Thursday, May 14, 2015

Just when I thought I was back in the swing of things, life happens

As the title of this post says, life happens. At the beginning of this month my employer was acquired my a larger competitor. I went from wondering if I was going to have a job moving forward to receiving a promotion! While I used to work primarily by myself in an office, I now find myself covering quite a bit of ground. This means I'm not sitting in front of a computer anymore and when I am the last thing I have time for is blogging.

This leaves me to jumping online on my laptop after my wife and kids are in bed...a la the Night Owl. However this also means that I'm usually tired and not on my A game. While I'm not ready to hang it up by any means, I won't be able to post with the same frequency. I still hope to continue trades and posting new acquisitions, but I know I won't be around as much as I'd like.

Isn't it funny that the more money you make, the less time it seems you have to enjoy it? While I'm not making significantly more money in my new position, I've found myself working way more than the 40 hours I'm accustomed to working. I hope I can use a few extra dollars in my pay check come this summer to pick up a box of Allen & Ginter. I figure now is a good time to place a pre-order before the prices start to rise the closer we get to release day. So the question is, which online vendor should get my money? Who has the best prices?

One of the perks of the job is a new iPhone, laptop and printer/scanner. Once I get those set up then perhaps I can scan some of my recent pick ups. So until then I'll drop in when I can and try to keep up with so many of the great blogs I've become familiar with over the last 8 years or so.


  1. Here are a few online pre-order prices for Allen & Ginter. The prices are all right in the same ballpark. Most offer free shipping on orders of $200 or more, although I know Dave & Adam's and maybe Blowout sometimes run specials with free shipping on $150 or more, or right around that 2-box threshold:

    Dave & Adam's Card World: $95.90 ($86.95 + $8.95 s&h)
    Blowout Cards: $94.19 ($84.95 + $9.24 s&h)
    Steel City Collectibles: $95.97 ($84.95 + $11.02 s&h)