Do you have a large collection of comic books that you’re looking to sell, but don’t even know where or how to begin tackling this huge project? We’ve got you covered. It’s actually not too complicated if you know what to look for and who to talk to.
Here are our suggestions for selling your entire comic book collection in bulk:
Make Sure The Collection Is Organized
First thing you’ll want to do is make sure your collection is organized and a clean and logical manner. Hopefully you were already storing your comics properly, as that’s half the battle (and will benefit you more later)! No potential buyer likes sifting through unorganized boxes of comic books. By keeping things organized, you can highlight the key pieces and make sure they see what you want them to see so they don’t miss the important stuff.
See What Similar Key Items Have Sold For
Once everything is organized, you’re going to want to see what similar collections sold for. The easiest way to do this is to search through eBay’s list of completed auctions using their advanced search. Try to find auctions with similar key items, similar ages and similar collection sizes. This should give you a good baseline for what the intrinsic value of your collection is worth as a whole.
Compare Condition Of Your Collection To Comparables
Once you found a few good comparables (or comps) to get to a reliable baseline, then you should adjust that baseline up or down based on your collection’s condition relative to the comps. Is your collection in much better condition than the comps you found? You should adjust your value up a bit. Is your collection is worse condition? Then you should probably adjust down. This is why storing your collection properly is so important!
Consider A Professional Appraisal
Once you have your collection organized, found reliable comps and adjusted up or down based on condition, you should be rather close to an accurate value. However, if your collection is extremely valuable, you can never be too careful. In that case, it may make sense to get a second opinion from a professional appraiser. At the minimum you should attempt to get multiple offers on you collection to confirm the value.
Determine Where You Plan On Selling
Even when you have an accurate intrinsic value, your comic book collection is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. So if you don’t get it in front of the right buyers, you’ll probably sell for less than intrinsic value. But if you get in front of the right buyers, you may sell it at a premium. It all comes down to what matters to you most– selling for convenience in a fast and easy transaction, or selling for top dollar?
Good news! You don’t have to choose between a fast transaction and a transaction that yields the highest selling price possible. You can get that all with us at Sparkle City Comics!
Interested in selling your entire comic book collection? That’s our specialty. We spend millions each year buying and selling comic book collections– because we focus on customer satisfaction and offer all-cash top-dollar prices. Give us a call at 800-743-9205 or fill out our seller inquiry form and we will get the process rolling!