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Collector jgzachary13 private msg quote post Address this user
I recently promised my wife to cut my physical comic collection down to one graded box of comics (about 25 personal keys of which I have about 10-12) and one run I want to complete (short run about 90% done). That equates to three and a half graded boxes comics and 4 long and 2 short boxes of comics to sell (mostly modern). My two jobs do not provide me much time to put in the work necessary to sell all of them on eBay. What companies would you recommend to sell on your behalf?

I considered trading everything to get a couple of books on my one graded box list, but not sure if that is the best method. What are your thoughts?
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You do know that the new guy brings the donuts, right? DWeeB1967 private msg quote post Address this user
I've used ComicLink in the past and have been pleased with the results. I've also sold a few books right here on the CBCS forum.

EDIT: My ComicLink sales have usually been high grade Silver Age and Bronze Age books. I have not sold moderns on ComicLink.

EDIT #2: I didn't read closely enough. I didn't understand that you were looking for a company to sell the whole chunk. So disregard my comments.
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I'll probably wake up constipated. Pre_Coder private msg quote post Address this user
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I recently promised my wife to cut my physical comic collection down to one graded box of comics (about 25 personal keys of which I have about 10-12) and one run I want to complete (short run about 90% done). That equates to three and a half graded boxes comics and 4 long and 2 short boxes of comics to sell (mostly modern). My two jobs do not provide me much time to put in the work necessary to sell all of them on eBay. What companies would you recommend to sell on your behalf?

I considered trading everything to get a couple of books on my one graded box list, but not sure if that is the best method. What are your thoughts?


What did she promise you?
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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by jgzachary13
I recently promised my wife to cut my physical comic collection down to one graded box of comics (about 25 personal keys of which I have about 10-12) and one run I want to complete (short run about 90% done). That equates to three and a half graded boxes comics and 4 long and 2 short boxes of comics to sell (mostly modern). My two jobs do not provide me much time to put in the work necessary to sell all of them on eBay. What companies would you recommend to sell on your behalf?

I considered trading everything to get a couple of books on my one graded box list, but not sure if that is the best method. What are your thoughts?


What did she promise you?


@Pre_Coder Oh no you di-int!

@jgzachary13 I don't think any online consignment seller is going to want to touch books under $50-$100 right now. What kind of stuff are you looking to sell.
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Collector Mikeoliver1313 private msg quote post Address this user
It might be time to look for a new wife
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by jgzachary13
I recently promised my wife to cut my physical comic collection down to one graded box of comics (about 25 personal keys of which I have about 10-12) and one run I want to complete (short run about 90% done). That equates to three and a half graded boxes comics and 4 long and 2 short boxes of comics to sell (mostly modern). My two jobs do not provide me much time to put in the work necessary to sell all of them on eBay. What companies would you recommend to sell on your behalf?

I considered trading everything to get a couple of books on my one graded box list, but not sure if that is the best method. What are your thoughts?


What did she promise you?

It has been my experience that most relationships are give and take. I give. They take.
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Collector doog private msg quote post Address this user
Two jobs? You need a different agent!
I would find the time to sell the graded books yourself on EBay. They sell easily and boxing them for shipping is easy too. Only need to take 2 pictures per graded book.
Life is too short to work all the time, man, I feel for you.
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
Better yet, post the books here and avoid FleaBay.
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I'd like to say I still turned out alright, but that would be a lie. flanders private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by jgzachary13
I recently promised my wife to cut my physical comic collection down to one graded box of comics (about 25 personal keys of which I have about 10-12) and one run I want to complete (short run about 90% done). That equates to three and a half graded boxes comics and 4 long and 2 short boxes of comics to sell (mostly modern). My two jobs do not provide me much time to put in the work necessary to sell all of them on eBay. What companies would you recommend to sell on your behalf?

I considered trading everything to get a couple of books on my one graded box list, but not sure if that is the best method. What are your thoughts?


If it was me and I didn't have much time I'd go through my collection and determine the prices based on a combination of ebay sold listings and gocollect or gpa data and then hire a high school or college aged kid to take all the photos and list them for me at my desired prices on Ebay and pay them $10-15/hour plus some comics to do so.

