- Many of us who have been collecting Marine emblems for awhile understand the excitement and almost panic the newer emblem collectors feel when seeing an unbefore now seen to them emblem come up for auction. Never, ever feel bad about not knowing! That's part of the game when starting out! We've all made some newbie mistakes and paid too much for mostly common emblems and the only thing that will cure someone of that is paying $200 or $300 for an emblem, only to see 5 or 10 more of the exact same emblem sell for $25 or $30. We're hoping that this EGA Discussion Board and EGA Reference Section will help the newer collector in determining what is rare, scarce or common in emblems. Knowledge and experience is by far the best weapon, so hang in there and good luck hunting!Marc
- I've personally seen maybe a dozen "wacko high bidders" come and go on eBay since I first started looking and bidding with them ten years ago. Some have just disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Some learned and started backing off their high bids, but I've also seen a couple of the same people try and recoup their losses by relisting the bogus and real stuff they paid way too much for, usually in fluffed up descriptions with originality never mentioned and bad pictures or added to medal groupings. I think we'll always see these bidders and it will always be part of eBay, but here lately, I've actually seen some real craziness going on and can't figure it out.
Do you suppose the guy who sold his DD Fallschirmjager helmet for twenty grand decided to invest that money in several EGA's?
A couple of possibilities of what might happen are, these really inflated prices are going to convince everyone that all EGA's are priceless, regardless of availability, or, the fakers are going to get really good at what they do, or maybe both.
P.S. The nameless USMC book author has bought from me before, so don't discourage him, buddy!! How's that for my mixed emotions on these way over inflated prices? http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/
Edited by teufelhunde.ret, 07 October 2007 - 06:27 AM.