Log In Forums Help
Comic Collector Live
Home :: CCL Messageboard
Find Comics for Sale
Items For Sale
All Comics For Sale
New Releases
CGC Comics
Bundled Lots
Store Locator
Search Library
Search By Title
Publisher
Story Arc
Character
Credits
Release Date
Change Request Manager
News & Reviews
Reviews
News
Our Products and Services
Get the Software
Buying Comics And Stuff
Selling Your Comics
Opening A Store
Community
Forum
Store Locator
Member Locator
Welcome Guest Active Topics
Good idea to "slab"...? Options
freakdylan
Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 8:26:18 AM

Rank: Watcher
Groups: Member, Subscriber

Joined: 6/4/2012
Posts: 802
Points: 5,880
comicuniversity wrote:
as far as the guy who says you arent getting 25x the value of a raw book. I mean, maybe you're right, technically. But, I am right in spirit.


That statement which you made earlier in the thread has bugged me since I read it. I buy tons of CGC books if the price is right and about 90% of them I release from there Poycarbonate prison. Yet I cant for the life of me think of a single Spiderman comic that garners 25x its raw value if graded a 9.8.


comicuniversity wrote:
Any CGC book graded 9.8 or higher is going to fetch many times what a raw copy would. (of course, if you factor in cost of grading that skews things bit for sure...but for pure selling price, you know what i mean?)


You also have to factor in the lower grade cost. About 10% of brand new books get a lower grade then 9.8 when submitted. So if you send in a brand new ASM #700 and it comes back at 9.6 which sell for about $30 then you have a break even book. If it grades lower you lose money.

Now that being said if you collect them simply because you like the way they look more power to you, but its an expensive hobby. Your paying $70 for the exact same ASM #700 I paid $8 for :). You could just buy a BCW comic showcase case for $5 and save some money, lol


kevscomics
Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 8:33:16 AM

Rank: Herald of Galactus
Groups: Member

Joined: 7/16/2012
Posts: 1,101
Points: 8,819
freakdylan wrote:
comicuniversity wrote:
as far as the guy who says you arent getting 25x the value of a raw book. I mean, maybe you're right, technically. But, I am right in spirit.


That statement which you made earlier in the thread has bugged me since I read it. I buy tons of CGC books if the price is right and about 90% of them I release from there Poycarbonate prison. Yet I cant for the life of me think of a single Spiderman comic that garners 25x its raw value if graded a 9.8.


comicuniversity wrote:
Any CGC book graded 9.8 or higher is going to fetch many times what a raw copy would. (of course, if you factor in cost of grading that skews things bit for sure...but for pure selling price, you know what i mean?)


You also have to factor in the lower grade cost. About 10% of brand new books get a lower grade then 9.8 when submitted. So if you send in a brand new ASM #700 and it comes back at 9.6 which sell for about $30 then you have a break even book. If it grades lower you lose money.

Now that being said if you collect them simply because you like the way they look more power to you, but its an expensive hobby. Your paying $70 for the exact same ASM #700 I paid $8 for :). You could just buy a BCW comic showcase case for $5 and save some money, lol


You take them out of the graded case? Again, I have no knowledge on graded books...but don't u have to basically break the case to get them out?...Why do you get them out?, just wondering...
freakdylan
Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 8:50:29 AM

Rank: Watcher
Groups: Member, Subscriber

Joined: 6/4/2012
Posts: 802
Points: 5,880
kevscomics wrote:
You take them out of the graded case? Again, I have no knowledge on graded books...but don't u have to basically break the case to get them out?...Why do you get them out?, just wondering...


Yep crack the case and cut the book out of the inner liner. Well its all about price to me. So I crack them for 2 reasons.

1. If I find a spiderman book I collect and can get for same price as ungraded then buy the slabbed and crack and add to collection. This just adds a little extra insurance the book is proper grade when I buy. Now usually with this the shipping is 3x normal due to CGC so has to be a higher value book to make it worth paying the shipping.

2. Its cheaper in some case to buy a CGC book then a raw unslabbed book. Right now I am on a quest to own every single Amazing Spiderman including variants from #1-700. Now to try and buy all in NM or 9.8 condition would make it impossible. So in some cases a variant in 9.4 condition will sell for less then the price of a ungraded issue, so is worth it to me, and 9.4 is still a nice book.




kevscomics
Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 9:00:37 AM

Rank: Herald of Galactus
Groups: Member

Joined: 7/16/2012
Posts: 1,101
Points: 8,819
Ahh, ok, I get it...So how far our are you from reaching your goal on the ASM's?
freakdylan
Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 9:16:30 AM

Rank: Watcher
Groups: Member, Subscriber

Joined: 6/4/2012
Posts: 802
Points: 5,880
kevscomics wrote:
Ahh, ok, I get it...So how far our are you from reaching your goal on the ASM's?


A ways, hitting the high priced ones now. Have 250-600 including all variants. Missing about 20 variants from 600-700 then it will be done (not including the #666 variant mess, but saving those for last). Also have a few of the lower issues between 1-250 (about 30 of them). So about 250 comics shy. My plan is by end of year to have everything except 1-100 then sell my soul for other 100, lol.

I probably would have been done by now, but I had to get every other spiderman series and all variants as well so that took huge chunk of change, but all done.


kevscomics
Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 9:19:04 AM

Rank: Herald of Galactus
Groups: Member

Joined: 7/16/2012
Posts: 1,101
Points: 8,819
freakdylan wrote:
kevscomics wrote:
Ahh, ok, I get it...So how far our are you from reaching your goal on the ASM's?


A ways, hitting the high priced ones now. Have 250-600 including all variants. Missing about 20 variants from 600-700 then it will be done (not including the #666 variant mess, but saving those for last). Also have a few of the lower issues between 1-250 (about 30 of them). So about 250 comics shy. My plan is by end of year to have everything except 1-100 then sell my soul for other 100, lol.

I probably would have been done by now, but I had to get every other spiderman series and all variants as well so that took huge chunk of change, but all done.


Very nice, what kind of condition do you have to have for the 1-100's?, just wondering, in case I come across some steals...
freakdylan
Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 9:41:13 AM

Rank: Watcher
Groups: Member, Subscriber

Joined: 6/4/2012
Posts: 802
Points: 5,880
kevscomics wrote:
Very nice, what kind of condition do you have to have for the 1-100's?, just wondering, in case I come across some steals...


I havent decided yet. Right now 200-700 all VF/NM but thinking I might go for F/VF on 100-200 and Fine for 1-100, except for #1 that may end up being a coverless comic used for kindling and weekend umbrella, lol


BurningDoom
Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 2:07:36 PM

Rank: Beyonder
Groups: Beta, Guru, Member, Moderator, Movies Host, Subscriber, TV Host

Joined: 1/5/2007
Posts: 12,220
Points: 59,338
Location: Redding, CA
If you're looking to just re-sell it at a higher price, then yeah, it's worth it.

Personally, I wouldn't, just because I read and re-read all my comics and slabbing it prevents just that.

***CHECK OUT MY COMIC TRADING LIST, CLICK HERE***

***TRADE VIDEO GAMES WITH ME, CLICK HERE***

***TRADE COMIC CARDS WITH ME, CLICK HERE***

Make sure that you read and understand the forum rules here
Users browsing this topic
Guest


Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Main Forum RSS : RSS

This page was generated in 0.265 seconds.

ADVERTISEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
All images on comic collector live copyright of their respective publishers. © Copyright 2008, MidTen Media Inc. GOLO231