James J Johnson

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    Bid more or post more... tough one...
  • Birthday 12/01/1965

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  1. Not so fast. Talcum powder? Flour? Baking soda? How about if we first liberally coat the tanned area with any of these and then apply the heat and pressure?
  2. Now, what we already all knew, is official. Thank you, Mr. Patience!
  3. James J Johnson

    Sparkle City Action 1 on ebay!!!!

    Gator, I could have saved you the effort of even tracking this for purchase consideration. As you can see above and from my page 2 post, the second I saw this book my impression, which I shared here, was that there was more to it than met the eye or the description with respect to the full extent of the resto. It's self-evident and fairly obvious from images alone that this is an extensively restored book. .
  4. James J Johnson

    Sparkle City Action 1 on ebay!!!!

    So with what little credit the duck gives me for any tangible hobby knowledge at all, my initial statement about there being more work on this book than was being initially disclosed has now proven to be true by the seller himself updating and augmenting the disclosure of restoration procedures? Is that about right? It was a case of partial disclosure, now remedied? Here was my post on partial disclosure from page 2, verbatim: So, what this really translates out to is that when the buyer submits this to the CGC, and it bounds back to him or her in a 0.5 purple labeled holder from whence it came, slabbed with the words, "extensive restoration" and "Incomplete" included on the label, plus far more disclosed work than the seller is disclosin mentionedg, relegating the book's resale value to approx. the 25 to 40% range of the winning bid price, "don't look to remedy the deception, because you'll find us unmoved by your grievous error in winning it, and by the way, the short pier is that'a'way, if you'd like a nice place to take that long walk, you're welcome!". Is that about the gist of it?  The dollar amount is much too high for this type of non-disclosure to stand up as a mitigating factor with the cc company. Anyone who has a CC with at least 6 figure thresholds has standing with their cc company and the chargeback will be effected pending a return without an insane re-stocking fee, of course, $25,000 to place the book back in a box just plain usurious to demand
  5. James J Johnson

    Sparkle City Action 1 on ebay!!!!

    I have no duck in that race.
  6. James J Johnson

    Sparkle City Action 1 on ebay!!!!

    IMO, putting the finished product, whatever the union may be of the married parts for 2 or 3 books cobbled together to form what would technically still a partial one, in a CGC slab will be counter-indicative to wringing out every last penny. You take a cobbled together Action 1 and creatively word the description and like this auction, you'll get better results than the words of what is actually done to the book strewn across the label, which appropriately, should have a picture of Boris Karloff as Frankenstein to appropriately epitomize two, three, or more books in one. You start mentioning "married this, married that" on labels and you can kiss your ample profits a fond farewell..
  7. I don't see how pressing alone could remedy that. .
  8. James J Johnson

    Sparkle City Action 1 on ebay!!!!

    The duck and God already know that precise amount. The rest of us will know in 5 days. My number is $251,200. You heard that here.
  9. James J Johnson

    Sparkle City Action 1 on ebay!!!!

    yes. The math can work if you can craft the description of the finished product creatively enough, and then convince someone that the finished product is worth considerably in excess of $300K, not to mention having extra parts to Frankenbook-farm out to subsidize this acquisition once the dust settles. If it's as I suspect, and this book finishes for $250K or more, with a paying winner, of course the entire envelope, the whole price spectrum of Action 1 in low to midgrade expands from the orbit of Jupiter to around the Ort cloud, and getting well in excess of $300K for the finished product we're discussing will not be that much of a challenge.
  10. James J Johnson

    Sparkle City Action 1 on ebay!!!!

    Nobody would win. The judge would take one look at the suit, one look at us and tell me to GTFO and take my duck with me..
  11. James J Johnson

    Sparkle City Action 1 on ebay!!!!

    I'm really impressed by how much skin and feathers you have in Sparkle City's game. You must be an integral part off their operations to argue so persistently and vehemently over the technicalities of their company integrity and machinations. If you're not an owner, shareholder, or associate of some kind, I must admire your tenacity. I wish I could be so passionate about something I have absolutely no stake in other than simply being right while proving someone wrong. I might wish I could be that passionate about a moot point that has little to no effect on my life, but if I did care that much, maybe I'd suddenly realize that I was wasting my time after all. I don't know, but I'm sure we can both agree on that much. Here's to you, Duck. You're one duck of a kind!
  12. James J Johnson

    Sparkle City Action 1 on ebay!!!!

    I really don't know anything about anything as I just fell off the turnip truck, as the duck will tell you, but in my uninformed opinion, this will finish at more than 242K.
  13. James J Johnson

    Sparkle City Action 1 on ebay!!!!

    Uh-oh. Now you'll have the duck to answer to. Get ready for the 50 minute lecture about how little you know about anything and how you've slandered the seller. Well, I'm out of here for now. I have a lot to learn, so the duck says. So I better get to it if I want to be 1/100th the duck he'll tell you he is. You guys in the Golden age section. I thought my peeps in the Comics General section were making things up!
  14. James J Johnson

    Sparkle City Action 1 on ebay!!!!

    I must state. I'm not convinced of your superiority. You keep telling me that I'm nothing compared to you, and I fail to see how you arrived at that determination. Can you be more specific?
  15. James J Johnson

    Sparkle City Action 1 on ebay!!!!

    Then let's test the system. I'm willing. Are you?