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April 8, 2020

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #116 April 2020

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , — cyberspace steve @ 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 4,776,224 -9.56% +10.99% +69.92%
Cyberspace Comics listings 136,570 +0.08% +16.30% +78.93%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.86% +10.83% +4.74% +5.12%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 256,068 +21.76% +23.08% +54.44%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 5.36% +34.71% +10.77% -9.13%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,175,321 +4.80% +0.66%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 24.61% +15.86% -9.30%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 74,595
My current eBay feedback (total): 167,642
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,658,004 +0.88% +6.04% +39.83%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 122,360 -0.29% +11.77% +64.16%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.38% -1.21% +5.43% +17.33%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 8.54% +10.62% +23.95% +45.73%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 233,435 +0.48% +4.38%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 52.42% -0.76% +7.08%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 205,890 +0.99% +21.04% +108.13%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,460,447 +2.55% -1.56%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,488,928 +0.34% +3.76%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 56 -3.45% -16.42%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 497,506 +4.14% +6.15%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 134,423 +0.01% +17.15%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 27.02% -3.98% +10.37%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 305,022 +8.50% +74.03%
Number of listings in the Cyberspace Comics Bonanza storefront section 90,232 -2.90%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Bonanza 29.58% -10.49%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings has plummeted by nearly 10% from last month due to the largest comic seller (MCS) on eBay exiting the marketplace. They have stopped shipping orders currently, due to mandates in their state regarding their efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19. On a similar note, the 4th largest comic seller (NK) has notified me that they’re also not shipping orders BUT, they have left all their listings up on eBay. My own state has mandated that the number of on-site employees has to be reduced to just me. It has been an enormous undertaking to continue processing all of these orders by myself and I’ve had to increase my processing time for many of my ebay listings to two-day handling (where it was previously “same day” handling). I’m very grateful to all of my customers who have been understanding about that.

Atomic Avenue: This marketplace’s number of listings grew by nearly 5% in the past year.

Comic Collector Live: CCL’s number of stores has dropped to 56. This is down from 101 stores in May 2016.

HipComic‘s number of listings grew by more than 4% in just one month. If they can keep up that momentum, they’ll be an enormous marketplace.

Bonanza‘s number of listings have increased greatly since we started listing on there this year. Up over 74% in one year!






March 11, 2020

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #115 March 2020

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , — cyberspace steve @ 7:11 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 5,280,842 +0.74% +23.56% +87.56%
Cyberspace Comics listings 136,464 +5.72% +18.57% +72.64%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.58% +5.05% -3.94% -8.04%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 210,297 -13.08% +0.41% +24.65%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 3.98% -13.80% -18.73% -33.52%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,121,542 +2.98% -5.14%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 21.24% +2.20% -23.22%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 73,888
My current eBay feedback (total): 165,910
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,643,620 +4.65% +4.60% +7.03%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 122,718 +5.92% +14.04% +65.87%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.47% +1.17% +9.00% +54.90%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 7.72% -15.07% +18.59% +66.74%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 232,311 +0.63% +4.18%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 52.82% +5.25% +9.46%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 203,867 +1.30% +20.45% +106.70%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,424,119 +0.30% -4.12%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,480,480 +0.21% +3.81%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 58 -1.69% -13.43%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 477,707 -0.87% +4.17%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 134,406 +4.24% +19.34%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 28.14% +5.14% +14.56%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 281,134 -5.54% +61.24%
Number of listings in the Cyberspace Comics Bonanza storefront section 92,925 -2.47%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Bonanza 33.05% +3.26%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings continues to hit all-new highs.

Atomic Avenue: This marketplace’s number of listings grew by nearly 5% in the past month.

Comic Collector Live: This marketplace stands in sharp contrast to eBay. CCL’s number of stores has dropped to 58. This is down from 101 stores in May 2016.

HipComic‘s number of listings have nearly plateaued.

Bonanza‘s number of listings have increased greatly since we started listing on there this year. Up over 60% in one year!






