Recently I sort of stumbled upon a new way to buy cards cheaply on eBay. How cheap? For less than the price of a postage stamp in most cases and I didn’t even have to leave the house!
If you’re in a similar situation (my closest card shop is about an hour away), you’ve probably explored new ways to purchase cards in a cost-effective manor. In my explorations, I began purchasing cards of Bryce Harper for my personal collection for $.99 with free shipping using the Buy It Now option. Then one day I thought I’d take a shot at some auctions that a seller had started at a penny but these also had the perk of free shipping. So, I bid $1 thinking that in a worst-case scenario I wouldn’t be paying anymore than normal but there would a chance of me saving a few cents if I won the card for less than my $1 bid.
As luck would have it, I won one of the auctions for less than $1. I don’t remember the exact price but this buying method struck a nerve.
For whatever reason I stopped using this method for a little while. However, I’ve recently started using this again and I’ve expanded my searches to include other players I collect such as Frank Thomas, Brooks Robinson, and Manny Machado.
It’s working, too! I’ve been able to get a few steals and I’m loving it!
Here are some of my recent purchases:
Bryce Harper: 35 cents
Manny Machado: 38 cents
Brooks Robinson: 17 cents
Frank Thomas: 30 cents
I was able to get all four of these cards delivered to my house for $1.20! That’s a bargain for any card collector with the way the card shops have dried up.
Give this method a whirl. I’m sure you’ll get a few bargains here and there.