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Consignment Service Overview

How to consign - if you already know you want to consign, click here to get started. Otherwise keep reading for an overview of what our consignment service can do for you and how it works.

What can be consigned?

What is consignment?

Consignment is the easiest way to sell your higher valued comics and comic art for the best possible price. Consider this comparison.

Selling Option Your Work Your Expenses Results
Sell on eBay Create listings
Assign grades
Provide pictures
Answer questions
Ship orders
Handle buyer problems
~13% total fees
Shipping materials
Cost of returns, fraud
Your time and labor
A good option but requires
time and effort. Prices for
slabbed comics good, prices
for self-graded comics may be
sub-par unless you are a
well-known seller.

Sell on Amazon Create listings
Assign grades
Provide pictures
Answer questions
Ship orders
Handle buyer problems
15%+ selling fees
Shipping materials
Cost of returns, fraud
Your time and labor
Not a good venue for selling
collectibles. Hassle to list,
high fees, restrictive seller

Sell to us List comics (small groups)
Discuss collection (large groups)
Ship or arrange pickup
One shipment to us.
We cover some shipping costs.
Competitive prices
Immediate payment

Consign with us Ship comics
Choose Auction or Buy It Now
One shipment to us.
8-10% commission
Strong prices
Prompt payment to you once
buyer completes purchase.

We are happy to buy your comics outright, and many sellers choose that option. We buy everything from $2 comics to high value Golden Age books over $100,000, and everything in between. However, as a retailer we cannot pay the full market value of an item when buying it, we still have to make money. If you have expensive comics and want to get the highest possible price for them, consignment is the way to go since our consignment commission is only 8-10% of the item's sale price.

When you consign a comic with us, all you do is ship the comic to us. We grade the comic for you if it's not already graded by CGC or CBCS and provide high quality images of the cover. When it's ready you choose how you want to sell, either Auction or Buy It Now.

Buy It Now items will be posted for sale to the two largest comic book marketplaces on the internet: MyComicShop and eBay. We post your item to eBay for you at no additional charge to you, and if an item sells on eBay you'll get paid your asking price minus our commission just as you would if it had sold on MyComicShop.

Auction items will be assigned to the next available auction. Our Prime Auctions take place four times a year, in January, April, July, and October, and showcase higher value comics with a particular focus on more valuable Golden Age, Silver Age, and high grade Bronze Age and Modern. In between the Prime Auctions we run weekly auctions that start and end each Monday evening. View our auctions

Make an offer is an optional feature for your Buy It Now listings. If you allow offers, buyers who make an offer will begin a negotiation in which you can accept, decline, or counteroffer each offer received. Buyers on both MyComicShop and eBay are able to make offers on your items.


You pay nothing out of pocket, only a commission when your item sells:

Buy It Now Available to all CGC and CBCS graded comics, as well as unslabbed comics valued approximately $50 or more
10% commission on sales up to $300, 8% on portion beyond $300
Commission capped at $1000
Minimum commission $5 for slabbed comics
Minimum commission $7 for unslabbed comics, art, and non-comic items
Auction Available to all CGC and CBCS graded comics, as well as unslabbed comics valued approximately $50 or more
8% commission
Commission capped at $1000
Minimum commission $5 for slabbed comics
Minimum commission $7 for unslabbed comics, art, and non-comic items
Multi-item lots A "multi-item lot" refers to a group of lower value unslabbed comics, either a sequential run or a group of issues from the same title, that are too low in value to be consigned individually, but can be auctioned together as one lot.
25% commission
Minimum commission $12 per lot up to 10 items plus $1 per item for any items beyond 10

Note regarding especially technical and labor-intensive raw grading: some comics are especially difficult to handle, requiring careful handling and examination by senior graders. Examples include complex extensive restoration involving reconstruction or married/replaced pages, coverless books that have not been properly identified, and comics that are especially brittle, fragile, or damaged. Very few comics will meet this criteria, usually coming to us from consignors who specialize in collecting these types of books. Any comic that we determine meets these criteria requiring considerably more grading effort than usual will be charged at a higher commission rate: 20% of the sale price, with a minimum of $20 per item.

Low price guarantee: if you are offered a lower consignment rate from any major venue, let us know and we'll match or beat it. Any comparison should be inclusive of all fees charged by the auction house including buyer's premium. Watch out for services that tell you they're willing to waive the seller's premium for you but charge a high buyer's premium. They may even offer to pay you part of the buyer's premium to make you feel like you're getting a great deal. Don't be fooled by math tricks: all that matters is the total percentage of the purchase price that is kept by the auction house.

What comics are currently consigned with MyComicShop?

