Raw Sales Data
COVRPRICE’S TAKE ON COMIC VALUES
A comic is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. With this in mind, CovrPrice only displays actual sales data (taken across multiple online marketplaces… not just eBay) to help you better determine the best value for your comics.
CONDITIONS INFO FOR RAW COMICS
We’re working hard to provide you with more information about the raw sales data we capture. When we’re able to determine the condition/grade of a raw comic, we’ll list that grade in blue next to the sale.
Please Note: Since raw condition information comes from the seller’s listing itself, it should be viewed as subjective. However, if a seller states a comic is a 9.8 and a buyer buys it, one might infer that the buyer was in fact willing to pay that amount for that condition.
GRAPH 1 - Total Sales Volume
Our goal for this graph is to show the overall volume trends for the comic in question. Here we show the last 14 days that actually had sales. If a day didn’t have any sales, then that day is skipped. Each day shows the sum total sales amount captured that day. So if we captured the following three sales on an example day: $10 , $15, and $11. Then this graph will show $36 for that day.
GRAPH 2 - DAILY UNITS SOLD
Our goal for this graph is pretty simple, it shows the total number of comics (aka “units”) sold each day. Similar to the “Total Sales Volume Graph”, we only show days that had actual sales.
WHY DO YOU SHOW RAW VALUES?
Ummm… cause we’re awesome. Also, most comic collections are made up of non-graded comics. Don’t get us wrong, grading is a great way to preserve and authenticate the condition of your comic, but it’s also important to know what the other 95% of your raw collection is worth. That’s why we do all the leg work and show both graded and raw values.
WHY ARE SOME SALES MISSING?
“I sold a comic last week, why isn’t it showing up on your site?”
At CovrPrice, we capture tens of thousands of sales DAILY. It’s simply impossible for a human to determine the authenticity of every sale coming our way. (Trust us, we’ve tried) To ensure the quality of our data we error on the side of caution, valuing accuracy over quantity. We only integrate sales for comics that our robots are confident are correct. While we don’t capture 100% of every sale in the market we’re getting closer and closer to that goal.
If you think we missed a sale that you want entered into CovrPrice just contact us at [email protected] with information about the sale and our humans will investigate and add it for you.
HOW CAN I HELP COVRPICE CAPTURE MY SALES?
That’s easy, when listing your comics for sale on 3rd party marketplaces be sure you include the following:
Comic Title, Issue #, Issue Year, and Variant Info (usually the cover artists last name)
For example: Captain Marvel #1 (2015) - Hughes Variant
This will help our robots better identify and sort your sales more accurately.