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what is the best way to sell ones comic books?

 
 
Reply Fri 18 May, 2012 07:43 am
I don't have an extensive collection of comic books but I have a few collectibles. So where is the best place to sell my comics?

Is Ebay still a viable method? How crowded is the auction site these days with comic book sellers? Is fraudulent buyers something to worry about?

Benefits of selling online: possible higher price of sales
Cons: shipping costs and time; they may not get any bids and not sell;


I know for sake of ease, another route is to take the books to a brick and mortar comicbook store.
Benefits: most likely to get a sale; no shipping costs or inconvenience;
Cons: likely get less money for each item;

What am I missing pro and con wise?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 18 May, 2012 12:09 pm
Send them to me. I will see they are properly cared for.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 18 May, 2012 12:10 pm
@tsarstepan,
Is fraudulent buyers something to worry about?


absolutely.

tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 18 May, 2012 01:03 pm
@Rockhead,
I was thinking on some kind of PayPal or attempt to pay by check scheme.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 18 May, 2012 01:05 pm
@tsarstepan,
once you advertise, you put yourself in harm's area code.

be careful and if it looks too good to be true, it is...
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 24 May, 2012 03:33 pm
@Rockhead,
Still? What would be the best way to sell comic books? Some are over 10 years old and in great condition.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 24 May, 2012 03:36 pm
@tsarstepan,
can you contact a local group of enthusiasts?

aren't you in NYC?

surely there is a comic undergound there...

(dint mean to call you Shirley, btw)
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 24 May, 2012 03:38 pm
@Rockhead,
I guess that might be the way to pull this off. Little intimidated about the process of finding such a cabal of true comic geeks.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 24 May, 2012 03:39 pm
@tsarstepan,
dress down...
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Thu 24 May, 2012 03:46 pm
@tsarstepan,
Some day, Tsar, I gotta tell you about my addiction to comic books...and the incredibly large collection I had of them back in the 1940's.

We would trade 'em...but eventually we would throw them away.

I estimate I have thrown away several hundreds of thousands of dollars over my life...almost all of it before I was 12.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 24 May, 2012 03:49 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Shocked Egads! I've heard about such war crimes before! Crying or Very sad
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 24 May, 2012 04:01 pm
Find a coming comic convention and rent a table.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 24 May, 2012 06:35 pm
@edgarblythe,
I'd be the laughing stock of the convention floor. I don't have enough comics to justify renting a barstool let alone a table or a third of a table....
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