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  1. Omegax80

    Omegax80 Using a Positive Rifle

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    (is this in the right thread?... its not necessarily a B/S/T thing...)

    Hi,

    Short story is that I allowed an ex-gf to con me on buying her comic collection. Let's just say she became an ex after the sale a few years ago.

    I have about 1200 comics sitting in a garage. All in boxes, mostly clean, etc...

    Does anyone know anyplace or anyone I can sell them all off for at least $1000? It's less than $1 a comic. There are comics in there from late 80 to earl 00's. I know they aren't valuable, but I'd at least want $1000 to recoup what I lost to that *****.

    I'd be willing to drive it anywhere in NJ, NY, CT just to sell them off.

    If anyone can offer help I would appreciate it.
     
  2. McBradders

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    Midtown comics?
     
  3. Empir3

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    Do you know some of the comic series they are? I know some places that may buy them too shoot me a PM.
     
  4. Aernaroth

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    Unfortunately, there may be tons of comics in there not even worth $1 a comic. You might want to try selling them on kijiji or craigslist, as a comic store might not give you that good a price.

    It's probably worth your while to inventory them and figure out what you've got and if any of it is worth something.
     
  5. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    The main problem here is that you have comics from a very worthless(in $$$) era in comics history.

    Probably some VERY good reads in there but no money at all.

    You'll be very lucky to get 10 cents a book, but expect much less than that, especially if you unload them to a dealer or comic book store.

    If you paid $1000 for this collection, she TOTALLY ripped you off. Sorry about that, I really am. I see this sort of thing all the time. I hate to see people get ripped off like this.

    If this girl knew anything about comic books she knew good and well she ripped you off big-time.

    If you need any individual values or advice, feel free to PM me.
     
  6. Boggs6ft7

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    You'll be lucky to get $100-$200 for that many comics, probably less.
     
  7. Wreckgar

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    You let me know what they are and I can get in touch with a few people who can give some estimates. I'm guessing you'll probably be lucky to scrounge $300 for them.

    But look on the bright side, you paid less than cover for them, unlike the rest of us.
     
  8. The Spider

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    Can you give an idea of what the titles are?
     
  9. Omegax80

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    MARVEL COMICS price

    #15 (80’s run)
    #23 (80’s run)
    #24 (80’s run)
    The Headmasters #1 (80’s run)
    Transformers & GI Joe #3 (80’s run)
    Transformers & The New Avengers #1-4 (2007)


