You’re stuck and d on’t know where to sell your comic books collection. We can help! We know how difficult it can be to find the right places to sell your comics. Sometimes, a place that is great for one person might not work for another. It all comes down to your personal preferences and the comics you have. Based on your comics collection, this article will give you a list of the top places to sell them. Any advice that we provide (personalized or via this website) is only for entertainment purposes. When looking for a place to sell your comic books, you should do extensive research. If possible, consult multiple sources (be thorough). When making financial decisions, DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE. We offer free, confidential, and no-obligation advice to help you sell your comic book collection. This is for entertainment purposes only. We are more than willing to help you find the best way to collect comics. However, we won’t pressure you to buy them. We buy comics if you want to avoid the hassle of selling your comic book collection at other places. We buy comics from all ages and sizes, including a large collection filled with 90s comics. We pay fair and competitive prices for your collection, and we always pay cash. We will travel to you to make things easier. If you are looking to sell your comic books collection, give us a call or text and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If that is more convenient, you can fill out our contact form. Let’s move on to our list, which includes us, of the top places to sell your comics.
Mycomicshop (Lone Star Comics)
Mycomicshop is one of the largest comic book shops in the world. They have a completely digital buying system. Before you commit or agree to anything, you can upload your comics to their database. Lone Star Comics can be a great place to sell your comics if you are able to get familiar with the system. Lone Star Comics also offers a consignment program where they will accept any ungraded comics or lots worth $50 or more. They also accept graded comics of $25 and above. They charge $7 per ungraded comic and $12 for lots. You can include up to 10 comics in a lot. Anything more will be $1 per issue. The usual fee for ungraded/graded comics selling for less than $300 through their buy-it now system is 10% and 25% respectively for comic lots. Higher-priced comics will result in lower fees. You can either set the price for the comics or have them go into their weekly auctions. The item can be priced and listed on eBay, in addition to Lone Star Comics. Although listing your consignments on eBay by Mycomicshop may seem like a great idea on paper, it might not work for everyone. Mycomicshop will add the eBay fees to your comic’s price when they list it on eBay. If you set the price for your comic at $300 on Lone Star Comics then it will be available on eBay for $339. You will get $270 if it sells on eBay for $339. This means that you have indirectly paid $69 in fees (11 percent for Mycomicshop, 13 percent for eBay). You would be able to sell the comic yourself for the same price as $339 on eBay. This will net you around $295. There is no additional 10 percent fee from Mycomicshop. Consider this before you send anything to consignment. This can be costly, especially if your consignments are large. Mycomicshop uses one of the most stringent grading systems that we have ever seen. This is done to make sure that every customer is satisfied with their purchase. However, this can endanger the seller or consignor. Lone Star may grossly undergrade a comic book you believe is of a higher quality (ex. VF/NM 9.0), or at least 2-3 full grades lower (ex. FN+, 6.5). They are quite common with them. If this is a problem, we recommend selling your collection elsewhere or consigning it. A consigned comic that is not in the best condition might be offered at a premium. This could be due to buyers expecting a better grade than what was listed. However, this is not a guarantee. A premium price for an ungraded comic is not something you should expect. It can be a way to make yourself disappointed (we speak from personal experience).
