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    Default Selling Your Amazing Spider-Man #700 Digital Codes



    A reader writes to me;
    I recently bought up the last year's worth of Amazing Spider-Man in print, and was selling the digital codes on eBay, and a few just went for over $3, with one at $3.79!!

    My copy of #700 sold for $5 with a Buy It Now in less than twenty minutes. I've been using my winnings to fill out the holes in my X-Factor run.
    Selling the digital code for $5 from a book that cost $8 is certainly a way to amortise the cost of... wait, how much did you pay for the print comic?
    The best part is that I buy my books with a 25% discount!
    So $6 then. Meaning you get a code-less print Amazing Spider-Man #700 for $1.

    Nice.

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    If a news story on this site contains no news is it still considered non newsworthy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssalefish View Post
    If a news story on this site contains no news is it still considered non newsworthy?
    Well, on TV it is.
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    I thought ebay wasn't allowing these "selling codes" auctions any longer? Did something change? Did they decide to turn a blind eye?

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    I'm also wondering, don't you have to remove a sticker to get to the code. What are people's thoughts on what this does to the collectability of the physical issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanaaron View Post
    I'm also wondering, don't you have to remove a sticker to get to the code. What are people's thoughts on what this does to the collectability of the physical issues?
    I've asked this question and many collectors sites don't even want to address it for some reason. The code offers will expire in a year or so, I would think at worst removing the sticker would take a mint comic to near mint.

    Now when I buy a new blu ray disk, I sell the digital code and the DVD copies that often are included these days and usually pay nothing at all for my blu ray, or very little.

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    Yawn.. Haven't you milk this cow enough ?

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    marvel comics digital code in X-Men | eBay

    Still plenty of codes being sold for a buck or three. This isn't limited to comics, naturally. Movies, etc. A code for The Avengers movie will still get you around $5 on eBay this long after it was released on disk.

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_saca...&LH_Complete=1

    Why give so many a code for something they don't need, didn't want, and that will expire, and not expect them to see the value in selling it? Or giving it away, of course, which I've done as well. If it keeps someone I know from wasting their money even renting a shit movie like Dark Knight Rises (or a quite mediocre one like The Avengers), I will have done my good deed for that week.
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    Many of these code-less books will never have any real value anyway, BUT some of us remember the Marvel Value Stamps from the 70's. I imagine the codeless current books will be affected the same way the Marvel Value stamp-less books are, even though you don't have to cut them out. The comic is no longer complete. There are a lot of Hulk 181's that people wish still had the value stamp in it.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wjzwiss View Post
    Many of these code-less books will never have any real value anyway, BUT some of us remember the Marvel Value Stamps from the 70's. I imagine the codeless current books will be affected the same way the Marvel Value stamp-less books are, even though you don't have to cut them out. The comic is no longer complete. There are a lot of Hulk 181's that people wish still had the value stamp in it.....
    I was thinking of this as well. If the sticker covering the code is missing, I bet a 3rd party grader would mention it. Good question for the CGC forums...

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