    DreamWave

    Armada # 9


    IDW

    Escalation #2 Cover A
    Infiltration Cover Gallery



    DC

    52 Weekly (2007) #1 - 12, 14 - 16
    Anarky #3 of 4
    Azrael #1
    Batman #494 "Knightfall” #5
    Batman Chronicles #8
    Batman Detective Comics # 600
    Batman Detective Comics #710
    Batman Detective Comics #723
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight # 81
    Batman Legends of the Dark Knight #96
    Batman Shadow of the Bat #25
    Batman Shadow of the Bat #67
    Batman Shadow of the Bat #69
    Battle for Bludhaven #1, 2, 4
    Birds of Prey - #96,97
    Blood of the Demon # 1,2,4,5,6,7
    Bloodlines: Deathstorm: Batman Annual - #3
    Bloodlines: Deathstorm: Team Titans Annual - #1
    Bloodlines: Earthplauge: Detective Comics Annual - #6
    Bloodlines: Earthplauge: Green Arrow - #6
    Bloodlines: Earthplauge: Hawkman - #1
    Bloodlines: Earthplauge: Robin - #2
    Bloodlines: Outbreak: Batman Annual - #17
    Bloodlines: Outbreak: Flash - #6
    Bloodlines: Outbreak: Justice League International - #4
    Bloodlines: Outbreak: Lobo - #1
    Bloodlines: Outbreak: New Titans- #9
    Bloodlines: Outbreak: Superman - #5
    Bloodlines: Outbreak: Superman,the Man of Steel - #2
    Blue Beetle (current series) # 1
    Breach - # 1 - 11
    Challengers of the Unknown - #16 (1998)
    Chronos - # 3 (1998)
    Creeper - # 8, 9, 10
    Darkstars # 14
    Deadshot # 1 - 5
    Doom Patrol - #1 - 18
    Dr. Fate # 1 - 5
    Emperor Joker # 1
    Firestorm # 17 - 22
    FLASH # 98,99, 217
    Fraction # 1 - 4
    GirlFrenzy - Donna Troy
    GirlFrenzy - The Mist
    GirlFrenzy - The Secret
    Green Arrow Annuals 1, 2, 3, 5, 7
    Green Arrow second series, #1 - 34, 36 -74, 76 - 80, 82, 84, 85, 89 - 92, "0"-Issue, 95, 97, 100, 102 – 137, Green Arrow One Million
    Green Lantern Secret Files: Origins
    Hawkman - # 7 (1994)
    Human Race # 1
    Jack Cross # 1 - 4
    JLA - Our Worlds At War # 1
    Justice League of Americahe series from 2002-2003... Issues 68 through 75, 79 through 101, and 103 through 124.
    JSA - #73 - 82 (2005- 2006)
    Justice League America # 45
    Justice League America # 78
    Lobo #2, 3, 15, 36, 39, 40, 48
    Lobo Elseworlds Annual #2
    Lobo: A Contract on Gawd #2 of 4
    Majestic - #1 - 4
    Manhunter - # 1 - 22 (2004 - 2005)
    Nightwing - #40 - 42, 44 - 47, 100 - 123, Nightwing/Huntress - #3
    Omega Men Annual # 1 (1984)
    Outsiders #1 - 39 (2003-2006)
    Power Girl #1 (2009)
    Rann-Thanagar War (Infinite Crisis) - #1 - 6, Special #1
    Robin - #30, 74 - 80, 146, 147
    Robin TPB - Flying Solo
    Superboy & The Ravers - #11, 13 (both not very good condition)
    Superman # 81, 85, 221, 222
    Superman (Adventures of) - #503, 504, 548, 582, 585, 636, 645
    Superman in Action Comics - # 769, 814
    Superman: Man of Steel - #22, 26, 104, 106
    The Ray # 18
    TRINITY Weekly (2009) #1 - #29
    Zatana "Seven Soldiers" - # 1 - 4 (2005)



    MARVEL
    "Marvel Knights" Bullseye "Greatest Hits" - #1 - 5
    "Marvel Knights" Daredevil - #7 - 13, 41
    "Marvel Knights" Daredevil vs. Punisher "Means and Ends" - # 1 - 6
    "Marvel Knights" Elektra - #1, 4 - 7
    “Marvel Knights” Punisher - #1 – 6
    “Marvel Knights” Punisher vol.2 - #1, 4, 11
    “Marvel Knights” Shanna the She-Devil - #1 & 2
    1602 - #1 - 8
    Air Raiders # 1
    Arana - # 1-12
    Books of Doom - #1 - 6
    Cable - # 63
    Cable: Blood and Metal # 1 of 2
    Cable: Blood and Metal # 2 of 2
    Captain America - #407
    Dazzler (1981-1982) - #6, 8, 11, 12, 13, 21, 25, 26, 33
    Decimation Arc – Generation M - #1 & 2
    Decimation Arc – New Excalibur - #1 & 2
    Decimation Arc – X-Factor - #1-7
    House of M - #1 - 8 & Sketchbook
    House of M – Fantastic Four - #1
    House of M – Spiderman - #1 – 5
    Hulk # 400
    Identity Disc #1-3
    Imperfects #1-6
    Livewires - #1
    Machine Teen - #1
    Moon Knight - #1
    Mutopia (House of M) - #1 - 4
    New Avengers - # 1
    Power Pack - #1 – 4
    Powerless - #1 - 6
    Punisher vs. Bullseye - #1 -3
    Punisher vs. Daredevil - #1
    Punisher: Red Xmas # 1
    Punisher: Silent Night #1
    Punisher: War Journal #17
    Runaways - # 1 - 19
    Secret War - #1, 2, 5 & Nick Fury’s Files
    Shanna - #1 & 2
    SM “Friendly Neighborhood” Spiderman - #1 – 4
    SM “Marvel Knights” Spiderman - #19-22
    SM Amazing Spiderman - #323, 526, 527, 528
    SM Mary Jane - # 1-4
    SM Mary Jane “Homecoming” - #1-4
    SM Peter Parker Spiderman - #4, 8 - 12, ’99 Annual, 14, 16 - 21, ‘00 Annual
    SM Spectacular Spiderman - #1 – 5
    SM Spidergirl - # ’99 Annual, #11 – 26
    SM Spiderman "House of M" - #1 - 5
    SM Spiderman #46
    SM Spiderman & X-Factor #1
    SM Spiderman “Death & Destiny” #1-3
    SM Spiderman “India’ - #1-3
    SM Spiderman “Universe” #1-6
    SM Spiderman “Webspinners” - #1, 2, 5-18
    SM Spiderman vs. Doctor Octopus - #1 – 5
    SM Spiderman: Chapter 1 - #10 – 12
    SM Spiderwoman - #2-18
    SM Web of Spiderman # 113
    Son of M - # 1 - 6
    Squadron Supreme- #1 & 2
    Strange - #2 – 6
    The Crew - #5
    Ultimate Elektra - # 1 - 5
    Uncanny X-Men - #423 & 424
    Warheads #4
    X-Force - #14, 72, 85
    X-Force 2nd run #1
    X-Men – Toys R Us Exclusive Comic


