Funko is a company that makes pop culture collectibles, it is best known for its licensed vinyl figurines and bobbleheads, called Funko Pops. These are often figures from well-known movies, TV shows, and franchises, such as Harry Potter, Stranger Things, and Marvel.
It’s products are collected by fans from all over the word and as such are valued, just like Beanie Babies!
If you have some Funko Pops, you could sell them for some quick cash.
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Where to Sell Funko Pops Near Me & Online
Here are the best marketplaces to sell Funko Pops for cash online and near you.
A lot of people recommend Reddit as a good place to sell Funko Pops. One subreddit called r/funkoswap is one of the best places.
One person in this Reddit thread says:
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- “r/funkoswap and ebay were my best resources. Sold almost 300 pops in a little less than a year.”
Another place that has a good market for Funko Pops is eBay.
It’s free to list items for sale on there too!
If you list more than 250 items per month, you will start paying a $0.35 insertion fee per listing. If your Funko Pops sell, eBay will charge you a final value fee, which for most categories is 12.9% of the sale price or lower, plus $0.30 per order.
When researching the best places to sell Funko Pops, Mercari was mentioned a lot. Lots of people who’re looking to purchase Pops visit Mercari. So, this can be a great place to list them for sale.
A person on this Reddit thread recommends the site, saying:
- “I sell on Mercari, they take 10% off the top for each sale, but there’s a large group looking at Pops.” (This quote was from a couple of years back, and Mercari no longer charges that high a fee).
Once at item sells on Mercari, you will have to pay a fee of 2.9% plus $0.30 payment processing fee.
7 Bucks A Pop will buy your Funko Pops. Now, this is a good option if you are looking to sell Funko Pops in bulk rather than individually.
To sell to the company, you will need to have:
- 75 or more Pops
- Have some higher end Pops ($100 or more) mixed in.
- The pops need to have been stored in a smoke-free environment.
All you need to do is complete the form on the website linked above, and the company will get back to you. Then, you can ship your Funko Pops to the company. Payment is sent to your PayPal account.
Sell2BBNovelties.com is a good place to sell Funko Pops online.
It buys a TON of different Funko products, such as POP Vinyl Figures, Wacky Wobblers Bobble heads, Plushies, Mopeez, Reaction Super 7, Pens, Dorbz, Mystery Minis Plastic Figures and more.
On the site linked above, you will find information about the Funko products that it is currently buying and the prices it is paying for them.
To sell through the site, your Funko items must be:
- In new condition
- In clean packaging, so no crushing, bending, marks, or price stickers
- New, in original packaging (if applicable)
You have two options to sell Funko to Sell2BBNovelties.com:
- View the individual listing prices for each Funko figure and add the ones that you want to sell to your basket.
- Sell your collection in bulk at a flat price without looking each one up one at a time.
Sell2BBNovelties.com will pay the shipping charge if your order is over $30 by sending you a pre-paid shipping label. There are no selling fees.
BuyBackWorld is a legit site to sell Funko Pop items. The company is accredited by the Better Business Bureau where it has an A+ rating. On Trustpilot, BuyBackWorld has 4.4 stars, which is an “Excellent” rating.
You can get a quote for your items, and then if you accept the quote, you can ship them to the company.
Shipping is free, which is great!
You can get paid within 2 business days. You can get paid by check or PayPal.
With Facebook Marketplace, you can buy and sell stuff locally, including Funko Pops.
It’s free to list items for sale on there.
If you do want to ship your items, rather than selling your Pops to people nearby, then you can do so. But, you will need to sell as a shop and pay a selling fee of 5% per shipment or a flat fee of $0.40 for shipments of $8 or less.
If you just want to sell Funko Pops locally though, you don’t have to pay any fees.
8. Pawn shops
You could consider selling your Pops to a local pawn shop. It’s good for getting money fast, as they usually pay you on the spot.
You don’t always get the best price at pawn shops though because they want to make a profit, so they’ll generally offer you a lower price than what your items are worth.
9. Consignment stores
If you have a consignment store near you, consider selling your Funko Pops there.
Call a few consignment stores near you and ask if they would be willing to sell your Funko Pops. Take your items into the store, and if the store wants to sell your Funko Pops, it will quote you a price. If you accept the offer, then your Funko Pops will be placed in the store for sale.
When your Funko Pops sell, you get paid. The downside to consignment stores though is that they take a commission. This can be anywhere from 20% to 40% (or even more than that) of the amount your Funko Pops sell for. And, some stores even charge a fee if your item doesn’t sell.
