While in Nanaimo one of the comic shops (Island Fantasy, later Upstart Comics, now defunct) was getting rid of its old comics for some ridiculously low price. Ten cents each I think. That made me think of an idea. I called around a couple book stores. They would buy old comics for a percentage of the cover price. I’m thinking ten percent but it could have been 25. This was in 1991-1992 so a very long time ago. Regardless I realized I could make a decent profit but buying those comics whose original cover price was the highest (there were no ten cent stickers so the book stores had no way of knowing how much I paid for them) and then selling them to the book stores and getting more for them there than I had originally paid. There were enough of these cheap comics around that I was able to make a bit of a profit. Not enough to make me rich, but I did buy one of those thick Roger Ebert movie guides with my profit and still had money left over. I think I might have more qualms about doing this now but it was a fun at the time to realize I had unearthed an easy way to make a profit.