How To Sell your Comic Book Collection Online
Do you have a large collection of old comic books that you’re looking to sell, but don’t even know how to begin tackling this big project? We’ve got you covered. It’s actually easy if you know what to look for and who to talk to.
- Similar Sold Prices
- Compare Condition
- Professional Appraisal
- Determine Where to Sell
- Sell Comics with Dylan
Here are our suggestions for selling your comic book collection online:
Make Sure it’s well Organized.
The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure your collection is organized in a neat and logical manner. Making a list of your collection is a great way to showcase exactly what you have. No potential buyer likes digging through disorganized boxes of comic books. By making a list, you can easily highlight the best pieces and make sure a buyer sees what you want them to see. You don’t want them to miss the most important stuff!
See What Similar Comics Have Sold For
Once everything is organized, you’re going to want to see what similar collections sold for. The easiest way to do this is to search through eBay’s list of completed auctions using their advanced search. Try to find listings that sold with items similar to yours. This will give you a good baseline for what the intrinsic value of your collection is worth as a whole in a retail setting, pieced out with time.
Compare the Condition Of To “Comps”
Once you’ve found similar comparables (aka comps), you now have a reliable retail figure. Next, you should adjust the retail figure higher or lower based on your collection’s condition relative to the comps. Is your collection in much nicer condition than the comps? If that’s true, you should raise your value up. Is your collection in much worse condition? If that’s the case, then you should probably lower it down. Knowing what you have is important to determining value; That’s why it’s so important to make a list!
Consider A Professional Appraisal
Once you have your collection organized, found reliable comps and adjusted up or down based on condition, you should be rather close to an accurate retail value. However, if your collection is extremely valuable, you can never be too careful. In that case, it may make sense to get a second opinion from a vintage comic expert. At the minimum you should attempt to get multiple offers on you collection to confirm the value.
Determine Where to Sell
Even when you have an accurate retail monetary value, your comic collection is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. So if you don’t get it to the right buyers, you’ll probably sell it for too little. But if you get in front of the right buyers, you may sell it at a premium. It all comes down to what matters to you most– selling for convenience in a fast and easy transaction, or selling for top dollar?
Sell Comics with Dylan
Good news! You don’t have to choose between a fast transaction and a fair transaction. You get both with Dylan!
Interested in selling your comics? Well, old comics are our specialty; We pay fair prices in all-cash, & have great customer service. People like dealing with Dylan, just ask around! Give us a call at 516-493-0383 or contact us so we can help you!