We currently have over 35,000 comics consigned with us, and sold more than 85,000 consigned comics last year.

View recently listed consignment items


Two things have to happen before we pay you: the buyer of your item has to submit an order to us, and we have to receive payment from the buyer for that order. Items sold via auction or best offer may have some additional time before the buyer turns in their order: up to 15 days for an auction item and up to 10 days for a best offer item. Many buyers pay faster than that, but that's the maximum time they're allowed to get their orders in.

Once the order is received, if the buyer is paying by credit card or PayPal, we receive the payment immediately. If the buyer is paying by check or bank transfer, it will take additional time: one to two weeks is typical, but at maximum might be up to 3-4 weeks. As soon as we receive that payment, we're ready to issue payment to the conisngor. We issue payments to consignors once a week--payments are usually issued every Wednesday, and if you choose to be paid by check checks go into the mail Wednesday to Friday. Depending on the type of sale and method of payment used, most consignors should receive their payments within 1-2 weeks of the item selling, with some items taking 3-4 weeks and very few taking longer than that.

You choose your payment method: check, PayPal, or credit to your MyComicShop account. Payment made in account credit is same as cash and can be spent on anything we sell. Payment made by PayPal is classified as a "Goods and Services" payment and subject to their 3% fee, which they deduct from the balance of our payment to you.

A 3% buyer's premium is charged to buyers purchasing consignment items who pay by credit card or PayPal. The Buyer's Premium is not charged to buyers paying with check, bank transfer, or MyComicShop account credit. Most buyers making larger purchases will not pay with credit card or PayPal, so the buyer's premium is not a factor in their purchase. The buyer's premium has no effect on the consignor: you as the seller get paid the same regardless of whether the buyer paid a buyer's premium.

Buy It Now format: initial listing period of 12 to 24 months

Buy It Now listings may be listed for an initial listing period of between 12 and 24 months, depending on value, as shown here:

Buy It Now listings that have not been sold by the end of this period have three options:

  1. Continue listing the Buy It Now item as long as the price is within reasonable market price range (as determined by MyComicShop), and you drop the price at least 5% every 90 days that it remains unsold
  2. Or, put the item in auction
  3. Or, opt in to paying storage fees for the item, which will allow you to continue listing the item at a price higher than we think is reasonable market price range. For raw (unslabbed) comics, the monthly storage charge is 0.25% of the Buy It Now price or $0.20, whichever is greater. For CGC or CBCS slabbed comics, plus comic art and all other non-comic collectables, the monthly storage charge is 0.25% of the Buy It Now price or $1.00, whichever is greater.

Buy It Now Pricing

The consignor chooses their own pricing when listing a Buy It Now item, unless you are selling via collection consignment in which case we will handle all pricing decisions for you. The page you will use to assign your item prices provides information on previous sales to help you determine how to price.

At our discretion, we may specify a maximum allowable price on an item we believe to be priced too high, and we may periodically lower this price if the item does not sell. Our goal is to balance flexibility in consignor pricing against a desire for items to be priced in a realistic range where they are likely to sell within a reasonable amount of time.

If we set a max price that is lower than the consignor's currently assigned price, the item will be temporarily unlisted until the consignor decides what to do. The consignor may assign a new price that is equal to or lower than the maximum allowed price, or can assign the item to auction.

Submitting consignments to CGC or CBCS for grading

Upon request, we can submit any of your comics to CGC or CBCS to be graded and encapsulated. We can also advise you on which comics we would recommend submitting for slabbing. We do very well selling unslabbed comics because buyers trust and respect our grading, so unless your comics are $500-1000+, or are very high grade, you can often avoid the expense and wait times of third party grading.

In some cases, we may require that high value comics ($5K to $10K+) be graded by CGC or CBCS before we list them on our platform. We can handle the submission for you for any comics where that is the case, you don't have to submit them yourself first prior to sending them to us.

Requesting return of your consignments

It is rare that a consignor requests that an item be returned, but there is no minimum time commitment required. Unsold consignments that are not part of auctions already in progress may be returned to you upon request. Your account will be charged return shipping cost plus $2 per item for CGC and CBCS graded comics and $4 per item for raw comics and non-comic items.

Please note that we do not offer return shipping of consigned items to addresses outside the US, with one exception: we will do so only if you send us an email informing us in writing that A) you will not hold us liable for any lost or damaged shipment, and B) that you accept the possibility that your shipment might be delayed at customs or be charged import duties. If those conditions are not acceptable, you may want to create an account with a US-based reshipping service. We will ship your item to that reshipping service, which can then forward it on to you. In that case we are responsible only for getting your return to its destination in the US.

Ready to consign?

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