Good morning gang -
A few notes first:
- We've just passed 26,000 members in the group - it wasn't easy and we have you all to thank for our continued growth. Special thanks to all of the members who go out of their way to guide newer members to the group rules (and to the sister group for selling).
- Recently we've seen an uptick in blind shares to the group, along with other posts that violate the group rules as established in the pinned post. This includes blind shares, the VS posts, posts asking for help grading or pricing books, and variations of these (and other) prohibited posts. If your post starts out "this isn't really about comics…" then the post doesn't belong in this group.
- So as not to end on a bad note: there are many great posts reflecting the intent of the group: story arcs, character discussions, favorite new series, etc. Keep it up. These posts encourage others to expand their horizons and become more excited about the hobby!
Please review the pinned post rules for clarification on what is allowed and *ask an admin* if you are unsure (before making a post). Posts that say "admins can delete this if it violates the rules" shouldn't be posted in the first place. We're not your parents and 99% of the group members get what is allowed. Please keep the group moving along and on-topic by following the rules in the pinned post.
Now, to a fun topic: buying comics in bulk. Several posts in the past week were asking about buying comic books in bulk. I found this interesting article from Chuck Rozanski at Mile High Comics on the subject.
Love Mile High, hate them or be indifferent, but Chuck has some great blog posts that share real insights from his decades of buying and selling. A related subject that came up this weekend was buying comic books by the pound. Several companies exist that sell comics by the pound, they are suitable for reading, craft projects and more. There is even a "brand" called "Comics by the Pound" that advertises in Overstreet and is sold by a couple of online vendors. You can easily locate sellers with a Google search, and prices vary from as low as $1/pound (which is between 6 and 9 modern comics, depending on the paper and cover type) up to about $3/pound. You can also by used bags and boards by the pound, often as low as $4 for roughly 50 bags with boards in them. I recommend against buying those, as brand new bags and boards are not that expensive and you can't be sure the cleanliness of those bags and boards.
To locate comics by the pound, use your favorite search engine and the query "comic books by the pound" and compare the various vendors for yourself. As always, you should buy small amounts first (to be sure you are happy with the quality of what is delivered) and consider companies that use PayPal rather than direct credit card entry. This puts an additional layer of protection for your card numbers.
One company that sells in bulk (and advertises heavily in publications like the regular Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide) is cardsone.com. This is not an endorsement. Please research any vendor using the usual methods (search engine queries with the name of a company + "scam" or "ripoff" is a good way to find negative reviews).
As always, thanks for being a member and enjoy your week! Comic book Wednesday is coming up soon!
PS - if you have a problem in the group, use the "Report to Admin" drop-down menu found on the upper right of posts when using a desktop browser or PM any of the admins.
Originally published at the COMIC BOOK COLLECTING group on Facebook.