Why X-Men Messiah Complex Hard Cover is sooo expensive?

#1 Edited by Knight_Justice (77 posts) - - Show Bio

Like the titles says Why X-Men Messiah Complex Hard Cover is so expensive? I've always been curious about that. Anyone knows why?

I have one and I'm planning on selling it. I'm deciding at what price I should sell it.

#2 Edited by Squares (3127 posts) - - Show Bio

Three reasons. Messiah complex is long, comics are expensive, and anything hardcover is expensive.

#4 Posted by Knight_Justice (77 posts) - - Show Bio

@soa: I've seen prices around $85 and higher. That why I'm asking.

#5 Posted by IrishX (2259 posts) - - Show Bio

@soa: That's used and varies in condition with those low prices having serious flaws with the book usually.

Over on Ebay the cheapest right now looks to be $50 and the next one available is at $100. Not available on Mycomicshop. Cover price is $40 and it seems to be a hard to find book so I'd say it really depends on how quickly you want to sell it. If you can wait a while you can price it higher obviously. Based on how hard it is to find I would probably price it at around $75 but I'm not much of a salesperson either so.

#6 Edited by Azrael_Online (175 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely have to be careful and check descriptions on Amazon. I buy quite a bit used and have gotten lucky. Some of these hardcovers priced at over 60.00 are a bit nuts though.

#7 Posted by papad1992 (6812 posts) - - Show Bio

@knight_justice: Why are you selling it!? It's a good collectible!

@squares said:

Three reasons. Messiah complex is long, comics are expensive, and anything hardcover is expensive.

THIS!

#8 Edited by Knight_Justice (77 posts) - - Show Bio

Sorry for my late answer to this. Well I still have this. I was just curious about the pricing. Messiah Complex and The Rise and Fall of Shi'ar Empire were the titles that got me into X-Men comics again. But lately X-Men titles are bad, really bad.

#9 Posted by oldnightcrawler (3462 posts) - - Show Bio

they only expected to sell one copy

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#10 Posted by Ryagan (464 posts) - - Show Bio

Hardcovers always get ridiculously expensive after a while.

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