How to purchase ‘Superhero’ comic books in Ireland
Irish comics shop owner John Rafferty says he is selling a number of comics he’s made in the past few years on eBay.
He has sold three of his own, including ‘The New Mutants’, the last of which has just been released in UK comics shops.
Mr Rafferts collection of ‘Superman’ comics, released in 2016, has sold for €9,999, up from €8,500.
However, he said he has not had the time to buy a “big” amount of comics for the past year.
He said: “I’ve been doing this for four years now, I’ve got three or four new books to sell and that’s it.”
I’ve got to buy everything for the next year or so, so I’m hoping that I can sell the remaining comics, but I haven’t been able to.
“He said he’s selling a range of superhero books and has already sold “Avengers” comic books from Marvel, which are expected to be available in the UK soon.
Mr John said he had started selling his comics online at a couple of different places in recent months.”
We were at one point selling everything, it was all done on eBay and Amazon, and I was sold on that,” he said.”
Now, I’m selling on eBay, but if I want to buy the bigger stuff, I’ll go to Amazon, because they have a bigger selection.
“He explained that he sold a lot of comics online, but he’s still “very much a comic book shop guy”.”
I don’t want to be selling everything,” he explained.”
But if I can, I’d love to do it for the money I make.
“That’s a hobby that I’ve been wanting to do for a while, and if it works out, it would be fantastic.”
Mr Raberts collection is one of a number he’s been selling online.
“If I can do it, I want people to do that too.”
They’re all good, I love buying them, but they’re not cheap.
“Mr John explained that when he first started selling comics online he was paid about €200 per day for each comic he sold.
He told The Irish Press that he was now selling about €800 per day, with his average selling price being €3,000.
However he said that it’s not all selling at a high rate.”
The first week, it could be a little bit lower than that.
But the second week it went up to a couple hundred per day,” he told The Independent.”
When I went to my salesperson last week, he was selling three of them, and that was the first time I’d ever done that.