I have two LCSs near my new home, they are actually only a block apart and used to be affiliated with each other. I like both shops for a couple of reasons but one thing they have in common that is a top draw for me is a weekly bid board. For those not familiar with a bid board, basically a bunch of cards are hung up on the wall and throughout the week you can go in and make a bid to buy the cards. There is typically a minimum bid and at times a buy it now price.
One shop primarily has newer cards and I find myself picking up quite a few cards for my USC collection and inserts from some of the newest sets. The other bid board usually has more of a vintage flavor. At the end of the week I get an email letting me know if I won any cards and it is always a surprise to see what I win.
Both shops also offer somewhat of a second chance on cards that don't sell the first time around. I refer to this as the Reject Pile. The shop with typically newer cards just sells the rejects for the posted minimum bid while the other shop usually puts a half price sticker on those that don't sell. I love digging through that box and have come up with quite a few gems over the past couple months.
I thought I would share my reject pile pick ups from this past week:
I plan on sharing my bid board and reject pile pick ups every so often, I feel very lucky to have 2 boards to check out every week (assuming I can make it in).