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November 9, 2022

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #146 November 2022

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 Comic Books, Manga & Memorabilia section 3,010,120 -36.06% -50.49% -22.24%
Cyberspace Comics listings 151,451 +1.18% +9.92% +44.06%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 5.03% +58.22% +121.65% +84.98%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 298,181 +4.09% +20.08% +92.11%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 9.91% +62.66% +142.79% +147.03%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,592,869 +13.74% +10.07% +74.79%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 52.92% +77.87% +122.34% +124.80%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 98,471
My current eBay feedback (total): 226,920
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,749,472 -39.54% +5.50% +18.05%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 132,163 +1.43% +8.85% +29.12%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.55% +67.88% +3.2% +9.338%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 254,816 +0.88% +8.58% +1.28%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 51.87% +0.55% +0.24% +27.50%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 240,707 +0.16% +1.95% +59.37%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,289,105 +0.33% -6.29% -15.72%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,812,563 +0.23% +3.74% +24.47%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 49 +0.00% +4.26% -33.78%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 1,242,924 +0.08% +19.20% +440.36%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store 117,694 -4.95% -4.18% +13.16%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 9.47% -5.02% -19.62% -79.06%

 
 

eBay‘s reported number of listings has dropped sharply. I suspect that they’re not reporting suppressed listings in that number – so, the data they’re reporting is inaccurate. There are way more listings on that marketplace than they’re acknowledging. This is throwing off many of the numbers I report, as well as the 1-month, 1-year and 5-year changes.

Atomic Avenue: The number of listings on this marketplace dropped sharply. I suspect they were inaccurately reporting their numbers in previous months and are now back to accurate figures.

Comic Collector Live: The number of stores has dropped by over 30% in the past five years while seeing an increase in their members by nearly 60% in the same time.

HipComic continues to struggle with their eBay sync. It’s currently causing a disparity between the number of listings in my eBay store and the number of listings in my HipComic store by over 30,000 listings (last week was off by 20,000). Sadly, there appears to be no solution in sight so I suspect this disparity will be prolonged. This used to be a marketplace that I would highly recommend but, until they work these problems out, I can no longer point fellow sellers in their directions because these sync problems could end up causing disruptions to a seller’s eBay store, as well.






October 12, 2022

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #145 October 2022

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 Comic Books, Manga & Memorabilia section 4,707,495 +0.66% -21.42% +23.59%
Cyberspace Comics listings 149,690 +0.79% +11.11% +43.67%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 3.18% -0.01% +41.33% +12.76%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 286,457 -3.77% +18.02% +101.73%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 6.09% -4.47% +50.25% +63.14%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,400,440 +6.11% -5.03% +99.64%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 29.75% +5.42% +20.83% +61.50%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 97,836
My current eBay feedback (total): 232,512
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 2,893,739 +5.10% +69.34% +93.55%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 130,301 +0.72% +8.92% +27.80%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 4.50% -4.19% -35.67% -33.98%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 252,596 -1.72% +3.58% +0.90%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 51.58% +2.49% +5.15% +26.65%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 240,321 +0.21% +1.92% +60.06%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,284,867 -1.39% -6.49% -16.46%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,806,237 +0.25% +3.81% +24.69%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 49 +2.08% +2.08% -30.99%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 1,241,879 +0.89% +34.44% +433.74%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store 123,818 -10.69% -2.67% +20.08%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 9.97% -11.45% -27.59% -77.50%

 
 

eBay‘s reported number of listings is now removing suppressed listings and I’m now unable to find a way to add those back in to their total so from now on we’re going to go with their reported number. I know they are suppressing listings from this number because a prominent comic dealer (NK) had their reported figure drop substantially. They are known for listing multiple copies of the same book in a lot of different grades. A search in their store for Action 687 returns four results but, there is a small notation in their eBay store that they actually have 48 results for that search. I do not see a way to display all 48 results, though. Naturally, with a different method of calculating their number of listings now being used, our numbers are going to show some major swings over previous dates. Eventually, this will normalize.

Atomic Avenue: The number of listings on this marketplace increased by 70% in the past month. That’s an incredible increase – almost impossibly so. To make things even more odd, the number of unique available issues only increased by 3.58% in the past year. It’ll be interesting, over the next few months, to see how these numbers continue.

Comic Collector Live: The number of stores has dropped by over 30% in the past five years while seeing an increase in their members by over 60% in the same time.

HipComic continues to struggle with their eBay sync. It’s currently causing a disparity between the number of listings in my eBay store and the number of listings in my HipComic store by over 20,000 listings! Sadly, there appears to be no solution in sight so I suspect this disparity will be prolonged. This used to be a marketplace that I would highly recommend but, until they work these problems out, I can no longer point fellow sellers in their directions because these sync problems could end up causing disruptions to your eBay store, as well.






