For me, it doesn't happen too much. I think part of the reason is I'm not flaunting my traders on multiple hobby boards, my blog, a separate website and on ebay with ridiculously high BIN prices. OK, I do have a separate site for my traders list, but it is soooooooooooo out of date.
A few weeks ago, I received an e-mail from someone out of the blue expressing interest for a card that I recently pulled. He simply asked if we could work out a trade.
Instantly, I said "Sure!" Always glad to help someone out (especially when the card in question is one I really have no desire for).
So he sends me a link to his traders list. I take a look at it. And I take a look at it again. A third time and even a fourth.
Nothing. There was absolutely nothing that stuck out at me. And I wasn't even looking for a card I needed. I was just looking for a card that I'd be happy putting in my traders box.
And this is where the dilemma came in....
Do I make a trade just for the heck of it? Just so the other person can get the card they want? So I'm stuck with a card I don't really want?
Or do I say "Pass."? Nothing of yours interests me.
It's a tough one. On one hand, I have no real use for the card I have that he wants, but it's the same the other way.
Is it a wash? Or am I out something? Did I gain?
Anyways, I finally settled on a card and we proceeded with the trade.
It arrived in the mail recently.....and ever since, I can't get the thought out of my head that "I just really don't want this card".
2009/10 UD MVP
#50 Joe Thornton /25
#50 Joe Thornton /25
It's not a terrible card or anything, it just has no impact on my collection (even if it's just going straight into my traders).
I'm happy that I helped out someone else, but I just feel 'blah' about this card.
For the record, this guy had about a bazillion Joe Thornton cards for trade. If you're a Joe collector, he's a guy that has got a ton. For me though, Joe is not overly exciting.
I don't feel ripped off or anything and I feel that everything about the trade was on the up-and-up.
I just don't really need this card.
Has this ever happened to you? What do you do?