These BAYC Collectors Purchased Some High End Apes Recently Via NFT Trader. All The Details Here:
The Bored Ape Yacht Club has had several high price sales in recent days take place on NFT Trader due to Opensea’s 2.5% service fee.
BAYC brothers James and Andy, who sold their gold fur ape to the Sandbox Game last week for a record setting 740, have been scooping up high end apes on Opensea alternative, NFT Trader.
“Bought 3 INSANE @BoredApeYC Apes in the last few days,” James tweeted. “After our record breaking Gold Ape sale to @TheSandboxGameI had to replace with some more insane apes. When Road Map 2.0 is released watch this space. Apes are the true blue chips with the best aesthetics 100%. #Bullish.”
Along with this tweet, James also shared photos of the three apes he and his brother have purchased. Two of the apes are blue beam eye apes and the other is a laser eye ape. “They are the best,” James’ told the Bored Ape Gazette. “Crypto Eyes have been synonymous with bullish crypto people for a while and Laser eyes represent that the best.”
James told the Bored Ape Gazette that he and his brother paid 165 Eth and 200 Eth for each of the blue beam eyes but did not disclose how much they purchased the laser eye ape for at this time.
Going forward, James is confident in the BAYC and believes that the best is yet to come. “BAYC never fail to deliver, it’s as simple as that, he said. “The founders provide as much value as possible to the community. Look at the past 4 months and imagine what’s in store for the future.”
One of the apes that James and his brother purchased was Bored Ape #9449. Bored Ape #9449 is a five trait white fur ape with a black t shirt and blue beam eyes. Based on these traits, Bored Ape #9449 is the 781st rarest ape, according to Rarity Tools.
After the purchase, Bored Ape #9449’s previous owner Ryan (RDM_41) told the Bored Ape Gazette that he has some big plans for the 165 Eth or 577,000 USD he made. “We are feeling very blessed & thankful. We plan on paying our tax bill and then paying off our house.”
Ryan and James decided to do their deal on Opensea alternative, NFT Trader due to Opensea’s 2.5% fee. “I only use nft trader because Opensea is trying to take 2.5% for themselves when they have nothing to do with the privately arranged deal,” James said. “Of course I am going to use someone like NFT Trader for just gas fees instead.”
James told the Bored Ape Gazette that NFT Trader is a good alternative for apes who have set up private deals with buyers. But, using NFT Trader has its downside. The sales are private and details are harder to report to the community. “I mean who wouldn’t want to save 2.5% on a 100+ ETH deal,” James said. “NFT Trader is great but I would rather the sales be public to benefit the whole community. If OS did just 2.5% to the creators then I would use them.”