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Old 09-08-2013, 11:56 AM  
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hey comic book collectors

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, 02:33 PM   #16
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Buy them if you like comics and want to add to your collection. Don't buy if you're looking to turn a profit. 99% of comics made after 1990 are worthless.

By the time you price them out and sell them, you could have made more money mowing lawns.
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:43 PM   #17
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Scorpio beat me to it - discount everything after 1990.

So comics are generally broken down into a few 'ages'. The 'Golden Age' had its heydey in World War II, and lasted through the 50's, though social pressure really hurt the business then. The 'Silver Age' started in November of 1961 and ran through the early to mid 70's (the exact end is up for debate). Comics from those ages are generally going to (generally speaking) be worth something, more if they are in good or great condition, a lot more if they are the first appearance of a major character. The 'Bronze Age' then runs up to about 1990, and they (with only a few exceptions) are probably worth something as well. After 1990, the industry turned to s*** and only comic shops with a lot more space than inventory will even look at them.

Let us know what you find!
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Old 09-08-2013, 03:27 PM   #18
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I've got so many comics in my walk up attic I could build a second garage with them.
Due to the mans age due to the fact hes taken care of them and how many you say are there I'm sure you'd at the very least break even.
I'd love to help you further but knowing whats actually in the boxes of course is the important part.

I'm going to go run up to the attic and make sure the wife hasnt gone thru with her threat of tossing them out the window or burning them in a fire when I'm at work....
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Old 09-08-2013, 03:37 PM   #19
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Except that Bogey said the old man bought them from a collapsing comic shop, rather than saved them up himself. That makes me think they're unsold inventory, which (to be honest) does not fill me with a lot of confidence.
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Old 09-08-2013, 03:38 PM   #20
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If you don't like comics and are only interested in the possible financial value, then you are going to need at least a few of them to be worth a lot. If you get 1,000 comic books that are worth $2 each, that might sound like a great deal at $300, but it'll take you FOREVER to sell them all. The time, hassle, shipping, etc may make it not worth it.

If there are 10 of them that are each worth about $40-50 though, then obviously it would be worth it.
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:03 PM   #21
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List some titles and issue numbers and we can talk. I have 1,000 of 50s and 60s books.
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:32 PM   #22
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Scorpio beat me to it - discount everything after 1990.

So comics are generally broken down into a few 'ages'. The 'Golden Age' had its heydey in World War II, and lasted through the 50's, though social pressure really hurt the business then. The 'Silver Age' started in November of 1961 and ran through the early to mid 70's (the exact end is up for debate). Comics from those ages are generally going to (generally speaking) be worth something, more if they are in good or great condition, a lot more if they are the first appearance of a major character. The 'Bronze Age' then runs up to about 1990, and they (with only a few exceptions) are probably worth something as well. After 1990, the industry turned to s*** and only comic shops with a lot more space than inventory will even look at them.

Let us know what you find!
Yep, fortunately everything I'm interested in is modern, and I have no real interest in anything before the 90's, so collecting back issues is cheap for me.
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:27 PM   #23
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:30 PM   #24
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If they are pre-1980ish, you might have some value. If it's 80s-present they aren't worth much or anything.
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:34 PM   #25
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I sell comics at conventions as a hobby. You need to spend around .10 cents a book to make a profit. Most books from 1990-current aren't worth anything, and they'll be the .25 cent books I sell at conventions. There are notable exceptions such as New Mutants 98 (First Deadpool) and pretty much most of the Walking Dead books. There are some others, but it's most likely crap.

edit: .10 for most books...obviously things like Amazing Fantasy 15, ASM 1, etc you will be spending more than 10 cents on.
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:35 PM   #26
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:36 PM   #27
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Sounds about right, when I sold all of mine (a number of long boxes full of 80s-early 90s) I got about $.30 a book
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:34 PM   #28
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:38 PM   #29
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Sounds about right, when I sold all of mine (a number of long boxes full of 80s-early 90s) I got about $.30 a book
How did you sell yours? Did you go through individually, or sell them in the boxes?
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:44 PM   #30
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Don't trust the price tag that is on those books. In the early 90's a ton of people hopped on the comic book train thinking they were a decent investment. Prices were pretty high on stuff at that time because of all the new speculators and died, Batman got his back broken, etc.

So Sword of Azreal Batman might have sold for 22.50 then, but maybe not so much now.

To find out the value, you could buy a pricing guide, go through each of your newly acquired comics and check them, then cut that in half, and you MIGHT get that much for them.
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