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Donating comics to charity

Post by MLP* on Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:13 am

I have a large collection of comics (must be well over a thousand by now). Probably half and half between 2000AD and US comics.

Being a lazy bastard I can't be bothered to drag them out of cupboards, catalogue them and then start listing them on Ebay. I'd rather offload the whole lot in one go by donating them to charity.
I believe that there are specialist charity shops dealing in comic books although Google does not seem to offer any which are close to me (Basingstoke UK.)

I've considered maybe donating to a school or children's hospital but the problem is most of them are "mature readers."

Anyone got any experience of this kind of thing could give me a few pointers ?

(Once they're all gone I'm considering switching to digital comics to prevent it happening again. Seems daft to buy all these comics, read them once, then stick them in a box never to be seen again !)

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Re: Donating comics to charity

Post by GBF on Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:11 pm

I'll think you'll end up regretting giving away all that stuff. I know I did...keep them. Keep them ALL.

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Re: Donating comics to charity

Post by MLP* on Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:12 pm

GBF wrote:I'll think you'll end up regretting giving away all that stuff. I know I did...keep them. Keep them ALL.

If I do, I think my house might explode. Wink

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Re: Donating comics to charity

Post by tony ingram on Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:28 am

I know there's at least one specialist auction site i've come across in the last few months which does this, but I can't locate it right now. I think, though, that there's a way of actually offering the whole lot as a collection on ebay without payin g a huge insertion fee if you elect to donate all or part of the profits to charity. There used to be, at any rate...

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Re: Donating comics to charity

Post by Mbast1 on Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:13 pm

MLP* wrote:Anyone got any experience of this kind of thing could give me a few pointers ?

I live in the US, so this might not translate directly, but I have given a few long boxes full to local libraries. Of course, you have to make sure they understand what is good for "kids" and what is better for older teens, but I've been back to those branch libraries and they do put some of them out. It's been a few years, but I still see some of the ones I gave being read. Kinda cool.

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Re: Donating comics to charity

Post by Mbast1 on Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:14 pm

GBF wrote:I'll think you'll end up regretting giving away all that stuff. I know I did...keep them. Keep them ALL.

I've had this happen, plenty. Selling/giving away things I wanted later, but it's a risk you take. There's just too much I know I'll never read again for me to make space.

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Re: Donating comics to charity

Post by tony ingram on Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:19 pm

Mbast1 wrote:
GBF wrote:I'll think you'll end up regretting giving away all that stuff. I know I did...keep them. Keep them ALL.

I've had this happen, plenty. Selling/giving away things I wanted later, but it's a risk you take. There's just too much I know I'll never read again for me to make space.
I find it helps if you just get rid of furniture instead. Comic boxes make good tables.

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