In buying cards from the US, Beckett marketplace has always had the best variety, but the shipping costs were pretty steep. Trying to price up $15-20 worth of cards would likely leave you with an extra $30-40 in postage charges.
Ebay has become even worse. The main issues being:
- Many American sellers won't ship outside of the US.
- American's charge ridiculous shipping fees. $US7.00 is quite a common shipping cost for sellers to charge to send to Australia. Apaprently US Post charges over $US6 to send a card to Australia. I can send several cards to the USA in a bubble mailer for less than $US2.50
- The farce that is the Ebay's Global Shipping Program. This rather idiotic concept means that instead of shipping overseas, American sellers can ship to an American address, and a contractor for Ebay will then ship it overseas for them. Concept OK, reality is a farce. Using this program means that it can cost over $US30 shipping for a single $US0.99 sports card to Australia. Overseas buyers are learning to pretty much steer clear of any seller using Ebay's Global Shipping Program due to the unrealistic shipping costs.
|Why non-American buyers avoid sellers using Ebay's Global Shipping Program|
So that's where Check Out My Cards comes into play. $US3.00 flat rate for shipping. Niiiice. After a couple of months of Ebay selling, I jumped over to COMC and made my first ever purchase with them - 89 cards - with my profits from Ebay selling.
Earlier this week, my COMC package arrived, a box full of Autographed, Game Used and Parallel cards of Australian MLB players. Niiiice.