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Re: Ebay - you want how much for it???

Post by geoff42 » 28 Oct 2016, 00:39

Ordinarily, Col, I was being a cheeky beggar as regards the Action I bid on last year; seeing how far I could push it. If it went tits up; didn't matter, I could afford to sort it. I really never thought I would end up owning thee banned "Action" comic in a thousand years. I was always convinced that I would be outbid. I was in the end... job done. Till the comeback a few days later that froze my b*****ks. That was an entirely different situation that which I had never anticipated. From Phil's Auctions of that bid, I was the highest UK bidder beyond the eventual winner. I was just basically pi**ing about at this time (but, as I stated earlier, was in a position to accommodate my stupidity). When you are suddenly confronted with a sale with no competing bidders to distract you... it really is a different proposition... it's like, are you ready or not? I went for it and the rest is history. Now, with the knowledge on the latest sale, how can I not feel a little smug? I was in the right place at the same time, so to speak... no way would I have shelled out 4 grand last year. If that is now the going price, then... well, I guess it is probably a rare thing indeed :wave:

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Re: Ebay - you want how much for it???

Post by philcom55 » 28 Oct 2016, 19:45

colcool007 wrote:My main wish to win the lottery is so that I can afford to buy three comics that are currently out of my price range. That issue of Action is one, issue 1 of Commando is another and the other is the first Victor Summer Special from 1967.
I bought my copy of the first Victor Special for just a fiver from a dealer in sporting memorabilia a few years ago. It's surprising how much reasonably priced stuff you can still find if you look beyond the the regular Ebay sources such as Phil's Comics (which always seems to me like an internet equivalent of 'Sniper's Alley' from the way in which any bids I make ALWAYS get beaten at the last second!). Only this afternoon I picked up a couple of early TV21s from a local stall for an extremely reasonable £1 each! :)

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Post by Richard S. » 28 Oct 2016, 19:58

how much does that Victor special go for then Col?
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Re: Ebay - you want how much for it???

Post by colcool007 » 28 Oct 2016, 23:15

Richard S. wrote:how much does that Victor special go for then Col?
Too bloody much!

I keep an eye out for it when it appears, but it is a rare bird indeed. It normally goes for
around the £100 mark when I have seen it, but I would not be surprised to find it a lot cheaper as Phil has said. I always keep an eye out for comics where ever I go and I sometimes get a good deal. And at other times I don't. So it is a case of just keep looking!
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Re: Ebay - you want how much for it???

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » 01 Nov 2016, 21:58

After all that excitement...
Have a giggle at this one :)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Marvel-Bu ... SwLnBX2VGN
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Re: Ebay - you want how much for it???

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » 02 Nov 2016, 02:58

I can assure you that this is definitely NOT worth £23...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lazy-Frog-Adu ... 2516.l5255
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Post by colcool007 » 27 Dec 2016, 14:36

I hate to say it but I am almost tempted to buy these Spellbound comics. But I think the magic went when I realised that this is almost £10 an issue (£9.16 if you want to be pedantic)! And to make it worse, it is not even the full run.
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Re: Ebay - you want how much for it???

Post by Adam Eterno » 27 Dec 2016, 17:14

colcool007 wrote:I hate to say it but I am almost tempted to buy these Spellbound comics. But I think the magic went when I realised that this is almost £10 an issue (£9.16 if you want to be pedantic)! And to make it worse, it is not even the full run.


That's too high surely. Phil's comics sold the first 25 or so for £50/60 last year and I almost bought them. Obviously I should have!

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Post by colcool007 » 27 Dec 2016, 18:58

Adam Eterno wrote:...That's too high surely. Phil's comics sold the first 25 or so for £50/60 last year and I almost bought them. Obviously I should have!
It is. Even if you had the full run of 69 issues, I would not expect to pay that much for them all.

I have just found that we have issue 41 and I know that I have at least issue 1 somewhere, so for the remaining 67 issues, you might get me to spring £200 for them, but they would have to be near mint for me to pay that sort of price.
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Re: Ebay - you want how much for it???

Post by starscape » 28 Dec 2016, 17:39

At last! A sensible price for the ultra-rare Bullet #62, which was only published in the tens of thousands. Thankfully they have reduced what is normally a collossal price to only £45 due to a mere technicality, i.e. the back cover being missing - I mean, come on, who reads that anyway?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bullet-No-62- ... Sw~gRV1hpG

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Re: Ebay - you want how much for it???

Post by Adam Eterno » 28 Dec 2016, 18:17

starscape wrote:At last! A sensible price for the ultra-rare Bullet #62, which was only published in the tens of thousands. Thankfully they have reduced what is normally a collossal price to only £45 due to a mere technicality, i.e. the back cover being missing - I mean, come on, who reads that anyway?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bullet-No-62- ... Sw~gRV1hpG
Congratulations on probably my favourite "Ebay - you want how much for it???" find of 2016! That is truly mad and when I get 5 minutes, I must look through there other offerings as you never know what other gems may be available....

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Re: Ebay - you want how much for it???

Post by colcool007 » 28 Dec 2016, 18:38

He wants £8 for a mid 1990s 2000AD! Good grief! You can't give them away, so how does he think that he is going to get that sort of money for it!
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Re: Ebay - you want how much for it???

Post by Adam Eterno » 08 Jan 2017, 11:05

Not in this or any far far galaxy at this price!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Star-Wars-Wee ... SwImRYanFu

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Re: Ebay - you want how much for it???

Post by stevezodiac » 26 Jan 2017, 12:53

A couple of nights ago I noticed someone selling a "Very rare" Terrific (issue 17 or thereabouts) for £1000.00.

Still can't do links i'm afraid.

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Post by starscape » 26 Jan 2017, 13:30

stevezodiac wrote:A couple of nights ago I noticed someone selling a "Very rare" Terrific (issue 17 or thereabouts) for £1000.00.

Still can't do links i'm afraid.
Just select URL when writing the message, right-click on the address bar of the eBay page, select copy and paste between the url and /url of the message

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