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Secret Moderator MatterEaterLad private msg quote post Address this user
Methinks this book is slightly overgraded.


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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
Is it just me or is the Ebay follow up chasing feeling really desperate? All you have to do is look at an item and you will get updates on it as if you added it to your want list. I looked at a $1,200 comic yesterday and kind of freaked out when I got an email that said "Need to return it? No problem with free returns." Return it? I had no idea I had bought it. And why would Ebay be encouraging me to return something I had purchased? Fortunately I had not bought it, this was just Ebays way of chasing me down the street as I left the store...like a Tijuana shop owner.
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
@EbaySeller

As a seller its good. It gives you an opportunity you might not otherwise have had. As a buyer, its annoying. When you rejected something once why do I need to reject it again?
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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
@Bronte I guess I should appreciate that every day Ebay sends me a reminder of how closely I'm being monitored when I'm online. The email may say "You showed interest, let us find you more like this one", but what I also hear it say is "If you ever click on a Viagra add they will mark you and stalk you for the rest of your life". lol.
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
Yeah, once someone i guess as a joke saw my ebay window open and did a search for gay porn. I was emailing ebay how to get rid of their suggestions.....

I forget what the solution was but the lesson is to log out and thank God nobody bought the porn.....
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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
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Yeah, once someone i guess as a joke saw my ebay window open and did a search for gay porn. I was emailing ebay how to get rid of their suggestions.....

I forget what the solution was but the lesson is to log out and thank God nobody bought the porn.....


I once listened to an interview with a woman who was employed to do extended internet research for clients...typically on job applicants or business opponents. She said that sexual orientation is something they come to learn in the very early stages of the research. She said it was troubling to deliver the information to clients. Especially in countries where being revealed as gay or even just unfaithful could have deadly consequences.
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
I just had a conversation on sexuality during lunch today. My final point to my buddy was, I don't care what you are or what you do. As long as you don't infringe or push crap on me.

Unfortunately the world seems to think otherwise. Not sure why people give a rats butt about what other people do or don't do in their free time.

In regards to that ladys interview, I don't know if I could do that kind of job. I used to be admin at a company and occasionally had to go through folks emails and such. Some of it was too gross and outing peoples surfing habits or email habits seemed wrong.

But I will say that being in IT, you see stuff that people do and realize there's always someone out there worse than you and will do stuff that people find questionable... even the straight laced folks were weird.....

We were a smallish company. I can only imagine a large company with proper tools tracking stuff.....
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Following a guy on Youtube and watched him pull a Star Wars Heir to the Empire action figure/comic combo pack out of a box. This thing is going way low on auction, I'd bid on it but he accidentally didn't allow international shipping and he can't change it.

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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
This book on MCS auction has two significant signatures. Neither one could pass verification. What are the odds of having two legitimate signatures fail verification on the same book? Either really bad luck or a big red flag.

https://www.mycomicshop.com/search?ItemID=52351991
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Collection of a lifetime - rather scam of a lifetime

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ACTION-COMICS-12345-CGC-PGX-COLLECTION-OF-A-LIFETIME-1-SIG-JERRY-SIEGEL-1938/292031280034?hash=item43fe6bb3a2:g:83QAAOSwJ7RYX4Kr
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Collector steveinthecity private msg quote post Address this user
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Collection of a lifetime - rather scam of a lifetime

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ACTION-COMICS-12345-CGC-PGX-COLLECTION-OF-A-LIFETIME-1-SIG-JERRY-SIEGEL-1938/292031280034?hash=item43fe6bb3a2:g:83QAAOSwJ7RYX4Kr
How so? The PGX slab clearly states the Action #1 is a reprint copy. Is it more the concern the Jerry Siegel sig is fraudulent? I’m not seeing any red flags on the other books.

Edit: I will say trying to sell these as a group is a bit shortsighted. I’d think they’d find a buyer if sold individually.
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Collector poka private msg quote post Address this user
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Collection of a lifetime - rather scam of a lifetime

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ACTION-COMICS-12345-CGC-PGX-COLLECTION-OF-A-LIFETIME-1-SIG-JERRY-SIEGEL-1938/292031280034?hash=item43fe6bb3a2:g:83QAAOSwJ7RYX4Kr
How so? The PGX slab clearly states the Action #1 is a reprint copy. Is it more the concern the Jerry Siegel sig is fraudulent? I’m not seeing any red flags on the other books.

Edit: I will say trying to sell these as a group is a bit shortsighted. I’d think they’d find a buyer if sold individually.


Total worth of the comics is about $20k
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Collection of a lifetime - rather scam of a lifetime

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ACTION-COMICS-12345-CGC-PGX-COLLECTION-OF-A-LIFETIME-1-SIG-JERRY-SIEGEL-1938/292031280034?hash=item43fe6bb3a2:g:83QAAOSwJ7RYX4Kr
How so? The PGX slab clearly states the Action #1 is a reprint copy. Is it more the concern the Jerry Siegel sig is fraudulent? I’m not seeing any red flags on the other books.

