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Collector EbaySeller private msg quote post Address this user
Last week I started watching 10-20 specific MCS auctions to see how they would hold up in the current circumstances. For the Auction ended March 16th I saw very little difference from previous selling prices. For the Auction ended March 23 the items I watched were down 20%-40% from previous MCS sales prices for the same grade. The pattern seemed too consistent to attribute to variables other than economic concerns. What are you all seeing in general?
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Items I watched:

$37.00 Ended Mar 23 Green Lantern (1960-1988 1st Series DC) 10 GD/VG 3.0 12 bids
$38.00 Ended Mar 23 Green Lantern (1960-1988 1st Series DC) 40 GD+ 2.5 12 bids
$130.00 Ended Mar 23 Green Lantern (1960-1988 1st Series DC) 59 FN- 5.5 22 bids
$36.00 Ended Mar 23 Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st Series) 162 FN- 5.5 12 bids
$88.00 Ended Mar 23 Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st Series) Annual 1 VG/FN 5.0 22 bids
$86.00 Ended Mar 23 Marvel Super Heroes (1967 1st Series) 13 VG- 3.5 13 bids
$42.00 Ended Mar 23 Micronauts (1979 1st Series) 8 CGC 9.6 21 bids
$85.00 Ended Mar 23 Nova (1976 1st Series) 1 VF 8.0 24 bids
$61.00 Ended Mar 23 Uncanny X-Men (1963 1st Series) 95 FN 6.0 21 bids
$185.00 Ended Mar 23 Uncanny X-Men (1963 1st Series) 101 CBCS 6.5 26 bids
$62.00 Ended Mar 23 Uncanny X-Men (1963 1st Series) 120 FN/VF 7.0 14 bids
$41.00 Ended Mar 23 Uncanny X-Men (1963 1st Series) 130 FN+ 6.5 8 bids
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Collector cyrano0521 private msg quote post Address this user
Facebook sales are WAAY down, too. Quantity and quality. I think green labels for other than unwitnessed signatures are going to take HUUUUUGE hits. Also, high print run “keys” will also nosedive.
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Collector Flip1987 private msg quote post Address this user
Here in Europe since its a "luxury" market the cómic book keys im not seeing a major key got hit that much...
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Collector Nuffsaid111 private msg quote post Address this user
I was hoping for the last couple weeks that everything I was seeing was just my own observations without any real data.
However, I see many posting the same observations. Many. Not any saying "I got more than FMV".
As these observations are increasing with the same message, I'm inclined to believe this is truly the case.
Oh well. They'll go back up in......... I dunno........ 10 years
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Oh well. They'll go back up in......... I dunno........ 10 years


I think it's very temporary. I would say more like 10 months. Let's remember that everything we are seeing right now economically is a choice, not based fundamental weakness as in 2008. It is a choice to turn it off in the interest of health and there will be a decision to turn it back on.
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I think it's very temporary. I would say more like 10 months.


I sure do hope you're right. I really do.
I just worry about XX% of folks completely dropping out of the hobby due to funds, for a long time. If it's just curtailed 10 months - great! No long lasting impact for the most part. But if abandon ship - aye aye aye aye
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Next week may be better - Today the stock market had biggest rally since 1933. Surge due to stimulus hopes.
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Collector moodswing private msg quote post Address this user
I followed 2 comics over the last 2 days. Both went for fmv. You still have to factor in shipping and taxes. When I include those into the final price, they have been right at fmv or a little below.
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Collector michaelekrupp private msg quote post Address this user
Probably time to hold not sell. I would point out that all of these comics are fairly common issues and/ or in fairly common grades. Quality books in top shape will hold their value. The rest is probably overpriced anyway and stuff like that is the first to fall when buyers start to tighten their belts.
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Collector HeinzDad private msg quote post Address this user
Swamp thing 37, 9.4, 167.50 Sunday night
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Collector moodswing private msg quote post Address this user
@HeinzDad

