Hi everyone. Hopefully this is categorized well and not already covered elsewhere on the forum. It didn’t seem right to bring up in the eBay problems thread.
Anyhoo, have you seen the multiple raw New Mutants #98 Facsimile editions selling for ridiculous amounts on eBay? I’m talking $30 to upwards of $150. Most of the auctions make no mention of reprint or facsimile status in the title. It may be buried in the description, and it’s obvious from the photo(s). I’m guessing the majority sold to completely uninformed people buying a gift for the Deadpool fan in their life, who have not done the barest trace of research.
Takeaways: I’m sad for these buyers, but caveat emptor - so you may still have a good flipping opportunity. And with the now constant stream of facsimile editions, make sure your loved ones know to not try to buy a coveted book for you unless you’ve schooled them on what to look for. I haven’t done a deep dive to see if other facsimile editions have also done this well, but the possibility exists.