Anime Roundtable v2.0 Digest #6 – September 11 2020

With it being the 19th anniversary of 9/11, Mike begins the episode by telling the story of a close friend’s close call.

Kevin asked Mike to do his version of a masterclass on the fine art of selling second hand anime and manga merchandise (6:51). And Mike, needing some selling tips, readily agrees. So here’s a quick rundown of the points in his lesson

12:50 – Patience

13:55 – Do an annual or semi-annual “spark joy” inventory

15:25 – Using cloud services like google drive to both catalog and advertise

17:20 – Take all your merchandise photos at once

20:35 – Consider Reddit as well as eBay as a place to sell

24:05 – Is a rerelease of the title forthcoming? Use that to maximize value

27:50 – Other online sites

31:35 – PayPal and currency conversions

36:58 – It’s overwhelming starting off, but just do it and learn along the way

42:35 – On selling mulitple volumes of the same title

47:55 – Shipping, both conventional and alternative methods

55:12 – Conclusion

Eventually towards the end of the class, we go off on a tangent on how productively we have spent the pandemic, with Mike saying he’s completely wasted it (50:19)

Then we look back on Angela’s return and look ahead to future episodes on things like this year’s virtual edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (1:00:49), and memories of Ready Player One (1:10:10)

Also points for any listener who can make out Kevin’s niece in the background

Mike Nicolas, Kevin Ng, and Mohamed Sharmarke

Links of Interest

Reddit: Mangaswap

Reddit: Gamesale

Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul – Screening Information

TIFF: Under the Open Sky

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