Lifesuggs

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    Variants within DC Newsstand Issues

    I work for an inventory company and many of the accounts, especially for periodicals and cell phone accessories, work on a SBT system. They only pay for them when sold, store carries more inventory as they are not responsible for them, vendor handles merching and replenishment. one of my accounts I’ve gotten some cool books off of them as when the display date was up they were just told to chuck them. Like sports tributes etc
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    Variants within DC Newsstand Issues

    I bought some books of a guy on Facebook that are over five years old. I like how everyone tries to make it sound so devious. If we want to get technical if B&N sold these books to the guy that would be against the rules. Rescuing from the trash is legal. Supreme Court California v Greenwood, the gist, no expectation of privacy to garbage , garbage public domain blah blah blah With that said, the point here was try to find out more about Newsstand vs Direct editions. There’s not a lot of info available out there and this is one of the few places discussing them. Good info from TonySquawk. The books are about 5 years after your work date I am curious if there was a change with the procedure possibly due to decrease in inventory or digital backend development. What was the comic stock/selection like while you were there?
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    Book Error

    Traded on a FB group didn’t know the label was not so much wrong as it is missing information. Saw the book and the grade and got it. I’m not overly concerned with it as I know what it is and I’m not selling it or anything, but being relatively new to the grading process it would be in my best interest to know all the procedures. the likelyhood of me mailing it off is minimal either way, but regardless of provenance if you had a wrong label wouldn’t you want to know what your options are?
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    Book Error

    Does the process include books missing information? For instance I have a teen titans 12 that doesn’t list the Batman Who Laughs? additionally, if it does, do you have to be the original submitter? (I traded for it) sorry if answered elsewhere, but terms are generic enough that it brings up waaaay too many posts
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    Variants within DC Newsstand Issues

    I’ll get right on that.
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    Variants within DC Newsstand Issues

    So sell to Chuck Got it!
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    Variants within DC Newsstand Issues

    Well, I bought books off a guy with a good story. Can’t actually verify the provenance so I feel like I’ll get by. Either way I got a really interesting collection
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    Variants within DC Newsstand Issues

    Garbage man who draws rescued them
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    Variants within DC Newsstand Issues

    The bulk is great NM/NM- a bunch of the Batman look like they were shelved, most look like they never left their shipping box
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    Variants within DC Newsstand Issues

    Yeah I pulled those out unaware the IDW ones held some value. I put in a huge order on BCW when I started going through the boxes and realized what was in them. They’re all getting bagged and boarded.
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    Variants within DC Newsstand Issues

    Yeah was crazy excited for the 880s have wanted one for a long time. the UF4s were a big one for me too. Complete with their black panther UPC (oh marvel)
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    Variants within DC Newsstand Issues

    I just did a little digging. Might not be the only winner...
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    Variants within DC Newsstand Issues

    I recently came in to a ton of newsstands from someone who worked pulping them for B&N so this has been all super informative as a lot of info is hard to find on them. Are you still trying to complete your set? I’d be happy to check my stuff. There was a ton of DC
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    Books you just cant find in the Wild

    I’ve recently been searching for Direct vs Newsstand information, as I have recently come in to quite a few newsstand copies of books. From my understanding Marvel killed their newsstands around 2011 continuing in B&N and BAM but killing it officially in 2013. With the business model it makes sense on their behalf, much less risk to discount and push through. The 6.8-1% possibility doesn’t seem unreasonable considering the market. the books I recently came across were supposed to be pulped for B&N. The UPC recycling I’ve witnessed through the books would lead me to believe that the newsstand editions couldn’t have been that high a priority if they couldn’t be bothered to even process proper UPCs. Anecdotal yes, but i believe valid.