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How has CCL changed your collecting habits? Options
Jim
Posted: Saturday, January 10, 2009 12:45:23 AM

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pottersan wrote:
Derkan wrote:
I've only been here a few days and I can tell I'll be ordering a lot of back issues from CCL. I still want to support my LCS, but I've noticed I can find nearly anything I'm looking for. At a great price too.

Also, just reading threads on different characters I've never been into has got me looking at new stories.

Needless to say, I'm glad I found this place


Do what I do, buy all your comics on CCL and use the LCS to buy your bags and boards.

They'll eventually get curious as to why you buy some many supplies but no comics.

My guy figured out that I had bought over 2,000 bags and boards over a few months and ask about me buying comics...


I buy my bags and boards in bulk for less than half what I would get them for at an LCS. TCBulk or BCW is the way to go.

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fenix1977
Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2009 6:36:48 AM

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I am picking up a lot more back issues than I used to. I love that when you are shopping you can look for bundled lots. I admit that the lazy person in me likes how I can just one click and get a full or partial run of a book that I am looking for. Being up in the sticks and only having a small LCS CCL makes it so much easier for me to track down back issues. Before if my LCS did not have them I would have to make a 3 hour drive to Syracuse to go through back issues or order them from some place like visioncomix. I find the deals on here so much better and it has helped my grown my collection at a much faster rate. I am also organized now more than I have ever been. Applause



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angryoriental
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its cost me a buttload of money....Anxious but getting closer to a complete set of batman...
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angryoriental wrote:
its cost me a buttload of money....Anxious but getting closer to a complete set of batman...


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I heard all these great things about "Chew" (Image Comics), but try as I might through my LCS, I couldn't get the back issues #1-5. I despaired at being able to get them until I did a search on CCL. And lo and behold, there were all five issues - and for just $2.40 each. Woo-hoo!!! I now have my Chew issues and am very happy. Can't wait to search for other issues that I have been missing in my collection.

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rook68
Posted: Sunday, February 07, 2010 2:58:06 AM

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CCL has changed the way I collect like it has for a lot other comic book collectors. I like how they show the regular issue, second and third printings as well as the variants. I also look here to buy. I still buy my majority of books on ebay but I do look on here as well to purchase comics. It just gives collectors another option besides your corner comic book store and ebay.


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rook68 wrote:
CCL has changed the way I collect like it has for a lot other comic book collectors. I like how they show the regular issue, second and third printings as well as the variants. I also look here to buy. I still buy my majority of books on ebay but I do look on here as well to purchase comics. It just gives collectors another option besides your corner comic book store and ebay.



That and we are all lemony fresh!



Mad Bloggings

willnbeth07
Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2011 1:03:12 PM
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for me CCL has changed my collectiong habits because a year ago before I joined I had thought of quitting.Due to the prices inflating,2 kids and a very bad disorder I was about to sell my comic collection(which is my third as one was stolen and the other lost in a move).
Now I have CCL where I can spend alot less money and get alot more books.Granted I am basically a year behind.Just now getting into the Siege story line.but I took most of 09 off from collecting and I am a completest.I have to have everything to a story...
with some great sellers I have gotten caught up somewhat.and found some back issues I have once owned or never had.
I do need to find a shop for fear itself tho.I am intrigued in that but I got to find one who will work with my limited income.

but I say thank you to all the sellers I have bought from and the ones I have yet to.In over a year have only had one bad experience.
Raziel84
Posted: Sunday, July 17, 2011 4:58:35 AM

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I use to be very organized in my collecting but CCL changed that.Now I'm like a kid in a candy store buying random back issues Big Grin I'am pretty new to the online buying seen for my comics but am very proud to say the 2 stores I have bought from have been great.From customer service to quality (which was my main concern)My wife has started getting me back to organized and has started tacking on books to my orders.This site is the best thing that has ever happened to my long boxes. Dancing
BurningDoom
Posted: Sunday, July 17, 2011 1:54:03 PM

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I'm one of the oldest members here and I haven't posted on this thread yet, shame on me.

I should have, because CCL is a godsend for a lifelong comic collector like myself. Before having this, I used Excel. Anyone that has used Excel knows how crappy that can be with a large collection.

In the 90s before I had a computer I just had a notepad and paper to keep track of my collection and that was complete chaos. I'd start in alphabetical order, but then I'd continually get new comics, and eventually have to redo the whole thing to keep track of it all. Pain in the butt. I even used to buy doubles of comics I already had.

