What’s it worth?

   I hear and read those words far too often. Next to the over used “RARE” attached to everything on eBay, the phrase “What’s it worth?” is my number two pet peeve of collecting. Over the years, I have collected, sold, re-bought, flipped, and re-re-bought so many things. People would ask me how much something they … Continue reading What’s it worth?

eBay Tip

   Try to avoid checking out the sorting method “Time Ending Soonest” first in your item searches. You will feel less pressure to bid in haste if you check out the “Newly Listed” items first. Sometimes you can find some great (buy it now) deals that you would normally miss by getting caught up in some emotionally charged, last moment bidding war. You … Continue reading eBay Tip

That Moment when I became a Comics Collector

   Back in 1978-79 my Mom surprised me with two subscriptions to Marvel comics. One was for the Amazing Spider-Man and the other was for the Incredible Hulk. I had picked up three comic book at a toy store, and they had captured my imagination. That may have been why she subscribed for me.    My first issues … Continue reading That Moment when I became a Comics Collector

Spider-Man: We Can Rebuild Him…

   After some successful repairs on a few “Masters of the Universe” figures, I decided to branch out into other makes and models of vintage toys. I picked this guy up on eBay this last week in this condition. The outfit is in decent condition, with only a few areas in need of stitching. On … Continue reading Spider-Man: We Can Rebuild Him…

6 Theories for Crazy Online Collectible Listings

   Have you ever noticed the crazy listings on Ebay. For example I found a Luke Skywalker (1978) in HORRIBLE condition. The seller wanted a starting bid of $40 (US). $40? Is all that Yellowing actually Gold?    What a piece of Junk. I wouldn’t even pay point five past $8.99 for this. Now, to … Continue reading 6 Theories for Crazy Online Collectible Listings

Original Kenner Figures: They are still out there…

   Last Sunday I went down to my local Swap-Meet and found these guys waiting to come home with me. They are not in the best shape but I never pass up these vintage figures (unless somebody over charges for them) when I find them. Luke’s face is mangled, and R2-D2 is in bad condition. … Continue reading Original Kenner Figures: They are still out there…