Heritage Auctions is a great place to sell comic books of high value (by consignment). Heritage Auctions accepts all grades of comic books, even those that are valuable and rare. Heritage has been a good choice for us a few times. The experience is always pleasant. Before you send anything to Heritage, there are some things that you should know. Heritage Auctions charges a 10% commission for comics sold. This doesn’t seem too bad. There is a 20% buyer’s premium, or a minimum $30, on every sale. Here’s an example. A Heritage seller sells an Amazing Spider-Man 361 for $150 before the buyer’s bonus. Heritage adds $30 to the $150 sale price. The buyer pays approximately $180 before shipping and tax. This buyer’s premium is not yours. The sale is worth $135. Heritage charges you around 25% for the sale. The buyer’s premium can be lower if you are selling something very expensive. Heritage will negotiate your fees based on the comics you are selling, even though high seller fees may scare off some potential consignors. You’ll likely pay the full price if you sell standard Silver or Modern Age comics. You can negotiate a lower price if you are selling high-end Golden Age comics. The quality and quantity of the items will determine how much you can negotiate. Heritage sells comics such as X-Men 1 (1963), and Tales of Suspense 39 almost every day. If you are consigning comics in this category, they will most likely charge you the full price. You need to offer something that is exciting for them, such as a large collection of Golden Age comics. You should also keep in mind that lots and ungraded comic books are not their specialty. Heritage is not the best choice if you only have a few boxes full of 1990s comics. We have also attempted to consign vintage lots through Heritage, but the fees were only around 27 percent. We believe that the final selling price for comic lots can sometimes be unpredictable. The best comic books sell for a lot of money because they are expensive and well-graded. If shipping your comic book collection to Heritage, Dallas, TX is a problem, they have several offices around Manhattan, where you can drop your books off. Heritage Auctions is a great option to sell your comic book collection, even though they charge higher fees (via consignment).
We don’t see selling old comic books on Amazon as a good idea, since we don’t get many sales. However, we believe that Amazon is a great place to sell trade paperbacks. Amazon could be a great place for you to sell your large collection of graphic novels that are still unread. Amazon Marketplace can be more expensive than any other selling platform for hardcover or softcover trade paperbacks. Make sure that the trades you are selling are in excellent condition. Amazon customers expect the best quality. If you sell trade paperbacks that have been damaged or are not in perfect condition, you will likely be dealing with unhappy customers/returns. Be sure to note the original shrink-wrapped condition if the trade paperback is still in its original packaging. Note that Amazon requires sellers meet a certain threshold to sell in the holiday months November and December. You will be removed from the Amazon Marketplace in the holiday months of November and December if you fail to meet this sales threshold. You should also remember that Amazon is all about feedback. A high rating can make a huge difference in sales. Your sales will reflect your poor standing/feedback on the Marketplace.
Comiclink, a long-running comic book consignment store, is very similar to Heritage Auctions. Comiclink has regular auctions and also offers a section for comic book exchange that allows you list comics at set prices. This is a feature Heritage doesn’t offer but they do have. Although we like Comiclink, we have noticed that their auctions are sometimes less successful than Heritage’s. Comiclink can sell some comics well, but many aren’t as popular as Heritage. Comiclink accepts the same items as Heritage. They will accept consignments of higher-end comics that are graded. They will negotiate the seller fees depending on the comics that you are selling. They are located in New York City and will accept consignments from comic conventions across the country.
Although there are many apps that allow you to sell your comic collection online, WhatNot is our favorite. The app is live-sales and continues to grow in popularity. Not only is WhatNot great for selling comics books, but it also has many other collectibles like Funko Pops and video games. You can build your own name using this app. This can make it very useful in selling a collection. WhatNot is a great place to sell foil covers and comics with popular characters (ex. Venom #1). You can sell comics at much higher prices if you have the right items, and a loyal following. If you have boxes full of 1990s comic books, you should consider opening an account on WhatNot. However, before you do so, you need to know that the process for opening a seller account is quite complex. The app will ask you for your social media, Amazon profile, eBay profile, and other credentials when you contact them about opening an account. These credentials will be verified and approved by the app at their discretion. Although the approval process can be complicated, once you have their permission, you will be able start selling live. Although you won’t make much money selling WhatNot at first, you will soon be able build a customer base and be able sell more. Depending on how efficient your formatting is, you can sell many comic books at once for good money. It is important to note that WhatNot is a live sales platform, so you will need to be your best self. We would not recommend selling comics through this app if you aren’t a people person.
Although we don’t usually include ourselves in these lists, we have been selling comic books for more than 10 years and collecting for more than 30 years. We have been comic book collectors for over 30 years. We are available by phone, text or email if you are looking for someone who is passionate about comics and can pay a fair amount for your entire collection. We also travel to you so that you don’t have to transport anything or worry about labor. SubZero Comics is familiar with all types of comic books, both old and new. You can check out all of our feedback on every platform to see if we are right. Customers are happy to sell their comic book collection to someone who is passionate about the hobby. The best thing about selling your comics is that we will help you. We love pointing people in the right directions. We can also help you with an appraisal of your comics. Our approach is relaxed and we won’t pressure you into selling your collection. We will be happy to help you with any questions or concerns about your comic collection. You can also find tons of price guides on this site.