    OTHER

    IMAGE COMICS

    10th Muse - #1 – 8, comic-con special #1
    Dark Minds - #1, 2, 4, 6, 7-10
    Extreme Sacrifice # 1
    Girls - #1 – 13, 15
    Season of the Witch - #1 – 4
    Small Gods - #1 – 11 & Special #1
    Strange Girl - #1 – 5
    The Stardust Kid - #1 – 3


    VERTIGO

    Ghost Dancing - #2 – 5
    House of Secrets - #2 – 5


    TOP COW

    Vice - #1 – 5
    Rising Stars - #1, 3, 4, 9 – 15, 17 – 19, 21 – 24
    Rising Stars: Bright - #1 – 3
    Rising Stars: Voices of the Head - #1


    DARK HORSE

    Next Men - #1 – 18
    Next Men: Faith - #1 – 4
    Next Men: Lies - #1 – 4
    Next Men: Power - #1 – 4
    Revelations - #1 – 6
    Serenity - #1- 3
    Star Wars Chewbacca # 1 of 4
    Star Wars Chewbacca # 2 of 4
    Star Wars Comics #14 Emissaries of Malastare (2 of 6)
    Star Wars Comics #15 Emissaries of Malastare (3 of 6)
    Star Wars Reprints #4
    Star Wars Union #3 of 4
    Star Wars Union #4 of 4



    WILDSTORM

    City of Tomorrow - #1 – 6
    Coup De’tat - #1 – 4
    Ex Machina - #1 – 16
    Majestic - #1 – 13
    Planetary - #2, 4 – 6, 21 – 25
    Silent Dragon - #1 – 6
    The Authority #1
    The Authority: The Magnificent Kevin - #1 – 5
    The Authority: With More KEV - #1 – 4
    The Intimates - #1 – 12
    Wild Girl - #1 - 5
    Wraithborn - #1 – 5

    Avatar Comics

    The 10th Muse

    Alias Comics

    The 10th Muse #1-3

    Lady Death Chaos Comics

    Lady Death - #1 – 4, Special, Silver foil cover

    Lady Death Avatar Comics

    Abandon All Hope - #1/2, 1, 2
    Infernal Sins - #1
    Medieval - #1 – 8
    Lady Death & Bella Donna - #1 & 2
    Lost Souls - #0 & 1
    War of the Winds - #1


    Lady Death CrossGen Comics

    A Medieval Tale - #1 – 11
    Wild Hunt - #1 – 2


    Neil Gaiman

    Lady Justice Volume 1: #1-3, 7-11
    Lady Justice Volume 2: #1



    Amalgam Comics

    Assassins
    Bat-Thing |
    Bruce Wayne: Agent of SHIELD |
    Bullets and Bracelets |
    Dr. Strangefate |
    JLXmen |
    Super Soldier |
    X-Patrol |


    Malibu Comics

    Street Fighter # 1
    Street Fighter # 3
    Star Trek Deep Space Nine #8
    Star Trek Deep Space Nine #10


    Tokuma Comics

    Street Fighter # 1
    Street Fighter # 4
    Street Fighter # 6
    Street Fighter # 7
    Street Fighter # 8


    Trade Paperbacks

    League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume 1
    Jenny Sparks
    Rising Stars "Visitations"
    Robin "Flying Solo"
    Fantastic Four "Heroes Return"
    Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe
     
  10. Omegax80

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    There is MORE than this even...
     
