Books you just cant find in the Wild
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I’ve recently been searching for Direct vs Newsstand information, as I have recently come in to quite a few newsstand copies of books. From my understanding Marvel killed their newsstands around 2011 continuing in B&N and BAM but killing it officially in 2013. With the business model it makes sense on their behalf, much less risk to discount and push through. The 6.8-1% possibility doesn’t seem unreasonable considering the market.

the books I recently came across were supposed to be pulped for B&N. The UPC recycling I’ve witnessed through the books would lead me to believe that the newsstand editions couldn’t have been that high a priority if they couldn’t be bothered to even process proper UPCs. Anecdotal yes, but i believe valid.

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19 hours ago, RockMyAmadeus said:

That's not true. SOOs historically cover (or are supposed to cover) issues dated January to December. That's why they're filed on October 1: the last cover date (December) of a monthly periodical, for example, had just been published.

The thing about the SOOs is....they were self-reporting. Did the USPS ever audit the information provided...?

I'm guessing the answer is "no."

lol It's not like any private business ever under-reported sales . . . :whistle:

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1 hour ago, divad said:
21 hours ago, RockMyAmadeus said:

That's not true. SOOs historically cover (or are supposed to cover) issues dated January to December. That's why they're filed on October 1: the last cover date (December) of a monthly periodical, for example, had just been published.

The thing about the SOOs is....they were self-reporting. Did the USPS ever audit the information provided...?

I'm guessing the answer is "no."

lol It's not like any private business ever under-reported sales . . . :whistle:

All the USPS is concerned with is whether the publication qualifies for the favorable mailing rates they are paying. I doubt they ever took a really close look at the submitted forms for comics, let alone considered doing an audit.

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S.H.I.E.L.D. 1 Partial Sketch Cover. Been trying to find this for a while for my collection, but haven't luck.

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4 hours ago, ygogolak said:

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These Fantaco Chronicles are tough to find?

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On 11/28/2018 at 8:39 PM, Lazyboy said:

I wonder if there are any warehoused groups of post-2000 Newsstands anywhere. hm

 

Well, it's not quite a warehouse full, but this kind of thing happens.

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1 hour ago, GeeksAreMyPeeps said:

These Fantaco Chronicles are tough to find?

Sure...

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6 minutes ago, fastballspecial said:

My contribution this week :whistle:

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Already too hard to find due to demand. Damnit, give me more valuable drek no one cares about!:sumo:

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It’s in horrible shape, but I came across this going through some boxes the other day. Any estimates on how many there are?

 

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I hadn't really seen these before, though I suspect they're not worth a ton... I'm told they originally retailed for $39.95, way back in 1993, though I don't know that for a fact.

These apparently contain a portfolio-style envelope, a copy of the gold edition of the relevant comic book, and some promotional materials. These copies are still sealed, so I'm not sure what those materials might be.

 

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On ‎12‎/‎6‎/‎2018 at 1:24 PM, Brock said:

I hadn't really seen these before, though I suspect they're not worth a ton... I'm told they originally retailed for $39.95, way back in 1993, though I don't know that for a fact.

These apparently contain a portfolio-style envelope, a copy of the gold edition of the relevant comic book, and some promotional materials. These copies are still sealed, so I'm not sure what those materials might be.

 

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The packs are on ebay for like in the $5 range. One of those golds has a $1.45 BIN. Even Milehigh is only charging $4.40 for a NM copy.

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On 12/4/2018 at 5:09 PM, BishopT said:

It’s in horrible shape, but I came across this going through some boxes the other day. Any estimates on how many there are?

 

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More than you think - it was incorporated in a Monopoly game in 1999.

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2 hours ago, the blob said:

The packs are on ebay for like in the $5 range. One of those golds has a $1.45 BIN. Even Milehigh is only charging $4.40 for a NM copy.

Yes, I'm holding out for the oft-rumoured Vortex vs. Golden City movie.

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1 hour ago, Wolverinex said:

Added this image 1 newsstand to the collection20181215_182923.thumb.jpg.7a2ef1c0623e4b435095807a1bf5bd4e.jpg

show us the barcode or it never happened!

I got a Cyberforce and a Maxx newsstand yesterday as well!

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1 minute ago, Wolverinex said:

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There you go. It is good also to know which books have the barcode on the back for better hunting. I have been pulling Spawn / Batman and Batman / Spawns out of their bags for months.

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And who got the Sandman 75 2nd print off ebay last night? I was ready to snipe but 11:55 is too late for me and I would have gone higher than the $125 it went for just because I have been hunting this for a while and want one. But I woke up at 12 midnight on the dot and was like :facepalm:. I was going to PM @Aweandlorder and tell him to stay away from my book! I hope someone here got it though.

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