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    To Sell or Not to Sell Entire Collection

    SO hey everybody. I have a bit of a delimma. I am a huge GI Joe fan and collector but I feel taht my collecting is affecting other area's of my personal life. I have debt like everyone else and in no way shape or form am I struggling to make ends meet. My predicament is that my collecting is also a business and I am currently trying to become a successful realtor here in my home town. I find myself staying home a lot and looking for deals online as my dream is really to have my own online business selling toys and comics. Now I could just give up real estate and pursue this dream but I don't think it is achievable or feesable at this time with the market and economy. I mean seriously who buys comics and toys now with the market the way it is. It's in shambles. I have over 80 carded vintage joes and hundreds of LMC figures tons of vehicles etc not to mention the other toy lines and thousands of comics I have. SHould i just sell it all and use the money to pay off debt and try to become a success at real estate or do I keep doing what I am doing and feel like I'm stuck in a rut. I know I could at least get 15K for all my stuff with work maybe even more if I get stuff graded. Any advice would be great. Thanks to all who read this. Email me at [email protected] or post on here. Thanks.

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    Do what your heart wants to do. But i dont think its wroth keeping your joes and toys if that means giving up on your job you want to do. Hey, If you became a successful real estate, hopefully you earn enoph to get what you all have and more in your collection!

    Do what your heart wants you to do!
    Bring back at least one classic O-Rings exclusive figure to the gi joe international convention each year!

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    Its a tough spot to be in, think Kann is right about following your heart/gut-feeling. Without knowing either of the job-markets I would think that real estate is probably better in the long term whereas toy/comics are more prone to peoples urge to re-live their childhood and extra income on top of all their regular bills.

    I know that with a average budget of $5.500 a month in 2012 I will be seriously cutting down on any kind of collecting (except when special offers drag me back in, hint-hint )
    Best Regards
    StkhlmDK

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    yep talked it over with my mom and I decided to start selling off everything. My mom basically told me the same thing that you guys are saying. She told me to sell off whatever I can as it's not really doing me any good just sitting here in my basement. I have 8000 comics and a ton of toys. I am just going to start a ebay store I think as I have so much stuff it would end up saving me in the long run I think. So stay tuned to the forums for links to tons of auctions in the months to come. I will probably do the comics 1st then the GI Joe stuff as it's my favorite. I should be getting back a GI Joe 1 from CGC any day now that scored a 9.8 CGC grade. And I have a ton more stuff so keep your eyes peeled people!!!!

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    I know its a really hard decision but I am sure that later on when you are a huge real estate tycoon and have a [email protected] mansion you will get right back into collecting again

    Ps: If you have a complete run of the Joe Marvel comics I would be more than happy to buy a set from you.
    Best Regards
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    Not a complete run but I got a large chunk of it and nearly all in super high grade. Also ahve the last like 7 or 8 issues as well. Got them in a trade about a month ago for my ASM 129 I sold to a kid for Overstreet w/the trade. Anyways email me at [email protected] if you are interested. I will most likely be listing all my comics at auction format so you may want to wait as you could maybe pick up some of what you need at a bargain on ebay. But if you want to buy them outright thats fine w/me to.

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    I try to settle as much as I can outside of Fee-bay to avoid various extra costs so if we can find a reasonable price on a set of Marvel comics with shipping to a US address then that would be awesome I will mail you directly and we can continue from there.
    Best Regards
    StkhlmDK

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  10. #9
    I would sell. Your carear is more inportain tehn Joes. You never know when the Joe/toy market will crash and the comic books migh suddenly go down in value too! never know with the economy these days.

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    Did you decide to keep your collection?

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