"Yes, that's a point I've made in the past. Whatever the scarcity of an item may be, it's a fairly good bet that if it's a modern release and it's been scalped to hell and back, there's going to be a race to the bottom.…"
"The problem with hosting a private forum where you will discuss things outside "general sales" (ostensibly in an attempt to keep certain sales/deals away from scalpers and the like) is two-fold.
(a) It creates a "have / have not"…"
"This - selling "pre-order slots" requires a whole number of links that could fail at any point. Was the release delayed? Do you trust the seller/buyer enough? Is there liability protection in the event that the pre-order is pushed back…"
"Of course people are turning a blind eye -- the last two years have cultivated a kind of "fever" (for lack of a better word) in people who are looking to flip everything; we're seeing it on this board in spades. The problem is, once…"
"Scammers get away with this kind of behavior because:
(a) It's completely unregulated; there are very few people willing to go to the time and effort to track these people down, and short of a major scheme that defrauds tens of thousands out of…"
"Yeah, that article doesn't really explain much. For all we know, people bought it because it had variant covers that looked good on a desktop, not that it was "digitally autographed" (and let's be real here, it's just an…"
"Personally, I don't touch anything Clinton-signed unless it's also inscribed to the prior recipient - much harder to fake. I'm a bit suspect on this - what letterhead was it signed on? The Clinton Foundation?"
"^ This - it's a one-of-a-kind piece. Murray's elusive enough as it is - I wouldn't be willing to risk it on the offchance that one of the two links OP quoted (either OfficialPix or Chase himself) screw up."
"Yes, and it's far from the only example -- there was even a video posted by a channel I watch frequently that delves into the same phenomenon (and it was posted today, to boot!).
Think I mentioned it on another forum, but there are shill…"
"Yeah, I'm not surprised - sounds like there was an extreme backlog of overfilled orders they had to sift through. I purchased a copy right before I posted it here -- I have no worries about it arriving, as they've always been good."
"I bought a BGS 10 Pristine RJ Barrett card from him a few months back (part investment piece / part want for PC) - didn't have any problems at the time, but I'm aware that there are concerns about shill bidding and shadiness regarding some…"
"I'd be mindful - HRC has done autopen bookplates before. It was thanks to this forum that I discovered a copy of Hard Choices that was apparently signed on a legit bookplate (specific to the book) was a known autopen style."