Djrodunchained

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  1. If you feel someone's prices are crazy high, go elsewhere or make an offer. You can find pretty much any book you want, at any time. It feels like a sense of entitlement that any buyer feels they deserve a book at a specific price you see at another venue. Go buy it elsewhere and go along your merry way. I'm only a buyer, but if a price is within a range that feels reasonable to me, I'll buy it. If the owner says to make an offer, I'll submit what I feel is not insulting. It usually gets accepted or countered and everyone is happy. I'm also not looking to flip any books for a few bucks, so I may be in the minority.
  2. Pull the trigger on an ASM #9 low-mid grade, that is reasonably priced. Actually purchased one years ago when I was young off Ebay for $75 (which was a lot for me back then). It 'got lost in the mail'. I was young and didn't know what options I had so I sucked it up as a loss.
  3. 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!
  4. 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)
  5. The four part graphic novel series Batman: The Cult is about the grittiest Batman story I have read.
  6. CGC updated their labels, that is all. The black numbers are newer, and they grey ones are older cases (labels).
  7. 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!!!
  8. 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)
  9. 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!
  10. It did sour me... but I am back! And you are absolutely correct, I am focusing on the old stuff I enjoy!
  11. 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.
  12. 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!