A magic number: Dollars = Collectors
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Since we know there fewer than 1,000,000 collectors in the market for comic books that cost $1,000,000 and we know there are more than 10 collectors in the market for comic books that cost $10, what is the "magic number" where the number of collectors equals the number of dollars?

Are there 1,000 collectors willing to spend $1,000 on a single comic book?  Are there 5,000 collectors willing to spend $5,000 on a single comic book?

What is your "dollars=collectors" guess?

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This is a twist on the standard debate "how many comic book collectors are really out there?"  Well, that kinda depends on whether you mean "how many collectors willing to spend $10" or "how many collectors willing to spend $10,000"... but somewhere in there, the number of collectors equals that dollar amount. If this is too confusing, I suggest not reading anything else I've ever written. lol

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I = $20.00, now you have one and since I am unique I must be the only one.

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Based on new comic book sales there isn't even 200,000 people wiling to spend $3.99-4.99 on a book each month.  

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21 minutes ago, Taneleer Tivan said:

$1,465

That's what I'm looking for. :golfclap:  @Taneleer Tivan guesses there are about 1,465 collectors willing to spend $1,465 for a comic book.  Anyone want to go higher or lower? :grin:

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Here's another way to ask the same question...

Every collector has a "best book" in terms of its value.  For some collectors, their best book is worth $10.  For others, the best book is $100,000.

There are less than 100,000 collectors whose best comic book is worth $100,000.

There are more than 100 collectors whose best comic book is worth $100.

What is the number where the number of collectors is equal to the best book dollar value?

Are there 1,465 collectors who own a book worth $1,465?  Are there 2,000 collectors who own a book worth $2,000?

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28 minutes ago, piper said:

I think there's at least 5,000 collectors willing to spend 5k.

It’s got to be in that range.   I’d say 5-10k

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If you consider not only willingness of collectors to spend but also ability to spend then the point of interest is the intersection of those two lines.  It is at that point you will find the collectors to dollars ratio.

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6 minutes ago, vheflin said:

If you consider not only willingness of collectors to spend but also ability to spend then the point of interest is the intersection of those two lines.  It is at that point you will find the collectors to dollars ratio.

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So... what's your guess? :grin:

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10,000 I say.  The dollar though is arbitrary. Ask the question again in another currency, like the SuperCoin (1SuperCoin = 100 billion USD).

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12 minutes ago, valiantman said:

So... what's your guess? :grin:

beats me(: it's raining out but...they wouldn't be equal numbers and you'd have to do it book by book:insane: and willingness will be a function of supply so I say the lines intersect at 25,000 collectors with the ability and willingness to spend $1,000.

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2 hours ago, wombat said:

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She looks like shes really putting alot of thought into it

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Incredible Hulk #181 is the most common "high-value" comic.

The most common grade for IH #181 is 7.5

Current GPA for 7.5 is $3,214

Thus the magic number is 3214 - 3,214 collectors worldwide willing to spend a maximum of $3,214 on one (graded) comic.

:acclaim:

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26 minutes ago, vheflin said:
38 minutes ago, valiantman said:

So... what's your guess? :grin:

beats me(: it's raining out but...they wouldn't be equal numbers and you'd have to do it book by book:insane: and willingness will be a function of supply so I say the lines intersect at 25,000 collectors with the ability and willingness to spend $1,000.

They must be equal numbers... otherwise you're not answering the question in this topic. lol

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