Do you have a stack of old comic books from you were a kid and have no idea what to do with them? Are you looking to get into the art of collecting and selling these now very sought-after picture books?
Any child pre-1990 would be much more familiar with comic books than one today. Back then comic books were a source of entertainment for kids who didn’t have the likes of easy access to whatever TV show they wanted to stream or the internet at their fingertips like kids have today.
Though once popular among children, these days’ comic books have more of a cult following with an audience of people who knew of these books as children and hold some sentiment towards them. A lot of money can be found in the comic book trading industry and if you’re looking for a place to get some extra cash from your collection, eBay is the perfect place to find a buyer. So today we will run through some of the important stuff, plus you can scroll to the bottom to watch a handy YouTube clip with 5 tips to help you sell your comics on Ebay.
Know Their Worth
Comic books have made their way from practically worthless to priceless in a matter 5 years. These days’ people can’t seem to get enough of anything vintage. When trying to sell your comic book online it is important to know its value in the marketplace in order to ensure that you are not under or over charging.
The most accurate source of comic book value estimates commonly used by traders is The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide but when looking at this you can take everything you read with a grain of salt because the prices of comic books change almost daily in order to keep up with the demand. A better option would be to try free online sources such as www.comicspricequide.com which has free sign up and membership, and prices are updated daily.
A key part in knowing the worth of your comic book is knowing the condition it is in. Grading your comic books might be confusing but a full grading guide can be found on eBay.
The most accurate source of comic book value estimates commonly used by traders is The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide
Choose a Title, category and genre.
How you choose to name and advertise your product is extremely important when it comes to selling your old comic books. People tend to look for the year that a comic book was made and the issue number as this shows the rarity of it and how valuable it might be. When titling your product on eBay, ensure to include the name of the comic book, and the issue number. Next you should choose a category that your comic book falls into.
Seemingly, the older the comic book the rarer and more sought after it becomes. Categories to choose from include, Golden Age (1938-1955), Silver Age (1956-1969), Bronze Age (1970-1983), Copper Age (1984-1991), and lastly Modern Age (1992-present). Once you have accurately identified the category you can move on to choosing a suitable genre.
Details in the description count
Honesty is key when it comes to selling these types of products. If your comic book is not in the best condition this is something the needs to be made clear to the buyer in the description.
Added in this description should also be the title of the book, the issue number, and the date of publication. An informative description can increase the selling of your comic books drastically because people can see exactly what they want to see.
If your comic book is not in the best condition this is something the needs to be made clear to the buyer in the description.
On eBay there is a place for you to upload images of your products for buyers to view. To ensure the best possible outcome, make sure that all of the images are clear and concise.
When selling your comic books you should include images of both the front and back of the book so that the condition can be seen, as well as photos of the inside, and close-ups of problem areas that buyers would want to know about.
Starting the auction
Finally, when it comes to auctioning your comic book you may be tempted to put the price up as high as you can but just hold tight. You need to start at a lower price so that people will actually want to bid and as the auction progresses, the price will start to climb. This may seem unnecessary but if your price is set too high people will just look straight past it.
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