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July 12, 2018

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #95 July 2018

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 9:40 am

I started selling comics full-time in 2010 and wanted to track my progress against the online back issue markets. Here’s a look at the current comics aftermarket and my progress in achieving my goal of becoming a prominent back issue dealer.

one month change one year change five year change
Listings in eBay’s comics section 4,109,191 +1.37% +10.20% +84.83%
Cyberspace Comics listings 109,772 -0.74% +3.86% +688.08%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.67% -2.15% -5.61% +326.38%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 167,624 +7.15% -1.42% +51.79%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.08% +5.68% -10.54% -17.92%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,142,484 -2.44% +6.92%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 27.80% -3.76% -2.99%


Total number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section

My current eBay feedback (unique): 61,844
My current eBay feedback (total): 134,129
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,537,089 +0.52% +4.32% +0.56%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 101,669 -0.36% +1.56% +79.22%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.61% -0.83% -2.59% +78.23%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 4.01% -45.52% -52.21% -32.94%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 257,157 -0.68% +4.70%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 39.41% +0.32% -3.00%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 165,029 +1.32% +14.58% +78.97%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,472,550 +0.58% -4.58%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,322,725 +0.31% +4.33%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 73 +2.82% -3.95%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section N/A
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store N/A
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon N/A
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 492,936 -0.34% +117.58%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 106,993 -0.76% +2.30%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 21.71% -0.43% -52.98%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 190,493 -3.36% +25.30%

 
 

eBay’s quantity of comic listings continues to climb to new heights!

Atomic Avenue‘s number of available unique issues continues to reach new heights.

Comic Collector Live is treading water – no major gains.

Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace is not reporting accurately still. They show 50,000 listings in the marketplace – I have over 100,000 listings so I know their reported numbers are inaccurate.

HipComic‘s marketplace is showing over 100% gains in listings in the past year.

Bonanza‘s number of listings has leveled out from last month but still shows strong annual gains.






June 13, 2018

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #94 June 2018

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 7:32 am

I started selling comics full-time in 2010 and wanted to track my progress against the online back issue markets. Here’s a look at the current comics aftermarket and my progress in achieving my goal of becoming a prominent back issue dealer.

one month change one year change five year change
Listings in eBay’s comics section 4,053,700 +2.20% +14.43% +74.06%
Cyberspace Comics listings 110,594 -0.54% +5.03% +715.17%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.73% -2.56% -8.14% +368.33%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 156,438 -4.63% -5.10% +36.29%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 3.86% -6.78% -17.01% -21.72%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,171,006 -2.05% +7.60%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 28.89% -4.16% -5.97%


Total number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section

My current eBay feedback (unique): 61,254
My current eBay feedback (total): 132,590
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,529,128 +3.79% +5.45% +0.54%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 102,034 -0.23% +1.51% +79.84%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.67% -3.85% -3.71% +78.87%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 7.36% -9.69% -17.77% +5.14%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 258,912 +0.64% +6.40%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 39.41% -0.86% -4.60%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 162,886 +1.40% +14.46% +77.24%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,464,112 +0.07% -5.50%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,315,526 +0.45% +4.35%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 71 +1.43% -7.79%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section N/A
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store N/A
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon N/A
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 494,619 +1.38% +102.05%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 107,810 -0.61% +3.50%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 21.80% -1.95% -48.77%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 197,114 -7.87% +25.37%

 
 

eBay’s quantity of comic listings continues to climb to new heights – it has surpassed the 4M mark!

Atomic Avenue‘s number of available unique issues corrected from last month’s small dip.

Comic Collector Live is treading water – no major gains.

Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace is not reporting accurately still. They show 50,000 listings in the marketplace – I have over 100,000 listings so I know their reported numbers are inaccurate.

HipComic‘s marketplace is showing over 100% gains in listings in the past year.

Bonanza‘s number of listings show moderate gains at 25% over the past year.






