A new article in Business Week is suggesting that your massive comic collection could be worth a lot less than you think. Many comic shops have a lot of stock of comics that are post 1980s and they’re selling below cover price. What are your thoughts on the article?
Kevin J. Maroney, 47, of Yonkers, N.Y., decided to sell 10,000 comics, roughly a third of his collection, on consignment with various comic book stores in Manhattan. Thus far, fewer than 300 have sold for a total of about $800. He’s not surprised by the lack of interest. “A lot of people my age, who grew up collecting comics, are trying to sell their collections now,” says Maroney, who works in IT support for Piper Jaffray. “But there just aren’t any buyers anymore.”