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Am I missing something? Transformers #1 9.8 is now a $1,000+ book? Here is one, and another.

What the what?!? Wow.

I was thinking the same thing about GI Joe #1 ... that is also a $1000+ book now. Crazy.


GI Joe #1 made a little sense because of the hype on the Snake Eyes movie (along with #21 and #26). Not sure why they go up since GI Joe had 3 movies (including the animated movie) and all are pretty lackluster. I've heard Hasbro may be trying to establish a toy-based film universe so maybe that could be it. Mind boggling for Transformers 1 though. Not sure what's going on.
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Well, I just got a beautiful copy of the 1-per-store Ross Timeless composite cover. It was shipped, unfortunately, in an envelope, inside a padded envelope, and had no support at all besides the backing board.

Here are pics of the inner (bent) envelope, and the comic itself. Such a waste.

It may be salvageable. The whole book has a shallow bend, but there are also two small spine ticks, that look worse in the picture than they do in person. With a good press it still has a shot at 9.8, perhaps. But I don't want to mess with it. I've already initiated a return.






It's not hard to get sturdy cardboard or Gemini mailers. That stinks, Ted.
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
Has anyone gotten raw books taped to the bottom of a box? I've had this done a couple of times and I'm like wtf?

They dont tape it with tabs so you have to sit there and scrape with finger nails until you get the tape to lift. And if you didn't see one, you get a damn spine tick. I think I created a non color breaking one.

While I appreciate the box. Why tape it to the box. It makes no damn sense to me.and why not use painters tape? Wtf do you use packing tape?
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
@Bronte hopefully they were in a bag before they were taped!

My main complaint with CBCS shipping is that they use packing tape on the bubble wrap. It's damn near invisible and a pain to open.
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
@xkonk

It was in a bag. But that thing was also sealed. Which made it hard to open because you didn't know how deep to cut. The guy left no slack and the seal was the type where it was super sticky. Very unforgiving.

CBCS packing is a pain, but thankfully its impossible to introduce spine ticks due to plastic enclosure
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@xkonk

It was in a bag. But that thing was also sealed. Which made it hard to open because you didn't know how deep to cut. The guy left no slack and the seal was the type where it was super sticky. Very unforgiving.

CBCS packing is a pain, but thankfully its impossible to introduce spine ticks due to plastic enclosure

Speaking of a pain, how about the tape that Forbidden Planet used on those comic bags they sent the comics in? The tape was super-tape, and I pretty much had to rip the top of the bag just to get the comic out. Such a pain. By the third or fourth one I was just using a razor blade to cut open the top of the bag.
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@Tedsaid

Mine wasn't too bad. It was sealed in a separate mini box and each book was bagged and boarded. Once I got through initial bag, it was cake. I gotta say I was surprised to see a mini box in the pseudo gemini mailer though.. they even branded the box with their own logo. All in all much better than I was expecting given the horror stories in the thread
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It does look like the back cover of my X Men 1, and my Tales of Suspense 45 and a bunch of others.

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Bonkers


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I'd like to say I still turned out alright, but that would be a lie. flanders private msg quote post Address this user
I didn't want to start a new thread, but has anyone noticed that facebook has a high volume of idiot comic book collectors?

I recently had to cancel two transactions, one for a clearly marked Hulk 181 Facsimile CBCS 9.8 that the buyer thought he was purchasing for $75 for the original and today, a TMNT #100 CBCS 9.8, Turtlemania Homage Cover, that the buyer thought he was purchasing for $80, when the original is selling for over $1000. Fortunately I confirmed all of this with the buyer and was able to cancel the transaction before I shipped anything. I've never had this issue on Ebay and was hoping that selling through Facebook marketplace I could avoid the 10% fees.

Anyone have any stories of similar situations? I've heard stories of much more fraud on Facebook, even with using paypal goods & services, but not so many about incompetent buyers.
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I didn't want to start a new thread, but has anyone noticed that facebook has a high volume of idiot comic book collectors?

I recently had to cancel two transactions, one for a clearly marked Hulk 181 Facsimile CBCS 9.8 that the buyer thought he was purchasing for $75 for the original


Facebook? Facsimiles? You kids and your modern technology.
There's a saying "a little knowledge is dangerous". Sounds like you might be dealing with people who are not really comic collectors but know just enough about comic values to hurt themselves if you don't hold their hands.
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
Ever have a buyer ask you to pack a book so it won't get damaged? If the person was going to do a crap job before, would that plea really change their mind?
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I'd like to say I still turned out alright, but that would be a lie. flanders private msg quote post Address this user
@Bronte did you just sell me something? I asked a seller to write do not bend since he's shipping first class mail minutes ago. I've heard too many stories of bent books.
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@flanders

I don't think so. I'm sending a graded book and I showed them how I was shipping their book. Double boxed. And I HATE priority flat rate in a flat rate box so I use a custom box.




