I have an Uncanny X-Men collection that numbers 242 issues. It includes issues six issues before #94, as well as #94, #101, and other notable issues. It has a continuous run from Issue #126-#402.
I tried to price this using an online comic price guide. The end result was $2441.10.
On one hand, that seems quite possible. I have seen many back issues in comic stores that cost over $10 each.
On the other hand, that's a lot of money for someone to pay for comic books.
I am trying to determine a fair price to help a new online friend work with me to purchase this collection. The cost I listed is more than he expected to pay and I can understand why. Ultimately, it comes down to what someone is willing to pay for them but, for the sake of discussion...
What advice, considerations, or comments might help both of us come to a fair price for this collection?
The things I'd take into consideration are:
1. How well do I know the person? Case in point, if my best bud LJ wanted a run I own & I was willing to see it. I'd take into account how much the person will really care for the comics & enjoy reading them like I did.
2. Are you hard up for $$? If you are? Get the highest amount you can get! If not, I'd work with him to meet in the middle on a price. Something fair for both parties.
With these two things in mind. I know my pal LJ would not only love the book like I once did, he would probably love them even more. I also know that he's not the richest guy & has a lot on him plate so I would drop the price to a fair $1500ish. But that's just me.
I would want my book's going to a good home, somewhere they are going to be loved & passed on to someone else who might really want to enjoy them. That to me is more important than the cash. I already spent the $$ to get em & with comics....you NEVER make your money back.
Don't know if that helps at all but that's what I would do.