Heritage vs Comic Link vs Comic Connect
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1 minute ago, jmg3637 said:

What is the normal initial sellers premium with Heritage?

10%, but negotiable for large dollar customers.

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That is what I thought

 

Was getting ready to bring a box down to Beverly hills  and presented me with a contract that says  15% sellers.

 

I questioned them and was told  "it has ALWAYS BEEN 15% Sellers" except on certain high dollar books

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Sorry for the Newbee question, but comparing these sites, which ones has tighter grading on raw books?

Some books on Heritage seem to look good for the assigned grade, but back cover scans are usually not shown...

Thanks!

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14 minutes ago, Frederic9494 said:

Sorry for the Newbee question, but comparing these sites, which ones has tighter grading on raw books?

Some books on Heritage seem to look good for the assigned grade, but back cover scans are usually not shown...

Thanks!

In my experience, all three of these sites focus almost all of their attention on CGC and other third-party graded books, with much less emphasis on raw books.  This is especially true when it comes to their auctions -- I have only seen raw books at auction on Heritage, and even then very often lumped together in lots as opposed to single issues.

Of the three, ComicConnect (through its sister company MetropolisComics.com) has by far the largest inventory of books they actually own themselves, and this includes a significant selection of raw books.  The vast majority of the books you see on Heritage and ComicLink, and also a significant portion of the books on ComicConnect, are owned by consignors who are selling through the site.

I know that for raw books, ComicConnect will show the label "ComicConnect verified grade" for any book that the ComicConnect staff has graded themselves, as opposed to relying upon the consignor.  I think that generally their grading is quite solid, but they've been in the business a long time -- so it's possible that raw books they acquired and graded more recently are likely to have been graded tighter than books they've had for many years.  Their staff is very friendly, though, so if you had a question about a particular book they will certainly provide you with high-quality scans or even examine a book in hand and describe it to you.  Not surprisingly, their ability to justify the time investment in doing all of this is going to hinge quite a bit on the value of the book(s) you're interested in and whether you come across as a serious buyer as opposed to a tire-kicker.

Good luck!

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My experience is that Mycomicshop.com  is the harshest grader,  which is good for the buyer, but less so for the seller/consignor 

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7 hours ago, jmg3637 said:

My experience is that Mycomicshop.com  is the harshest grader,  which is good for the buyer, but less so for the seller/consignor 

People seem to have figured out that MCS is a tight grader though.  People pay more for a MCS grade than if someone else graded it.  I had a MCS book they graded at 7.5 sell for CGC 8.0 money.  I probably would have graded it at 8.0-8.5, so getting 8.0 money ( minus their 10% ) seemed pretty good. I might have made more if the book had come back an 8.5, but that’s a lot of shipping and hassle to maybe get a little more.

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On 9/13/2019 at 12:26 PM, jmg3637 said:

My experience is that Mycomicshop.com  is the harshest grader,  which is good for the buyer, but less so for the seller/consignor 

I will second that....

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