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Old 11-21-2017, 03:23 PM   #31
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Yeah the prices were fair. Nothing outrageous. A few pages sold fairly quickly and others seemed to start moving after a few minutes.
I thought about going for one of the splashes but changed my mind last night. I really like the Batman Who Laughs but would rather get a real good Joker piece from whatever next arc he is in or if something ever pops up later on one of the auction sites.

I didn't bother looking when they went on, so I didn't see the prices. How much were they going for? Say the key ones approximately - the big cracking splash, and a few of the others.

As for the topic at hand - I wouldn't say desensitized as much as understanding pricing, reps, "tax" certain characters and artists, etc.

The first piece of art I ever bought was two page splash of one of the pivotal scenes from Chew. I believe I paid 600 at the time for it and couldn't believe that I spent that much money for a "drawing". I was at a convention and that issue had just come out. I went by the Chew booth and was talking to Rob and he told me I could see the art in his portfolio. I never knew artists sold the original art before that. I just assumed the artists were always selling prints or doing sketches. I just never thought about it before.

I've learned the fact that something is worth whatever someone will pay for it. I've gone much higher on some pieces than I ever planned and then regret missing others for not going higher.

Price also doesn't affect how much I enjoy a piece. A few of my favorites that I have framed and hung are covers I spent 200 on and others are super expensive ones that make me reconsider some of my choices in life.
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Old 11-21-2017, 03:43 PM   #32
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most pages were in the 700-800. The page where Batman kills the robins was 1200. Most of the DPS were in the 1200 range.
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Old 11-21-2017, 04:19 PM   #33
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There are things that I would 100 percent buy at auction 3 yrs ago and I would win. I can't touch these now, I don't understand how everyone became rich overnight besides me. I have to be content over paying on panel pages as that's all I can afford. Every once in a while I do find a ok price.
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Old 11-21-2017, 04:48 PM   #34
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There are things that I would 100 percent buy at auction 3 yrs ago and I would win. I can't touch these now, I don't understand how everyone became rich overnight besides me. I have to be content over paying on panel pages as that's all I can afford. Every once in a while I do find a ok price.
It has started to feel that way. I think everyone started making 4 times what they did a few years ago.....except me.
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Old 11-21-2017, 05:19 PM   #35
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Yeah, if I haven't bought art in awhile, I usually get the itch. I am at the point now but the pricing of pieces I want is just too much for me to justify.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:57 PM   #36
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2 things: Payment plans and PayPal credit. Makes these prices bearable in most ppl minds.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:16 AM   #37
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2 things: Payment plans and PayPal credit. Makes these prices bearable in most ppl minds.
credit for art is definitely one way I'd never go. if I don't have disposable cash for it, its an easy pass.
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Old 11-22-2017, 02:03 PM   #38
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credit for art is definitely one way I'd never go. if I don't have disposable cash for it, its an easy pass.
No interest for 6 months to 2 years.
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Old 11-23-2017, 02:30 PM   #39
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Artwork from the 80s - 90s is almost impossible to buy affordably anymore. Current (post 2013) is being valued at tommorows prices today by most dealers.

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If early to mid 2000s is your thing. It's actually a great time to buy IMO. I see a lot of correlation in auction result prices between that market and the early 90s market when I first got into the hobby.

By and large no one really wants the stuff and a lot is being sold at auction for less than it was priced 10-15 years ago. (Back then dealers were also charging tommorow prices for that stuff too and we were all debating on the comicart-l about how expensive it was all getting... Notice a pattern?)
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