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  1. The store owner was the one armed. The thief ran into him as he stood in front of the vehicle with his weapon drawn and ordered the thief to stop. The thief had stuffed the comics in his backpack and jetted out the back door of the shop into his vehicle.. James was vocal about being armed at all times and a lot of people figured he would shoot anyone who came in and tried to strong arm him.. the bystanders say the thief jacked "$20" worth of comics. But, I wonder. Because WE know a single comic can be worth a good chunk of change. It is not proven what issues were taken I cannot see an owner running out the door and even bothering to chase $20 (all while leaving the shop unattended) but for all anyone else knows they could have been any comic..I haven't seen anything specific like "He ran in and grabbed 6 new issues of the latest Batman" etc Police etc normally do not have clue what the values are beyond cover price.
  2. $20 worth of comic books..seriously..I hope they nail the b)(*&&^%
  3. I am hoping the damn 911 system is spooning themselves working on a better system where someone doesn't bleed to death on hold
  4. It took 17 minutes on hold with 911 bystanders took him to the fire station because 911 never responded
  5. http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article150196447.html
  6. Everyone probably saw me..my costume was pretty noticable but everyone I have met since said I really looked like something was wrong and my normal "sparkle" was pretty dim.LOL had fun but next year will be much better
  7. Apparently I had a good excuse to forget all the booths I wanted to visit. I had a dvt with pulmonary embolism sent me into a afib situation.. most likely started Friday.or before.. .so I got to spend some quality time in the hospital.. so much for the healing powers of comicon.. I knew I felt bad and it was getting worse..but I played it off as a result of taking on a difficult cosplay involving padding and pieces that turned the entire costume into a terrarium/oven...I kept having to take breaks and felt horrible ..but I kept thinking it was stress and overwork from doing 3 costumes etc for the con.. I was apparently very lucky not to have a complete stroke right at the con.. I knew since my remission I had been living for the moment and etc..I over did it.. So for everyone I missed maybe next year..God willing...
  8. Yikes are they hoping to schedule it early enough for snow.. blah
  9. DANG missed you ..so sorry to hear that would have loved to stop by.. to be honest after 2 hours or so I was dead and the rest of the day was a blur but would have liked to stop by anyway haha
  10. Earlier than April?? yikes.. it seemed very different from last year..
  11. Yep for sure same guy do not remember the copies but probably 500 or so. His name was Alberto..I am sure Alberto is probably homeless and his kid ..did not get a college education via comic books.. A store owner I worked for once he had quite the set up convince them to hoard multiple issues..then because those issues take up a lot of space charge them a storage fee to keep said books in the store's warehouse at the time we had 250,000 plus books and massive storage so charge an fee like $45 a month for them to keep the overpriced worthless comics they bought in a climate control warehouse where the wife wouldn't see them..and the customer couldn't just roll up and get his books because it was a different location he had to make an appointment etc inconvenient..but also some rich fancy pants would forget for years they had these books there and if they forgot to drop a check OR forgot to pay for pull boxes..he would just keep said books (which they already prepaid for before they were even ordered) We did have about 4k copies of each Xforce cover (gatefold etc etc) and someone abandoned them.. store had a sale "#1 XFORCE ALL VARIANTS HOT INVESTMENT" special..1 of each for $3.00 each book...10 of each for $2.50 a book.etc up to 100 sets for a "sale price" We had multiple long boxes of all those special covers ..variants, 1/2 books, you know all the "special" books that would be super rare and htf and worth $$$$$$$ not...
  12. Somewhere ..out there one of my old customers is trying to figure out what to do with the 2500 copies of Beavis and Butthead #1 he swore were such a good investment he would never have a problem sending his kid to college He also bought 1200 copies of a lady death book..because we would not order 1200 for the shop just to get him a special variant cover He is probably trying to find someone to buy those
  13. OMG now her emails are getting nasty rude.. she says by the position of the doll they have been collecting these for years and it is obviously repackaged..I said I could take it back and she isn't sure if she will send it back or not...okay.. I explained I purchased these as old store stock and couldn't see any defects to my eye.the pictures are pretty self explanatory.. I was like.... well I can refund your money but am I wrong to expect the item back??or pictures to show the obvious stuff she is talking about that I do not see?? I am not saying it this way to her I am trying to be nice like cookies and milk.. She says "Don't worry I will leave appropriate feedback for a seller like you"
  14. It does not look "tampered with" to me at all..now..I say this..and then remember I have lost a lot of my finer eyesight ... so..does this look Obviously reholder/repackaged ..tampered and re-affixed??
  15. Well darn..first snag.. A buyer on one of my mint in package items just emails and complains the item had been obviously repackaged..but I have pictures front and back the item was MINT old store stock on the card.. No indications no bubbling or separation no glue or tape or staples ..most of the items have never had the hanger tabs punched. So where does this leave me now?? I emailed her back and told her I had thoroughly pictured the item and ould show prior to shipment it was mint on the card. That I would like a picture of how the item arrived and if it had been opened by the post office or someone else..I could file for insurance. I explained I was raising money for what I consider a worthy cause and I would be happy to refund her monies etc if I could get a little more information as to what is going on. Worse she had made more than one purchase...so now I am expecting her to find fault with those as well. I do not think it is unreasonable to ask for more details on how this item went from mint never removed from card to "obviously taken off and repackaged"
  16. In other news ..other than the ice storm delaying my mailings..a bit..my stuff is all selling pretty decent and I have not cracked into the Star Wars lot yet..so I have a chance of raising all the money I need.. maybe (10 days to go)
  17. Hi guys..I am Ebaying to try to raise some money for some stuff..and I have a situation. I listed a collectible giant bear... The last time I checked prices on it they were if memory serves ..$275-300. But now several years later I find no listings for them. A database online that used to be the go to price guide..no longer exists. So I took a bunch of pictures and not even knowing what this plush animal was named listed it with a BIN of $375..I mean I am raising money for something important so I wanted to at least try to catch a late night crack bidder. I figured if it didn't sell I would relist cheaper. Within minutes of listing,I get a message. I did not offer "or best offer"I just flat out listed it for the $375. Person emails and says she must have it for her daughter but has bought "dozens" of them and never paid more than $100 for one. I told her I would think about taking an offer. She emailed me 6 times in half an hour. I told her I was at work and would respond when I got home. She emailed twice more. I got an email from someone else who gave me the correct name for it and said it was the artist's "earlier work" and that she hadn't seen one sell in years but similar aged works sell from $250-450. So in the meantime the first person keeps emailing..I am really on the fence. Would you just block her?? Because even though she is interested and $100 offer is better than no offer..so many emails in such a short time..make me think she is kind of trouble. Plus I may still be able to get $375 or $250 etc..more than $100 if I wait.. Do you think a person emailing like 12 times about an item is kind of excessive?? Especially when 6 of them are within the first half hour the item is listed. Anyway I do need the money but don't know if I need the hassle of the person.
  18. I'm loving the Woodsy Owl !! I give a hoot I truly do!!
  19. Wow That was one of the mystery boxes I thought would be cool and it was NICE
  20. That was on my list too Nice!! It got two votes in our household pool
  21. I got my lot of keen Deadpool stuff today from Comic Book Guy I will post a pic when I can..AWESOME lot of stuff thanks so much what a great prize and it came on my birthday.. extras all thrown in there too.. Thanks Comic Book Guy I will post pics when I have time!!
  22. Thanks for the warning sounds like scumbag