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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
Every once in a while we come across unusual ebay listings for comics items that confuse us

Two I just stumbled across from the same seller.

I saw the X-Men 1 first and had to wonder if maybe someone was scammed with it or trying to scam someone with it. The book is one of Marvel’s facsimile edition with the cover replaced, apparently to look more like the original




The Incredible Hulk 181 is a similar situation except the cover still has the new $3.99 price tag




On top of that, the seller has a starting bid of $200 and $160 respectively, which is ridiculous.
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Collector Briten private msg quote post Address this user
"A fool and his money are soon parted"
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I got 99 problems, but a hurricane ain't one. drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
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"A fool and his money are soon parted"
I prefer the Gordon Gekko quite:

A fool and his money were lucky enough to get together in the first place.
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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
There’s a CGC 1.5 JIM #83 Golden Record Reprint in the current Comic Connect auction that has a high bid of $1,550! You can buy a 9.4 copy of that reprint for less than that, and you might even get a 9.6 copy for that amount (especially if you consider that the Comic Connect copy has a 15% buyer’s premium).
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
@esaravo Fortunately there haven’t been any bids on the two I posted. I wonder if maybe they tried to pass them off as the originals, not expecting CGC to detect them, maybe? And now the seller’s stuck trying to enthusiastically sell something few, if anybody, would want.
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Collector PhilCoulson private msg quote post Address this user
Once in a while I see some of the craziest prices on ebay. I'll keep an eye out.
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being an ass and being a clown are two very different things. WMorse private msg quote post Address this user




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Collector Briten private msg quote post Address this user
@WMorse Is that in lira? I could believe lira or maybe pesetas.
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being an ass and being a clown are two very different things. WMorse private msg quote post Address this user
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Collector PhilCoulson private msg quote post Address this user
@WMorse A 9.6 sold in August for $800....quite a bump up for that 9.8 lol
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TL;DR Davethebrave private msg quote post Address this user
Did the 9.6 have white pages though? Those double covers.
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Collector PhilCoulson private msg quote post Address this user
I knew there had to be a rational reason for the bump
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being an ass and being a clown are two very different things. WMorse private msg quote post Address this user
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Collector Briten private msg quote post Address this user
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Inflation is getting way out of hand.
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being an ass and being a clown are two very different things. WMorse private msg quote post Address this user
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Inflation is getting way out of hand.


I thought it was transitory...
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I remember when we’d come across these kinds of insanely priced books a few years back people would say that they’re just showing off their books without intending to sell. And if they DID sell then they just got a sweet payout.

Over the last few years it’s been harder to tell
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Collector power_struggle55 private msg quote post Address this user
anytime someone sells a slabbed section of the cover
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Not trying to be an ass since February 12, 2020. HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
This one. Came across looking at what’s Available for this issue.

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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
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There’s a CGC 1.5 JIM #83 Golden Record Reprint in the current Comic Connect auction that has a high bid of $1,550! You can buy a 9.4 copy of that reprint for less than that, and you might even get a 9.6 copy for that amount (especially if you consider that the Comic Connect copy has a 15% buyer’s premium).


I have a 9.6 listed on MCS for not much more than that. I'm wondering if maybe it has the record included and that's the difference?
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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
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There’s a CGC 1.5 JIM #83 Golden Record Reprint in the current Comic Connect auction that has a high bid of $1,550! You can buy a 9.4 copy of that reprint for less than that, and you might even get a 9.6 copy for that amount (especially if you consider that the Comic Connect copy has a 15% buyer’s premium).


I have a 9.6 listed on MCS for not much more than that. I'm wondering if maybe it has the record included and that's the difference?


Nope. I'm guessing it's in part because comicconnect doesn't say that it's a Golden Records except for in the description, and not even at the top of the description. If you search for Journey into Mystery 83, the GRs are in there with all the originals.
https://www.comicconnect.com/item/962542
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Not trying to be an ass since February 12, 2020. HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
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A collection of Action Comics #1-5! For $239k. #1 is signed. Oh I should mention #1 is a 90s reprint and all have varying restoration.
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Not trying to be an ass since February 12, 2020. HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
Why?


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Why?



This one I would love to know the story on. Is there legitimately touch up? If there is, why?? During grading did they mistake the coloring for something that was done after printing? So many questions.
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Collector PhilCoulson private msg quote post Address this user
Is this a blue label? Looks blue to me
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
@PhilCoulson It’s a purple restored.

It’s definitely weird. I’m with @Puckster. Did someone actually try to touch it up or did something after the fact (an ink smear or stain?) get characterized as color touch?
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You can't get good wood on the ball every time. HotKeyComics private msg quote post Address this user
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Every once in a while we come across unusual ebay listings for comics items that confuse us

Two I just stumbled across from the same seller.

I saw the X-Men 1 first and had to wonder if maybe someone was scammed with it or trying to scam someone with it. The book is one of Marvel’s facsimile edition with the cover replaced, apparently to look more like the original




The Incredible Hulk 181 is a similar situation except the cover still has the new $3.99 price tag




On top of that, the seller has a starting bid of $200 and $160 respectively, which is ridiculous.



Wow! Both of these have 1 bid, my guess is the same person. I can’t imagine whoever is bidding on these is fully clear on what’s for sale. Maybe people see “Coverless” and “facsimile edition” and think it’s the original book with a reprinted cover.
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would be nice to have a snugger fit. Sigur_Ros private msg quote post Address this user
A "Triple 2" rarity...






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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
@Sigur_Ros Wait! Is that an actual collecting niche?

Did the seller take the opportunity to list it for $2002 to make it a super duper rare quadruple 2?
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would be nice to have a snugger fit. Sigur_Ros private msg quote post Address this user
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@Sigur_Ros Wait! Is that an actual collecting niche?

Did the seller take the opportunity to list it for $2002 to make it a super duper rare quadruple 2?

Lol, better. Especially the shipping.


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