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Old 09-08-2013, 11:56 AM  
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I need your expertise. The guy next door is moving out. He's having an estate sale today. This guy is a very nice guy, keeps to himself but we have occasional conversations. He's eccentric (sp), odd, 60ish years old. Anyway, he has a collection of comic books, 3 boxes, at least 1000 books. At least 50% are still in wrappers. They're clean, dry dust free, blah, blah, blah. Is there any way to put a value on this? He's not a collector, he bought out inventory of a closing comic store. He's never looked through the boxes. He wants $300.00 (firm).

Those of you that are into this kind of collecting, and have a knowledge of this. What would you do? Should I run away? I'm thinking at the very least, I can get my money back by reselling as is, or do a little investigative work and I might make a little profit. What do you think?

I told him to hold the magazines for me.
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:57 AM   #2
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:57 AM   #3
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That's way too much to spend for possibly no value.
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:58 AM   #4
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I need your expertise. The guy next door is moving out. He's having an estate sale today. This guy is a very nice guy, keeps to himself but we have occasional conversations. He's eccentric (sp), odd, 60ish years old. Anyway, he has a collection of comic books, 3 boxes, at least 1000 books. At least 50% are still in wrappers. They're clean, dry dust free, blah, blah, blah. Is there any way to put a value on this? He's not a collector, he bought out inventory of a closing comic store. He's never looked through the boxes. He wants $300.00 (firm).

Those of you that are into this kind of collecting, and have a knowledge of this. What would you do? Should I run away? I'm thinking at the very least, I can get my money back by reselling as is, or do a little investigative work and I might make a little profit. What do you think?



I told him to hold the magazines for me.
I don't collect, but a guy I work with does... He tells me about comic book being worth $$$$$$$$$$.

Take a shot and buy them. I bet you at the worst, get your money back. At the very worst!!!!
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:59 AM   #5
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The guy I work with has one comic book worth 30k.
You never know...do it!!!!!!
Does he have baseball cards????
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:02 PM   #6
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The guy I work with has one comic book worth 30k.
You never know...do it!!!!!!
Does he have baseball cards????
If the store had any comics of great value they probably kept them to sell to pay off their debts.

This also depends on when the store closed down.

Was it recently? The comics probably aren't worth much of anything if so.
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:21 PM   #7
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I bought them. One box has at least 300 - 400 books, all in store packages. I just pulled one out with a store price tag of 22.50. It's a DC BATMAN SWORD OF AZRAEL. Oct 92. I got me some googling to do. I feel like
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By the way, my wife and daughter are leaving the house in 30 minutes. I am recording the game and will crack open an ice cold Arrowhead sparkling water with lemon in 30 minutes. In the mean time, it's all about these books!
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:26 PM   #8
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The guy I work with has one comic book worth 30k.
You never know...do it!!!!!!
Does he have baseball cards????
No baseball cards. He's got some fun stuff though. Couple of semi auto military type rifles.
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:49 PM   #9
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I bought them. One box has at least 300 - 400 books, all in store packages. I just pulled one out with a store price tag of 22.50. It's a DC BATMAN SWORD OF AZRAEL. Oct 92. I got me some googling to do. I feel like
Sheldon.
By the way, my wife and daughter are leaving the house in 30 minutes. I am recording the game and will crack open an ice cold Arrowhead sparkling water with lemon in 30 minutes. In the mean time, it's all about these books!
I depends when the comics are. Then you also have to check which print they are.

At least you get most of your money back reading material. But a lot of comics from 90 to 00 are worth less than their cover price.

But go through each one and see and check print.
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:34 PM   #10
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No baseball cards. He's got some fun stuff though. Couple of semi auto military type rifles.
Should've bought those instead.
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:44 PM   #11
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You won't go wrong buying comix in wrappers/good condition for $1 each - but don't expect to pay off the mortgage. If you sell them 1 at a time you get 'full value' but if you go sell them to a comic store, you'll get a lump sum. It may be higher than you paid but don't be insulted if they offer less. Just go elsewhere. Your best marketing scheme is probably to figure 'full value' then go offer them for a little less at comic collector geek shows. You can write off the vendor fees on your taxes if you jump thru some legalese hoops. Again, might be worth it. Plus hey...you get to read 300 comix! Win Win! Now, go watch some football.
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:47 PM   #12
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I bought them. One box has at least 300 - 400 books, all in store packages. I just pulled one out with a store price tag of 22.50. It's a DC BATMAN SWORD OF AZRAEL. Oct 92. I got me some googling to do. I feel like
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By the way, my wife and daughter are leaving the house in 30 minutes. I am recording the game and will crack open an ice cold Arrowhead sparkling water with lemon in 30 minutes. In the mean time, it's all about these books!
is that selling price or asking price?
check ebay
is wizard still pricing comics?
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:59 PM   #13
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Should've bought those instead.
Unfortunately they aren't for sale.
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:02 PM   #14
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is that selling price or asking price?
check ebay
is wizard still pricing comics?
Just asking price. I know nothing about where to sell these yet.
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:15 PM   #15
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off the subject, but wizard changed their format a few years back. went to a coffee table book setup (does that even make sense).

they still had decent articles, etc, but they really scaled back on their price guide. i quit reading shortly thereafter.
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