COVID-19 turned all aspects of business upside down. Transactions that used to take place face-to-face now must happen virtually or risk not happening at all. This had a big impact on buying and selling comic books, but there are ways to work around these inconveniences if you plan for it properly.
Here’s our guide to selling your comic books in a time of social distancing:
Opt For Selling Your Comic Books Online
One place people tend to sell their comic books is on online marketplaces like Facebook Marketplace and eBay. Naturally, these are still good places to sell your comic books in times of social distancing. One caveat is that many more people are selling here than usual, so beware the downward pressure that may have on your selling price.
Keep An Eye On How Comic Book Values Are Trending
Social distancing affects every single part of the economy, usually in a negative way. When the economy does poorly, prices of comic books tend to fall. When you’re determining the value of your comic books prior to selling them, it’s still important to take into account the traditional factors such as condition and rarity, but during times of social distancing it’s just as important to see how comic books have sold in the past during periods of economic growth and economic retraction. Taking this all into account will help you determine a fair value for comic books in today’s economic situation.
Call Ahead To See If Your Local Comic Book Store Has Social Distancing Procedures In Place
Still want to support your local brick-and-mortar comic book store? Luckily, many local stores have expanded their services online, or at least to include contactless transactions. Give your local comic book store a call and see if they are still interested in buying your comic books.
Over-Communicate On All The Details
This isn’t new for people who have sold comic books online before, but if you’re used to selling your comic books in person, be prepared to over-communicate even the smallest of details. When selling your comic books in person, the buyer can use their own eyes and hands to evaluate your comic books and determine how much they’d like to pay. When selling during times of social distancing, you need to be your buyer’s eyes and ears. Convey every detail possible. Take pictures from multiple angles. Offer to answer any questions they may have. It will take extra work, but it’s necessary to get the highest offers possible.
Your Best Option Is To Sell Your Comic Books To Sparkle City Comics
With or without social distancing, selling your comics to Sparkle City Comics is always a great experience. We pride ourselves on offering you easy transactions, top-dollar all-cash offers and a quick turnaround.
Ready to sell your comics to Sparkle City Comics? Give us a call at 800-743-9205 or fill out our seller form and someone will be able to help you out!