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Re: Groo Sketch Card - Eric, help! :)



Hi guys/grrls!

Kevin wrote:
PS Fine time to take a coffee break, Eric!! ;)

Hmm ... Can't even go for a coffee break around here, without a flame war erupting ... :)

Insert cards (also known as chase cards, limited
edition cards, signed and numbered cards, signed
cards, sketch cards, etc.) are all intended and
designed to be collectibles because of their
"rarity."

It's a hook to get you to purchase more cards,
hoping to get one of these special cards or to
get a complete set of all of the cards.  (The
obsessed collector needs it all!)

As a result, you purchase more cards than you
need to complete a regular set (minus inserts).
The increased sales make the artists, distribu-
tors, and stores happy.

You, the purchaser, may also be happy if you
find insert cards because of having bragging
rights, or peace of mind from completing your
set, or whatever.

On the other hand, you, the purchaser, may not
be happy if you don't find insert cards because
of not having bragging rights, or not having
peace of mind from not completing your set, or
whatever.

It's a double edged sword for purchasers.

Anyway, because they are designed to be rare
collectibles, if you can find them at all,
they'll be higher priced than normal cards.

Are they worth it for purchasers?  Depends if
you need bragging rights, peace of mind, or
whatever ...

Hmm ...

In this case, Jason purchased the sketch
card, so he owns the sketch card.  But,
even if he was given the sketch card, he
still owns the sketch card.  (You don't
"give" someone something with strings
attached.)  As the owner, he is free to
do whatever he wishes with it.  He can
sell it, trade it, color it, throw it away,
or whatever, as long as it doesn't violate
any laws, such as copywrite laws.

If the seller/giver doesn't want the
receiver to sell it, trade it, color it,
throw it away, or whatever, then the
seller/giver can elect not to sell/give it
to the receiver in the first place.

But, once the seller/giver sells/gives some-
thing, the seller/giver has no claim on it
anymore.

Of course, life is not that simple ...

If a seller sells you something, and you
turn around and sell it for even more, the
seller often feels cheated (even though he
shouldn't) since he possibly could have
gotten more for it.

If a giver gives you something, and you
turn around and sell it, the giver often
feels cheated (even though he shouldn't)
since he possibly could have gotten some-
thing for it.

As a result, the seller/giver may not
sell/give anymore ...

However, if a seller/giver sells/gives
you an item, and you turn around and sell
it, you may have helped someone to get an
item that he really wants or needs (for
obsessed collectors) and appreciates more
than you.

In conclusion, there are repercussions ...

Hey look!  It's Snoopy!  -->     ()"o)

See you.

Eric
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