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2 long boxes sold!

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I received a few responses from interested buyers regarding my two long boxes of comics. One guy only wanted to trade (records/gift cards/stuff I don't want) and kept sending really odd offers. I'm sure that can be fun, but I want the space and cash! Today I met with an interested buyer, nice guy. He looked through the boxes, noting the comics he wanted, and made a solid offer on the lot. It was for less than what I had listed, but I had a nice chat with another collector and I think we both are happy with the outcome. And I'm glad they are going to a good home! This lot was a bulk of comics that would not have been worth the time or effort to sell individually. The proceeds are going to be set aside, along with any future sales money, so I can see what my final tally is.

The next step is selling/listing small lots and individual comics that are worth more. I have sold one or two on Ebay in the past. Anyone have any tips for the best way to get boxes for shipping? And/or the best shipping process? I rarely ship items and don't want to overspend on postage or packing materials. Any other good options to sell besides Ebay/Craigslist?

These comics are raw/ungraded as well. There may be a few worth sending to CGC for grading, but I have not done that before. Any feedback on general guidelines on what comics to send in would be appreciated. I was thinking of sending in a couple Valiant Comics for grading? Like a Rai 0, in hopes it is a 9.8. I realize I may lose money though if they come back 9.6 or 9.4. So a little hesitant. I may post a few pics in Grade My Comic and see if they are worth sending in.

Here are my boxes that I sold! Goodbye dear friends!

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Google "Gemini Comic Mailers" and buy them directly from their website. The reason I never liked selling on ebay was the hassle/time of boxing and shipping the books. The Gemini Mailers have revolutionized packing books!! Usually I can get 3-4 books with extra cardboard into the mailer and still keep the weight under the 1 pound limit for First Class Mail pricing. If your shipping 5-15 books you can load up the mailer and drop it into a Flat Rate Priority Mail Legal Envelope. I used to have a $30 minimum that I would price any book I listed on ebay because of the time involved in packing, I'm down to a $9.99 with the mailers.

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That is extremely helpful! Thank you for that information, I really appreciate it!

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1 hour ago, speedcake said:

How do you get 5 to 15 books inside a flat rate envelope?

Legal Size Priority Mail Envelope. Last one I mailed out had 13 books in the mailer and it slid right into the Legal Size Envelope no problem. Was even able to add extra cardboard layers, in addition to the 2 layers that the mailer already had.

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On February 28, 2018 at 5:26 PM, boomtown said:

Google "Gemini Comic Mailers" and buy them directly from their website. The reason I never liked selling on ebay was the hassle/time of boxing and shipping the books. The Gemini Mailers have revolutionized packing books!! Usually I can get 3-4 books with extra cardboard into the mailer and still keep the weight under the 1 pound limit for First Class Mail pricing. If your shipping 5-15 books you can load up the mailer and drop it into a Flat Rate Priority Mail Legal Envelope. I used to have a $30 minimum that I would price any book I listed on ebay because of the time involved in packing, I'm down to a $9.99 with the mailers.

I can't tell on their website...is this company based in the US or Canada?  I can't tell if the prices they are quoting me are CDN or US $$.

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22 minutes ago, habsfan1 said:

I can't tell on their website...is this company based in the US or Canada?  I can't tell if the prices they are quoting me are CDN or US $$.

I'm pretty sure they are US. They sell on ebay also but the total was a little cheaper on the website. I think I paid around $70 (Including shipping) for 100 of them.

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