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Here I sit, looking at my 30 longboxes of comics, collected over the last almost 30 years. While I still read comics, the last month or two I've performed an experiment...I've stopped visiting the store. I still get a box of books every month or two from an online dealer, but I've stopped supplimenting my collection with weekly trips to the store. So far, I've not really missed it.
Then there is the huge pile of boxes, that while looking neat, you cant quite get over the fact that your looking at a huge pile of comic books.
I love to read...novels, comics, etc. The main reason i got into heavy comic collecting is so i could find characters i loved and have a constant source of material. Batmans not going anywhere anytime soon for example.
I have not lost interest in the hobby, but I do find it hard to justify at this point. Its not really a financial decision either, I just wonder if its time to at least sell what i have and cut back so i dont feel like my computer room is also a storage vault. I say its a collection but probably half of the books are unbagged or borded...I've always been more interested in the comic as a story media then as a collection with any kind of financial return in mind.
So, what made you decide to stop, or sell, and how did you go about finding a buyer? What kinds of prices did you get? when is it time to say 'id rather use this space for something else' etc.