Now with CCL it's easy as pie. My collection is easily maintained. I never buy doubles anymore. And I've learned more about comics in the last 5 years than the 20 years before just by being a member of the active message boards and by searching through the INCREDIBLE library of comic information that the software provides. And I love the wishlist option. I keep myself entertained at times just looking through the library and finding stuff that looks cool then adding it to my wishlist.

And the marketplace is great to boot. I'd say 85% of the time I'm buying back-issues I'm buying them through CCL stores like Alpha Comics and Brett's Comic Pile. I still go to the local shop for weeklies, though, sorry guys, online just can't beat that experience. The smell of the shop, seeing the cool posters, promos, and action figures that came out. Talking about the big story that week with the guy at the register. Seeing the new comics you didn't know about on the stands. It can't be beat electronically, yet.

And of course the community. The very active, very friendly, and very knowledgable CCL community can't be beat anywhere on the web. This is the #1 place for me to discuss the latest going-ons in comics and other geekiness.

Make sure that you read and understand the forum rules here
The_Valiant_One
Posted: Monday, July 18, 2011 9:54:14 AM

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BurningDoom wrote:
I'm one of the oldest members here and I haven't posted on this thread yet, shame on me.

I should have, because CCL is a godsend for a lifelong comic collector like myself. Before having this, I used Excel. Anyone that has used Excel knows how crappy that can be with a large collection.

In the 90s before I had a computer I just had a notepad and paper to keep track of my collection and that was complete chaos. I'd start in alphabetical order, but then I'd continually get new comics, and eventually have to redo the whole thing to keep track of it all. Pain in the butt. I even used to buy doubles of comics I already had.

Now with CCL it's easy as pie. My collection is easily maintained. I never buy doubles anymore. And I've learned more about comics in the last 5 years than the 20 years before just by being a member of the active message boards and by searching through the INCREDIBLE library of comic information that the software provides. And I love the wishlist option. I keep myself entertained at times just looking through the library and finding stuff that looks cool then adding it to my wishlist.

And the marketplace is great to boot. I'd say 85% of the time I'm buying back-issues I'm buying them through CCL stores like Alpha Comics and Brett's Comic Pile. I still go to the local shop for weeklies, though, sorry guys, online just can't beat that experience. The smell of the shop, seeing the cool posters, promos, and action figures that came out. Talking about the big story that week with the guy at the register. Seeing the new comics you didn't know about on the stands. It can't be beat electronically, yet.

And of course the community. The very active, very friendly, and very knowledgable CCL community can't be beat anywhere on the web. This is the #1 place for me to discuss the latest going-ons in comics and other geekiness.


Poetry Applause

CCL has changed my collecting habits in SOOOOO many ways.

I am much more likely to expand out of my comfort zone on different products because of community suggestion on titles.

The CCL Application is a MUST HAVE when I go to the comic shop now.

"Do you have a copy of "THIS" variant?" *Holds up the app*

The App has also made me a much more informed buyer, as I can compare prices instantly with people who KNOW comics.

The software is easy to use. It's also easy to explain to people who aren't tech-savvy.

Oh. AND I buy more comics...which might be the biggest thing.

When I see and hear more people buying comics, that gets me excited about what I collect as well...and I have to have COMPLETE collections.

Since I've worked here, I've been working towards complete w/variant sets of X-FILES, HULK (VOL 2) and IDW TRANSFORMERS. Some I have, some I haven't, but I've been able to hone and be "in control" of my collection instead of it controlling me.

All in all, a VERY powerful little site with ALOT of power to put in the hands of comic collectors. That's why I support it and love it so much.



Moeman
Posted: Monday, July 18, 2011 11:44:43 AM

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For me, CCL has been primarily about organization. I have a great local source for comics, so I don't do a lot of buying, but the power to find and organize all the issues I have collected has been tremendous. On those rare occasions when I do need something, it is tremendously easy to find.

I have talked up CCL to comics shop owners I know because I want them to spread the word! I watch those subsriber numbers climb every day and I know it is because they have seen the power of the system just as I did over four years ago! Great job, guys!
BurningDoom
Posted: Monday, July 18, 2011 7:37:13 PM

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BurningDoom wrote:
I'm one of the oldest members here and I haven't posted on this thread yet, shame on me.

I should have, because CCL is a godsend for a lifelong comic collector like myself. Before having this, I used Excel. Anyone that has used Excel knows how crappy that can be with a large collection.

In the 90s before I had a computer I just had a notepad and paper to keep track of my collection and that was complete chaos. I'd start in alphabetical order, but then I'd continually get new comics, and eventually have to redo the whole thing to keep track of it all. Pain in the butt. I even used to buy doubles of comics I already had.

