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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sell Comic Books For Cash! Where Can I Sell My Comic Books Part 2

Welcome to part 2! Because selling comic books for cash directly to a dealer or collector or investor is very different from actually how to sell comic books for cash in a business venture, this will need it's own post.

The question of  "Where can I sell my comic books," should have been determined with what you have in Part One. If you haven't read the first post, you will need to so click the link to learn more about what you need to determine before you sell comic books for cash.

So where to sell comic books? There are a few great places if you have some great stuff. - Use this place to sell by consignment if you want the best value for your books when it comes to letting them go. What's great about consigning is that if you don't know how to grade, they'll do it for you once you send your comics in.

You can still set the price, as long as it's reasonable. However, they do have limits to what they'll accept as consignments, but if you have valuable key issues, this should be no problem.

Comic Link - This shop has a consignment program as well if you have some great comics from the Golden Age, Silver Age, Bronze Age, and even some Modern. They are very selective about what they'll allow you to consign, so don't try to sell junk comics on their site.

You can also sell to them direct, but like I said in Part One, selling directly to any dealer will give you less money for your comics. They also have an auction system, but you must register with them and provide a detailed list of what you have that's worth selling on there.

With consignments, you'll use their online store to sell your comics. Once a comic or comics sell, a consignment fee will be taken out of the final buying price, and they will send you a check each pay period.

Consignments are not an auction format. Your comics will be sold directly through their site at a fixed price. You don't worry about shipping, collecting the money, or anything. All you do is pay a consignment fee (usually around 10% or 13%) for each book sold and wait for your check.

Okay, well you do have to ship the comics to the place for them to consign it, but you don't have to worry about shipping it to the customer who buys it.  

Comic Connect - This is an online market place for buyers and sellers of comic books. These guys have an amazing track record of selling comics at record breaking prices. They were the first to sell a comic for $1 million!

Comic Connect is very connected with comic buyers and investors. If you got some great stuff, it would be wise to check them out.

neatstuff collectibles, LLC - Once again, if you don't have the time and need the money fast, you'll have to take a huge loss on the money you'll get for your comics. This concept is no different than selling directly to a comic dealer.

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 They will buy entire collections and travel to you. You'll have better luck selling a collection with a lot of Silver Age, Bronze Age or Golden Age comics than Copper or Modern Age books directly, but if you have valuable comics like that, why sell it directly to people like this. You will get ripped off.

Once again, please know whether you have junk or a really valuable collection. If most of your books are from the 90s, don't expect to get a lot for them. Not to say that there aren't any valuable comics from that era. There are, but not a lot.


Metropolis Collectibles - Another place that will travel to you to see your collection. They also claim they pay the highest prices. Depending on what you have, I think these guys who advertise all over the place about buying comic collections probably pay lower than 50% of guide value.

I would still be very wary, and have a detailed list of every comic issue and grade in my collection. Actually, you should already have a detailed list of your investments.

Once again, selling your collection directly to a dealer should only be done if you need cash fast and do not have the time to sell your comics for the best value of what your comics are really worth.

Heritage Auctions - If you have really primo comics...and I mean primo...then you can consign with Heritage and they will sell your comics for a fee. They are hugely selective, but if you have a great collection of stuff...try selling your entire collection in an auction.

Ebay - ebay is really one of the last resorts for me. Ebay is the same mentality as selling your comic collection directly to a dealer. However, the worst part is that you have to spend a lot of time taking pictures, listing auctions, and shipping out the comics.

This is not a good deal, considering you'll get about the same amount for your comics as selling quickly to a comic dealer. Ebay is nothing but a lose lose when it comes to selling comics for cash.

If you really don't care about maximizing the return on the comics in your collection, go sell on ebay. Try to sell your entire collection, and showcase your best comics in the title and the auction.

But be warned: You will sell them for way below their guide worth.

Craigslist - You can try selling your comics on craigslist, but if you want just quick cash then make sure you sell your comics at reasonable prices. Most listings on there are ridiculous, and a lot of sellers on there are trying to sell unwanted 90s comics for way too much.

Know the market and what comics are in demand and selling if you want to get the best value for them. However, also know that many comics aren't in demand and don't waste your time trying to sell them at a price NOBODY is gonna pay for them.

Your Local Comic Shop - I do not like selling directly to my local comic dealer or any dealer, as you already know. I refuse to only get 30% of guide for my comics. I put a lot of time and money to track down certain comic issues and research which comics would be most profitable.

However, if you don't care about getting the most cash out of your collection and need quick cash right away, your local comic dealer is the quickest way to get fast needed money for your books. Do not expect to get a lot.

I would much rather consign my books at my local comic shop. Sure they take out a 30% consignment fee, but it's a lot better than only getting 30% of what your comics are valued.

However, like I said throughout this article, why pay 30% consignment fees when I sell them at Comic Connect or ComicLink or for around 10%?

These are some of the best places to sell comic books for cash, and many of the places I've listed here should answer your question of, "Where can I sell my comic books?"

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