Comic Connect is owned and operated by Metropolis Comics. It is a popular consignment store for selling comics, and other collectibles. They operate in a similar way to Heritage but they accept lower-value comic books. They are very active in the convention scene and will accept drop-off consignments. Comic Connect uses a similar structure as Heritage, where they add a 15% buyer’s premium to the final sale price. If someone purchases something for $100 they will pay $115. The $15 will not go to the consignor’s pocket. Another seller’s fee is required (similar to Heritage) by the consignor. It can be difficult to determine which of the three major comic book auction houses will bring the highest results. Some comics have performed better on Comic Connect, while others did better on Heritage. You’ll find that the seller fees for all three can be quite close, and if you have something of value, you will find that all three will negotiate competitively.
If you are willing to work hard, eBay is a great place to sell comics. eBay is a great place to sell comics, from $1 comics to entire comic book collections. The eBay seller fees are around 13%, and they cap them at $350. These numbers will vary depending on how your eBay store settings. While eBay is a good option for selling comics, there are many problems with selling your collection there. You are responsible for selling comics on eBay. There are many problems that can arise from selling comics on eBay. There are many issues to consider, such as returns, scammers and damages. Despite our many years of experience, we’ve lost hundreds of comics, had them damaged or stolen by fraudsters. We don’t usually sell comics above a certain price on eBay because there is too much risk. You can avoid any damage to comics that you sell on eBay by properly packing them. Do not buy cheap or flimsy boxes. Boxes that are made specifically for shipping comics can be purchased (we use TShippers, which can be ordered through Diamond Comic Distributors). You should consider purchasing quality boxes from Uline if you are shipping larger quantities. Bubble wrap and Kraft paper are recommended to protect comics and keep them from moving around in their boxes. Double-box expensive items. Scammers and lost packages are a problem. You can be cautious, but there isn’t much you can do. This is something that you need to be aware of. It is important to include signature confirmation and insurance whenever you can. For international sales, eBay’s Global Shipping Program can be a great option. Although eBay is great for selling comics of all types, it can also be problematic at times.
We love using HipComic. Although it is a new platform to sell comic books, it is easy to use. HipComic offers a great way to link your eBay account with your HipComic account. What does this all mean? Simply put, everything you sell on eBay will automatically be listed in your HipComic shop. It makes it easy to sell your comics through their platform. The monthly fee for the store is also very reasonable. A HipComic store is a great way to sell comics on eBay. HipComic allows you to sell books that might not be available on eBay. You can also sell your items in the HipComic online auction. You can sell your items directly in the HipComic auction. HipComic offers great cashback promotions to customers who use their platform (ex. $1000, $300 back). If you sell expensive comics on the platform, this can be very useful.
Local Comic Buyers
Calling local comic shops or comic buyers is the best way to sell your entire comic book collection quickly. Many buyers will buy your entire collection at one price and then take it away. This leaves you with cash. Selling to a local buyer is the best way to get rid your comic collection. These are some helpful tips to help you find the right buyer. Don’t bring your comics into a store. Because they are aware that you are a captive audience, most stores won’t offer fair prices if you bring your collection to their store. They will make a low offer because they know you won’t take the comics home. This can be avoided by researching reviews and contacting reliable buyers to help you find the right buyer for your collection. You have the power to reject any offers you don’t like since no one has moved. You can search the internet to find a buyer for your comic collection. Send emails or call anyone you feel fits the criteria. You should look for positive reviews but not as the only source of information. Reviews can easily be faked. Talk to comic book buyers who are serious. This will let you see how much knowledge they have, and if they are knowledgeable about the products you’re selling. It’s also a great way to gauge the personality of the person you are dealing with by talking to them on the telephone. Talking to someone can often tell you how trustworthy they are. You can also ask the CGC or CBCS forums if someone has dealt with them. Happy customers will often give glowing reviews to dealers who are reliable.
