|SUPERMAN copyright DC COMICS|
I messaged the seller to say so in an attempt to be helpful, in case they were simply uninformed and just assumed that any SUPERMAN comic with #1 on it must be worth a bundle. I thought they'd appreciate knowing that they were risking their credibility by asking a price like that. They didn't respond to my message, but upped their price to £70 - and removed the option to message them. That's right - £70 for a tatty, creased, and worn comic.
Someone else is currently selling a better condition copy for £14.99, so I can only assume that the first seller is simply chancing their arm in the hope that someone is stupid enough to pay that kind of crazy price. What a cheeky chancer, eh? And ebay has far too many sellers like this. Sure, no one is being forced to buy it, but this mercenary impertinence offends me. How about you?
Oops! I originally typed that the seller's original asking price was £55, but having just checked, I see it was actually £50. I've therefore amended it above. However, that means it jumped up £20, not £15. Perhaps the seller interpreted my message as revealing an interest, eh? However, I've already got two copies of this comic, purchased back in 1988.