GeeksAreMyPeeps

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    If you have a dream about out-posting me, you better wake up and apologize.

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  1. GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    More information would be better, yes. But some information is better than none
  2. GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    The way copies are initially distributed is most definitely a piece of information relevant to the number I am trying to find.
  3. GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    By definition, some guess is going to be the *best* guess based on the information available. It may be inaccurate, but it's better than pulling a number out of a hat. And if you read my earlier comments you'd see that I made no claims about print runs.
  4. GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    The funny part here is I'm making no claims about print runs.
  5. GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    If I'm in the market for a book, I want the best information available to determine what I'm willing to pay for it. How many might be available is a factor in that determination.
  6. GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    Maybe try reading everything I wrote rather than selectively responding to a single line of it. Because some of what you mention was directly addressed. One thing I do want to address though; if a retailer is big enough to order 500 copies of a book, I would think it's possible they're going to have at least 2 customers in the bunch that are willing to pony up for high-end variants that would make it worth their while to up the order to qualify for another. Either way, I point out in the one comment you chose to address that it's a starting point. Apply a little critical reasoning and you can adjust the estimate. Pay attention to chatter about giveaways and you can adjust it again. The point is arriving at a *best* guess.
  7. GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    Yeah, I get it. I thought laying out all of disclaimers ahead of time might help avoid this, but I was mistaken.
  8. GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    Explain to me why you think it's fair to criticize my use of "huge" or "flooding" when you're using "bunch" to back up your claim. Note that you made your claim before mine. And you're trying to substantiate your claim that "thousands" of books were available in the variant dump by making another unsubstantiated claim, that the books were produced in the thousands?
  9. GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    My answer was a perfectly reasonable answer. But I guess not accepting it is a good way to not have to back up your own claim.
  10. GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    Since you're choosing to ignore it, I've already pointed out that there is a lot of room for error here. The bottom line is using what is available to make a *best* guess. Maybe there are 10 copies of a book. Maybe the print run is the same as X-Force 1. Or, maybe we can use what we know to narrow the range down somewhere between there using the information available. No, we don't have access to all information. But you can make a better-informed collecting decision by using what information *is* available than by just throwing your hands up in the air and saying "WE'LL NEVER KNOW!"
  11. GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    I would consider "huge" to be a number in many multiples of the numbers normally produced as overages to replace damages for an average issue. I think that would have been fairly obvious based on the context on the conversation, or at least that a reasonable person could come to that conclusion. So, question answered. Your turn. Do you have any support for your claim that "thousands" of copies were available?
  12. GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    I'll note again that I'm looking for a way to best determine the number of copies that might be out there based on the information available. I think the Comichron numbers are a good starting point, and since you have already acknowledged that you don't have a better way to determine that, I consider that question answered. But I'd still like to know why you're claiming there were "thousands" of Miracleman variants available. Where's your support for that claim?
  13. GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    It's called a joke. Please point out where you believe I've mischaracterized statements.
  14. GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    Where's your support for that figure? The range encompasses less that a year's worth of books; note that I mentioned earlier that if I'm looking to roughly determine the number of copies that might be available out there, I'd allow for some time to pass to see if there's any news of them becoming available through other means. I thought estimating print runs was verboten. Where's your support that the variants have little effect on the number of regular copies? What do you suppose is being incentivized by the availability of incentive variants? If demand for those goes down, then there's less incentive to order the regular edition to qualify for them. Apples and oranges. As you note, those weren't incentives for a single month's sales. Those were rewards, to be given out over time, for support. It's possible they vastly overestimated the number that would be needed.
  15. GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    Nothing in the Bleeding Cool link suggests a huge volume available. And yes, publishers *could* print some to sell at a later date, but just Diamond wants to keep retailers in business, publishers want to keep customers buying comics, so if they regularly over-published and flooded the market with variants, that would eventually have a negative effect on sales, so I'm skeptical that that happens.