Each consignment store sets its own rules and policies on the selling process and what commission it takes, so ask about rules and commission rates at your local consignment stores.
Like Facebook Marketplace, OfferUp is a website where you can buy and sell stuff locally. You can sell to people locally and meetup in person. No fees are charged for local sales where you don’t ship items. So, if you want to sell Funko Pops without fees, OfferUp is a good option.
OfferUp does also give you the option to ship items to people. Sellers have to pay a fee of at least $1.99 or 12.9% of the sale price when shipped items sell.
You could list your Funko Pops for sale on Craiglist. It’s a good way to sell Funko Pops locally. It’s free to list items for sale on Craigslist and it doesn’t charge any commission either. So, you get to keep 100% of the profits!
12. Thrift stores
If you have a thrift store or a few thrift stores in your town or city, then call them and ask them if they would be willing to purchase your Funko Pops.
Since thrift stores are known for their low prices, they don’t always offer you the best price for your items. However, they often pay you on the spot.
5miles is a website and app where you can buy and sell stuff locally, including prom dresses. It’s free to list items for sale on there, and you can set your own prices as well.
VarageSale is like an online garage sale. It’s a website where you can buy and sell stuff locally. You could list your Funko Pops for sale on there and sell to people locally. It’s free to list items for sale on VarageSale.
15. Yard sale
Yard sales may seem a little old-fashioned compared to some of the other options on the list, like selling on eBay, but they can work well. With yard sales, you can tap into a market of people who don’t do much shopping online and prefer to shop in-person instead. Yard sales also allow you to earn cash on the spot, and you can set your own prices as well.
The downside to yard sales though is that people are often there to find bargains. This means you might not always get great value for your Funko Pops.
Bonus Tip: Become an Official Funko Reseller
If you’re just looking to get rid of your personal collection of Funko Pops to make a little extra cash, then this isn’t the tip for you. But, if you want to start a business where you sell Funko Pops, then you may want to consider being an official Funko Pop reseller.
This can be a good side hustle or even full-time business.
To do this you will need to be a retailer with a verifiable brick and mortar location, or your own active online selling site. Also, there’s a minimum opening order of $2,500 in Funko products that is required.
Learn more about becoming an official Funko Pop reseller here.
Tips for Selling Funko Pops
Okay, so now you know where to sell your Funko Pops, here are some tips for success!
Know the value of your collection
You want to make sure that you don’t get lowballed or that you’re not overcharging for your Funko Pops either. That’s why it’s important that you know the value of your Pops. You need to know the approximate prices for your Pops based on their condition and current market price.
Pop Price Guide is a good website to visit if you want to know the price of your Pops. Simply enter the name of the Pop you have, and you will be able to see its current market value.
Set realistic prices for your items
Sure, you want to sell your Pops for a decent amount, but you also want to sell them for an amount that is realistic.
FunkyPriceGuide.com is a website that can help you out when you’re listing your Funko Pops for sale on a website like eBay or Mercari.
The site tracks sold listings of Funko Pops on eBay. This can show you how much collectors are willing to pay, which helps you to set fair prices for your Pops.
If you are getting a quote from a company like 7 Bucks A Pop or BuyBackWorld, then knowing the market value like I said above is a good starting point. Then you can consider if the offer they are giving you is realistic.
On this Reddit thread, people are discussing what percentage you can expect to get when selling Funko Pops to local stores. One user says:
- “Yea 30 percent is probably going to be the most common thing you’ll hear from shops. Most shops near me will give 60% for higher end valued pops. Don’t expect much back If you’re trying to offload a huge collection. If you want max value sell them in small bundles or individually on ebay offer up or mercari.”
So, it seems like you may be able to get more for your collection by listing them for sale on sites like eBay and Mercari.
List your items for sale on multiple platforms
It can be a good idea to list your Funko Pops for sale on multiple platforms. This selling trick can help you to get sales faster, as you’ll get more eyes on your listings.
Set a minimum price you’ll sell your Funko Pops for
It’s important to set a minimum price that you’ll sell your Funko Pops for.
Then, don’t go any lower than this price.
Buyers may negotiate with you on pricing and websites will give you quotes. If think a price you get from a buyer on eBay or a quote you get from a site like BuyBackWorld, is too low, then don’t be afraid to decline it.
Know the absolute lowest price you’re willing to accept, and then don’t go below it.
As you can see, there are a few good places to sell Funko Pops, you just have to find out which marketplace is the best for you and what you have to find the best place to sell your Funko Pops for the most money!