BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,
BTRIPP
btripp

A further update ...

I know, it's just been burning in the backs of your heads ... "how is Brendan doing with those auctions?" ... well, they're still chugging along ... the deals keep adding up, and I'm going to see how long the 1¢ cards will last! The last of them for tonight just closed, so here's where we stand:

                   Total number of auctions won:   44
                   Number of auctions won for 1¢:   27
                   Total cost of all auctions:   $7.66
                   Total value of cards won:   $219.00

I actually went ahead and paid for the first 40 this evening (I guess eBay has a limit on how many auctions can be part of a single transaction, so the last 4 have been showing up separately), so I guess I'm on a new $1.75 base shipping for the new ones. Of the first 40 auctions, 23 went for one cent, for a total card cost of $7.62 (but the shipping came to $11.50, for a total of $19.12) and a "retail value" of $187.00 ... even with that very hefty shipping charge ($1.75 plus 25¢ for each additional card does build up!) we're looking at 10¢ on the dollar (given a few bucks shipping on the retail). I suspect that I'll even be lower than that on this next batch (I'm already bidding on 14) as I'd gone long on some of the early auctions and have more recently just been trying to pick off the 1¢ deals (I could live with having a 40¢ card cost and an $11.50 shipping charge if the retail was pushing two hundred bucks agian!).

Aren't you just thrilled with all this detail?


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