Trying to work eBay Bucks almost cost me money.

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Revenant

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Around the time I ordered that Lunar Monkey coin for Ben's birthyear I saw that a seller had listed 5 2019 Lunar 2 Pig coins that had the Early Release label. That was pretty much exactly what I wanted for Sam's year as an equivalent piece. One of the five sold almost immediately but there were four left and I felt pretty safe with that and I decided to wait and see if I could hold out for a 5% eBay bucks deal - always nice if you can pick up some cashback on things, right?

About a week later 2 other coins sold in rapid succession and, at that point, I decided to stop waiting and pick up one of the last two - $2 in eBay bucks wasn't worth possibly missing out on what I wanted.

Shortly after I bought mine - within a few days anyway - the seller listed 5 more of them for sale, but increased the price from $50 to $55. The price increase is more than twice what I was hoping I might be able to snag in eBay bucks for next month.

So I got lucky this time, but holding out and hoping I could game things very nearly cost me an extra $5. O.o

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I don't know if it's supply chain disruptions or production disruptions because of Covid-19, or everyone spending their Stimulus and bonus unemployment, or what, but it feels like a lot of the things I want to try to pick up for fun for us and Ben & Sam are sold out lately. Target has sold out of the nerf guns we got recently and now they sold out of the smaller nerf pistols I was looking at. They've sold out of the water guns we got before - I was going to get more of both so more of us could all play together with the grandparents and uncles. Amazon is out of the baby shark toys like what my mother got Sam (which they were fighting over) - all three colors of it… I don’t know that I’ve ever seen this before.

 

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Nice score on the coins....Congrat's. My grandson must have a dozen or so nerf guns from small pistols to canon looking things....if there is ever a war fought with nerf's he sure will be the winner.

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23 hours ago, Iceman said:

Nice score on the coins....Congrat's. My grandson must have a dozen or so nerf guns from small pistols to canon looking things....if there is ever a war fought with nerf's he sure will be the winner.

Thanks! When I first started looking there were no MS70 NGC graded Pigs out there, then this seller came out with some and they were Early Releases on top of it all, and I like ER labels for my premie.

We have quite a collection now too with three big drum / clip loaders, two single-shot rifles and two little one-shot pistols. I was hoping to get at least 1 more big gun and some revolving barrel handguns.

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17 hours ago, Revenant said:

Thanks! When I first started looking there were no MS70 NGC graded Pigs out there, then this seller came out with some and they were Early Releases on top of it all, and I like ER labels for my premie.

We have quite a collection now too with three big drum / clip loaders, two single-shot rifles and two little one-shot pistols. I was hoping to get at least 1 more big gun and some revolving barrel handguns.

It sure sounds like you did great on finding these beauty's ...It's always wonderful when you can put a set together that has all the same labels on them .I have been thinking of sending my best coins in my set to have them in all matching slabs and labels... it just makes them all look better ..In my opinion.  

Well if we ever go into an nerf war we will be sure to call on you and your son's to band together and defeat our enemies....(thumbsu 

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4 hours ago, Iceman said:

I have been thinking of sending my best coins in my set to have them in all matching slabs and labels... it just makes them all look better ..In my opinion.  

I completely agree. Because of some of your recent posts I'm considering using some of the $500 credit I got to get my whole 10G set (8 coins) put in scratch resistant holders. :) I think that would be awesome.

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2 hours ago, Revenant said:

I completely agree. Because of some of your recent posts I'm considering using some of the $500 credit I got to get my whole 10G set (8 coins) put in scratch resistant holders. :) I think that would be awesome.

They would look totally awesomeif you did ...it gives you the sense of the set  being more spectacular even if they are already.....:applause::applause::applause::applause: 

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24 minutes ago, Iceman said:

They would look totally awesomeif you did ...it gives you the sense of the set  being more spectacular even if they are already.....:applause::applause::applause::applause: 

Yup. I've made the comment to my wife several times in years past that I'd love to get the whole set re-holdered to match each other as a complete set. The only things that had me on the fence with it are that 1) several of them are in old fatty holders, and, to some, that ups the value, and 2) I'm still missing 2 coins / dates. If I get this done now I'm not guaranteed to have the last two coins in the same holder, but that would still be way more consistent in appearance than what I have now.

BTW, on the nerf guns, what is that line from Game of Thrones? "I wish you luck in the wars that are to come." lol 

 

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I always wondered about if the old fattys really added values to the coins..I know people collect them and maybe NGC was very conservative then they graded coins then ...I've seen that before. Maybe you should wait until you have the whole set completed then send them in to be reholdered ...I guess that would be a better move. 

I have to take a picture of his arsenal when I go to see him in the next few days.....(thumbsu 

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Nice coins - I only have the Series 1 lunar set, every now and then I consider sending them for grading and then never get around to it.

My worry would be getting a mixture of 69's and 70's and then not having a matched set, which would mean I would then have to find more coins and then the labels wouldn't match either!

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15 hours ago, ColonialCoinsUK said:

My worry would be getting a mixture of 69's and 70's and then not having a matched set, which would mean I would then have to find more coins and then the labels wouldn't match either!

Yeah, we're quite the obsessive bunch, aren't we? My Lunar 1 and partial Lunar 2 set are a mix of 69s and 70s. Mostly 69s but I picked up a couple of 70s along the way when it meant something to me or I caught a deal. I don't let such things bug me in part because I like 70s when I can get them but I'm just not willing to pay much of a premium for it usually.

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