raybowles

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  1. I'm looking for ASM #122 and #252 in CGC 9.8 condition with white pages. Each issue must have good centering. I'm paying 100% of current 90 day GPA. Prices include shipping. If you have one for sale please send me a scan of the front and back cover. If we make a deal I will pay within 24 hours via Pay Pal. I live in Orange County, California.
  2. I contacted my buddy and he has the issues you are looking for. He wants to know what percentage of GPA are you offering?
  3. what are you looking to pay? Are you paying 100% of GPA? 110%?
  4. Can you give me an idea on what your willing to pay?
  5. Perfect example of what I'm talking about. This has happened to ample members and results in less traffic in the WTB forum. IMO it should be run similar to the sellers forum. They have established rules and the system runs great.
  6. You make some good points and yes I will stop responding to members who dont list a price. I have done this many times but it was not to be a sherrif. There are many that i did not respond to. I only responded when i had the comic or knew someone who did.
  7. IMO the main reason why we should keep the current policy of requiring a poster to provide a price and/or a percentage of GPA (for CGC comics) is because it will increase traffic in the WTB forum. Currently very few members read it and the main reason is the WTB board has a bad reputation. I have had countless members tell me that they stopped reading it years ago because they got tired of spending time looking for comics only to receive asinine low ball offers. I have had ample examples where I spent hours looking for comics and grading them only to find out the poster was offering 25% of FMV. If I had known up front what he/she was offering I could have saved myself the trouble of wasting half my Saturday afternoon. And that’s the problem. After having this happen a couple of times most members will stop reading the WTB forum and this hurts the entire community. When members stop reading the WTB forum it decreases the chances of collectors finding the items they need. Personally I have placed ample WTB threads and on every occasion besides the first year I was a member I always list the price I’m willing to pay. I have also sold ample comics via the WTB thread and only twice was it to a collector who did not list a price. I actually have some data on this. The last 27 members I contacted that did not list a price they were willing to pay resulted in one transaction. On the other hand the last 14 collectors I contacted that actually listed a price resulted in 13 transactions. The difference is staggering. Here’s the thing guys if the board operators decide to get rid of the rule to list a price I’m fine with it. Like most of you this is just a hobby for me and it’s really not that important. Like most members I will stop responding to posters who don’t list a price and will spend less time reading the WTB forum. Hopefully the rule will stay in place otherwise I honestly believe the traffic in the WTB forum will remain low. IMO the main point that decides this debate is what’s best for the community. I think we all agree that we all want to increase traffic. When a collector is looking for a comic it would obviously be better if 75% of our community was reading the WTB forum instead of say 25%. Would not having a price rule increase traffic? IMO no. Would example #1 below be better for our community than example #2? Do you think most members would rather respond to Example #1 or #2? What example has a better chance of resulting in a transaction? Example #1 – Wanted Amazing Spider Man #300. Looking for CGC 9.6 and 9.8 copies with white pages. Example #2 – Wanted Amazing Spider Man #300. I’m looking for a centered CGC 9.8 copy and I’m willing to pay 120% of current 90 day GPA. If you think you have a 9.8 centered copy please send me a scan.
  8. What are you paying? Please follow rule #5 below: State a specific price range that you WILL buy for (depending on condition / grade). You may also state that you are open to offers outside of the range (similar to an "or best offer" statement from a seller). You may also site a SPECIFIC price guide source and a % variation from there that you are willing to pay.
  9. What are you paying? Please follow rule #5 below: State a specific price range that you WILL buy for (depending on condition / grade). You may also state that you are open to offers outside of the range (similar to an "or best offer" statement from a seller). You may also site a SPECIFIC price guide source and a % variation from there that you are willing to pay.
  10. I have sold ample items over the years and have ample references. In the last 3 years I spent well over 30K on this board and sold over 20K and every sale was on the WTB board. In other words I did the exact opposite of what you suggested. BOTTOM LINE: The rules need to be followed just like they are in the selling forum. If you disagree petition to have them changed. Once again the reason why very few members read the WTB forum is because it has a reputation of low ballers and tire kickers. This is why the rules must be enforced. Once this happens the traffic in the WTB forum will increase which will result in collectors having a better chance to find the items they are looking for.
  11. How much are you paying? Please follow rule #5 below: State a specific price range that you WILL buy for (depending on condition / grade). You may also state that you are open to offers outside of the range (similar to an "or best offer" statement from a seller). You may also site a SPECIFIC price guide source and a % variation from there that you are willing to pay.
  12. What are you paying? Please see rule #5 below: State a specific price range that you WILL buy for (depending on condition / grade). You may also state that you are open to offers outside of the range (similar to an "or best offer" statement from a seller). You may also site a SPECIFIC price guide source and a % variation from there that you are willing to pay.
  13. What are you paying? Please follow rule #5 below: State a specific price range that you WILL buy for (depending on condition / grade). You may also state that you are open to offers outside of the range (similar to an "or best offer" statement from a seller). You may also site a SPECIFIC price guide source and a % variation from there that you are willing to pay.
  14. Please follow rule #5 below: State a specific price range that you WILL buy for (depending on condition / grade). You may also state that you are open to offers outside of the range (similar to an "or best offer" statement from a seller). You may also site a SPECIFIC price guide source and a % variation from there that you are willing to pay.