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Re: Deals on comics...one day digital specials...News....chat
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2014, 03:13:52 PM »
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Re: Deals on comics...one day digital specials...News....chat
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2015, 05:21:26 PM »
a while ago i got my first short box.  I've always had long boxes & dreaded moving those.  I gotta say, the short box is nice- i think i'll only get those in the future. 

they might even help with the alphabetizing....  yeah, over 4K books & it's a mess
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Re: Deals on comics...one day digital specials...News....chat
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2015, 07:09:26 PM »
Short boxes are the way to go.  They are more sturdy in my opinion and easier to find places to store them.

For alphabetizing, marathon a TV show and sort away.

I put a few boards at the ends of each box so the books don't bend from the uneven inside and no finger dents in the books where the handles are.
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Re: Deals on comics...one day digital specials...News....chat
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2015, 07:22:26 AM »
I'm in the process of switching over to short boxes, and have to go though 12 long ones.  Going to *properly* inventory what I have...definitely longer than a weekend job :)
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« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2015, 10:12:31 AM »
Yeah, I had to laught when Chris c wrote to binge watch a show.
I'd have to binge watch a super long show, like all 10 seasons of supernatural to my job done.  ;)
But that might say something abt my organizing skills!

Hey, how many short boxes per long box?  I was thinking it'd be nice to move out of the old long boxes too and it'd sure help the alphabetizing process. I've got at least 12 long boxes to sort. Wondering how many short boxes to order.

Also, and this is the biggest what to do with the complete crap books?  Do you keep them in your collection or seperate them? Cuz I could keep them in the long boxes....idk
I'm talking independent mid 90's crap
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« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2015, 11:05:31 AM »
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Hey, how many short boxes per long box?

If I remember right, a short box is about 100 books when all are bagged and boarded and a long box is 175. 

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Also, and this is the biggest what to do with the complete crap books?  Do you keep them in your collection or seperate them? Cuz I could keep them in the long boxes....idk
I'm talking independent mid 90's crap

I would alphabetize by publisher to keep all the 90's cheese grouped together nicely.

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Yeah, I had to laught when Chris c wrote to binge watch a show.

I marathon a lot. 

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Re: Deals on comics...one day digital specials...News....chat
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2015, 04:42:41 PM »
I actually alphabetize by title, independent of publisher.  Makes it much easier to find stuff.

That being said, I keep My CGC graded books ordered by title, separate from the non-graded.  And that's only cause the casing makes it larger than a regular book for the box.
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Re: Deals on comics...one day digital specials...News....chat
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2015, 08:36:17 PM »
i may start with 20 short boxes

it's $88.36 from amazon &
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anyone know of another source?

Michael, i think Chris C was just talking abt organizing by publisher the mid 90's crap

i binge watch too but even i can't binge watch that much of one show ;)
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Re: Deals on comics...one day digital specials...News....chat
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2015, 08:47:15 PM »
Try to get polyethylene bags if you can, not polypropylene.  I'll post more on it tomorrow.

Update:  Polypropylene bags make the tape get stickier over time and when you take the comic out of the bag and the tape flips back and hits the book, it is more likely to damage the book.

Polyethylene bags are better for this problem.  They are cloudier so the book does not look as good through the bag, but I feel it is worth it to not worsen the tape problem.
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Re: Deals on comics...one day digital specials...News....chat
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2015, 08:50:01 AM »
Or.... you could do what I do and not use the tape at all... I have had far too many accidents with tape to bother with it any longer, and really, it serves no purpose. It's not like the bag is vacuum sealed and it's a problem if air gets in.

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« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2015, 04:36:03 PM »
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Try to get polyethylene bags if you can, not polypropylene.  I'll post more on it tomorrow.

Update:  Polypropylene bags make the tape get stickier over time and when you take the comic out of the bag and the tape flips back and hits the book, it is more likely to damage the book.

Polyethylene bags are better for this problem.  They are cloudier so the book does not look as good through the bag, but I feel it is worth it to not worsen the tape problem.
i've been using 2mil mylar.....
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Re: Deals on comics...one day digital specials...News....chat
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2015, 06:54:28 PM »
I have found that Scotch tape generally tears bags less than off name brands.

As for FCBD, last year was crazy!  Over an hour wait to get in and the Hip Hop Family Tree by Ed Piskor was gone.  Fortunately, Fantagraphics sent me a copy last month in an order.

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Re: Deals on comics...one day digital specials...News....chat
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2015, 07:11:58 AM »
Tip: If you aren't following @AgentM on Twitter (and WTH aren't you??), start...he tweets out quick hits on redemption codes for free comics from marvel.com (among other things)...

If you're quick enough, you can snag it.
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« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2015, 08:06:52 AM »
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i've been using 2mil mylar.....

Mylars work.  Fancy.  :)

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Re: Deals on comics...one day digital specials...News....chat
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2015, 07:08:57 PM »
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Image is doing a image bundle, it ends on Jan 20

it looks like an amazing amt of comics if you're willing to spend more then the adv. of $18
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