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  1. My experience is that auction dynamics don't work like this. Great auctions with lots of great items attract more quality buyers. Krapola auctions with few items or few quality items generate less buzz and attract fewer quality buyers. It's as simple as that. My impression of the auction market during the last few years is that the pool of money available to chase after books is very deep, and the benefit of being in a hot auction, even though it's filled with books that are competitive with your books, outweighs the risk that bidders' funds will be depleted because there are lots of books competing with yours.
  2. If they're not PGX, it's probably not worthwhile to resub everything to CGC.
  3. But keep in mind that these aren't CGC graded books, so assuming they're not PGX but the other competitor, bidders will probably bid at a step down from the CGC grade. If PGX, bigger discounts would need to be factored in. But even then, certainly worth more than $3k and still a very decent collection that Heritage (or any of the other auction houses) would compete for pretty aggressively.
  4. Yes. Definitely 0% on seller's commissions (Heritage would offer that off the bat), and should be able to negotiate a rebate on BP.
  5. I have 21, and I am not exactly thrilled right now. If you have 77.7% of the books in the auction, I think the least CC can do is name it the "The Skypinkblu Collection Auction".
  6. Back when I was still actively collecting comics, I focused only on books that were 9.4 and above (or pre-CGC, NM or better) in a title that I was going after, preferably without miswraps and OW or better pages, and preferably bright colors, great gloss and great eye appeal. Being from a top pedigree was desirable too. If books from a certain title were actually relatively common in 9.4, then the minimum grade became 9.6. This served as a great filter because it greatly limited the number of targets for me to go after. I didn't have to set any priorities (such as most expensive or most rare), as the number of books that met my criteria was so limited that I could prioritize almost all of them! This approach to collecting doesn't appeal to everybody, but it worked for me.
  7. This thread has completely killed any thought Josh might've ever had of revamping the Comiclink website.
  8. I got one about a month ago, which is strange, because I have never directly consigned with them before. Let me tell you how it will be There's one for you, nineteen for me 'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman Should five per cent appear too small Be thankful I don't take it all 'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman If you drive a car, I'll tax the street If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat If you get too cold, I'll tax the heat If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet 'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman Don't ask me what I want it for (Ah ah, Mr. Wilson) If you don't want to pay some more (Ah ah, Mr. Heath) 'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman Now my advice for those who die (taxman!) Declare the pennies on your eyes (taxman!) 'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman And you're working for no one but me (taxman!)
  9. Were you pushed out of the way so he could he could exit first?
  10. Common saying: "You only get one chance to make a good first impression." Corollary to the common saying: "Don't let people's first impression of you be that you're some fake Russian hacker site." Preserved this quote for posteriority.