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Are comics even worth speculating on?

Do you speculate?

Yup
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13%
A little
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Nope
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88%
  Total votes : 8

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L Independant

25 To Life

Postby L Independant » Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:21 pm

I remember collecting comics because they'd be worth money. I'd have a good story, and if I needed, I could sell it (which I did when I realized the lunacy of holding onto a comic worth $20 that rarely budged above that price). Now, I just can't fathom the idea. Hell, I've even gone to trades on a lot of stuff.

So do you collect comics for value? Or do you just collect them to have entire runs and storylines?
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Lord Simian

The Lord of the Monkeys

Postby Lord Simian » Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:24 pm

I collect comics for the story and the entertainment. I don't believe that, with only one or two exceptions, any comic printed after say, 1989, will be worth any big money in the future...
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L Independant

25 To Life

Postby L Independant » Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:32 pm

Lord Simian wrote:I collect comics for the story and the entertainment. I don't believe that, with only one or two exceptions, any comic printed after say, 1989, will be worth any big money in the future...
Can't wait to see variants in the quarter bins.

The whole CGC thing has me baffled, too.
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Keb

<( ' . ' )>

Postby Keb » Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:49 pm

I have a few that I could probably sell for some money. Nothing big, but I could unload it. Like, a bunch of first printings of minis that came out and stuff.
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misac

Outhouse Editor

Postby misac » Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:50 pm

All the time I've read comics it never occured to me that they would be worth money. I just bought them cause they were fun to read and the art was awesome.

The general public does belive that comics are worth a small fortune. When people find out I read comics the first question I get is "which one of your comics is worth the most money?"
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L Independant

25 To Life

Postby L Independant » Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:51 pm

Keb wrote:I have a few that I could probably sell for some money. Nothing big, but I could unload it. Like, a bunch of first printings of minis that came out and stuff.
If you ever wanted to do it for money, I'd do it when the hype is hot, or you usually get squat. I speak from experience.

(Waited too long on the Wolverine #20 Brown Costume variant...)
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Keb

<( ' . ' )>

Postby Keb » Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:12 pm

Nope. It's not worth the hassle. I have the Superman/Batman Supergirl storyline, all printings of it, but I wouldn't sell it now because no one cares. Quite frankly, I like having it. I would put it on the wall like I used to have it but that's too much effort.
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Zero

Zombie Guard

Postby Zero » Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:31 pm

I have a couple of valuble comics, but Ultimate Spidey #1 was bought when it came out for the damn story, and my Signged Sandman #1 will never EVER leave my possesion.
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Keb

<( ' . ' )>

Postby Keb » Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:34 pm

Zero wrote:I have a couple of valuble comics, but Ultimate Spidey #1 was bought when it came out for the damn story, and my Signged Sandman #1 will never EVER leave my possesion.
How much did you pay for the Sandman?
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Dorian Gray

Snake On A Plane

Postby Dorian Gray » Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:36 pm

I buy comics for entertainment. While I don't plan on selling any of my comics in the near future, I am getting paid to sell my dad's friend's comic collection on ebay.
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Zero

Zombie Guard

Postby Zero » Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:45 pm

Keb wrote:How much did you pay for the Sandman?


£20 at a con three days before I met Gaiman. My comic shop guy really let me down on sourcing one.
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L Independant

25 To Life

Postby L Independant » Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:48 pm

My "no" vote didn't show up.
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Keb

<( ' . ' )>

Postby Keb » Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:51 pm

woznia17 wrote:My "no" vote didn't show up.
That's because you have to add it before you submit the thread.

Silly goose!
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L Independant

25 To Life

Postby L Independant » Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:55 pm

Keb wrote:That's because you have to add it before you submit the thread.

Silly goose!
I did. I just didn't do it correctly.

Funny bunny.
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L Independant

25 To Life

Postby L Independant » Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:56 pm

Fixed.

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