Vroom the Mysterion, Master Magician and Master of Time:
The very existence of this question illuminates much about the overall culture we live in here in the USA as well as probable shared demographics of comic book collectors. Example: if I live in a simple agriculture-based third world situation I am not dealing with the issue of 100 boxes of comics. Ironically if I live in that lower economic rung situation I may actually be emotionally healthier (the premise of The Walking Dead’s story plot ending goal).
Not only are residences of the USA living a far wealthier lifestyle than most of the rest of the population of the world percentage wise, I am deducing that the slice of the USA population that can afford crises like dozens of heavy long boxes of comics has to be towards the middle to upper end of the USA economic demographic.
FYI, I’m not a socialist, but I am able to look in the mirror and realize
there are ways to be immersed in this wonderful comic book hobby 7 days a week without taking money you could be using to support a favorite charity or preparing for later in life to do so (like I did for decades spending over $200 a month on new comics to read).
The vast vast majority of what we read in comics or books are stories we will enjoy once and only once, and never return to again (same for most of the TV you watch). They entertain, we remember them perhaps even fondly, but I would conjecture up to 85% of what you purchase you will read exactly once, and never find a buyer for in three years time.
So, summation: While I still sit in a home office jammed with near-worthless comics from the past 30 years, I have at least stopped the inflow by only using DCU Unlimited, CU Unlimited and Marvel Unlimited. And guess what: I can’t keep up with even that, I am drowning in digital all you can read comics just like many of you have too many streaming services you can’t catch up on.
For now I am slowly selling off as much of my comics and graphic novels that are definitely on the Unlimited Digital services via eBay: I may eventually simply burn several of the boxes rather than take $45 a box at my local comic shop for stuff I spent around $1000 on per box (320 x 3).