Monday, July 5, 2021

Bidding Under the Influence #4: Biddus Interruptus

Sometimes, even within the context of what appears to be an automated system, things don't go according to plan.  This is the story of such an event.
Date: June 30, 2021 
Time of Bid: 12:23:31 AM
Cards: 1991 Fleer #29 Michael Jordan, #220 Michael Jordan League Leaders
Price: $3.25 (+ free shipping)
What Was I Thinking?:
I don't know, seemed like a good price for a couple of MJ cards I've never owned.  To get two of them for less than $2.00 apiece, this seemed like a fortunate find.  I made my bid, then went to bed before the auction ended.
I would have been the winner, but when I woke up and checked my email, I found that my winning bid had been canceled.  Bogus.  The reason given was a vague "Out of stock or damaged" excuse.  One more fait accompli in a long line of many.  Shurg. (sic)
To continue the use of Latin phrases, I would have appreciated a mea culpa on the part of seller madhousemerchants, but no such thing happened.  Therefore, I am just left to assume that they are a dirtbag organization run by dunderheads, and they do not deserve your business.
It would have been nice to have those Jordans. 

Caveat emptor.



  1. Bummer. If you can deal with their shipping delays... you can probably get both of those cards for about the same price on COMC.

  2. I call shenanigans. Not the first time I've heard (or seen) an Ebay seller back out of a sale because they didn't get as much as they were expecting. It happened to me with a Carey Price RC last year, and now that card sells for 3-4 x what I would have paid. Bullpucky!