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Re: CCI Auctions for badges underway!
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2022, 11:39:27 PM »
They really did a poor job with the titling of the first wave of listings that were for a pair of badges but didn't say that at all in the title - "2022 Comic-Con 4 Day WITH Preview Night Badge"

Additionally, not including "SDCC" or "CCI" or "San Diego" or other keywords/acronyms like that means listings aren't popping up for people who aren't as plugged into the Con daily news machine, e.g. You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login if someone searches for "sdcc badge." Any little bit helps if you're someone who is bidding on this and wants less competition to keep the price down, but CCI could have done a lot more with the title to get more eyeballs on it.
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Re: CCI Auctions for badges underway!
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2022, 03:52:35 AM »
The auctions ending today don't seem too bad, considering the normal price of a 4-day + PN.
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Re: CCI Auctions for badges underway!
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2022, 08:32:10 AM »
Unfortunately, they are still listing everything with "FREE Expedited Shipping" even though the badges are supposed to be "Local Pickup Only"

Description states "The event is held at the San Diego Convention Center, and all badges will need to be picked up on-site. No badges won through this auction will be mailed out in advance."

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Re: CCI Auctions for badges underway!
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2022, 11:19:57 AM »
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The auctions ending today don't seem too bad, considering the normal price of a 4-day + PN.

It's too early to say.  As with any contested ebay auction, the real bidding happens during the last minute.  We'll know in about an hour.  Right now, it's already about twice face value.

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Re: CCI Auctions for badges underway!
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2022, 06:35:18 AM »
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It's too early to say.  As with any contested ebay auction, the real bidding happens during the last minute.  We'll know in about an hour.  Right now, it's already about twice face value.

It's been interesting and fun to watch. 

Is there a lag between winning a bid and paying, or do you have to enter a credit card before you're eligible to bid.
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Re: CCI Auctions for badges underway!
« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2022, 07:29:59 AM »
A quick glance at the badges already sold. Here are the lowest and highest prices paid so far.
Clearly they are getting cheaper as time goes by.

Qty|LowDate|HighDate
One|$6707/02|$17256/30
Two|$13007/02|$24256/30

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Re: CCI Auctions for badges underway!
« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2022, 12:27:53 PM »
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Is there a lag between winning a bid and paying, or do you have to enter a credit card before you're eligible to bid.

You don't have to have a method of payment on file to bid on ebay.  After you win, you have a few days to pay.  If you don't then you get a strike against you for not following through.

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A quick glance at the badges already sold. Here are the lowest and highest prices paid so far.
Clearly they are getting cheaper as time goes by.

Qty|LowDate|HighDate
One|$6707/02|$17256/30
Two|$13007/02|$24256/30


So far it's following the same pattern as last time.  The highest bids were at the start.  There was lull in the middle where the badges sold for under face value.  That can't happen this time since the starting price is face value.  Then the prices went back up at the end but not as high as they were at the start.

I don't see a reason to panic bid at this point.  They are still adding new listings.  The number of active listings is still trending up.  If I remember right, there were 90 yesterday and right now it's 101.

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Re: CCI Auctions for badges underway!
« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2022, 03:16:25 PM »
I am curious if the lower prices might be due to the holiday weekend. In any case, if I were desperate, the low end prices aren't that bad. Cheaper than going to Coachella or most major music fests in any case and Comic Con (with PN) is five days.

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Re: CCI Auctions for badges underway!
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2022, 09:51:29 AM »
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I don't see a reason to panic bid at this point.  They are still adding new listings.  The number of active listings is still trending up.  If I remember right, there were 90 yesterday and right now it's 101.

It looks like listings are shrinking.  If I'm reading it right, when I just checked, they were down to 64.  Five (5) one day no bids yet.  Three (3) two day no bids yet.
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Re: CCI Auctions for badges underway!
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2022, 12:34:18 PM »
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It looks like listings are shrinking.  If I'm reading it right, when I just checked, they were down to 64.  Five (5) one day no bids yet.  Three (3) two day no bids yet.

I think that's because of a extraordinary number of auctions that closed in the last 24 hours, about 35.  I say about since I tried counting it 3 times but each time I lost count at some point. :)

IMO, the key thing to watch is how many new auctions they list everyday.  When they stop, then it's time to panic buy.  Today, so far, they've listed 7 8 new auctions.

Update: 8 new auctions so far today.  It's like clockwork.  1 an hour until they stop listing for the day.
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Re: CCI Auctions for badges underway!
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2022, 09:27:28 AM »
I still need one more pass ... my plan was to wait for them to drop below $500 but I might have to goose that number.

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Re: CCI Auctions for badges underway!
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2022, 10:13:05 AM »
So there are 220 completed listings. The highs are in the $2000s and the lows are in the $600s. Let's say an average price of $1000. So that would mean that they've sold $220K worth of eBay badges and are still going strong with over 50 active listings? Am I doing the math right?

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Re: CCI Auctions for badges underway!
« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2022, 02:57:58 PM »
This morning I saw that no new badges had been listed for about 10 hours so I thought they might be wrapping up this thing.

FOMO time … I’m taking four people with me and all but one had a badge so I went ahead and paid the going rate, a bit north of $800.

Then they started listing them again.

I’m curious to see where the average price settles. I’m pretty sure I overpaid but I do have some peace of mind at least.

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Re: CCI Auctions for badges underway!
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2022, 05:26:08 PM »
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This morning I saw that no new badges had been listed for about 10 hours so I thought they might be wrapping up this thing.

FOMO time … I’m taking four people with me and all but one had a badge so I went ahead and paid the going rate, a bit north of $800.

Then they started listing them again.

I’m curious to see where the average price settles. I’m pretty sure I overpaid but I do have some peace of mind at least.

They made 16, could be 17 I lost count, new listings yesterday.  There's no sign that the number of listings are slowing down yet.  The thing that has changed is that there are more single than pair listings now.  Yesterday and so far today, there have only been single listings.  2 days ago there were only 3 pair listings.  So they've gone from only listing pairs to only listing singles.

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Re: CCI Auctions for badges underway!
« Reply #29 on: July 11, 2022, 11:02:00 AM »
I had a Sunday badge for this year since I decided to get one in 2019 for the 2020 con with the intention of getting a four-day badge for 2021, then covid hit.

So, just moments ago, I decided to place a bid for a four-day badge for this year’s con and won the bid!
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