I wouldn’t see this information as being proprietary since anyone can assign values to a book. I would love for them to be fully transparent since there are so many inconsistencies coming out of their business. We’ve even seen books get cracked out of slabs, resubmitted and come back with different grades before. That tells me one thing, they’re not sticking to their own guidelines and rules.
This goes directly back to your OP. Even if there are strict guidelines that are adhered to, it’s still going to be the graders interpretation of said guidelines, thus still rendering it an opinion. At it’s roots, it is an opinion. Period. Until grading is is done with computers and scanners, it will always be a humans opinion/interpretation, regardless of any rules or guidelines.
That’s another problem I have. Seems all too often most are buying the slab and not the book. I had the same issues when it came to slabbed coins (yes, use to be more into coins back in the day), seems too many were caught up what was slapped on the label on the slab… For me, it’s buy the book, not the slab. If you like what you see, buy it but don’t buy it based on what a 3rd party was paid to say about it. That’s all I’m trying to say… and that’s why I’m an advocate of keeping them free…
There is a definite learning curve in that lesson.
Alright, back to Newsstands so we don’t completely hijack this thread into a slabbed vs not slabbed thread…
I thought of creating a different thread too…but was too lazy. Should have moved the last 20 or so posts to that new thread…
Last nights winnings. Nothing to impressive and I’m transitioning away from these newsstands and into more firsts and other keys.
Couldn’t pass these up from a seller I’ve bought from several times and always flexible in their prices. All Newsstands and better pics when I get them.
Those covers w/ Spider-Woman are some nice Cho covers.
I was eyeing the New Avengers 11…lowest price on eBay for a newsstand right now is $50.
Yeah before I bought those sets I was trying to see what they were selling for but not many newsstands listed let alone sold. I paid $53 including shipping for both sets. Someone was asking for 4K for one of them. There’s quite a few first appearances in those as well. I can’t wait to get them. I’ve bought from this seller repeatedly and I’m always happy. He’s got a lot of early image newsstands as well. I got almost all my Witchblades, Darkness, Fathom, Etc Newsstands from this seller.
I rarely include newsstands in my searches. Mainly because those sellers know what they have and you pay more. I’ve found 90% not labeled as newsstands on eBay and never more than cover price. I also have a lot of good luck searching lots for hidden newsstands.
Well, I meant advertised as newsstand.
Part of tonight’s winnings. The others aren’t newsstands.
This morning?? It’s 8am EST!
What part of the world are you in?