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July 8, 2020

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #119 July 2020

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , , — cyberspace steve @ 10:28 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 5,427,168 +2.21% +24.25% +91.04%
Cyberspace Comics listings 129,455 -1.92% +4.54% +71.21%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.39% -4.20% -16.01% -10.33%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 243,297 +2.45% +14.56% +145.77%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.48% +0.29% -7.76% +28.82%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,574,634 +5.76% +39.83%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 29.01% +3.47% +12.54%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 77,236
My current eBay feedback (total): 175,153
My postive eBay feedback score: 100%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,583,948 -4.93% +0.42% +26.13%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 118,317 -0.61% +2.77% +53.45%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.47% +4.62% +2.33% +21.66%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 6.31% +99.68% +11.09% -12.85%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 232,060 -0.22% +2.12%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 50.99% -0.38% +0.64%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 211,249 +0.55% +19.14% +110.30%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,432,495 +0.25% -2.78%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,529,752 +0.58% +4.24%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 58 +0.00% -7.94%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 510,555 +50.72% +11.79%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 129,379 -0.01% +6.79%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 25.34% -33.66% -4.48%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 277,881 -7.88% +57.93%
Number of listings in the Cyberspace Comics Bonanza storefront section 80,982 -3.47%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Bonanza 29.14% +4.79%

 
 

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

Atomic Avenue: This marketplace is stagnant. Its number of listings grew by less than 0.50% in the past year.

Comic Collector Live: Membership is up nearly 20% in the past year.

HipComic‘s number of listings grew by 50% now that Newkadia reopened on there.

Bonanza‘s number of listings have increased greatly since we started listing on there this year. Up over 55% in one year!






June 10, 2020

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #118 June 2020

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 5,309,609 -0.88% +17.69% +84.31%
Cyberspace Comics listings 131,985 -1.34% +8.51% +68.23%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.49% -0.57% -7.93% -8.61%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 237,470 +0.76% +13.39% +105.88%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.47% +1.65% -3.61% +11.81%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,488,882 +7.92% +52.50%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 28.04% +8.86% +29.58%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 76,450
My current eBay feedback (total): 173,196
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,666,159 -0.53% +6.16% +37.06%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 119,038 -1.20% +4.91% +56.48%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.14% -0.63% -1.18% +14.13%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 3.16% -15.05% -47.51% -55.43%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 232,573 -0.29% +3.14%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 51.18% -0.92% +1.72%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 210,088 +1.00% +20.21% +111.00%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,428,980 -1.64% -3.45%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,515,212 +0.50% +4.08%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 58 -1.69% -7.94%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 338,735 -32.08% -28.13%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 129,394 -1.34% +8.79%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 38.20% +45.24% +51.40%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 301,656 -1.40% +64.10%
Number of listings in the Cyberspace Comics Bonanza storefront section 83,890 -3.24%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Bonanza 27.81% -1.87%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings are extremely high. With comic shops closed and comic conventions and flea markets not expected to return for some time, comic buyers have turned to eBay in droves. This is evident with the items sold metric. I can began following this metric in February 2016 and it has never been this high before.

Atomic Avenue: This marketplace’s number of listings grew by 6% in the past year. I reopened our storefront on this marketplace on May 8th.

Comic Collector Live: CCL’s number of stores increased to 58. The number of comics listed on this marketplace continues to drop due to a large increase in the number of items sold there.

HipComic‘s number of listings shrunk by over 30% from last month. I suspect this is due to a loss in Newkadia’s listings (they only have 196 posted there, currently).

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






May 13, 2020

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #117 May 2020

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Tags: , , , , — cyberspace steve @ 7:14 pm

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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 5,356,580 +12.15% +22.44% +65.15%
Cyberspace Comics listings 133,784 -2.04% +11.73% +71.14%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay 2.50% -12.67% -8.51% +3.63%
Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions 235,673 -7.96% +8.50% +94.42%
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction 4.40% -17.92% -11.48% +17.95%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section (90 days) 1,379,645 +17.38% +41.28%
Number of listings sold in eBay’s comics section divided by current listings 25.76% +4.66% +15.39%


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

My current eBay feedback (unique): 75,633
My current eBay feedback (total): 170,742
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.9%

one month change one year change five year change
Listings on Atomic Avenue 1,675,093 +1.03% +7.44% +43.13%
Listings in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue 120,487 -1.53% +8.73% +59.41%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue 7.19% -2.54% +1.17% +11.34%
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders 3.72% -56.44% -47.68% -14.09%
Number of unique issues on Atomic Avenue 233,239 -0.08% +4.01%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of unique issues on AtomicAvenue 51.66% -1.45% +4.55%


Total number of comics listed on Atomic Avenue
one month change one year change five year change
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive 208,013 +1.03% +21.19% +109.68%
Number of items for sale on ComicCollectorLive 1,452,802 -0.52% -2.09%
Number of items sold on ComicCollectorLive 2,502,801 +0.56% +3.94%
Number of stores open on ComicCollectorLive 59 +5.36% -13.24%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in HipComic’s Comic Books section 498,737 +0.25% +8.00%
Number of those listings that are in the Cyberspace Comics HipComic store: 131,158 -2.43% +12.06%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on HipComic 26.30% -2.67% +3.74%
one month change one year change five year change
Number of listings in Bonanza’s Comics section 305,941 +0.30% +71.95%
Number of listings in the Cyberspace Comics Bonanza storefront section 86,695 -3.92%
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on Bonanza 28.34% -4.20%

 
 

eBay‘s number of listings has bounced back … with a vengeance. With comic shops closed and comic conventions and flea markets not expected to return for some time, comic buyers have turned to eBay in droves. Since I started monitoring the number of listings sold in February 2016, NEVER has the number been as high as this month.

Atomic Avenue: This marketplace’s number of listings grew by nearly 7.50% in the past year. I had to put the store on vacation half-way through April because I couldn’t keep up with orders on all of my marketplaces since my staff was reduced from 6 to 1. Currently, I have one employee with me and we’re now alternating shifts so I was able to open this marketplace back up on May 8th.

Comic Collector Live: CCL’s number of stores increased to 59. The number of comics listed on this marketplace dropped sharply from last month due to a large increase in the number of items sold there.

HipComic‘s number of listings grew by 8% in the past year.

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






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