May 9, 2018

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #93 May 2018

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 10:10 am

I started selling comics full-time in 2010 and wanted to track my progress against the online back issue markets. Here’s a look at the current comics aftermarket and my progress in achieving my goal of becoming a prominent back issue dealer.

one month change one year change five year change
Listings in eBay’s comics section 3,966,527 +0.93% +7.48% +71.18%
Cyberspace Comics listings 111,196 +4.49% +5.74% +758.66%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.80% +3.44% -1.64% +401.62%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 164,033 +6.85% -4.30% -32.53%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.14% +5.77% -10.87% -60.58%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,195,537 +1.37% +7.05%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 30.14% +0.44% -0.39%


Total number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section

My current eBay feedback (unique): 60,430
My current eBay feedback (total): 130,529
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,473,272 -5.43% +2.73% -2.15%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 102,274 -0.61% +1.89% +83.99%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.94% +5.02% -0.83% +88.04%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 8.15% +41.00% -15.10% +37.44%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 257,270 -0.23% +6.25%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 39.75% -0.39% -4.09%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 160,637 +0.84% +14.86% +75.78%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,463,072 +0.11% -6.14%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,305,160 +0.36% +4.25%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 70 +0.00% -15.66%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section N/A
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store N/A
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon N/A
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 487,897 -10.37% +91.38%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 108,471 +2.96% +4.22%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 22.23% +14.90% -45.54%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 213,954 +1.00% +46.92%

 
 

eBay’s quantity of comic listings continues to climb to new heights – the 4M mark is getting very close! Our numbers are up this month because we’ve upgraded to eBay’s “enterprise” store plan that was introduced this month. We’re taking that opportunity to list a lot of low grade books that we don’t normally put in our eBay store.

Atomic Avenue‘s number of available unique issues took a small dip this month but I suspect their numbers will cross the 1.5M mark again soon.

Comic Collector Live has suffered a big loss in storefronts – down over 15% in the past year.

Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace is not reporting accurately still. They show 50,000 listings in the marketplace – I have over 100,000 listings so I know their reported numbers are inaccurate.

HipComic‘s marketplace had 10% drop this month but they’re up over 90% in the past year.

Bonanza‘s number of listings has leveled out after last month’s strong gains.






April 11, 2018

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #92 April 2018

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 6:55 am

I started selling comics full-time in 2010 and wanted to track my progress against the online back issue markets. Here’s a look at the current comics aftermarket and my progress in achieving my goal of becoming a prominent back issue dealer.

one month change one year change five year change
Listings in eBay’s comics section 3,930,087 +0.64% +7.09% +75.11%
Cyberspace Comics listings 106,419 -0.56% +0.57% +849.24%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.71% -1.18%% -5.98% +442.07%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 153,522 -12.62% +1.36% +35.76%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 3.91% -13.19% -5.42% -22.49%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,179,345 +6.33% +6.80%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 30.01% +5.66% -0.27%


Total number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section

My current eBay feedback (unique): 59,844
My current eBay feedback (total): 129,206
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,557,934 +1.73% +9.69% +4.14%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 102,906 -0.14% +2.74% +87.16%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.61% -1.85% -6.31% +79.72%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 5.78% -15.99% -39.48% +48.21%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 257,865 +0.43% +7.01%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 39.91% -0.56% -4.00%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 159,298 +0.80% +14.76% +75.09%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,461,392 -0.77% -6.74%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,296,987 +0.35% +4.45%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 70 -1.41% -22.22%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section N/A
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store N/A
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon N/A
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 544,319 +0.11% +143.71%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 105,352 -0.52% +0.51%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 19.35% -0.64% -58.76%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 211,832 +16.39% +30.10%

 
 

eBay’s quantity of comic listings continues to climb to new highs.

Atomic Avenue‘s number of available unique issues continues to climb, remaining above 1,500,000.

Comic Collector Live has suffered a big loss in storefronts – down over 20% in the past year.

Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace is not reporting accurately today. They show 50,000 listings in the marketplace – I have over 100,000 listings so I know their reported numbers are inaccurate.

HipComic‘s marketplace continues to show strong gains – up over 125% in the past year.

Bonanza‘s number of listings continues has shown strong growth in the last month – up over 15%.






