Has anyone tried the Shortboxed app to sell slabbed comics. I gave it a try and it take less than a minute to post an item. All you have to do is take a picture of CGC bar code, the front and back of the book and give it a price. No description is necessary.
Looks like it managed to raise $2.1m of seed capital for the app and Dinesh Shamdasani (former CEO of Valiant Entertainment) is one of the investors.
Very niche market place. They better expand or I can’t see them surviving for too long with all the other competition with eBay and Mercari, etc. Seems nice to just scan the barcode to list something for ease of use but selling and buying of only slabs is severely limiting your overall audience.
Yes they think they are going to beat out eBay with a bunch of overpriced slabs that can be found on eBay cheaper. Good luck Dinesh.
If its anything like Bad Idea comics I dont see it going anywhere.
I have bought a few slabs off there…was pretty easy to make an offer, and then you just wait to see if they accept or it expires. Never sold anything though.
There is10% seller fees which is slightly lower than ebay 12.5% fee. However the only benefit I see is the speed to posting an item.
I always hated listing things on eBay, it was tedious. Now that I sell on Mercari, it’s much more streamlined and faster. I can list most things within a minute or so.
Just purchased this book…been waiting years for it to show up on eBay in 9.6 or higher…when it has its gone for $$$$.
I’ve also been watching raws for years and haven’t seen a 9.8 candidate until the other day and it was snapped up before I looked at the listing.
So just happened to try out shortboxed…and there one was for $175. Had a 10% off Black Friday coupon but made a bestie for $150. Which was accepted!
You can see what the most recent sales have been (9.8 and 9.4). The 9.6 was a few years ago…it does not come up for sale in 9.6 and above very often. I passed on the 9.4 sale in August.
Another grail off my list!
Bonus was its CBCS…but I’ll have to send it in for a re-slab as it’s the older case.