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Please Help: Scam?8351

Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
A guy messaged me saying he has comics for sale.

One being a Restored vintage Action Comics. I quickly found the same book (same exact pictures) on e-bay. I’m in Northern California & this listing is in Connecticut.

Now he says he has this:





Which I found on MyComicShop.com. Identical.

How does MyComicShop work? Do they have the book on hand? Or does the seller ship to them once it sells?

I’m feeling suspicious to say the least.
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Collector moodswing private msg quote post Address this user
Have him send multiple pictures with his name on a piece of paper or a unique word.
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Collector MR_SigS private msg quote post Address this user
They say their graders inspect them, so I assume they have them. I buy consignment items from them all the time, along with their stock, and I never see a delay.
I say it's a scam.
Did you mention finding the AC on eBay? Can we ask where he messaged you?
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Collector DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
I wouldn't buy anything from the person who messaged you.
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
It started when he responded to a piece of original art I have on OfferUp.

He asked if I’d be interested in some Baseball cards. I said no, but I’d be interested in vintage comics. He asked for my number to send pics.

And now I get this:




To which I said “that’s cool. Loot Crate reprint?”

And he says “It’s the real one. How much can you offer me?”

He’s either naive, or playing games.

I asked him to send a pic of the inside cover. No response yet.
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Collector Johnnylray private msg quote post Address this user
Simple questions to him ..where ya from? How did you find me?any references? What is your eBay name? How about a phone number I’ll call u ... then do some detective work..he will balk ...then more particular question about items he allegedly is moving... he won’t be able to answer..
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
He overplayed his hand with that.

On a different note, I have this for sale, if anyone is interested.


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Collector Johnnylray private msg quote post Address this user
I have a bridge for sale overlooking some swamp land 🤣
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Collector poka private msg quote post Address this user
@00slim MCS have all their books listed for sale on hand, whether their own or through consignment.
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Collector poka private msg quote post Address this user
@00slim yep that AC is the 2017 loot crate reprint
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Collector poka private msg quote post Address this user
The best way to deal with this kind of people is to take up as much of their time as possible. So tell him you have difficulty deciding and ask him what else he has got lol
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Collector Johnnylray private msg quote post Address this user
Let me guess ..he would accept western union wal mart transfer too? Tell him you are interested and you need his info to send money see what he says ..then blast him!
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COLLECTOR Studley_Dudley private msg quote post Address this user
I hear there's a guy with some ocean front property in Arizona.
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Collector OGJackster private msg quote post Address this user
Certification Information
Certification #: 1263426005
Title: Captain America Comics
Issue: 39
Issue Date: 6/44
Issue Year: 1944
Publisher: Timely Comics
Grade: 2.0
Total Graded At: 3
Page Quality: CREAM TO OFF-WHITE
Grade Date: 04/06/2018
Category: Universal
Art Comments: Otto Binder story, Alex Schomburg cover
Syd Shores, Vince Alascia, Allen Simon &
Jimmy Thompson art
Key Comments: Human Torch story.
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by OGJackster
Certification Information
Certification #: 1263426005
Title: Captain America Comics
Issue: 39
Issue Date: 6/44
Issue Year: 1944
Publisher: Timely Comics
Grade: 2.0
Total Graded At: 3
Page Quality: CREAM TO OFF-WHITE
Grade Date: 04/06/2018
Category: Universal
Art Comments: Otto Binder story, Alex Schomburg cover
Syd Shores, Vince Alascia, Allen Simon &
Jimmy Thompson art
Key Comments: Human Torch story.


Yeah. First thing I did was look up the certification #.

Then replied “That one looks like it’s on MyComicShop.com for sale.”

He said, “I have that one”.

I replied, “Ok. Like, In a slab, same grade? Or a raw copy of the same book?”

He wrote back, “I gotta look again but the purple label one is the one I wanna sell.”

That being the Action Comics he first told me about.
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Collector OGJackster private msg quote post Address this user
I'd also contact the guy on ebay in Arlington, Texas to let him know someone else is selling his book LOL!
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Collector QuaBrot private msg quote post Address this user
Message the guy on EBay and see if the same guy responds . . .
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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
I would just steer clear of him. It's obviously a scam. Don't waste any more time on this guy.
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Collector poka private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by GAC
I would just steer clear of him. It's obviously a scam. Don't waste any more time on this guy.


Noo - waste his time so he does not scam someone else

Like this buyer who bought a 1974 reprint worth $3 thinking it was the real deal (probably seller thought so too)


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Collector ONLINE_209 private msg quote post Address this user
@00slim I'm definitely interested LOL
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COLLECTOR drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrWatson
I wouldn't buy anything from the person who messaged you.


What he said.
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Collector Wraith private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by 00slim

One being a Restored vintage Action Comics.
restored as in completely reprinted and rebound in 2017 with cover price now removed ?
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Collector Scorpion private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by 00slim
It started when he responded to a piece of original art I have on OfferUp.

He asked if I’d be interested in some Baseball cards. I said no, but I’d be interested in vintage comics. He asked for my number to send pics.

And now I get this:




To which I said “that’s cool. Loot Crate reprint?”

And he says “It’s the real one. How much can you offer me?”

He’s either naive, or playing games.

I asked him to send a pic of the inside cover. No response yet.


OfferUp---> that say it all, scam, like craigslist, lol
and yes that is a Crate reprint.
also here a link for any one not to get ripoff with that comic.
clickable text
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Collector Watcher private msg quote post Address this user
where in Connecticut? Its not a far ride for me and I grew up there so Id be more than happy to swing over and "verify" for you. Me @esaravo and @Johnnylray can take a road trip. I hate these dirtbags...you get me an address or a name and a town and I'll see what I can find out

Ill bring the duct tape...ed, you bring the bat...and Ray, you bring the shovel
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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scorpion
Quote:
Originally Posted by 00slim
It started when he responded to a piece of original art I have on OfferUp.

He asked if I’d be interested in some Baseball cards. I said no, but I’d be interested in vintage comics. He asked for my number to send pics.

And now I get this:




To which I said “that’s cool. Loot Crate reprint?”

And he says “It’s the real one. How much can you offer me?”

He’s either naive, or playing games.

I asked him to send a pic of the inside cover. No response yet.


OfferUp---> that say it all, scam, like craigslist, lol
and yes that is a Crate reprint.
also here a link for any one not to get ripoff with that comic.
clickable text


It has no price on the cover and the original has yellow fenders. I don't think any reprints have yellow fenders.

I'm also in CT. Let me know where I can pick it up. Offer $5 which I think may be the going rate for this loot crate reprint.
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Collector Savage_Spawn private msg quote post Address this user
Such a weird story. I understand there are scammers out there but this is way over the top. How on Earth could this guy think this is an original AC 1 or that he could fool someone into believing it is? What price is he offering it at??? MCS does sell their consignment comics both on their website and ebay at the same time.
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Collector Scorpion private msg quote post Address this user
i would tell him, i'll take it for 10,000
and tell him to meet me 50+ miles from his home.
when he gets there and calls where are you,
you say, am home you dumb shit, what are you doing there , lol

that will make his day.
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
He wanted to know what I’d give him for it. (Red flag)

I literally received the pic of the Action Comics 1 as I was posting this thread.

To be clear, the first Action Comics he sent me pics of is a later issue at 4.5 in a Purple label slab, not the reprint of #1.

I thought it was possible he had the same issue, but sent a pic off the web at the moment just to say “here’s one I have. Not this specific copy, but this issue.

Still a weird move, but at least it would explain things.
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