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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Paul O

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Posted September 03 2001 - 04:51 PM

My parents recently sent me a big box of comic books i had stored away close to 20 years ago! Wow..i havent seen this stuff since then. What a rush to see so many old friends i pursued with a fetish so long ago! I have them all in plastic bags and im amazed at how good condition they have remained. I have lots of interesting Stuff - Conan #1 - 100, hundreds of low numbered Fantastic Four, Xmen, Thor, Daredevil, etc. So what do i do with all this stuff? I'm not interested in collecting them and apart from an urge to read a few of them .. i dont have a desire to delve into them (at least to the extent i had when i was 12). I checked on some values of comic books on Ebay and it doesnt seem like comics have retained a lot of value - never mind what i thought they would be worth back then. So what do i do with them? Suggestions?

#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Clinton McClure

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Posted September 03 2001 - 07:25 PM

Paul, I'd suggest the first thing you do is pick up a copy of Wizard. There you can get a much better idea of what your books are worth than you can on e-bay.

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#3 of 6 OFFLINE   Steve Enemark

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Posted September 03 2001 - 09:57 PM

I'd say the exact opposite of Clinton: Wizard is good for a theoretical value, but consult eBay for what people are actually willing to pay for a given book. ------------------ "Always make the audience suffer as much as possible" - Alfred Hitchcock
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#4 of 6 OFFLINE   Ben Motley

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Posted September 03 2001 - 10:48 PM

And when consulting eBay, make sure you are looking at the completed auctions. Also, my advice is either keep 'em or sell on eBay. No dealer on earth will give you a good deal. Standard rate is about 20% of value. Screw that. Yeah, eBay can be a hassle, but it's also a pretty good rush getting good money for your stuff. If you do sell on eBay, images are waaaay important. Pics sell product, no doubt about it, and it's true tenfold for condition sensitive product. You want big, clear pics. Get a scanner if you don't have one. Anyway, that's my take on it.

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#5 of 6 OFFLINE   JonZ

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Posted September 04 2001 - 06:55 AM

If u are gonna sell them on ebay Id recommend selling them in bulk instead of splitting them up-I think youll have a better chance of getting some decent money that way. ------------------ Visit My Pathetic WebPage "....With that in mind,I humbly add my own prophecy of what the dawn of the new millennium shall bring forth- one thousand more years of the same old crap" Jose Chung

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Posted September 04 2001 - 07:09 AM

Or you could just send them to me! Posted Image

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