One day and four hours to go on this quite remarkable eBay listing. Four million comic books with a Buy It Now price of $240,000 for the lot. And they're also throwing in twenty pallets of trade paperbacks and ten pallets of toys for a quick sale.
In a week where two single comic books have sold for a million dollars and more each, this is the furthest end of that spectrum where, for a quarter of the price of the first appearance of Batman, you can buy more comics than it would be possible to read in a lifetime. Although odds are there will be quite a lot of repeat issues….
The seller, Torpedo Comics, is known for buying comics in bulk, breaking them down, classifying them and selling them individually. The listing states that;
Unlike other bulk auctions, this collection comes pre-graded! The initial sort we had to do when the original amount of product arrived at our warehouse was ridiculous. We had to hire 12 workers to work for six months to break down the initial purchase. The original stock arrived in cruddy boxes and in no order. We had to complete a 5-step sorting and grading process to bring order from chaos. We are in the process of restructuring our warehouse at the moment and that includes a lot of space-saving techniques – the main one being, the quick sale of bulk. This collection is not "junk" that we did not even look at, rather its is extra inventory that was taken directly out of our deep stock warehouse. You get to benefit from all our hard work.
Not only that but astonishingly the seller is offering free shipping worldwide, itself costing thousands. Storage? Yeah, you're hoing to have to provide that yourself…