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  • Posted: June 26, 2012 3:13:21 pm
  • Well this thread made me think "Yeah, it'd be cool to have all editions." So I went and picked up some my shop had. I only got cheaper ones, no sketches or anything because I'm not ready to drop that much coin.

    the list:

    Qty. Title Status Price
    1 Amazing Spider-Man (1999) 528: B: Spider-Ham -- NM
    1 Amazing Spider-Man (1999) 539: 2nd Printing -- NM
    1 Amazing Spider-Man (1999) 546: 2nd Printing -- NM
    1 Amazing Spider-Man (1999) 569: 2nd Printing -- NM
    1 Amazing Spider-Man (1999) 570: 2nd Printing -- NM
    1 Amazing Spider-Man (1999) 572: 2nd Printing -- NM
    1 Amazing Spider-Man (1999) 573: C: Djurdjevic Zombie Variant -- NM
    1 Amazing Spider-Man (1999) 596: 2nd Printing -- NM
    1 Amazing Spider-Man (1999) 597: 2nd Printing -- NM
    1 Amazing Spider-Man (1999) 598: 2nd Printing -- NM
    1 Amazing Spider-Man (1999) 599: B: 70's Variant (1 in 10) -- NM
    1 Amazing Spider-Man (1999) 612: 2nd Printing -- NM
    1 Amazing Spider-Man (1999) 612: B: Djurdjevic -- NM
    1 Amazing Spider-Man (1999) 612: C: McGuinness (1 in 15) -- NM
    1 Amazing Spider-Man (1999) 618: B: Villian (1 in 15) -- NM
    1 Amazing Spider-Man (1999) 624: B: Ferry -- NM
    1 Amazing Spider-Man (1999) 631: B: Heroic Age (1 in 15) -- NM
    1 Amazing Spider-Man (1999) 635: 2nd Printing -- NM
    1 Amazing Spider-Man (1999) 636: 2nd Printing --NM
    1 Amazing Spider-Man (1999) 637: A: Flyes -- NM
    1 Amazing Spider-Man (1999) 651: 2nd Printing -- NM
    1 Amazing Spider-Man (1999) 651: B: Brooks (1 in 25) -- NM
    1 Amazing Spider-Man (1999) 652: 2nd Printing -- NM
    1 Amazing Spider-Man (1999) 666: 2nd Printing -- NM
    1 Amazing Spider-Man (1999) 667: 2nd Printing -- NM

    Order Total $81.52
  • Posted: June 26, 2012 3:30:30 pm
  • I think that even if I start collecting variants, it will only be variants I really like. (Example, I want all of the Venom Variants from earlier this year, I think they all look awesome)

    Thankfully, I will be saving money on sketch variants. I never really like them, and I'm amazed that they always go for so much more money. So that there is some money it seems I will never have to spend, cause Im just not a fan.
  • Posted: June 26, 2012 3:49:54 pm
  • Wish I could say the same. I am flat out addicted though. I think about stopping but cannot bare the thought of not getting them anymore. Its bad I know.
  • Posted: June 26, 2012 4:09:21 pm
  • Just like any other addiction, you just cant stop.
  • Posted: June 26, 2012 9:26:22 pm
  • Oh I can sell off what I have and then I will be depressed enough to stop. I am so very close to closing the gap on my ASM series which I am sure that I will be able to eventually. About the variants well my main thing is I want to own it before it comes out meaning there is nothing worse than having a variant come out say 1:100 and not have it pre ordered and then have to pay the high prices. I despise that. The last one I was left out in the cold on was the 667 1:100 since then I have had them all wrapped up.

    Addiction perhaps but I think it is more of a compulsive disorder Smile
  • Posted: June 27, 2012 12:40:21 pm
  • So how do you preorder those? Do you just go on ebay and buy one or do you use your shop?

    My best option for variants is a blind auction but the drawback to that is you don't know how much you have to put down. If I say "50 is my max' and it goes for 51 ... that sucks. I missed the 1:50 #688, I put a $51 bid on it. Guess that wasn't good enough.
  • Posted: June 27, 2012 12:51:35 pm
  • Depends anything under 1:50 I get from the LCS. Anything 1:50 or more I preorder through DCBS. I find out what the ratios are from the LCS ASAP and then wait to order them (1:50 or higher) online cause the LCS finds out before the site is updated.

    *In the event that the LCS cannot give me what I want they tell me the day I call in for the retailer ratios so I automatically know to hunt it down for preorder. That has not happened to me yet but if it did I know how to handle it. I will never pay the higher price again unless it is a con variant or a DF something exclusive like the 666 stuff. As you know those exclusives are usually far and few between so those are not too much of an issue.



  • Posted: June 27, 2012 1:11:41 pm
  • I have been able to purchase all of the variants in the past 5 years for less than $40 each. Sometimes it takes a month or two to get them. It just takes a little patience.
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  • Posted: June 27, 2012 2:05:05 pm
  • SilentAssassin said:
    Depends anything under 1:50 I get from the LCS. Anything 1:50 or more I preorder through DCBS. I find out what the ratios are from the LCS ASAP and then wait to order them (1:50 or higher) online cause the LCS finds out before the site is updated.


    Oh okay, that's a pretty good idea. Turns out it will be hit and miss for me. For example, one variant you can order on there is $15.00. I got it for $9.99. BUT, there are times I don't get it. So I guess I can just max out the bid amount to make sure but .... i'd hate to get surprised with a monster price. Smile
  • Posted: June 27, 2012 9:28:20 pm
  • I have a pretty good system and it works great for me so far. The real test will be when 700 comes out as I am sure there will be tons of variants. I am cringing thinking about it.

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