Edit: I will say trying to sell these as a group is a bit shortsighted. I’d think they’d find a buyer if sold individually.


Total worth of the comics is about $20k
Understood. I just don’t really look at an overpriced comic(or comics) as a scam. That million dollar plus Teen Titans or the multiple Stan Lee sig comics that have been on eBay aren’t scams either, to my thinking. Just ways to draw attention to one’s other books. Ymmv.
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Collector poka private msg quote post Address this user
@steveinthecity understood but trying to sell something at 1/6 of its value while claiming it is on offer is a scam to me
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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
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Collection of a lifetime - rather scam of a lifetime

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ACTION-COMICS-12345-CGC-PGX-COLLECTION-OF-A-LIFETIME-1-SIG-JERRY-SIEGEL-1938/292031280034?hash=item43fe6bb3a2:g:83QAAOSwJ7RYX4Kr


I think "Attention Grab of a Lifetime" is probably appropriate. I feel like this is probably just a way of using Ebay as a personal museum He gets to display his comic books and show them to the world without actually selling them. The make offer part is probably just a way to generate conversation for down the road. Then if he actually does ever want to sell them he gets to say "80% off!!"
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Beaten by boat oars Studley_Dudley private msg quote post Address this user
Got my first payment through the managed system. Seems kinda lame to have $6 sent to my bank account. I didn't see a way to just keep the funds with eBay until I'm ready for a real withdrawal or want to spend it. Am I missing something?
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It was a one trick pony show but always hilarious. GAC private msg quote post Address this user
I don't think there's any mechanism in place for that. The purpose of the change was because eBay and PayPal were forced to break up I believe. I am not aware if eBay has a monetary account for funds. I too received a payment to my bank account that I'd prefer to stay with Ebay until I needed it.
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Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock Tedsaid private msg quote post Address this user
I just had a very pleasant experience selling via Facebook. It was a buy/sell group for collectors. I had it on sale on eBay for $1200, and I knew from experience that this book would likely sell very quickly if I lowered it to $1100.

But with the eBay fee at $110, and the PayPal fee at, what ... $33? That would only leave me with $957. And the buyer would have to pay $60 or $70 in sales tax, too.

Instead, I offered it for $1100 in the buy/sell group late last night. Well, actually, three groups at the same time, because Facebook offered up other options for posting in multiple places. I received an offer today for $1050 and decided to take it. He paid $15 for shipping, but with insurance it was more like $30. And the PayPal fee was $31.

So that is $1004 net. I got $50 bucks more, he bought it for $50 less than what it last sold on eBay for, and saved more on sales tax. Pretty good experience, altogether. Also, he may be interested in other comics I have. I will send him a list soon ... he (like me) loves 9.8 White Bronze Age comics.

Anyone else have experiences, good or bad, selling on Facebook? Anything of note I should watch out for?


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Collector Yoosh5492 private msg quote post Address this user
@Studley_Dudley Its pretty annoying. As far as I can tell there is nowhere to hold funds. Paypal was a great spot for holding my hobby funds. I think I need to open a new bank account because I dont like all these transaction mixed in with my main account.
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@Studley_Dudley Its pretty annoying. As far as I can tell there is nowhere to hold funds. Paypal was a great spot for holding my hobby funds. I think I need to open a new bank account because I dont like all these transaction mixed in with my main account.


It seems silly to pay me out after a few days. I'd rather just have it held so when i buy on eBay or from Storms or Sulipa that I can just send it over and nothing comes out of my bank account.
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Beaten by boat oars Studley_Dudley private msg quote post Address this user
@Tedsaid when I had Facebook, I bought and sold in a few Transformers comics groups. For the most part, everything was smooth. Occasionally, I'd get international buyers ask for a bunch of stuff then tell me no thanks because of shipping costs. I've had one friend with a couple negative experiences selling Pops, but overall FB was good. We would out the scammers as necessary but if you are in your collecting groups, it should be fine.
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
So. I really hate folks that email you asking to lower price when you did not put a best offer option on your items. Then on top of that they complain on how high shipping is. For the book I was auctioning, I was charging 12.50$. I just packaged a similar book and ended up paying 12.72$ after paypal and priority postage. I was polite and told him that I don't cheap out on packing and I double box all my graded books.

I really need to look into doing MCS to avoid hearing from these people.