Now with CCL it's easy as pie. My collection is easily maintained. I never buy doubles anymore. And I've learned more about comics in the last 5 years than the 20 years before just by being a member of the active message boards and by searching through the INCREDIBLE library of comic information that the software provides. And I love the wishlist option. I keep myself entertained at times just looking through the library and finding stuff that looks cool then adding it to my wishlist.

And the marketplace is great to boot. I'd say 85% of the time I'm buying back-issues I'm buying them through CCL stores like Alpha Comics and Brett's Comic Pile. I still go to the local shop for weeklies, though, sorry guys, online just can't beat that experience. The smell of the shop, seeing the cool posters, promos, and action figures that came out. Talking about the big story that week with the guy at the register. Seeing the new comics you didn't know about on the stands. It can't be beat electronically, yet.

And of course the community. The very active, very friendly, and very knowledgable CCL community can't be beat anywhere on the web. This is the #1 place for me to discuss the latest going-ons in comics and other geekiness.


With all that good praise gave, I forgot about the bad. It's not much, but I do have one major complaint about CCL:

The loading times are horrendous. When starting up the software, when adding titles, and when deleting titles the load times can be excruciating. Is there anything that can be done about this?

Make sure that you read and understand the forum rules here
The_Valiant_One
Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 9:36:42 AM

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BurningDoom wrote:
BurningDoom wrote:
I'm one of the oldest members here and I haven't posted on this thread yet, shame on me.

I should have, because CCL is a godsend for a lifelong comic collector like myself. Before having this, I used Excel. Anyone that has used Excel knows how crappy that can be with a large collection.

In the 90s before I had a computer I just had a notepad and paper to keep track of my collection and that was complete chaos. I'd start in alphabetical order, but then I'd continually get new comics, and eventually have to redo the whole thing to keep track of it all. Pain in the butt. I even used to buy doubles of comics I already had.

Now with CCL it's easy as pie. My collection is easily maintained. I never buy doubles anymore. And I've learned more about comics in the last 5 years than the 20 years before just by being a member of the active message boards and by searching through the INCREDIBLE library of comic information that the software provides. And I love the wishlist option. I keep myself entertained at times just looking through the library and finding stuff that looks cool then adding it to my wishlist.

And the marketplace is great to boot. I'd say 85% of the time I'm buying back-issues I'm buying them through CCL stores like Alpha Comics and Brett's Comic Pile. I still go to the local shop for weeklies, though, sorry guys, online just can't beat that experience. The smell of the shop, seeing the cool posters, promos, and action figures that came out. Talking about the big story that week with the guy at the register. Seeing the new comics you didn't know about on the stands. It can't be beat electronically, yet.

And of course the community. The very active, very friendly, and very knowledgable CCL community can't be beat anywhere on the web. This is the #1 place for me to discuss the latest going-ons in comics and other geekiness.


With all that good praise gave, I forgot about the bad. It's not much, but I do have one major complaint about CCL:

The loading times are horrendous. When starting up the software, when adding titles, and when deleting titles the load times can be excruciating. Is there anything that can be done about this?


Honestly, no. The software automatically searches through every item for additions, changes, corrections and what not...hence the "live" part of our name. The size of your catalog as well as the frequency of opening the software will play a part in this as well.

One thing I've found a little helpful is to remove any cover titles you're not using, so the software won't waste its' time looking for updates there. Also, I boot up at least once a day.

BurningDoom
Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 11:07:55 PM

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The_Valiant_One wrote:
BurningDoom wrote:
BurningDoom wrote:
I'm one of the oldest members here and I haven't posted on this thread yet, shame on me.

I should have, because CCL is a godsend for a lifelong comic collector like myself. Before having this, I used Excel. Anyone that has used Excel knows how crappy that can be with a large collection.

In the 90s before I had a computer I just had a notepad and paper to keep track of my collection and that was complete chaos. I'd start in alphabetical order, but then I'd continually get new comics, and eventually have to redo the whole thing to keep track of it all. Pain in the butt. I even used to buy doubles of comics I already had.

Now with CCL it's easy as pie. My collection is easily maintained. I never buy doubles anymore. And I've learned more about comics in the last 5 years than the 20 years before just by being a member of the active message boards and by searching through the INCREDIBLE library of comic information that the software provides. And I love the wishlist option. I keep myself entertained at times just looking through the library and finding stuff that looks cool then adding it to my wishlist.

And the marketplace is great to boot. I'd say 85% of the time I'm buying back-issues I'm buying them through CCL stores like Alpha Comics and Brett's Comic Pile. I still go to the local shop for weeklies, though, sorry guys, online just can't beat that experience. The smell of the shop, seeing the cool posters, promos, and action figures that came out. Talking about the big story that week with the guy at the register. Seeing the new comics you didn't know about on the stands. It can't be beat electronically, yet.

