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Question for you COMC users

I've started using COMC a lot for selling low dollar cards that I simply don't care to list but are a little too valuable to start fires with. I've noticed so many cards that are listed as EX-NM are often times more than a copy without description. Why is that? I've had some good success at cards given the qualifier sell for just under other prices, but is there some strategy that I'm missing here?

Thanks

  • Corey

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  • olb31olb31 Posts: 2,919 ✭✭✭✭✭

    i use them a lot but i have no idea what you are talking about

    Work hard and you will succeed!!
  • RonSportscardsRonSportscards Posts: 792 ✭✭✭✭

    @olb31 said:
    i use them a lot but i have no idea what you are talking about

    I think the OP is referring to this...

    ...where 1 listing shows (Good to VG-EX) and another shows nothing, of the same card.

    I just did my first submission to COMC, and it's my understanding, the processors will evaluate the cards and put a grade on some. Why, I don't know. I think the OP was asking if it was a strategic move, but I don't think the submitter has a say in it, but I'm new to COMC so I'm not really sure.

  • STLKabongSTLKabong Posts: 64 ✭✭✭

    I've only been on there for a few years. My understanding is the used to decline some cards due to condition issues. Now it looks like they plop them in various condition buckets. As to why sellers think the designations indicate a card is better or more valuable than one without any condition designation is beyond me.

  • totallyraddtotallyradd Posts: 926 ✭✭✭

    @RonSportscards thanks for clearing up that confusion. That's correct on COMC designating the condition, not the seller lots of cards would be mislabeled.

    I have a couple of theories why people do it, but I also think it's a little shady. I'm just trying to move cards quickly.

    Here's my port if interested. Nothing spectacular.

    https://www.comc.com/users/totallyradd

    I enjoy the process of it and doing low dollar / low risk flips. I made a quick 30 bucks when there was a hat trick during the World Cup for example. Bought a handful of his cards, quickly marked em up and they all sold before the end of the match. Did the same for Japanese Topps cards in the WBC. Not life changing money by any means, but for entertainment value, you can get a lot of bang for your buck

    Cheers
    Corey

  • olb31olb31 Posts: 2,919 ✭✭✭✭✭

    So i just got about 50 in the other day and I am waiting on 50 more. I bought a 1968 unitas for $28. the card was placed in the nothing pile for condition, like the first cey on the left. When I got the card the right corner was significantly dinged. Now Im not sure when this happened, before or after the pic, but they didn't disclose anything. I am currently trying to get a refund for it.

    Out of 50 cards, if you buy from the ron cey on the left pile, you will get about 10% (5 or so), that will be damaged or have issues to the point they are ungradeable, like a psa 5 or lower. But the great part is the shipping. You get to pick from thousands of dealers and they will ship to you for $5. So I take the good with the bad, knowing that 10% are junk and the rest are nmmt - or better.

    Work hard and you will succeed!!
  • Mickey71Mickey71 Posts: 4,231 ✭✭✭✭

    COMC is too confusing. Yes, a 1973 raw Hank Aaron will have like 4 groups where there are 1-15 cards in them. It's maddening. Plus most have no conditions assigned and many of the scans/pics are not good. It works for some people....just not for me.

  • RonSportscardsRonSportscards Posts: 792 ✭✭✭✭

    @Mickey71 said:
    COMC is too confusing. Yes, a 1973 raw Hank Aaron will have like 4 groups where there are 1-15 cards in them. It's maddening. Plus most have no conditions assigned and many of the scans/pics are not good. It works for some people....just not for me.

    Are you relying on someone else to tell you the grade? I hope not.
    If looking for mint cards, you can probably dismiss the ones under poor-fair.

    And the pics are good. You can zoom, and on your phone you zoom even more with a couple fingers. On PC you can save the pic and zoom more using a pic viewer. Not sure the problem.

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