If you’re collecting comic books and not utilizing social media, you’re leaving a lot of potential on the table.
Love it or hate it, social media can be a very useful tool when it comes to collecting comic books for a few very specific reasons.
Here are some ways to leverage social media to become a better comic book collector, brought to you by the experts at Sparkle City Comics!
Expand your network & share best practices.
Social media removes geographical barriers and allows us to connect with anyone in the world. This is extremely powerful for comic book collectors because the more people you know, the easier things become. For example, by joining some of the top comic book online groups and making new friends and acquaintances, you can share best practices like how to properly store comic books so they retain their value for longer. A lot of knowledge about collecting comic books comes from experience, and by learning from others’ experiences you can accelerate your own learning way faster than you could ever achieve on your own.
Find comic books for sale.
There are plenty of transactional benefits of having a large network. When you have a huge network, by simply letting your network know you’re in the market for some specific comic books, you can actually have these sellers come to you as opposed to you having to go out and find them. For seasoned collectors, you know how valuable this can be. Not only does it save you precious time, but you may be able to purchase some comics before they go up for sale to the public, saving you money from potential bidding wars.
Sell your current comic books.
The benefits of having a large network when you sell your comics is obvious. This is even more true if they are true connections as opposed to simply being in the same online group since many groups have strict rules against soliciting bids for items for sale. By leveraging your own personal social media presence, you can significantly drive up the demand generation for a comic you’re selling, which increases the likelihood of your comic selling for a great price.
See where the market is heading.
A great way to leverage social media to become a better comic collector is to see where the market is heading. You can quickly and easily see what most people are buying, what most people are selling, and what most people are looking for. By keeping an eye on key metrics such as these, you can make smarter investment decisions when it comes to your own comic book collection.