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A Blast From The Past......9981

The Fifth Golden Girl sborock private msg quote post Address this user
Thought you all might get a kick out of this. I think it was from 1995........

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Collector X51 private msg quote post Address this user
Wouldn't this be a strategy to pull key books out of the market? Someone sees that you are willing to pay $220,000 for a NM Action #1. They pull their VG copy out of their attic thinking they'll get that much for it. You offer them a fair but greatly reduced amount for a book that might've never reached the market otherwise? Metropolis used to run ads like this. Surely, you weren't expecting NM copies to be at the other end of the phone call?
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Collector CatCovers private msg quote post Address this user
There's a typo in there. In the red text paragraph: "We will have your money or you in 48 hours!"

Sounds vaguely threatening. Were you planning to rub out anyone who wouldn't sell?
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The Fifth Golden Girl sborock private msg quote post Address this user
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Wouldn't this be a strategy to pull key books out of the market? Someone sees that you are willing to pay $220,000 for a NM Action #1. They pull their VG copy out of their attic thinking they'll get that much for it. You offer them a fair but greatly reduced amount for a book that might've never reached the market otherwise? Metropolis used to run ads like this. Surely, you weren't expecting NM copies to be at the other end of the phone call?


You would be surprised at the amount of good books we got that we paid top dollar for.
Also made some good collector friends from that ad......
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The Fifth Golden Girl sborock private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by CatCovers
There's a typo in there. In the red text paragraph: "We will have your money or you in 48 hours!"

Sounds vaguely threatening. Were you planning to rub out anyone who wouldn't sell?


LOL! No, I'm just stooooopid!
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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 typo in there. In the red text paragraph: "We will have your money or you in 48 hours!"

Sounds vaguely threatening. Were you planning to rub out anyone who wouldn't sell?


Certainly makes the "we will pay your postage" read differently.
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I’m not an ant. I’m a rootin tootin Hornet! Zombie_Head private msg quote post Address this user
Is the number still good I’m going to call it.
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Collector X51 private msg quote post Address this user
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Wouldn't this be a strategy to pull key books out of the market? Someone sees that you are willing to pay $220,000 for a NM Action #1. They pull their VG copy out of their attic thinking they'll get that much for it. You offer them a fair but greatly reduced amount for a book that might've never reached the market otherwise? Metropolis used to run ads like this. Surely, you weren't expecting NM copies to be at the other end of the phone call?


You would be surprised at the amount of good books we got that we paid top dollar for.
Also made some good collector friends from that ad......


I'm sure it's good bait to lure books to market.
I've always said that the most valuable thing a Golden Age dealer owns is his customer list. My friend could call someone up and have a book sold before he even bought it.
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Collector Doc_Cop private msg quote post Address this user
Steve, I remember you having lived on Long Island and owned a LCS in Bethpage. Perhaps we met there or at one of the many local shows I did. Either way, great to see you're doing well.
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The Fifth Golden Girl sborock private msg quote post Address this user
@Zombie_Head I am sure it's good, just not mine anymore. Call and see what happens LOL!
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Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock Tedsaid private msg quote post Address this user
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@Zombie_Head I am sure it's good, just not mine anymore. Call and see what happens LOL!

Hahaha ... that should be fun!
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
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Is the number still good I’m going to call it.

867-5309
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I’m not an ant. I’m a rootin tootin Hornet! Zombie_Head private msg quote post Address this user
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@Zombie_Head I am sure it's good, just not mine anymore. Call and see what happens LOL!
lol I might just do that
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