FVF discount is worth the 30-day return policy. The savings is small and I don't think being a Top Rated Seller Plus makes a difference to most buyers.

    I think that's the reasonable thing to do. I'm not sure eBay appreciates sellers grading cards not certified by an approved service. YMMV.

  • RonSportscardsRonSportscards Posts: 735 ✭✭✭✭

    "See pics for condition"

  • ndleondleo Posts: 4,039 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ironically based on eBay’s standards i can list cards that I wouldn’t before. I think I was getting questions because the cards I listed do look gradable compared to other raw cards listed.

    Mike
  • I’d come up w a standard response. Be polite etc.
    if you’re trying to be a true seller, treat them like real customers. Newbies as you call “them” are only good for your business.
    Just my .02

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