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#2744388 - 11/15/08 05:50 PM What I gained from the pressing thread
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Basically you're asking for people to use common sense?
Um...... good luck with that.


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OK, I'm not posting this just to start up the same old arguments yet again. We just had another pressing thread and it was very similar to all the others. Nobody ever changes there opinions so there is nowhere for the argument to go.
However this time I came away with a positive realisation of just how much the few books that I own that I am certain aren't pressed, mean to me. I'm not a zealot, I've knowingly bought pressed books and probably unknowingly too. I just much prefer to have unpressed books or at least would like to know if they've been pressed.
Probably the only books I have that I can be certain of being unmanipulated are the USAF Mildenhall books that I got from Nick as they were straight from the collection and because Nick is trustworthy.
This latest thread made me realise that I would much rather aim for slabbed books in the 9.0, 9.2, 9.4 range as there is a good chance that a ,lot of the 9.6.s and higher are just books that have been pressed into that grade which kinda causes them to lose their"specialness" for me.
This isn't something that has just hit me all of a sudden, it's been dawning on me for a while. I very recently traded my highest graded books from my Avengers collection (9.6's which were top of the census though they may not be by now) for lower graded copies (9.2 & 9.4) because they don't mean as much to me as they used to. It's not like there is ahuge difference to the look of the book when you get to those grades so I'll be just as happy with the lower ones.
Also with my new appreciation of my unmanipulated books, I've realised that such things are hard to come by and will probably stay with for as long as I collect and it's made me think twice about selling my Mildenhall Marvel Spotlight # 5 that I upgraded from.

Who says that a positive experience can't come from a pressing thread? \:o
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#2744394 - 11/15/08 05:52 PM Re: What I gained from the pressing thread [Re: gaz973]
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ahh so pressers aren't trustworthy, here we go again
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#2744404 - 11/15/08 05:55 PM Re: What I gained from the pressing thread [Re: Pirate]
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Basically you're asking for people to use common sense?
Um...... good luck with that.


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 Originally Posted By: pirate
ahh so pressers aren't trustworthy, here we go again


Huh? At what point did I say or infer that? \(shrug\)
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#2744417 - 11/15/08 06:07 PM Re: What I gained from the pressing thread [Re: gaz973]
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 Originally Posted By: gaz973
 Originally Posted By: pirate
ahh so pressers aren't trustworthy, here we go again


Huh? At what point did I say or infer that? \(shrug\)


I think you would have "implied" that. He would have "inferred" it.
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#2744420 - 11/15/08 06:09 PM Re: What I gained from the pressing thread [Re: KingOfRulers]
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#2744423 - 11/15/08 06:14 PM Re: What I gained from the pressing thread [Re: gaz973]
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 Originally Posted By: gaz973
 Originally Posted By: pirate
ahh so pressers aren't trustworthy, here we go again


Huh? At what point did I say or infer that? \(shrug\)

You didn't.

It's the ol' IF/THEN tactic. You know, IF "Nick is trustworthy" THEN...

You posted an honest sentiment. Get ready. Your sentiment will be twisted into anti-pressing, anti-dealer, anti-profit, anti-cgc...and probably pro-barbecued puppies, just for good measure.

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#2744430 - 11/15/08 06:17 PM Re: What I gained from the pressing thread [Re: KingOfRulers]
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Basically you're asking for people to use common sense?
Um...... good luck with that.


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 Originally Posted By: KingOfRulers
 Originally Posted By: gaz973
 Originally Posted By: pirate
ahh so pressers aren't trustworthy, here we go again


Huh? At what point did I say or infer that? \(shrug\)


I think you would have "implied" that. He would have "inferred" it.


The English language is a bit beyond me.

But there was no reply to the question so I'm still baffled at when I said pressers are untrustworthy. \(shrug\)
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#2744438 - 11/15/08 06:22 PM Re: What I gained from the pressing thread [Re: Davenport]
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Basically you're asking for people to use common sense?
Um...... good luck with that.


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 Originally Posted By: Davenport
 Originally Posted By: gaz973
 Originally Posted By: pirate
ahh so pressers aren't trustworthy, here we go again


Huh? At what point did I say or infer that? \(shrug\)

You didn't.

It's the ol' IF/THEN tactic. You know, IF "Nick is trustworthy" THEN...

You posted an honest sentiment. Get ready. Your sentiment will be twisted into anti-pressing, anti-dealer, anti-profit, anti-cgc...and probably pro-barbecued puppies, just for good measure.


You're probably right. \:\(

Just to clarify. My comment about Nick being trustworthy was just to highlight the fact he was the person to split the Mildenhall collection and is trustworthy enough to believe that they have been unmanipulated to that point. It wasn't a comment about anyone elses trustworthiness, period.
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#2744456 - 11/15/08 06:34 PM Re: What I gained from the pressing thread [Re: gaz973]
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so pressing is manipulation?
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#2744463 - 11/15/08 06:38 PM Re: What I gained from the pressing thread [Re: Pirate]
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ok, i'll stop egging you on, to each their own.
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