I’m pretty certain that just about anyone here owns more comics than I do. If I decide I’d like to purchase a book that is a couple grand, often I have to let a few things go to fund the purchase.
This is a bit off topic, but I’ll share. At a store near me a while back, one of the employees was quite animated about the fact that everyone is a “dealer” these days. He asked me if I was a dealer or a collector. I said collector. He asked if I had ever sold a comic. I said yes. He said, you’re not a collector, you’re a dealer. No amount of argument was going to change his mind.
There was definitely a bit of a sour undertone to the conversation, but who knows for sure. He’s probably just salty that the store can’t buy keys as cheaply as they once did.
Of course I think it’s ridiculous to classify myself as a dealer. I’m not. Have I sold books in the past, sure. Anyway, I don’t really even know exactly what requirements one must achieve to be classified as a dealer.