And of course the community. The very active, very friendly, and very knowledgable CCL community can't be beat anywhere on the web. This is the #1 place for me to discuss the latest going-ons in comics and other geekiness.


With all that good praise gave, I forgot about the bad. It's not much, but I do have one major complaint about CCL:

The loading times are horrendous. When starting up the software, when adding titles, and when deleting titles the load times can be excruciating. Is there anything that can be done about this?


Honestly, no. The software automatically searches through every item for additions, changes, corrections and what not...hence the "live" part of our name. The size of your catalog as well as the frequency of opening the software will play a part in this as well.

One thing I've found a little helpful is to remove any cover titles you're not using, so the software won't waste its' time looking for updates there. Also, I boot up at least once a day.



I've tried deleting titles from my library a few times, and I've given up because the whole thing just freezes up when I do that. I haven't actually tried deleting one title at a time yet, because that just sounds like too much work.

Make sure that you read and understand the forum rules here
KnifeTricks
Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 11:11:43 AM

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I actually just started collecting comics not too long ago. My dad created this site, and it got me interested in reading comics. He'd always had thousands of them, but I never really picked one up except to look at the art. So now I am an avid reader of many Marvel and DC titles. I've got a good collection going, and I even have a few rare issues.



The_Valiant_One
Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 12:21:27 PM

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BurningDoom wrote:
The_Valiant_One wrote:
BurningDoom wrote:
BurningDoom wrote:
I'm one of the oldest members here and I haven't posted on this thread yet, shame on me.

I should have, because CCL is a godsend for a lifelong comic collector like myself. Before having this, I used Excel. Anyone that has used Excel knows how crappy that can be with a large collection.

In the 90s before I had a computer I just had a notepad and paper to keep track of my collection and that was complete chaos. I'd start in alphabetical order, but then I'd continually get new comics, and eventually have to redo the whole thing to keep track of it all. Pain in the butt. I even used to buy doubles of comics I already had.

Now with CCL it's easy as pie. My collection is easily maintained. I never buy doubles anymore. And I've learned more about comics in the last 5 years than the 20 years before just by being a member of the active message boards and by searching through the INCREDIBLE library of comic information that the software provides. And I love the wishlist option. I keep myself entertained at times just looking through the library and finding stuff that looks cool then adding it to my wishlist.

And the marketplace is great to boot. I'd say 85% of the time I'm buying back-issues I'm buying them through CCL stores like Alpha Comics and Brett's Comic Pile. I still go to the local shop for weeklies, though, sorry guys, online just can't beat that experience. The smell of the shop, seeing the cool posters, promos, and action figures that came out. Talking about the big story that week with the guy at the register. Seeing the new comics you didn't know about on the stands. It can't be beat electronically, yet.

And of course the community. The very active, very friendly, and very knowledgable CCL community can't be beat anywhere on the web. This is the #1 place for me to discuss the latest going-ons in comics and other geekiness.


With all that good praise gave, I forgot about the bad. It's not much, but I do have one major complaint about CCL:

The loading times are horrendous. When starting up the software, when adding titles, and when deleting titles the load times can be excruciating. Is there anything that can be done about this?


Honestly, no. The software automatically searches through every item for additions, changes, corrections and what not...hence the "live" part of our name. The size of your catalog as well as the frequency of opening the software will play a part in this as well.

One thing I've found a little helpful is to remove any cover titles you're not using, so the software won't waste its' time looking for updates there. Also, I boot up at least once a day.



I've tried deleting titles from my library a few times, and I've given up because the whole thing just freezes up when I do that. I haven't actually tried deleting one title at a time yet, because that just sounds like too much work.


I add and remove titles often because of change requests and stuff, but yeah, if you have a HUGE library, whiddling away at it is probably the best thing for ya. Make sure you don't have any issues IN the title you delete, too. That might help, man.

spiderjack
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HMMMNNN how has CCL changed my collecting
Lets see this afternoon while sitting at my computer i spent 125 at Brettscomicpile without leaving my house

StreetNERD
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CCL helps me fell holes in my collection that i cant find at the LCS or if the LCS price is to high i use CCL an if they price the say the same but aside from that CCL helps me save money on my fav comics and everyone on CCL i great on the info they give me

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kevscomics
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For me, it has changed the way I read(not just collect), example if I was reading a series I would read the trades because I figured it was more cost effective than hunting down individual issues. But now, on most series, I can get single issues for a much better price on CCL.
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