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# ASk Misc - A Dilemma.. what do you think?

Jetpac

Ok I have a dilemma misc and i would like you to help me out:

On another site i have taken part in what is called a "maths trade" where you submit a list of things to trade and you match up what you would trade of yours from the list of everyone's items. an algorithm then sets up a trade chain

so for example:

A wants Item C but C wants an Item from B.. Be wants something from A so they trade in a chain and everyone gets what they want:

A sends to B, B sends to C, C sends to A

Any way. Basically I traded a large collection of cards from a trading card game to someone and in turn they traded something to someone else, I had listed the rare and valuable cards and said generally the condition of the cards was good. (which it was).

Now here is the problem: the guy i traded to has come back to me saying the most valuable card in the collection is damaged (and to be clear i've got no reason not to believe him.. i didn't fully check over every card and neither was i asked to)

He is asking for £10 or so to compensate him for the reduction in value of the card as he had traded away something that he thought was equally as valuable as the collection of cards (tbh i had no idea how much they were worth)

from what he said when he asked the questions about the cards included he implied he was a player rather than a trader or collector, otherwise i would have more thoroughly checked the more valuable cards.

Half of me is saying yes i should, half of me is saying no i shouldn't.
Should i send him the compensation?

1
No.

You should get out more...
g1bbuk
No.

You should get out more...

Helpful comment, but I get out plenty thanks.
What is the damage to the card and which card is it. What is the average value of this card on something like EBAY.
newbie1001
What is the damage to the card and which card is it. What is the average value of this card on something like EBAY.

Well he is saying some severe damage to the back of the card (again no reason not to believe this) and the value appears to £30-£35 in mint cond.
He didn't ask for the condition, you didn't list the specific condition. Cost of doing business by the sounds of things.
JamesClark1991
He didn't ask for the condition, you didn't list the specific condition. Cost of doing business by the sounds of things.

But does that come under a Lie of omission (albeit an omission i was not aware of.. but maybe should have checked the valuable cards)
just trying to do what's right but at the same time not leave myself out of pocket if there is no reason to.
Ask for a picture of card and damage or go half way give him a fiver Next time you do a trade
Take photos
Get them to send it back for inspection, if they want it, they will keep it, if not, have it back and sell it on.
Hi, we're you up on the overall trade. If so, was it more than £10....

If so, compromise but satisfy yourself of the damage..
To a collector "severe" damage may only be a slight scuff anything is severe to them. I am surprised a collector would take a chance on anything other than something described as "Mint".
What was the value of the thing you ended up with?
In the comic grading system, which, according to google, it seems some card collectors use, `Good` is for comics that could be well used or have some damage to them. If you described the condition as good then it sounds like you described it fairly accurately. If the buyer was unsure what you meant they should have asked.

Ultimately, it`s up to you if you feel this fella deserves recompense.
Well what i ended up with is worth less than what i traded (according to theri evaluation, but is something i wanted rid of).. but i know this and am happy with it... i wasn't trading for value

It is not the case of "he can just send it back" because the trade happened as part of chain of around 100 trades.

AFAIK he has bought it to sell on rather than a collector (which i have no problem with) and the damage has reduced the value of the card. also the question of the damage is not in dispute i believe what he says, i have no reason not to. I didn't check them as i have not really looked at them in 8-10 years.

The damage is described as damage to a top corner and bubbling on the back (as if the card got wet)... i described most of the cards in good condition (and this particular card was one of 50+ rares in a 900 card job lot)
Jetpac
Well what i ended up with is worth less than what i traded (according to theri evaluation, but is something i wanted rid of).. but i know this and am happy with it... i wasn't trading for value

It is not the case of "he can just send it back" because the trade happened as part of chain of around 100 trades.

AFAIK he has bought it to sell on rather than a collector (which i have no problem with) and the damage has reduced the value of the card. also the question of the damage is not in dispute i believe what he says, i have no reason not to. I didn't check them as i have not really looked at them in 8-10 years.

The damage is described as damage to a top corner and bubbling on the back (as if the card got wet)... i described most of the cards in good condition (and this particular card was one of 50+ rares in a 900 card job lot)

What is this site? It sounds intriguing
sancho1983
Jetpac
Well what i ended up with is worth less than what i traded (according to theri evaluation, but is something i wanted rid of).. but i know this and am happy with it... i wasn't trading for value

It is not the case of "he can just send it back" because the trade happened as part of chain of around 100 trades.

AFAIK he has bought it to sell on rather than a collector (which i have no problem with) and the damage has reduced the value of the card. also the question of the damage is not in dispute i believe what he says, i have no reason not to. I didn't check them as i have not really looked at them in 8-10 years.

The damage is described as damage to a top corner and bubbling on the back (as if the card got wet)... i described most of the cards in good condition (and this particular card was one of 50+ rares in a 900 card job lot)

What is this site? It sounds intriguing

Its another forum focused on board games, this was just a user run trade so that everyone has a decent chance of getting something they want. Kind of the One mans rubbish is another mans gold principle.. exept in mass loop form :P
Jetpac
sancho1983
Jetpac
Well what i ended up with is worth less than what i traded (according to theri evaluation, but is something i wanted rid of).. but i know this and am happy with it... i wasn't trading for value

It is not the case of "he can just send it back" because the trade happened as part of chain of around 100 trades.

AFAIK he has bought it to sell on rather than a collector (which i have no problem with) and the damage has reduced the value of the card. also the question of the damage is not in dispute i believe what he says, i have no reason not to. I didn't check them as i have not really looked at them in 8-10 years.

The damage is described as damage to a top corner and bubbling on the back (as if the card got wet)... i described most of the cards in good condition (and this particular card was one of 50+ rares in a 900 card job lot)

What is this site? It sounds intriguing

Its another forum focused on board games, this was just a user run trade so that everyone has a decent chance of getting something they want. Kind of the One mans rubbish is another mans gold principle.. exept in mass loop form :P

If it's BGG I've looked at that site a few times.

I really like Ticket to Ride, not as much as the geeks on there, bit still a fair bit
A little bit stalky but yea... what should i do? :P
Jetpac
A little bit stalky but yea... what should i do? :P

Not really stalky, I Googled maths trade, that site came up first, I'd been on that site before :)

You say the thing you traded was worth more than you thought, was it worth £10 more than you thought?

Offer him a fiver.