March 7, 2018

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #91 March 2018

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 8:26 pm

I started selling comics full-time in 2010 and wanted to track my progress against the online back issue markets. Here’s a look at the current comics aftermarket and my progress in achieving my goal of becoming a prominent back issue dealer.

one month change one year change five year change
Listings in eBay’s comics section 3,905,004 +1.34% +8.37% +66.45%
Cyberspace Comics listings 107,019 +0.82% +2.44% +804.64%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.74% -0.34%% -5.50% +443.49%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 175,697 +12.24% +25.64% -17.20%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.50% +10.82% +15.96% -50.28%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,109,111 +5.51% +6.89%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 28.40% +4.11% -1.38%


Total number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section

My current eBay feedback (unique): 59,063
My current eBay feedback (total): 127,185
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,531,390 +1.88% +6.17% +0.08%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 103,046 -0.03% +4.23% +90.36%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.73% -1.91% -1.77% +90.21%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 6.88% +4.40% -27.73% -15.17%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 256,756 +0.53% +7.32%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 40.13% -0.56% -2.87%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 158,029 +1.03% +15.05% +74.55%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,472,792 -0.13% -7.19%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,288,894 +0.31% +4.85%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 71 -5.33% -21.98%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section N/A
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store N/A
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon N/A
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 543,745 +12.64% +168.24%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 105,905 +0.82% +2.46%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 19.48% -10.49% -61.80%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 182,006 +5.69% +15.46%

 
 

eBay’s quantity of comic listings continues to climb to new highs.

Atomic Avenue‘s number of available unique issues continues to climb, remaining above 1,500,000.

Comic Collector Live has suffered a big loss in storefronts – down over 20% in the past year.

Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace is not reporting accurately today. They show 50,000 listings in the marketplace – I have over 100,000 listings so I know their reported numbers are inaccurate.

HipComic‘s marketplace continues to show strong gains – up over 150% in the past year.

Bonanza‘s number of listings continues its moderate growth – up over 15% in the past year.






February 7, 2018

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #90 February 2018

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 11:26 am

I started selling comics full-time in 2010 and wanted to track my progress against the online back issue markets. Here’s a look at the current comics aftermarket and my progress in achieving my goal of becoming a prominent back issue dealer.

one month change one year change five year change
Listings in eBay’s comics section 3,853,253 +1.16% +10.89% +77.81%
Cyberspace Comics listings 106,145 +0.06% +3.45% +830.77%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.75% -0.91%% -6.62% +423.47%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 156,533 +5.31% +18.45% +41.90%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.06% +4.16% +6.90% -20.19%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,051,207 +4.07% +4.18%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 27.28% +2.87% -6.06%


Total number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section

My current eBay feedback (unique): 58,463
My current eBay feedback (total): 125,593
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,503,072 +1.69% +4.52% +1.12%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 103,077 +0.87% +5.36% +90.75%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.86% -0.76% +0.85% +88.63%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 6.59% -26.45% -37.71% +32.06%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 255,389 +0.47% +7.46%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 40.36% +0.40% -1.94%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 156,416 +1.21% +14.45% +73.69%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,474,665 -1.43% -6.73%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,281,784 +0.37% +5.17%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 75 +1.35% -17.58%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section N/A
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store N/A
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon N/A
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 482,712 +22.54% +133.74%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 105,041 +0.06% +3.43%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 21.76% -18.35% -55.75%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 172,199 -1.51% +18.85%

 
 

eBay’s quantity of comic listings continues to remain near its highest point.

Atomic Avenue‘s number of available unique issues continues to climb – now surpassing 1.5M listings (the first time it’s been this high in three years).

Comic Collector Live has increased their storefronts by just 1% this month – total number of available issues has dropped by more than 6% from last year.

Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace is not reporting accurately today. They show 50,000 listings in the marketplace – I have over 100,000 listings so I know their reported numbers are inaccurate.

HipComic‘s marketplace has shown enormous gains in the past year – up over 125% now that Newkadia has joined

Bonanza‘s number of listings have shown strong gains in the past year – up over 15%.