so right at fmv
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Collector HeinzDad private msg quote post Address this user
Pretty much, I could have waited a couple weeks but I’m not certain I would have spent it then. I’m not certain I will the rest of the year so I’m pretty excited.
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Collector Zombie_Head private msg quote post Address this user
Yes I have noticed it also. Been buying on the cheap side. I’ll cash in once this is over.
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
this is what I was hoping for!!! have a few things in the next few days I would like to win...and one hidden book in a month...let the bad times rolllll!!!
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Collector TommyJasmin private msg quote post Address this user
Hi all - hope everyone is staying both safe and sane! From what I'm seeing, I agree with @EbaySeller, overall prices are a bit down. In general though, I would agree with @michaelekrupp - the quality stuff seems to be holding its own. We shouldn't factor in shipping or taxes for many reasons, among them a) not a single price guide I am aware of does that, and b) shipping charged on two recent sales has no bearing on previous sales - you don't know what shipping may have been for those, it could have been more. Also, you can't point to any single sale and draw conclusions - you need a decent sample size.

We definitely see books like Ms. Marvel #1 plummeting, ouch! :




But for a bellwether like Hulk #181? Hard to say right now. If anyone wants to see another book give a shout.


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this is what I was hoping for!!! have a few things in the next few days I would like to win...and one hidden book in a month...let the bad times rolllll!!!


You Nasty!
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@TommyJasmin Thanks for the info. I would love to see any info on "2nd tier" books like DC presents 26, cap 117, marvel spotlight 28 or Iron Fist 14. I think that might be where the story is best told.
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Collector poka private msg quote post Address this user
personal experience.

i won 15 items on Hakes auction the evening after the biggest 1 day loss of DOW - incl some amazing deals - unfortunately will be a while before i get them as Hakes has temporarily shut down

i have stopped doing any FB sales
i continue to sell on ebay but mainly inexpensive books
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Collector poka private msg quote post Address this user
i am wondering whether mcs will go ahead with their april prime auction
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Collector TommyJasmin private msg quote post Address this user
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@TommyJasmin Thanks for the info. I would love to see any info on "2nd tier" books like DC presents 26, cap 117, marvel spotlight 28 or Iron Fist 14. I think that might be where the story is best told.


@EbaySeller - hhmmm... you might be onto something about where to look tier-wise. I had not checked these.

Here's DC Comics Presents #26 (too few sales, but it's something) :




And Cap #117, that looks a bit troubling:



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@EbaySeller - hhmmm... you might be onto something about where to look tier-wise. I had not checked these.


@TommyJasmin Thanks for the info. I thought about something a week ago and I think it's kind of dawning on everyone...not all movie and comic-related streaming production will restart. There will probably a consolidation of resources with delays or cancellations of some planned movies or shows. Some of the future screen events we were pricing in are in danger of not happening for years if at all.
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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
The few items I was watching in the MCS auction that ended Monday seemed to be about on pace according to gocollect and dreckecheck. There were a couple of Nova #1s (one graded, one not), a Marvel Spotlight 32, an Uncanny 266, a couple others.
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COLLECTOR drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
With comic stores closing and people being stuck at home the ingredients for higher auction prices are there. If we have finally seen the bottom in the stock market, people will have money to spend.
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Collector CaptainCanuck private msg quote post Address this user
@EbaySeller
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@EbaySeller - hhmmm... you might be onto something about where to look tier-wise. I had not checked these.


@TommyJasmin Thanks for the info. I thought about something a week ago and I think it's kind of dawning on everyone...not all movie and comic-related streaming production will restart. There will probably a consolidation of resources with delays or cancellations of some planned movies or shows. Some of the future screen events we were pricing in are in danger of not happening for years if at all.

This.
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Does anyone have insights on what the situation is with the Verified Signatures Market? McFarlane, Steranko, Kirby, Stan Lee etc?
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Collector moodswing private msg quote post Address this user
I am definitely getting offers for comics I am watching or at one time looked at the listing. Most are overpriced to begin with. I wonder what the stimulus check will do to the market.
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Collector HeinzDad private msg quote post Address this user
I can tell you personally I need a stimulus check to cover my last weeks purchases. I pretty much bought anything I wanted with the notion I may never be able to that again. Or at least for an extended period of time.
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