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fbijocko
Sunday, September 30, 2012 3:02:07 PM
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I'm collector that tries to finish runs even if they have variant. CCL has changed my collecting habbits due to there shipping charges. If I am going to buy a comic that is on my check list I have to buy a couple more to make the purchase worth while. Once and a while I will get lucky and the dealer who will have a couple of comics on my check list. Which means I will be reading comics that I would not usaly buy. Which is alright because the majority of the comics I can find are only a couple of bucks.
AvidGamer
Thursday, October 18, 2012 11:51:02 AM
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I have only been aware of CCL for a few months but in that time I have not had to turn to ebay to fill the holes in my collection. Using the search feature to find a series has helped me discover other series I somehow missed.
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chainsawsr
Monday, October 29, 2012 9:08:31 AM
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Being disabled and unable to get out much, CCL has become a gemstone. I can shop for complete runs and compare to several different sellers. I trust the grading of CCL members more than ebayers. My only other outlet is craigslist and estate sales.

Also love the easy conversion from purchace to add to collection!
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rayscomics101
Sunday, January 27, 2013 6:26:26 PM
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I now check here 1st for back issues instead of my lcs. They tend to be a lot cheap with most sellers offering free shipping over a certain total. Found some things I plan on buying soon as I have gotten a few missing IDW TMNT issues from here Big Grin
kisstour03
Monday, March 18, 2013 8:53:06 PM
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I joined up here in Dec. 2012. But then kinda forgot about it because of "real life" crap took over for a bit. Then this past saturday I got on here and started looking over the sellers stuff Drooling. I think my Ebay days are done Dancing. I filled in some holes in my Incredible Hulk set and finished off one of my Hawkman sets. I think it will change my monthly pickup habits as well. The prices here are so much better on the average. I don't think I'll save much cash but I'll get bigger stacks of new books to read for the same money.
kisstour03
Monday, March 18, 2013 10:33:10 PM
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Also books that I've usually been trade waiting on I can find here for good enough prices I can pick up the singles.
ratrapp
Saturday, June 01, 2013 9:49:18 AM
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my closest local stores are 50 miles away and one has mostly newer stock.i think this a lot better than ebay for the most part.it has definitely helped me fill in a lot of holes in my collection.i would definitely feel lost on my addiction without ccl.
Rex_Kramer
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 9:55:49 PM
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CCL is the ultimate void filler. I love digging through my LCS (there are several good stores in my area) since they've always got fresh inventory on back issues and their prices are very reasonable. It's one of those places I can stop by week to week and always find something I need. Sure, with CCL I don't need to go to my LCS, but there's still a great deal of excitement involved when sifting through a fresh chunk of bright white boards.

I'd say my money is pretty evenly split between CCL and my LCS. Before CCL I was using Lone Star almost exclusively for my online shopping. I'm so glad to have cut the cord with that company.
BruceReville
Friday, October 04, 2013 9:23:25 AM
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It has made me poorer - Lol
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rook68
Saturday, January 04, 2014 11:20:43 PM
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BruceReville wrote:
It has made me poorer - Lol


Lol. Same here.

Like a lot of others. I have also spent less for issues rather than buying from places like Ebay. Meaning my dollars have gone a lot farther. So I end up buying more comics. Who doesn't want that?

(referring to an original comic book piece) This is a art gallery my friend and THIS is a piece of art.

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LaughingAndroid
Saturday, March 08, 2014 7:58:25 AM
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My Husband and I now order 20-40 comics a month, before it was one or two every now and then.

When our comics get here we have turned it into a date night we snuggle up, eat snacks and read comics together until its late Big Grin its the best

Comics are one of the keys to a happy marriage
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-collecting as a couple don't have to like the same things just make it something you do together
-finding a tv series you like/get netflix
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-2player video games


evilskip42
Saturday, March 08, 2014 10:51:05 AM
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I've been bouncing in and out of the back issue buying addiction for several years now. One thing I can say about CCL is that it is a great place to find back issues cheap (especially since there are no shops anywhere near where we live). Cheaper prices have allowed me to sample and get hooked on books I'd never pay full price for.

It also makes it easier for me to pick and choose which issues I will read and which are x-over tie ins I may wish to skip.I don't have the software but it sure is nice to use this site to help with that.
rook68
Monday, March 17, 2014 11:57:19 PM
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demented_taylor wrote:
yes. ive stopped collecting comics from stores that im not that interested in and am now saving up till got $100 dollars to go mad with on comics here. as ill get more for my money here.


It's true. Your money does goes farther on CCL. Unfortunately a lot of my LCBS in my area mark up their books to a point where I refuse to pay what they are asking. Don't get me wrong. I know they are trying to make a buck but if you can get it for less somewhere else. It's a no brainer. You buy elsewhere.

(referring to an original comic book piece) This is a art gallery my friend and THIS is a piece of art.

Elijah Price "Unbreakable"
played by Samuel L. Jackson


alphanerd
Monday, September 22, 2014 5:33:52 PM
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It has helped me focus on completing sets and mini series, as well as helping me sort through boxes of comics for sale. Got it, Got it, need it......
Crazybaker49085
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 4:55:14 PM
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How has CCL changed my collecting habits? Well, I hadn't collected in a very long time, probably a good 10-12 years. I was on vacation and went into a lcs where i was staying and browsed the dollar bins and found a few things i had always liked to have. So i got the bug. One of the lcs in my area was WAY over priced for things that I had found cheaper at that store on vacation, A friend had mentioned ccl to me and i went browsing immediately. to this date i think i have 14 orders ranging from new to mostly back issues that I never thought Id find, but really great prices. I am very glad i found this site!
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My goodness, this place is dead. Thought I would stop by after some years, but this place seems deserted. Hopefully the shops are still doing ok.
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ratrapp
Monday, April 18, 2022 9:33:03 PM
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its definitely not what it used to be.when i first got on here over 10 years ago there were around 100 sellers.now theres less than 50.
Thundercron
Monday, April 18, 2022 9:44:37 PM
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We're all to blame, really.

It's always interesting how posts discussing how dead the boards are usually will garner some discussion and activity, but actual topics for conversation usually go ignored with no interaction, when they get started at all.

Perhaps if the ability to post pictures here were made easier, that would encourage more topics being formulated. But that would require a site update, and, well.....
MoonKnight1
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 1:59:21 PM
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If everyone who posts about how the Forums are dead and used to be better would actually start something new or respond to another thread then maybe it would be more vibrant.

I've tried my best but when I spend an hour or so crafting something and then only get one or two responses then it gets discouraging.

If nothing else, all of the awesome television shows and movies that we have right now should provide enough fodder for discussion topics.

Not throwing in the towel just yet. Cool


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Thundercron
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 3:40:35 PM
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MoonKnight1 wrote:
If everyone who posts about how the Forums are dead and used to be better would actually start something new or respond to another thread then maybe it would be more vibrant.

I've tried my best but when I spend an hour or so crafting something and then only get one or two responses then it gets discouraging.

If nothing else, all of the awesome television shows and movies that we have right now should provide enough fodder for discussion topics.

Not throwing in the towel just yet. Cool


Don't worry, Howie, when I said "we are all to blame," rest assured you are the least to blame of all of us. You certainly do try.
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