Here's my little story. A while back I noticed a Logan Couture Dominion Printing Plate 1/1 on eBay. I already have a printing plate from that set, but it's always good to add more, as they are pretty unique collectibles. The seller was asking a pretty high price for it, and nobody was biting. So I kept it on my watch list for a few months just to track it.
As it wasn't selling, the seller decided to drop the price on it. It went kept going down until it reached a decently low Buy It Now price... but still no takers (including me!) Truthfully, printing plates have definitely lost popularity over the years as more and more of them come out. But anyways, I could see that it would be frustrating to have a card you think would be a fast seller just sitting for a long time.
One day I noticed that the seller decided to just put it at auction with a .99 cent starting price. I figured that would be my time to jump on it. And yes, I did win the card at auction...
...for under $13.
As you can imagine, I was pretty excited! I probably would have been happy getting it for over $20, but at $13, it was a definite steal.
The seller 370 positive feedbacks with a 100% rating on eBay. To me that tells me the seller is a regular old card collector like myself who just sells cards he or she doesn't need on eBay for some extra money. Usually feedback like this would make me feel pretty confident.
Well, as I was checking my purchase history a few days ago, I noticed something about the auction link. It said the user was 'no longer registered'.
Does this mean I will not get my card? It has been almost a month with no communication from the seller. The seller is located in another country (not Canada by the way), so I'm not sure how I could go about figuring this all out. I'm not sure if the hassle of contacting eBay or other resources is worth my time for a $13 item.
But it's just too bad that things like this happen. Still, being as the card is coming from another country, it may just still be in transit. I really hope that's the case.
If it comes, you'll be the first to know!
I wonder, though, did this seller quit eBay because of this Couture selling price? That can't be it, can it?
Have you had any bad eBay experiences? Or have you ever done wrong on eBay? I'd love to know about it in the comments section!