(attempted) Flip of the Day!
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There probably should be a new thread for dealer refreshes…

This Nexus cover sold in 2014 on heritage for 2000. Been sitting on Moy’s site for years since for just under 5000. Now it’s suddenly a new arrival at 8000. 
http://albertmoy.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=16620&ArtistId=459

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On 11/17/2021 at 1:32 PM, cloud cloddie said:

There probably should be a new thread for dealer refreshes…

This Nexus cover sold in 2014 on heritage for 2000. Been sitting on Moy’s site for years since for just under 5000. Now it’s suddenly a new arrival at 8000. 
http://albertmoy.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=16620&ArtistId=459

This is how it worked in the 1990s:  A Kirby panel page doesn't sell for $175 in May 1994?  It gets re-advertised by the same dealer for $160 in September 1994.

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On 11/17/2021 at 12:28 PM, Lee B. said:

This is how it worked in the 1990s:  A Kirby panel page doesn't sell for $175 in May 1994?  It gets re-advertised by the same dealer for $160 in September 1994.

 

Oh yeah, see it all the time. That’s why I suggested it’s own thread. Lol. Just figured I’d highlight this one since it started as a flip. 

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On 11/17/2021 at 3:39 PM, cloud cloddie said:

Oh yeah, see it all the time. That’s why I suggested it’s own thread. Lol. Just figured I’d highlight this one since it started as a flip. 

I think your post is fine in this thread.  It just seems like pricing common sense is sometimes absent with comic art these days, whereas almost 30 years ago, you reduced your price if your art wasn't selling at the initial price.

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On 10/18/2021 at 4:56 AM, Ecclectica said:

I don't know what is currently the most ridiculous coming from him : this or the bad photo-novel he is doing with JR SR's picture (and bad paste-up) on the Spectacular SM 259 page...

Man I missed out on the SM 259 piece when it was around $60,000. Now it's $315,000.  :cry:  Hmmm, well he does have a nice Larry Lieber Spider-man strip for only $78,000. 

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On 11/17/2021 at 4:25 PM, Lee B. said:

I think your post is fine in this thread.  It just seems like pricing common sense is sometimes absent with comic art these days, whereas almost 30 years ago, you reduced your price if your art wasn't selling at the initial price.

It all depends on context. If you have ten pieces by artist X, and you expect ten more every month, then you have some incentive to move the old stock at a discount, and use to that sale price to guide the price of the new stock. But if we're talking about 40-50 year old pages that are mostly gone down black holes (or worse, destroyed by the ravages of time), resupply will be harder to come by, so there's less incentive to give on price. Especially if the market is rising substantially more rapidly than inflation.

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On 11/18/2021 at 9:43 PM, RBerman said:

It all depends on context. If you have ten pieces by artist X, and you expect ten more every month, then you have some incentive to move the old stock at a discount, and use to that sale price to guide the price of the new stock. But if we're talking about 40-50 year old pages that are mostly gone down black holes (or worse, destroyed by the ravages of time), resupply will be harder to come by, so there's less incentive to give on price. Especially if the market is rising substantially more rapidly than inflation.

But, if you do that the artist gets pissed and finds a new rep, while the discounted sale price prevents the market from moving upward. I have been looking at a few pieces for 6 months which are 40% + over market advertised by other sellers, and I won’t go near them. Any offer is likely to make the seller think I might buy at something close to asking price. Maybe next year after they have been softened up a lot: they aren’t going anywhere.

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On 11/30/2021 at 11:10 PM, Hockeyflow33 said:

Always annoying when a piece you were outbid on pops up back for sale so soon 

 

 

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Conversely, gives you another shot at an item that you didn't bid enough on. If you really want it, you have another shot which doesn't usually happen. 

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On 12/1/2021 at 7:21 AM, JadeGiant said:

Conversely, gives you another shot at an item that you didn't bid enough on. If you really want it, you have another shot which doesn't usually happen. 

That’s such a razor thin profit margin. Seems like a lot of work for no real gain.

im not an OA guy, but I like this piece

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On 12/1/2021 at 8:21 AM, JadeGiant said:

Conversely, gives you another shot at an item that you didn't bid enough on. If you really want it, you have another shot which doesn't usually happen. 

I hang out with the low-class buyers so it's out of my range already haha 

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On 12/20/2021 at 8:03 AM, lobrac said:

Or "Best Offer", suggesting the owner will consider taking less for it. After shipping and sales tax (if he lives in a state with sales tax) from Heritage, minus eBay and PayPal fees... this is a mighty thin flip.

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On 12/21/2021 at 6:58 AM, Mighty Hal said:

Or "Best Offer", suggesting the owner will consider takng less for it. After shipping and sales tax (if he lives in a state with sales tax) from Heritage, minus eBay and PayPal fees... this is a mighty thin flip.

Seems more like a Buyer's Remourse sale. 

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On 12/21/2021 at 8:19 AM, Rick2you2 said:

 

Seems more like a Buyer's Remourse sale. 

Seller's other items indicate an aviation buff who resells at the higher end of market, and has added that piece to his "store" without expectation of an immediate turnover.  I have that "Mosquito Squadron" movie poster, and haven't noticed a big uptick in the market pricing for it to where his ask is.  Seller has sold some movie posters and aviation illos recently.  Flip? No, IMO.  Just having fun repurposing some hobby money.  David (having fun searching on the internet)

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