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Collector Cosmic_Surfer private msg quote post Address this user
Are books with amateur conservation worth it like cover tear sealed with glue but still graded a 3?
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It was a one trick pony show but always hilarious. GAC private msg quote post Address this user
Totally worth it!
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Are books with amateur conservation worth it like cover tear sealed with glue but still graded a 3?


Depends what kind of discount you are getting off the unrestored price. I buy them regularly, mostly Golden Age.
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So it’s a ff 48 for 1359 and it’s already graded cbcs 3 but i don’t know if the deal is worth it if if I should wait
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So it’s a ff 48 for 1359 and it’s already graded cbcs 3 but i don’t know if the deal is worth it if if I should wait


Just looking at GoCollect and recent sales I would argue the fair price should be around $1,000.
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Ebay sold listings show multiple 3.0s going for $1325-$1450 recently (universal grade). I'm not sure what conserved go for vs restored but I'd start with an offer at 50% at most of the $1325 price. Also note, I have no idea what I'm talking about.
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That’s what I said but the guy won’t accept
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
Yeah, don’t pay Universal prices for a Conserved book.
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Yeah, don’t pay Universal prices for a Conserved book.


Yeah thank you I Fr don’t know what id do if I hadn’t posted here first 🙏 I mite just buy the normal for 300 more
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
I would tend to agree with others and not pay universal prices for a conserved book.



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Yeah, don’t pay Universal prices for a Conserved book.


Yeah thank you I Fr don’t know what id do if I hadn’t posted here first 🙏 I mite just buy the normal for 300 more


It’s unlikely to drop in price. If it’s a grail and you can realistically afford it, go for it.
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I would tend to agree with others and not pay universal prices for a conserved book. Is that for 3.0?



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It was a one trick pony show but always hilarious. GAC private msg quote post Address this user
Here's GPA for Restored/Conserved


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Yeah bro I Fr am considering I don’t exactly have enough but my comic shop has a 6 month payment plan and I have more than half inhand
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It was a one trick pony show but always hilarious. GAC private msg quote post Address this user
It's a great book but I wouldn't pay Universal prices for a Consevred book. If the seller is refusing to budge on his price, I'd walk away.
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
@Cosmic_Surfer

Yes that was a 3.0 universal I screenshot.

If the guy is working with you on a payment plan, you might want to factor that in your decision. But if it was an outright purchase I wouldn't do it personally. I did a small loan to pay for my xmen 1 book. I thought it was a better option than getting something I didn't really want.

As for the restored conserved screenshot, the prices are not current....
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The conservation one ima pass on but the 1650 chic 3 can do a payment plan and did you do yours on my comic shop?
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Yeah bro I Fr am considering I don’t exactly have enough but my comic shop has a 6 month payment plan and I have more than half inhand


Mycomicshop.com? OK, just looked it up...$1,330 or best offer. Not restored...conserved. That's a bit different. If you really want it and 6 month financing is available to you I would probably offer $1,150. But if you have sales tax in your state it's probably going to end up over $1,300 still. If not, it will end up around $1,200 with shipping and 3% consignment fee.
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The conservation one ima pass on but the 1650 chic 3 can do a payment plan and did you do yours on my comic shop?
CGC*
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Yeah bro I Fr am considering I don’t exactly have enough but my comic shop has a 6 month payment plan and I have more than half inhand

No not that one the unrestored
Mycomicshop.com? OK, just looked it up...$1,330 or best offer. Not restored...conserved. That's a bit different. If you really want it and 6 month financing is available to you I would probably offer $1,150. But if you have sales tax in your state it's probably going to end up over $1,300 still. If not, it will end up around $1,200 with shipping and 3% consignment fee.
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I’m thinking of doing my comic shop 6 month payment plan for a unrestored one
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
If you were asking me if I did mine through mycomicshop.com, the answer is no. I did mine through a special credit card offer. My credit card was offering 6 months 0% finance charges or .99% for 18 months to pay it off.....
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I’d generally do 60-80% of universal FMV for “conserved” and 25-50% for restored with exceptions.

Some of my willingness to pay is based on the market. Ie, I’d pay a higher percentage if the market wasn’t so negative. Very minor amateur color touch … I’m willing to pay closer to universal than market suggests. A recreated cover “extensively” restored? I’d only pay a little more than what a coverless copy would go for.

For conserved, I’d pay up to near universal FMV if the conservation were merely preventing further damage and didn’t impact perceived grade.

Market for this CBCS conserved FF48 (just guessing) would be somewhat lower, perhaps 40-60% because CGC conserved has different requirements. CGC’s requirements for Conserved are more akin to professional art conservation. This book would be considered “Restored” under CGC’s approach.

Could make for a good buy if you want to make an above-market offer… just so long as you don’t think you can flip for $.
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If I were looking for it. I’d offer what I think is fair and what I’d be comfortable paying for it. If my offer is declined then I’d walk away.
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If I were looking for it. I’d offer what I think is fair and what I’d be comfortable paying for it. If my offer is declined then I’d walk away.


Exactly.

With the one addition that it doesn’t hurt to keep watching for future adjustments.

I’ve made offers, get rejected and then months later purchase at or below my prior offer. The market changes and some people get anchored too much in the past. Both directions (up and down). Some realize the move too late. Others end up overcorrecting.
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Thank you guys for your help Fr you guys made my decision a lot easier 🙏🙏
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