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  1. Maybe. Who knows until it comes out. Once again, my comment is solely based upon the image/visuals.
  2. Perhaps there's more to the story than we all know at this point. But if not, yeah, I don't really get it and I'm pretty certain we'll some insane sales prices on Ebay as some of those issues hit the secondary market.
  3. I made an observation. You'd think the first title for such a limited release project would be something fresh and unique to set itself apart. Perhaps it is, but that image sure looks a lot like the previous works I pointed out. Then again, what the heck is original nowadays? Rare is the truly unique creation.
  4. Yep. Sounds like a....Bad Idea! But, you don't know unless you try. Who knows, it might be a monumental success. Boy, that Megalith title looks like a rip-off A Ellis' Trees (And of Geiger aesthetics).
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  6. More than a raw copy in the same grade sold online. I'm not saying that graded copies sell for more online than at a show. Corrected. Thanks!
  7. Simple. Because there's a market for raw copies, as in there's an entire segment of the collector base that dislikes encapsulated books. Plus they don't need a 3rd party to grade for them if they have half a clue how to grade. And once again, people pay more for raw in person than they would for the same book online and only applies to certain books. It's a combination of experience and instinct where and when I apply this approach to raw books. Remember, we're talking about buying at conventions (in person), and not online. Encapsulated copies will almost always fetch more online than a raw copy. That's one of the main purposes of graded comics: to remove doubt and uncertainty from online transactions. However, I remember a time when certain raw keys were fetching more on Ebay than their CGC counterpart. Some people just wanted a raw copy and were willing to pay more for them!
  8. Any lower end Bronze/Copper/Silver Age book that's in the $30-100CAD range in the 3.0-8.0 range to give a rough idea. There are exceptions of course. The price spread is so low on these types of books that raw or graded makes no difference to me. But, I'm different that way I guess. I think we can agree that the market is all over the place though.
  9. I agree in an online environment, but I'm not going to sell my raw for less in person where the person can inspect it themselves. Plus, how many times do we hear folks complain that they do not agree with a slabbed book's grade? It's not the end all be all, especially not for the type of books I'm referring to.
  10. I understand, but I don't add the cost of the certification to a comic. I wouldn't charge at least $20USD for UNCANNY X-MEN #348 CGC 2.0 because someone paid to have it graded. It should be in the recycling bin.
  11. I'm not ashamed to say that I'm one of those dealers, at least with relatively inexpensive books, such as the example quoted above. I strongly believe the raw vs graded price discrepancies should be reserved for high grade copies and expensive books, say four figure and higher. I really don't see why a slab should fetch significantly more than it's raw counterpart in such a grade and price point.
  12. I wouldn't say this is a blanket statement, because plenty of dealers have more than fair prices at shows.
  13. One could then say that their computer, internet, electricity, etc. have an inherent cost too. However, I do agree with the argument from a buyer's perspective when attending large, expensive cons, but the exhibitor is paying a fortune to set up as well, so they kinda cancel each other out as arguments for paying less or selling for more.