What's new in Comic Collector for Windows?
September is getting closer, so time for an update about our upcoming collaboration with CovrPrice for comic values. But first, a quick summary:
CLZ / CovrPrice: What’s it all about?
CLZ and CovrPrice are going to work together, which will give you comic values from CovrPrice (for both raw and graded comics), right there in your favorite CLZ comic cataloging tool (CLZ Comics, Comic Connect or Comic Collector).
To get access to these comic values from CovrPrice, 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).
You will also need an active subscription to your CLZ app or software. A grandfathered account will not suffice.
August 11 status update:
ETA: development and content work is on schedule, and we are currently aiming for late/end September!
CovrPrice: Condition Based values for raw comics!
On the CovrPrice side, the main focus has been on their new Condition-Based value system for raw comics. Which went live yesterday!
Instead of showing a single, combined FMV for all raw comics of a specific comic, COVRPRICE now shows you the FMV for raw comics based on their condition! With their 7 raw comic condition ranges, you’ll have a much more accurate estimate for all your raw comics.
For the full story about the new system for raw values, read this week’s CovrPrice newsletter here.
At the same time, the CovrPrice developers are implementing the API that CLZ will use to retrieve comic values. CP and CLZ developers are collaborating to work out all the details. We are expecting to do the first test API calls next week!
CLZ: Matching, matching, matching!
On the CLZ side, the web-developers are creating the server side code that is going to “talk” with the CovrPrice API. The CLZ mobile developers have already done all the required changes for the CLZ Comics mobile app v8.0. Just needs testing and tweaking.
We are going to finalize the Comic Connect and Comic Collector software soon.
And then there is the huge database matching project: at the CLZ HQ, we are matching up the CovrPrice database with the CLZ Core comic database. That is, we are linking each specific issue and variant in the CP database with the corresponding issue in the CLZ database. A huge project, as these are two huge databases. So we focussed on the most popular series and ongoing series first and moved on from there.
We are doing our best to provide excellent value coverage for your collection at launch, with coverage improving further in the months after we go live.
Wanna give COVRPRICE a try? – $4 discount on your first month!
Just use this coupon code: CLZ2022
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 13 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!