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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyCorona View Post
    Their article of Tanner meeting Jose is the only thing they've done worth a crap in a while

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    That's the last time I went looking for an issue of Beckett. It was worth it.

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    Got to chime in again. The OP's original point about Beckett's shipping costs is spot on. It's unfortunate that the title of this thread got onto our mailing list, but on the other hand maybe (yeah maybe) someone at Beckett might take notice and do something about the gouging with shipping costs that they allow/encourage on their website. Let me give one concrete example.

    2002 UD Honor Roll Robbie Alomar #42 Silver / 100 - for sale by Burbank
    Ebay = $5.00 for the card and $2.99 shipping
    Beckett = $5.00 for the card and $4.25 shipping (think about that for a minute - $4.25 to safely ship one thin piece of cardboard? Come on).
    Same card, same seller, and one has a 42% higher shipping cost. WTF.

    In this case, I knew that Burbank lists their cards first on Beckett, then later on Ebay. So I just waited until it appeared on Ebay and bought it. No way in hell I was going to sponsor and subsidize this crap from Beckett's site. And also - Beckett makes you log in, then go through like 3 screens, before you can even see what the shipping cost will be. Every time I see a card I want on Beckett I will suck it up and do this, but when I get to the shipping cost, 75% of the time I will back out and say f*ck it. I will wait for it to appear on Ebay. And if I miss out on the card, so be it. End of rant
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    Quote Originally Posted by banjar View Post
    Got to chime in again. The OP's original point about Beckett's shipping costs is spot on. It's unfortunate that the title of this thread got onto our mailing list, but on the other hand maybe (yeah maybe) someone at Beckett might take notice and do something about the gouging with shipping costs that they allow/encourage on their website. Let me give one concrete example.

    2002 UD Honor Roll Robbie Alomar #42 Silver / 100 - for sale by Burbank
    Ebay = $5.00 for the card and $2.99 shipping
    Beckett = $5.00 for the card and $4.25 shipping (think about that for a minute - $4.25 to safely ship one thin piece of cardboard? Come on).
    Same card, same seller, and one has a 42% higher shipping cost. WTF.

    In this case, I knew that Burbank lists their cards first on Beckett, then later on Ebay. So I just waited until it appeared on Ebay and bought it. No way in hell I was going to sponsor and subsidize this crap from Beckett's site. And also - Beckett makes you log in, then go through like 3 screens, before you can even see what the shipping cost will be. Every time I see a card I want on Beckett I will suck it up and do this, but when I get to the shipping cost, 75% of the time I will back out and say f*ck it. I will wait for it to appear on Ebay. And if I miss out on the card, so be it. End of rant
    Excuse my ignorance on this but where is the card shipped from? Directly from the seller or is the Beckett Marketplace shipping the cards?

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    It's funny and somewhat related, I see cards pop up on eBay that are being sold on COMC. They are priced higher on eBay (presumably to cover fees). I see one I want, I jump over to COMC and buy it directly. i'M assuming they don't care either way as long as the card sells, so eBay is just another way to advertise COMC and if they sell a few cards along the way, even better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WCTYSON View Post
    Excuse my ignorance on this but where is the card shipped from? Directly from the seller or is the Beckett Marketplace shipping the cards?
    Directly from the seller


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    I have been frustrated, too, with some of the shipping costs on Beckett Marketplace, but here are a couple of points:

    1. Every year I find about four deals that are so good I don't care what the shipping is.
    2. Several sellers have a free shipping option with a threshold that's not unreasonable. I just recently got free shipping with a $25 order, I believe.

    I also swear that some sellers actually have more reasonable shipping prices, but maybe I'm wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewer Andy View Post
    Directly from the seller


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    ...which doesn't make it a Beckett Aids issue - more of an individual seller Syphilis issue, right?

    Some eBay sellers gouge on shipping too, but is that eBay's fault?

    COMC and Sportslots are probably the best bet, but when buying one or two lower end cards, there really are no "perfect" platforms.

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    Beckett was at one time the source, i am a older collector and before ebay Some cards back in the day were almost impossible to find. Except for shows. High shipping sucks, but if i want the card, its just part of the price of the card to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goobmcnasty View Post
    ...which doesn't make it a Beckett Aids issue - more of an individual seller Syphilis issue, right?

    Some eBay sellers gouge on shipping too, but is that eBay's fault?

    COMC and Sportslots are probably the best bet, but when buying one or two lower end cards, there really are no "perfect" platforms.
    Maybe, although on eBay the seller names his price for shipping. I feel like Beckettís website uses some formula to determine the shipping cost without seller input. Last I checked the website could say shipping was $4.25 and the seller might still send it in a PWE. The sellers werenít able to set their own terms even though they were shipping the cards. That was an issue several years ago, again not sure if thatís changed


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