August 10, 2022

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #143 August 2022

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , , — cyberspace steve @ 7:36 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 Comic Books, Manga & Memorabilia section 4,396,542 -0.73% -24.79% +18.56%
Cyberspace Comics listings 147,082 +0.53% +12.97% +39.41%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 3.35% +1.38% +50.02% +17.38%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 286,685 +16.43% +20.99% +89.37%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 6.52% +17.28% +61.05% +59.82%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,263,018 -1.59% -15.82% +73.11%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 28.73% -0.87% +11.91% +46.05%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 96,154
My current eBay feedback (total): 220,661
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,832,154 +0.31% +8.02% +23.65%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 128,344 +0.67% +9.43% +26.81%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.01% +0.36% +1.23% +2.56%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 255,578 +0.51% +5.96% +3.38%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 50.22% +0.15% +3.26% +22.66%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 239,478 +0.13% +2.76% +64.06%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,354,487 +0.43% -0.89% -12.43%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,792,302 +0.25% +4.04% +24.93%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 47 +0.0% -6.00% -34.72%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 1,147,621 -12.06% +125.17% +406.94%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store 136,841 +6.38% +4.51% +31.12%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 11.92% +20.93% -53.59% -74.13%

 
 

eBay‘s reported number of listings is now removing suppressed listings and I’m now unable to find a way to add those back in to their total so from now on we’re going to go with their reported number. I know they are suppressing listings from this number because a prominent comic dealer (NK) had their reported figure drop substantially. They are known for listing multiple copies of the same book in a lot of different grades. A search in their store for Action 687 returns four results but, there is a small notation in their eBay store that they actually have 48 results for that search. I do not see a way to display all 48 results, though. Naturally, with a different method of calculating their number of listings now being used, our numbers are going to show some major swings over previous dates. Eventually, this will normalize. For example, their number of listings dropped this month but by less than 1%.

Atomic Avenue: The number of unique available issues on this platform has surpassed a quarter million. That’s an incredible selection of books! And, we are currently stocking over 50% of those unique books. After they changed their seller metrics eight years ago (in 2014), their number of listings plummeted. Finally, last month, they’ve surpassed their 2014 number of listings and they’ve continued to sustain minimal increases since.

Comic Collector Live: The number of stores has dropped by over 33.33% in the past five years.

HipComic‘s number of listings dropped by over 10% from last month. I’ve noticed my own sales are off there by nearly 50%. It appears that rough waters lay ahead for Hip in the near future.






July 13, 2022

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #142 July 2022

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , , — cyberspace steve @ 9:16 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 Comic Books, Manga & Memorabilia section 4,428,994 -34.87% -21.80% +18.78%
Cyberspace Comics listings 146,309 +0.46% +19.61% +38.43%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 3.30% +54.37% +52.94% +16.73%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 246,221 -16.31% +6.90% +44.81%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 5.56% +28.39% +36.59% +21.91%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,283,369 -3.12% +15.26% +20.10%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 28.98% +48.75% +47.39% +1.10%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 95,426
My current eBay feedback (total): 224,863
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,826,572 +6.56% +11.20% +23.96%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 127,487 -0.12% +8.71% +27.35%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 6.98% -6.19% -2.25% +2.79%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 254,280 +0.51% +9.70% +3.53%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 50.14% -0.62% -0.92% +23.00%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 239,169 +0.14% +3.16% +66.06%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,348,659 +0.46% -1.69% -12.61%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,785,453 +0.26% +4.17% +25.11%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 47 -2.08% -11.32% -38.16%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 1,305,044 +17.32% +168.02% +476.05%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store 128,633 -9.31% +3.93% +22.99%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 9.86% -22.69% -61.23% -78.65%

 
 

eBay‘s reported number of listings is now removing suppressed listings and I’m now unable to find a way to add those back in to their total so from now on we’re going to go with their reported number. I know they are suppressing listings from this number because a prominent comic dealer (NK) had their reported figure drop substantially. They are known for listing multiple copies of the same book in a lot of different grades. A search in their store for Action 687 returns four results but, there is a small notation in their eBay store that they actually have 48 results for that search. I do not see a way to display all 48 results, though. Naturally, with a different method of calculating their number of listings being used, our numbers are going to show some major swings over last month.

Atomic Avenue: The number of unique available issues on this platform has surpassed a quarter million. That’s an incredible selection of books! And, we are currently stocking over 50% of those unique books. After they changed their seller metrics eight years ago (in 2014), their number of listings plummeted. Finally, this month, they’ve surpassed their 2014 number of listings. Onwards and upwards from here, hopefully!

Comic Collector Live: The number of stores has dropped by over 35% in the past five years.

HipComic‘s number of listings has had strong growth and this past month, they added nearly 200,000 listings. They’re up over 450% in the past five years.






