Mr. Spider-Woman

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  1. I only read about this last night. I don't know what to think. I'm a Marvel collector, not DC, so it doesn't affect me personally at the moment but if DC leaving Diamond impacts the broader comic book industry, who knows! Best of luck to everyone with a shop trying to navigate this massive change.
  2. I'm going to try my best to throw a few extra dollars at my LCS in the next few weeks. They're shut down as of tonight so I'll have to see what options they're able to offer.
  3. Wow. I'm surprised but not really surprised.
  4. Wow! Are those all unopened? The boxes look like they're in great shape.
  5. I haven't looked to see what's available but my local Walmart now has a dedicated box for the Marvel three-packs. They used to be mixed in with the big DC books.
  6. I recently dipped my toe into the sports cards waters just deep enough to know I want to stay as far away as possible from anything other than sealed product. There are too many versions of any given card. It's mind-boggling. Bots are also a huge problem. It's impossible to buy anything online unless you can pre-order or you're lucky enough to stumble upon a listing immediately after it goes live and before it sells out.
  7. I love the idea of flat rate because it does simplify things but how can you compete with sellers offering cheaper shipping, either First Class or (even though comics aren't applicable) Media Mail?
  8. I finally discovered where my local Walmart keeps trading cards and comics. There's a big display for the DC Comics 100 page books. I've seen a handful of the Marvel three packs as well. Never more than three or four at a time. Either they're being snatched up quickly or only a few are put out.
  9. I'm thinking about opening an eBay Store this fall to sell comics and trading cards and toys and books and other collectibles. I've sold occasionally on eBay in the past but I'd like to get a more serious about it. I have a lot of collectibles (most not worth much) I've acquired over the last 25 years, plus things I've inherited from family members. I may also have a line on a decent Magic: The Gathering collection I can try to sell. And I've started buying things I think I can sell when I see massive clearance sales at Walmart and other stores. I've been reading about taxes and business structures and things like that. I'll definitely talk to a CPA this summer if I decide to do this so I know what records to keep and what taxes I have to pay. I'm particularly confused about paying capital gains tax on collectibles, for example. For those of you who sell collectibles on eBay as a side hustle, is there any advice you have for me? Did you set up an actual business, like a sole proprietorship or an LLC? Which eBay Store subscriber level is best to start out with? Do you have a business license in your state? Did you open a separate business banking account/credit card? Does selling on eBay consume all your waking hours, even if you only planned to do it in your spare time? Thanks.
  10. Ain't that the truth. I'm in the midst of a hardcore comic and trading cards phase at the moment. Who knows how I'll feel a year or two from now.
  11. I'm under 35 (barely) and I'd love to go after keys but I don't have the money. What I've done this year is clear out a ton of Fantastic Four, Namor, and Dazzler comics from local stores as I work on completing various runs. That was my reaction as well after skimming the article. It's great that Heritage is doing well. Is the broader vintage comics and original art market doing well, too? Not to mention the even broader comic book market?
  12. I doubt I'll ever own a copy myself but I sure do love the cover to #18.