January 10, 2018

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #89 January 2018

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 9:52 am

I started selling comics full-time in 2010 and wanted to track my progress against the online back issue markets. Here’s a look at the current comics aftermarket and my progress in achieving my goal of becoming a prominent back issue dealer.

one month change one year change five year change
Listings in eBay’s comics section 3,808,954 -1.84% +6.16% +88.39%
Cyberspace Comics listings 106,077 +0.15% +3.37% +895.09%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.78% +2.39%% -2.62% +428.22%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 148,642 -23.15%% +0.84% +67.06%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 3.90% -21.64% -5.05% -11.31%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,010,125 +1.83% +2.23%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 26.52% +3.75% -3.70%


Total number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section

My current eBay feedback (unique): 57,949
My current eBay feedback (total): 124,179
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,478,161 +1.17% +7.12% +0.88%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 102,192 -0.32% +5.20% +92.24%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.91% -1.52% -1.80% +90.57%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 8.96% +23.08% -16.03% +35.96%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 254,192 +0.60% +7.80%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 40.20% -0.91% -2.42%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 154,544 +1.54% +13.68% +72.80%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,496,038 +0.13% -7.52%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,273,282 +0.37% +5.30%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 74 +4.23% -21.28%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section 209,921 -6.94% +6.22%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store 104,814 -0.48% +6.45%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon 49.93% +6.94% +0.22%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 393,913 +66.06% +91.88%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 104,983 +0.15% +3.43%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 26.65% -39.69% -46.09%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 174,836 +3.63% +25.48%

 
 

As one should expect, eBay’s quantity of comic listings available takes a slight dive now that the Christmas season has passed.

Atomic Avenue‘s number of available unique issues continues to climb – up over 7.5% in the past year.

Comic Collector Live has increased their storefronts by nearly 5% – this is a step in the right direction to establishing their status as a vibrant marketplace.

It looks like Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace has shown modest gains in the past year – growing by over 6%.

HipComic‘s marketplace has shown enormous gains in the past month – up over 65%, now that Newkadia has signed on with them.

Bonanza‘s number of listings have shown strong gains in the past year – up over 25%.

* this number is probably inaccurate due to Amazon not reporting complete numbers in past months/years






December 6, 2017

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #88 December 2017

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 7:14 am

I started selling comics full-time in 2010 and wanted to track my progress against the online back issue markets. Here’s a look at the current comics aftermarket and my progress in achieving my goal of becoming a prominent back issue dealer.

one month change one year change five year change
Listings in eBay’s comics section 3,880,211 +0.24% +7.64% +85.85%
Cyberspace Comics listings 105,918 +0.75% +3.86% +980.35%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.72% 0% -3.54% +481.31%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 193,412 +24.61% +10.77% +76.29%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.98% +24.30% +2.99% -5.06%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 991,973 +8.86% +0.27%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 25.56% +8.60% -6.87%


Total number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section

My current eBay feedback (unique): 57,345
My current eBay feedback (total): 122,299
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,461,011 -1.41% +8.46% +1.67%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 102,521 +0.16% +4.32% +93.81%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.02% +1.55% -3.87% +90.62%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 7.28% -15.45% -50.84% +21.54%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 252,682 +0.43% +7.70%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 40.57% -0.26% -3.14%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 152,194 +0.77% +12.78% +70.89%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,494,071 -2.32% -7.39%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,265,010 +0.24% +5.32%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 71 -4.05% -21.11%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section 225,575 +108.18%* +13.83%*
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store 105,317 -2.80% +7.30%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon 46.69% -50.45%* -5.74%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 237,213 +3.13% +23.27%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 104,821 +0.78% +3.88%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 44.19% -2.28% -15.74%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 168,713 +1.99% +17.13%

 
 

eBay’s quantity of comic listings available continues to climb to new heights.

Atomic Avenue‘s marketplace continues its most recent downturn, just shy of 1.5 million available comics.

Despite continuing to grow their registered users by more than 10% per year, Comic Collector Live continues to show troubling signs as their total available items drops along with their number of sellers.

It looks like Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace is reporting accurate figures again. Indications show more than a 10% increase in their marketplace over the past year.

HipComic has shown high gains in the past month but when looked at over the past year, they show low growth at less than 4%.

Bonanza‘s number of listings have shown strong gains in the past year.

