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  1. Sure, they very well could be. I have to imagine that no newton rings is more desirable than newton rings. It does not affect the value of the book, but certainly there's at least one person who won't buy because of it. In that case they would basically have to stay away from CGC slabs entirely. I hadn't tried it with no slabs, so I pulled one out and yeah; super tight on the sides.
  2. I don't see how this would be an alternative to SDCC in any way. Most people who attend SDCC don't do so to buy comic books... but more book focused shows the better.
  3. Collectibles are not what I would consider an investment. Sure, they meet the criteria per the definition of the word, but you're playing a pure speculation game in a highly volatile market. Not a wise investment from any perspective.
  4. My mom thinks I'm pretty cool...
  5. It is, though I've had great luck throwing offers out. I don't know why people consistently list them at ~10% above THE HIGHEST PRICE A BOOK EVER SOLD FOR. Looking through sold listings they almost never sell for that much anyway and you're not moving inventory while you hope for a sucker to cross your path. For example, I did not pay $550 for my ASM 50 today, though it took ~5 emails to get a good (great with 20% off) price.
  6. I mean, you could be right, but this isn't the first time they've done this, and I'm sure they spend a lot of money on marketing and post-analysis. I assume they have information we don't which shows it's a net positive.
  7. ASM. Not original, but been working on it for more than 20 years now.
  8. WTS ASM 50 6.0 W $600 Unfortunately (fortunately?) I have that one already, though only a 4.5 (a very nice looking 4.5 though.)
  9. For sales like this one (store wide), ebay eats the cost, whatever that nets in the end (obviously it's not actually the full 20%.) It's a marketing campaign and there is value in getting more people to use the site, even if it eats into the marketing budget a bit. When you see coupons that are limited to specific sellers, the seller eats the cost. Reference:
  10. Ha I have a message out to that guy for better pics. It is tempting, especially with those white pages, but I'm afraid of buying based on one out of focus pic. Plus the cover looks better than a 6.0, which has me worried about what the back/inside looks like... I was mostly joking, but appreciate the suggestions. Hard to help someone if you don't know what they already have... but I am having a hard time. I just grabbed an 8.5 W JIM 86 and thought I was done for a bit.. but the coupon is pulling me back in.
  11. Guys.... what do I buy? Help! Want an ASM 50, but not sure I want what's available... and the rest of my current list are large purchases I'm not going to make now. I NEED TO SPEND MONEY! Quick, ~$600 budget and I am a big SA Thor/ASM/Avengers fan. Need ideas!
  12. If it means anything, you handled this in a much more mature way than I would have. Buying for a friend, neither of them can afford the purchase, asking you to pay for some insufficiently_thoughtful_person buying comics behind his wife's back, threatening a PayPal dispute, and to top it off: the guy asks for a $100 discount! Yikes, you're a better man than I.
  13. Yeah I see that now. I was actually going to come back and delete my comment. I made it after reading like two pages... out of 20. Been reading more since then, so just disregard what I said there, it's about 18 pages out of date.