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Mr. Bronze Age's Great Finds On Ebay

Written by  Published December 9, 2016 04:23
Every so often, collectors get lucky enough to stumble upon a great deal or a special item that they never thought that they would possess. Or an item that they did not even know existed! That is the fantastic feeling of discovering a great find! I have managed to have this experience several times in my 42 years of collecting comic books (amongst several other things).

Where The Action Is resizeI found a seller on EBAY who had many comic books from the bronze age of comics that I was interested in buying for my collection. ALL were in mint condition and ALL were only $2.00 or less! I went through about ten pages of items listed and purchased some awesome books! I bought better conditioned copies of old favorites and copies of books that I needed for my collection. The seller, who in my correspondence with him, was an affable guy and a good seller. He even put a $2.99 cap on the cost of shipping! I bought many great books from him over the next few years and never had a problem with him! His comics were cheap and all were in the EXACT condition that he claimed that they were in in his listings!

Another enjoyable deal with an EBAY seller--I found a seller who had several Cherry Delight books that I was interested in adding to my collection. I bought only one (to sort of "test the waters" so to speak. At that point, I had heard several horror stories of friends buying things online and being screwed in one way or another). When the book arrived, in a timely fashion and in mint condition, I decided to order the rest of the books that the seller had that I wanted. When I told him of my interest in his books, he said that he would give me a discount for my order, since I was taking so many books off of his hands (they were apparently books that he had gotten second hand, did not especially want and had decided to try and sell the books on EBAY). He then quoted me a price that was more than fair (it was a full HALF of the LOWEST prices that I had seen on other sellers sites)!

Baroness 8

The seller even asked me if that price was acceptable!  I quickly told him that the offer was not only acceptable -- it was ACCEPTED! Each book was in perfect shape! They did not even look as if they had even been read! The books had low print runs and are scarce to find, even in poor condition, so I was lucky to find them! I did have several books sniped out from under me back in the day. That is ALWAYS  frustrating. But, there was one time that it still worked out really well.

I found a copy of The Baroness #8  in an auction for only ten dollars (not only are  the Baroness books scarce, but the final book #8 is the scarcest one)! The book looked to be in awesome shape and it was only listed at $10! So, I put in my bid and waited (it was still six days out at the time). I checked the site several times over the next few days. There were no bids each time I checked. Then when I got home from work and checked the site. I fully expected to see that I had won the auction and that my book was on the way! I noticed that someone had sniped me at exactly the last second! I had lost out on the book! The seller himself must have found the sniper's actions wrong. He sent me an email, telling me that if I were interested, he had ANOTHER copy (and in better condition than the first) that he would sell me for the same ten dollars that I had originally bid upon the first copy.

I snapped up his offer and bought the better conditioned copy! I hope that my readers liked my column on Great Finds -- the EBAY Edition! I wish my readers many great finds of their own!

Bryan Frazier

Bryan W. Frazier has been reading and collecting comic books for the past forty years! He has a love and fondness for the Vintage Comic Books, Comic Strips, Magazines, Books, Toys, TV Shows and Movies, and even radio shows  of the past (paying particular loving attention to the Pop Culture of the 70’s and 80’s! His personal “glory days”). He has two little poochies named Leyna and Layla, and an as yet unfinished novel  that he hope to turn into a series someday. His column is "Old School" and so is he!! He is Bryan W. Frazier -- Mr. Bronze Age!

Last modified on Friday, 09 December 2016 17:19
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