Hopefully I do not offend anyone but as I sit here recovering from Rotator Cuff surgery (hence more frequent posts) I am browsing vintage St. Louis Cardinals (Football) cards on COMC. I am struck by how, for the most part, over the top prices are. I know many readers sell on COMC and I have considered it myself so I recoup some of the money spent on cracking boxes etc. However, I rarely buy from them. I think I have-twice, once some cheap Redbird autos and another some odd ball cards including a few OPC. But for vintage there is no way I would shop on the site. Below are some examples of what I have found.
A raw NM/MT copy of Jim Hart 's 1968 Topps rookie card on COMC has a list price of $45.25. On the Bay a raw NM/MT copy has a BIN price of $16.15 from a dealer that I have bought from.
Another example is a raw NM 1963 Topps #153 Jimmy Hill. On COMC this will set you back $30.25. On the Bay the below PSA 8 NM/MT copy is yours with a BIN price of $14.95.
Finally, a brief example from the '70s. A high number raw NM/MT 1972 Topps #327 Miller Farr on COMC will set you back $50.25. This PSA 9 copy has a BIN price of $47.99 on the Bay.
I am not trying to rip on COMC. When I ordered from them I received excellent service. From what I understand they offer better seller terms? I am interested on how others utilize COMC. What am I missing? What do others typically buy from COMC? I know many folks swear by them but I need a little more convincing and guidance.