How would you handle slab condition issues?

How would you handle slab condition issues?

Joined: September 3rd, 2008, 1:15 am

April 25th, 2009, 12:41 pm #1

On a recent eBay purchase, the card's SGC holder had a number of minor scratches and rub marks. Clearly the worst slab I've ever seen. In looking back, the flaws are visible on the eBay listing, but I focused on the card and not the slab.
So, does the experienced card seller have an obligation to point out the poor condition of the slab? It's too bad for me? Do you consult with the seller?

What would you do?
John
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Joined: May 15th, 2005, 7:42 pm

April 25th, 2009, 1:14 pm #2

Get the card reslabbed, put it down to experience, and move on.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

April 25th, 2009, 1:44 pm #3

On a recent eBay purchase, the card's SGC holder had a number of minor scratches and rub marks. Clearly the worst slab I've ever seen. In looking back, the flaws are visible on the eBay listing, but I focused on the card and not the slab.
So, does the experienced card seller have an obligation to point out the poor condition of the slab? It's too bad for me? Do you consult with the seller?

What would you do?
John
I would just do what Peter said. It's a $5 issue so wouldn't let it get to me. I will trade anyone on the board one of my top 50 issues for a $5 one.
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Joined: April 14th, 2009, 11:29 pm

April 25th, 2009, 1:49 pm #4

On a recent eBay purchase, the card's SGC holder had a number of minor scratches and rub marks. Clearly the worst slab I've ever seen. In looking back, the flaws are visible on the eBay listing, but I focused on the card and not the slab.
So, does the experienced card seller have an obligation to point out the poor condition of the slab? It's too bad for me? Do you consult with the seller?

What would you do?
John
How "I" would do it is with a hammer... card shouldn't be in the slab in the first place.

Leon and Peter are right, if it's a $5 problem it only remains a problem because you choose to not spend the $5 to rectify the matter.

My method of 'handling' it costs $5 less than theirs...
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Joined: June 23rd, 2003, 12:34 pm

April 25th, 2009, 1:59 pm #5

On a recent eBay purchase, the card's SGC holder had a number of minor scratches and rub marks. Clearly the worst slab I've ever seen. In looking back, the flaws are visible on the eBay listing, but I focused on the card and not the slab.
So, does the experienced card seller have an obligation to point out the poor condition of the slab? It's too bad for me? Do you consult with the seller?

What would you do?
John
I would not consider that an issue
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Joined: September 6th, 2005, 6:50 pm

April 25th, 2009, 2:21 pm #6

On a recent eBay purchase, the card's SGC holder had a number of minor scratches and rub marks. Clearly the worst slab I've ever seen. In looking back, the flaws are visible on the eBay listing, but I focused on the card and not the slab.
So, does the experienced card seller have an obligation to point out the poor condition of the slab? It's too bad for me? Do you consult with the seller?

What would you do?
John
If the slab is cracked or heavily scratched, I think the seller should disclose it in the listing. I personally view the slab as a kind of frame for the card and anything that distracts from the card's presentation should be disclosed.

However, I don't think you should contact the seller over it. I guess I think it isn't worth the time and aggravation.
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Joined: February 15th, 2007, 7:35 pm

April 25th, 2009, 2:28 pm #7

On a recent eBay purchase, the card's SGC holder had a number of minor scratches and rub marks. Clearly the worst slab I've ever seen. In looking back, the flaws are visible on the eBay listing, but I focused on the card and not the slab.
So, does the experienced card seller have an obligation to point out the poor condition of the slab? It's too bad for me? Do you consult with the seller?

What would you do?
John
I think you have two options;

reslab it or free it forever!

There is nothing worse than a scratched up case so I understand your displeasure... but its an easy fix!


marty
Last edited by martyogelvie on April 26th, 2009, 12:26 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: June 19th, 2005, 1:14 am

April 25th, 2009, 3:10 pm #8

On a recent eBay purchase, the card's SGC holder had a number of minor scratches and rub marks. Clearly the worst slab I've ever seen. In looking back, the flaws are visible on the eBay listing, but I focused on the card and not the slab.
So, does the experienced card seller have an obligation to point out the poor condition of the slab? It's too bad for me? Do you consult with the seller?

What would you do?
John
I'd rather have a scratched holder than one with all that sticky gunk on it when sellers use stickers
for pricing. God I hate that. Oh, to answer the question, no a scratched holder doesn't bother me.

Tony A.
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Joined: June 26th, 2007, 2:31 pm

April 25th, 2009, 3:53 pm #9

On a recent eBay purchase, the card's SGC holder had a number of minor scratches and rub marks. Clearly the worst slab I've ever seen. In looking back, the flaws are visible on the eBay listing, but I focused on the card and not the slab.
So, does the experienced card seller have an obligation to point out the poor condition of the slab? It's too bad for me? Do you consult with the seller?

What would you do?
John
If the condition of the holder is important to you then ask the seller for a description of the holder before bidding on the card. Most sellers will he happy to give you a detailed description in order to prevent a problem, but you will likely scare a few and they'll just block you. The best thing to do is to reduce each bid you place by the cost of the reholder. That way it won't matter what the holder looks like. If the holder comes in nice shape then you're ahead of the deal.
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Joined: November 13th, 2008, 6:46 pm

April 27th, 2009, 4:36 pm #10

On a recent eBay purchase, the card's SGC holder had a number of minor scratches and rub marks. Clearly the worst slab I've ever seen. In looking back, the flaws are visible on the eBay listing, but I focused on the card and not the slab.
So, does the experienced card seller have an obligation to point out the poor condition of the slab? It's too bad for me? Do you consult with the seller?

What would you do?
John
You said the slab had minor scrathes and rub marks. Try this before sending it back to PSA. Get two paper towels, bunch one up in a ball and spray an edge with WD-40 and rub the slab vigorously for 10 seconds or so. Wipe immediately with the clean towel and see if the slab has been recovered well enough for you to live with whatever else is left. The WD-40 will surely take off any and all glue residue and most, if not all rub marks and many scratches.

I don't have to say DO NOT spray the slab directly, do I?

One caveat, if you have the older version slab where the white lettering exists on the back of the slab with the PSA logo, the WD-40 WILL take off the white print. Easy to avoid by taping over that area when working on back of the slab stuff.

Short of the above, send it in for $5, easy enough fix, you just have to live without the card for a while.
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