Are you looking to sell comic books? It has never been easier as far as your options with all the online marketplaces. However, it’s never been harder as far as the market is concerned. Even the comic books that are worth considerable amounts of money are worth far less than they once were. That doesn’t mean that the market isn’t recovering, and it doesn’t mean that they won’t one day be worth more.
That also doesn’t mean you can’t sell your comic books for good money now. It really depends on what you have. A good general rule of thumb is to look at the cover price. If the comic book costs more than a quarter, then you likely don’t have a comic book worth much money. It’s just the simple truth.
Comic books, like baseball cards, were mass produced in the 80’s, 90’s and beyond to the point where they just aren’t worth near as much money as older comic books. Not only were comic books before this time produced in less number, but they also weren’t kept as nice as people keep them now. The way comic books were handled decades go and the limited number of copies available is what makes them worth significantly more money.
Of course, I said that the 25 per cent rule is the ‘simple truth.’ There are exceptions. One thing about today’s world is it’s quite easy to look up the value of a comic book. Moreover, you can easily find out the prices at which they are selling. Then you can start pricing your comic books for sale.
With all the online resources out there, you might think your best bet is to go straight to posting your comic books for sale online. However, don’t discount selling them in person just yet, especially if you have certain comic books that you know are worth a ton of money. You can speak with a comic book store owner in person, and he or she can thumb through your collection and make you an offer.
Of course, you can itemize your comic book collection entirely and sell them individually. It’s just going to take more time. How many comic books do you have in your collection? Personally, I never amassed too many of them because I mostly just purchased special editions. The only thing is, mine were purchased during the 90’s, which means most of them are still worth the cover price only.
Once you have gotten over the fact that you may not get what you expect for your comics, you can realize you still might make a decent amount of money. It just depends on the number of comics you have and how many of them are a little extra special. You’ll want to know which issues are worth more money so that someone doesn’t get one over on you. Again, it’s easy to figure out how much they’re worth.
Comic books aren’t made out of steel. In other words, it’s easy for them to not be in mint condition. The better condition your comic books are in, the more money you’re going to get for them. I kept my comic books in sleeves, and they have remained in those sleeves for over two decades, with the exception of the times I’ve taken them out for a quick look.
If you’re going to sell your comic books online, you’re going to have to list them and take pictures. You’ll also have to make your best guess as to the condition of the comics, and you want to be fair. You don’t want to misrepresent the condition of any comic, but that doesn’t mean you have them all graded either. Just be honest, as grading is expensive and is usually only used for comic books that are worth a ton of money.
You can group comic books together and sell them in different ways. For example, if you had a bunch of Archie comics, you could sell those in one lot if you wanted to handle it that way. However you sell your comic books, you’re going to need patience if you’re going to get good money for them. Take your time unless you’re ready for someone to simply take them off your hands.