@Kuhlkilla said in Market cracks me up:
@ChArTeRBuS said in Market cracks me up:
I find it hilarious how people always bring this up but have no issue with the even less intelligent “peoples kids” selling you the card at a the bid your putting in.... Shouldn’t all the market gurus be getting on those guys? Taking offers instead of listing a sell order at -1 of the current price seems even more foolish but I haven’t seen that complaint in 5 years.
They are selling it at my bid because they want the stubs, "now now". If i wanted it "now now" i would buy at their price. But it happens over there too. I am trying to get someone to buy my card for $4,000 and instead of someone going down to $3,999 to sell theirs first, they go to $3,000.... leaving $999 stubs on the table and forcing someone else to put the next lowest card at $2,999 to get their own bought first.
Both ways are hilarious. One way, people are spending more stubs than they need to, and another way they are leaving stubs on the table. #economics
That’s true in theory but hear me out. The overbids and underbids are extremely close to “now now” and that’s what people who do this like myself are trying to achieve. I over bid quite often but not at a foolish extreme, I just don’t consider 4000 - 4300/4500 a foolish extreme. Buying him for 5200 would be, as would selling him for 4001 when I can instantly get 4800. People still do both when they could essentially achieve “sell now” or “buy now” at a much better rate in almost the exact same time. At the end of it all I take a 400 stubs loss that I’ve earned back during a showdown that I get to play while not bidding so I make that choice more often than not.
If you want to talk comedy, the guys bidding 71,002 on a downgraded 92 Dwight Evans when there’s a 99 for 22,500 take the crown, Honus collection or not I can smell the Mountain Dew from here.