Since Kurt mentioned a BIN item in the last thread and it appears that such items don’t constitute an “outing” of an item, the same dealer has two other BIN postings which really annoy me. I'm referring to the Outer Limits pack and display box. These are OPC (Canadian), items. Now, I collect mostly Canadian items so I’d be very happy to acquire these. However, I would guess that many people here who collect packs and boxes might prefer the Topps versions. To a prospective buyer, it would be bloody nice to have this information to make a choice. Notice that there are no scans of the back of the pack or bottom of the box which might serve to help you out. GAI certainly had no clue what they were doing when grading the pack and the grading label for the box is not visible. Since I had contacted this dealer about these items in the past, I know he is aware that these are Canadian issues. I find it very misleading. What do you think?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-Outer-Limi ... Sw9NdXqnRe
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-OUTER-LIMI ... xyu0BRfHEZ
Terry - I understand your annoyance.
I see similar (although much less expensive) items frequently in many advertising arenas. In the genre of automobiles which I collect, there are at least 5 different sets which are called "Antique Cars", and at least 10 different sets which are called "Sports Cars". I now have them all complete, but when trying to complete, I got very aggravated at insufficient information. I finally got tired of asking for information. If the vendor cannot describe the product sufficiently accurately for me to know when he/she is selling, then the vendor does NOT need my business!
And I really don't know if the cause is ignorance or arrogance, but the end result is the same!
I even get slightly annoyed when a set of Firefighters is listed, but the back type is not listed (and no pictures of the backs).
And of course, there are the various older sets which have different backs, and only the fronts are pictured.