“You know, not everyone is into the computers Internet.”
As of June 2008, 73.6 % of North America was on the Internet or roughly close to 250,000,000 million people. Beckett Media’s Eric Janhke wants you to believe the reason their price guides don’t use eBay’s recent sale prices is because there are just so many collectors who do not use the Internet (link). How do you like the watermark?
Seriously Eric, I know this was your personal opinion and you weren’t speaking for the company but if THIS GUY can film his videos and upload them to YouTube then it pretty much speaks volumes of those who refuse to use the Internet. One thing is to refrain from buying anything on-line but to flat out ignore it is crazy. Obviously, those who do have bigger issues on their hands than to find out how much their 1985 Topps Mark McGwire is worth these days.
To be honest, I am no longer buying wax because I just cannot afford it any longer. I don’t care what loaded boxes is being hand delivered to you by companies and what sick pulls you find. The reason your magazine once meant the world to me was because I could find out what any of my cards were worth. You guys have lost a lot of credibility for standing your ground and for what?
I have seen your Alexa rankings and they are rough. If you don’t shape up a company will rise from nothing and do what you should have been doing for years now. I already know of one website building their own price guide using eBay and truly all it takes is word of mouth. Just look at Wax Heaven for further proof.
Do you really want to continue catering to the last brick and mortar baseball card shop in the nation? Or do you want to finally accept that the Hobby now lives on the Internet in message boards, YouTube, and Blogs? Hear that ticking? It’s not Chris Olds firing up a frozen burrito in the office kitchen, it’s a clock counting down to the final days of Beckett Media meaning a damn thing to a collector like myself and thousands of others.
Hey, at least you will always have this lady buying your magazine.
Thanks to Sports Cards Info for the video.