* this number is probably inaccurate due to Amazon not reporting complete numbers in past months/years






November 8, 2017

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #87 November 2017

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 9:39 am

I started selling comics full-time in 2010 and wanted to track my progress against the online back issue markets. Here’s a look at the current comics aftermarket and my progress in achieving my goal of becoming a prominent back issue dealer.

one month change one year change five year change
Listings in eBay’s comics section 3,871,048 +1.63% +8.84% +93.4%
Cyberspace Comics listings 105,127 +0.90% +3.79% +999.42%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.72% -3.70% -4.71% +468.46%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 155,210 +9.30% +18.66% -13.31%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.01% +7.49% +8.95% -55.20%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 911,279 +29.91% -8.39%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 23.54% +27.80% -15.84%


Total number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section

My current eBay feedback (unique): 56,843
My current eBay feedback (total): 120,728
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,481,941 -0.88% +12.17% +2.43%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 102,353 +0.39% +6.30% +95.27%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.91% +1.27% -5.26% +90.63%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 8.61% +54.86% -12.05% +82.03%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 251,608 +0.51% +8.05%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 40.68% -0.12% -1.62%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 151,036 +0.59% +13.13% +70.22%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,529,634 -0.54% -7.59%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,259,679 +0.41% +5.88%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 74 +4.23% -21.28%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section 108,355* +1.78% -44.01%*
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store 102,087 +1.17% +5.67%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon 94.22%* -0.61% +88.73%*
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 230,016 -1.14% +14.35%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 104,008 -55.30% -48.29%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 45.22% +2.03% -9.22%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 165,426 -1.66% +0.13%

 
 

eBay’s quantity of comic listings available continues to climb to new heights.

My Atomic Avenue orders show a strong gain in the past month because the month before that had a planned one week vacation. Last month was a full month of sales.

Comic Collector Live increased the number of stores increased by 4%. They’re still down over 20% from the past year but this is a positive sign for that marketplace.

*I strongly suspect that Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace is reporting numbers inaccurately because they show that there are 108,000 listings in their marketplace but I have 102,000 and another large seller has 15,000 available.

HipComic continues its plateau this month but shows strong gains over the past year.

Bonanza‘s number of listings have hit a plateau.






October 11, 2017

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #86 October 2017

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 6:34 am

I started selling comics full-time in 2010 and wanted to track my progress against the online back issue markets. Here’s a look at the current comics aftermarket and my progress in achieving my goal of becoming a prominent back issue dealer.

one month change one year change five year change
Listings in eBay’s comics section 3,809,079 +0.96% +10.42% +105.26%
Cyberspace Comics listings 104,190 -1.90% +7.18% +905.69%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.82% -3.00% -3.00% +389.97%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 142,002 +5.24% -0.88% +19.99%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 3.73% +4.13% -10.17% -41.57%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 701,496 +21.69% -30.57%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 18.42% +20.53% -37.12%


Total number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section

My current eBay feedback (unique): 56,350
My current eBay feedback (total): 119,485
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,495,088 -0.15% +17.55% +2.58%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 101,955 +0.28% +8.88% +99.17%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.82% +0.43% -7.35% +94.28%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 5.56% -45.11% -19.30% +15.11%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 250,337 +0.64% +8.19%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 40.73% -0.35% +0.64%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 150,149 +1.32% +13.55% +70.15%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,537,953 -0.70% -7.15%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,250,507 +0.30% +5.89%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 71 -2.74% -24.47%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Amazon’s Entertainment Collectibles – Comic Book section 106,457* n/a -43.92%*
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics Amazon store 100,910 n/a +9.50%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Amazon 94.79%* n/a +95.24%*
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 232,676 +0.60% +24.73%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 103,112 -1.88% +7.31%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 44.32% -2.47% -13.97%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 168,215 +4.77% +7.46%

 
 

eBay’s quantity of comic listings available continues to climb to new heights.

My Atomic Avenue orders took a drop last month due to a one week planned hiatus on the site.

Comic Collector Live continues to display some troubling signs. In the past year, their number of storefronts has decreased by nearly 25% which has led to a decrease in total listings of more than 7% in the past year. They’ll need to increase the number of storefonts if they want to see growth return.

*Amazon‘s collectibles marketplace is reporting numbers again but I strongly suspect that they are inaccurate because they show that there are 106,000 listings in their marketplace but I have 100,000 and the next largest seller has 19,000 available.

HipComic continues its plateau this month but shows strong gains over the past year.

Bonanza‘s number of listings has shown modest gains in the past year – up over 7%.






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