Tale of the $50 AMAZING FANTASY 15 1st SPIDERMAN CGC Graded Blue 3.0 KEY SILVER AGE LEE DITKO
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How many messages did you get in total?

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You better be careful, though. Listing an $18,000 book for $50 is liable to give people heart attacks trying to hit the BIN fast enough...

:D

Speaking of which...did you get any messages from honest people telling you what the book was actually worth, or was it all just people hoping they'd snared a sucker...?

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1 hour ago, RockMyAmadeus said:

You better be careful, though. Listing an $18,000 book for $50 is liable to give people heart attacks trying to hit the BIN fast enough...

:D

Speaking of which...did you get any messages from honest people telling you what the book was actually worth, or was it all just people hoping they'd snared a sucker...?

No email said hey this book is worth this, but a few just asked it was a goof and were making sure.

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How do you feel being the internet geek sensation of the day? lol I honestly saw this sale in each and every facebook comics related group I am in.

Thanks for sharing those messages, some of them were really funny.

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A local collector friend snagged a raw copy for $7 that graded out at 4.5 universal at a garage sale 5 or 6 years ago. Deals like that are rare, but they happen.

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6 hours ago, kimik said:

A local collector friend snagged a raw copy for $7 that graded out at 4.5 universal at a garage sale 5 or 6 years ago. Deals like that are rare, but they happen.

$7 in a garage sale?!?!!..... That's not even rare.. that's a once in a life time event!.... I.E. finding an action 1 as part in the wall of a house you just bought

 

IMO if you see a book is  PROFESSIONALLY GRADED (never mind on EBAY!), and is worth upward of $14,000.. there is NO WAY it is being sold for under grading fee's ($50) LMAO...

 

Some of these people scare me ..  :facepalm:

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UPDATE: At this point, the sale ended over a week ago, I figure if your no smart enough to assume either this was a goof or at the very least it was sold I have responded in kind.......................

 

The ebayers name was removed because it would just not be right to let everyone know who they are........or as Red would say DUMB !

 

( NOTE: the first email starts at the bottom) 

 
I am not sure how to respond at this point lol

 

Okay now you're kidding? ................................................................................................................................................................... Right?

Your previous message

I am in Washinton State in the deep woods in a cabin. I don't want to ship this as it cost over $50 & that's a lot of bread bro. 
Why is that? Where are you located?

Your previous message

No you have to drive to my house and pick it up & we can have lunch before you go.

 

Yes I will pay, are you going to relist it?

Your previous message

You would pay $50???? I would want payment asap in cash & no hassle as the last buyer wanted it shipped for free!.

 

Is it still available to purchase??

Your previous message

Sure nobody wanted it?

 

 
Is this item still available??

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Finding AF 15 for cheap can happen and I’ve seen it twice.  Nice story here though...

I know a dealer picked up a low grade copy at a Salvation Army for .25c, and I know this because I bought it from him for $1400 back many years ago.  I subsequently sold it to Gator who then had it slabbed as a 2.5.  Everyone shook the money tree on that copy.  I bought a copy for the equivalent of $3 when I purchased a large collection at auction 3300 books/10k so $3/book.  Of course I paid $3 for books of no value too but it was a straight up auction.  Slabbed it and sold it as a 1.8.  Was fortunate enough to trade/cash for my 3.0 keeper a while back but dang if prices haven’t just kept climbing.   I never should have sold a single copy I owned :-)

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Awesome story! Comicdey

 

However IMO finding gems in the"wild" is completely different than finding a professional graded CGC book valued at 14k+  for $50 on Ebay lol

. (Selling far less than grading cost nonetheless)

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Amazing Fantasy indeed! :roflmao:

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