Rules for Sellers


Selling your comics on Atomic Avenue is easy. Posting, or revising your postings is little more than clicking a button in ComicBase, and when you receive an order, youíve already been paid, and you'll receive payment for all your shipped orders each week. It falls on you to deliver to the buyer what he has bought. In order to continue selling on Atomic Avenue, we require all our sellers to abide by the following rules:

  1. All items must be as specified in your listing and accurately graded. Buyers have the right to return items not in the specified condition (and many of our buyers are exacting on grading), so make sure each comic that ships is in the specified condition. The Atomic Avenue site includes a Comic Book Grading Guide and a Grading Wizard to help you with grading, as well as to help buyers understand grades. If you donít have time to review near-new comics for miniscule defects, we recommend you use the List VF and NM comics as condition ďVF-NMĒ option in selling. If you have comics that would need to be individually graded, and you donít have the time to do so, you may also sell your comics as ungraded, which is a "grade" you can select in ComicBase. If, as you pull the books you've sold and notice they are not as advertised, you may regrade (and reprice) purchased comics, or cancel misgraded comics from an order before you ship it. Buyers must accept or cancel regraded comics before you can ship them. If comics are in a better grade than advertised, you may not use price a comic up from its advertised price (though you have the option to cancel such books off an order).
  2. Purchases must be shipped out and marked as shipped within 2 business days of the order. Check your email frequently, as well as your account screen when using the system. We include enough in the shipping cost to cover the cost of delivery confirmation within the U.S., so take advantage of this so both you and the buyer can be assured of the shipmentís progress. If a domestic buyer claims an order was never delivered, we cannot pay you for the order unless we have proof of delivery. Do not mark an item as shipped until you have shipped it.
  3. Ship all items in a way that they will arrive in the same condition they were shipped in. Package all orders in a box or with cardboard as stiffener so comics are not damaged in transit. When appropriate, use comic bags and backing boards.
  4. Ship items via the method specified by the buyer. Be aware Priority Flat-Rate shipping may be the most economical option.
  5. We allow our sellers to determine their own return policies, but be as accommodating as you can in accepting returns. Whether or not the problem was your fault, itíll be easier to resell a comic than it will be to placate a buyer who is unhappy with his purchase. You may post your return/exchange policy in the Personal Information section in your profile to avoid misunderstandings. If you do run across a particularly problematic buyer, you may always reject future business from him when processing his return.

We want to make Atomic Avenue a safe place for buyers and sellers. While we understand problems happen, if you violate these rules, the administrator will issue a demerit for each violation. Each user rating of 1 will also give you -1 in your rank points, and affect your rating. If you receive 2 demerits or -1 rating, we will remove your items from sale and ban you from selling on Atomic Avenue. In cases of fraud, such as marking unshipped orders as shipped, we will ban you immediately.


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