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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%!






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.






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