I wrote earlier about selling the last of my comic collection. Today I am mailing out the last set. I tried multiple ways of selling including going to a local comic swap, posting the entire collection on Craigslist and finally putting the books in 6-10 book lots and selling them on eBay. The swap netted me about $80, though I practically gave some great books away. I got one nibble from Craigslist to buy the collection (700 books) for $400. That is a steal at about $0.57 per books that sell for $3-4 not to mention older collectables worth many times more. In the end, selling on eBay after all the fees, I netted slightly more with a whole lot more hassle.
I was asked if I was at least a little sad to be selling the collection I had worked so hard to put together. At first it was a littler hard, but it got a lot easier as I stared at the stack of boxes I had no intention of opening. Whatever I might have lost in the buying and selling process I made up for by enjoying the books I had, getting a little money back and gain a lot more space.