Need help selling my comics


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Excluding collected editions, I've decided to sell off my entire comic book collection, which amounts to 4600 books. I have many lengthy runs and important issues (partial list below). So the question is, how much should I sell the collection for? I have a number in mind, but I want to hear your thoughts first.

- 100 Bullets #1-66

- Age of Apocalypse (complete set)

- All-Star Superman #1-10, 12

- Astonishing X-Men (2004) #1-2, 7-24

- Astro City (1995) #1-2

- Astro City (1996) #1/2, 1-22

- Astro City: Local Heroes #1-5

- The Authority (1999) #1-29, Annual 2000

- Avengers Forever #1-12

- Batgirl #1-73, Annual #1

- Batman #0, 368, 432-437, 500, 571-659, Annual #24-25

- Cable (1993) #-1, 1-107, Annual 1999

- Crimson #1-24

- Daredevil (1998) #1-101, Annual #1

- Doom 2099 #1-30, 32-36, 38-43

- Excalibur (1988) #-1, 1-125, Annual #1-2

- Gen 13 #1 (all 13 covers, plus a special / autographed 14th cover)

- Gotham Central #1-40

- Hellblazer #1, 10, 13, 23-26, 28, 31, 50-51, 56, 62-67, 73-74, 77, 80-81, 83-84, 86-209, 213-214, 245-246 Annual #1

- Hitman #1-60, 1,000,000, Annual #1,

- Impulse #1-89, 1,000,000, Annual #1-2

- Inhumans (1998) #1-12

- JLA: The Nail #1-3

- JLA: Year One #1-12

- Legion of Super-Heroes (2005) #1-15, 37-41

- Madman #1-20

- Marvel Boy (2000) #1-6

- Marvel Zombies #1-5

- Marvels #0, 1-4

- Mighty Avengers #1-6

- New Avengers #1-37, Annual #1

- New Avengers: Illuminati (2006)

- New Avengers: Illuminati (2007) #1-5

- Nightwing #1/2, 16-126, 140-143, 1,000,000, Annual #1-2

- Peter Parker: Spider-Man #20-41, 44-50

- Planetary #1-18

- Powers (2000) #1/2, 1-32, 34-37, Annual #1

- Preacher #1-66

- Preacher: Cassidy - Blood & Whisky

- Preacher: One Man's War

- Preacher: Saint of Killers #1-4

- Preacher: Tall in the Saddle

- Preacher: The Good Old Boys

- Preacher: The Story of You-Know-Who

- The Pulse #1-14

- The Punisher (2000) #1-12

- The Punisher (2001) #1-37

- The Punisher (2004) #1-51, Annual #1

- The Question (1987) #1-36, Annual #1-2

- Resurrection Man #1, 3-27, 1,000,000

- Robin (1991) #1-5

- Robin (1993) #0, 1-183, 1,000,000, Annual #1-7

- Ruse #1-22

- The Savage Dragon (1992) #0, 1-3

- The Savage Dragon (1993) #1/2, 1-121, 128 (both versions of #13 are included)

- Scene of the Crime #1-4

- Scion #1 (preview copy), #1-35

- Sentry #1-5

- Sin City: A Dame to Kill For #1-6

- Sin City: Hell and Back #1-9

- Sin City: Just Another Saturday Night (two covers)

- Sin City: Lost, Lonely & Lethal

- Sin City: Sex & Violence

- Sin City: That Yellow Bastard #1-6

- Sin City: The Babe Wore Red

- Sin City: The Big Fat Kill #1-5

- Spider-Man 2099 #1/2, 1-46, Annual #1

- Stormwatch (1997) #1-11

- Static #1-12, 14

- Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #16-24

- Transmetropolitan #17, 23-60

- Ultimate Fantastic Four #1-36, Annual #1-2

- Ultimate Spider-Man #1/2, 1-117, Annual #1-2

- Ultimate X-Men #1/2, 1-82, 85, Annual #1-2

- The Ultimates #1-13

- The Ultimates 2 #1-8, 10-13, Annual #2

- Uncanny X-Men #462, 464-482, 485-497

- What If? (1989) #-1, 1-114

- Wolverine (1988) #-1, 1/2, 1-189, Annual 1995-1997, 2000-2001

- Wolverine (2003) #1-52

- X-Factor (2006) #7-30

- X-Man #-1, 1-75, Annual 1996-1997

- X-Men #-1, 1-181, 184-207, Annual #3, Annual 2000, Annual (2007) #1

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Around $3000-$4000 is a figure that comes to my mind, remember that I am not a big comic history person though, I'm just working out some of your stuff has a lot more monetary value and some has barely any value not to sound bad, but sometimes what you cherish in your collection.

Also selling in bulk is the better option as piece by piece will kill you with shipping.

Age of apocalypse and the what if's and the signed stuff should do well, but stuff like all star superman shouldn't get more than a few dollars per issue as the trades are recently released and easily pick upable for cheap.

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Around $3000-$4000 is a figure that comes to my mind, remember that I am not a big comic history person though, I'm just working out some of your stuff has a lot more monetary value and some has barely any value not to sound bad, but sometimes what you cherish in your collection.

Also selling in bulk is the better option as piece by piece will kill you with shipping.

Age of apocalypse and the what if's and the signed stuff should do well, but stuff like all star superman shouldn't get more than a few dollars per issue as the trades are recently released and easily pick upable for cheap.

Though, if he sold in bulk, he'd almost have to sell to someone locally. The shipping for all of it would be astronomical.

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As for the price range you suggested, that might be a little high. If I sold them for $3500, that would be .75¢ / book. Granted, that seems low, but some of these books aren't even worth that. I'm thinking $2000, maybe $2500. Which would be .43¢ or .54¢ / book.

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Oh I'm saying some are worth less than that, not in a bad way, I mean that some are collected and the trades are really dirt cheap.

What I mean is your more expensive ones would get a bit more than that, as they could be out of print now, or not even collected, or some people just would like an original instead of the trade.

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As for the price range you suggested, that might be a little high. If I sold them for $3500, that would be .75¢ / book. Granted, that seems low, but some of these books aren't even worth that. I'm thinking $2000, maybe $2500. Which would be .43¢ or .54¢ / book.

You might want to drop that down to around .10¢ to .20¢/book and remove all your trade paperbacks and hardcovers. Simply put, no one is willing to spend that much coin in this economy. I tried to sell my collection while I was moving to Mississippi for like 10% of it's total cost, and still ended up having to take it with me. Maybe Chicago's doing better than Knoxville, but better to actually make a sale. As for the TPB's, you'll get a better deal at a bookshop that takes them.

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My trades and hardcovers aren't being sold with that lot. I'll be keeping most of those.

If I sell the comics for .20¢ each, I'm looking at less than $1000. I can sell a few of those runs for a few hundred each, even in this economy. I think I'm going to start it at $2500, then slowly work my way down if need be.

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If I sell the comics for .20¢ each, I'm looking at less than $1000. I can sell a few of those runs for a few hundred each, even in this economy. I think I'm going to start it at $2500, then slowly work my way down if need be.

Fair enough. My biggest problem was the time frame I was working from, so I hope things go a lot better for you.

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