January 17, 2011

While trying to return a box of Wolverine:Origins movie trading cards...

To who? The buyer's remorse police? 

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  1. SHIT IS ONLY WORTH WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO PAY FOR IT. I don't understand people who buy comic books like they're investments.

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  2. They had Wolverine: Origins trading cards?

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  3. I'm pretty sure those cards were alway worthless.

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  4. I'm curious ... how did you respond to his "threat"?

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  5. @ Anon: probably with laughter and a snarky comment along the lines of "go ahead."

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  6. Am I the only one that is deeply--deeply--concerned that your response should have been, "To whom?"

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  7. @Coleman: I beleive that quote who are looking for is
    "Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it."
    -Publilius Syrus

    You probably should have seen this coming when he was stupid enough to pay $60 for those cards.

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  8. I actually tried this game with Pokemon cards back in the day. Gold-foil cards in a pack of nine. I figured they'd be worth a lot one day. Not so much!

    Although I didn't have the delusion of demanding a refund. Did this guy even have a receipt?

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  9. Worthless? Seriously, this one has HUGH JACKMAN on it! He's the Chuck Norris of Marvel movies!

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  10. If I can't rely on Wolverine: Origins cards to be worth something one day, then what CAN I believe in?
    Lol, I can't wait for the day when he sees a box of the cards on Ebay one day going for $6,000 long after he's thrown his worthless cards away.

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  11. It makes me sad that so few people buy things with the intent of collecting the items themselves instead of for resale purposes. Ah well.

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  12. Ah the speculator market. Either you have really bad judgement or just aren't patient enough for it.

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  13. @Ruben

    Right there with you, man. That's the first thing I thought.

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  14. ZombiWorkshop1/18/2011 2:26 PM

    ***note to self... start the "i paid too much for this, and now you wont take it back and I'm retarded" police. Bound to make money off of that somehow. :P

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  15. Whom is dead, long live who.

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  16. Best use of 'whom' in a sentence? Saruman in 'Fellowship of the Rings', addressing Lurtz the Uruk-Hai: "WHOM do you serve?"

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  17. It is possible to invest in collectibles

    it's just not a good risk because the supply and demand are too unpredictable

    you can be pretty sure people are always going to want food, so food items are a rather reliable investment, of course, you could have a freeze and have a whole crop die....

    investing in collectibles would mean you're expecting X comic to be rare and for lots of people to be interested in it

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  18. I feel bad for the guy. He could have bought a lot of Happy Meals with that money.

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  19. Who/Whom is easy.
    If the answer to the question would use 'He', use 'Who'
    If the answer would use 'Him', use 'Whom'
    eg. "He gave me the deck of cards" --> "Who gave me the deck of cards?"
    "I'm going to report this to him!" --> "You're going to report this to whom?"

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