What's odd is that I've yet to see him bidding on any Pokemon cards before the ones in this bunch ... but he's won DOZENS of Beatles-themed auctions, tapes, CDs, record jackets (without records), albums, 45's, 8-tracks, thimbles, music boxes, books, figures, press release photos, cards, keychains, stamps, buttons, posters, etc. etc. etc. ... all in the past month or so. I'm amazed ... I wonder if he has a "retro shop" somewhere, or if he's just obsessed! The sheer volume of what this guy's picked up (and, at the minimum bid mostly) is truly impressive.
I mean, I've bought a lot of stuff on eBay, but it's largely based on a combination of my being too cheap to BUY the Pokemon cards at retail and "enjoying the hunt" ... I don't think I've ever gotten something there for "sentimental reasons" (OK, I have paid more than I really wanted to for a couple of particularly rare cards once or twice) ... and this guy's devotion to Beatles stuff is an eye-opener. I guess I've gotten a lot of cards for a penny a piece, but this guy has quite a pile of unchallenged low bids!
Ah ... now, looking at the few things when he's come in over an existing bid, it looks like he goes to an $x.07 bid ... which makes me guess that his opening bid on these penny-start auctions is probably seven cents ... (AHA! finally found an auction where he "fought for it", and his opening bid was 7¢!) ... this is good info to know if I'm going to snag some of these cards.
Yeah, yeah ... like you care!
This guy either has to have a record store or is "made of money" ... because despite all the things he's getting for a penny or 99¢ opening bids, he's paying huge shipping charges ... anywhere from $2 to $5 per item! Heck, at least when I go in on these cards, I keep the shipping costs in the equation ... over the past couple of months this guy must have shelled out three hundred bucks just on the shipping for all this crap he's won!