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On 11/8/2018 at 12:39 PM, Bomber-Bob said:

With a couple exceptions, it's normal for a 1st appearance to slow down after the movie. If it's a villain, they usually stay down for good. I think this book will wax and wane but basically stay strong. I've noticed that the marketplace in general seems to slow down at this time of the year.

Yep, books tend downwards this time of year. Good time to stock up as a reseller.

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22 minutes ago, fastballspecial said:

For the most part this is has been my buying policy for at least a decade. I buy in fall and winter and sell in Spring and summer. There are some overlaps but better deals are had in the winter on average.

During the summer? I figured that would be deader with folks budgeting for vacations and a lot of comic shows. But I guess with "summer blockbusters" there is movie hype pushing stuff too.

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Just now, the blob said:

During the summer? I figured that would be deader with folks budgeting for vacations and a lot of comic shows. But I guess with "summer blockbusters" there is movie hype pushing stuff too.

It's also con season, so I guess the buying/selling is much more competitive as big time dealers are restocking throughout the con season. That's just one of many reasons I'm sure.

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24 minutes ago, KEY ISSUES Comics said:

It's also con season, so I guess the buying/selling is much more competitive as big time dealers are restocking throughout the con season. That's just one of many reasons I'm sure.

I suppose for better stuff, but for the average collector they are trying to budget for cons too and there may be less money for ebay. plus they sell stuff to raise $, and all that hitting the market may depress prices. I sell stuff to pay for summer vacations too. funny though, in my neck  of the woods it is not Con season. our two biggest shows at October and December, although there is one in the Spring too usually.

But I guess you are right in a sense, a few years ago I was selling a lot here, keys, minor keys, hot books, right around when Guardians of the Galaxy was coming out and all that stuff was hot, and I did a bunch of big group sales to dealers on here stocking up on inventory for upcoming summer shows.

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6 hours ago, the blob said:

During the summer? I figured that would be deader with folks budgeting for vacations and a lot of comic shows. But I guess with "summer blockbusters" there is movie hype pushing stuff too.

Taxes and Christmas outweigh that by a ton.

 

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2 hours ago, fastballspecial said:

Taxes and Christmas outweigh that by a ton.

 

I suppose, but I spend more money on my summer vacation than either of those, not to mention summer camp.

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From my decade of experience selling books - September - November are the slowest time of year selling books.  December picks up a bit and then a lull between mid January and March when tax refunds prompt the summer surge.  Books sell very well from March until August.  Key books sell all thru the year but the number of books sold always seems to follow this pattern.

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On 11/13/2018 at 1:34 PM, the blob said:

I suppose for better stuff, but for the average collector they are trying to budget for cons too and there may be less money for ebay. plus they sell stuff to raise $, and all that hitting the market may depress prices. I sell stuff to pay for summer vacations too. funny though, in my neck  of the woods it is not Con season. our two biggest shows at October and December, although there is one in the Spring too usually.

But I guess you are right in a sense, a few years ago I was selling a lot here, keys, minor keys, hot books, right around when Guardians of the Galaxy was coming out and all that stuff was hot, and I did a bunch of big group sales to dealers on here stocking up on inventory for upcoming summer shows.

Well, it's interesting to see that geographic differences persist even in this internet era. 

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