February 12, 2020

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #114 February 2020

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , — cyberspace steve @ 7:47 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 5,241,998 +2.95% +22.25% +94.34%
Cyberspace Comics listings 129,078 -4.70% +15.40% +71.03%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.46% -7.43% -5.66% -1.06%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 241,933 +2.76% +21.28% +37.48%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.62% -0.10% -0.75% -29.21%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,089,039 +2.70% -6.31%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 20.78% -0.26% -23.37%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 73,317
My current eBay feedback (total): 164,448
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,570,588 +0.20% +1.40% +1.78%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 115,860 -4.95% +8.97% +56.52%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.38% -5.18% +7.53% +53.68%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 9.09% -21.97% +44.29% +38.78%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 230,862 -0.14% +3.75%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 50.19% -4.81% +5.04%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 201,256 +2.61% +19.40% +104.59%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,419,802 +0.37% -4.24%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,475,247 +0.31% +3.97%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 59 -1.67% -9.23%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 481,886 +0.32% +4.51%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 128,936 -2.98% +15.44%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 26.76% -3.30% +10.47%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 297,626 -0.48% +67.91%
Number of listings in the Cyberspace Comics Bonanza storefront section 95,283 -3.22%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Bonanza 32.01% -2.75%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings continues to hit all-new highs.

Atomic Avenue: This marketplace stands in sharp contrast to eBay. While eBay’s listings have grown by over 94% in the past five years, Atomic Avenue’s has achieved only 1.78% growth.

Comic Collector Live: This is another sharp contrast to eBay. CCL’s number of stores has dropped to 59. This is down from 101 stores in May 2016.

HipComic‘s number of listings have nearly plateaud.

Bonanza‘s number of listings have increased greatly since we started listing on there this year. Up over 65% in one year!






January 8, 2020

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #113 January 2020

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , , — cyberspace steve @ 8:53 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 5,091,695 +1.65% +19.38% +85.66%
Cyberspace Comics listings 135,450 +0.65% +19.74% +79.52%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.66% -1.11% +0.39% -3.26%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 235,426 -9.41% +20.35% +39.47%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.62% -10.91% +0.73% -24.82%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,060,383 -1.87% -5.57%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 20.83% -3.45% -20.90%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 72,581
My current eBay feedback (total): 162,463
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,567,500 +0.02% -0.28% +6.62%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 121,890 +0.18% +16.75% +67.84%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.78% +0.21% +17.11% +57.41%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 11.65% +6.01% +47.47% +101.21%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 231,182 +0.35% +3.88%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 52.72% -0.18% +12.40%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 196,143 +1.34% +16.97% +99.89%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,414,526 +0.05% -4.43%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,467,543 +0.20% +3.99%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 60 +3.45% -9.09%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 480,334 -1.51% +2.34%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 132,894 +0.66% +20.47%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 27.67% +2.21% +17.73%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 299,074 -0.63% +72.04%
Number of listings in the Cyberspace Comics Bonanza storefront section 98,449 -4.91%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Bonanza 32.92% -4.31%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings continues to hit all-new highs.

Atomic Avenue: This marketplace stands in sharp contrast to eBay. While eBay’s listings have grown by over 85% in the past five years, Atomic Avenue’s has achieved only 6.62% growth.

Comic Collector Live: This is another sharp contrast to eBay. CCL’s number of stores has dropped to 60. This is down from 101 stores in May 2016.

HipComic‘s number of listings have plateaud.

Bonanza‘s number of listings have increased greatly since we started listing on there this year. Up over 70% in one year!






December 11, 2019

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #112 December 2019

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , — cyberspace steve @ 10:17 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 5,009,159 +0.86% +18.32% +73.16%
Cyberspace Comics listings 134,575 +0.77% +18.11% +77.34%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.69% -0.13% -0.13% +2.54%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 259,881 +2.50% +31.88% +4.40%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 5.19% +1.53% +11.57% -39.67%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,080,622 -1.61% -2.69%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 21.57% -2.47% -17.75%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 72,042
My current eBay feedback (total): 161,175
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,567,149 -0.43% +0.41% +6.66%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 121,675 +0.41% +14.40% +68.55%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.76% +0.83% +14.01% +58.13%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 10.99% +18.05% +87.54% +96.25%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 230,372 -0.04% +3.25%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 52.82% +0.37% +10.80%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 193,552 +1.57% +15.74% +97.83%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,413,765 +0.18% -4.43%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,462,535 +0.23% +4.15%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 58 -1.69% -9.38%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 487,709 +1.49% +2.43%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 132,022 +0.75% +18.74%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 27.07% -0.73% +15.93%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 300,955 +2.84% +69.37%
Number of listings in the Cyberspace Comics Bonanza storefront section 103,533 -2.84%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Bonanza 34.40% -5.52%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings continues to hit all-new highs. This month, they’ve exceeded 5 million!

