IS ANYONE MAKING ANY MONEY OUT HERE???

IS ANYONE MAKING ANY MONEY OUT HERE???

Post by endo.. » Thu, 21 Nov 1996 04:00:00



     I'm getting ready to plunge into the internet baseball card business
and I'm wondering what the market is like.  I've been reading through the
handful of sports card related newsgroups for about a week now, and I've
noticed the disparity of selling posts as opposed to buying posts.  (About
25:1)

     Is anyone making any money out here?  I know it's a buyer's market
and the prices are low, but are people buying?  I would appreciate input
from the big dealers to the regular guys just trying to make a few bucks
off of some of their extra cards.

     Thank you,

     Mike

 
 
 

IS ANYONE MAKING ANY MONEY OUT HERE???

Post by Lynne Pryo » Thu, 21 Nov 1996 04:00:00


I'm not getting a new Beemer anytime soon, but FWIW on the 25:1 posts..
If I'm looking for a card, I go looking for it rather than wait for
someone else do the looking for me. Besides there really isn't any way to
judge by the subject, some people post a WTD, WTTF, WB, card?, etc..  
Good luck!
Lynne
http://www3.beckett.com/userpages/andymoog.html

 
 
 

IS ANYONE MAKING ANY MONEY OUT HERE???

Post by kkrause.. » Thu, 21 Nov 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

>  Is anyone making any money out here?  I know it's a buyer's market
>and the prices are low, but are people buying?  I would appreciate input
>from the big dealers to the regular guys just trying to make a few bucks
>off of some of their extra cards.

Barely, but I am.  Of course, I no longer break any wax with the exception
of non-sports, where I can still get my money back and then some out of a
box.  Our main business on the net is wholesale distribution, and even
though our mark-up is low, or volume makes up for it.  I've always wanted
to be big in the singles market, but I can not afford it, so I make a
conscious decision a couple years ago that I was done breaking stuff.  In
fact, to keep my customers happy and my cash flow better, I buy my single
cards that my customer's need off the net.  They drop off their lists and
go home.  I buy the cards, make a decent mark-up, and my customer gets
exactly what they want.  Meantime, I don't waste any time or space
opening, sorting, and storing ***that will never sell (ps, anyone want
some ProSet commons?).  It's the best of both worlds, I get to have my
cake and eat it too, something you usually don't get to do.

Kato

Kato Krause's Kard Kage                 Hours:   Mon-Sat 10am-9pm
1777 South Park Ave                                    Sun 12noon-8pm
Buffalo, New York 14220                  Phone & Fax (716) 824-5555
http://www.FoundCollection.com/

 
 
 

IS ANYONE MAKING ANY MONEY OUT HERE???

Post by tom hu » Thu, 21 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


>Subject: IS ANYONE MAKING ANY MONEY OUT HERE???
>Date: 20 Nov 1996 08:32:58 GMT
>     I'm getting ready to plunge into the internet baseball card business
>and I'm wondering what the market is like.  I've been reading through the
>handful of sports card related newsgroups for about a week now, and I've
>noticed the disparity of selling posts as opposed to buying posts.  (About
>25:1)
>     Is anyone making any money out here?  I know it's a buyer's market
>and the prices are low, but are people buying?  I would appreciate input
>from the big dealers to the regular guys just trying to make a few bucks
>off of some of their extra cards.
>     Thank you,
>     Mike

I've never really made any money selling baseball cards. But my experiences
probably vary greatly from others since my cards aren't anything to get
e***d about. But if I can make a few bucks selling some doubles I don't
even want, you can make it with the right cards.

Tom