June 8, 2022

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #141 June 2022

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , , — cyberspace steve @ 1:12 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 Comic Books, Manga & Memorabilia section 6,800,000 +43.83% +23.36% +91.95%
Cyberspace Comics listings 145,642 +1.87% +15.58% +38.32%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.14% -29.08% -6.47% -27.89%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 294,215 +1.50% +29.28% +78.48%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.33% -29.42% +4.76% -6.95%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,324,640 -9.39% +122.30% +21.71%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 19.48% -37.00% +80.20% -36.59%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 94,424
My current eBay feedback (total): 214,874
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,714,180 -0.51% +0.68% +18.21%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 127,642 +0.24% +9.34% +26.98%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.44% +0.76% +8.55% +7.45%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 252,982 +0.09% +5.43% +3.96%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 50.45% +0.15% +3.71% +22.14%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 238,828 +0.13% +3.69% +67.82%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,342,529 +0.36% -1.69% -13.35%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,778,170 +0.28% +4.41% +25.20%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 48 +0.00% -9.43% -37.66%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 1,112,336 -3.59% +133.87% +354.38%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store 141,845 +4.57% +12.77% +36.17%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 12.75% +8.44% -51.79% -70.03%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings were being under-reported last month (I suspected that suppressed listings weren’t counted in their published number). I was able to find another link that could uncover what I believe the true number is. This number is only slightly lower than the previous number reported two months ago.

Atomic Avenue: The number of unique available issues on this platform has surpassed a quarter million. That’s an incredible selection of books! And, we are currently stocking over 50% of those unique books.

Comic Collector Live: The number of stores has dropped by over 35% in the past five years.

HipComic‘s number of listings have had strong growth. They’re up over 350% in the past five years.






May 11, 2022

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #140 May 2022

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 Comic Books, Manga & Memorabilia section 4,727,902 -31.10% -7.07% +28.11%
Cyberspace Comics listings 142,962 -0.22% +9.5% +35.95%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 3.02% +44.68% +17.66% +6.10%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 289,863 +4.58% +36.53% +69.11%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 6.13% +51.75% +47.02% +32.13%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,461,869 -9.79% n/a +30.90%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 30.92% +30.91% +2.18%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 93,635
My current eBay feedback (total): 220,204
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,722,983 +0.37% +2.18% +20.15%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 127,331 -0.13% +8.54% +26.85%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.39% -0.54% +6.18% +5.57%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 252,752 +0.24% +5.79% +4.38%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 50.38% -0.38% +2.60% +21.54%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 238,520 +0.16% +4.18% +70.55%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,337,770 -2.09% -2.33% -14.18%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,770,283 +0.30% +4.53% +25.28%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 48 +0.00% -14.29% -42.17%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 1,153,729 +4.93% +150.82% +352.56%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store 135,642 +2.00% +4.96% +30.33%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 11.76% -2.76% -58.16% -71.20%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings has tumbled this month. I suspect it may be because they’re not showing suppressed listings or some other type of glitch. This is the number that they’re currently publishing but my intuition is saying this figure is inaccurate.

Atomic Avenue: The number of unique available issues on this platform has surpassed a quarter million. That’s an incredible selection of books! And, we are currently stocking over 50% of those unique books.

Comic Collector Live: The number of stores has dropped by over 40% in the past five years.

HipComic‘s number of listings have had strong growth in the past year. We’re still struggling with their sync problems so we’re short about 10,000 listings this month again.






April 13, 2022

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #139 April 2022

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 6,861,751 +3.13% +56.87% +86.98%
Cyberspace Comics listings 143,278 +1.45% +8.09% +35.40%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.09% -1.51% -31.09% -27.50%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 277,178 +4.90% +63.64% +83.01%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.04% +1.75% +4.38% -2.19%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,620,466 +2.56% -6.68% +46.75%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 23.62% -0.56% -40.51% -21.52%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 92,713
My current eBay feedback (total): 210,585
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,716,687 -0.11% +3.29% +20.87%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 127,497 +1.23% +7.74% +27.29%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.43% +1.32% +4.31% +5.35%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 252,142 +0.65% +5.16% +4.63%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 50.57% +0.57% +2.11% +21.64%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 238,147 +0.19% +4.84% +71.56%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,366,376 +0.26% -2.16% -12.80%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,761,972 +0.35% +4.81% +25.59%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 48 -2.04% -18.64% -46.67%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 1,099,564 +2.50% +141.28% +392.31%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store 132,977 +7.31% +1.53% +26.87%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 12.09% +4.71% -57.92% -74.23%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings has hit an all-new high!

Atomic Avenue: The number of unique available issues on this platform has surpassed a quarter million.

Comic Collector Live: The number of stores has dropped by over 45% in the past five years.

