Selling your comic books on an online auction site can be a great way to maximize your profit. People love to win auctions. Here are some things to consider when you are trying to sell a comic at an auction site to ensure that more people will be interested in your comic, and therefore bid on it.
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- Have a Great Picture
The picture you provide is the most important part of the auction. The saying, a picture is worth a thousand words, is absolutely true here. Auctions with pictures will almost always do better than those without. So make sure it looks good. About.coms digital photography guide can show you how to take great auction pictures.
- Detailed Descriptions
Second to having a great picture is to make sure you spend some time crafting a great description. Take some extra time and talk like you would if you were telling a friend about the item.
- Know Your Comics Condition
It is a good idea to know what specific condition the comic book is in. There is a grading system that ranges from Poor (the worst) to Mint (perfect condition. Be sure to know where your comic book stands. People will want to know.
- Honesty is the Best Policy
Be very honest about the condition of your comic book and be upfront with what is wrong with it, if anything. This will insure that the buyer will know what they are getting into and prevent any disputes.
- Protect Your Feedback
Most auction sites offer a feedback system where you get to tell others how good of a buyer or seller someone is after an auction. Protect your feedback rating. The better it is, the safer people will feel when dealing with you.
- Keep a Record of Shipment
Use Delivery Confirmation when you ship your item. Delivery Confirmation is very cheap usually around sixty cents and provides proof of your shipment as well as a record of the buyer receiving an item. This is good insurance should there be an issue.
- Think about having a return policy. People can feel safer if you have one.
- Dont add too many bells and whistles. Auction sites generally offer extra options, i.e.: subtitles, graphic borders, sell now options, etc. But they cost money and will only take away from your profit. Choose these carefully and sparingly.
- Check the market and see what your comic should be worth compared to what it is actually selling at. You might want to wait.
What You Need
- Comic Book
- Auction Website Account