As we ponder the question, "are the Yankees going to choke?" we thought we'd offer up a post about a trade we worked out with gentleman and scholar Collective Troll recently. Our girls really like this:Yuto is nine years old.
So is Lucy. Anyhow, the Yuto A&G card is often for sale on eBay for a sizable amount of money. Being major skeptics, we thought we'd mention in this context the source we always use for "book value," and that is the "advanced search" feature on eBay. Whenever we are contemplating purchasing an above average card--that is, more than a few dollars--it's worth going to Advanced Search, scrolling down, checking "completed listings only" and letting the truth set us free. That will reveal what real people actually pay for items, and it's truly astonishing to us when sellers don't do their homework and check these completed sales. It's not rare to see a Buy It Now listed for several hundred percent over what anyone has actually paid for the same item recently.
If sellers want to turn something over fast--and why wouldn't they, with all those fees?--they should average the last two or three real-life sales of that item, add a couple of dollars (or not), put up a BIN, and voila, auction complete! Move on! In the real world.
Okay, excuse the rant, which is not the point. The point is, whether or not Yuto's guitarism is your cup of tea, good gosh he's cute.