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Ever have a buyer ask you to pack a book so it won't get damaged? If the person was going to do a crap job before, would that plea really change their mind?


I've considered it...just this morning. I bought a couple of Golden Age raws and the seller doesn't deal in comic books so much as aging knick-knacks. Those guys tend to have little regard for preserving comic books condition. They think every comic is "Nice to Really Good" typically.
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@Bronte I’ve used the skinny Large flat rate to ship a slab. Wrapped slab, then cut one side of the box to fold and fit neatly. Shipped as medium flat rate no questions asked😋
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
@EbaySeller

I once had someone say they "may" use a box. I requested that they please use a box. So I kinda understand. However, maybe it was the way this person phrased the request that made me wonder. Knowing my luck, he reads the forum so ill refrain from any further criticism.

@HulkSmash

I typically take things in stride. If the book wasn't damaged I don't go into it with the seller. But personally a flat rate in a flat rate is so damn cramped and hard to pull out I can't recommend ever doing that. I'd rather spend a couple of extra dollars to have a nice loose fit. I don't think I've ever had a person complain about my packing so I have stuck with the old way I've done it. It is definitely more expensive, but I feel that is how I would like a book shipped to me.

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I once had a book packed to the point where it would have survived a 2-3 story drop. Literally. Granted it was a VERY expensive book, but I was genuinely impressed.
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@Bronte

I bought a raw book a while back for 80 dollars. I straight told them I wasn't comfortable with comic shipping since 3/4 of the seller's inventory was women's hosiery. They reasured me and the book came in a top loader damaged anyway on account of how it was put in said loader. I ended up getting half off as it was their offer. Gather from this weird post what anyone will.
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@HeinzDad

Wow. How the hell do you screw up putting a book in a top loader? As unsteady as I am, even I haven't pulled that one yet.

This past year I have bought a lot more raws and moderns. I should have taken photos of some of the weird packages that survived with no real damage.

Surprisingly, one book I may have damaged myself because this person taped a book to the bottom of a solid box. Why they taped it to the box I gotta wonder, but I have gotten two separate shipments where they taped the book like that.
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At least the condition looks accurate, not sure about that price point.


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I decided to take a month off from ordering comic books and won a haunted doll on eBay. It's on it's way to me now. I'll let you know how it turns out. LOL


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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
May I inquire why the doll is haunted?
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@Bronte I imagine because it is possessed by a restless human spirit. If she tells me more, I'll let you know. The seller claims the spirit's name is Mala.

Some sellers of haunted items on eBay claim that a witch or coven bound a spirit to whatever item they are selling. This seller made no such claim. Supposedly, Mala is a peaceful spirit who likes a quiet spot that she can watch from.
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
Interesting. I suppose the second question is, do you believe her?

If it were mine, it would be facing the corner. I can't imagine something watching me never blinking.....
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Interesting. I suppose the second question is, do you believe her?


That remains to be seen. Do I believe in spirits? Yes. Do I believe an item can be haunted or possessed? Yes. I'm skeptical that a haunted doll can be bought on ebay, but it is something that I have always wanted to check out. I purposefully stayed away from the "evil" ones and the ones related to a binding spell. But the weird thing is that I looked at SEVERAL haunted dolls, but Mala stuck in my head and she kept popping up. I wasn't overly impressed with her when I saw her, but I did feel "drawn" to her. I don't know what to really think at this point. I just hope it turns out to be interesting.
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
The occult and supernatural things fascinate me. Although I am easily spooked, so I don't invite questionable things to my life if I can help it.

You will need to keep us updated as to how your future unfolds with Mala. BTW, did you look up Mala yo see if it means anything significant?
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@Bronte yes, I did that about two days after the first time I saw her because she kept popping into my head. It is a female's name and is Indian (as in the country of India) in origin. The meaning is not very exciting, it means necklace or garland.
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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
@Jesse_O - Don’t forget the root word, mal, means evil or bad.
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@esaravo

Had to go there didn't you? Lol
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@Jesse_O - Don’t forget the root word, mal, means evil or bad.


Thanks for that tidbit Ed!!! Here I was thinking it was a completely innocuous name. Silly me!!! LOL

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@esaravo

Had to go there didn't you? Lol


That was actually my first thought. LOL
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