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    So I need a new consigner.....any ideas?

    Well recent claims have been searching for a new consigner. I have reached out to [MENTION=1897]jcmint[/MENTION] but he had not responded. Who else can be trusted? Good rates?

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    Regardless of anything, you will still get the best prices with Probstein. That or try the other of the two giants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George_Calfas View Post
    Well recent claims have been searching for a new consigner. I have reached out to @jcmint but he had not responded. Who else can be trusted? Good rates?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sportscardtheory View Post
    Regardless of anything, you will still get the best prices with Probstein.

    I think the point of this thread is that George would rather not work with someone who is habitually unethical.

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    Reach out to Cavalier Cards in Charlottesville VA. They do a ton of consigning. They are not active on here but are active on BO if you want to hit them up that way.

    They used to be my LCS and I certainly would trust them. No idea on rates through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lancemountain View Post
    I think the point of this thread is that George would rather not work with someone who is habitually unethical.
    Seems to me the issue is people shilling their own ebay consignments. They are the ones lacking ethics. If consignors were to block them as bidders, then they can't bid on anything else the consignor is selling, right? That doesn't seem like sound business. And they certainly can't endlessly cancel bids. It would never end. They have thousands of listings at any given moment. We can't expect them to be able to police everything all the time. To me, ebay consignment shilling is something that can barely be dealt with so it should just be accepted as part of it. It's nearly impossible for consignors to police it without shooting themselves in the feet. I wouldn't personally shill my own consignments, but I certainly get why it happens, and I don't blame the consignors at all. I blame the people doing it. There is almost nothing that can be done about it. It happens with EVERY consignor, so I guess just sell your own stuff if you believe that ebay consignment shilling is defensible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sportscardtheory View Post
    Seems to me the issue is people shilling their own ebay consignments. They are the ones lacking ethics. If consignors were to block them as bidders, then they can't bid on anything else the consignor is selling, right? That doesn't seem like sound business. And they certainly can't endlessly cancel bids. It would never end. They have thousands of listings at any given moment. We can't expect them to be able to police everything all the time. To me, ebay consignment shilling is something that can barely be dealt with so it should just be accepted as part of it. It's nearly impossible for consignors to police it without shooting themselves in the feet. I wouldn't personally shill my own consignments, but I certainly get why it happens, and I don't blame the consignors at all. I blame the people doing it. There is almost nothing that can be done about it. It happens with EVERY consignor, so I guess just sell your own stuff if you believe that ebay consignment shilling is defensible.
    It's basically this for me as well. Unless there is evidence the consignors are bidding up items themselves, I don't have issues with them. I don't expect them to monitor bids. I do expect them to look into things that are reported to them as shady. If they handle those situations well, then that's what matters IMO.

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    Question, why do people use consigners so much in this hobby? I've always just sold my stuff direct without any issues.
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    Why use a consigner and pay a fee? Sell it yourself.

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    My local shop does consignments. Let me know if you want their contact info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 16christensen16 View Post
    Why use a consigner and pay a fee? Sell it yourself.
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    I would just sell on my own Dave (smalltraditions) is the only other I have cosigned with on his auction house and did pretty well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrend505 View Post
    High dollar item, more presence in the hobby. Not have to deal with buyer.
    I disagree. I buy high end items all the time. I could care less if I buy from a consigner or someone with zero feedback. I don't change my amount I bid based on the seller.

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