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Also found a Wizard Holiday book for Boys, the 1939 issue.
Great news, but how are you going to get round with only one arm and one leg?


Sorry, not sure what you mean.

Threw me for a bit but phoenix means that something that costs an arm and a leg is expensive, in other words it must have cost a lot, hence minus an arm and a leg.
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Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:00 pm
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Threw me for a bit but phoenix means that something that costs an arm and a leg is expensive, in other words it must have cost a lot, hence minus an arm and a leg.
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Right, thank you, got it now. No, the price wasn't too bad, I think I got in quick, it was a buy it now for for 35AU (about £20) plus about £13 postage from Dandenong. Might arrive before Christmas !!


Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:49 pm
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I bought my pair several years ago but they cost me £65 each. I'm not planning on selling them but if I were to, I certainly wouldn't be asking as little as £20 each for them. They are very rare items!! You got a bargain there, Hawkeye.


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[quote="Phoenix"]I bought my pair several years ago but they cost me £65 each. I'm not planning on selling them but if I were to, I certainly wouldn't be asking as little as £20 each for them. They are very rare items!! You got a bargain there, Hawkeye.[/quote

Yes I was pleased to find it so cheap, do you think the one on ebay at present is worth £40?


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Took a trip to 30th century comics got 21 busters.,2 whizzer and chips also bought the Dracula file graphic novel and the doomsday day clock iss 1 and last few months worth amazing Spider-Man and 6 issues secret empire.then I realised it woykd have been cheaper to get the graphic novel as still need 4 issues at £4 25 a pop.


Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:02 pm
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Yes I was pleased to find it so cheap, do you think the one on ebay at present is worth £40?
If I didn't have a copy I would buy it. You can do the cover repair neatly on the inside. They are rare, and the next one to come up for sale might be more expensive and in worse condition, and it might be a good few years before it does come on the market. Strike while the iron's hot!


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Yes I was pleased to find it so cheap, do you think the one on ebay at present is worth £40?
If I didn't have a copy I would buy it. You can do the cover repair neatly on the inside. They are rare, and the next one to come up for sale might be more expensive and in worse condition, and it might be a good few years before it does come on the market. Strike while the iron's hot!

I'll keep an eye on it


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I'll keep an eye on it.
Not a good policy in my opinion. In this instance somebody might snatch it from under your nose. The sentence haunts me though because several years ago a hospital doctor in Birmingham told a friend of mine, from our time in the Spanish Department at Birmingham University, who had prostate cancer, that they would ''keep an eye on it.'' Mmmm! Well they didn't make a very good job of it because it spread, and inevitably he died. When I got the same cancer in 2008 the specialist at a major Liverpool hospital offered me this therapy and that therapy, and I more or less told him where he could stick his therapies, and to concentrate on making the necessary arrangements to cut the thing out as soon as possible. He concentrated, made the arrangements, and whizzed it out. I have already made the point in some post or other that of the ten years good life the successful operation promised me, I have about four months left. This does not mean that I am going to peg out in four months time of course. At least I hope not, as my brain is brimming over with plans and specific projects, related for the most part to comics. It does, however, mean that if any of our members find themselves in a similar situation, they should never assume that the specialist's decisions cannot be challenged.


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I appreciate what you are saying, and I'm sure we all hope you continue as you are for many years to come.

With regard to the Wizard book however, the sale is not a buy it now so I'll just have to see how it goes for now.


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Well on the basis that "you have to be in it to win it", I would have a cheeky bid now.


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If you actually wanna win it, then follow three golden eBay rules:

1. Bid only once
2. Bid as late as possible (preferably the actual last second, so no one can react to your bid)
3. Bid your absolute max (which means if you get beat by a penny and you would have paid even tuppence more than you actually bid, then you didn’t bid your absolute max to start with)

If you follow those rules you’ll win more than you lose, plus the ones you lose you wouldn’t have paid more in any circumstance anyways.

As an aside I’d also echo Phoenix here, the Wizard holiday books are very rare - the one listed atm isn’t great condition but it has a full spine and would repair very easily. It’s a steal at £40...


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Faceache graphic novel turned up today but had a load of missing pages :cry: but a replacement is on the way but i wonder how many of those misprinted ones will now turn up on ebay instead of going into a children's hospital or charity shop.but i suppose not a lot of people would know it was incomplete.


Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:10 pm
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Regarding the Wizard Holiday book on ebay - I asked the seller to give me some details and possibly some pictures of the condition of the inside pages - he said it was very fragile, so was unable to scan because of risking damage. Apparently the pages are very brown and brittle and starting to flake.


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If you actually wanna win it, then follow three golden eBay rules:

1. Bid only once
2. Bid as late as possible (preferably the actual last second, so no one can react to your bid)
3. Bid your absolute max (which means if you get beat by a penny and you would have paid even tuppence more than you actually bid, then you didn’t bid your absolute max to start with)

If you follow those rules you’ll win more than you lose, plus the ones you lose you wouldn’t have paid more in any circumstance anyways.



Couldn't agree more. It's exactly the way I bid, only not as high as you sometimes!


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On the other hand bidding early can sometimes discourage competition. I know it works with me if I'm not particularly bothered about the item in question.


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