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Easton Press Collection for Sale

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Dec 5, 2017, 6:51pm Top

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Dec 5, 2017, 7:46pm Top

This is a discussion forum. Try ebay or abe.com or amazon for sales.

Dec 5, 2017, 8:40pm Top

To add to jroger's response, all of us here either already have established collections and would only have interest in cherry picking what you have, or are just starting a collection and would not likely be capable of pursuing such a large set all at once, especially not at auction prices.

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Dec 6, 2017, 7:18am Top

>4 supercell: Don't you think there would be more interest in these books if they were posted on eBay instead of some random auction house website? This place is only 50 miles from me and I search the internet for Easton Press books daily and have never encountered this auction. Perhaps jroger1's advice could be very helpful to Mr. Bullock. Of course I don't know if it's possible to collect his 20% finders fee on eBay, so instead he'll spam online forums for advertisements.

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Edited: Dec 6, 2017, 7:56am Top

>6 supercell: You are absolutely correct. The difference between eBay and Mr. Bullock though, is that eBay takes a fee from the selling price while Mr. Bullock tacks on a 20% fee to the selling price. Not to single out Mr. Bullock as I'm sure most auction houses perform similarly, but this is a shady tactic, in my opinion, and is in place to trick people into spending more money.

At any rate, their marketing only caught my attention by spamming this forum, which is scummy. I would feel differently if he made a single post/topic announcing the auction to the group and wanted to have a discussion, but once he started posting in numerous threads it became really off-putting. If you want to garner a friendly conversation with a collector's group, this is not the way to go about doing it.

Dec 6, 2017, 11:47am Top

>5 Eastoner:

I actually already found this auction listing due to their successful advertisement placement on Facebook.

Not gonna lie, I was hoping the auction info didn't find its way here so that I didn't have as much competition :P

Dec 6, 2017, 5:39pm Top

Kind of morbid to see collections like these... completely unopened...

Anyways, plenty to bid on - I will watch a couple but I've never ended up with good deals on these types of auctions. Always felt they harbor shill bidding but we'll see what the final prices bring

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Edited: Dec 6, 2017, 9:32pm Top

I think they definitely have shills, I tried bidding on a book that was 17 dollars, then I was immediately outbid to 75 dollars. This happened with several items, and I know it wasn't automatic bidding because there were delays between some of the bids on all the items.

Dec 7, 2017, 12:03pm Top

I would be interested in bidding on many of these, but tacking on an additional 20% will keep me away. No thanks!

Dec 7, 2017, 12:41pm Top

These guys seem shady for sure. I agreed 20% is a lot to tack on

Dec 7, 2017, 12:58pm Top

>13 GOBOGIE: I prefer to buy from EP, eBay, Amazon, and ABE Books since I can trust them and they are reputable.

Dec 7, 2017, 1:32pm Top

15-30% is the typical premium. Every auction house is this way. You just have to figure that price in when placing your bid. Also don't forget to add shipping. Good luck to anyone that participates.

Dec 7, 2017, 4:04pm Top

>15 Wootle:

Stay away from my auctions Wootle! :P

Dec 7, 2017, 4:17pm Top

>16 mortalalliance:

I'm not touching them. I spent way to much on EP this last couple of weeks. I need a breather.

Dec 7, 2017, 5:17pm Top

20% is a fairly standard buyer's premium on auction sales. Whenever I bid at auctions, I keep my final offer price at half of what I'm willing to pay in order to cover the buyer's premium + tax + shipping and handling. I've won about a quarter of the auctions I've entered and have paid what I feel are reasonable prices.

Dec 8, 2017, 10:30am Top

I’ve never bought from an auction before. Appreciate everybody’s feedback! Gives me something to think about.

Jan 12, 9:22pm Top

So who bought what and for what price? Curious minds want to know.

Jan 12, 11:36pm Top

>20 Wootle:

I gave up after the first several auctions I was watching/participating in reached or exceeded typical eBay sale prices.

Jan 12, 11:44pm Top

>21 mortalalliance:

That is my experience when I used to participate in coin auctions online. 95% of the time they exceeded ebay prices, and you could never ascertain the exact condition because of the poor photos.

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