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Old 12-16-2012, 12:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A reminder to always be careful of speculation...

...you could always wind up like this guy.

The Walking Dead 203 copies of Issue 100 100 Chromium Cover Sketch 8 Basic | eBay
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yikes. I'm not even THAT bad. The key is moderation. Expect that you're never really gonna sell more than 10 copies of any title and it'll help in the long run. The nice thing about comics though is they are limited, and you can usually at least get 1/2 cover out of them if they flop. Speculation is a dangerous game in any field, cards, comics, toys, etc.. Moderation and not going full tard is the key.
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Right, and that's exactly it. As long as you don't go absolutely crazy, comics are never that big of a risk being that most are $3-$4 at cover price. With WD 100 it was clearly obvious that it would have a ridiculously high print number. Thus, the people like this guy on eBay that went "all in" on it are kicking themselves now. It's why I don't go hard into DC or Marvel books because most have a large following. With the new Image books even if they have huge hype before release (ie. Bedlam) they still don't go much over 40,000, if that even.
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Cant see the article as its blocked at work but i assume he bought a ton of chromium editions. Anyone who knows anything knows that the print run would be enormous and easy to find. Therefore buying more than a few copies is pretty silly
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Cant see the article as its blocked at work but i assume he bought a ton of chromium editions. Anyone who knows anything knows that the print run would be enormous and easy to find. Therefore buying more than a few copies is pretty silly
He bought 25 of each cover and is dumping them as a lot of 203.
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well that was silly I learned my lesson after buying 10 covers of each mind the gap
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well that was silly I learned my lesson after buying 10 covers of each mind the gap
This book still has potential. Don't give them away just yet.
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This book still has potential. Don't give them away just yet.
Been trying and cant even sell them for dirt cheap lol. I have a signed ashcan though which im holding onto
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