We have a complain about CCL thread so I thought I would start a topic on why I (and you) like the site.
I like Comic Collector Live for a number of reasons.
For one, the database is incredible
. Try going on any other site and finding a specific comic. It is so much easier to locate a certain issue here than anywhere else. If I were to search for G. I. Combat #15 on CCL I would find this:
Search for that on feeBay and you might come up with this:
Secondly, there is actually a Community here. I know the Forums are not as vibrant as they were a few years ago but there is still a sense of camaraderie by and large. Sure, you get some skirmishes, but for the most part the people here are respectful, opinionated, reasonably intelligent and supportive of other Members.
Third, the economics of the site seem to be pretty good. It is inexpensive to be a Seller so it elicits a lower price point. Which attracts Buyers. More sales equals more money for the site. A win-win-win all around. feeBay could learn from this.
There's more but I will end with this. For the most part, Sellers here have a better idea of what they have and what condition it is in. Search for a comic featuring Peter Parker's alter ego on the four letter site and you could find results with the following spelling:
etc, etc, etc...
Over there you are restricted by the limitations of the Seller. Bad spelling, incorrect identification, poor grading and it is near impossible to find what you are looking for. There is no structure in place that is better than the one provided by Comic Collector Live in my humble opinion.
Grading is another issue. Here, you are required to list a grade. Now, your interpretation of Very Good may be different than mine but at least you specified a condition. Here is an actual example I just saw on eBay.
LASH LARUE WESTERN #8 1950 FAWCETT HIGH GRADE Overall, Solid mid to higher grade copy in my opinion. But you decide for yourself. It is a solid, sharp flat copy. There is some corner wear, slight edge wear and some minor spine stress. Staple are clean and tight. The back cover has a 1/2 tear toward the middle left. Should be visible in scan. There is also a slightly ragged bindery cut visible on the bottom left back cover and back pages. Definitely a dull blade. It is minor but present. Page quality is off white to slightly tanning toward bottom of pages. The worst defect is the year 1950 written in the L. Again, you decide the grade. Still a very sharp copy of one of the better Westerns. Yes. The book is complete. Please ask questions.
The Seller is asking the Buyer to grade the comic. Unbelievable.
To sum it up, I love Comic Collector Live and I am looking forward to the future with this company and expanding my presence here.
This thread is for compliments only, if you wish to complain about CCL please post on the already established Complaint thread.