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  1. thx, fixed.
  2. Another high grade 9.6 TMNT #1 coming up at auction at Heritage. This one last sold around 7/2016 for $12,500 according to GPA. It has OW/W pages, not that that matters all that much with this book apparently. But we will see.
  3. You're right about the horizontal printer roll on this one. I bought mine in the shop back in the day and it has this, otherwise it's a solid 9.6. Have you had luck pressing this defect out?
  4. Yeah, I can't see how those would go through ultimately. It would require more than a couple people to be completely asleep at the wheel.
  5. I get one of these every 6 months or so, been selling on ebay forever...thousands of items. Maybe once or twice did I actually get the feeling they're legit. A mis-delivered item being the common culprit. Almost every other time its just a knucklehead probably trying to get me to be 'nice' and give him a free item. There's always people trying to abuse the system. At least Amazon knows when someone is a chronic complainer/scammer. Ebay you fend for yourself as a seller hoping other sellers do the right thing and report these buyers.
  6. Just thought I would share an ebay seller tip that will save me $72 per year. I totally forgot about this, other people may know but I felt dumb doing this. Store's can have a monthly or annual subscription. The store option I had was monthly at $27.95 per month, but if you choose annual you pay $21.95 (or something close to this). I totally forgot I chose this at some point and as I have had a good run with my store an annual subscription is absolutely what I need but just never remembered I signed up this way. This discount makes the reduction in bonus for being a "top seller" that they put through last year a little easier to take.
  7. For 2019, 9.4's there's been a few sales and this Clink one is on the low end of that range but in line with the most recent sales. I have heritage sales of $10.2k on 8/1 and $10.2k on 5/16, and $12.5k on 2/6 on ebay.
  8. The Comic Link auction had some activity today, up to $48K, close to the hammer price on the last Heritage copy. There's 4 days left on this one but the reserve hasn't been reached yet.
  9. This is already cold by now probably but it was news to me:
  10. That may be very close to the last bid. But I'd have to guess it never reaches the reserve price. One buyer is already out of the market and there aren't many who can afford a 5 figure comic book. It's a similar situation to the 9.6 that sold on heritage not long ago for 26k, then multiple people listed theirs and the price fell back to 18's and 19's.
  11. As I've stated, my price expectation for this sale (without competing books listed since they are fairly rare) was between $69K and $90K. Why? Well because one just sold for $90K and subsequent offers posted for other Heritage books have seen offers as high as $67.5K. I think the competing books really effected this latest Heritage auction. Your interpretation of 30 copies being a lot I just flat out disagree with, particularly in a print run of 3,250 roughly. And speculation about there being lots of ungraded, very high grade copies sitting out there is unlikely in my opinion. In the past 2 or 3 years only a handful have been added to bring us to 30 9.8's. But interpretations aside, it's all about price and now we have two relatively close (in time) sales of 90K and 52.8K. That's all that matters.
  12. That's what I thought too but this one says "sold for...". Then down below it says the 21st-24th auction dates. So I'm lost too.
  13. This one is the same book from dotcomcomics that was on ebay for $100K. Bid up to 37K now. Meanwhile the ebay listing just changed its price twice from 91K to 89.5K now to $79.9K. The Heritage auction closed earlier than listed for $52,800, quite a bit lower than expected. Although with 2 others available right now, the water is very muddy, so to speak.
  14. Less than 24 hours in the auction of the 9.8 on Heritage and there's been more activity. It's over $50K as of now. Last one sold for $90K over the summer. After the proxy bidding ends there's an additional live auction segment that runs from the 21st through the 24th. So we're not there yet but by Sunday we'll have more price clarity on 9.8's - and someone will have themselves a pretty sweet comic. And then just when you thought it was down to this one, another one pops up. This is a new listing and hasn't been offered for sale yet by my data and the seller also seems to state that in the listing. Only $91K and it's yours (there's best offer too).
  15. A quick update, the 9.8 above on Heritage is now at $34,800 total with just a few bids in the last week or so. Auction has 4 days remaining. Of note, the 9.8 that was on ebay for $100K BIN has been pulled. Also, the Turtlemania Gold on ebay that was listed a second time has also been pulled before a sale - at least that we know of.
  16. There is a cap for sellers with eBay stores, $250. For everyone else $750.
  17. Now it's 30K with 2 days left. Wonder if he'll pull it again.
  18. That is strange. The seller must have gotten an offer off ebay and just sold it directly to avoid fees. It happens all the time. The 9.8 is up to $31,200 as I write this. Someone sent this to me, it's a way to view past offers on already-sold items at Heritage. There have been 3 offers recently around the time of and since the 90K sale, 48k, 48k and 67.5k. I'd adjust my guess for the one at auction now as somewhere between 68k and 90k.
  19. The "other" 9.8 is at auction on Heritage and it's at $25,200 for now (including buyer's premium). In case you've been living underground in the sewers () you'll recall that the previous 9.8 sold this summer for a whopping $90,000 also on Heritage. We'll see where this 9.8 ends up but I believe the sale prices will mimic the turtlemania golds of recent yore. On ebay right now #6/10 is at $41K with 1 day remaining. This past summer #7/10 sold for $58K. I think collectors final bids will be similar in these books and the 9.8's hammer price on Heritage will behave in a similar fashion.
  20. Ive got a few spawn comics that either were sprayed on top while in a stack of something similar. They only show the color on the edge, not on the front or back cover. Probably 1"-2" of length affected. Any guess on how much this dings the grade?
  21. A couple come to mind for me. First is Star Wars #9, because of the rabbit on the cover and his comment. This one I bought, no idea why. It sat in my collection for years. And this Marvel Age also lingered in my long boxes forever:
  22. I never, ever, ever buy cardboard to ship comics. I imagine my situation is different than most since I live in nyc where my neighbors and everyone gets boxes sent to them everyday and they are put in the recycling (but even you burbites have recycling day right?). The trick is to use boxes that are not cheap and super-thin (like priority mail boxes). The grain of the box I try to alternate for each comic - one up and down and one side to side. I have a nice box cutter and I simply eye-ball them to fit in the ebay 10 x 12.5 branded sleeves. I use a priority mail mailing envelope to cover the bagged/boarded comic, then tape that to one piece of cardboard, then tape another piece to the first covering the comic. Put in sleeve. Done. That said, I have never been "dinged" by USPS for using priority supplies in the interior packaging even when I've had packages opened on the very rare occasion.
  23. So the 9.8 that sold at auction on HA appears to not be in their buy it now section any longer. However if you view the auction itself it shows the previously shown message "owner is actively entertaining offers.." with the previous $117k starting price. To any HA experts, what does this indicate?
  24. I read a little bit about the history of Turtlemania and Metropolis...but what faux stuff are you talking about that's recent? Not trying to be dense, genuine question.
  25. They have definitely gone up. I put one up for BIN a little while ago with a fantasy asking price and it sold right away. That was a while back and they continue to sell like crazy.