Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Ebay and Shipping
The great conundrum of my return to card collecting is the fact that if I want to buy a handful of Mets off of ebay, I wind up paying more (sometimes 2x 3x more!) for shipping than for the cards themselves!
This is frustrating, and ultimately makes me question why I do this in the first place. I know some of you buy cards elsewhere (sportlots? comc?) but I don't really know how those work, and don't really know if I'll feel the same way there! Since I try to follow a budget, and also am quite haphazard in my colleting tastes, I struggle with my approach to building my collection. Right now, it's old Mets that have me intrigued, and I've bought 4-5 small lots from ebay in the past few weeks.
So, help me out here... is this a terrible approach? I don't feel like chasing down auto's and relics from the past 10 years - and I seem to get more joy at looking over these old cards and learning about my favorite team's past.
Thanks for reading, and here are the backs, if you'd like to look them over!