Bin Beat

[Bin Beat] Early Morning Hunts

No rest for the weary this weekend.  Early morning appointments hindered our ability to sleep in… inconvenient perhaps, yet a comic book hunter can see any untimely outing as an opportunity to hit the bins.

Our appointment was on the other side of town, putting us not too far off from one of our normal used-book haunts (Bookman’s).  This was something of a novelty, as our timing kind of messed with the dynamics of the visit.  The store is usually rather bustling throughout the weekend, however, at this early hour it was almost as though I had the comic section to myself.

Saturday, 3/5/16 Bookman’s finds

I was very tempted to scoop up the run on All-Star Squadron they had… however, I was far too overwhelmed… didn’t even know where to start, and didn’t want to walk out spending too much.  I was content with my findings, I don’t normally see Green Lantern Corps Quarterly in the wild.  Superman: American Alien #3 is one that I somehow neglected when filling out my DCBS order a few months back, so I was happy to grab that (at $1.60, no less).  The “big” find of the day was likely the goofy Superman Meets the Quik Bunny promotional issue.  I had never heard of it before, and once I saw it… I knew I had to have it.  At 40-cents, I couldn’t resist.

Sunday morning saw us in the neighborhood of one of our local Half-Price Books.  I wasn’t going to drop in, as HPB has coupons running all this coming week.  I figure I’ll be popping in a couple of times throughout the sale.  I’m glad I stopped in, as they just tossed another bunch of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero‘s into the quarter-bin.  Again, at the early hour there weren’t any lookie-loos (you know, the people who walk over to the comics… rustle through them like they know what they’re looking for… and two seconds later, walk away).  I was glad to have this section to myself as well.

Sunday, 3/6/16 Half-Price Books finds

Along with the Joe’s, I grabbed a couple old Image’s, Secret Origins #1, and an issue from the Angel and the Ape mini-series.  I just can’t resist the allure of a quarter-bin… I probably need help.

There was a fella who bellied up to the bins when I was on my way out… He actually went to the “collectibles” section of the store and grabbed an Overstreet Price Guide from around the turn of the century (it had an Alex Ross cover homage of Fantastic Four #1)… evidently, he was looking to make a big score.  Poor guy didn’t even realize like half the books in those bins weren’t even out when that guide was published… Sadly, this is not the first time I’ve experienced this phenomenon.  There are folks out there who think they’re gonna get rich at the bins… still.  Oh well… no harm, no foul I guess.

Pretty decent weekend of finds.  Plenty more to squeeze into the to-read pile(s).  While I’m posting, here are the past two-weeks worth of DCBS orders… one huge week, one little one.

That’s about all.  Good luck at the bins, and if your neck of the woods has a Half-Price Books… here are this week’s coupons.  Hope they can be of help!

Thanks for reading.

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