Craigslist is one of the largest marketplaces online. But it’s main appeal is that it’s very uncomplicated and simple. This is good for a number of reasons, but the main drawback is that you must take a lot of the process into your own hands if you want a successful outcome.
In terms of selling comic books on Craigslist, you should expect decent results if everything is done right. However, it typically takes a lot of work and a lot of luck. For a better chance of getting the best price possible for your comic books and having the easiest, fastest transaction possible, you should probably work with Sparkle City Comics directly by filling out our seller form or calling us at 800-743-9205.
If you still decide to give Craigslist a try, here are our suggestions:
Take Good Pictures
Although Craigslist itself isn’t a very visual platform, the buyers on Craigslist really prefer images of products they’re interested in. Be sure to take high quality pictures in good lighting and from multiple angles.
Competitively Price Your Comic Books
Like selling comic books on eBay, selling comic books on Craigslist is very price-sensitive. However, when selling on eBay you want to slightly underprice your product to get interest and let the bidders bid the price up, but on Craigslist you want to slightly overprice your product so the buyer has room to negotiate down to a price you’re still comfortable with. Just don’t ovrerprice your comic book too much or risk getting little to no interest. It’s very tricky!
List Your Location But Not Your Address
Safety comes first, so never list your actual address on Craigslist, especially if your comic book is particularly valuable. Instead, list a cross section in the general area where you’re located, or even better, list a public place that you’d be willing to go to in order to conduct the transaction. Bring someone with you to feel even safer.
If It Doesn’t Sell, Tweak The Listing And Renew It
If at first you don’t succeed, try try again. And Craigslist makes this very easy! Simply log into your account and click “Renew” next to the listing. But first, you should make some tweaks to the listing to try and improve your outcome. Some things you should consider improving are: better pictures, longer description or lower price.
Selling anything online, especially selling something on Craigslist, is a waiting game. Be patient! However, if you’re in a rush to sell your items, Craigslist is probably not the best option for you. In that case, you should reach out to us! We might be able to give you a better price than what you’d get on Craigslist anyway, plus we can turn the transaction around much faster. You can always give us a call at 800-743-9205 or fill out our seller inquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible!