Originally Posted by My-Coolectibles
What's your budget and how important is condition to you?
Budget would probably be around $200 a month on comics? It's hard for me to gauge a number on it since I just started collecting again. I've been going to Half-Price Books, resale shops and a few comic shops in the last few weeks looking for books I like or deals I can't pass up. I've also made some purchase on CCL. Total spent in the last 2 months? Probably around $350-400 total.
Condition doesn't matter as much for older books as I would be willing to sacrifice condition for cost (hence the pretty beat up copy of Silver Surfer #1 in my avatar) but with newer ones I would almost need them to be VF-NM+ if that's the right terminology.