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Collector tonnage71 private msg quote post Address this user
Happy Thanksgiving to all board members! Outside of eBay I'm pretty unfamiliar with other comic auction sites. I came across Comic Connect last night and created an account. Before bidding or buying anything I figured I'd go to the forum for some feedback. Would appreciate any comments you have about using Comic Connect, and maybe more importantly, any other sites you would recommend I use.

Thanks!
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COLLECTOR JWKyle private msg quote post Address this user
https://www.mycomicshop.com/auctions
http://www.comiclink.com/
https://comics.ha.com/?ic=task-comics
http://www.comicconnect.com/?referral=041808

I haven't had any problems with Comic Connect when I win stuff from their auctions. These are the four main sites I use for auctions. I've had good experiences with all of them. Buying graded books on the auction sites they are all about the same. For raw graded books my opinions are MCs is the tightest, followed by c-link and heritage about the same then comic connect which is basically metropolis comics.

The shipping is as follows MCS is 4.95 for their standard USPS shipping. Comic connect which ships fedex ground not too expensive. Comiclink is also fedex ground and is 20.00 for 1-10 graded books so it is best to try to get multiples, Heritage as different rates for different shipping services.

Also MCS , Comic connect and Comic link the buyers premium is pretty small think it is like 3% on average for the sites. Heritage has a very big buyers premium that they actually show you when your bidding so keep that in mind.
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Collector tonnage71 private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks @JWKyle. Very helpful!
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COLLECTOR Foghorn_Sam private msg quote post Address this user
When buying or winning auctions from these sites, here's how they do it.

Comicconnect- no buyers premium. Auction ending time extended if any bidding happens within the last 3 minutes of the end of the auction time. Here's a quote from their site explaining this:
Any new bid placed during the final 3 minutes of a given auction lot will extend the lot's end-time in an increment of 3 minutes from the time the bid was placed. For example, if an auction lot that is scheduled to end at 8:10 PM receives a new bid at 8:09 PM, the lot's end time will extend to 8:12 PM.  After a lot has not received any new bids for 3 minutes, the lot will end, hammering at the winning bid.

Comiclink- no buyers premium, but buyer pays a 3% surcharge if using a credit card.

Heritage- 19.5% buyers premium.
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Collector BrianGreensnips private msg quote post Address this user
@Foghorn_Sam Thanks for the info. Good to know this stuff.
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COLLECTOR Foghorn_Sam private msg quote post Address this user
Hey no problem. I really like how ComicConnect does their end of auction, makes it more like a real live auction, giving everyone a fair chance before the auction closes, unlike a set cutoff time where snipping is rampant. I wish the other auction sites would do this. I've noticed Ebay has begun running some live auctions similar to this also.
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