The lives of antique booksellers in California are about to get a little harder if a state law that’s just been passed takes effect next year.
The law in question goes by the name “AB-1570 Collectibles: sale of autographed memorabilia,” and governs the sales of any autographed items. The law supersedes existing California law, which had previously only been directed at sports memorabilia. The law requires that any autographed item sold for more than $5 must include a certificate of authenticity including information about the dealer, where and how the item was signed, and the name and address of any third party from whom it was purchased. The law was undoubtedly aimed at shutting down forgery mills, but it was written so broadly that it will make things a lot harder for anyone dealing in autographed goods.
Post by Ditch Fahrenheit on Sept 29, 2016 17:43:08 GMT -8
A friend of mine just alerted me to this suspension.
A few weeks ago (actually, maybe it was a couple months ago) I talked to one of the guys on the CBCS site and he said they were considering changing the name because it was the same as mine. Evidently they weren't aware of "this" site when they created it. It didn't bother me at all, but I can see how it could be confusing. I wonder if they changed the name? But normally wouldn't the old link forward to the new site?
steveinthecity: The Amazon search function is a bit wonky. I tried “Marvel Tom King”. Now while it did bring up a Superman book by Tom King, I also got Chucky and Bay Watch blu-rays. It might take a while to find three.
Oct 16, 2020 14:38:01 GMT -8
Ditch Fahrenheit: @steve - search under 'Graphic Novel.'
Oct 17, 2020 7:15:00 GMT -8
steveinthecity: Ditch Fahrenheit - I did that, but the results are very random. A few things are cheaper on eBay even with the discount applied. I found one book by Reed Tucker, “Slugfest” that I wasn’t familiar with. It’s about the DC/Marvel rivalry.
Oct 17, 2020 7:55:31 GMT -8
Ditch Fahrenheit: I didn't compare prices. That stinks. They've diluted the power of their promotions now and I probably won't pay any attention in the future.
Oct 17, 2020 10:17:25 GMT -8