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An Ode to the Dollar Bin

Every comic book fan loves the dollar bin at their local comic shop. The dollar bin promises all of the thrills of collecting- the smell of old comics, the nostalgia of seeing those toss-aways from years past (which may have turned into valuable keys all of the sudden), the opportunity to pick up a book you've never read, or a book you know should have read.

And every now and then, you find a treasure: a key book, a book you've needed for a complete run, the book that you know you can flip to a friend- and all it costs as a dollar.

The promise of the dollar bin is what keeps us stopping into a new store when we travel, or the neighborhood store when we pick up our pull list. And that's why we've started this website.

Straight from the Source

This site takes the extensive comicra information housed at Comics.org, and makes it available in a site for collectors, by collectors. The Dollar Bin allows the collector to catalog new and old issues alike, with links that let you go down every comic rabbit hole you'd like.

Catalogue your Books

Feel free to use this site to catalog your own collection. We hope the interface is intuitive, and we hope that as an early user, you can easily add issues to your own virtual longboxes.

Sell your Books, Hassle-free

If you have issues you want to offer up for purchase, we've added the ability to mark a book as For Sale, to be listed on our marketplace page. Other users can see books you have for sale, and message you for more details. We don't make anything off of the sale- it's up to our users to work it out. We think this will allow users to buy and sell at the best prices available to each (and to that end, we don't take any repsonsibility for the quality of the transaction).

What's it Worth?

Every collector deals with the question: what's it worth? We are working hard to find out- our site retrieves prices for lots of series already, and we are always adding more. In each issue in your collection, click the "Update Prices" button to get the lastest average pricing trends for your books. Update your purchase price to see how much a book has gained in value. Filter your pricing chart by grade (as a numerical value), book format (raw or slabbed- we don't differentiate between CGC, CBCS, or PGX currently), to see drill down into your exact book's real worth. If you'd like to sample the pricing on books that we haven't yet started tracking, send an email to our staff to get the series added into our pricing model.