Another new selling platform, MySlabs is unique because they charge very low seller fees. Their site charges 1% to sell graded comic books, which is almost unprecedented. Although they are new to the market, we can see that they are making great efforts to expand their customer base. MySlabs is a great place to start if you are a comics grader and wish to sell them for low fees. You can list your comics on MySlabs if you are selling them through other sites (ex. eBay, HipComic). You can set your own price for your comics (no auctions). MySlabs also allows you to sell graded and wax boxes cards. You can only sell graded comics through MySlabs. They require approval before you can begin selling on their site. When listing items on MySlabs, you should ensure that you take high quality pictures. Although sales were slow at this site, it is still a great place to list your items. MySlabs is a great place to start if you are on the fence.
Many comic book forums allow you to sell your books completely for free. CGC and CBCS are two examples of such forums. These forums have been a great place for collectors, old and new, to meet and discuss comics, as well as trade, buy, and sell books. All members have access to the CGC forum for free. You can post individual comics and lots of them for sale. If you are unsure how to grade individual comics, there are sections on the forum that can help. This is because when you sell on the CGC forum, you must provide a grade as well as a photograph. It is also forbidden to sell any item that has been posted elsewhere. For example, if you have a comic for sale on eBay then it must be removed before it can be sold on the CGC forum. Selling on forums like CGC or CBCS has the advantage of a large collector community that can offer advice and help before you sell anything. Ask for grade information, advice on selling comics (ex. how to price), or other opinions from experienced collectors. It’s all free. Although you can sell most comics on forums like the CGC, we believe that the rarer Golden and Silver Age comic books are the best. Common comics of today and lots aren’t very popular unless they’re priced well.
Avoid these places
We’ve added an additional section to our article to provide a list of places you should avoid when selling your comic book collection. There are many places where you can sell your comics. However, these places should not be used. You will find better places to list your comic collection. Craigslist. Craigslist used to be a great place for comics and collectibles. Craigslist has become a haven for con artists and scammers in modern times. Craigslist is a headache. We recommend that you stay away from it. Antique Shops. Antique shops are a good option to sell your comic book collection. However, their lack of knowledge may make it difficult for them to be trusted. Many antique shops aren’t experts in comic books so they will pay the same price for a $10 comic book or a $10,000 comic. There are tons of comics worth $100+ in antique shops’ dollar bins, so the price for each comic is likely to be pennies. This is also true for thrift shops and pawn shops. These places are better than comic shops and should be avoided. It is best to get advice from someone who knows the market so that they can offer a fair price. Comic Buyers that Want You to Ship Comics. Here’s the deal. Avoid anyone who asks you to send comics to them. Many comic buyers will offer to pay you via PayPal if you ship your comics. Sometimes they will make outrageously high offers to get you off your guard. They’ll often make up excuses to offer you less than what they originally offered when they get the comic. You can also file a PayPal dispute to get the comic(s), and money back. This is a simple trick you should avoid. It is generally a bad idea to mail your comics out to people who are not on the list. There are many better places to sell comics. Be careful not to fall for this trap. If you’re still stuck and can’t figure out where to sell your comic collection, then just ask us and we can do our best to point you in the right direction (completely free and no-strings-attached). Although it can seem difficult to sell a comic collection, it doesn’t have too. Things will go much more smoothly if you are careful and have a plan. Talk to an expert if you are stuck or don’t know where start to sell your comic collection. Asking for advice is a good idea. It is important to talk with experts who are knowledgeable about all types of comics. Some experts only have knowledge about contemporary comics, while others can only speak for modern comics. Contact us if you have any questions or need us to guide you. Please note that opinions expressed on our website and personalized are only for entertainment purposes. Before buying or selling comics, or any collectibles, do your research thoroughly. For entertainment purposes only, we can provide personalized opinions by calling, texting, or email. No strings attached. We are happy to provide free appraisals and opinions. Contact us if you are looking to avoid the hassle of selling your comics collection. We will travel to you and pay cash. You’ll get fair and reasonable offers on your comic book collection.