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Ok you do have a complete understand of collecting graphic novels vs singles. Singles go up in value over time and graphic novels don't.
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You gotta be prepared for customers to get upset when you offer them 10% of the value they originally paid for a product
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this is a great idea, I don't like to give up on tech if it still has usefulness. I've thrown plenty of laptops away because the gpu just can't be upgraded and the gpu was so limited, however the system it self was still good. If the gpu on a laptop was still able to be upgraded you could keep using it for years. However even in the dell xps laptops that use removable even dual graphics cards, usually they only make 2 models of video cards that fit and that is all. Your idea is great and you could swap graphics cards depending upon the project or use in mind. The quadra graphics cards for rendering projects and a gaming card for gaming or other projects. Maybe even have a profile setup for each graphics card you use so  you don't have to change setting's everytime you change your card would be nice also.
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In terms of a collection, you have nothing. Graphics novels and TPB's are worthless. If you want to collect comics for the hopes for eventual resell you have to collect the singles. TPB's and graphic novels are simply for reading. Unless the TPB or Graphic novel has no single issues associated with it then the book can increase in value. Individual books of the death of superman story line can go for $400 complete but the TPB of it, you can buy it for $4.97. (Clarify I mean the entire storyline every single issue combined). These are great for reading but I would hand them to a toddler to read when I was done vs the actual single comic issues. I have over 775 comics worth close to $5,000 at this moment. I have like 5 TPB's and a few graphic novels and they are just for reading. People make this mistake all the time. A guy near my town listed an add for his collection on craigslist, $300 for over 500 books marvel, dc, etc. I said great I'll take it and wasted a trip to his house over an hour to find a book shelf full of graphic novels!!! I was ticked at my self for wasting the trip. He was dumbfounded that I believed his collection was worthless. Like I saw at Barnes and nobles the TPB of the new 52 batman issues 1-25 for $19.97. But Batman #1 is selling for over $200 and impossible to find and it only came out in 2011. However I can go to any book store and buy the TPB for under $25 with tax.
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I bought the Dell Precision 690 from a guy on craigslist because the specs were crazy high, he offered me the t3500 for $50 more with the 690 and I stupidly without research said no. I spent 3 weeks upgrading the 690 then realized the t3500 was a way better computer. The thing that made me get it from him was it took both standard ddr 3 ram and ecc server ram! I had a bunch of 2gb sticks and a few 4gb sticks laying around. They didn't exactly match timing and everything but I figured I'd try it. The 690 was a dual core 3ghz system with 2 physical processors, so basically it was a quad core system, it came with 8 sticks of ddr 2 667 mhz quad channel ram, and a small 250gb hard drive. I upgraded the hard drive to an SSD 256gb drive and a radeon r9 270 2gb pci-e graphics card. It was a beast machine no doubt but I noticed somegames, I had to turn settings down or it would have these microfreezes. It played crysis 3 with no problem except frames dropped during certain scenes. I had to trade the guy the SSD and $30 but he gave me the t3500 with a crappy 128mb pci-e graphics card and 2 1tb hard drives. The hard drives were from last year and had 64mb cache and my biggest sata hard drive only had 32mb and my others were 8mb. The only problem I ran the system in raid O and windows 7 refused to install on it, I wanted the added bonus of raid so windows 8.1 is what I chose. I know most of you hate it, I'm getting used to it. Here's the specs now
T3500 3.06ghz quad with hyperthreading making it basically an 8 core system, 14gb of ddr 3 ram, Radeon R9 270 2gb pci-e graphics card, 2tb of raid 0, 1tb extra storage and 500gb extra storage, and a brand new intel pci-e 1x wireless network card, oh and a dvd burner drive since the drive in here was only a dvd drive.
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Nice park but they need more picnic tables and more playground equipment. Also they need tarps over the equipment. The big playground is so hot all the kids big and small are in the sandpit under the tree.
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Very impressed so far, very large equipment ample seating. Also lots of amenities for the kids. My only complaint today was it was freezing in the play area. It even has touch screen computers with games for the kids or kids at heart.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
This was I repeat was the best McDonald's in Raleigh! It had the best indoor playground of any McDonald's I have ever seen.....had! Today we went to eat and play since it was cold out. When we entered McDonald's what my 6 and 7 year old saw broke them down to tears! The once massive playground area with ample seating was now no bigger than the bathroom. The once multilayered playground equipment was replaced with a small piece equipment with a small spiraling slide. We have come to this place almost weekly since 2006 and it was our favorite place to dine and let the kids burn off steam. I can only assume greed was the reason for the change as now has more seating available for customers. I will never eat at this location again!
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Nice park needs a bathroom near the park. The community center is usually closed so that's not an option.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Playground sucks now made my kids cry when they saw what was done to the place!
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
I've lived here for over a year now. The staff is very friendly and reasonable. We had to leave due to a death in the family and needed the rent money to travel. They charged us a small fee and did not file eviction notices on us even though we payed in the middle of the month. Neighbors are friendly and you can't hear them in your apartment at all. The pool is very nice and clean and they even have an office with wifi and printer use if needed. My only big big big complaint is they only assign you one parking space with your unit even if you have 2 cars. They rely on guest parking to be available for you at all times for the second car. However some of our neighbors will entertain and have multiple guest which uses up all the guest parking. There's nothing like working twelve hours to come home to drive around for 35 minutes hunting a place to park. Simple solution assign 2 parking spaces per unit. If you just park next to the office a friendly "sarcasm" towtruck driver comes and removes your car at your expense. If you take an assigned space your neighbor will call the same company to have you towed. So if you come home to zero spaces then just drive to harris teeter and sleep in your car its the only alternative I could come up with since the staff wouldn't offer me any suggestions. Another suggestion they offer is for an additional "small" increase on your already sky high rent is to offer you a garage unit to use for the additional car you have at an extra $100 a month just to park your car. Other than that complaint I like this place and feel at home here, I just want that one complaint dealt with someday. Other than that it's a great place very spacious apartments, very clean, no bugs, no crime, no noisy neighbors.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Needs more picnic tables only has one and the equipment needs a cover so in the summer it doesn't burn the little ones. It has a porta john instead of bathrooms and no where but the water fountains to wash your hands. Also the toddler area has a dangerous rock down the hill next to the slide that kids like to run down, my son fell and his head missed the rock by a hair! Very nice area though and not a lot of troubled kids hanging around like some places!
Public - a year ago
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