  11. Omegax80

    Omegax80 Using a Positive Rifle

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    Yeah well... you pretty much summed it up. Big surprise she dumped me shortly after. This was a few years ago, but now I gotta get rid of this stuff, and believe me, its embarrassing as hell to admit this publicly on the boards, but I'm out of options and I need to find some way to earn something close to what I stupidly paid. I mean, look... I am not a store, but stores charge cover price or even a dollar or two more? I'd like to altruistically think that this many comics for $1 each is better than retail. But I guess I have to accept the fact I lost this one big time.

    Thanks guys, any ongoing help is appreciated. Let me know if anyone has a good idea.
     
  12. smkspy

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    Yeah dude, you're gonna have to credit this one to "I did it for the nookie." The majority of those books wouldn't sell in quarter bins, and that makes stores even less likely to want to buy them.

    I'm suggest maybe grab-bag lots on ebay or Craig's list.

    Though some of the trades might be worth something considering the secondary market is surprisingly strong for them.
     
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    Somehow Justice League of America was left out... the series from 2002-2003...
    Issues 68 through 75, 79 through 101, and 103 through 124.

    Thanks again
     
  15. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    Your collection is actually worse than I thought(value wise) after looking at that list.

    Be prepared to get some embarrassingly lowball offers for it.

    As others have said, put it on CraigsList but don't expect much for it at all. Have people make you offers, if you put it up there for $1000 no one will even look at it.

    The thing people don't realize about collecting comic books is this fact: the whole reason behind old(pre-1975) comic books being valuable in the first place is that people used to throw them away after they read them. Yes, people used to toss their comics in the trash or trade them with friends back in the day. This is also why vintage books retain their value so well, there just isn't that many copies left in circulation.
    The cat has been out of the bag for 40+ years now and no one throws their comic books away anymore. With bigger print runs now as well, this makes far more supply than demand by a mile. Every now and then you get a high-demand modern book with a low print run but that doesn't happen very often and even then, they rarely retain their value over the long-run.

    So unless you are collecting vintage(by this I mean pre-1975 books) comics, they are a VERY poor investment.

    If you buy modern comic books, use them for what they were intended for in the first place: READING.....because you'll never get rich off them.
     
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    I was afraid of that.

    I guess its pretty damned embarrassing to have admitted to being an idiot.
     
  17. smkspy

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    Pretty much this, but I'll argue the print run point to an extent. I think they're actually lower today (2000-present), but because people keep them and keep them in good condition, they have a higher circulation than the large print runs of the books from the 60s, 70s, and 80s (which really aren't worth that much either).

    Thought the print run of 90s were beyond ridiculous, but that's an entire different animal.


    :::looks at all the image and valiant comics that I own::: It happens to all of us, and technically most comic collectors end up losing close or more to what you lost just because of the habits of collecting. I remember buying the first 6-8 issues of Ghost Rider vol. 2 for $20 each around 1993. I could find them in the dollar bins today. I probably spent close to $150 on the first ten issues of the Authority back when the title was on fire in the early 2000s, now they're pretty much cover price.
     
  18. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    I don't think you are an idiot at all actually. This sort of thing happens more than you realize. I feel bad for you more than anything else. Don't be embarrassed, we are here to help!
     
  19. Omegax80

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    Iron,

    I appreciate it. Hopefully you guys out here can help in any way possible, if anyone knows of any-place or any-one who would want them.

    I just feel a bit discomforted that I got conned without doing my research first.
     
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    You might have better luck selling them if you break them up into lots. Go through everything, catalogue it, and separate it into lots. Then you can sell runs of a book on here, ebay, or craigslist easier than unloading an entire garage full of books on one person. I know I saw some books on your list that I'd like to read.
     

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