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Collector Savage_Spawn private msg quote post Address this user
I might be heading to phoenix comic con in a couple weeks. The first one I went to a couple of years ago was a blast. But I am a lazy sort of fellow and carrying plastic bags of comics for several hours was a pain in the arse. What is the most comfortable method to carry comics around. Won't backpacks have a chance of damaging the comic books?

Also will CBCS be there for slab submissions? If I submitted 5 to 10 comic books would the be mailed back separately or all in one package?
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
When I went to Cincy Comic Expo last year I took a messenger bag. I had my books for signing in top loaders, and brought a small box to fit the raw books I was picking up.
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Collector Jlh9776 private msg quote post Address this user
I've always used a backpack or messenger bag with a few of these inside to protect the books.
http://www.bcwsupplies.com/cat/comic-book-storage/comic-box/specialty-comic-boxes/comic-book-stor-folio-1-5-inch
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Collector KiloGraham private msg quote post Address this user
I use BCW Stor-folios, hold about 15 comics each so I usually take a few.

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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
@Savage_Spawn If it's a significant amount of books, a lot of people use small hand carts to bring along a short box.

It does look like CBCS will be there. If you submit all the books as one order then yes tou will get them back together but they will move at the speed of the slowest turn-around of the books you submit.
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Collector Savage_Spawn private msg quote post Address this user
Nice! That might be the ticket as I'll probably take less than 10 comics in. This is supposed to be a higher quality hunt so I should end up with less than 50 books bought. Otoh knowing my tendencies there's always a chance at 100+ comic books....😎
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
@Savage_Spawn If it's a significant number of books, I've seen people use a small hand cart to bring along a short box.

And yes, it looks like CBCS will be at the show. If you submit the books all as one order then yes you will get them all back at the same time but they will move at the speed of the slowest thrn-around time of the books you submit.
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
Yeah I also had my toploaders in a magazine size BCW storfolio, forgot about that.
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Collector Savage_Spawn private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by dielinfinite
@Savage_Spawn If it's a significant number of books, I've seen people use a small hand cart to bring along a short box.

And yes, it looks like CBCS will be at the show. If you submit the books all as one order then yes you will get them all back at the same time but they will move at the speed of the slowest thrn-around time of the books you submit.


The hand cart idea is one I was considering as the walk will be insane long when you consider the parking problems. Turn around times not so big a deal, just like things to arrive in the least amount of packages. Thanks!!!
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Collector VaComicsGuy private msg quote post Address this user
I use the BCW folios in a messenger bag. I can fit 3 folios so I can carry about 45 bagged and boarded books or about 60 without bags & boards. I still have a little room in the bag for items like pens, papers, and a 2 or 3 slabbed books
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Collector antoniofett private msg quote post Address this user
Do what I do, strap a long box to a dolly! I know it's super nerdy but who cares! I've also seen people use carry on luggage so carry their books around.
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Collector bennyb86 private msg quote post Address this user
Ditto the messenger bag, also easy if security wants to check bag going in. If you are going on several days, make a plan of action to make sure you have the comics you need on a specific day. Don't try to take them all at once. And leave space in the bag for goodies and art that you see on the sales floor.
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Collector Savage_Spawn private msg quote post Address this user
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Do what I do, strap a long box to a dolly! I know it's super nerdy but who cares! I've also seen people use carry on luggage so carry their books around.


I have the "nerd" aspect of this well covered, so it is not an issue!! Some great suggestions guys. I still have more than a week to plot my plan of attack, but you all have provided some great options, thanks a lot!!!
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