Buying Low Grade Comics
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The majority of sellers we deal with are experienced graders, either long time collectors or comic retailers. We deal with hundreds of such sellers who have done thousands of transactions with us since we began buying online in 2002. These sellers wouldn't continue to sell to us if they believed our grading was incorrect or our offer prices unreasonable. These sellers also understand how important grading is.
A comic in high grade can be both rare and valuable. That same comic in low grade can have little or no value. All our offer prices are based on the grade we would sell at, which in turn is based on current supply and demand.
Because grading is so important, it is incumbent on the seller to offer items in as close to correct grade as possible. Our experienced sellers rarely take issue with how we grade their comics. On the other hand, it is not unusual for an inexperienced seller to be upset with our offer for a lot they graded high and we graded low.
IMPORTANT: Our buying system is designed to be sensitive to overstock levels. Overstocking occurs in the lower grade range because low grade copies are always more common. Often, we need high grades, but have no use for additional low grade copies. You will see this reflected in our buying prices. While our buying prices for FN to NM, for example, may be attractive, the buying price for VG and lower may be as little as a few pennies. Sellers submitting at an attractive grade/price should be especially confident of the grade they submit if the offer price for the next grade down is drastically lower. Should we grade any comic lower than you graded it, you may elect to have it returned to you as per our retraction terms.
In the case of new sellers who submit items at a grade higher than is typical for the year published, we may ask that the seller send scans of several of their comics so that we can get a preliminary grade confirmation.
In cases where a lot is received in grades lower than those warranted by the seller at time of submission, and the actual condition represents material we don''t need, we reserve the right to refuse that lot. In such cases, the seller will be expected to cover return shipping cost as well as insurance and delivery verification.
While basic grading isn't that difficult, wishful thinking can often inflate grading perceptions. This can lead to a big disappointment, especially for anyone unfamiliar with the collectible comic market who imagines all comics, regardless of condition, have substantial value. Again, the truth is that many comics have little or no value, and that many others, that otherwise would have value, have little or no value due to condition.
If one doesn't deal in comics on a regular basis, one may imagine them to be scarcer than they actually are. While pre-1970 high grade copies become progressively scarcer as one goes back through the years, for certain decades and genres the internet has brought forth substantial quantities of these comics in the lower grade range. 59ce067264