I got a flyer yesterday for Ollie's that says they are selling a $500,000 trade paperback buyout at only $2.99 each. The ad shows a couple of Deadpool titles and an Avengers, but says it includes DC titles. Selection will vary by store.
It's a mixture of comics but mostly marvel and dc at different prices. Price is probably good if you buy singles for youself not to resell. The selection at this store near me has had them for quite awhile may have been a year or longer. Probably cause mainly no one wants to go through them unsorted and a mess mixed in with other books. Even have single comics in a bag you know overstock those aint cheap ollies says it is but really not. You can usually buy these at less than 1 each book that's inside the bag ollies wants 1 or more per book inside the bag.
I'm usually with someone in that store but i can never find anything i usually point out saying that's not cheap or not a discount esspecially the dvds. Many dvds they can be had for 1-2 elsewhere or less theirs are more. Candles are the same price as any place else. Have appliances now but it's bent and dent only, i see same bent and dent elsewhere same price or less; they are comparing to no dent full retail no one sells dents for full retail. Many other items. You can find better deals at Big Lots and much better dvd movies to pick from.
I was at an Ollie's for the first time a couple of months ago and they had a large table filled with Marvel and DC trade paperbacks with various prices. As I recall they were all less than half the cover price. I was tempted to purchase several, but limited myself just to the one book I really wanted. This ad reads "$2.99", not "$2.99 and up", so it may be a clearance of what they have left on hand to make room for a new shipment.
I'm going to be near the location tomorrow, so I'm going to check it out. It can't hurt to look.
Sorry, Sid, there were many Marvel and DC titles, but surprisingly I don't recall any GL. If you are still interested in the hb Hal Jordan Legacy, shoot me a list of what you have to trade.
Although the Ollie's ad read only "$2.99", there were less than five titles priced at only $2.99. I got a Deadpool tpb for that price, and two other inexpensive titles.
I took two books that weren't priced to the counter. The cashier called for a price check, but after waiting a minute or two she didn't get an answer. She finally pointed to the ones I had purchased and said, "I'm just going to ring it up as one of these". I pointed to the $2.99 Deadpool and said, "Use that one". She did. For $2.99 she sold me a hardback of Original Sin: Who Shot the Watcher which had a cover price of $75.
Few GL in this store but it varies on location. They will send whatever they want to each store even if one set doesn't sell. Same as walmart does, in one example wii sells like crazy in this location but no wiis arrived; in other location overstocked and they don't sell there. Higher ups don't care just shrug their shoulders or head movements (i've seen this before).
Tony in the beginning that's what they had them on, on a table in middle of aisle after awhile they moved them to mix them with the regular books. Trades are probably fair priced but other comics/books are not. Might be a few regular books ok priced but most are not.
That's a steal for the 75 book. I never saw that book here all comics here under 10 - 15. Probably most expensive i saw was hardcover batman that reprint 1940s comics. Several 'new 52' dc comics collected issues among them. Can't remember the rest. I think it'd be worth to look through at your store if you like trades but don't expect any that can resell or nice cashier that was just luck Tony had. I only ever seen that kind of service at a dollar store but not any more.
Do you still sell online Tony? I would try Mercari if you haven't already; much better than ebay in my opinion. If you want a invite let me know, if you sign up under someone you will get 10.00 credit. It's legit i used it before only it's more now than when i signed up. If you list 5 items you can pick out something from many things for free whether you items sell or not, i got mine if they still do that.
This store had a nice selection and the prices were very reasonable if that was the title you were looking for. I recall seeing at least three Harley Quinn books, several JLA related titles, Batman and Detective titles, various Avengers, Hawkeye, Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, Catwoman, etc. They were piled on a table with more books on shelves under the table. Many were still shrinkwrapped. Apparently they had bundles of regular comics, but many of them had been opened and the comics were everywhere.
In addition to the books previously mentioned, I got two Justice League (New 52) books - Throne of Atlantis and The Grid - for $3.99 each and Batman Noir: Eduardo Risso HC (2013 DC) The Deluxe Edition for $5.99.
The Batman Noir and Original Sin books were the only copies of those titles I found. It looked like they were pricing at about 25% of the MSRP. I took the Original Sin book to the counter because I was interested in it. I'm not sure if I'm going to keep it or try to sell it.
I haven't tried any of the selling apps yet, but I may look into it soon. I've been trying to sell some items for a friend whose husband died last year and for our church. I've done reasonable well with CL, but some of the larger, higher priced items have been hard to move.
I vouch for craigslist too if in a area where it's active, a city in bold otherwise not much good. It's hit and miss in the nashville cl. Apps i forget their name i didn't do nothing with at all i think they are for certain areas that really use it. TN is not one. Don't let the media scare you to use craigslist or other site to meet up, meet in a public place at a regular business time not in the dark or bring someone with you; remember some items must have to meet at someones house. Also it's easy to meet somewhere where they are cameras. Stay away from people who seem to act stupid or shady on email or phone. If uncomfortable and still want the deal, just meet at a police station when it's open could even ask a cop to monitor.
I started including the statement "lowball offers and messages that say only "do you still have the item" will be ignored.
I've had three attempts in the last two months to get me to fall for the "I'll send you the money and someone will pick it up for me" scam.
My biggest problem with CL so far is people making appointments and then not showing up. This has happened way too often.
I think i had 1 or 2 no show but i have not used cl in long time. Those statements don't do any good and i notice sometimes those statements or similiar turn people off. It's not all scam i've mailed money order before and got the item shipped and vice versa but most people won't do that there. Scam for sure if they offer over the amount you ask for. You will lose some people if you don't put a phone number down they just won't email for some reason.
I know I'm risking losing sales over the way I handle my ads and responses to e-mails, but I really don't care. I believe that if the person is serious they'll do it my way.
That should be true but you know how some people are their way or no way. Always someone out there to ruin something for someone. Not just cl everything.