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    Learning the Ropes
  1. (attempted) Flip of the Day!

    I have to say this is by far the guilty pleasure thread of the boards. So bad its good. Love it! We must name names!
  2. BIN There, Done That

    pull the trigger so then you can tell us about it.
  3. (attempted) Flip of the Day!

    Dem Beckett bucks will hold him over while he waits.
  4. (attempted) Flip of the Day!

    ive heard he is also a person who will verbally agree to a price on art items for sale then vanish for a week while he is trying to shop them. If he works out a deal he will pay, if he fails he will break his word and back out of the deal. That is not a flipper, that is a scumbag.
  5. ASM 100 and Cosmic art?!

    Ha. Thank you Glenn! Finally someone who can appreciate a little bit of stinging sarcasm masked under a howdy doody veneer of aww shucks 1st rodeo ignorance.
  6. ASM 100 and Cosmic art?!

    I'm confused. So is giving your 2 cents on a piece you used to own, wanted to own again, then negatively critiqued publicly more offensive, as offensive, less offensive or none of the above as shilling your own pieces at auction? There is so much OA etiquette to learn, I wish someone would write up a rule book.
  7. A Dealer's Pricing

    Ha! A collector friend of mine warned me early on about them when I was starting out in this awesome hobby.... if you ever want a piece and you discover it is owned by "The Lobotomy Brothers" considered it lost and burnt in a fire. You will get no where with them and only raise your blood pressure. My friend was spot on. I inquired about a random nonsense panel page that should have been around $150. They sent me the price of 20 pages. All were already overpriced averaging $400. Of course the 1 page I asked for happen to be more (imagine that). I hated the thought of overpaying so much so I deliberated for a bit. I went back to them to say ok lets do it. They said 2 other people were interested in the same random page which insinuated I would have to offer more than there already outrageous price. Its still there for sale a year later.
  8. Original Art Aficionado [New Article - 1/12/17]

    1 year. Awesome. Congrats. I always look forward to your report. There is a lack of reporting on our hobby. You fun reads help fill the void.
  9. Your 1 Grail

    Hands down HOS 92. Seeing it in person made it even more amazing. It resides in Metropolis collection. Modern day Mona Lisa of comic art.
  10. # of whales with unlimited funds

    Ha, they left out he bums cigarettes too. Where is TMZ when you need them for the juicy details?
  11. (attempted) Flip of the Day!

    Ha. I prefer their lesser know hits. Blue line Sky and In Memory of Reed Richards
  12. Phantom Buyers

    Ha. I believe you are spot on. Its funny bc its prob true.
  13. Phantom Buyers

    A fellow CAF member reached out to me about a few pages of art. I gave them a very fair bundle price which they accepted. They replied saying its a deal and asked about 2 additional pieces. I let them know those 2 were not for sale but listed an additional few pieces that I would consider letting go of with prices included. A week has gone by and there has been no response. I know it was only a verbal yes but if you changed your mind, isn't a reply common courtesy either way?
  14. (attempted) Flip of the Day!

    Without knowing your relationship to the upset seller, perhaps you should have told him your intentions to sell the piece as you need some cash and gave him 1st crack to buy it back.
  15. (attempted) Flip of the Day!

    ha 3x markup and its not even in his hands yet. i bid 888 also. i cant believe we both had same high bid. $1 more and it would be in my collection. good grief