Aman619

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  1. no slight on your lovely wife, but she STILL won't know what to do with your stuff. Scary thing is we have accumulated so much arcane knowledge of our hobbies, that took years to amass. Like how we can look at a box of comics and know whether its a gold mine or just drek without a guide etc. Just by looking at the covers. The people around us just haven't got a clue. Imagine someone leaving you their collections of something you know little about (cards, stamps, plates, posters hummels!). And taking a crash course on coming up with which are the good pieces, which are drek, and how much they are worth, let alone how to best unload them. Guess this is why dealers etc loooove when heirs bring in the stuff they inherited from loved ones who collected it..
  2. start with a spreadsheet, and graduate to a database! Lots more flexibility. but takes a lot of time and work to assemble, tweak, troubleshoot.... and maintain! When its done though, instant access to everything you own (or have managed to include...) prices paid, estimated value, images, personal notes, key status, where, Guide, recent sales, etc etc
  3. Based on all that I’ve read and discussed, Back in the early days, magazines and comics had distribution deals set up. Either a sole distributor, or a wider arrangement with more than one. Similarly a newsstand or store would receive magazines including comics from one distributor, and would receive what the distrib selected for them, or work with more than one who also chose for them, or, in some cases could give feedback to personalize their order. It was all returnable for credit, so the sales outlets were more like profit partners with the distribs who paid for and owned the stuff! And had to take it back and deal with the piles of returned mags. The stores made money, but the distribs had coin in the game and made the decisions. over the past 90 years — wow, comics are close to 100 year anniversary! — this all got streamlined of course, but the further you go back the more arcane it was handled where any possible combination was going on somewhere in the large cities down to the smallest burgs in the boondocks.
  4. ...and why are the image boxes square? Comics and OA are not square... okay, your design wants square images frames, but don’t default enlarge to fit dimensions so EVERY image is distorted (squeezed or extended) to fit the square...
  5. I don’t understand how someone can’t understand how to understand that comment? understand?
  6. Yeah... feels like with their sites completely down for weeks, ther was pressure to get SOMETHING back up quickly, and were assured that elements could be added while live... forgetting that customers who visit early come away with a less than impressive experience with a handicapped unfinished site. dont know why the new site wasn’t worked and tested until finished in parallel — offline — to the old live site? Anyone in tech can give an answer to this that might help sites in the future avoud a disappointing rollout?
  7. I don’t see any mention of auctions at all yet... and looks like COmicConnect is selling/listing comics for sale like Comiclink Exchange now, it used to be only auctions, wasnt it! ive noticed that the Sort buttons don’t do anything yet either. Before or after a search (adding filters)
  8. Wait... it was cardboard?. The color TV thing was real, so were the monkeys!
  9. Ah, that’s just a bit too cynical for me. Maybe, maybe if Matt were still on his own it might have played out like you suggest. But he was already at CGC at the time, and the Company has larger concerns for their grading reputation at stake. Yes he was helpful to them as CGC is with many people in efforts to get more slabbing. But what the Meyers were doing with the books was way far and beyond restoration methods.
  10. send a pic of the back. Its either a faded cover or missing both Magenta and yellow inks. The back cover will show more info.
  11. Most of these millions of raw (And even slabbed ) books on ebay and at conventions (and websites especially Mile High) mentioned are merely “for sale”. And far too many at ridiculous prices to be meaningful to this discussion. Of all the comics lugged to a convention, very few actually sell. And many of them ended up heavily discounted. And since they are graded and priced by whoever is selling them, their data doesn’t pertain to GPAs mission to track CGC graded sales. But sure there’s lots and lots of comics sitting in boxes out there... millions of them unsellable except in bulk.
  12. I think that was a rhetorical question...
  13. yeah, I agree. While Tony S points out some interesting facts about slabbed vs raw in the hobby at large... my comments referred solely to OUR world in discussing GPA. and GPA ONLY looks at GRADED books! Whatever goes on with raw books including what they sell for has no bearing on whether GPAs pricing data would be better with more sources of data. Of course it would be... assuming everyone contributing uploaded ALL their results, good and bad, and let the chips fall where they may. Which as we know, isnt a given as we saw in the early days with large players cherrypicking their data. As is, GPA is very useful --- assuming one recognizes what it knows and what it doesn't know about the market for slabbed comics.