The other option is to send your graded slabs that are worth $50 or more to mycomicshop.com and that way all you have to do is set the prices and don't have to worry about packing and shipping your comics anytime they're sold and can clear up space in your house immediately. A lot of us here on the forum use them and it's a very simple process. You can also consign raw comics through them if you expect them to be worth $50 or more.
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Collector Bige private msg quote post Address this user
What are your keys that you want.
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Collector jgzachary13 private msg quote post Address this user
@DWeeB1967 I researched them last night and see what you mean. Thank you for the edits too.
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Collector jgzachary13 private msg quote post Address this user
@Pre_Coder Funny you ask. The trade off will be less of a footprint in the house in exchange for putting more money into more expensive keys. Personally, I’m happy with the trade. I will focus more on the books that mean the most to me and save to pick them up. At least three on my list will not be so easy to obtain on my usual budget.
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Collector jgzachary13 private msg quote post Address this user
@EbayMafia What I have to sell would not amount to much apart from those looking to add to runs more than likely. The CBCS’s/CGC’s would not be too difficult to hoist list as $.99 sales, but many might not go for what I have in them (which is fine). My biggest question is how to sell raws. I’ve never try to sell raws other than TPBs. Do you recommend any particular boxing product? I will likely sell raws in lots.
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Collector jgzachary13 private msg quote post Address this user
@Mikeoliver1313 Ha. I thought that sentiment would come up, but the trade off was buying more “big-boy books.” The money trade off is a big win for me because I can shift my collecting focus.
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Collector jgzachary13 private msg quote post Address this user
@doog I think I may just put all the graded books on $.99 eBay auctions, but not sure about the raws. They may not be worth it.
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Collector jgzachary13 private msg quote post Address this user
@flanders I think I may go the MyComicShop route. Thankfully, I imaged all the graded comics, so I can post those easy, but no idea what raws I have. Maybe I’ll get lucky!
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Collector jgzachary13 private msg quote post Address this user
@Bige Great Question. The more expensive books are high grade FF52, AC 252, UF 4 Variant (I was one day shy of pulling the trigger when they were just over $2k and the next day they disappeared and are the price of a used car), Sandman 8 Editorial, Walking Dead 1 (Black Label), Tick 1 Special Edition, and NYX 3. Most of these I look for highest graded, so they get a little pricey compared to my typical budget that goes into raw and online books. I doubt anyone would trade cheap moderns for such books, so I planned on selling what I have and then reinvesting. The others on my list are $1,500 or less. Thanks for asking!
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
It sounds like the sticking point will be your raws, which it sounds like are normal run-filler stuff? I'd say you have three options there:

1) post them here in lots for sale. Then, when/if they don't sell, you have two options.

2) eBay, again in lots.

3) mycomicshop auctions, use the multi-item lot option https://www.mycomicshop.com/webuycomics/recordother_lot .

Trade-offs: my experience with modern, raw, run-filler type books here on the forum is that there's little interest. But if you happen to find someone you can make a deal easily and just pay the PayPal fee.

eBay: you have to do all the pictures, listing, shipping, etc. Then you pay the fees. If you haven't sold on eBay before it could be quite a hassle getting started. The pro would be that you get a big market and even random books will sell if you give it enough time.

MCS: you still have to ship but then MCS will do the pictures and listing. Multi-comic lots have a high commission and MCS very often undergrades (gives a low grade to) raw books, so you won't make as much as you might on the forum or eBay. But the auctions are pretty well-attended and they're guaranteed to sell, so you'll get money quickly at least.

If you decide to send the raws to MCS, I would consider sending your slabs as well. The audience is smaller than eBay but the auctions have been pulling high prices, and then you could just send all your stuff to one place instead of piecing it out.
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Collector doog private msg quote post Address this user
I have been selling my ungradeable raws on eBay because there have been no comic shows, but a simple way is to find a Saturday show (they are reappearing) and take your raws.
One of the other guys who have a table will likely buy your unsold stock at the end of the show, if you let it be known you want to sell out.
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Collector jgzachary13 private msg quote post Address this user
@xkonk Thank you. I believe I will work with the CGCs on EBay first and then break up raws into lots and follow the steps you mention. I’ll determine MCS v. EBay then and hopefully have more time. Thank you (and everyone) again.
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