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Not sure about the Pokemon cards, but I know there's still a market for Magic cards. If you have a game shop in your area (like a specialty type shop) they are probably your best bet for determining value. I have a couple friends who play Magic, so I will typically offer up those cards to them first and they are up on the current value.

Hope this helps.

Craigslist / Re: Lots of "no shows"
« on: March 21, 2011, 02:05:32 AM »
This is one of my many pet peeves with Craigslist (or more specifically with people).
You get the insulting offers, the no-shows, the people who want to ask a million stupid questions, the "you still have this?" emails.
I have gone so far as to accept people's ridiculous offers (hey, would you take $10 instead of $150?)...and they still don't follow through! Ridiculous!
"You still have this" usually gets a "yes" from me. And that's typically the end of that conversation.

The serious buyers that get my attention are the ones who respond to my ads the same way that I respond when I want to buy something (and I do buy a lot on CL!)
"Hello, I want to buy your such-and-such. Let me know when I can come give you money. Here is my phone number. Thank you"

Pretty simple, really.

Craigslist / Re: What I put on Craigslist.
« on: March 21, 2011, 01:57:54 AM »
My biggest gripe with CL is the frigging cheapskates. I can post something like a digital camera that was $120 new (recently, not 10 years ago), list it for $60 (the going price on Ebay all day long), and get people sending me offers for $20 and $30, usually attached to some sob story about needing it for their church, blah blah blah.....

I try to stick with large items (furniture, etc..) and free items (there are people who will take a mattress full of dog turds if it's free!)
Smaller shippable items are way more profitable on Ebay (and the buyer isn't going to waste your time).

Craigslist / Re: Do you sell small dollar items on craigslist?
« on: March 21, 2011, 01:52:12 AM »
$20 is my threshold. I have people meet me at my local shopping center 2 blocks from the house and call when they arrive, or have them call me when they're heading out and I will find a landmark for them to meet me if I'm out doing auctions. Anything less than $20 isn't worth my time with the email back and forth, etc...

What's it Worth?? / Re: 40-50 Unopened Beer Cans!
« on: March 19, 2011, 04:12:55 AM »
There's a pretty big market for collectible beer cans. I'm no expert but my understanding is that they should be emptied (the beer will eventually rot out the can). I believe the serious collectors will pop a hole in the bottom to drain them, leaving the top opening intact.

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