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Selling Variants

edited March 2013 in On The Road
Those of you that have had incentive variant covers of your work, how do you sell these at shows alongside the regular cover? Cover price or bagged and boarded at some multiple of cover?

Assume the creator can order them at 1:1 regardless of the retailer ratio.

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  • I charge more. How much more depends on how much I think I can get and how much I think is fair. I never bag and board anything, though.
  • Ok. How do you price tag a floppy without a bag & board?

    Is $10 too much?
  • I think I charged 10 for the strawberry shortcake variant cover. It was exceptionally rare.
  • I don't have any left, but when I did have them I sold them for more.  The price varied, but I always kept it separated from the regular comics (in plastic). I recall putting a *not for sale* label on it once and you would not believe how many people said they'd buy it anyway.

    I still have 2 copies left... which I am not selling.
  • Nice! Did it work?
  • I only had five. All sold.
  • Hmm.

    People would pay $10 for a sweet Guy Davis variant. It's all about the sales pitch. Always be closing.
  • "Not For Sale" sounds like a great sales tactic. :)
  • the next con I table at, I'm going to put a not for sale sign on everything and see what happens.




    no, not really.
  • Ok. How do you price tag a floppy without a bag & board?

    Is $10 too much?
    I go "That's fifteen bucks" when they look at it. I don't price tag anything. I maybe should, but I've done way better than expected at conventions already, so I dunno how much it hurts. Crucially, I can't fucking get them into bags without destroying about half of them.

    Ten is probably fine. I charged fifteen for Luther Strode first issue first prints when they were running low, and nobody minded.
  • edited March 2013
    Oops... I had to delete this comment because my information changed.

    In short... no new Five Weapons variant cover after all.
  • Justin, you upcharged books at the con table? Ballsy!
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