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    If I just sell the car, I can up my bid...

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  1. How is it different and how does it not make sense? In both instances, you have submitted something for grading. The grader has reviewed it, returned it to you, and told you what you submitted has flaws, but not told you what those flaws are. The question is whether you want to know what those specific flaws are, or if you are satisfied with only knowing something was wrong? I never said the test you took was objective or multiple choice. It could be a combination of objective and subjective, just like CGC grading. They have a scale they use and they make a grade determination based on that scale. A test question could be the same. You could have a question like "What was the cause of the Civil War" and the grader bases their grade on how you have answered the question. A response of "assassination of franz ferdinand" would be completely wrong, but a response of "state's rights" could be wrong or right depending on how you supported your answer. Would you not want to know why the teacher took off points? It is 100% objectively incorrect to make a blanket statement that "educational tests are not subjective."
  2. If you guys were in school and received a test back with a 96/100, would you want to know what questions you got wrong? Or would you be satisfied if the teacher said "you just missed a few questions, don't worry about it?"
  3. I love it. It is certainly much more refreshing than the covers of Liefeld who depicts characters at the opposite end of the spectrum.
  4. I think you're right now that I take a closer look. My bad.
  5. Why leave the book in the bag when asking for a grading opinion?
  6. I just started watching ComicTom101 on Youtube a few months ago and really like it. He had a good video a few days ago on the Rob Liefeld freak out over the first appearance of MajorX, and yesterday I watched an interesting video on what is the true first appearance of Immortal Hulk. Weekly videos on what's hot and speculation.
  7. Well that Hulk 1 SS should be pretty easy to track.
  8. I don't know. I guess because of the implication that the only way to obtain one would be for a dealer to meet the qualifying number. But you are right that they don't ever claim that so I guess they can do what they want. I unfortunately already bought a 1:100 variant today thinking this was the case, but won't fall for that anymore. I appreciate the points you made in the other thread.
  9. That seems wildly unfair to the dealers. Unless you're someone like Midtown or Mile HIgh, most LCSs aren't going to purchase enough copies to get a 50 or 100 variant. If they are getting an incentive variant, they should have a guarantee that the book is rare and be rewarded for purchasing all of those copies to chase a variant. Sucks that the publisher could then print an extra 500 copies due to some special arrangement they have with another company that doesn't require them to publish the regular issues.
  10. Thanks for the link. Interesting read. It appears they're asking the same question I am, and unfortunately the consensus is that no one has any idea. Was trying to figure out it an incentive book was worth the price. My main concern is, even without knowing the exact print run, there is a possibility of the publishers printing way more issues than the dealer qualifying numbers. Eg., only one dealer orders 100 copies of a 1:100 variant, woiuld the publisher then only print 1 copy of that incentive variant? Seems no one knows. I appreciate the link.
  11. If a book is 1:100 incentive, does that mean if the book sells 30,000 copies the absolute most of the variants produced would be 300? And do they automatically produce 300 variants and then distribute them? Or would they still only produce a variant is a retailer ordered 100 issues? In which case, there would be even less than 300 copies since not every dealer out of that 30,000 is ordered at least 100 issues?
  12. Symbiote Spider-Man has a 1:100 variant cover by Todd McFarlane. Is this just an old cover Marvel owned from the 90s that they're using? I have searched all over and cannot find any information at all about it. Has Marvel had a McFarlane cover on any other books since he left? Does anyone think Mcfarlane would refuse to sign this?
  13. Wow, I hadn't heard of anyone going after comic pirates so good to know. Can you tell us if if the husband was downloading comics from someone else, or were they actually distributing them to others? And are you able to tell us the publisher?
  14. Copyright currently extends for works published after 1923. There are some exceptions through the 1960s, but none of those books would be within those public domain exceptions because both Marvel and DC renewed the copyrights on all of these books. It will be around 2035 before that Batman #1 falls into public domain. Selling these would be no different than selling a USB stick with a bunch of digital comic books on them, and you may face a violation for each individual comic book. I think the fine is around $250,000 per copyrighted work. You could even receive a charge for giving away the books and not selling them. That being said, it is extremely unlikely you would actually be charged for selling them since comic book copyrights are not enforced as strictly as things like movies. I think it is likely that eBay would remove the auction though and might terminate your account if you tried to sell there. I do not believe it is illegal for you to possess them. Disclosure: I am not a lawyer and only work for one.