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1971 DC Comics HOUSE OF SECRETS 925616

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@kaptainmyke Congrats on the score man! Swamp Thing is one of, if not my favorite so I am a little biased but it really doesn't get much cooler than this book. One thing about it though is that its ridiculously hard to find in higher grades. There are only 2 9.8's for Pete's sake!

This is the second copy I ever bought. I paid somewhere around 400 for it in '12 or '13. Came back a 7.5 twice. First to get Len and Bernie and then Weezy. It's not my only or nicest copy but I think it's probably my favorite.


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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
very cool signatures in matching colors!
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
@OGJackster Would you consider selling one of those #1s?
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Collector Odins_Raven private msg quote post Address this user
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very cool signatures in matching colors!

Thank you sir
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Collector thelastbard private msg quote post Address this user
Nice copy! A little TLC press might do it some good, but definitely up to you if you're deciding to get it slabbed or not. I'd love to get one of these, but it's not in my top ten yet!
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I just bought a HOS92. I took these photos as soon as I got it unboxed. What do you think?


I'll give you $150 for it...that's the 24 month average for a low grade copy like that one.

Serious offer brah, let me know.
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@Logan510 Post #6
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And?
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
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I just bought a HOS92. I took these photos as soon as I got it unboxed. What do you think?


I'll give you $150 for it...that's the 24 month average for a low grade copy like that one.

Serious offer brah, let me know.


wow u got serious issues brah get some sunshine and unplug
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Collector MR_SigS private msg quote post Address this user
This brings up a somewhat unrelated thought to mind; I wonder if there are many buyer/sellers out there who insist on paying 2 year averages on hot books, but ask 90 day averages when selling hot books.

And since there's no "off topic" thread:

I hate when eBay offers those 10% eBay bucks deals the day AFTER dropping a ton of cash.
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I just bought a HOS92. I took these photos as soon as I got it unboxed. What do you think?


I'll give you $150 for it...that's the 24 month average for a low grade copy like that one.

Serious offer brah, let me know.


wow u got serious issues brah get some sunshine and unplug


Is that how you treat people who make lowball offers? Not cool brah.
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
I don't know what's jappening here
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
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I don't know what's jappening here


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I don't know what's jappening here





the struggle is real, brah
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
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I just bought a HOS92. I took these photos as soon as I got it unboxed. What do you think?


I'll give you $150 for it...that's the 24 month average for a low grade copy like that one.

Serious offer brah, let me know.


I raise that offer to $155.99. I'll pay over the average.
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
Sorry I took @DarthLego's 25 month average instead.
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Collector Logan510 private msg quote post Address this user
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I just bought a HOS92. I took these photos as soon as I got it unboxed. What do you think?


I'll give you $150 for it...that's the 24 month average for a low grade copy like that one.

Serious offer brah, let me know.


I raise that offer to $155.99. I'll pay over the average.


I tried buying a GSX #1 CGC 9.0 for the 9 year average and got turned down.

I don't understand what's wrong with these sellers wanting fair market value.
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
You're not doing it right.
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
@Logan510 Lets break that down "Fair Market Value" everyone talks about. The word "Fair" is b.s. This is 'Merica! Nothing is fair. Either you get put over the barrel or the other guy does.

Market Value is whatever a buyer can talk a seller into and vice versa.

All those GPA charts that we hold so dear, I see them as war records of defeats and victories.

I always set a goal to buy something lower than the current GPA records to test my negotiating skills. A personal challenge if you will.

I have succeeded at that many times and failed as well. But at least I try and not just bend over and take the "FMV" price. I think Mike is very much like that as well.
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@Logan510 Lets break that down "Fair Market Value" everyone talks about. The word "Fair" is b.s. This is 'Merica! Nothing is fair. Either you get put over the barrel or the other guy does.

Market Value is whatever a buyer can talk a seller into and vice versa.

All those GPA charts that we hold so dear, I see them as war records of defeats and victories.

I always set a goal to buy something lower than the current GPA records to test my negotiating skills. A personal challenge if you will.

I have succeeded at that many times and failed as well. But at least I try and not just bend over and take the "FMV" price. I think Mike is very much like that as well.


So you're all for trying to bend over a fellow collector and boardie with that 24 month average hogwash?

Check
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So you're all for trying to bend over a fellow collector and boardie with that 24 month average hogwash?

Check


Hi @Logan510. If you like to over pay or pay the "asking rate" on stuff that fluctuates like a roller coaster that's your choice. Trying to make other people feel bad for following the principles of a free market economy is lame.

If someone believes the "24 month average" story and agrees to sell at that price, you've just witnessed negotiating bro!
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So you're all for trying to bend over a fellow collector and boardie with that 24 month average hogwash?

Check


Hi @Logan510. If you like to over pay or pay the "asking rate" on stuff that fluctuates like a roller coaster that's your choice. Trying to make other people feel bad for following the principles of a free market economy is lame.

If someone believes the "24 month average" story and agrees to sell at that price, you've just witnessed negotiating bro!


I try to make fair offers, I don’t try to put one over on someone.
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Collector daywalker private msg quote post Address this user
Ok, this needs to end! He paid $611 for the comic, he’s not going to sell it for $150, $155 or anything less than $611! I’m pretty sure he’s keeping it for his PC.
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@daywalker They're busting his balls for making an offer on another book for the 24 month average.

He pointed out that the more recent sales were trending upwards, but intended it as an opening offer.

Even so, it was not well received.

On another note, @kaptainmyke, are you getting the HOS 92 slabbed? It'll be interesting to see the final grade.
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Collector daywalker private msg quote post Address this user
Oh! I’m so confused! Thanks for getting us back on track with what this thread is all about...the amazing HOS #92!
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@daywalker They're busting his balls for making an offer on another book for the 24 month average.

He pointed out that the more recent sales were trending upwards, but intended it as an opening offer.

Even so, it was not well received.

On another note, @kaptainmyke, are you getting the HOS 92 slabbed? It'll be interesting to see the final grade.

Yes. I think with a press everyone's grade guess is low, because that spine looks fantastic. But I don't know how to penalize for the foxing. And foxing always looks worse in person than on the pics. (It doesn't look that bad in the pics you added.) So ... you must follow up, after it's pressed and graded! Please?
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Some people think that "fair market value" is more like a scheme to lowball a price. Generally, I believe most people who are not in the business of selling agree that the value of a book is what is listed in the Overstreet price guide and not an average of the current eBay/auction selling price.
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@daywalker They're busting his balls for making an offer on another book for the 24 month average.


Oh, now I get it.
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@daywalker They're busting his balls for making an offer on another book for the 24 month average.

He pointed out that the more recent sales were trending upwards, but intended it as an opening offer.

Even so, it was not well received.

On another note, @kaptainmyke, are you getting the HOS 92 slabbed? It'll be interesting to see the final grade.


I don't understand why some people get so bent over negotiating, especially other people's business.

Negotiating is fun, imo.
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@daywalker They're busting his balls for making an offer on another book for the 24 month average.

He pointed out that the more recent sales were trending upwards, but intended it as an opening offer.

Even so, it was not well received.

On another note, @kaptainmyke, are you getting the HOS 92 slabbed? It'll be interesting to see the final grade.


I don't understand why some people get so bent over negotiating, especially other people's business.

Negotiating is fun, imo.


Technically he never made an offer on the book opening or otherwise, he just said what he would pay based on a 24 month average.

Getting mocked for clown tactics shouldn’t cause people to get so bent IMHO.
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