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So, I decided a while ago that I'm going to get rid of the majority of my comic colletion. I'm asking you, fellow fanboy's, if you have an idea what would be the best way to do it. Online? E-bay? Craigslist? Thoughts?

First off, I haven't even gone thru my collection yet. My collection right now is basically stuff from 95-96 on, mostly DC stuff. I bought the occasional Daredevil and Hulk stuff, some GI Joes, Transformers, etc., blahblahblah.

The DC stuff is predominately JLA, JSA, Superman, Teen Titans, some Batman, Firestorm, Flash, WW, GL, the first 25 or so ish's of Green Arrow's latest series and a shitload of variety stuff. .
I have quite a few tpb's, too. Now, i have yet to catalog them. I heard at one time there is a site you can put all your comics on for fanboys to check it out.

Nost of these have been read only once or twice and about half are in plastic, with maybe 1/16 having the boards. All in all, they're pretty much in almost mint condition.

Now, I ralize I have to start going thru my boxes and getting shit in order. just thought I'd let it out there now for ideas and to see if anyone has any specific issues they might be looking for that I can keep an eye out for.

Any help is appreciated and may get you a discount!!!!! ;-)
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.19
Here's a discussion on selling from last year. (The W)

Here's an older one. (The W)

Maybe these folks (who are still around) could tell us what they eventually ended up doing, if anything!



JimBob Skeeter
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Thanks, Zed!

Oh, and I forgot to mention i have like 100 old Mad and Cracked magazines, most of which are in poor to horseshit condition (the covers, anyways), bbut the innards are still funny to read if anyones nostalgical!

Oh, the days when the Duke Boys and Knight rider adorned the same cover.

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I sold the bulk of my comics a few years ago and the first thing I'll tell you is that you probably won't get the full value for the collection. All my stuff was bagged and in pretty good condition. I went through the guide and priced them all then tried to sell them in a couple of comic stores. Basically I got about twenty five cents per comic. Granted I was being fairly impatient and didn't want to take the time to sell them on Ebay or something like that. So I guess my advice is if you have the patience try Ebay or Craigslist. It might take longer to sell them but I bet you get a better value. If you are looking for instant gratification you can sell them at a comic shop but don't expect to make a bundle.




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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.56
    Originally posted by General Zod
    I sold the bulk of my comics a few years ago and the first thing I'll tell you is that you probably won't get the full value for the collection. All my stuff was bagged and in pretty good condition. I went through the guide and priced them all then tried to sell them in a couple of comic stores. Basically I got about twenty five cents per comic. Granted I was being fairly impatient and didn't want to take the time to sell them on Ebay or something like that. So I guess my advice is if you have the patience try Ebay or Craigslist. It might take longer to sell them but I bet you get a better value. If you are looking for instant gratification you can sell them at a comic shop but don't expect to make a bundle.



I did that around '93, sold everything I had collected since I started buying at 10 years old (I just turned 40 two months ago, you do the math)> I had went thru EVERYTHING and catlogued everything (still have it) and unloaded it at the local shop. Alltogether, it was worth around $9,000, (Mint), and I got about $1,000. Impatient, yes, but I am good friens with the local shop owner, have known him for 20 years, and he has given me some really good deals since then, so it sorta worked out.

I'm going to do a little research and see what stuff is going for out there. First, I have to figure out what I've all got. Thanks again for the help!!!!
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I haven't worked in a comic store for a few years, but a couple rules of thumb we used to have:

- if it's stuff a store really wants, they'll probably pay 1/2 of guide

- we didn't want anything after 1970, unless it was stuff we knew we could move

-- stuff from the 1990s is so plentiful that it's almost worthless





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JimBob--

Are your Titans books from the Wolfman-Perez run?

I used to have their entire run and lost it during a childhood move. I would be interested in talking about a price for that.

Send me a PM.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.03
My local shop owner told me about a deal he worked out with one of his other regulars. The guy traded in his old stuff to the shop for store credit, so now he just has a tab and picks up whatever new stuff he wants. You didn't say if you were still picking up anything new, but this might be something you could try.
JimBob Skeeter
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.56
    Originally posted by Tenken347
    My local shop owner told me about a deal he worked out with one of his other regulars. The guy traded in his old stuff to the shop for store credit, so now he just has a tab and picks up whatever new stuff he wants. You didn't say if you were still picking up anything new, but this might be something you could try.


That was actually part of the deal when I sold my collection in college. I got like a $200 store credit (above the cash) that seemed to last forever! That worked pretty slick. The LCB has got away from keeping back issues basically because of what I'm doing. If any fanboys are looking for something, they'll find it online, thus reducing his inventory.
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My hold pile was huge from months of not going to the comic shop and this was in it. Instead of rehashing others thoughts: -I like how they used a completely new villain in the story. -NO JOKER! Loved this. Glad he's been gone awhile.
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