Atomic Avenue: This marketplace stands in sharp contrast to eBay. While eBay’s listings have grown by over 70% in the past five years, Atomic Avenue’s has achieved only 6.66% growth.

Comic Collector Live: This is another sharp contrast to eBay. CCL’s number of stores has dropped to 58. This is down from 101 stores in May 2016.

HipComic‘s number of listings have plateaud.

Bonanza‘s number of listings have increased greatly since we started listing on there this year. Up nearly 70%!






November 13, 2019

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #111 November 2019

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , — cyberspace steve @ 10:00 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 4,966,316 +0.14% +18.14% +75.63%
Cyberspace Comics listings 133,549 +1.30% +17.29% +68.56%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.69% +1.09% -0.77% -3.96%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 253,538 +11.39% +43.45% +31.35%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 5.11% +11.22% +21.55% -25.25%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,098,342 -4.53% +0.83%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 22.12% -4.67% -14.64%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 71,492
My current eBay feedback (total): 159,545
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,573,924 -1.09% +1.27% +15.88%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 121,174 +1.59% +15.58% +68.55%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.70% +2.65% +14.06% +45.54%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 9.31% +33.19% +77.00% +112.07%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 230,279 -0.05% +9.08%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 52.62% +1.64% +5.96%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 190,560 +2.26% +14.22% +95.22%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,411,268 -3.00% -4.42%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,456,922 +0.23% +4.32%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 59 -6.35% -9.23%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 480,533 -0.04% +1.14%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 131,039 +1.14% +17.91%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 27.27% +1.19% +16.59%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 292,642 +25.99% +71.29%
Number of listings in the Cyberspace Comics Bonanza storefront section 106,559 +172.19%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Bonanza 36.41% 115.97%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings continues to hit all-new highs. Those following in recent months will find it interesting to note that MHC shed about 100,000 listings from last month.

Atomic Avenue: This marketplace stands in sharp contrast to eBay. While eBay’s listings have grown by over 75% in the past five years, Atomic Avenue’s has achieved only 16% growth.

Comic Collector Live: This is another sharp contract to eBay. CCL’s number of stores has dropped to 59. This is down from 101 stores in May 2016.

HipComic‘s number of listings have plateaud.

Bonanza‘s number of listings have increased greatly since we started listing on there this year.






October 9, 2019

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #110 October 2019

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , , , , , , — cyberspace steve @ 6:19 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 4,959,244 +2.33% +21.64% +77.89%
Cyberspace Comics listings 131,830 +3.23% +14.75% +78.02%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.66% +0.69% -4.03% +0.07%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 227,610 +0.25% +33.11% -27.21%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.59% -1.93% +9.28% -59.09%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,150,466 +0.70% +4.31%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 23.20% -1.58% -14.24%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 70,796
My current eBay feedback (total): 157,729
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,591,193 +11.19% +2.78% +13.31%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 119,283 +2.26% +14.51% +64.80%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.50% -8.02% +11.55% +45.44%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 6.99% -0.29% +47.78% +42.36%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 230,397 +1.52% +5.01%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 51.77% +0.73% +9.04%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 186,350 +1.65% +11.79% +91.38%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,454,944 -0.26% -1.63%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,451,181 +0.43% +4.50%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 63 0.00% -12.50%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 480,713 +2.78% +1.36%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 129,568 +3.42% +17.65%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 26.95% +0.61% +16.08%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 232,267 +24.47% +25.22%
Number of listings in the Cyberspace Comics Bonanza storefront section 39,149
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 16.86%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings continues to hit all-new highs. Much of this increase is due to MHC trying to crowd the market. They’ve made multiple listings for the same book in the same grade at different prices. Unfortunately for them, this spike in sales has resulted in a lot of negative feedback. It also generates a lot more listing fees. They currently have the highest number of listings in eBay’s comics section. I wonder how long they’ll continue this practice.

Atomic Avenue: This marketplace stands in sharp contrast to eBay. While eBay’s listings have grown by over 75% in the past five years, Atomic Avenue’s has achieved only 13% growth.

Comic Collector Live: This is another sharp contract to eBay. CCL’s number of stores has dropped to 63. This is down from 101 stores in May 2016.

HipComic‘s number of listings have plateaud.

Bonanza‘s number of listings have increased greatly since we started listing on there this past month.






