Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Early Amazing Spider-Man Lot

Yesterday I finally got the lot of five early Amazing Spider-Man books I ordered from Metropolis.  They seem to only ship once a week so they didn't ship for about five days after I place the online order.

Then, the package was scheduled to be delivered the Friday after Thanksgiving, and I was not going to be around to sign for it, so I had it routed to a FedEx store location.  For some reason, that delayed it until Monday.

The lot contained five books: #'s 4, 10, 11, 12 and 16.  I had all but the #4, but it looked like many of the dupes might be better than my current copies.

#4 turned out to be okay.  The worst flaw was that it has two staples added to it.

#10 isn't better than my current copy, but it's okay too.  It has a small piece of tape on the front cover and I'm not sure why, because it doesn't appear to be ripped.  I'll keep my current copy and sell this one.

#11 is nice.  Pretty close to my current copy, but just a bit better.  I'll keep this one and sell my old copy.

#12 isn't great, but still better than my current copy, so I'll keep it and sell my old one.  The worst flaw is the spine roll.

#16 is okay.  About the same as my current copy, but my current copy has "Roy" written in ink on the front cover so I'll keep this one and sell my current copy.

I'm pretty happy with the lot.  Despite it being listed as 55% off, I think the price was just fair, not a huge bargain.  I wish they would provide a little better description of the individual books, but with the lots from Metropolis, it's a bit of a gamble.  I hope I can sell my under copies for enough to bring the cost of my #4 below $150.

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