June 4, 2014

It's probably best not to think about it...


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  1. At $3 an issue, you need to purchase 3,334 comics to hit $10,000. Looking at my collection, it appears that I too could've built a functional space ship.

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  2. That is quitter talk! Are you a quitter?

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  3. Why waste your money on that crap when you can have COMIIIIICS?!

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  4. Okay, assuming the average comic was $2.50 in 2004-2005, $2.99 in 2006-2010, $3.50 in 2011-2012 and $3.99 since 2013, that means that on new singles alone in the last decade I've spent...
    Damn.
    I could've built Iron Man armor out of diamonds and cocaine.

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  5. At one point I needed to either quit smoking or stop reading comics to save money.
    I ended up quitting smoking. Because I love comics too much.

    That is until i got a better job. Huzzah addic-COUGH- *puff puff* -TION

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  6. meh. If he went to law school, we'd just have another lawyer. Instead, we have dozens of writers and artists employed. Capitalism at work

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  7. As a pretty casual collector (and occasional dickhead pirate), I'm just curious as to how much exaggeration is going on here. Preface this with absolutely no judgment. At this point in my life, I think there are much better, if seemingly more frivolous, things I could have spent my money on besides my overpriced degree. Obviously nobody is building a space ship, I get that, but about the law school thing. Let's average out the price of law school to $100,000, by itself, with maybe another $25,000 for the bachelors (we're going to a pretty well-ranked, in-state school in both instances). Using Douglas Soper's calculations up there, I figure you would have to own about 38,000 comics to get there. I'm genuinely curious if there are real people with those kinds of collections, and are there, like, several people enough for a community? Do comic book shops even have that kind of inventory?

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    1. They exist, I'm one of them

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    2. 38,000 is nothing for a decent size comic shop (if they still carry back issues). It's, high end, about 150 long boxes. I have that on the sales floor of my store. Not counting the 500 long boxes I have in the back room.

      I personally have about 15,000 books in my collection but I got rid of a LOT of stuff after I opened my store.

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  8. Just wait until 30 years when your collection is gone and you look up how much it would've been worth and realize you could've actually bought a trip into space.

    ;_;

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  9. To be fair, unless you're going to Columbia or somewhere like that, law school is an excellent way to waste your money these days as well.

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  10. Man, I know the feeling. Every morning I wake-up and ask myself, "Do you want to buy some comic books today or, do you want to build a functional space ship?". Personally, I always end up buying the latest edition of my favorite comics. Perhaps, a family intervention is required at this point?

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