September 11, 2019

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #109 September 2019

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 4,846,136 +1.09% +15.14% +67.60%
Cyberspace Comics listings 127,706 +1.01% +14.44% +66.78%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.64% -0.18% -0.55% -2.28%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 227,032 -1.25% +25.54% -45.48%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.68% -2.40% +8.95% -67.47%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,142,458 +1.58% +2.17%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 23.57% -11.27% +63.71%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 70,208
My current eBay feedback (total): 156,137
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,431,084 -8.39% -6.84% -9.40%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 116,646 -0.03% +13.07% +58.48%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 8.15% +9.11% +21.29% +74.91%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 7.01% -3.44% +27.45% +38.81%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 226,942 -0.66% +3.76%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 51.40% +0.64% +8.97%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 183,322 +2.06% +10.04% +88.89%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,458,691 -0.97% -1.39%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,440,590 +0.18% +4.36%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 63 -4.55% -16.00%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 467,707 +4.95% -3.60%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 125,289 +1.25% +15.65%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 26.79% -3.54% +19.96%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 186,612 +7.75% -7.55%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings continues to hit all-new highs. Much of this increase is due to MHC trying to crowd the market. They’ve made multiple listings for the same book in the same grade at different prices. Unfortunately for them, this spike in sales has resulted in a lot of negative feedback. It also generates a lot more listing fees. I wonder how long they’ll continue this practice.

Atomic Avenue: This marketplace stands in sharp contrast to eBay. While eBay’s listings have grown by 67% in the past five years, Atomic Avenue’s has shrunk by more than 9%.

Comic Collector Live: This is another sharp contract to eBay. CCL’s number of stores has dropped to 63. This is down from 101 stores in May 2016.

HipComic‘s number of listings have plateaud.

Bonanza‘s number of listings have plateaud, as well.






August 14, 2019

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #108 August 2019

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , — cyberspace steve @ 10:00 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 4,794,011 +9.75% +15.28% +80.10%
Cyberspace Comics listings 126,423 +2.09% +14.13% +60.02%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.64% -7.04% -0.75% -11.05%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 229,912 +8.25% +30.51% -24.55%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.80% -1.32% +13.11% -58.12%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,124,640 -0.13% -0.43%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 23.46% -9.00% -13.63%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 69,608
My current eBay feedback (total): 154,584
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,562,142 -0.96% +1.78% -0.71%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 116,680 +1.35% +14.14% +61.71%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.47% +2.32% +12.15% +62.86%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 7.26% +27.82% +17.10% +45.49%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 228,459 +0.53% -11.50%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 51.07% +0.81% +28.97%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 179,625 +1.31% +7.94% +85.64%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,472,968 -0.03% -0.10%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,436,235 +0.38% +4.58%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 66 +4.76% -5.71%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 445,649 -2.42% -8.99%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 123,738 +2.14% +14.26%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 27.77% +4.67% +25.26%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 173,186 -1.57% -14.27%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings bounced back to all new highs after last month’s drop. Most of this increase is due to MHC adding 290,000 listings to eBay’s marketplace.

Atomic Avenue: The number of listings have plateaued.

Comic Collector Live gained nearly 5% in their number of storefronts from last month.

HipComic‘s number of listings continues a slow decline.

Bonanza‘s number of listings continues a slow decline.






July 10, 2019

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #107 July 2019

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — cyberspace steve @ 10:00 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 4,367,945 -3.18% +6.30% +53.45%
Cyberspace Comics listings 123,833 +1.81% +12.81% +52.80%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.84% +5.00% +6.18% -0.42%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 212,384 +1.42% +26.70% +46.40%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.86% +4.79% +19.17% -65.07%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,126,091 +15.34% -1.43%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 25.78% +19.13% -7.26%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 68,933
My current eBay feedback (total): 152,882
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,577,362 +0.50% +2.62% -8.58%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 115,131 +1.47% +13.24% +59.24%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.30% +0.95% +10.42% +74.19%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 5.68% -5.65% +41.65% +11.59%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 227,244 +0.78% -11.63%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 50.66% +0.68% +28.56%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 177,308 +1.45% +7.44% +83.92%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,473,447 -0.44% +0.06%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,426,955 +0.43% +4.49%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 63 +0.00% -13.70%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 456,715 -3.10% -7.35%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 121,149 +1.86% +13.23%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 26.53% +5.14% +22.18%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 175,953 -4.28% -7.63%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings hit a snag this month. Down 3% from last month.

Atomic Avenue: The number of listings have plateaued.

Comic Collector Live lost a significant amount of storefronts. Down over 10% in the past year.

HipComic‘s number of listings continues a slow decline.

Bonanza‘s number of listings continues a slow decline.






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