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  1. Purchased an Iron Fist #14 from Dan on Friday evening and received the book on Monday (today!). Packed very secure, super quick and friendly. He made my first purchase on these boards a great one!
  2. You say you got a great deal on the book... would that not be because it has the coupon missing? So it seems fair that same issue would also affect resale value. (not saying it won't still increase in value)
  3. The four part graphic novel series Batman: The Cult is about the grittiest Batman story I have read.
  4. CGC updated their labels, that is all. The black numbers are newer, and they grey ones are older cases (labels).
  5. I just wanted to put an update! Nothing crazy in the sales, but got sold some random glassware (haha, with proceeds going towards comic fund) and listed a few small 'lots' on craigslist today. Within 10 minutes got an inquiry for my Wolverine #1-4 (regular series, 1988?). Nice fellow, looked at conditions when we met nearby and paid full price. Very rare to not get a haggler on CL! Hopefully my other sets sell quickly. I plan to put more up soon. So my goal again is to save up my funds to purchase something that is higher than my normal purchase range. I already have my eye on a comic that I want (possibly within my normal range) on ebay. Resisting urge to purchase!!!
  6. Most of my collection is un-slabbed (stuff I bought when I was younger) but I am moving towards buying mostly slabs or items I want to be slabbed. As far as a detached cover... I guess I just feel I want a 'complete' still intact comic. If there was a rare Golden Age Comic that I could only afford with cover detached... yes I may go for it. Maybe I'm looking at it wrong though, and I'd love to hear your thoughts. Why would you overlook this defect? (serious question)
  7. I might be in the minority here, but PQ doesn't bother me as much. I will do CR-OW or CR (depending on the book) definitely not brittle. Probably because the book is encased and I won't see the pages. My big hang up are decent sized pieces missing, cover detached, or incomplete. I'll take spine ticks, some marvel chipping, medium to lighter creases. I probably have a lower price range than a lot of folks here though!
  8. It did sour me... but I am back! And you are absolutely correct, I am focusing on the old stuff I enjoy!
  9. Variants, bagged, foil, etc covers were the reason I stopped collecting comics for a long time. Soured me on the industry, as the stories and art crapped out and gimmick covers seemed to be how companies propped up their sales.
  10. Thats probably good advice... I have been thinking about possibly sending some books in to get graded, than re-sell (than of course use the proceeds to purchase other comics!). I don't know if I have any that would be over $500 though. I was thinking maybe books around $100 (after being graded) that I could sell on eBay. Still looking into it more before deciding though! I have not done the CGC process myself, yet!
  11. It doesn't bother me to see non-keys or lower graded books slabbed. Maybe the book has sentimental value to a person, or maybe they wanted to see how the CGC process works before they send a higher value book, or a host of other reasons. Thats one of the cool aspects of this hobby is there are so many types of collectors and niches of comics to enjoy!
  12. I think there is absolutely nothing wrong with dabbling in crypto currencies or flipping comic books... if you aren't doing it on the taxpayers dime. This thread is nothing but excuses and playing the victim, because there is that fallback of government assistance. Nothing will change until you decide to take responsibility for your actions and learn that life isn't fair and nothing is owed to you. You won't get rich quick. Just ain't going to happen. Best of luck in your life. You have received a lot of good (and repeated) advice on getting a job to support yourself. It does not take months to find a job, any job. Absolutely nothing positive will happen until you take that vital first step.
  13. Hey Spartcom5! I'm relatively new here so not sure if its a 'rule' or not, but you may want to crop out the labels as they are from a competitor of these forums. Both comics looks amazing! Get both!!