Selling Cards to an Online Store?
Posted on Sept. 18, 2018, 6:20 a.m. by Replayced
I was wondering if anyone could give me some feedback on selling cards to an online store. I have recently hit a rough time with my income (industry is down, hours cut in half). To help ease the crunch I'm considering selling my dual lands and maybe other cards.
I've never sold to an online store before and not sure how it all goes down. If anyone has done this please let me know how your experience was. I'm looking mainly at how easy the transaction was, how fair the price was and how fast the payment was received after they received to cards. Thanks for any info you can provide
Replayced i have sold to both TCG and channel fireball. Both times the payments went through quickly, i did receive store credit however. Ive never done a direct deposit payment. Heres my gripe, basically, you submit your cards, then you submit card card conditions. Channel fireball only allows you to select NM, while tcg allows all cards that are not damaged. After you send your cards the company “grades” them, you need to prepare to have your higher end cards (most of the time) graded a grade below what you submitted them as. I have had numerous problems with both buyers on this front, and they wont let you argue; they will either allow to accept payment or have the cards sent back. So beware of that. I understand your time crunch but if you can sell on here or at a local game store I would stongly reccomend that outside of an online buyer. For example, i had an all foil eldrazi tron deck built and i had it valued at about 1200 bucks, i submitted the list (all my cards were nm mind you) they responded with their “grades” and offered me 750 dollars. I then took the deck to a tournament with buyers there and i got about 1000 dollars for the deck. So take that for what its worth. I hope this helps you and wish you luck! Feel free to reach out and ask me any other questions i may have missed
September 18, 2018 6:47 a.m.
I sold a bunch of EDH cards a while back and the biggest surprise to me was how much buylist prices varried from store to store ... it's definitely worth it to shop around. I ended up going with CardKingdom (partly because they have a well-deserved reputation for being super-fast). But I looked at TCGplayer, Star City Games, Channel Fireball, and my favorite LGS too, and they all could have been better with just slightly different collections.
September 18, 2018 8:54 a.m.
Also, try to sell directly at first to trusted members on TO. Lots of people, myself included, have a long history of trading on TO without issue and I've bought cards here lots of times without issue. If you're selling here, you'll likely get more than buylist prices. Just don't sell it to just anyone.
September 18, 2018 9:51 a.m.
Arvail brings up a really good point. Selling cards yourself is (much) slower but you'll make (much) more money.
I sold a bunch of sealed product through TCGplayer. Setting up a seller account is easy and the money's great, even after paying shipping costs. Ebay and The Trading Post forum here on T/O are great options too.
September 18, 2018 10:05 a.m.
Thanks for the info everyone (I forgot how to tag people, its been a few years since I've posted). I tried my local LGS but they are tiny and couldn't afford to pay out that much at once. I've traded here in that past but its been a while and I dont know anyone. I will post them up tonight when I wake up and see how it goes. I'll use the online stores as my last resort. I'm really hoping work fixes its shit so I dont have to sell. I've had them for 23 years, and its destroying my soul just thinking about selling them.
September 18, 2018 11:42 a.m.
Hey there! Like the others said, this is a great place to sell cards. the Facebook groups might even be better. Id check out the Facebook high end group.
As far as buylists go, I’ve use channel fireball, scg, and card kingdom multiple times. I’m with clayperce and would highly r highly recommend CK out of all of those. They are the best. Always super friendly and customer first oriented. I have had mediocre to poor experiences selling cards to the other big 2. Good luck!!