HipComic‘s number of listings have had strong growth in the past year. We’re still struggling with their sync problems so we’re short about 10,000 listings this month.






March 9, 2022

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #138 March 2022

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , , — cyberspace steve @ 1:57 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 6,653,256 +5.93% +33.00% +84.63%
Cyberspace Comics listings 141,233 +0.23% +5.36% +35.19%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.12% -5.23% -20.79% -26.80%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 264,230 +5.59% +27.69% +88.94%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 3.97% -0.22% -4.07% +2.36%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,580,012 +5.54% +0.95% +52.27%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 23.75% -0.39% -24.10% -17.54%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 91,805
My current eBay feedback (total): 215,337
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,718,607 +0.89% +3.31% +19.15%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 125,954 +0.17% +5.33% +27.40%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.33% -0.69% +1.93% +6.99%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 250,510 +0.54% +4.84% +4.71%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 50.28% -0.38% +0.46% +21.68%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 237,702 +0.18% +5.94% +73.05%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,362,782 +0.25% -2.97% -14.12%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,752,234 +0.32% +4.95% +26.08%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 49 +4.26% -14.04% -46.15%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 1,072,786 +0.29% +137.40% +429.22%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 123,914 -5.26% -6.29% +19.89%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 11.55% -5.55% -60.52% -77.35%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings has hit an all-new high!

Atomic Avenue: The number of unique available issues on this platform has surpassed a quarter million.

Comic Collector Live: The number of stores has dropped by over 45% in the past five years.

HipComic‘s number of listings have had strong growth in the past year. We’re still struggling with their sync problems so we’re short about 20,000 listings this month.






February 9, 2022

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #137 February 2022

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 6,280,577 +3.21% +8.94% +80.75%
Cyberspace Comics listings 140,914 +1.22% +4.75% +37.34%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.24% -2.02% -3.71% -23.94%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 250,248 +1.43% +5.69% +89.36%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 3.98% -1.62% -3.05% +4.85%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,497,036 +5.05% +1.26% +48.36%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 23.84% +1.78% -7.04% -17.92%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 90,835
My current eBay feedback (total): 212,932
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,703,497 -1.26% +2.04% +18.46%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 125,745 +0.71% +4.85% +28.53%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.38% +1.96% +2.81% +8.55%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 249,170 +0.20% +4.58% +4.84%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 50.47% +0.51% +0.27% +22.61%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 237,278 +0.24% +6.80% +73.62%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,359,362 -0.44% -3.41% -14.02%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,743,437 +0.33% +5.22% +26.45%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 47 +4.44% -20.34% -48.35%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 1,069,682 -0.04% +140.01% +417.96%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 130,794 +16.05% -1.29% +28.79%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 12.23% +16.12% -58.87% -75.14%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings has hit an all-new high!

Atomic Avenue: The number of unique available issues on this platform is about to pass a quarter million.

Comic Collector Live: The number of stores has dropped by nearly 50% in the past five years.

HipComic‘s number of listings have had strong growth in the past year. We’ve nearly overcome the sync problems that we’ve been struggling with over the past few months. This has led to a near complete restoral of our listings on this platform.






January 12, 2022

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #136 January 2022

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 6,085,265 -1.10% +4.90% +69.60%
Cyberspace Comics listings 139,219 +0.44% +2.53% +35.67%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.29% +1.68% -2.23% -20.01%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 246,727 -4.13% +5.84% +67.39%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.05% -3.00% +0.86% -1.35%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,425,009 +0.99% +2.94% +44.22%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 23.42% +2.13% -1.86% -14.97%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 90,031
My current eBay feedback (total): 210,812
My positive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,725,186 +0.43% +4.23% +25.03%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 124,864 +0.69% +3.54% +28.53%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.24% +0.25% -0.72% +2.81%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 2.71% +38.27% -41.47% -74.60%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 248,673 +0.95% +4.70% +5.46%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 50.21% -0.25% -1.10% +21.87%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 236,712 +0.14% +7.39% +74.12%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,365,334 -0.73% -2.93% -15.60%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,734,292 +0.39% +5.49% +26.65%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 45 -2.17% -23.73% -52.13%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 1,070,085 +9.66% +101.07% +421.24%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 112,708 +193.49% -15.68% +11.04%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 10.53% +167.33% -58.07% -78.70%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings continue to remain above 6 million!

Atomic Avenue: Our percentage of the total number of orders has dropped off sharply since we began implementing a high-dollar minimum order. This has helped prevent “hot” issues from selling out to speculators without purchases of more common stock. We now have available, in stock, half of every single comic listed on this marketplace.

Comic Collector Live: The number of stores has dropped by over 50% in the past five years.

HipComic‘s number of listings have had strong growth in the past year. Unfortunately, syncing problems are still persistent, although we’ve gained back a good portion of them since last month.






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