What's new in Comic Collector for Windows?
Great news for all users of our comic cataloging tools:
We can finally reveal which 3rd party we are going to work with for the upcoming solutions for comic values!
We are proud and excited to announce that our new partner for comic values is….:
>> COVRPRICE !!!
Yes, CLZ and COVRPRICE are going to work together, to provide you with the internet’s most reliable and up-to-date comic values, right there in your favorite comic cataloging tool!
This also means we can finally answer your most common questions:
- Will it only provide values for graded comics or for raw comics too?
- What will it cost?
1. COVRPRICE gives you values for BOTH graded and raw comics!
CovrPrice not only provides values for your graded comics, but they also provide reliable fair market value (FMV) averages for your raw comics!
And… even better news: they are currently upgrading their value system for raw comics, so that they can soon offer more exact raw values based on 7 different estimated grade “buckets”. This improved raw value system should be live within a month!
2. The costs will be US $6.95 per month or US $60 per year
(see below for a $4 discount code if you want to give it a try)
To get the values in your CLZ software or app, you will need a subscription to the CovrPrice “UNLIMITED” plan, which is US $6.95 per month or, when paid yearly, US $60 per year ($5/month).
Of course, you will only need one COVRPRICE subscription to get values in all your CLZ comic tools (e.g. in CLZ Comics AND Comic Connect). You also need active subscriptions for your CLZ tools, that is, a grandfathered account will not suffice.
3. ETA ????
The good news is: we actually started implementation! Up till now, it has been mostly talking and negotiating. But with the agreement now final and signed, both parties have started implementation!
On the COVRPRICE side, a new senior back-end developer has been hired and their dev team is now working on their new back-end, the new system for raw values and on the API that CLZ will be using.
On the CLZ side, Sven has spent the past few weeks to develop a new CMS tool for linking our Core comic entries to the corresponding COVRPRICE entries. The tool has been able to link up a large part of the database by barcode.
The rest will have to be done manually, as a joint effort by CLZ and COVRPRICE content managers. This will be a huge job, so we hired TWO new CLZ content managers to help us! (CLZ Justin has started today and CLZ Bastiaan will start on July 1)
As for the ETA: we are currently aiming for release in Sept 2022.
Wanna give COVRPRICE a try? – $4 discount on your first month!
Just use this coupon code: CLZ2022 (expires on July 10th)
Follow the instructions below for the Promo!
1) Go to https://covrprice.com/ and sign up for the Free 10 Day trial
This will make you a BASIC (free) CovrPrice member, then…
2) After you’ve created a COVRPRICE account, click here for 30 days of Unlimited Membership for only $2.99 (coupon code: CLZ2022):
After 30 days your account will automatically revert to the $6.95/month account.
IMPORTANT: please note that this is a trial of the CovrPrice.com website, so that you can research comics and check out their value system. You will not get values in your CLZ software yet, neither will the CovrPrice.com site automagically list your database.
For the latest news: Join the “CLZ Comics” group on Facebook
To stay up-to-date on the collaboration with COVRPRICE, I recommend that you join our “CLZ Comics” group on Facebook. Just do a Facebook search for “CLZ Comics” or use this direct link. After visiting the group page, click the “Join” button to join.
With over 11 thousand members, the group is very active and has grown to be:
- the best place to hear the latest news about the CLZ comic tools, straight from me and my fellow CLZ team members
- a great source of tips and trick for using the app, including CLZ 101 videos by our own support guy AJ
- the best place to ask questions about using the app, always quickly answered by other group members or by someone from CLZ
- a fun forum to discuss comics in general, to tell about your latest purchases, to show off your collection, etc…
Looking forward to welcome you in the FB group soon!