Ebay Seller: collectors_comics
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Does anyone have any history in purchasing from the ebay seller, collector_comics? I noticed the seller always sells raw silver age marvels, especially ASM. I am curious if this is another cdpaoli, makemeanofferandwin, lexerific, etc scam where they purchase restored cgc books, crack em open and sell them as unrestored.

 

 

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It's good to see a n00b has used the search function and done some reading before posting.

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It's good to see a n00b has used the search function and done some reading before posting.

 

Do tell - I tried the search engine (which is usually useless in my experience). With the search engine I found... this thread. meh

 

So I tried a Google search of the site, and got this link.

 

Welcome to the boards Clay. :hi:

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It's good to see a n00b has used the search function and done some reading before posting.

 

Do tell - I tried the search engine (which is usually useless in my experience). With the search engine I found... this thread. meh

 

So I tried a Google search of the site, and got this link.

 

Welcome to the boards Clay. :hi:

 

Hard to tell sometimes, but I'm thinking that wasn't sarcasm.

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Weird.

 

BorderlineHoarder, why'd you delete your post...?

 

 

Yeah I took it down because it was late when I posted it and I was tired, so I decided to remove it until I could review it today and make sure I was sticking to the facts on hand.

 

What I observed was likely nothing more than a garden variety crack and press on a Batman #18 I was following on eBay. It sold as a universal 3.0 and then two months or so later as a raw from collectors_comics with the spine roll fixed. I've reposted the pix below...I caught on to it based on the distinct pencil mark above the B in the Batman logo. I can't detect any restoration other than pressing from the scans.

 

I've seen differing opinions on pressing all over these boards...but the consensus seems to be that it should at least be disclosed, which I absolutely agree with. That way the the buyer has all the information on the book...like the principle behind CarFax. Since the book that was unslabbed was a universal, and were it resubmitted it would likely still be universal per CGC standards, it's not a cdpaoli/lexy situation where a buyer stands to lose a bunch of cash on an cracked PLOD. They also did not attempt to overgrade this one in the listing text. So, while technically there is nothing nefarious going on here, just some standard comic flipping...full disclosure on the former CGC label and press would be nice.

 

Before:

 

bat18f.jpg

 

After:

 

bat18postfixfront.jpg

 

 

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Thankyou for the replies. Note - I did look up the ebay seller and did not find anything, hence for post to find out some additional information.

 

Based on the links, I think I will not consider buying from this ebay seller.

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Welcome to the boards Clay.

 

I definately prefer sellers to disclose pressing on ebay but many don't disclose including some members of this board.

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Hi. First, I've spent many hours reading through these great threads, and I finally decided to register.

 

I thought this would be an interesting addition to this thread:

 

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th_CA43-2.jpg

 

It appears he has a minimum price for his books, and he ensures they sell for that price.

 

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One of these books actually sold to someone!:

 

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th_SS14-2.jpg

 

th_SS15-1.jpg

 

th_SS15-2.jpg

 

Sorry for the multiple links. Next time I'll stitch them all together.

 

 

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Interesting. He won a Spider-Man from me this weekend on Ebay.

 

Wonder if he will press it and make thousands? hm

 

Guess it's time to take some very detailed photos.

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Welcome to the boards :applause:

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Welcome to the boards :applause:

 

lol

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Seems like a poor press job.

 

Great work with the scanning/color settings, though. hm

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Thankyou for the replies. Note - I did look up the ebay seller and did not find anything, hence for post to find out some additional information.

 

I put "cdpaoli" into the search and got 20 pages of results. One thread is called "Re: The cdpaoli is a SCAMMER thread (Was ebay...FAIL!) " (shrug)

 

http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Board=4&Number=4096592&Searchpage=7&Main=192497&Words=cdpaoli+is+a+SCAMMER+&topic=0&Search=true#Post4096592

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Thankyou for the replies. Note - I did look up the ebay seller and did not find anything, hence for post to find out some additional information.

 

I put "cdpaoli" into the search and got 20 pages of results. One thread is called "Re: The cdpaoli is a SCAMMER thread (Was ebay...FAIL!) " (shrug)

 

http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Board=4&Number=4096592&Searchpage=7&Main=192497&Words=cdpaoli+is+a+SCAMMER+&topic=0&Search=true#Post4096592

 

So would he if he hadn't been looking for collector_comics instead.

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Thankyou for the replies. Note - I did look up the ebay seller and did not find anything, hence for post to find out some additional information.

 

I put "cdpaoli" into the search and got 20 pages of results. One thread is called "Re: The cdpaoli is a SCAMMER thread (Was ebay...FAIL!) " (shrug)

 

http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Board=4&Number=4096592&Searchpage=7&Main=192497&Words=cdpaoli+is+a+SCAMMER+&topic=0&Search=true#Post4096592

 

So would he if he hadn't been looking for collector_comics instead.

 

I see what you mean. I thought he thought they were the same seller. Anyway, the search works fine (thumbs u

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Thankyou for the replies. Note - I did look up the ebay seller and did not find anything, hence for post to find out some additional information.

 

I put "cdpaoli" into the search and got 20 pages of results. One thread is called "Re: The cdpaoli is a SCAMMER thread (Was ebay...FAIL!) " (shrug)

 

http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Board=4&Number=4096592&Searchpage=7&Main=192497&Words=cdpaoli+is+a+SCAMMER+&topic=0&Search=true#Post4096592

 

So would he if he hadn't been looking for collector_comics instead.

 

I see what you mean. I thought he thought they were the same seller. Anyway, the search works fine (thumbs u

 

(thumbs u

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Thankyou for the replies. Note - I did look up the ebay seller and did not find anything, hence for post to find out some additional information.

 

I put "cdpaoli" into the search and got 20 pages of results. One thread is called "Re: The cdpaoli is a SCAMMER thread (Was ebay...FAIL!) " (shrug)

 

http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Board=4&Number=4096592&Searchpage=7&Main=192497&Words=cdpaoli+is+a+SCAMMER+&topic=0&Search=true#Post4096592

 

So would he if he hadn't been looking for collector_comics instead.

 

:signfunny:

 

I chuckled.

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