It's like any art or collectible, the really good ones sell quickly and command premiums on the secondary market, the majority have a hard time recovering the initial expense. The trick, as it is with everything else, is figuring out which ones are the really good ones.I have to agree that the secondary market is pretty rough. I have tried to sell a couple from my collection and I just can’t move them. And, no, I am not looking to make a profit or even break even. I am listing them way under what I paid. Heck, I have a Printers/artist proof Avengers one listed here in the Junk Yard and I dropped the price by about 50% of what I paid, but still nobody wants it. This market seems like the comic books of the 90’s... only going to be worth the price of the paper.