Friday, April 26, 2019

Going Blind

No the shininess of this Gonzalez Refractor didn't blind me.  I went to the eye doctor this week; he more or less said, dam your getting old!  But this isn't about my eye doctor visit either.  I see less clear than before but I am not going blind.  The post title is about a Sportlots purchase I made.

In a way all your Sportlots purchases are made blind because you never see a scan of the card you are buying.  But I am not quite talking about that either.  I purchased some cards on Sportlots from Mkoates5.  They showed up a few days later with a letter.  (that I wish I saved to scan)  The letter said something along the lines of "Thanks for purchasing from me.  I notice you ordered only Red Sox.  I have allot more Red Sox available." and gave me his email address.

 So I contacted him and he offered to go through my want list and pull anything on it he had and he would sell them for .15 each regardless of if it was an insert, parallel, or whatever. 

I figured .15 a card with zero doubles and I don't even have to look through the inventory to find them, YES PLEASE!!

Pictured are just a tiny portion of the 231 Red Sox cards that received.  It sure was a great haul.


Mark Hoyle said...

Awesome deal

Jon said...

Sounds like a good seller, but also an anomaly on Sportlots, most of the one's that I've dealt with aren't the sort to go out of their way like that, even if it would lead to a bigger sale.

CaptKirk42 said...

Cool deal. A great seller to make an extra effort to customer satisfaction.

Fuji said...

15¢ a card is an awesome deal... especially when you consider they're cards you are looking for.

P.S. That Youkilis is sweet!

Thomas Oates #5 said...

Just back from vacation and catching up on things. Thanks for the shout out. I was happy to help you with your Sox quest. Yeah, I didn't really factor in time when I quoted .15 cents but it was still worth the time and effort. Watching a ballgame and pulling baseball card orders. First world problems :-) Even though it wasn't my project, it did make me happy when I was able to complete sets for you. If anyone else needs help on projects please feel free to reach out to me. ebay username is OATES so you can check my positive feedback since 1998 as a reference. Thanks! Tom