Edit

He was basing shipping off of some folks charging 6 bux for shipping graded books.
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@Bronte Agreed. Or when they message you that they recently bought the same book at half the price, and therefore I should drop my price in half. SMH!!
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Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock Tedsaid private msg quote post Address this user
I bought another copy of Marvel Comics #1000 on eBay back on the 15th. It just arrived today. When I placed the order, I responded to the seller and said:

"Absolutely! And thank you. FYI, do you know how to ship comics like this safely? I bought a copy of this over the summer, and the person used a LOT of bubble wrap but not enough protection. Unfortunately, the spine acquired a dent during shipping. Seller offered half off due to the damage. I wouldn't want that to happen again, so I'm happy to give advice if you'd like it."

And he said: "Hey yep I shipped numerous comics will be safely protected"

Spoiler alert: he didn't.
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I don't know what it is about this comic. I guess it's because most people who got it at the D23 Expo don't actually collect comics. And since it wasn't given away at a comic book convention, or through the comic book stores, they don't know what to do with it. But I have bought THREE copies raw of this book that were all damaged on shipping. Including this one.

The guy, this guy, ALSO used a lot of bubble wrap. And he used a box that was much too big. And he "supported" it with two pre-bent pieces of torn cardboard. The only thing he did right was the bag and board. It was the right size. I'm not sure how many times the bag had been reused, but it was at least not too big or too small. And neither was the backing board. But that was the only thing right.

When I opened up this monstrosity, the comic was sandwiched between two pieces of cardboard that were wide enough, and three times too long. These two pieces were taped together, but not well, and the comic had PLENTY of room to bounce around in there. Which it did. At least two corners were impacted.

In the first and second picture below you can see pale yellow tape on the top edge and side edge. I didn't take a picture of it before I removed them, but there were two more, on the other two edges. I couldn't figure out what these were for at first. It seemed odd. The bag and board were the right size; why would he need to tape the edges down?

Then it occurred to me ... he didn't tape all four edges front to back. He taped it down to the cardboard on all four edges. Which is actually what you are supposed to do.

Only the tape didn't stick very well to the board, and it wasn't really flush (because of the bend in it), and so the comic could shift around in any direction. And so the comic moved around. When it moved left, the tape dislodged from the cardboard on the right side. And the tape on the left side rolled under the comic, and stuck there. Then the comic shifted the other way, and the right-side tape rolled under the comic, sticking to the back. And then the top, and the bottom. And there you go ... a comic that was formerly "taped down" to the cardboard was now free to wherever it wanted.

Here is the box and the comic, with the bubble wrap. I just laid the comic back in, to show the size difference. The bubble wrap originally was a lot more haphazard when I opened it. But I took it out when I first opened it, and folded it neatly to re-use:




Here's the comic with the two pieces of "support." You can see the tape on two of the edges ... I didn't take a picture with all four, but you get the idea. He just ripped out some cardboard that had a factory crease down the middle, which made certain the comic was not flush with the "support":




Here are the two creased corners. It's on the back, which is good. And CGC hasn't been paying close attention lately, so they may miss these entirely. But I think it will likely be a 9.6, and maybe a 9.4, with 10% chance it will be marked a 9.8:






And here are two corners of the backing board, which show that the damage occurred during transit:






I swear I was THIS close to just telling him not to mail it yet, that I would send him everything he needs, plus instructions. Oh, well.
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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
This definitely doesn't look like a 9.4. I'm not buying that it's the same book CBCS graded:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Incredible-Hulk-180-CBCS-CGC-9-4-Unrestored-1st-App-of-Wolverine-in-Cameo/224304721050?hash=item34399a6c9a:g:vFUAAOSwtmhf82Ie

I did some more research, buyer is definitely a fraud and selling a different, lower graded copy. Please add this jackass to your banned seller list: buying_everything. I hope no one here is gullible enough to fall for something like this to begin with.

Here are the photos of the original comic in the slab that I found through Gocollect sold listings:




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Collector Huntergreene2 private msg quote post Address this user
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This definitely doesn't look like a 9.4. I'm not buying that it's the same book CBCS graded:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Incredible-Hulk-180-CBCS-CGC-9-4-Unrestored-1st-App-of-Wolverine-in-Cameo/224304721050?hash=item34399a6c9a:g:vFUAAOSwtmhf82Ie


Wow, would you like some butter with your spine roll?
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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
Yeah, I saw that one and passed it by because I couldn't understand why someone would crack a 9.4. Maybe that was the one that was graded but it looks like it took some hits since then.
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Collector Siggy private msg quote post Address this user
Reported.
It would be nice to be able to send an image of the original book assigned that label. It would make their job easier having that for context.
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Collector Siggy private msg quote post Address this user
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Yeah, I saw that one and passed it by because I couldn't understand why someone would crack a 9.4. Maybe that was the one that was graded but it looks like it took some hits since then.


@xkonk The one pictured inside the slab has a date stamp. The one in the listing does not.
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It was a one trick pony show but always hilarious. GAC private msg quote post Address this user
I added him to my blocked list
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