Buying Locally vs. eBay

eBay can be a great place to find sports cards. Especially if you buy in bulk. Individual cards are difficult to justify as reasonably priced since shipping costs (certainly to Canada) are high. With bulk you save on shipping because it is spaced over a larger amount of cards. eBay is also somewhat good for finding cards that are difficult to find locally. But again you will be paying a premium with the shipping costs.

If you are like me, sometimes it is better to look locally for cards. Kijiji can be a great place to look. If you are not a novice, and therefore can easily spot ripoff artists that frequent sites like Kijiji, then the place can be a treasure trove for sports cards. And you have no shipping costs.

For me, today was a perfect example. I picked up over 10,000 cards for $100.00. They are from a collection that a daughter inherited from her father. Because the cards just reminded her if her deceased dad, she wanted them out of her house a.s.a.p. and was willing to almost give them away. i like surprises so I just quickly looked over a couple of the boxes and knew the cards were worth much more than a c-note.

Half the fun of going through cards is not knowing exactly what you have.¬†you never know what you might find. And if it turns out to be just cards you already have in your collection they can be used to trade for cards you don’t have. A winning situation no matter how you look at it.

Here is the stack:

10,000 for $100.00

10,000 for $100.00

If there is anything worth mentioning, I will add a part two to this article. Let the hunt begin…